2013 Plumas Circumnavigator DS

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by pozer, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. pozer

    pozer Been here awhile

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    After getting rained out of a Colorado adventure and an Oregon DS ride I tried something a little closer to home and found just what I was looking for.[​IMG]
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  2. pozer

    pozer Been here awhile

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    There was drama in the camp as this was a GPS only ride and my GPS would not upload the route. This misfortune of mine was soon to be realized as a gift. One of the club's faithful members; Bart, took it upon himself to babysit me for the entire three days journey. This is Barts' sixth time on this dual sport and he is a veteran GPS guru. He made this three day; 400 mile tour through the woods a total pleasure and with the weather cooperating the way it did made it the most enjoyable and epic ride of the year.
    The first day was a little dusty; but that evening it rained just enough to make things perfect. This just doesn't happen like this often. It was one of those one in ten years weather opportunity.[​IMG] [​IMG]
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  3. pozer

    pozer Been here awhile

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    I like to stop and take pictures now and then. This gave Bart a chance to leave me in his dust. There were many lost photo ops. Mainly because I was either having too much fun or I was trying too hard to keep up with Bart. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    ...it has been nice, hasn't it. :evil
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  9. pozer

    pozer Been here awhile

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    Mark; riding the Beta. He joined Bart and I on the second day. His riding buddy; John, hurt his hand during a slight high side spill. He decided to call it quits and rejoin the group at meal and motel stops. Mark and I had it easy;navigation wise. "Just follow Bart". Bart had blue tooth navigation turn by turn; he always knew what was just ahead.[​IMG]
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  12. pozer

    pozer Been here awhile

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    We visited some abandoned copper mines.[​IMG]
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  13. pozer

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    And this abandoned fire lookout station.[​IMG]
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    Above Quincy the next day; Fog in town but above it all was quite a shot. Bart shot this picture of me.[​IMG]
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    pozer Been here awhile

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    And a shot of Bart pointing out certain features about the surrounding landscape.[​IMG]
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    pozer Been here awhile

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    After lunch on the third day Bart offered to take me on some single track that was on the route last year. That ended up being one of the best trails of the ride. Lots of slow, meandering, well groomed, kind and gentle, fall colored, loamy single track; just the way I like it! A great ending to a wonderful ride; Thanks to Bart and the Ironman DS club who by the way got me through one flat tire; a rear brake failure; all my GPS issues and a motel debacle. I guess you could say I was "HIGH MAINTENANCE". FYI Since this ride I've purchased two super heavy duty tubes; one Garmin Montana 650T and a Rekluse clutch. Hopefully I'll be a little more self reliant on my next ride.[​IMG]
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