2nd Ride to Pioneer Town (Socal) 4/4/09

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by sito, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Yzlvr

    Yzlvr Been here awhile

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    Yes as all others posted, it was a great ride. Very dusty on most trails, so I had to go to the front=less dust. Dropped my bike two times in the bolder trail and ended up with a broken hand guard. Also my blinker lens decided to eject from my bike, not sure where it happened. Then on the way back after lunch had a rear flat. Dang drywall screw, easy fix thanks to Toast and NW. Great ride!:clap

    Rider914 is a fearless leader, even with Riceless on his tail!
  2. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Sorry we never met up at the gas station but sitting around for 45min with the local wildlife coming by and talking about the bike started to get creepy after the 3rd ex pro dirt racer talked my ear off while clutching his bottle of wild turkey...

    Good times :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh :huh


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  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I figured as much... I got lost and Yzlvr had a flat and slowed us down a bit.
  4. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I may have given you some competition. I had two unplanned departures at speed and a couple more tipovers. As one of the guys on our route put it " You went down more times than "forgotten name of a noted madam" :lol3
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    thanks to all the riders who showed up, my guess is 26. special thanks again to sito....:clap for the epic ride and unbeatable experience.

    let me post my lame pix and get you all FFs primed before the actions shots from the A group start showing up.

    it's a long ride to get to cajon pass so spafxer and i trailered the bikes
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    cruising along the 210, john aka rruugger passed us riding his 640A
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    then my neighbor jon aka riddler990 blew by us
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    we arrived at cajon pass 10 minutes to 8am, and a lot of the guys are waiting or getting ready.
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    marty and sito....long time 9fiddiers
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    jim and tim
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    john and danny, my long time riding buddies and guardian angels....:D
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    in queu
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    the B and C group
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    heading up towards summit valley
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    smooth ride
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    racing against the iron snake
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    on summit valley road
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    FINALLY, DIRT!....:tb :tb :tb :tb :tb :tb :tb :tb :tb
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    the FFs didn' waste any time
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    more coming....:wings
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the perfect day for riding, now i know why others hate socal...:lol3
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    btw, before we hit the real dirt, the FFs could not help themselves and attacked this hill...:lol3
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    this reminds me of the old western cowboy movies...:evil
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    sito wanted to weed out all the wimps so he took us to this deep sandy trail....8(H
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    then we hit a nice smooth dirt road
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    nOOb approved.....:thumb
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    more coming...:rayof
  7. Yzlvr

    Yzlvr Been here awhile

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    Here are some pics of the black diamond trails we took.

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  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    from the dry desert, we rode up to a higher elevation and start seeing pine trees
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    and took a break
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    and put sito :pierce back to work again....:lol3
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    cuz jim's rear got punctured...:kat
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    meantime, what else to do...but b.s.:puke1
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    danny, dave, john and 8)H
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    scorpion prepping his bike for the forthcoming few get-offs...:evil
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    we will see this fire truck again in the next hour....:eek1
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    the duo broke the record by doing the complete fix in 30 minutes... :gdog
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    more coming..:evil
  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    :D :D :evil :D :freaky :eek1 :D :D
  10. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Sito! Great idea! I didn't see you all day but thanks. DSM8/Toast Thanks for the pics & report. Here's how I saw it.

    For me the ride started out about 8 miles from where it would finish. I live near Pioneertown. Met up with one of my old favorite riding buddies and a new favorite at the I-10 and we slabbed it to the meeting spot.

    An Old Favorite Jonz (bad photo sorry)

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    A New Favorite Blt4bja (mucho talent)

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    This would be the last time today that my bike was better suited to the task at hand than their SEs. It was a cold ride too.

    Finally we're at the meeting spot.

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    Waitaminute! :ddog

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    That's better.



    Rider914 led the 1st wave out. He really likes to ride fast. I didn't count inmates at the start but our group got alot smaller in a hurry. He took us on some sweet singletrack. I didn't get any photos of that part cause I was skeert of gettin' left behind! This group was MOVIN' !

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    About the only time I had time to stop for photos was on the........

    :clap JOHN BULL TRAIL:clap

    This trail slowed everybody way down!

    Jonz railin' a corner.

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    Much can be learned from the mistakes of others.:evil

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    And it's just plain ol' fun to watch.

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    The peanut gallery.

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    They weren't too abusive. In fact here's a shot of Jonz cheering Rider914 on with his rendition of THE CHICKEN DANCE.
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    "That was fun, what's next?"

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    This trail is popular with the hardcore Jeepers. None of these guys had been here before on a bike.

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    Duck and PIN IT!

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    Rider914 couldn't figure out why his bike wouldn't go any further. This branch was still attached to the tree.


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    The 950A has the turning radius of an oil tanker.

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    Just over 8000'

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    What this trail needs is a little snow & ice....

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    YZLVR goes around one tree

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    Then just knocks the next one over! :eek1

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    Nowwhat tackled the obstacles with ease

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    Even if he lost his focus.

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    Oh that was the camera...:shog

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    Rider914

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    This photo is really out of focus but I like it so it's in.
    YZLVR yellin" GAS IT! and Wrongway Jonz exploring the undergrowth. :rofl Good Times...

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    Judging from the fresh jeep tracks going under it, this tree must have fallen during Friday's windstorm.

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    My kinda ART :nod

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    Time for the descent into Big Bear basin.

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    This is one of the only shots with Blt4bja in it. He's was always way out ahead of us. Ok man, :gerg If you want you photo taken, you gotta slow down!.....noobs.:ddog

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    Pretty

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    The last section of the JOHN BULL TRAIL

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    Once we were back on the main trail things got fast again so the photography stopped till we got to Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace for lunch.

    We did do a couple of fun offshoot trails but no pix.

    Loadin' up after lunch

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    From there we were joined by Toast and RSC450. We headed to gas on Old Woman Springs Rd. via Pipes Canyon, Gamma Gulch, Road Runner Rut and Hondo Wash.
    In the process we temporarily lost Traveltoad and YZLVR got a flat...twice.
    It's a good thing he did too or I wouldn't have gotten these shots.

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    The last bit of dirt before Gas & Goodbys.

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    At Old Woman Springs everybody went West & I went East

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    This ride was a HOOT and this group made it that much better. Thanks Fellas . Let's Ride! :wave
  11. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I had so much fun my smile muscles are sore! :D
  12. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Me too. :clap :clap :clap

    And my smile muscles must extend down into my shoulders, arms, and other various part of my anatomy cause they're sore too.
  13. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    All: thx for the pix.

    Here some vid.

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  14. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    Jacob!
  15. knlkern

    knlkern Been here awhile

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    Man those big twins do sound angry, Cool!, I feel dirty. :D
    You've got the Flyin' Dust Wipe technique down too! :lol3
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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  17. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Yeah, I don't know who it was... but he was flying!!
  18. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Yes, some kinda GS. I believe it is Slinky11 (Dave?). He said it's only his 2nd time on the bike. Quite impressive to me. He said it's for sale. Maybe it's a magic GS........
  19. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    great vid M....Your bike sounds great....Akro pipes????:clap
  20. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    great reporting so far, guys!:clap