Coke Ovens March 30th, 2013

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by 4play, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. 4play

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    A few of us wanted to run the Coke Ovens loop while it was still very green from the rains. Gorgeous scenery.

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    Roger & his 4 seat RAZR made it possible to share the experience with Refokus's wife & mine.

    Riders,
    Utefan
    Refokus,
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    Guy
    Strappyman,
    Dennis
    Kelly
    Slowred
    Myself
    RWAZ
    Kat
    Joanne

    Beautiful day & everyone made it out safe. Rogers RAZR had our only flat, but he keeps a spare & there were enough of us the jack was not really needed.

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    There were no pics, but one rider took a right turn were there wasn't one. I went back to find Guy standing in the road without a cycle. I had to look a couple of times before I saw it upside down about thirty ft below the trail. He was unhurt & the XRL was no worse for the wear. Two passing riders helped us wrestle it bak up on the road.
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  3. Yardstick

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    :eek1 Where did that happen? Glad nobody was hurt!
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  4. 4play

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    One right hand turn before the hills you added to the route last year.
    He caught a rock wrong & did an exit stage right. He actually rode it down & gently parked it upside down. :huh
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  5. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

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    I only took a couple pictures I was to busy trying to keep up :D.

    As 4play said the views were fantastic.
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    The line up at Ajax Mine.
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    OldtimerTC acting as tour guide - I think:lol3
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    The Coke Ovens were busy
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  6. 4play

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    That line up was at Ajax mine, unfortunately Martinez is locked now.
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  7. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

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    That is what I meant - fixed :wink:
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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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  9. Slowred

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    I didn't get many pics. Here are a couple.
    As 4play and his lovely bride already mentioned, the desert was beautiful!

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    We made good time getting to Ajax. Here's Strappy and Refocus bench racing:D
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    Strappy and Guy, with Dennis explaining the latest Walking Dead episode.
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  10. Slowred

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    CookieMonster and Kelly in the background. CM's 2smoke don't need no stinking kickstand.
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    4Play and Roger Razr arriving at Ajax. Check out the right front tire on the Razr. Kelly's mighty 400XR in the foreground. He's a beast on that thing.
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    TC and the Razr. TC was riding sweep but still grinning all day!
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    Utefan and his BRP. He was having carb trouble all day and really got a workout starting that thing.
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  11. Slowred

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    Roger's Razr needed a tire change. Unfortunately, his jack wasn't up to snuff. Fortunately, he had friends to give him a lift! We went all Flintstone on that bad boy.:lol3
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    The gang.
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    I don't think this counts, but the ruffled dirt down that hill was the resting place for Guy's XR. Fortunately he was fine. Unfortunately, no one got a pic!!!:eek1
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  12. Slowred

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    Here's Guy and the good samaritan that helped get his bike back on the road. Thanks Dude! Good karma heading your way.:clap
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    Utefan coming down the Yardstick bonus hill loop.
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    CookieMonster and 4play.
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    TC and the Razr.
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    I raced ahead to Honda Hill so that I could get everyone's pic. Unfortunately, I popped a contact out and only got CookieMonster dancing down the right side line. He made everything look easy today.
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    CO's were very busy. Refokus.
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    That's it for me. I was a fun ride with talented group.
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  15. strappyman

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    What a fun ride day. I always enjoy getting to meet new faces.

    I was surprised at how few pictures and video I got.

    Everybody did pretty good on the hard sections.

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    Lets not forget Roger who was ROCKIN that RZR all day.
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  16. strappyman

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    Now let's head to everybody's favorite photo op.
    HONDA HILL

    4Play - No Problem
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    Cookie - Smooth
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    Refokus - Clears it!
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    OldtimerTC - Glides it
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    Better safe than sorry.
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    I think Roger took this faster than any of us.
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  17. strappyman

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    I have never seen so many people at the ovens. There was a fair amount of traffic to deal with.
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    It's interesting how mother nature is continuously working on reclaiming the landscape.
    How the hell did that get there?
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    That's it for my pics.

    Good ride!!
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  18. cookiemonsterMoA

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    Man what an imagination you must watch alot of zombie flicks.
    I had a great time. A good group to ride with.
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  19. azredline

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    Lots of nice pics, thanks for putting them up!

    The countryside sure looks green. Did you do the bonus trip to the rail tunnel?
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  20. FFK

    FFK Rock and Roll

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    Good to meet all you new folks!
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    What a crew!!
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    Looks a little deep!!!
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    Don't get cut by the razor!!
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    Terry and his contact!
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