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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.
that's not the one we are looking for? I'm smelling a pay off!
Gery, I was on the red Honda XR650L.
You ride that XT225 well, I was impressed by your skill, and hearing that engine constantly "screaming!"
I don't think there's much that can be done with that bike, your only real alternative is to get a larger displacement bike and have it lowered for you.
Ok so here's the german u- boat
and the aftermath
It was a fun day and we all made it to big bear this time!
That rock strewn stream crossing was very tough, the darn rocks would just move under the tires and the bike just bucked and wobbled unpredictably in every direction possible.
I was wishing I had a much lighter bike, that's for sure
I'm lucky I didn't have an Austrian U-Boat!
Post away. We've all got those moments. Some are documented and some are not.
It's been almost two years since my last moneyshot. I relish each and every one of them. I'm going to use it as my screensaveron my computer.
That water was the perfect temp.
BTW, I noticed that I was the only one throwing a roost/wake from the entry point. What's up with that? Oh yeah, I guess this picture shows the result
I'm so proud of this pic that I already cross posted it over in Thumpers.
These are actually both of TBarstow. Also on an X-Challenge with big tank, but he was wearing colorful jersery and pants. I was wearing mostly all black. Post mine up please :)
First off thanks to everyone in the advance group.....really good group of riders that played well together - great leading Sito Thanks Joel for putting it together, and to Dunerat for providing support and laughs.
Unfortunately I only had my camera phone with me on this ride so very few pictures.
This is the river crossing. Really nice and clear. Kind of hides how deep it is but at least you can see the some of the boulders.
After the river crossing there's some more boulders you have to negotiate. Long legs help.
Here's Wally looking for a line.
Sometimes over the big rocks is easier then around them
After that it was a nice goat trail on an exposed cliff :huh but fortunately we didn't have to air lift anyone's bike out.
^ That is hard core!
I'll stick with the recreational group!
Hey Rob, looks like you might still be back at McDonalds. Did you not have it running after that? I would had thought it would had sent out a signal of where it last was...several in fact, unless of course it ran out of batteries.
Best of lucking finding it!
nice pics sean and mark!
we beg for more, bring on the rest...
Made it back safe and almost sound. Very swollen calf from one of my 4? incidents! Best one was where for no apparent reason my bike went bouldering. Sito chased for miles screaming while I rode comfortably totally tuned out listening to Italian classical music. WTF was Sito carrying on about when we finally had to stop for another rider? Could it be the flaming Husky? Ripped a fuel line off while bouldering. Only spewed a few gallons. Who would have thought Sito was such an environemtalist?
Other than a few dropped bolts and one sheared faring mount bolt it was going pretty OK. That is until the bike stopped turning left?? One dropped bolt managed to wedge itself very securely in the steering lock. Took a while to sort that one out. Thanks again Tim.
CDub and I missed the dirt turnoff after lunch. We rode back up to past where we knew Rob had last been seen with us. Didn't see anyone so we both took pavement back. I finished the day off getting thoroughly lost in Riverdino.
I would say the batteries were dying at MCDonald's. Oh well,I gues I need a new spot.
And right now you can get "free" tracking with purchase of replacement program. SPOT's looking out for you Rob :)
since dr was sweeping for the recreational riders, he left the rock crawler at home and brought the stock rubicon instead... hey noel, thanks for the drinks...
just about ready
eggroll on cleghorn
this rider on the xrl is not exactly a recreational rider...
can't wait to see what's in that helmet cam
san diego rider vrago on his xt225; gery did well throught the ride, except on straightway and pavement where he didn't have the hp.
cleghorn in most part was in great shape
view of the trails we just did
robert aka francisthepig rode well his gs8 very well.......
hermosags, the other gs8 ( i think we had a total of 4 gs8 las sunday)
we caught up with the first group, here's jon and sito doing the synchronize head turn..
Looks like I missed a good outing
Not many 950As cross there. SEs, a few maybe. Adventures, 2 that I've heard of.