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Leaving Farley's at 9am for a 9:30 arrival at Alice's followed by the usual favorite routes on the peninsula. Lunch on the coast, possible wheelie clinic in the city afterwards.

This ride is intended to have a quick pace, meaning if you've been on a DML multi-group ride and you weren't in the fast group, this'll be a good ride to skip. That said, this ride is not a rite of passage, egofest or a pissing contest, but a healthy, spirited run that gets your blood pumping a bit. As always, we will ride within our abilities and as conditions allow :angel:, just faster than usual >:D.

Post up if you want in. I'll keep this post updated through the week.

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Tigre
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Enzo
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drivetrain
Itsasickness
Rick T

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DrunkenMonkey
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brother of Enzo
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Farley's: http://www.farleyscoffee.com/ideas/index.html
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

In.

Time to try riding the bike with the suspension (nearly) set up properly.
 
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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

I'm a definite maybe. Daughter's 1st birthdau party is the day before, so...
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

...so you'll be pretty hung over from the rager? :p

DrunkenMonkey said:
I'm a definite maybe. Daughter's 1st birthdau party is the day before, so...
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

I'm needing a venue in which to break in my new tires...and I don't have a speedo right now, so this ride sounds perfect. >:D [laugh]
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

If my bike's back from Desmoto by then, I'm in.
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

In!

Idea: let's meet at MotoJava in SF. Central location, easy to get on the superslab to Alice's, and good coffee. Now if I can convince them to open early enough :)
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

Moto Java sounds fine. Good location, if nothing else.

As an aside -- let's keep safety in-mind on this moree-spirited ride:
-Check tire pressures
-Check brakes
-Check brake lights and turn signals
-Maintain longer following distances on ride

Cheers,
Tiggy
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

Tigre said:
Moto Java sounds fine. Good location, if nothing else.

As an aside -- let's keep safety in-mind on this moree-spirited ride:
-Check tire pressures
-Check brakes
-Check brake lights and turn signals
-Maintain longer following distances on ride

Cheers,
Tiggy
Ouch...I need to get the rear brakes on the S4R done. Not sure what's going on. But I don't exactly have the expertise to pull that off.
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

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Ouch...I need to get the rear brakes on the S4R done. Not sure what's going on. But I don't exactly have the expertise to pull that off.
Rear brakes?? What are those for?

I'm in for DR07! Should be fun.
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

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Rear brakes?? What are those for?
They're for the big victory spin-out at the end of the ride...basically a way for me to celebrate keeping up with you and Tigre [laugh]
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

I'd like to go... but you guys are faaaaaaasssst. ;D
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

I'm thinking of chucking my 208s and getting new tires for the weekend.

Can someone give me a good reco? Based on marketing materials, the Pilot Power 2CT's seem pretty good.
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

I'm really happy with the Dunlop qualifiers I've got on the Duc now. I like them much better than the M3's I had on before.

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

Hmm. That also brings up the question of route. Pescadero and La Honda Rd seem to get covered in Pine Needles during the winter. Anyonw been down there lately?
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

DQ: What is goign on with your rear brake? Not that you should need it much, but you should have a fully functional bike.

Speaking of which, I need to bleed mine. Badly.
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

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DQ: What is goign on with your rear brake? Not that you should need it much, but you should have a fully functional bike.

Speaking of which, I need to bleed mine. Badly.
I think the fluid is boiling, but I also suspect there's something wrong with the pads...which Hattar was supposed to have replaced 1000 miles ago. The pedal is extremely soft, with no braking when the engine is warm and a small amount of braking when it's cold.

Problem is that the rear brakes are impossible to bleed or inspect without taking the rear wheel off. And that's something I'm not comfortable doing. I have to pick up the Supersport this week from Desmoto anyway, so I'll see if they can do the job while I wait.
 

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Re: Winter Death Race 2007, Alice's: Sun, Jan 14th

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I'm really happy with the Dunlop qualifiers I've got on the Duc now. I like them much better than the M3's I had on before.

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Really? Tell me more. I have the M3s on now and they're behaving OK. I haven't tried the qualifiers though. What do they do better?

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Problem is that the rear brakes are impossible to bleed or inspect without taking the rear wheel off. And that's something I'm not comfortable doing. I have to pick up the Supersport this week from Desmoto anyway, so I'll see if they can do the job while I wait.
That seems strange that you'd need to take the wheel off to bleed them. How come?
 
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