Meltdown 11

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by wachs, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Been a weird and hardy winter so far. Things warmed up though the past 5 days and the earth began to thaw. Most of the snow down here on the edge of the desert shrunk to small patches and the deep freeze the soil has been in has softened up a lot. Still not enough to drain the soil so there’s an unusual amount of water with no place to go.

    Fired up the 525 yesterday (sunday) and rode to nearby BLM land. Ran into my neighbor Steve who was on his way home from a nice loop.

    “It’s perfect right now! Follow my roost, there’s a bunch of excellent single track.”

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    Had to wait under a tree in the sudden rain a few minutes for Ryan who was coming from the northern border of this riding area.

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    Got on Steve's tracks right away. It quit raining for about 14 miles and we rode all kinds of soaking wet to super grippy trails.

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    Started raining again but it was so warm, it didn’t bother us. Figured to get as wet as we could stand and high-tail it for the barn.

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    Stopped to clean goggles and maybe the squall will blow over, which it did.

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    Didn’t shoot photos of the single track or even the best of the action but we goofed around before splitting up.

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    We don’t get this kind of mud very often, 300 days of the year it’s extremely dusty so for us - a good time!

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    And then we went our separate ways.


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    I'm traveling to the Vancouver Motorcycle Show tomorrow so the vision of being indoors for a few days NOT riding - made getting totally soaked in the desert sound like an appropriate decision.


    Hosed off the bike, lubed the chain and that's that. :D
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  2. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Good to see you guys got a thaw. Looks like a hoot!
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  3. KTM Meltdownage

    KTM Meltdownage Under Stimulated

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    nice, right in the backyard of where I grew up!!!! Great splash pics.
    :freaky
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  4. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Great lokin' Winter ride...
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  5. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    It' sure nice to have a little repreive of Winter, here in January.
    Helps us all make it through.:ricky
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  6. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    WEnt out again yesterday and it's even better now!

    Brad making his way up the hill, Black Butte on the horizon. It's 55 degrees.

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    We wandered around finding lots of good single track and some miles of whoops too.

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    Got home just before the sun set.

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    The ground is thawed and there's even a little dust. I bet Henderson Flats is as good as it ever gets right now.
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  7. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :clap Glad you guys are getting some riding in, too! :thumb
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  8. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    We are supposed to see 60 and sun this weekend. Your photos only add to the stoke level.

    Nice knobby prints in the soil!
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