The Duvall Zone

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Davidovich650, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    PM'd ya. Not that I'm look'n to take the GS back out on that trail any time soon but it sure is a skills builder. Thanks again for another great ride.
  2. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Raggamuffin Super Moderator

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    Those last pics of Tony's are from the sidetrip to the falls. Dale had been in there on the GS before and figured I'd have "clearance issues" so I bowed out.

    IMHO, the toughest section I rode was the first section of ATV trail the ended at the "mudhole". The section where Justin helped out w/ a push.

    Hopefully I'll have a lighter bike in time for Duvall 4!
  3. Davidovich650

    Davidovich650 KLR-ista

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    So, not a ride report - just pics and comments.

    The second group meet-up - back in the woods, before the first section of single track.
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    The first single track ended at a small mud bog. The mound on the left was easier, but not big trailie friendly. I took the water to the right and had no problem - solid base under the water. Johnny and Godspeed rolled right through it with no problem.
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    A bit more gravel forest road followed, then another section of trail. This is where we lost Godspeed and Drtbyk. Too bad too, because it was a fun, short section of big-trailie doable single-track.

    Johnny and Sybil doin' it in the woods.
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    Brian coming up the one small climb with a few obstacles - nothing too bad though.
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    The trail dumped out onto a quick quad track. The group got rolling - looking for the two lost GS's. Coming down a slight grade, I jammed on my brakes looking at a turn - trying to see if there were fresh bike tracks from the GS's. I heard tires trying to brake on gravel behind me, and very quickly had a big red XR650 come sliding up next to me - but I could still hear brakes and gravel, and turned to look back, just in time to see a blue DRZ400 slide into the back of the XR650. Chad just about leaped off the DRZ as he flung it sideways to the ground - trying to avoid the impact. Not much damage to bikes - sounds like a bit of dammage to Chad. Might have been partially due to a ride leaders brake lights, or a strategically placed mud puddle that an XR and a DR were trying to wheelie over - just before the ride leader slammed on his brakes.
    So here is the DR's headlight - adjusted a bit by the rear wheel of an XR650.
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    The light was straightened, the bikes all started back up, so we continued on our way.

    More gravel two track, a bit more single track, one secret spot, and we came back out onto the Stossel Truck Road. We ran into some unexpected closed gates, took one wrong turn up into a dead-end road, and decided as a group that pasteries and sandwiches at the Sultan Bakery sounded good. Ben Howard road got us into Sultan quickly, and hot coffee and grub were our rewards for the trials of the trails. [​IMG]

    Not the hardest ride of the season, but a great challenge on a bigger bike. Three of the riders continued on out to Spada Lake - while the rest of us loped our steads back to our respective barns.
  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    A lighter bike? Where's the challenge in that? :evil
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    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    Tony givin' me mad props as usual.... :lol3