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Old 11-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #16
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The forcast for Saturday,

Partly cloudy.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #17
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I have been discussing possible routes with SGB.

If folks are interested, we could go from Hayak to Lake Keechelus on the FS roads that parallel I-90 on the north side. Then cross to the south side of I -90. There is a nice loop using FS 54 over Stampede pass to Lester, then FS 52 which connects with FS 41 just short of Tacoma pass and back FS 54

Its roughly 55 miles round trip, and takes roughly 3 to 4 hours depending on stops. These are good FS roads suitable for all types of rigs. So far it looks like 5 Urals and 1 BMW rig.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #18
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Looks like I will be making it as well as one other person for sure. Also I have a customer picking up his new R1200GS M72DX sidecar today that may make it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #19
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Looks like I will be making it as well as one other person for sure. Also I have a customer picking up his new R1200GS M72DX sidecar today that may make it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #20
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Pictures, No problem, come take them!
Do we have a count on who all is going?
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #21
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Pictures, No problem, come take them!
Do we have a count on who all is going?
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So far, 7 riders/rigs. Don't know how many monkeys.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #22
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Holy crap! That was awesome. Forget what I said about everything. Not safe, not easy, not good weather. Holy crap!

Will post ride report tonight!

Holy crap!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #23
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Home safe. That was awesome. Thank you all for saving my bacon. Will post pics as soon as I can.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #24
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Howdy All,

Yup totally safe ride, well we did have one fellow go over the side of the mountain but no serious injuries and we managed to recover the rig which had very little damage, come out and play with just be advised we are the type of people your Mom warned you about.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #25
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Home safe. That was awesome. Thank you all for saving my bacon. Will post pics as soon as I can.
Hey Glen,

Buy some lottery tickets, you have been smiled upon. I cant begin to express the relief felt when I saw you standing in the road smiling and waving.


A story in pictures

8 rigs,10 folks

Out on the road

Great view when its clear

OH SHIT, RIDER MISSING, no time for talk I head back up the mountain............

Rigless rider, SAFE............

The rig 30' down an embankment

Surveyingthe situation.

Brush cleared

Setting up the winch and rope puller

Recovery successful.

And it starts right up.


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Old 11-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #26
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My own journey home was not without mishap myself.... After leaving windmill on I-90, Kathy and I picked up a nail in our front tire and spent an hour by the side of the road doing a tube repair. Would have been done a little faster had I not forgotten that the front axle is left hand thread. The re-install took me about 15 minutes of struggle before I remembered it was left hand thread
We had a great time and so glad we all made it home safe.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #27
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Looks like a great time youguys



I really need a Ural...
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:56 PM   #28
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Sorry I couldn't make it today, guys.

V-Strom's a pretty tough rig. I ran mine off the toad a few times and never more that a broken mirror or a scratched fairing.

Who dat with the 1100 rescue rig? Must be Jay, right?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #29
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I am so jealous I was not able to make it. The road from Manchester, CA to Eureka, CA was fantastic today. Cool and sunny. Now 3 days in Eureka before heading home.
Thanks for the pictures and great ride reports. The motorcycle Gods were looking after you today.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:51 PM   #30
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Sorry I couldn't make it today, guys.

V-Strom's a pretty tough rig. I ran mine off the toad a few times and never more that a broken mirror or a scratched fairing.

Who dat with the 1100 rescue rig? Must be Jay, right?
It was an adventure.

It was an amazing piece of luck that the Glen and his rig survived with only a few bumps and scrapes. It was a 45 degree slope, no rocks or trees where he went down, just vine maple, that acted almost like a net.
I was cutting with an ax, and Mr. Cob was using his chain saw while being belayed by rope.

You cant see it in my pictures, but it was actually a 2 pull recovery, Jay with his electric winch, and Daves rope puller tied off to another rig. I steered the rig as it came up, and Glen was pulling me up.

It went fairly smoothly, it was a bit of work to clear a path, and Jay had to do some trouble shooting to get the electric winch working. Hopefully some other folks will post pictures and video.

There was only about an inch of snow, inclines modest ,the roads in decent condition, and most of the rigs were on street tires, I think only Dave and I had more aggressive tires, and Jay was running regular car tires, Nobody was having any issues with traction. Glen has the OE tires on his Storm, and being a new rig pilot, it sounds like he just found the limits of traction for sport tires.



I have a rope puller, but I'm pricing electric winches.
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