Sequoia National Forest report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by pcvance, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Can I get a WARPED:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky

    RIDE ON!
  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    you're all warped, all of you bastards.:lol3
  3. Ralphy199

    Ralphy199 deer tracker

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    Mike I’m sure there will more opportunities for the another ride/cerveza/carne asada :freaky
    You guys plan it just let me know when? We can ride from your cabin or wherever the ride starts
    I’d say each loco pitch in 7 bucks, we can put a can by the grill / table … no one is counting
    Maybe Scotty can bring his home made cerveza and Jungleman his monkey from Costa Rica to hand out the plates :lol3:lol3
    notmybikemodelname can bring some of those chicken pies to tie us up for the day.... those where good.
    Let me know how many riders will be showing up and I will get the carne/chicken/beans/rice nopalitos/cebollitas grilling!
    Besides riding grilling is what I love to do. So round up the boys!
    month of June sometime
    "I don't drink beer but when I do its in the PIUTES"
  4. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Yes. there really IS a green hill.....
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    I made it to camp Friday @ 1600, Catfish got us a great spot under a big oak tree. I unloaded the bike, tied Max and geared up to go for a solo ride up the creek and into the gulch. I thought I might see theGrinch & Catfish coming down the mountain....
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    it was a nice afternoon for a ride!
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    I was testing out the new chain guide I just installed.
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    the native Americans were here.
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    Spring has sprung on the mountain.
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    whoops! the bike took a nap.
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    this reminds me of the day back in December when Jungle led us to the top of the mountain and it got dark before the decent.
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    Friday night!

    Saturday coming up next.....:clap
  5. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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  6. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    That's a good one, Jeff.
  7. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Me too! Count me in for this one.
  8. Kap

    Kap Single Track Scalpel

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    :clap:clapWarped:guzzle guzzle smoke smoke Warped Warped Warped. BRRRRRAAAAAAP
  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Perry! you sent me a message on my phone and it didnt download.. please resned it via email.. I pmed it
  10. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    Better place then any to have a few beers with friends. I will be going up on May 3-5 there is going to be a trials event out of nates place. :D
  11. Kap

    Kap Single Track Scalpel

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    HT and I will be there:clap
  12. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Saturday we had five Riders in our group, the plan was to get as high on the mountain as we could....on the "west" side.
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    Here's Ben and Peter at the top of the first climb. Excndez & theGrinch
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    the ridge we came up, with Catfish coming out of the lake.:lol3
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    Here comes Bolt, just a guy who wants to go riding.
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    and Ben, Piutes Ben?????
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    the gang's all here....Lets ride! it's just an outstanding day to ride.
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    Up on the top, the single track looked like this....
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    here's Ben diggin' out!:lol3
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    the snow drifts are still deep and a bitch to cross.....
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    we got a good workout though...
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    we had to ride around and over this tree...
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    Mike hoppin' the log
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    Jeff aka Bolt Performance, he actually does ride! and he rides well.

    That is all for Saturday, Sunday next....
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    Sunday morning at the gate... looks like Finn was here.

    Perry

    WARPED:freakyWARPED:1drinkWARPED:freakyWARPED:1drinkWARPED:clap

    BRAAAAAAAP! YOU BOYS HAVE FUN at Warped.
  13. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Hey Perry, that bottle looks familiar.
  14. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Holy Shit Mike! Another weekend that I'm out of town. :cry

    Well at least I'll be partying it up with the big wigs from Berkshire Hathaway at the K-Derby. :freaky
  15. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    Are you trying to say that you will be with all the NERDS :puke1, and all the cool kids will be riding that weekend. :lol3
  16. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Ah yes, the Glenfiddich, is good medicine!
  17. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Yep :roflMillionaire and Billionaire nerds. Warren Buffett (chairman of the Board for Berkshire) and I will be toasting with the finest Kentucky Bourbons in the Corporate Suite overlooking the winners circle. :1drink

    Anyone who wants me to post a bet for them, just stick cash in an envelope and send it to me............:D
  18. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    We went up that way, but returned on ss road after much exploring, trail maintenance, and visiting. :-)

    The east-side Piutes ST was new-to-me and a lot of fun! The Grinch had on his brand-spankin' NEW KTMwear and was STYLIN'!

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    He waited for me above a minor squid filter on the climb up. He squatted near his bike & watched. Said there was an easy way to the left. I looked that way, but it was not obvious from my viewpoint.

    The sf didn't look too bad so I climbed it. About half way up, the Grinch's eyes get BIG when he realizes I'm about to park Ms.Beta where he is squatting! For a Grinch, he moves pretty quickly! :lol3

    We has a GREAT day in the Piutes! Can't wait to get back up there & do some more exploring! :evil


    COOL photo! :clap :freaky :beer :bmwrider

    Hey Rob, that scotch was good stuff. :thumb You should send one of those EVERY time you don't show up!!! :amazon

    And if Scott would have shown up with his guitar, we could have had :kumbaya !!!

    Here's the missing bottle of vodka that was lurking in my ice chest with the tonic water & limes!

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    Yes, Saturday should be soon ...

    Catfish ...
  19. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Nice photos Perry!



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    After the long ridge climb in the warm sun, we finally got some shade & a little chocolate cake! :clap :ricky

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    Peter, Perry, Ben, & Jeff enjoy a break in the shade.

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    Jeff & The Grinch!

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    The gang heading further up & north, and still no snow yet!:evil

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    Some singletrack in the area required a little trail maintenance before we could proceed.

    Later we hit deep snow on a nice singletrack, & back-tracked to the road.

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    Then the road climbed into the snow also. Many snow banks were skied and/or abused until we finally gave up and turned around; and then did all the same snow banks on the way down.

    After 2 Saturdays of MANY snow banks, my snow techniques were slowly getting better. When we finally got back to the long bank in the photos above, I fought the Grinch stuck about 1/3 the way across. I noticed that no one had made a fresh track to the right (left side in photos above).

    So up into 2nd gear & about 1/3 throttle when I hit the snow! :eek1 I passed the Grinch before I started losing a little momentum, so I twisted the throttle further (BRRRAAAAAAAAAAP!) & started dog paddling to keep my speed up!

    HOLYFUCKINGSHITBATMAN, I CLEARED THE WHOLE SNOW BANK WITHOUT STOPPING!!!
    F#CKING YEAAAH!!! :clap :clap :clap :rayof :rayof :rayof :ricky :ricky :ricky


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    A Manzanita Tunnel!

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    Sequoia NF Heaven! :ricky


    Got back to camp, ran some mtnbike folks out of our camp (who parked & pitched tents less than 10 ft from our fire pit :doh), and finally had another GREAT evening of quality libations & friends! :clap :freaky


    Catfish ...
  20. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Rob, so you're going to the KD huh?

    Cool, spot a bet for me, say 100K, on your favorite horse, I'll split the winnings with ya!