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Old 01-10-2008, 06:14 AM   #16
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A ride thru Calaveras/Felter Rd in Milpitas


Near the Summit of Felter Rd.



After a good healthy dumping of rain, I guess I gotta pay more attention to those shoulders when pulling over for pix

Another trip thru Calaveras to 680/84 04-01-07

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Old 04-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #17
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Got a last minute thumbsup from the wife to go for a ride.........

A Saturday Ride Thru Calaveras Rd

here's a slide show of pix from the ride

some teasers ........









Somebody's left over pieces......


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Old 04-13-2008, 04:34 PM   #18
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That is some good looking riding you have there Manimal! Glad the bike is up and working again!
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:55 AM   #19
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That is some good looking riding you have there Manimal! Glad the bike is up and working again!
Thanks Dan! And thanks to you, my YSR is now a mutt

<edit> Secn8ure (mark) has given my bike a new name. I present to you, Yerbicati (Yamaha/Derbi/Metrakit/Ducati)


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Old 04-14-2008, 09:42 AM   #20
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Got a last minute thumbsup from the wife to go for a ride.........
Looks like you had the road all to yourself.

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Old 04-14-2008, 11:11 AM   #21
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so when r we gonna have the next mini ride so we can add some more pics to this thread !??!?!


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Old 04-14-2008, 12:26 PM   #22
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The point of this post, and hopefully, inspire others to join in the fun, and possibly others to buy a mini for themselves to join in on the fun.
it's working! i want one!!

several weeks ago, i fell in love-at-first-sight with an rs50 at scuderia, but i'm not so sure that that bike is for me. i'm really intrigued with getting a mini sportbike to play with though. they're so freakin' cute!!

i've been perusing old mini-bikes related posts on barf to get some ideas, and am planning to check out the smrrc races on 4/20 in stockton to see what there is to see. if there are any tips/pointers anyone has for me though, i'm listening

..i love my sv650s. is there anything quite like it in the mini-bikey world i might also enjoy? (it would be great/convenient if i could find one i adored that i could use both on city-streets and the track if possible, but not a strict requirement
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:42 PM   #23
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...is there anything quite like it in the mini-bikey world i might also enjoy? (it would be great/convenient if i could find one i adored that i could use both on city-streets and the track if possible, but not a strict requirement
The Aprilia RS50 and Derbi GPR50 are perfect. Sportbike look and both are street legal and are perfect for Stockton. All you need are some good rubber if you want to keep 'em stock Either Dunlop slicks or sticky semi-street tires like the IRCs. Checkout http://www.teamcalamari.com for available options.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:53 PM   #24
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Wait you can legally ride these bikes on the roads? I thought u couldnt.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:12 AM   #25
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Wait you can legally ride these bikes on the roads? I thought u couldnt.
Yup, both bikes are sold as street legal motorcycles (tho' not freeway legal). If you scroll thru my pix within this thread, you'll see a couple of Aprilla RS's, one 72cc, the other 75cc.
Being that you plan to ride Stockton, find a bike that is already set-up for the track....my recommendation. Btw, if I'm not mistaken, I have seen a couple posted here on Barf recently. Lastly, there are plenty of hop-up's for both Derbi and Aprilla

Currently, there seems to be more Aprilla's raced at Stockton than the GPR Derbi. If racing is not your thing and just want to track, that's a prefect option as well. The track will definately help you becoming a better rider Matt (track director) offers a one-on-one to help you get you more acquanted with lines, braking and shift points, as well as proper body positioning. Click on the Stockton/SMRRC info thread for his contact number.

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Old 04-15-2008, 05:39 AM   #26
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Looks like you had the road all to yourself.
Actually, Calaveras saw a lot of action that day. I encountered a 5 cars, and several variations of bikes (mostly Harley's) and a lot of cyclists (travelling opposite of me) during the moments I had stopped to take pix. I just left them out On the way back, I did wave one rider by, as I knew I was planning to make a stop soon for a pic moment. Altho, for the most part, I pretty much felt like I was on my own.

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so when r we gonna have the next mini ride so we can add some more pics to this thread !??!?!


Beleive me, I want to get a ride together with y'all too!!!! It's just that these days, I have to plan around my wife's weekend working hours Only if y'all lived a bit closer to me, so I can call ya on a moments notice of when I do get that green light to go for a ride.

Meanwhile, hang in there and stay tuned

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:10 AM   #27
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Looked like a blast - good to see the bike is running again.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:46 AM   #28
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Mini's Invade SF 05-04-08

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and video footage....courtesy of Kawikz (upon his 05 Zuma)


youtu.be/7WuiDMEVR0w
(leaving Fort Bragg towards Fisherman's Wharf)


youtu.be/fclOzG2K3Dk
(going to and down Lombard St.)


ps, I stickied the thread for others to post highlights of their ride (and a link to their thread). I surely hope I won't be the only one here sharing ride's, pix and vids. By all means, please share and keep the Mini's alive

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Old 05-12-2008, 12:10 PM   #29
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:12 AM   #30
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Solo ride for me yesterday. Fun but i ran out of gas and had to push the monkey for a mile or so. The damn thing sucks more gas then i thought it did.





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