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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by M1Jeep, May 5, 2014.
KM has hard trails?:huh
Have you been on the connector between fish creek and troy?
I think you took me on it right?
If it's the whooped out trail I'm thinking...
The area has some of the best places for breaks, beer breaks and easy ways out if you need it.
Klammer, you must change your location to: "work that is all"
Yeah, a 650 size bike is severely disadvantaged up there. A KTM 200 is kinda the shiznit...you never get out of second gear anyway. Anything over 250lbs is just asking for a severe workout.
I love this pic, Bitwrench and I were on 'big bikes' (husky 610 and 630) doing a dualsport route out to Cannell with my kid and I decided we should take the shortcut back to Sherman Pass on the black diamond trail instead of going all the way back around on the road. I've ridden everything up there with lightbikes and thought gee, how tough can it be? Going down would have been no problem, but climbing those 5 miles on a 350lb bike was simply insanity.
We got our asses handed to us. My kid was at the top waiting, chomping his 'tater chips and chuckling at us when we finally rolled up. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack trying to manhandle that pig, and all at 9K feet. I rarely drop a bike, so I've got this funny expression like, 'how the hell did that happen?'
My son decided he could make it across the Kern out at the end of Monache - that was Rich's last event. Guys were falling all over the place mid-stream. Of course he stalled it in the middle. Ha ha.
Yepper's, that was a proper workout. Would like another crack at that trail on my smaller bike.
And in other news.... I quit my job today, so I may join ya'll up thar...
Assuming I can get one of my bikes running.. heh
Ok Chris & Jackson, how about 500+ pound bikes on KM single track?
Has anyone seen Fudgey latley?
The place does have some nice meadows...
yeah, well at least I think they understand now the trail damage this kind of activity causes. Sheesh.
On one hand we have Chris Horgan pushing for trials rear tires on litebikes to mitigate damage, and then on the other we have people with adventure bikes thinking they are 'good enough' to get them through these trails. OMFG.
There are PLENTY of jeep roads for bigger bikes. It's like the kwads as well, they let them punch out the trails in Big Bear to the point they've ruined it. I won't ride up there anymore. On a dualsport yeah, on 2-track, but no TST for me anymore, it's too dangerous. I had two head-ons in one day up there sometime back, that was enough. Consider us damn fortunate they can't get them out on the trails in KM or they would be ruined too.
Okay, stepping off soapbox.
You actually have a very valid point! I have seen a few of the animals that can tackle the harder trails on the big bikes. But they sure do tear up the single track when they dig a hole.
I actually did some exploring a few seasons back on the jeep trails and had a blast. Here is my weapon of choice.
Still not sure if I will be using trials tires this year or knobbies/Tubliss with super low pressure.
Put your street tires on you pussy
i just marked my calendar.
FUCK NOOOO! I'm a pusssy!
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Trials tire for KM, team SOS. just don't put it on backwards...enjoy the traction.
Hi Rich... I'm in... probably have a few fellers with me... mostly plated dirt bikes. Maybe a sticker bike or two.
Look forward to meeting you.
But but you did meet him in Johnson Valley a few years back...
On one of your Riders rides.
My brain only goes back a year and then purges all memory...
That's also when I met Perry and his son, who had recently joined the military. Good times!
Can't wait to go up there and ride sounds like a lot of fun. Never been there :eek1
Looks like im going to do a 950SE ride up, camp, party, sleep, then back home
It would be great meeting up with you in KM again, but this date....no can do.
Hopefully see you on another ride soon.
Hey there John. It's been a while man. Next time...or maybe big bear in August.