Ginormous Beasts go to the Eastside

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by lvscrvs, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Ok, let's start at the beginning. You see, my sweetee is not much of a party girl. She's amazing at many, many things, but she just doesn't care for groups. Ok, so nobody's great at everything, however, it was bumming me out that there was never much celebration on my birthday. So we found a great compromise, now it's a given that I get to do a nice ride on my bday every year.... :clap

    This year, it would be to the Eastside of the Sierras with my friends Jack and Eric.

    Day 1 - The Friday morning ride across the valley was actually pretty pleasant. Hot weather was on the way but we had a mild tailwind, and traffic was light. We started climbing Ebbetts Pass and we were totally in the groove of the sweepers and rollers at the top, having a great ride.... and then as we crested the top and started to descend into the valley we saw this up ahead....

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    Yup, that's where we want to go......

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    So, we decided to do an aboutface and head back up the pass until the storm blew over. We found ourselves at a nice little campground off Highland Lakes Road. Nice spot to hang out for a bit while the storm blew by...

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    After an hour or so we decided to see what was doing.... Did I mention I love riding Ebbetts... :D

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    So far so good...

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    We checked in with the campground host at Silver Creek who told us there were 60mph winds and hail over at Markleville. Temps dropped a good 25 degrees and there was mist everywhere as we got down to the valley floor.

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    Hail the size of grapes on the roadside....

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    As we started the climb up Monitor Pass we came across lots of mud and rock slides....

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    Things started mellowing as we crossed over to the east side...

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    I never tire of this view....

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    More to come... Brian Luvs Crvs
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    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Day 2 - I really developed an appreciation for the beauty and the vistas of the area on this trip. I've been on 395 many times, but it's hard to appreciate your surroundings at 65mph. Getting off the pave onto the dirt roads was an eye-opener. It was a short ride from Walker out Eastside Road before we hit dirt on our way to Risue Canyon.

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    Risue Canyon was a great ride with more rocks, ruts, climbs and creeks than I got on camera.... having too much fun riding to stop... :rofl

    On to Sweetwater and Masonic Roads for the northern entry to Bodie....

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    Yup, we like it.... a lot!

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    My Tiger turned 40k on this trip.... I turned 55.... :lol3

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    After lunch in Bodie we took the main road out to 395 and hit Dunderberg Meadow.... sweeeet!

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    The clouds were dumping rain in the surrounding hills....

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    Virginia Lakes @ 9000' was our stopping place for a cold drink....

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    We headed back up 395 and got to Walker... and it was our turn...

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    Didn't last too long....

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    but it did still look angry as it left.....

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    The West Walker Motel is a 50s era joint that has been updated with a/c, micro, fridge, tv, coffee makers, etc. Nice tables and chairs for sitting out front. Rooms are small but comfy, and the ladies who run it are sweethearts. When I was checking in Jack was by the bikes and one of the ladies came out from the back and hollered at him "You want a beer?".... :clap

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    We had dinners and breakfasts - both excellent btw - across the street at the Mt View BBQ. Jeff, the owner, was doing a Wounded Warrior fundraiser this weekend. We asked him how he got started doing that and he told us that when his wife died about 4 years ago he had to make some decisions as to how her organs would be donated. He said he went down the list and one of the options was to donate to returning soldiers. He then told us that her skin alone went to 25 different individuals (I gotta confess, my jaw kinda tightened and tears came to my eyes when he told us that). Since then he has been doing these fundraisers for Wounded Warriors.....

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    Super nice guy.... plus he serves great food.... and the waitresses are kinda saucy.... :wink:

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    So buddy, how ya feeling right about now???

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    Yaaa... me too.... what a great day..... one more to come

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    Brian Luvs Crvs
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  4. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Day 3 - Jack and I were on a different schedule than Eric, so the 3 of us rode together one day, Saturday, then Eric headed home on Sunday. We were moving kinda slow after the big day Saturday but we headed north anyway to Leviathan Mine Rd which turned out to be kinda boring gravel except for the detour which you need to take to get past the mine. There were a few clencher moments through the rocks and ruts on the detour, but the rubber side stayed down.... :eek1

    (I'm trying to get better at this picture-taking stuff.... i get lots of inspiration from you guys.... :thumb)

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    After Leviathan Mine we then found our way down Monitor Pass to Morningstar Rd, which started easily enough up a gentle dirt climb....

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    Jack has decades of dirt-riding experience, so the spurs called to him frequently.... :rofl

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    Onward...

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    Closer to the top of Moringstar Loop. It was a gnarly climb getting up here on the big bikes. Lots of ruts and rocks. Had more of the same going down. We both were happy to have survived it in one piece.... :eek1:eek1

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    Looking south...

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    And north...

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    Spurred on by another spur.... :lol3

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    We headed down to Markleville for a cold drink. We talked to a local for a while who suggested we try Poor Boy Rd.... okay, why not.... this is the start of PB road

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    This ended up being one of our favorite roads.... lots of flowing dirt going up the hill....

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    Back at the West Walker Motel we capped off our last night with a little help from Sailor Jerry...

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    That's about it for this RR. The next morning we had a deeelightful run over Monitor and Ebbetts until about Arnold when the temps reached triple digits ... where they stayed for the rest of the day. It was a scorcher for sure.

    Thanks for coming along... Happy 4th,

    Brian Luvs Crvs
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  5. roll_it_on

    roll_it_on Been here awhile

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    Sailer Jerry was good to us :evil I want to go back!!!
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  6. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    WOW.... nice report, thanks for sharing.

    happy BD.

    Dar
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  7. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Beautiful pics! Look like a real nice place for a ride :wink: I think I saw some of those same clouds, but I was south and west of y'all. :D
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  8. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Dar, Glad you liked it. It was a heck of a way to spend a bday. Couldn't have asked for better.... :D

    UpST8, I'll have to keep reading your RR to see whether you got wet or not. I know you've been sweeting a bunch.... :D I've been following The Chronicles of Moe.ron for some time now. You're making me want to spend next April or May in the Los Padres NF... :lol3
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  9. andr0id

    andr0id Hold my beer...

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    I was skimming through the Day Trippin' section and saw "Ginormous Breasts go to the Eastside," and I thought "Hell yeah! I'm gonna check this out!!"









    Good report anyway. :lol3
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  10. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it..... :D

    if you have not already been there, you need to find your way down to The Basement and Toxic Brittany....

    make sure to come back up for air every now and then.... :rofl
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  11. byways

    byways byways

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    The eastern Sierra is one of most beautiful places in North America. You guys are soooo fortunate!

    Thanks for posting. :clap
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  12. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Thanks Tony, you are so right!!!

    And thank you too for your Byways books! I planned all the dirt portions of this trip using your Sierra Nevada Byways book. I've been using your California Coastal Byways book to plan routes in the Central Coast, Lost Coast and Trinity Alps areas as well. Invaluable information... :thumb

    PS - Sorry if I made you blush.... :lol3
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  13. byways

    byways byways

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    :shog
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  14. Photo Boy

    Photo Boy Adventurer

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    Great ride report, wonderful photos! What a beautiful area! Now I miss my Tiger 955.
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  15. Wyo-Obie

    Wyo-Obie Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing the views. :)
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  16. crjdirt

    crjdirt Been here awhile

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    Awesome bday ride report Brian! :clap Great bikes too. I hope to see a RR of the lil' wr soon!
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