Left Hand Canyon Today!!!

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Patj551, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Totally spur of the moment. Decided to ride LHC today. Will be driving down from Granby. Should be there about 11:30. White Chevy with WR250F #51. Never been there before so it'll be fun exploring! Inmates are welcome!
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  2. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    I rode it yesterday. It is all dry and loose. Have fun
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  3. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    It's all your fault! Saw your post and decided to hell with work!!!! Thanks!
    Pat
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  4. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Ahhhhh! Just what the doctor ordered! Thoroughly enjoyed riding LHC today. I'm so bad with names....Thanks go out to Advrider on Husaberg who showed us around. Appreciate the tour! Great BIG THANKS to burly KTM guy who helped us wrangle BuilderScott's "lightweight" DRZ back up the hill & onto the trail. Scott, glad you're OK & that pretty lil DR of yours finally has a scratch on it! :lol3
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  5. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    I'm tired. And sore. Was a good day. :thumb Thanks for making the trip Pat!

    Yeah, my 10 year old DRZ finally has some scratches, as does my 42 year old body...

    :freaky
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  6. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Sounds like a pretty typical LHC day.
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  7. BoulderGuy

    BoulderGuy out ridin'....

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    Glad you guys had fun! I assume you went and hit some of the singletrack?
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  8. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    Not exactly...BuilderScott washed out his front end & did not "stay the trail." He & bike landed about 40' down very steep embankment off 287b. Took about an hour to get the bike back on the trail. (Push, pull, ride for 3 feet, fall over & repeat!) We could smell anti freeze & Scott needed to get his kids so we moseyed back to the truck & headed home.

    The GoPro captured the moment, including me riding back looking for Scott who is waving his hands and hollering "Pat!" While I putz right on by! :rofl We watched the crash 5 or 6 times but it didn't look nearly as gnarly on playback as real life!

    That was my first visit to LHC. I'll be back & ready to explore the single track. Thanks again for showing us around Guy!
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  9. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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  10. Patj551

    Patj551 Motorcycle & Empowerment Coach

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    That's why it's called "adventure riding!
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  11. BoulderGuy

    BoulderGuy out ridin'....

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    Ouch!
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  12. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    Scott, can we get a better angle on the video next time?:norton
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  13. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    See, I don't need you to brake check me. I can crash all by myself. :p3rry
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  14. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Oh man.. I've always thought that would be a crappy place to fall. Lucky you stopped when you did. :eek1

    As usual, video doesn't come close to really showing what a drop that is.
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  15. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Luckily the DRZ knew not to go beyond the NF boundary line. :deal

    Ok, a little...
    [​IMG]
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  16. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Damn Scott, glad it wasn't worse.
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  17. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    No kidding.

    Ready to ride another day.:clap
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  18. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    At least you missed hitting the rock... :wink:

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  19. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Ummm... :shog
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