Big Bear Ride 2009?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Suzuki Phil, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    Arrived sweet home San Diego shortly after 9pm, had the 38 mostly to myself, fairly flew down the 215/15.

    Thanks H8chains for prodding BBR '09 alive and bringing the good laughs.
    And thanks to all for bringing the wood, water, excellent backwoods burgers & etc.

    ...what to do now?
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    minor roadblock provided by peregrine falcon voyeurs nest-watching, in case anyone wanted to know (I took a peek).
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  2. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Huh-wooo Dough-gie! That was Fun!

    Bin a while since I've ridden with John, never with Rob & Gary. Alls I can say is, "These dudes rock and I've got the pics to prove it!"

    The photos are still loading but I've plucked out a few teasers cause I know John's anxious to see um. Here ya go Bro.




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    Ok Ok. Just kidding. I know that's not what you guys wanted to see. Here ya go.


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    Great trails, perfect weather, small group of highly skilled riders, what more could a guy ask for? Thanks fellas.

    I'll post a proper RR soon. I look forward to riding with you again. :wave
  3. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    That ride kicked ass yesterday. John Bull backwards and Gold Mountain all n one day:freaky :lol3 . It was great riding with Jon (L2R), Brent (RIceless) and Gary (Broken Spoke) on some killer terrain.

    Hey Brent, gotta agree, that one small rock section on Gold Mountain sure was smooth, and like a HWY:rofl

    John, thanks for the lift home, and tell your wife Thanks! again for the killer teriyaki beef and rice when we rolled in last night:clap
  4. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Yeah. It was the only place we had a chance to "rest"

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    I was afraid that if I had been more uh.... accurate in my description, you guys might not want to go there.:shog
  5. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Thanks to everybody who made this a great weekend......

    Was good to see & meet all of you fine folks
  6. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    very good looking 650XC... do you know if it 4 sale?:lol3
  7. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    home safe....
    thank you for a gr8 weekend.
    what's next:wink:
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    hey guys and ladies, great job for coming out this weekend. appreciate your effort for making this weekend a gr8 one....:thumb

    :wave special thanks to luv2race for reserving the campsites and bringing supplies, sopascat for hauling the grill and more supplies; :thumb to Eggroll for the bottled water, gator aid, firewood, etc.; :thumb to Espi for a cooler full of ice cold beer and more bottled water. Thanks to Bagster for bringing more stuff. thanks to capt cham and martha for sharing their utensils and table supplies. you guys all rock. the ride was awesome, but having people like you made the event a success.

    more thanks to RSC E for the company on the ride up....bitchin 5 hour long way around ride to get to camp. thanks to all the guys who rode with us sat and sunday, which you'll see yourselves when i do the rr and post the pics later. :beer


    not too far from the campsite is holcomb valley. here are pics in case you missed it.

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    anyone who has a rr and pics to post...please share and do them here. surely a lot of people want to see them.....:lurk
  9. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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  10. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    I wish I stayed Saturday night because I didn't make it to the Blues Fest. Had to deal with a dead car in Norwalk. Thanks Joel and Cathy for the killer stove and grub :dg I had a fun time talkin all that $hit around the pit with everyone:beer Hopefully if things work out, I'll see most of you at WMRS :thumb
  11. Eggroll

    Eggroll Been here awhile

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    My friends from San Diego all have a great time in Big Bear!:freaky
    Thank you Joel for all your efforts to make this ride event possible.
    Thank Rich for leading the Sat ride for 13 of us.
    On my way home, wife called her car would not start, so it work
    out that I did not stayed Sat night as I planned before the trip.
    Nice to see all of you who show up for a great weekend.
    Can't wait for the next meet.

    Eggroll
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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  13. terranova

    terranova slow and steady

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    God back around 9pm. Lotta fun riding and hanging with you all at the camp fire. Muchas thanks to Dale for showing me how to change the tire (and others for their moral support and pointers).

    Anyone leave some chairs? I brought home 2 chairs that were left near the fire pit-- one blue and one green one. Let me know . . .
    Starchaser, i'm looking forward to seeing those pics you took on our ride today with your i-phone; hope you can post them . . .
    --Dan
  14. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    I left the blue Coleman but it's on it's last leg. If it works OK for you, keep it! But if you fall in it, I'm not liable :lol3
  15. Eggroll

    Eggroll Been here awhile

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    Terranova,

    The green one is mine.
    Please keep it for yourself.
    It was a show when you were changing your tire.
    I really enjoy watching because I know it was a bitch
    when I had to do it.:cry


    Eggroll
  16. BAGSTR

    BAGSTR BAGSTR

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    Big Bear May 15 thru 17

    H8chains, thanks for doing the legwork to get all these Yeahoos up to the mountains.

    Captchom, thanks for the route selection. They were great except for the occasional single track you tried to sneak in.
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    2N10 Headed to Clark's Summit - What a lane
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    Campsite #6 in all it's glory - Campmates, Renner and Dan on beverage duty
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    Bear Creek, Mid-Day - So that water is outa the Lake??
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    Renner saying Hi ya to his GF, or was it painting techniques?
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    Keller Cliffs, not tired but we had ta stop for a photo!
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    Sunday Morn' headed down 2N10 look toward Mt. San Gorgonio
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    Sopascat running up 2N93 - She just kept attacking the trails
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    Gratis doin' his thing; man I did not envy your ride home with all the gear
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    Gratis, Sopascat and Captcham, with BrokenSpoke laying (or is it Lying) under his 530. "This is just the kind of ride I needed after the John Bull." Me too, this was just he kind of ride I needed after you did the John Bull.


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    Wildhorse Meadow - No sign of the horse
  17. RSC E

    RSC E ADVWNT2B

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    Great trip. Great to meet more riders. Thanks to H8 for trip up and food. Thank you eggroll for he water. Special thanks to ESPI (Pablo) drove over to bring us a cooler filled with water and beer. Class act.
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  18. buttugly

    buttugly bAcK t0 n00b

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    Cool, keep posting the photos. How full was the campground ?
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    campground was full. if it wasn't for luv2race...we're all be searching for a campsite all day long like the jeepers......:rofl

    nice pics baggy and riskie!..............:thumb :thumb

    i'll post mine at lunch time and tonight...i work, you know...:D
  20. buttugly

    buttugly bAcK t0 n00b

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    Well it sounds like everyone had a great time and things worked out fine. The last thing I wanted to do, is to stay home. I WAS BITTEN BY THE PIG.