Mid-Summer High Desert Loop with the Beta Boyz

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by riceless, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    These guys run a new Beta shop in Palm Springs. I just met them last week and took them for a loop today. Great riders and those Betas! Ooo Those Betas!:drif

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    Dave & Mike both are fast.

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    And all around good guys.

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    Being a bit rusty from not riding for a month, I flailed all the way up this climb.

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    Only to end up in a crumpled heap near the top.

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    With a flooded bike... then a dead battery.

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    Tried bump 'er to life on the way down.

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    Three times

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    No luck

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    Ok, I gotta go out and water the trees before it gets dark. Then you'll get (in my best Paul Harvey voice)... "The Rest of the Story".
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  2. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Luckily The Mighty 950 fixed itself. Just needed a little break.

    Dave enjoyed the hill

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    It was getting hot so we found some shade at the Japanese Camp arroyo.

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    Then up to higher/cooler elevations via The Switchbacks. Dave says," I don't need no Stinking Swithchbacks!"

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    We rode some more fun stuff after that but all my energy was reserved for riding.

    I did document some sampling of the Orange Koolaid.

    Dave 1st

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    Then Mike

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    I think I heard one of them use the term "Goldwing" in his description of the experience. :dunno Different strokes for different folks.

    I on the other hand liked the Beta alot. They were both 450s. One in race trim the other more trail oriented in set up. Both Fast. I hope to get a chance to sample them again on some technical terrain. Thanks for riding with me today fellas. :wave


    We split up at Pappy & Harriet's and as I rolled over the last saddle and dropped into the valley I live in, I thought to myself

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    everybody says only a Fool would do a hundred mile loop in the desert in August! And I say to that... "Uhhhh, what's yer point?"

    Besides, it's still July. :ricky
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  3. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    All around Awesome :clap :clap :clap
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  4. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    That hill climb looks cool. Fun stuff. I got to ride out there next summer. At least they did not call it a "Oldwing" hehe. But I get the reference.
    How high is the high desert?
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  5. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    We started at 2900' and maxed out at 6200'. Trying to avoid the heat. I think we were pretty successful.
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