Soul Search'in Single Track

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Windrat, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    Got out for a day ride... I've had the flu for a few weeks and needed
    some helmet time.
    So I headed to Ballinger canyon planning to ride single track
    The weather was great almost warm and the hills where green

    Started out with some easy tracks to warm up
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    There where a few others having fun and a little coolaid
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    Now that I'm warmed up..... It's black diamond time
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    This little trail was a little over my head just what my soul needed
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    It's skinny and steep
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    Found a great ridge trail
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    This was a skinny track too
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    That was a hard little hill climb... My soul was in the right place after it
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    A nice little sandy wash
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    This was a very fun track it had just been groomed and was smoooth
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    Stopped for the view
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    More smoooth trail
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    The flowers are starting to show
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    Last stop in ballinger
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    I headed for cuyuma lookout next and was taking the long way thur the sand wash... when I stopped for this pic the bike was pushing coolant out
    the over flow, the rad. fan had stopped working :eek1
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    So back to the slab for me... stopped and got some Pistachio's
    and made a new friend
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    Rode with some sport bike folk's on the 33 on the way home
    but just couldn't lean the bike any more :wink:
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    Great day of riding
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  2. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    MAN, so thanks for those neat PIX.

    A good cure for most of us.
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  3. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    That looks like an absolute blast. Where is it?

    John
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  4. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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  5. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    Ah. Nice.

    John
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  6. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    Paradise in the big city!!! Thanks for taking us...
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  7. rinconrider

    rinconrider Sir Crash-a-lot

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    great pics, i'll have to find my way to ballanger some day!

    wes
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  8. llirttoc

    llirttoc Ural Life

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    NICE! They need to make transformer tires, super moto for the trip to and from the trail and a fresh set of nobbies for the dirt. :freaky
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  9. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    I passed a few sporty boy's and they where on ducati's I know the 33
    well
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  10. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Nice pics Windy :thumb

    Went to school at Cal Poly SLO, and after getting totally sick of Pozo ('cept the Saloon :freaky) started trucking down to Ballinger every weekend (and some week days). Looks like you found some of the good trails.

    -M
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  11. gfresh

    gfresh n00b

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    Windrat PM sent
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  12. De Eee

    De Eee Been here awhile

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    Ballinger is a super fun area. Love those ridge trails. We saw Condors the last time I was there.


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  13. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    Thanks Mark
    Have you done tinta if not you should check it out...
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  14. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    +1 Nice lookin' area.
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