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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by windmill, Nov 5, 2012.
So far, 7 riders/rigs. Don't know how many monkeys.
Holy crap! That was awesome. Forget what I said about everything. Not safe, not easy, not good weather. Holy crap!
Will post ride report tonight!
Home safe. That was awesome. Thank you all for saving my bacon. Will post pics as soon as I can.
Yup totally safe ride, well we did have one fellow go over the side of the mountain but no serious injuries and we managed to recover the rig which had very little damage, come out and play with just be advised we are the type of people your Mom warned you about.
Buy some lottery tickets, you have been smiled upon. I cant begin to express the relief felt when I saw you standing in the road smiling and waving.
A story in pictures
8 rigs,10 folks
Out on the road
Great view when its clear
OH SHIT, RIDER MISSING, no time for talk I head back up the mountain............
Rigless rider, SAFE............
The rig 30' down an embankment
Setting up the winch and rope puller
And it starts right up.
My own journey home was not without mishap myself.... After leaving windmill on I-90, Kathy and I picked up a nail in our front tire and spent an hour by the side of the road doing a tube repair. Would have been done a little faster had I not forgotten that the front axle is left hand thread. The re-install took me about 15 minutes of struggle before I remembered it was left hand thread
We had a great time and so glad we all made it home safe.
Looks like a great time youguys
I really need a Ural...
Sorry I couldn't make it today, guys.
V-Strom's a pretty tough rig. I ran mine off the toad a few times and never more that a broken mirror or a scratched fairing.
Who dat with the 1100 rescue rig? Must be Jay, right?
I am so jealous I was not able to make it. The road from Manchester, CA to Eureka, CA was fantastic today. Cool and sunny. Now 3 days in Eureka before heading home.
Thanks for the pictures and great ride reports. The motorcycle Gods were looking after you today.
It was an adventure.
It was an amazing piece of luck that the Glen and his rig survived with only a few bumps and scrapes. It was a 45 degree slope, no rocks or trees where he went down, just vine maple, that acted almost like a net.
I was cutting with an ax, and Mr. Cob was using his chain saw while being belayed by rope.
You cant see it in my pictures, but it was actually a 2 pull recovery, Jay with his electric winch, and Daves rope puller tied off to another rig. I steered the rig as it came up, and Glen was pulling me up.
It went fairly smoothly, it was a bit of work to clear a path, and Jay had to do some trouble shooting to get the electric winch working. Hopefully some other folks will post pictures and video.
There was only about an inch of snow, inclines modest ,the roads in decent condition, and most of the rigs were on street tires, I think only Dave and I had more aggressive tires, and Jay was running regular car tires, Nobody was having any issues with traction. Glen has the OE tires on his Storm, and being a new rig pilot, it sounds like he just found the limits of traction for sport tires.
I have a rope puller, but I'm pricing electric winches.
Looks like you all had a great Adventure, glad all survived safely.
I remember shoveling lots of "partly cloudy"!
I'm staying in Florida.........
Kathy got some pictures of the recovery....
Mr. Cobb clearing brush for a clear pathway.
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Barry and Glenn righting the rig
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Working up the hill
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Two lines pulling together
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Ready to ride!!!
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My own mishap two miles from home....picked up a stray nail
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the ride report can be found here:
So, Mr Cob fixes Urals with a chain saw and a pair of plyers!
I love tubeless tires.
Damn, I'm really upset I missed this ride now, looked like a fantastic day out.
On the plus side, we did get to watch our kid get third in the state volleyball championships, but still ... !