Dezert Skills to be tested

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by cribaby, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :wave hi paul....good to hear you can make it. m1jeep i believe is coming too....:beer
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  3. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    We're leaving around noon Friday. Should be there around 3pm. Plenty of time for a little :ricky
  4. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    will be on my way about 1130am:wink:
  5. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    I am meeting a friend at the 58 and 395 Saturday morning. Just the one day, no over night for me. We might come across some of you FF's.

    Have fun and be safe out there people!!
  6. STU CAZZO

    STU CAZZO Been here awhile

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    Will be leaving today around 11am. See you all there! :clap
  7. Riddler990

    Riddler990 I Suck, You Rule.

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    Ti-D-Bowl and I are leaving burbank @ 2ish, see ya'll there.:clap
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    it will be an early riser for me tomorrow.

    leave my house @ 6AM.

    looks like we'll have a nice weather.

    :wave see you FFs.
  9. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Suzuki Phil is heading out at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, see ya there.

    SP
  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    slept well last night and good to go in 10 minutes.


    see you all.
  11. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    Slacker! I left at 5:00!!:norton


    Just got home had a great time, didn't see any of you. Did see some of the airplane crash sites and the husky memorial! Oh and the petroglyphs!! Very cool stuff! Ate a cheeseburger and fries at TT's on the 395 and headed home.

    Hope you all had a great time and had fun!
  12. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    home after long day...
    will my pics la8tr:wink:
  13. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    Friday afternoon camp
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    after completing the set up how about short ride to the Pinnacles (about 15 miles)...
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    Alon on his new to him 950SE first time in the dirt
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    Pinnacles..
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    Alon and I in front of the Pinnacles... by now the candy kick in :wink:
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  14. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    Saturday morning the plan was Haski and B1A crash Ransburg for lunch and back to camp.... in theory easy 80 miles:wink:

    left the camp with Alon on his 950SE, Vern on his DR400Z on 2 of his friends which i cna't remember there names at the moment (need to stop with the candy) 950A and 990.


    since this ride was Dezert Skills... we did some practice:
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    work out in the sand
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    and after long day my 650 wanted to take a power nap...
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    another gr8 weekend... next weekend WARP:clap
  15. CCer

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    Vicky and I decided to drive out sat morning. I'm still nursing the collarbone back to health and she's new to the dirt (and pretty new to motorcycles in general), so we're a good pair.

    Met a lot of new folks. Here's Frank's boys.

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    and they find a big kid to play with
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    Vicky on her new XT225, a 2000 bought with 147 miles on it. My new toy in the background.
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    Jeff starts his skills instruction, an excellent session. Thanks Jeff for doing this, I learned a lot and I wasn't even riding.
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    first topic - good cornering technique. Jeff demo's it.
    Hard down the straight
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    Hard on both brakes before the turn
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    Look ahead around the corner
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    Weight forward, head over the triple clamp, look further down the trail, bike follows where the eyes look.
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    get on it!
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  16. CCer

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    Frank and Joel try it out in front of an audience.

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    Joel came in too hot and washed out the front end
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    Then the action moved to a deep uphill rut
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    Frank cleaned it numerous times, but here's a shot of a fall at the top. Sorry Frank, get-offs are more interesting.
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    jeff rides through like there's no rut
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    then shows how to cross it, front wheel up
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    or way up
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    or just jump the damn thing
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    Frank was wondering if his XR could do a 3rd gear wheelie. Jeff said no problem and demo'ed.
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    Then on Joel's bike
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    We didn't stay long. Vicky's bike went down in the sand and the carb never recovered - probably a stuck needle value. Jeff, thanks for you're help there too and getting the bikes loaded up.

    Next goal is to get Vicky up on SCD.
  17. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Suzuki Phil made it home ok, great to meet other ADV riders. Hope see everyone at the Big Bear ride.

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  18. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    We got home about an hour ago.

    Great riding yesterday in an area I've never been to but will go back for sure. Thanks to Charlie for putting this together. Looking forward to doing it again.:thumb
  19. Riddler990

    Riddler990 I Suck, You Rule.

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    Vern, Ti-D-Bowl (Tom), and myself are back safe and sound, had a great ride, Thanks Alon and ??????..... oh Danny, for the adventure. Just glad no one got shot!! hehe. I wish we weren't so knackered Sat eve, but all is good.
    J.
  20. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    ok, i deserve it.... is it Jeff?:ear