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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by pcvance, Jun 15, 2012.
They liked my bike.....
How's the Kern county jail?
See....You should have just rode it there, that way they wouldn't have been able to catch you
Can't we all just get along?
Another excellent weekend.
I got up there early enough Friday to drink.
Catfish was waiting. PC and a limping dog came into camp and then a Mecedes with a microwave. Plenty of firewoood and warm temps.
Ben crawled out of his box Sat am and we hit the breakfast of champions trail, no bent bars this time.
We went up to check the snow level and got denied a few ways....
So Perry and the krew decided they had enough of Jungle and threw the mad man on to us!
the only reason Jungle didn't stay and ride Monday was he ran out of beers! ... not energy
Los Sheriff's had to kick kick his arse out! cuz they had enough of him .. VAMONOS!
the jungle man cooling off
Ferny and Jessie
gotta stay to the right!
having fun yet?
we set up this trap for lunch but no luck! we went hungry
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That spot looks vaguely familar
Those are trials tires! Who did your suspension?
Was it epic because moto tours was'ent riding with you?
I love riding with Jungle, but that second day might have killed us... we almost died up there on Saturday.
We had a great group of five on Saturday, Mike the Catfish from the North, Rob the Orange beast from the OC, Ben Excndez from Bako, John Jungle mototours from the OC and myself pcvance from Visalia.
We rode to places we should not have been able to this time of year and had to pick our way through some snow drifts to get out of there...:eek1
it was green beer and green single malt on the green hill this weekend...
Max, ripped his paw and was not a happy camper
our good buddy Jeff AKA Bolt could'nt be here so here's a poser for ya Jeff
here's Ben blasting through the snow on his fifty horse two wheel sleigh
Ben here checking Catfish's tire pressure
more to come.....
Perry that last picture doesn't nearly tell the whole story. I grabbed Catfish's front tire just as he was about to loop out right there. I caught it right at the balance point of "oh shit" and "thank god". In the right place at the right time.
Snowmobile? you don't need no stinking snowmobile!!!
Thanks for the brew and the ride, good times............
Yeah it reminds me of the Jimmy Lewis class drills on balance point practice.
Nice save! That's the exact spot where theGrinch bent the shit out of his bars.
a few more pics
Jessie still wasn't tired so he rolled this boulder about 60 feet into the river took him about 30 minutes with brakes dang think was heavy at the end he fell in with it ... wish I would got some vid .. lol .... aaah too be young again!
Needles, love this pic... the small upward rock formation in the front and that pointy tree to the right just makes this picture!
no need to talk about the backdrop
more cave pics
if you look closely in the center a "tree"
had to take a picture of this red rock / yellow rock - the only one around for miles. dino egg?
I'm sure there some pre-historic story to this but no time to investigate ...
must keep riding plus I have some jungle man on my back!
Nice pics Ralph, I gotta check out the cave next time I'm on that trail.
That's Packsaddle Cave. It's a shame that so much vandalism has destroyed it though. You can see all of the broken off Stalactites and Stalagmites on the ceiling and floor. Many are more than a foot in diameter. There are a few columns left from where they have joined from top to bottom. It takes hundreds of years, maybe thousands for them to form. It takes some jackass minutes to break them off.
I used to hike to it with my scout troop. (insert some sick scout joke here).
Great pictures Ralphy. It looks like you and your sons have a great time riding together.
Hey Ben !
hows it goin'
havent been to Rincon for a while
need to get up there
is Durwood crossable already this spring
I'm good and hope you are as well.
That picture is a couple o' three years old. These guys rode Rincon this weekend. They would know about Durwood.
WOW!!! Its singletrack heaven on the green hill!
THANKS John, Perry, Rob, & Ben for a GREAT weekend!
John, Saturday's breakfast of champions hill (squid filter after squid filter after squid filter ...) was a workout for this old fat guy! 10 degrees cooler & some wind would have helped. Thanks for waiting for me.
Actually, the entire peanut gallery was ALWAYS waiting for me with the cameras out every time I got to something interesting. I'm sure I was entertaining, but one of the guys in front of me appeared to be more photogenic.
Yes, THANKS for the assist Ben!!! I owe you buddy!
Yeap, I should send this photo to Jimmy & recommend Ben for his training staff!
Then we rode the sweetest singletrack trails in the trees up to the snow. Just f*cking outstanding!!! Then we were surrounded by SNOW and were going to DIE on the green hill! :eek1 But John had smoked a LOT of cigarettes waiting for me all day, and he ran out. :eek1
Only THEN did he lead us successfully through the snowbank maze back to camp for smoke & booze!
A couple of Saturday photos ... when I remembered I had a camera with me.
Sunset was on the trail, but we were back to camp just before dark. John, THANKS for the EPIC Saturday ride!!! You have the energy levels of a 12yo on crack! I think you & rearsteer are both mad dogs! Can I help it if I like chasing mad dogs?!?
Perry, Rob, & I were interested in a less physically-challenging ride on Sunday than what Jungle had planned with Ralphy & the Rippers(tm). The canyon trails to the lookout tower were easy physically, but VERY narrow & unforgiving of less-than-perfect balance or tire placement. Quite the mental workout.
The scenery was breathtaking! Once you stop. You do not DARE look anywhere else when the curving trail is only 4 inches wide on the side of a STEEP hill.
Sunday photos ...
Can you find Perry & Rob on the singletrack?
Back to camp by 5PM for cocktails & packing! We went to town looking for good burgers. Third place was a charm, and open! Nelda's Diner for a bacon-cheeseburger & a chocolate malt. Mmmm!!!
You guys sure left me a lot of firewood for Sunday night! I had a roaring white-man fire all to myself, and still had enough for Monday morning too!
THANKS everyone for a GREAT weekend!
Nice RR and pics Mike, it was nice meeting and riding with you!
Didn't even get the feet wet....another drought year so far.
Give a shout when you want to ride the lil bike Dave, I'm always ready.
Piute wkend 4/6?