Riceless Slices Up Johnson Valley with a RAZR

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by riceless, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    The phone conversation was like talking to a broken record.

    RAZR, "I wanna ride"

    Me, "The wind is icy and howlin'"

    RAZR, "I wanna ride"

    Me, "It's 30 degrees right now"

    Razr, "I wanna ride"

    Me, "It's gonna snow"

    RAZR, "I wanna ride"

    Me, "You'll have to pick me up"

    RAZR, "I wanna ride"

    Me, "Let's Ride"

    Means Dry Lake

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    We both had on so many layers of gear we could barely move.

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    and this was headed our way

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    Johnson Valley is an Open Area so you don't have to stay on the trails.

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    But the combination of rocks & sand

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    Can make for some tricky footing.

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    We rode off trail alot.:D

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    Picking our way though the hills

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    All the while keeping an eye on the approaching storm.

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    We had gotten into a rhythm of riding hard for 30 minutes, then stopping for a couple 'till my heart rate came back down below 100bpm. Picking your line through the cresote bushes at speed is quite exhilarating. Traction was...perfect!

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    Dinosaur skull.

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    I've been trying to find a special section of an Enduro from a season ago without any luck. "Till now.:clap

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    I told RAZR I wouldn't post this... yeah right.:rofl

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    He got even on this little drop though. After getting multiple photos of me bulldoggin' it down, he rides the mighty 525 down. No problema.:shog

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    These little arroys are really fun.

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    North JV has some great singletrack.

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    The desert behind RAZR has been used for off road racing for more than 50 years. Just look at how tore up & ugly it is now. :confused:dunno

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    Running out of daylight we headed back to Means but we still had time for a little duneplay.

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    RAZR liked the sandhills alot. Dunerat, you should be expecting a call from him soon.:wink:

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    On the way home it started snowing and made unloading alot easier..for me.

    RAZR unloaded while I took pictures.:lol3

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    Thanks for comin' out for a HDJV ride RAZR. I had a blast! :thumb

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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    very nice!

    brent on an exc...this is just plain cheating...and i'm starting to miss the mighty 950......:cry
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  3. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    nice and nice......can you find your way back:deal
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  4. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    Good stuff! I'm looking forward to riding in JV next month. How far north of Means Dry Lake/Boone Road is the 'good singletrack'?

    Thanks for the pics.
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  5. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Awesome ride, and snow to boot!
    Not sure I like that cheater bike Brent :lol3

    It's hard seeing all these great desert rides while on the DL :cry
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  6. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    It is icy and cold up here too. We headed out to Olympia because we were all having dirt withdrawls bad. Found a few trails that were doable, but my friends big 950 couldn't quite get the traction to push that pig up some of the hills.

    Went home after someone bit it on the forest service road (ice). Thinking about studding some knobs now. :evil
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  7. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    :nod


    Kinda boring huh.:snore



    Between 5 & 15 miles depending on your definition of "good". The farther north, the gooder it gets. :wink:
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  8. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    Awesome. I like the 'gooder' trails. My group has 80-90 mile range with our fuel tanks. Maybe a little less with the JV sand! :lol3 Any chance you want to lead 2-3 guys on your technical enduro routes around Feb 8-10th?

    Will be there for the KOH race. Last year we found stuff but had a hard time linking the singletrack after it went through a wash...and the tracks were washed away. Can supply beer & food afterwards :dg.
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  9. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    i'm workin on vids and pics later tonight.

    Ms. RAZR was waitin for me when i got home:ddog (kinda late:evil) so no vid uploading until today.



    what a GREAT ride!!!

    a tad cold, but better than 105 degrees the last time i was in Johnson Valley:huh

    as always, it was great riding with you, Brent !!! :thumb
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  10. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    I can't commit to it now but hit me up again when the time gets closer. :thumb
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  11. GB

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    Looks like a great ride!! Thanks for the large pics and report :thumb
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  12. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    While we are waiting for RAZR to post up his pics, here's a video of the Enduro section "Capt Toad's Wild Ride". I have tried to find this place several times since the Enduro without any luck until yesterday.

    The video was taken during the race. Enjoy.

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  13. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but looks like you got passed by a few Checkers M/C riders? Just askin'.
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  14. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Yes. Typically, 300s and 450s are better suited for this type of terrain. 950s are better on two-track.
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  15. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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  16. mac inger

    mac inger Been here awhile

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    :freaky:freaky

    Go Trapcode Shine !

    Nice one Razr :)
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  17. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    :hmmmmm Hmmm...Macspeak



    Cool RAZR. When's the feature film? :norton
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  18. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    feature film ........... maybe in April by the speed of me getting these vids done.:lol3

    but seriously, that trailer took me the longest on all the trailers i've done so far.
    we did a lot of GOOD riding and it's hard to cut it down.:0-0
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  19. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    It's bitchin'. Thanks again.
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  20. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Nice ! :clap Beautiful place !


    Jonesing here, the ground is frozen solid :cry
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