Mendo NF Rally III

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by mootsuno, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Eggroll

    Eggroll Been here awhile

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    Wife say she need a vacation (it on the same week):deal
    I won't be making this one:cry, you guys have fun and ride safe!
    Randal(r3r3r)suggested I bring the wife along, but he have not meet her yet!:lol3

    Eggroll
  2. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    Go to the first post and hit the paypal link. We're not full yet but getting close.
  3. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Like mine... :lol3
  4. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I'm in! I really missed being there last year...

    paypal paid... riding in on my R1200GS Adventure...
  5. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    My first year at Mendo, I rode up on my 2002 BMW R1100S street bike, intending on just camping and enjoying a weekend away from work. Thanks to 3DChief (Tim) for introducing me to off road riding... :wings

    Photos and videos from my 2011 experience at the Mendo Rally...

    My campsite...
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    Icing the pony keg...
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    Dean's kitchen setup...
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    My nemesis...
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    Video of the famed water crossing...
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  6. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  7. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  8. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  9. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    This is my attempt on the KLR250... Later in the same day, I attempted the same water crossing on a Yamaha 225, with the same result...

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  10. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I'm in this photo somewhere... can you find me?.. :lol3

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    Riding 3DChief's little KLR250 and decked out in my full-on street gear... and signaling aliens in space...
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    One of the road hazards encountered... (er, I'm referring to the log... Dude...)
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    The pre-ride discussion on my first ever off-road experience... Thanks again Tim! (3DChief)
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  11. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    After having a blast on my first off-road experience, I bought a 2007 BMW G650X Challenge from HotMamaandMe (Cory). After completing the transaction, I headed back to Mendo and tried the water crossing again... I made it both times...

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  12. Speed Racer

    Speed Racer Falling is bad

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    You and yours will be missed. Hope all goes well for you on the eastern side.
  13. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    Dang Andy, I was just getting over missing this:cry and you had to post pics and videos! :lol3

    We had a blast and glad we were able to convert you to the dirty side! If you get up this direction, the KLR250 is still sitting in the barn waiting and could probably use another good washing!:D Lots of similar roads around here, I can ride all the way to Idaho (100 miles) and never touch pavement!

    Everybody have a good time and be safe, look forward to seeing the pictures and videos!:ricky

    Tim
  14. bayarearider

    bayarearider Been here awhile

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    Payment sent. Can you please confirm ?
  15. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I'll be heading to Alaska later this spring and either on the way there or on the way back, I plan to travel through Montana and visiting, if you are up for that... My schedule is extremely flexible and can even stick around for a bit to do some trail riding - you willing to show me around? I'll be on something just a bit larger than a KLR250 though... :lol3

    Remember this wrong turn?

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  16. leo_jb

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    I just re-read through the entire post, and I think it would be worthwhile to summarize the logistics for us first-timers. Be great if someone could clean this up and add it to the first page.

    Dates: Thursday, May 2 to Monday, May 6

    Location: Fuller Grove Campground, Mendocino National Forest


    Meals: Dinner provided Friday and Saturday nights. Some snacks available, but breakfast and lunch on your own(?)

    Nearest Gas in Upper Lake(?)

    Potable water and pit toilets in the campground. No showers.

    Small store nearby (Soda Creek Store). Others? Any private marinas or campgrounds open that might have supplies? Restaurants?

    Looking forward to it. Trying to figure out how much food to bring.
  17. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  18. K. L. Rocket

    K. L. Rocket Big bouncy make big happy

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    I'll give it a whack, everyone feel free to add to it or correct as necessary.

  19. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Tepid Adventurer

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    First timer here. Is the campground close enough to the water to bring my kayak for an evening paddle?

    Duh. Just looked at the map.
  20. K. L. Rocket

    K. L. Rocket Big bouncy make big happy

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    Bring it. There's a boat launch inbetween the group and individual campgrounds, and there's a sweet launch spot into the lagoon at the group campground, too. More toys = more fun. :clap

    Can I take it for a spin? :evil