Bradshaw Bomb Run III Feb 7-8, 2009

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by imgonnasnap, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    Another great year for the bomb run! I had such a great time this year with everyone. I wish we had a longer weekend to ride, I felt like I only got to ride with a few of the 40+ peeps that showed up this weekend. I can't wait to ride with everyone again.

    Here are the ride reports from several of the guys who have posted theirs already, and for the others to post their reports:














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  2. imgonnasnap

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  7. RAZR

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

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    NICE
    cool consolidation of the reports!:deal



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  8. GB

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    You had me scratchin' my head for a while... posting other inmates' reports :lol2 Looks like a rugged adventure! thanks for rehashing it :thumb
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  9. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    Another great weekend. A lot of surprises. I really enjoy this group because you actually get some riding in.

    Some pictures.

    RiverRat a few miles from the river.


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    A sticky throttle cable.

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    Two up on the big Beemer.

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    Bradshaw Road

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    RiverRat at home.

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    The end of a great day of riding.

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    On Sunday we found some new hidden gems. Riceless

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    The Water Fall Trail
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    Thanks Again to GearHart , Jeff and the crew for their Hospitality.
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  10. K9SAR499

    K9SAR499 I can make that!

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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Hey guys for any of these pictures, just click on them to see a larger image.

    ...here we go again....

    I had to ride out to Bourkeo's place (scotty) on Friday, completely soaking all of my stuff, and setting the tone for the weekend.

    We drove down friday night and after a fair amount of rain, we were ready to ride the next morning.

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    Scott brought his girlfriend, Joanna out and she was learning to ride saturday morning before we left.


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    Here is us setting off in the rain

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    Scott(Bourkeo) and Joanna

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    Sienna on the 650L - she is quite the rider

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    Scotty and co. on the GS

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    Sienna on the XR

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    I have a new crush on my XR650R - it makes me feel like I can do cool stuff

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    the rail

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    so much better than being in the office

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    the trestle

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    Dave having a bash on the DRz

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    The girls - Sienna and Joanna

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    When you ADV ride, you have to walk like a robot at least sometimes

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    me

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    Scott and Joanna

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    We had an ADV meeting, mid trail. It was the general concensus that Needlepoint is superior to traditional knitting.

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    My XR

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    Scotty rode for hours without having a drop through some amazing terrain. We finally made it to a really long and VERY slippery section that we were all having some trouble with.
    Somewhere along the line, Scott had one of the slowest lowsides I have ever seen. It must have gone on for 30 seconds because he was working on saving it. He finally made it over to the bank and you can see where the GS just was plowing down the berm. The only reason they stopped was of the bush.

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    It had been raining all morning and most of the night before. The puddles on the road had started to run together...

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    Finally, we came to a bend and around it this is what we saw.

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    It was just a river... I went riding down it, having a blast until the water was up into the hub of my front wheel....

    Here is scott navigating it on the GS

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    The XR did fine all day, regardless of what I did to it.

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    We had to just ride through the desert on the side of the new aqueduct

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    We made it to here - and whenever you see a big pile of bikes, its not a good thing. I think we had made it as far as we were going to this day.

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    The rapid kinda gives it away

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    around this time is when Scott realized that he forgot to gas up the XR650L.... so imgunasnap loaned up a liter of petrol. Thanks dood!

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    We had to head back.... there was no way the GS and the rest of us was making it through that and we didnt know if there was more after that.

    So we turned around.

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    some of the other "turn arounders"

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    Dave

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    Sienna

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    someones XR650L died and we coulnt figure out what was up, so it was loaded....

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    We made it back on fumes and exhausted. Everything that I had brought had been soaked at least twice. The next morning was a perfect time to dry some stuff out.

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    We bring chicks that change tires - beat THAT you guys.

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    Joanna went out for round two of learning how to ride.... this time in the sand.

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    Chris swung by and we all decided to go on a "Short" sunday morning ride. I had never ridden with the guy before..... boy was I in for a surprise.

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    here ya go Chris... a PS one

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    While he was wheelieing back and forth, I took a picture of my bike becuase I cant do that.

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    I went up to take a look myself. This was a family that showed up soon after us.

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    Beautiful

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    Chris took us up into some crazy spots.... was a really fun loop

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    Sienna and Dave head up the hill

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    After the fun, we hauled balls back to camp and loaded up and headed home sore and happy.

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  12. ramjet

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    This years Bomb Run was well placed into the Adventure category and was not one to have missed! Thanks for the great pics since I left my camera behind. And to Zen for his assistance in the water crossings. We definitely learned the shortest distance between two points is on the DIRT, always on the dirt, eh Zen? First time I rode two days on the Bradshaw trip and glad I did thanks to BetaTrialsGuy (Tom). We had a great run up to my old job site at Eagle Mountain and a beautiful shortcut through Red Canyon-highly
    recommended. Dang, almost forgot the food-it was delicious. Thanks to
    Gearheart and family for another great year. :clap
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  13. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    great report, AJ... love those vid's of chris on the RR trestle!:clap
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  14. rickf

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    I was promised humiliating pictures and I shall have them!
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  15. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    glad to see you up and posting, rick! i put a spot tracker on my birthday list after hearing what happened to you on saturday.

    here's wishing you a speedy recovery!:kurt
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  16. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    Here's a smugmug/shizam slideshow of the pics eatpasta and riceless950 took of me crossing the "dry sandwash"

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  17. dustjunkie

    dustjunkie Got Stick Meat?

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    TwoWheelsGood... No pictures BAD!!!

    LessgoRich!!!

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  18. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    are we ever going to ride together, dood??

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  19. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Glad you are gettin' her out on some good rides AJ
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  20. gearheart

    gearheart Bombrun Lackey

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    Like Jeff said in the first post, I wish the weekend was longer because I didn't even get a chance to meet everybody who was a part of the Bombrun this year.

    It was super-fun crossing a river that doesn't exist, even though Ramjet almost got washed away!

    The Fickle Finger of Fate pointed right at jtsurfs, but he just flipped the bird and made it home under his own power although his trusty Honda took some abuse from launching off a tree!

    RickF kindly donated all that was in his cooler, icebox and trailer to thirsty riders, Thanks Uncle Rick and heal up well!

    I missed what looks like a killer ride on Sunday in Kelly's video (which got even better at 2:06 into it!!!), Luckily Imgonnasnap, Ridgway and I preran the Waterfall Canyon portion on Friday.

    Thanks again to everybody who made it out in spite of the harsh weather, we sure had fun and a great weekend! :D :D :D

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