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Old 11-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #736
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Edamame

Wednesday I went out for asian food for lunch. Crispy vegetable spring rolls, Edamame, and Sesame chicken. YUM!
I was so tempted to keep a pod and pull out a bean and draw a face on it and bring it home for Landon
We love Memeshiba!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #737
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Little Bean Dogs! one a day trivia lalala

Hai. I gets it now!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #738
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Hey Rockcat - sorry about the ads.
At least if you watched the English subtitled ones, you got to see all 20 mameshiba videos, ad-free!

Thank you, that was awesome. Unlike your riding video's I never felt like I was going to crash...
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #739
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Reflections of a trail, well done.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #740
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from the Oddballs and Other Roadside Attractions with Your Bike thread



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Old 11-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #741
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So, next time you're out on the road you'll be leaving hybrid safety-cone-mameshibas near the trailside, now?

I'm not crafty at all, so I have no idea what such an offspring might look like.
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Say W H A T GISdood?
Like my little guy. (Captured at Tea Kettle Junction DV 2012) Sorta mameshibish.

Enjoying every post Littlewan. You are almost to our neck of the woods.
-and who knew hippos had pink sweat.
Awesome.
Hi guys,
I hadn't thought about a cone/bean hybrid, but PinkPillion is right - it would probably be similar to her little guy!



Still so glad you got him before they threw out all the tea kettles!
(Yep, we're slowly making our way towards Cali. We thought of you...)




Oh, here's an orange mameshiba -




This one's wearing a swimming pool floaty ring - it gives him that cone look...







Hmmm. I'll have to work on that. Coneyshiba! (Mameconey?)


Anyway, great idea GISdood! Thanks!
Heh, that reminds me -
I saw this the other day...





It was something about Shatner being the Mooseking of Canada...







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Wednesday I went out for asian food for lunch. Crispy vegetable spring rolls, Edamame, and Sesame chicken. YUM!
I was so tempted to keep a pod and pull out a bean and draw a face on it and bring it home for Landon
We love Memeshiba!!
Aw, you and Landon are so cute! I still crack up over that story - "dad, I have a secret... OH HAI!"
I haven't made any mameshiba yet (too busy), but I think I'll have to put that on my list.
Landon needs an edamame friend...



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Little Bean Dogs! one a day trivia lalala

Hai. I gets it now!
You m-m-m-m-make me happy, Mameshiba!

I'm so glad you can fully appreciate them now!


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Thank you, that was awesome. Unlike your riding video's I never felt like I was going to crash...



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Reflections of a trail, well done.

Thanks, Rob! I hope you don't get sick of it, I did a bunch more.
I really like that trail.
Hey, have you ever been on crane mtn? I know you've been all over that part of oregon...




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Wann, Oklahoma!

Haha, we've never seen that before.
Matt and I have gone through OK on I-40 a bunch of times, but never been up to Wann.
Next time, we might have to take a detour for the photo op.

Thanks, sion!









Day 52: 8/12/12 continued
Christmas Valley, OR to Ram Horn Campground, CA 306 miles






This is one of those endless days...
I can sum up hundreds of miles of slab with a few pics and a couple sentences,
but when the trail is good...
You get a blow by blow account of every rock.























I recognized this spot...
See that rock with the pink dot? It has a little split... I also marked it in the next photo.






In 2010, Matt was so exhausted after wrestling the bike through the trees, over the snow...
(there was no obvious trail at the time, it was covered in snow and logs)
He had a little crash here. Right onto those big rocks in middle.
The arrow shows the path he was riding...




It was so scary.
Good thing neither he nor the bike got hurt!
We would have been seriously screwed.




The trail had a surprising number of landmarks.
Y'know, considering it's all trees and rocks. Nothing man made.
We remembered this big tree...







Last time, it was sort of hanging there...







I was scared it was going to fall and crush us.







It was really neat to ride this trail again.
And so much easier without the snow!







This is another spot where I have a snow pic...








Looking back the other way, 2010






I wasn’t quite sure this was the right spot, until I checked the rock with the pink dot.
Yep, same rock, opposite direction.








This part - Gah!
It’s steep. I think you can kind of see it in the photo from 2010...
I took this as I was walking up the hill.






But it just doesn’t look that bad, going the other direction.
The GoPro doesn’t capture it very well, but it was no joke.
You can hear us break out the nervous laughter in the video (coming up)







I really had fun finding the same rocks and trees.
With snow...






Without (looking the opposite direction)






With snow...note the fallen tree.






Without (opposite direction).







The schoolbus felt extra wide on this trail.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a lot of the trees closest to the road are missing big chunks of bark!







These rocks looked familiar...






Yep, here they are in 2010!
we had stopped to check out some snow...







Okay. I think that's enough for today. I'm so tired.
Gotta figure out what to do about video, too.




I really enjoy the video we shot, but it might be boring for you guys.
This next one is short, but it’s a nice representation of the trail.


Matt was trying to challenge himself by riding this stuff without putting his foot down at all.
Remember, we’re on the schoolbus with full bags!







OK - no dabsies!
Hey look, right there in the thumbnail, you can see that tree is missing a bunch of bark!
HD for the rocks!









Well, it's friday night - normally you'd get some Mameshiba.
But now that I posted that last batch of sub-titled ones, you guys have seen all the Mameshiba videos.


Except one.










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Old 11-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #742
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That trail looks like so much fun! Doubt I could do it 2 up, but I'd have a blast trying it solo. Not quite single track, difficult enough but nothing too scary. Man, I need to scout out some stuff down here. There's gotta be stuff just like that in the Sierras.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:14 AM   #743
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #744
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Thanks, Rob! I hope you don't get sick of it, I did a bunch more.
I really like that trail.
Hey, have you ever been on crane mtn? I know you've been all over that part of oregon...




No, I don't think I've been there. I seem to gravitate to the High Rock area when I'm up there.

I like the no dab video...gigglers. (puter is fixed, I haz video now.)
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #745
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Nice job....

Cranes Mtn, my kinda stuff.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #746
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Oh Hai!


So, yesterday I was too busy to post.
Was I working? nope.


Riding? nah.


Doing some important adult-type things like paying bills, cleaning, or preparing for the holidays? hell no.










I was making Mameshiba!
Wooo!









This little dog bean is going to be winging his way across the country to live with his new friend in NY.



Hope you like him, Landon!






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No, I don't think I've been there. I seem to gravitate to the High Rock area when I'm up there.

I like the no dab video...gigglers. (puter is fixed, I haz video now.)
Hi Rob!
Yay, you haz video! About frickin’ time.

Hmmm. We’ll have to check out this High Rock that you speak of...




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Cranes Mtn, my kinda stuff.
Hey redog - well, I guess the voice of reason is still broken...
Make rocks your favorite!









Day 52: 8/12/12 continued
Christmas Valley, OR to Ram Horn Campground, CA 306 miles







It’s weird that Crane Mountain looks easy in photos/video.
Because it’s not. At all.


Actually, this was some of the most dangerous riding we did all summer.
More challenging than Black Dragon Wash.
More technical than Lockhart Basin.
More difficult than anything we did in BC.


And it’s not just a short section. This stuff went on and on.


The turns are tight and there are rocks and trees to hit everywhere.
You’ll notice Matt was going a lot slower than usual.
Because you just can't go fast. Not fully loaded.
it’s a tough trail for big bikes.



As far as leg-breaking potential goes, Crane Mtn is right up there with Porcupine Rim.










We stopped here after my foot got whacked on a rock.
I messed up Matt’s “no dabs” game.
Sorry, Big Wanimal...
















Sometimes the trail would open up for a bit...








Then it was back to rocks and trees.







Oh, this snow photo was taken around that part of the trail (see above )







This little pile of rocks doesn’t look like much,
but Matt came close to breaking his leg here.
As we were riding over them, one of the rocks kicked up and knocked his right foot off the peg.
His foot got sucked behind the bike, under the sidebag, just as we started to fall to the right...






If we had fallen over, his twisted right leg would have landed on that rock down there,
with all of our weight on top of it.




Luckily, Matt goosed the throttle and the bike surged ahead.
he was able to get his foot back on the peg - disaster averted!
It was pretty scary, though.
So close.







The trail was beautiful.







And different.







But, so much work on a big bike, 2up.






I have a little video (including the "Ow, my foot!" portions )
When Matt stops and says, "That was nasty..."
he was really thinking, Mother brother! That was close!
(right about 1:07)

HD for the rocks, of course.






There's a lot of talking on this video, and sometimes it's hard to understand.

At one point we're laughing really hard (around 1:20).
Earlier in the video, Matt says "What the hell were we thinking, coming up here in the snow??"
and at 1:20,
I say, "What the hell were we thinking, coming up here without the snow??"



At least the snow made everything look friendlier and softer.
The trail was so much pokier with all the rocks exposed...


(Oh well. I guess you had to be there)






Hey, I know these rocks!







We stopped here last time, to check out the snow ahead.






There’s a marker on this tree, too.
We saw them nailed to various trees along the trail.








This next bit doesn’t look like much either (what is it with this trail and the GoPro?? )
But it was a mess in 2010.







The bike was overheating here in 2010 and we had thought we were going to have to turn around.
It was slick and muddy and nasty.
Hmmm. Even this photo from 2010 doesn’t look bad.
Well, it was.





Matt said the trail would have been easy on his XR650R, but the schoolbus is a handful.
Not that we would have done anything different - I was happy we made it back to Crane Mtn.
We had a lot of fun, and we were glad to ride something challenging...


It just kind of sucks that we need riskier and riskier rides in order to get our jollies.
When we stopped to think about all the "what ifs," we got kind of freaked out.
A broken leg here would have been a lousy way to end a great trip.

Stupid is as stupid does.






But, nevermind that...
We need to get more people up here, to document their rides!
So, you Oregon guys - go up to Crane Mountain and check it out...
Take a friend and a SPOT...







We were done with the rocks now, and onto to the trees.







Again, probably fine on something smaller, but a tight fit for the 990!








Matt thought this was probably more of a quad trail.
Last time, the only tracks we saw were from a quad.







I'll bet they do pretty well with those rocky sections, too.
A lot of the trail is more about picking your way through stuff, not blasting along...
So many things to hit!







Now we were in the sage brush.
OK - there's a little bit of blasting along, here and there...







We stopped at the top and checked out the views.
It was a nice place for some water and a break.







Happy to have all limbs intact!







Looking back the way we came.








Oh, I have a pic of that from last time...







Driver and schoolbus.







Back on the trail...







We still had a long way to go...

More Crane Mtn coming up - the next section is all about trees (and not hitting them)...

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #747
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I love all the pictures of the trail from 2010 and now! It's really cool to see it both snow covered and not snow covered, not to mention in reverse! Glad your limbs are in one piece! I am a member of the cyborg club

We also can't wait for our new friend to come live with us!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #748
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Love the Mameshiba. .
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #749
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Y'all should be a cable tv show!!
Thanks for sharing...
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #750
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wow, fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!
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