Kennedy Meadows - LA Weekend Riders, et al: August 21-23

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by M1Jeep, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. rhinoeater

    rhinoeater Been here awhile

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    Mike,

    About an hour and well worth it !!!!! Leaving now!!!!!

    Bill
  2. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    Mike must have found a hotel nearby?? I can't wait to get there this is going to be a great ride! I have a meeting in Palmdale at 10:00 then I'm out!:freaky

    Can't wait to ride the 400 wr now that Trail Trick rebuilt the suspension!:clap
  3. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I just received my new bags for the bike, so I'm thinking I'm going to ride up unless somebody needs a cooler or something taken up I could still truck.

    I've never really camped before, not since I was traumatized by my family when I was 7 and I swore 'never again'.

    So please forgive the noise and tell me what I've got all wrong/missing with my setup:

    New Nuvi 500 with Topo.
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    New Giant Loop Coyote Luggage.
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    This is the new waterproof version, it's pretty sweet but I'm a little concerned that all the heat shielding is on the right, and my muffler's on the left :cry

    I got a smaller 1 gal fuel tank and remounted it sideways to make a little more room.
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    All this stuff is INSIDE the giant loop.

    I was going to get a hennesy hammock, but I couldn't afford it, so I'm setting up a normal hammock I already had.

    I got some line and a nylon tarp to go over to protect from wind/rain.

    My Big expenditure was a big Agnes 15degree down mummy bag with a blow up thermal pad. I like the pad better than a thermarrest cus it gets WAY smaller.

    Small first aid kit on the outside for the bag.

    I have a 12v heated jacket, and pants liner, heated gloves and a balaclava. (I don't anticipate using this weekend but I'm trying out my long distance setup so I wanna bring.)

    I'm wearing Klim Mojave pants and Revit Jacket. I'd like to take my pressure suit, cus it's better when hot but I can't figure out how not to get cold wearing it. It won't fit under the revit.

    pretty complete set of tools, levers, spare front tube, patch kit. (I don't have air yet I figure one of you will)
    flashlight, LED headlamp

    sweater, sweat pants, shorts, 1 pr jeans, underwear, warm hat. Lightweight sun boonie hat, lightweight shirt, longsleeve t shirt, flip-flops

    toiletries/ pills:thumb DEET spray,

    sunglasses, goggles, helmet, gloves, knee pads, boots, 2 pr riding socks

    So Far my only food is a 12pak of Corona Cans. (and Vicoden) Can I buy food up there or do I gotta bring a couple days worth?

    I shoulda been asking these questions weeks ago, but honestly I didn't think I was going until today :evil
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    xymo, nice set up and you have the center of gravity relatively low....:thumb

    leave the jeans at home.

    i brought french rolls, salami, provolone, etc. for lunch on sat. spafxer is going to get some roasted or fried chicken for friday dinner, if you want, i can ask him to get extra for you. there's a general store in kennedy meadows i believe.

    i think you will need gas once you get to km and on your ride home. good chance you can buy some from the guys....:beer
  5. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Thanks, in for chicken if available.

    Hmm good call on the gas, maybe I should pack more in... I can stack the 2 gallon can giving me 3 total.
  6. sbbillder

    sbbillder Been here awhile

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    ....missed my connecting flight tonight do to mechanical ithues....stuck in Denver overnight........(man the gurls here party HARD @ the hotel bar). Will get into S.B. around 10:20 am, load the truck/trailer w/ AnySunday......be @ KM around 3ish......maybe make a short late afternoon ride.


    Out bitches!!!!
  7. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    looks like we will be arriving same time:wink:
  8. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Decided to truck up, I'll be on the road in about 20 min.

    If anybody needs me to bring anything (coming from redondo) gimme a call 424-241-8339
  9. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    planning to leave by 10:00
  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :cob still slaving away and you guys are killing me....... :becca

    need to get out of here after lunch.....:ricky
  11. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    I'm out. Two cars and a 950 to fix. Might get lucky and have them all waiting on parts. Small chance I might ride the 990 down on Sunday just for the hell-of-it.
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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  13. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    You somes of bitches have all left. Give me a damn up date damnit.
    Yah, so I'm gealous.
  14. CCer

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    home safe yesterday evening. kennedy meadows is a great place to ride! thanks again klammer for leading the ride on saturday. love that singletrack

    leaving the desert on the drive in, the truck said it was 109F at the turn off 395.
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    the barren terrain soon turns to joshua trees
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    it's about 25 degrees cooler up on the plateau
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    this place is for sale. nice place to live but a long way from the supermart
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    the turnout is good at the adv camp
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    the sunrise on the meadow next to the camp saturday morning
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    the ranger doing the daily spark arrester check, h8chains dressed for the 4wd ride
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    m1jeep watching the proceedings, also suited up for the tough ride ahead
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    CCer missing

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    pre-ride meeting
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    on the beach trail
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    spafxer fell the right direction coming down a rocky section
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    xymotic managed to wash out the front end in a silty section
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    then gets the 610 back on it's feet
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    a break at the ranger station
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    no, not a terrible street accident, just spaxfer trying to find a reason for his bike stalling - checking the kickstand switch
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    off again, we meet another adv group at a trail crossing
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    our group is only 5 this leg
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    someone took a photo of me (xymotic/klammer? i forget) to prove i was along for the ride
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  16. CCer

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    mandatory water-crossing pics

    klammer
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    motocrazy - this girl can ride!
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    xymotic - hey buddy, how's the shoulder? didn't seem to slow you down through those high-speed whoops!
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    another break
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    then a longer one at this nice spot
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    motocrazy's hubby david setting up a group shot
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    beer break!
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    that's all the pics i took since it started raining and some bunch of ff's egged us in to crossing some deep water making it that much tougher to take wet gloves off and on to take pictures. not to mention the couple gallons of water in my boots. fyyff. all in all a great time.
  17. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    Dale,
    Thanks for the RR and the great pics, looks you had a good time. Hope to see you on some future ride.

    Only about 2 more weeks and I should be back to work and then I get to ride again.

    Charlie
  18. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Great ride report Dale.

    I just got back, first effort camping went pretty good.

    I really want to thank Klammer for leading us singletrack noobs on a great ride. :thumb

    I also would like to tell Klammer to shove it since it appears that now I've got another expensive addiction which may require even more money to satiate. :fyyff Klammer!

    I'll post a few pics later tonight after I get unpacked. That fukin tree had it comin is all I'm saying:evil
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    spafxer just dropped me off at my house half hour ago. though i didn't ride....it was fun enough to see everyone had a great ride...everyone? i guess a few went home saturday night without saying anything.....:wave come on dudes...wozzzup with that?......:lurk



    anyway..don't forget to thank m1jeep and dunerat for making this event one of the best we FFs ever did this year...sure will have another one next.....:ricky


    will post my pics later.....:beer
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    these are the riders too chicken to ride with javier.............:baby :baby :baby
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