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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by ryanwilliamcantrell, Oct 17, 2007.
Man that sure was fun and now my leg is all healed :)
So does this mean that the big boys didn't make it to the top?
Big boy.. that is. Alas, no one else showed! It was just Jason and I. That said, I'll let Jason tell the story.
Don't hold your breath. I'm prepping for four days away this Thursday. I started cutting the video together last night and my wife got a little grouchy that I wasn't being helpful.
Long story short, Dax and I worked together on motivating that GSA but it just sat there like a stubborn mule. So I wished Dax the best and left him there sobbing. Or something like that. Feel free to tell it, Dax.
Long live the HP48.
That pretty much sums it up.
I don't know how the hell Jason got his GS up there last year. Maybe he put helium in his tires because my GSA would just dig in and refuse to move (even with the two of us pushing as hard as we can). The good news is that I/we made it further this year than last year! (Not by much but a little.)
Hopefully Jason didn't get a photo of me puking.
I have to admit if I see another grapefruit sized boulder field pretending to be a path it'll be too soon (at least while I own my GSA). I had already starting considering trading in my 1200GSA for a new F800 but now I'm seriously considering it now.
Looks like many of us were out on the trails/roads this past weekend... good stuff! Dax... that Boulder road is a beast!...
We did the Magruder Corridor and Lolo Motorway over a long weekend. I found that the Super Ten without knobbies is not necessarily a mountain goat!:huh
The road up to Burnt Knob LO was just a bit too much for her/me...
but we did get within 60 yards of the LO before a rock threw me into the left bank and try as I might, with just a dual sport tire, I could not get the big beast going again... just dug a big hole... :huh
The views were fantastic up here
Time to get turned around and head back down...
great ride over 4 days, I'll post a ride report here and on IAMC in the next few days...
can't wait to see the pix of the Boulder City Ride!!
Sorry I was not able to come and share in your fun/misery. Didn't get off work till late Friday night. Wish I could have joined in on the fun.
Excuses, excuses. Now you owe me a beer AND a good ride.
That is all kinds of wrong. Love it. I've had Burnt Knob on my list for a while.
Still sounds like you guys had a..ummm.... exciting adventure. I am sorry guys but I did give advance notice on my bowing out. This has not been a good year for me and riding; I'm still limping from my Pony Express injury. I think it better to break a bone instead of tearing muscle.
That said...............Where's the pictures of mayhem?
Heading back up to the mountains in a couple days where there's no internet, and as of late no good fishing either.
I do owe you, hurt me way more than you. On second thought I wasn't puking at work. We could swing up through Cascade n pick up the crip and ride up to Big Creek. Than wander home or something. Root beer is called spicy drink by my grand daughter, I could spring for a 6 pack. I have a funeral this weekend. After that I would be open.
Dan Noyes, MY ADV on adv rider, is putting on an awesome ride in the Portland area this weekend. I had to cancel a few hours ago cuz of the funeral, you could get my spot if he hasn't already filled it.
A few pics of all the excitement is truly warranted.
Alas, I too am busy with family events this weekend. Let's shoot for a 8/3,4 or 8/10,11. After my fail at Boulder Basin I'd prefer something that isn't too gnarly. (I'm still licking my wounds.)
MIght I suggest Louie Lake, Beautiful place
Ha, Ha. Silverspurs told me about his trip to Louie Lake. Remind me not to trust you in the future.
yeah... that Louie Lake road is a Peach!!...
fun, but I'm not taking the Super Ten there...
DRZ 400 would be a much better choice!!
It was actually easy on the DRZ, I was hoping to try it on a bigger bike this year , but alas no joy in that department.
Sorry you weren't able to get a beast to bash-up on the Louie Lake Rd...
Here's an idea for a good simulation:
take your DRZ
add about 300 pounds of weight to it (kinda like handicapping a race horse)
put some slick tires on it
lower it about 4"
now; take it up that road and bash it against every boulder and ledge till you finally spin out 30yds from the lake cause you can't get any more traction...
see; you don't need the big bike, you just have to use some imagination and modify the one you've got to get the same experience!!
Even though it doesn't sound like it, I really did enjoy that ride...:eek1
One also needs to weigh in the cost of having such fun..... big difference hammering a 5k bike in the rocks vs a 15k bike!
Truer words were never spoken...