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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by GalacticGS, Mar 22, 2011.
google ram mount. i have a 60csx on a ram mount. maybe you can modify a simlar mount.
The guy that helped you out with the clutch lever is Ron, DeapSea not dirtdiver.
I would take full credit but it was actually Ron, DeapSea.
Stand by for pics and vids. Had such a great time both riding and hanging out with you guys. I'll be back next year and ready to ride Chloride and Titus, two that I have yet to do. I'll also take on Steel Pass again and try to ride all the way around the back to that crater that I've never seen yet. I can check off the geologist cabin and Striped Butte, thanks to all the riders who kept me moving. I found a great little canyon to ride on Sat after sleeping in and taking it easy. Rainbow Canyon Road starts at the airstrip at Stovepipe and goes across the valley into the canyon Nwest of the airstrip/campground. Sun was a little stint to Darwin via the falls and I finally found the fishpond thanks to two riders who pointed it out. Almost rode by without stopping~! Great food, great people, great beer and jello shots! Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
Black is the right color for a Multistrada; it shows the dirt better!
hey suz, when i saw you coming back from the cabin and heading towards mengel for the 2nd time, i said to myself...this gal kicks ass! good job and be there again next year. lots of places to ride and things to see.
thanks for all your help.
Never had the nuts to ride my Multi on the likes of the rides these cats get after....besides I drop my bike to much Looks like you got after it! They make a bottom plate I think??
PAUL, YOU ARE ONE FANTASTIC SOCIALLY HOSPITABLE HERMIT....
you are true to your words and thanks for being there for all the thisty pucking pucks.
let's see what's inside
this beats being in south pass freezing your butts.....
only psr can top this joint...:eek1
Looks like you guys had a blast down in Goler. That must've been entertaining
So... I be one of the many non-nOObs that crashed the party
Knowing the area well and also knowing this would be a quality event, just couldn't pass up the opportunity. My friend rfmorris got a rare weekend pass and permission to come along. Also used this ride to try out camping off of the little bike. Sure, I cheated a little by letting DSM8 haul up my tent and some comfort clothes, but what the heck.
Day 1: ~240 miles
Got off to a late start due to the lousy weather. Didn't feel the need to get soaked in the first few miles, so we waited 'til just after 11:00am when the clouds suddenly cleared. Still, we expected to get damp thru the Cajon Pass, but hoped for better conditions up in the high dez.
Packed and ready to roll.
Heading into clouds on Baldy Mesa after clearing a mile of mud.
rfmorris has 'experience' with mud and today history would repeat...
Racing toward Adelanto Still dark clouds above, but more blue sky ahead
Stopped in Silver Lakes to gas up and drop the rain layer.
Never seen so much water in the Mojave River. The crossing was wild
Roosting thru the Iron Mtns on our way to Hinkley.
Aiming for Black Canyon across the east end of Harper Dry Lake.
Pit stop at the petroglyphs.
Springtime in the dezert. Ahhhhh.....
Just cuz I like this one
Grass Valley wilderness.
Flying past Red Mtn.
Makin' up time on a short bit of pavement.
Backroad into Trona.
Stopped at Trails End in Trona for an early dinner 'cause we might not make it to PSR in time.
Lots of locals hangin out there this friday eve. Some interesting folk :huh
Top o the Slate Range... Shadows getting looong.
We take a little single-track down into Panamint Valley...
... which brings us out at the mouth of Fish Canyon.
West side Panamint Road and the race to Ballarat begins
A 'quick' stop turned into a beer break and then the lights went out.
Into the night.
We shared headlights around Indian Ranch road, then up the pavement to PSR, arriving who knows when.
Found a place to setup tents (thanks Danny, Alon, Tomer) then over to DSM8's dryer fire for relaxing beers and warming tequila
Great way to end a great day
> Day 2
> Day 3
Haha rock on dude
This road runner came right up to me while I was sitting on my bike and just stood there looking at me with a lizard in his mouth. This bird must have imprinted on a human.
seth woke up from his nap for a pretty good run down the valley to westside. it was fun seth, hopefully we can do it again...kevin
I've been yammering about DV since my first time in 2009. The stars aligned and Jason and my son Joe signed up to go. First ADV event for Joe.
Got in on Friday and headed for Ballarat. Rolled up to the store and saw a few FF's having a break. Saw Larry (GalacticGS) who would ride with us on Saturday. I had heard Pleasant Canyon was a fun ride, so we set off to see.
Jason and the mighty KLR
Turns out the climb was not the preferred warmup ride, so we reversed course and headed back down.
Joe on his very capable XT
Make it back down and had a quick look around.
Back on the road and headed for Wildrose Canyon.
Amazing scenery and getting colder every minute we climb.
We arrived at the kilns to find quite a bit of snow still on the ground. Last year the snow was mostly left in the shadows.
From there we headed back to PSR for dinner.
Next day we met up with Larry and headed off to Beatty with hopes Titus Canyon would be open. Guess they had a hard time waking the guy with the key up as it was still closed when we passed by. On to Beatty for gas.
Made the stop at Ryolite.
4FF's on the sofa
With Titus closed, Larry led us up to Chloride. Amazing views.
The view from our "lunch table"
We arrived at the top of Chloride and were greeted by another crew finishing their lunch. Nice guys. Fellow asks me where we came from and on to where we had our base camp. In the same breath he said they were staying in Beatty because PSR was full due to the ADV riders. After a thoughtful pause I did tell them we were some of the FF's that were responsible for there extra drive time. I didn't get tossed off the cliff so I felt it was a very good day.
After lunch, we made our way back down with Larry and Joe in front and Jason and I bringing up the rear. We came around a corner in a wash a came up on Joe standing in the sand. WTF? He explained that his front tire caught the wrong line and he was off into the bushes only to be rudley stopped by a rock. This launches Joe and his bike through the bush and over the rock and onto his head.
We played the what day is it game and he was fine. He also got props by some other FF's that got to see the almost-carnage. After a short break, we mount up and head for PSR.
Sunday was lazy. We rode to Darwin and saw Miller Spring and some burro poo.
We stopped at Father Crowley overlook and took in what we had seen and done for the past few days. I had a blast and was glad to be able to share it with Joe, Jason and all of the rest of you FF's.
It was a lot of fun. Thanks Joel for all of the hard work, time and worry. Thanks to the volunteers who made this ride better in their own way.
here is a linky to some photos
Yeah . . sorry to come home to 20 degree temps :huh
Very nice meeting some of you west coast fellas. What an amazing place to ride.
Hope to get back out there soon.
My bike is all repaired, a million thanks to Lior for his speedy repairs. In my ride home last night, I was a bit hot on the throttle and got stopped by the po po... 93 in a 65... although he ONLY wrote me for 83 in a 65...
I love my bike...
hey serge, lots of nice pics there in your album.
looks like you guys had a great time.
thanks for coming bt, though it was short, that gave you a great reason to come back.
congrats on the purchase...very nice! hope to see you and the bike next time.
joel, thanks for hosting this event. even though me made plans do certian routes, everything feel apart once we got there: to cold to hit hotsprings on thursday, friday we headed to ballart, pleasant canyon-too much snow to cross, so we went up next canyon (suprise) only to find more impassable snow! turned back only to meet up w/razr, he then preceded to show us some bitchen sinletrack thru the rocks!
saturday, we went towards hunter-snow again so it was off to lippencot-racetrack-uhehebe crator and back via pavement (not planned route as were were gonna head over hunter but snow adverted that!)
then slabbed it back gingerly as we were all low on fuel! only two of us ran out less than a mile away from stovepipe wells thanks to an unknown ride on drz400 that splashed me alittle gas!
look who we found outside our campsite
brawnwin? and company!
off towards ballart
ballarat for some refrements before heading up suprise canyon!
looking down on suprise canyon-took high road!
briggs cabin. very cool! this is totallt set up for camping-!
this is the larger cabin !
kap telling us what he thinks of ROCKS
top of surprise canyon for a rest!
hidezkev checking out his new ride!
after stopping by at the loner's bar, we headed out towards west side road, while others chose to ride the same trails we rode in.
mike, our new recruit
took a break at the warm springs mine
kj broke his subframe and ended up carrying his extra gas on his back
another abandoned mine in front of us
mike making dust
left on west side and rode north
this road just went on and on
seth was always on the attack mode
near the end of west side rd
then onto the pavement...check out the colors
the road is impeccable
bikes in staggered formation
53 on 55 and 85°F as we get near furnace creek
glimpse of mesquite dunes
friday was a good one, though lots of spills, no one really got hurt badly. lots of miles and good mix of terrains.
Thanks Joel ! I had a blast and already eyeing the next events !
In my own defense...
I wasn't blinking - any idiot can be caught doing that. I was entering a carne asada-induced Zen state and becoming one with the universe, if only for a brief moment.
That garlic/pepper salsa-paste was awesome - and it burned me twice!