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klaus

climber
Aug 14, 2005 - 11:31pm PT
klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 12:18am PT
klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 12:19am PT
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 15, 2005 - 12:20am PT
klaus, get-a-life!
klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 12:29am PT
Hey I'm at work getting paid to do this, double time no less!

klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 12:43am PT


klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 01:00am PT
klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 01:02am PT
Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 15, 2005 - 01:47am PT
Woooo HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric C...you sound like my mother, and if the rumors are true, you dress like her, too.

;)

-Kate.
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 15, 2005 - 02:07am PT
ouchhh..... now that was uncalled for.
I am an avid bike guy. I even race them. But doing stunts an the open street puts people who did not ake to be involved in the hospital.


I do like the superman!

Nothing personel Klaus, must be nice to get paid to post on ST all day.
Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 15, 2005 - 02:23am PT
TR - something is going horribly wrong with the engine of your truck...it is attached to two wheels instead of four!

And EC...I put in the winky smiley. But still...if I could ride a wheelie 90mph on the innerstate I would and I wouldn't feel the first bit bad about having done it, either.

I'd rather ride stunts (ok, not in traffic) and track days than climb El Cap any day of the week, thing is, I'm too light for the riding, so I stick with the climbing.


-Kate.
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 15, 2005 - 04:40am PT
Holdplease2, i was bing a bit sarcastic too.

I think i woild call it a tie between the Captian and a track day. Both exhasting and a kick in the ass!
klaus

climber
Aug 15, 2005 - 05:51am PT
I just got home from a 150 mile ride. It's 2:45am. I was racing some annonymous car at 1am doing 95, well I kinda let him/her keep up. One of my headlights burnt out, good thing my bike has two. Sorry if my posts seem exhaustive, offensive, or gay. I just love riding more than climbing and wanted to share some pics that get me excited. And like I said, I was bored at work today, uh, actually that would be yesterday.

Cheers, ec_klaus
smitty

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Ca
Aug 15, 2005 - 09:46am PT
No worries, klaus. Those photos were awesome. I just saw the superbikes race Laguna Seca back in July. I'm an ex-motocross racer that never had much experience near the pavement. Those guys were incredible.
Ever ride Hwy. 9 or skyline in santa cruz mountains?
jaystone

Trad climber
EDH, Ca
Aug 15, 2005 - 11:09am PT
bmw r1100gs
bmw r1100rtl

Ridden daily for last 9 years. The obvious close calls, but still ticking.

Just rode 400 miles this weekend to climb and go to ozzfest with buddy -- Had to witness Ozzy's last hoorah with BS.

Holdplease2

Trad climber
All over
Aug 15, 2005 - 02:16pm PT
Eric:

90mph is childs play...what, were you racing a hybred? ;)

(kidding, glad you made it home safe...btw, don't 'upgrade' to the R1...)

I raced an audi TT in San Diego one night last year. Both my bike and his car were silver. His pipes sounded really good. (my bike is a piped/chipped/modified V2, so it sounded good, too) After the stop/go light dragging down town, we ended up on some innerstate that runs through town, nobody on the road. (2am ish) I guess we weren't really racing, more like playing. He knew the roads so he chose the route.

Why does this sound like one of those playboy write-ins? "I couldn't believe it was me, I'd never done anything like this before, but there she was..."

By the time we were done my threads were showing all the way around on the rear tire...had to stay in town an extra day to get a new one before firing up Hwy 1 to SF to cut over to the valley.

The days that just about kill you are the ones that make it all worth sticking around for. :)

Eric, get a MF answering machine that works, and lets ride.

-Kate.

PS EC - your message is an important one, though, I ride pretty safe around cars, and will continue to do so until I get that wheelie thing down. ;)
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Aug 24, 2005 - 01:22pm PT
Street bikes are limited to pavement and pavement sucks. Dirt bikes go wherever you point them – anywhere!

Ride Red! Hondas have wings.


’05 CRF 450R
(photo by E. Rasmussen)


’95 CR 500R
coolclimber

Trad climber
toronto,canada
Aug 25, 2005 - 04:17pm PT
hey guys from all the pics guess everyone got the gist of the whole thing . we got riders and we got others who get hurt, so is that the same way you'll think about climbing . me I do both and enjoy both and am still intact .. take care out there folks
noshoesnoshirt

climber
Aug 25, 2005 - 06:40pm PT
I've been thinking about the parallels between riding and free-soloing quite a bit lately. Both are behaviours that bring me incredible highs and act as stress-reducers. The feeling I get way off the deck with only my hands and feet for safety feels a lot like the sensation of tearing up some twisty roads at high speeds; both are situations where one must live fully in the moment and remain totally in control. Both have objective hazards that must be watched for; soloing has loose holds (and down south, wasps), biking has gravelly corners and a million morons in cages trying to kill you.
The best of both worlds was always tossing the shoes and chalk on the bike (BMW F650GS, baby) and zoomin' on out to the crags, the relaxation of the ride perfectly accentuated by the calming effect of getting a bunch of pitches in on perfect S.E. sandstone.
In the decades I've done it I've never had a bad fall free-soloing. I finally met the idiot driver with my name on her SUV a few months back; I'm finally walking, and just now starting to climb again (a bit of roped stuff, but a lot of easy solo).
I also just bought a new bike (F650GS Dakar, baby).
Here's to risk taking. Who wants to live forever?
Spinmaster K-Rove

Trad climber
Stuck Under the Kor Roof
Aug 25, 2005 - 06:56pm PT
I ride a 1994 Honda Shadow 1100 withthe big potato pipes on them that got them sued by Harley. I love it.
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