Added reply in a thread Des Moines, IA 9/22/2016 9:25 AM

I knew a local could give me some good suggestions! The Hessen Haus and Iowa Taproom also caught my attention via google...any good? I've done some MTB'ing in my day but I'm flying so won't have my bike.

Started new thread Des Moines, IA 9/21/2016 9:31 AM

Heading there for work next wk. Any local vitards have any bar/restaurant recommendations? Any sights I NEED to see while I'm there?

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Added reply in a thread The Hate List 9/18/2016 4:06 PM

I get too frustrated unless I'm half drunk! Things I've learned not to do drunk: fork seals and graphics

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Added reply in a thread 2005 KX 134 confirmed for 2 Stroke Shootout 9/16/2016 9:14 AM

I'll be there! Next Friday can't come soon enough!

Added reply in a thread Best degrees in college? 8/26/2016 11:48 AM

I thought I was good at math until I went into engineering haha. But I took Calc I & 2, differential equations, and "Math Methods" which is like an intro to calc III, linear algebra and other odds and ends. Even though that's only 4 classes, you

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Added reply in a thread Best degrees in college? 8/26/2016 11:25 AM

You can't go wrong with either nursing or engineering salary wise. I'm a mechanical engineer myself and don't regret it a bit, although I definitely struggled through some classes. It was not easy, but when you get a great starting offer and all your ... more »

Added reply in a thread YZ 250 detonation? 7/29/2016 8:08 AM

Looks like most of that damage was from debris but if you look closely around the edge of the head it looks like there may be some pitting from detonation? Either way, 92 octane is too low for that bike. In 2011 they lowered the compression to help with ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lending,renting your bike? 7/28/2016 9:04 AM

I never have other than a few practice laps. I would get the "rent" up front as well as a damage deposit. If he returns the bike in once piece, return the deposit minus the cost of wear parts.

Added reply in a thread Careers? 7/20/2016 9:34 AM

Project Engineer for an industrial refrigeration company. Breweries, chicken plants, cold storage, etc...good times haha.

Added reply in a thread Is the Leatt fad now over ? 1/19/2016 9:59 AM

I've had one of the original leatts for years but when i got my airoh a few months back I started running into issues. Picked up the new atlas and I love it! Got the defender chest protector too and it's a great combo. Lightweight and fair prices for ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cylinder head mounts wont line up after top end rebuild 1/7/2016 5:49 AM

Looks like the could be mistakenly flipped upside down. Are you sure they're right side up? Was your cylinder base gasket a different thickness?

Added reply in a thread Atlas Brace with Airoh? 12/23/2015 8:12 AM

Awesome! I like how the atlas straddles the spine as opposed to my 1st version leatt that would dig into the spine as you described.

Added reply in a thread Atlas Brace with Airoh? 12/23/2015 4:27 AM

Is that what you chimed in for?

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Thanks for the input guys, still sounds like it might be worth trying one on before I bite the bullet.
Added reply in a thread Atlas Brace with Airoh? 12/22/2015 7:52 PM

Bump...anyone!?

Started new thread Atlas Brace with Airoh? 12/22/2015 7:15 AM

Ever since I got my airoh a few months back I haven't been able to wear my leatt as it's just too limiting. Anyone have experience with the atlas/airoh combo? Noticed that's what Anderson is wearing and thought I might give it a shot; the design looks ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Airoh helmets - where to buy? 12/13/2015 5:03 PM

Man, that's a bummer! I thought mine fit pretty true to size. I couldn't find anywhere in the U.S. that had them in stock to begin with so finding a place to exchange it may be difficult.

Added reply in a thread I need to go on a riding escape... help me plan 12/11/2015 5:55 AM

Another vote from me. Just went last wk and had a great time. 2 full size tracks as well as a few turn tracks. Whether you're just riding or training too it's pretty reasonably priced and caters well to true amateurs. As others have said though, I wouldn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ruts and dragging rear brake 12/8/2015 4:13 AM

Anyone have any tips for breaking the habit of dragging the rear brake through the turn? I was at a camp last wk where I realized that's holding me back. I have no consistency between left/right turns because I'm tentative to get my right foot off the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cornering Technique 2 stroke vs 4 stroke 11/18/2015 10:21 AM

Yep, I find that on my yz250 I'm more of a point and shoot type whereas my buddies on 4 strokes probably have a smoother approach. I find it hard to stay in a long, smooth rut with the way the power comes on.

Added reply in a thread Did RC kill off the QNA's? 11/18/2015 8:20 AM

Do you really expect him to get to every question? Sure would be nice for RC if people would refrain from multi paragraph, multi question posts. Ask a single question and take turns like you learned in elementary school...greedy bastards

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