"Coyote Lake" or "Thank Goodness I have a boot dryer"

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Pastieman, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Pastieman

    Pastieman Been here awhile

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    So the title doesn't make any sense but I figured this deserves its own thread but isn't meaty enough to make it in Ride Reports.



    Out in the Parking Lot I found this.

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    Yep! Thats snow!!!

    I layered up and headed north where I met KLRdave and Tom327Cat in Palmer for short ride around Coyote Lake and where ever else we wanted to go.

    Little did we know...
    We would soon learn an important lesson.:huh

    Yesterday Beezer showed me around this area. There are some neat switchbacks with views along with slick muddy trails that will lure you in untill its so slippery you fall down.

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    Here is the Sunday crew at the trail head ready to go.

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    What I'm told is that this used to be an old Coal Strip Mine. We followed an old haul road up and around a ridge. Where we found this place.

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    I figured it would be a neat place to play around in so I rode around to the right. No problem, a little water/mud.

    But...

    On the return trip I took a different line. Figured I'd splash through some water on the way back.

    It didn't take long for me to figure out I was going to learn something today

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    :lol3

    Oh My Goodness was that water cold! And wet. It was the wetest water I've ever seen.

    I can't remember how long it took to get it out. But I was lucky to have two helpers that weren't afraid to get their feet wet and dirty. Truer riding partners a man could not have. :deal

    It took a piece of shot up plywood, the bullet holes helped break the suction of the mud, an old tire, a bunch of rocks, and a borrowed tow rope. OH yeah, lots of lifting, grunting and mud too.

    The victorious Adventure Riders Salute you.

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    How am I going to explain that picture to my Mom:eek1

    About 10 minutes after we got it unstuck two quads with tow ropes and winches showed up. :cry

    Bummer :lol3

    We returned the rope to a family who were collecting plant fossils for a walk way and headed out.

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    Thanks again for one last great ride of the season. And for helping me get my bike unstuck. Hopefully I'll be able to return the favor someday.

    When its a little warmer :evil

    I know KLRdave has some more pics. Maybe he'll post em up.

    Brian
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  2. GB

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    It started out beautifully... yikes... you will need a boot dryer! Thanks for the great pics and report... :thumb
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  3. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    :lol3

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    Geek oot & aboot

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    Now that's adventure right there...

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  5. Pastieman

    Pastieman Been here awhile

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    Man,

    You guys are quick.

    I owe KLRdave and TomCat BIG TIME!!!

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    Brian
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  6. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    Looks like a FUN trip.......sorry I couldn't make it.:cry I was back there a few years ago.......but it was in my dump truck.


    Kinda funny...I got stuck in a river last summer and KLR Dave got his feet wet helping me out......he swore on taking extra shoes. Bet he didn't have any today.......eh?:rofl
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  7. Pastieman

    Pastieman Been here awhile

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    About half way through the operation Dave said something about how he was going to bring extra boots but forgot, or didn't bother or something. :lol3

    Its a good idea. My feet were pretty cold, and dirty, by the time I got home.

    Brian
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  8. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    Well at least you didn't fall over! :rofl :rofl :rofl

    Sorry I missed the ride... it ain't over yet!!??
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  9. Pastieman

    Pastieman Been here awhile

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    That is the one thing I was thinking about. Even if the bike did fall over the ground was so squishy nothing would break.:huh

    I think Dave's got a couple pictures of me that might be Christmas Card worthy!!!

    I am thinking about riding with you guys this winter. Guess i'm going to have to get some tires and studs :evil And maybe some headed gloves, knee and hip pads, etc... :D

    Brian
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    +1, front page!

    Dang that looks tough to extract.
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