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Bubba last won the day on March 17

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  • Birthday 10/25/1950

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    '09 VStrom 650
    '91 CBR600F2
    '12 KTM 990 SMT

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  1. Bubba

    New to site. Trail/ dual sport

    Fiends? Yikes...
  2. OK, if this is the "Official" Epic Ride name, I might just have to show up even tho I'm too old and crippled to ride that far and I don't even like most of you fucks anyway. Have your people get with my people.
  3. Bubba

    Litespeed Hiwassee Titanium MTB

  4. Bubba

    Litespeed Hiwassee Titanium MTB

    C-to-T (center of crank to top of seat tube) measures 19". I'm gonna be at Vintage Week at Mid-O in July if you're interested. You ain't gonna find Ti this low anywhere!
  5. Bubba

    Litespeed Hiwassee Titanium MTB

    Pauly: Truthfully, I have no idea. I rode it once and it fit me fine--5'11" with a 32" inseam, but you can see there's plenty of space for seat drop. If you're shorter than me you might need to swap for a shorter stem. My gut says--based on riding a lot of miles on a number of different bikes way back in the 80s and 90s--it would prolly be a 17-19" (medium?) but not sure. I can measure the distance C-to-T for you...or give me a clue where to find a frame size mark?
  6. Bubba

    Litespeed Hiwassee Titanium MTB

    Get'cha some vintage iron...well, vintage titanium actually. Bought this early last year from the original owner but haven't ridden--and prolly won't--since I blew my knee out last spring. Litespeed Hiwassee Titanium 26er with top tube cable routing and asymmetric stays, circa mid- to late-90s. Very GC with only minor cosmetic blems; never stored outdoors. Shimano XTR brakes/derailleur, Deore XT crank, LX hubs, Topo stem, RockShox XC30 fork with pre-load adjust/lock-out lever. Rims are straight; IRC Mythos XC tires in fair-good condition; tubes are solid. $135 is cheap for this blast from the past hey-day of MTBing!
  7. Bubba

    Little Shepherd Trail Kentucky

    I led a group from Cinti to Waynesville a few years ago and we rode the western section from 421 east to 2010, which is supposed to be the "paved" section. From the comments I got from the big bike riders on the trip, you'da thunk it WAS gravel.... It is a nice wander in the woods, but I was a bit disappointed in the section we rode, as there weren't the big vistas I was anticipating. Too much vegetation.
  8. Bubba

    2019 Gap Trip.

    Joe: Don't listen to your surgeon so much as you own intuition. Case in point, I was ridin' dirty down in KY in DBNF with some of the 'younger' CCR guys last April. Got into some gnarly single-track, I was already tired (old guy here), fell and tore all the tendons in my right kneecap/patella ( confirmed by MRI). Ortho guy said I had to get into surgery within 7-10 days--only problem was that I was less than 2 weeks out from a planned trip out west with several buds, one from Cinti and one meeting up with in Dallas and a couple more in NM. So I told him to put his knife on hold, headed west and did a 5800 mile trip across west TX, NM, AZ, NV to the Cali border, then split with the western folk and my buddy and I rode back east across southern UT and CO and then home. It wasn't the most comfortable ride I've taken, but with 1200-1600 mg ibuprofen a day and a few cold beers every night, it worked out fine and I had an absolute blast!!! When I got home, it was spring and yard work called--grass cutting and maintenance on 9 acres--and I couldn't take the time off to do the fix plus 4 months rehab, so I never went back to the surgeon. Still have some issues--can't kneel in church very well and don't squat to clean the shower anymore--but I do ok for a 1-legged old guy whose professional sports career was over long time ago....LOL Not advocating you follow my medical advice since you're considerably younger than me and you might want to have some working joints going into your golden years, but if the pain doesn't cause you to curtail mild activities and you feel the knee doesn't create an additional safety issue when riding, I say go for it.
  9. Bubba

    something to make you northern guys jealous.

    Assuming you're using the suction mount. I don't do much video, but I like the helmet mounts for the cam view. Does mean you have a permanent mount plate on your helmet. I think this is on 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZeAwA174KQ
  10. Bubba

    something to make you northern guys jealous.

    Nice run on KY17 from 27 to 467. Some of the smoothest pavement in the NKY area. Don't like the cam mount though--too much of the view is blocked by fairing and dash.
  11. Bubba

    Looking to buy a new toy

    OK. I lied. AFJ is a public group. Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/208309145857886/
  12. Bubba

    Looking to buy a new toy

    This isn't my bike, I don't personally know the seller, no clue if it's a bike on your radar, and I got no dog in the fight, so take it for what it's worth. Posted on the AFJ FB forum, which I believe is a closed forum based in Cincinnati. Seems a bit overpriced from the description, but it's got lots of aftermarket goodies and it's been FS for awhile....you know, make offer/OBO/etc. Still available as it was bumped today. You'll have to join the forum or send the seller a DM on messenger since she's not in my FB circle.
  13. @Danimal Speaking of Panama, have you listened to the recent podcast from Adventure Rider Radio? Interesting episode about Spencer James Conway trying to get thru customs. Just an FYI. Commentary that's applicable is 3:50 thru about 30 min. Last hour is discussion about tires. Almost as good as the OR "Epic Oil Thread"... https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/canoe-west-media/adventure-rider-radio-2/e/60000774?refid=asa&fbclid=IwAR36dy6Q20FR9hwanIWWdms_-047uXbMaydhZLI2i-L7zyFCUOy95XOWCxE&autoplay=true
  14. Bubba

    2019 Gap Trip.

    I'm not gonna tell you anything you prolly don't already know, but the Shinko 705s are pretty much 80:20 and they can be railed just as hard as your skills and lean angle will allow. Not good in anything more technical than 2-track dirt or gravel and useless in mud. The 804/805s are more aggressive and prolly a better choice if you actually want to do both on/off-road. Surprisingly capable in the twisties but don't expect great life out of 'em. Even more capable are the Dunlop D606s but more of a 50:50 tire and not appropriate for the large heavy DS bikes.
  15. Bubba

    Bike naming etiquette.

    If my name was mentioned, they're all lies....all lies.