6 th Annual W M R S Ride, Bishop, CA 7-29-10 thru 8-1-10

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  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    The 6th Annual WMRS Ride here in Bishop, CA

    So do you want to ride to over 13,000 ft? See great vistas and take great pictures? Then this ride is for you!!!!

    DO NOT SEND ME ANY MONEY, THIS IS A " UN RALLY ". YOU WILL PAY FOR CAMPING AND DINNER YOURSELF.

    DO NOT CALL THE CAMP GROUND

    IT WILL BE COLD AT NIGHT

    AND YES, THEIR ARE STILL COWS ON THE ROAD

    Ok Ladies and Gentleman ( and I use the term loosely :lol3 ), Boys and Girls, ADV Riders of all ages! It is time to announce the 6th annual WMRS Ride here in Bishop, CA.

    Once a year the White Mountain Research Station has an open house. Located in the Bristle cone Pine Forest, this is the only time of the year that you can ride all the way up to the station and check it out ( 13K ft ). It is always the first Sunday in August, this years ride dates are 7-29-10 thru 8-1-10, with the open house on 8-1-10. The area is loaded with great dual sport riding and camping. This a great weekend of riding the high country , with much cooler temps. I will be making the trip, hope you can join me. The pic reports below say it all.

    Info On White Mountain Research Station:

    White Mountain Research Station, with its principal office located in the Owens Valley near Bishop, was established in 1950 to provide laboratory facilities for any qualified research investigator wishing to utilize the high-mountain environment for his or her work, and to serve as teaching facilities for field courses conducted in the region. There are four separate laboratory sites: one in the Owens Valley; a second at Crooked Creek, at an elevation of approximately 10,000 ft (2,090 m); a third at the base of Mt. Barcroft, at an approximate elevation of 12,500 ft (3,801 m), making it the 11th highest high-altitude station in the world and the fourth highest in North America; and a fourth, the Summit Laboratory, atop White Mountain Peak, at an elevation of 14,246 ft (4,340 m). The Summit Laboratory is the fourth highest high-altitude research facility in the world and the highest in North America.

    http://content.cdlib.org/xtf/view?do...2&brand=eschol

    Link to Pics that I have taken while riding up here
    http://stonewall.smugmug.com/gallery/779812#P-1-15

    Ride Reports from WMRS I in 05
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?
    t=90943

    Ride Reports from WMRS II in 06
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157256

    Ride Reports WMRS Ride III in 07
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254807 <!-- / sig --><!-- edit note -->


    4th Annual WMRS Ride IV Ride Report 08
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369576

    Extra info on the area.
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/
    http://www.sonic.net/bristlecone/home.html
    http://www.wmrs.edu/
    http://www.ca.blm.gov/index.html

    CAMPGROUND

    DO NOT CALL THE CAMPGROUND!!!
    I have spots for 100 + ADV Riders reserved. Also the Camp Ground is located at 7,000 ft. The nights can be cool, that's we use it. Also their are COWS on the road, that's why they call it "Open Range"

    This year we will be using The Browns Owens River Campground.
    http://www.brownscampgrounds.com/owens.html
    It is located on the Benton Crossing Rd ( also known as the Green Church Rd ) 6 miles east of US 395. Turn East at the Green Church just north of Crowley Lake and just south of the Mammoth Airport. The campground has showers available from 8 am until 4pm, very clean restrooms, and a small store with Beer and Ice. They also have a grill for Breakfast and Lunch. Cost is $10 dollars per day for a Motorcycle and tent, $20 per day for a pick up with 2 bikes or a pick up with trailer or a motor home with a trailer. Pay at the store when you arrive. This campground can handle RV's of any size. If you like to fish, bring your gear. The Fly fishing is fantastic here. FYI this campground " Does Not Take Credit Cards" ( no land line, but cell phones work great ), but they will take a check and of course cash.

    Saturday night Dinner will be at Reds as usuall. Go here and vote http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=601683

    PM me or post if your in and I'll put you on the list :deal

    THE IN LIST :wings
    Stonewall
    Magilla
    Rolandaski
    MrInvisible
    Gorilla King
    RAZR
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    GeoMoto
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    RocknTroll
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    catalina38 + 1
    rrsteves
    stevets
    traveltoad
    Mr B
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    Sacto929
    rinoeater
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    rubezahl + 1
    dirtdadx
    Moto Mike ___
    Rockin Robin
    bennehana73
    ayeh
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    Fishyhead
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    Spartan
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    Roger Slower
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    NHESS81
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    jnyrav _____
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  2. MojaveSidecar

    MojaveSidecar Been here awhile

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    I'm in this year.

    In for the dinner too if it is available

    Randy from Burbank
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  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    This is one of the best events out there, and we're going to have to miss it. :bluduh

    We'll be somewhere between Glacier NP and Seattle, though, so that'll make up for it.:wings:lol3

    Ya'll have fun, and hoist a drink or two for Gillifunk. I have a feeling that he'll be at home in the dark with the shades pulled.:deal The WMRS rides have not been good to the boy.:muutt:baldy:kurt
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  4. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    Great GREAT event. Nice facility and great riding.
    :deal
    [​IMG]

    "Where did all these motorcycles come from?"
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  5. hurty

    hurty my back..it's my back

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    Mark.. I ain't agona make it this year. I'll be in Washington/Olympia at a shooten match. I haven't been on my bike this year. I'm still hoping to ride again...sniff...sniff..a tear falls....just like Gilli...SPLATTT. Anyway Have a great time. Any Newbies show up...put one in for Old Hurty. I heard "seeing Hurty ride is like seeing the sun rise over the Pacific" a once in a lifetime event....or NOT.
    XOXOXO
    Hurty :1drink
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  6. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..........................................

    Well, have fun everyone. And for anyone who is thinking about not going, this is THE best event in the West every year, bar none- don't miss it.

    Stonewall, you and the goon squad keep things in order until we return as msbianca and I WILL make it together when we get back...
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  7. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    Count me in! Now the question is which to ride, the '86 XL250R or
    the '87 TLR200?????
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  8. RocknTroll

    RocknTroll Been here awhile

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    Thanks fer gettin this together Stonewall :clap
    Was gonna say IN officially on this thread but I see ya picked up my IN vote from the WMRS V thread.

    See ya in a couple months
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  9. rrsteves

    rrsteves Been here awhile

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    Had a great time last year making new friends, riding with old ones. Getting there was half the fun. Tioga pass is beautiful, even in the rain.
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  10. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    keep me on the "IN" list.

    i just hope that my broken wrist mends just in time of this ride.:huh
    i broke the "scaphoid" bone in the wrist, which i've been told by the docs that it is one the slowest healing bones in the body because of low blood supply.



    but, i so wish i am healed in time and can do this. it is one of my favorite rides!!!
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  11. Mr B

    Mr B Been here awhile

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    Sounds awesome, big bike friendly ? Of course the fishing would be enough to keep me happy for days!!!
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  12. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Big bikes are OK. Some trails are more friendly than others though. :lol3 Think deep sand.

    The road to the top of White Mountain can be done 2 up on a GS if you want.
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  13. stevets

    stevets Dirt Rider

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    In again - this is a great ride

    Thanks for setting this up again Stonewall
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  14. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Never been able to get there... this will be my year... IN!
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  15. LeadDoggy

    LeadDoggy Adventurer

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    I'll be in Mammoth on the 12th riding with some friends. If I can sneek away during that time of your event, I'll stop on by.
    Next year I will be putting this my calendar.
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  16. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    950 or 400?
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  17. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    In!


    ...course I'll have to put the bike together..
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  18. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I was thinking 950... but I am open.
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  19. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    we can do dirt from I-5:evil
    looks like i'm going to be the only Israeli this year... planing on Coyote Flats (did it on my XR and CRF) and Casa Diablo (did part of CRF)... u can do it on d 950:wink: i'll ride d 650

    http://www.sneakersmc.com/bishopmaps.htm
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  20. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    Are you in?
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