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Offline Wild Wizards

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Husband teaching me to wheelie
« on: October 17, 2010, 05:03:15 pm »
My dream is to be able to wheelie like my husband (ok for now I'd settle just to get the front wheel up).  So every weekend (well almost) I do the wife thing and nag  - but nag to go riding....

We have this wonderful quarry on the farm, excellent place to learn to ride in.  So here goes...

Pic 1 - teaching me
Pic 2 - happiness

Ok so might not be very high, but at least it's off the ground.
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 05:12:12 pm »
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 06:14:18 pm »
Looks like you`r in good hands there !
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 06:31:55 pm »
Do I see a Wild Dog quarry riding weekend coming .  :deal:
 

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 06:36:09 pm »
Your husband pisses me off  ???
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 06:45:38 pm »
you are lovely, and your husband wheelies like he was born doing it....lucky girl.. and well done..i only wheely by accident..and then i have to lie down and recover.... ;D

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 08:36:02 pm »
Thank you, Bruce makes it look sooo damn easy. 

Would love someone to take a photo's of us on the KTM 950, yip, he can wheelie that bike with me on as well.  Would make such a cool photo. I love the feeling when he lifts the front wheel. 
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010, 08:40:48 pm »
hm, well, enough of that bedroom talk.....

set up a tripod, a gorilla or such, set your timer....and do some flybys.....there should be one pic you could brag with???....and we'd like to see it please.... ;D

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 08:50:12 pm »
hm, well, enough of that bedroom talk.....

Skerp!  :imaposer:
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2010, 08:25:51 am »
Give me a call next time you go to the quarry and I'll take the shots for you.
 

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2010, 11:24:03 pm »
Hats off to your husband's wheelie skill, but an even bigger hats off to your trust in him!
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2010, 09:45:42 am »
Hats off to your husband's wheelie skill, but an even bigger hats off to your trust in him!

You should actually see them when they are on the KTM950 Adv.

Something unbelievable!! 

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2010, 03:30:46 pm »
Yip, when we were returning from the Dodge City 400 via Thomas River I had the pleasure of watching Bruce and Wild Wizard wheelie past me as we turned onto the tar.  Even cooler was watching Wild Wizard lifting a hand and screaming for joy as they went past.  The man can wheelie and as a team they are really good.
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 10:27:52 am »
He is not called Wheelie West for nothing. He has been doing this since he was a teenager. All that has happened over the years is that his hair disappeared. He wheelied an XT 500 of his dad's so far down the Nahoon dam road when he was 13 that I could not see him any more. Then he came up the road and turned into the farm gate still on the back wheel.
 

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 11:05:35 am »
I wish i could Wheelie too :( but im going to make that Malibu's problem :)   >:D

My husband dropped the clutch on the 950 by mistake this week end and did a wheelie but that was scary as it was NOT controlled!!!!
 

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2010, 08:25:59 pm »

Hell, such kind compliments and memories from IRISH can only mean 1 of 2 things:

a) He wants to by the wife's XR 250, or...

b) He wants another ride on my 950!

Chances of either are not looking too good.  :imaposer:
He is not called Wheelie West for nothing. He has been doing this since he was a teenager. All that has happened over the years is that his hair disappeared. He wheelied an XT 500 of his dad's so far down the Nahoon dam road when he was 13 that I could not see him any more. Then he came up the road and turned into the farm gate still on the back wheel.
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2010, 12:13:54 pm »
Damn, I thought I would at least score a ride on thr XR in the Quarry!!!
 

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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2010, 09:35:55 pm »
Damn, I thought I would at least score a ride on thr XR in the Quarry!!!

I think we must book in for a training week-end  :mwink:
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Re: Husband teaching me to wheelie
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2010, 09:52:41 am »
Damn, I thought I would at least score a ride on thr XR in the Quarry!!!

I think we must book in for a training week-end  :mwink:

Me first.  There are sooo many places to learn. Bruce is always showing me new places to ride, improving my riding skills.  Taking a simple quarry and turning it into a playground.  Sharp turns to avoid riding into the rocks (done that already, still got the bruises), soft sand - have done lots of planting there.  Steep hills to ride down - don't use back brakes.  So much to learn - it's wonderful. 
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