TigerTanker & Iceman Dirt Bike the West Fall/2017

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by TigerTanker, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Wife and I snowmobile Gifford Pinchot every winter (I've been dirt bike riding up there too since I was a little kid with my dad).

    I tell her all the time, its a fine line between a fun time and potentially being caught in a deadly situation up there...especially in the winter.

    The fog can get so thick you cant see your hand in front of your face some times...easy to take a wrong turn.

    We always carry space blankets, fire starters, etc just in case of an overnighter or two.

    Gotta respect that high country!
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  2. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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    Yup, I carry at least one space blanket, fire starter, and some grub.
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  3. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    We are a couple hours from Downieville. Drove thru Lassen Volcanic National Park today. Wow!

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  4. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    Today we have driven from Klamath on 97 to 89. 89 thru Lassen and then down 32 to Chico

    An amazingly beautiful drive! And not much traffic.
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  5. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    I dig your ride reports TT. You do the same kind of stupid shit that we do. Love it!
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  6. chudzikb

    chudzikb Been here awhile

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    How did I miss this latest attempt to tragically cut your life short? Great pics, your coast sure got the scenery.
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  7. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    did that same Lassen route 10yrs ago on the ZRX.... i remember that bubbling thing...... good stuff!!! south of that, 108 to sonora pass is pretty spectacular if your doing the road ....
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  8. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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  9. TigerTanker

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    Ok, pics from Downieville...

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  10. TigerTanker

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  11. TigerTanker

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  12. TigerTanker

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  13. TigerTanker

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    The final day at Downieville we went up empire and across chimney rock. Awesome stuff with great views!

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  14. TigerTanker

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    Today we rode up past mammoth ski resort to dead mans pass and then to Yosemite

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  16. TigerTanker

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  17. TigerTanker

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    And a very expensive dinner in Mammoth at The Mogul steakhouse in Mammoth Lakes...
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    Couldn’t pass up the bottle of red named Chimney Rock!
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  18. TigerTanker

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    Tonight we ate at a French restaurant here in Mammoth called Mammoth Rock Brasserie. Located above the bowling alley.... holy Toledo good food!!

    Earlier we had lunch at Epic Cafe in Lee Vining by Mono Lake. This place has only been open since mid May and has 150 5 star reviews. Wow, what a great diner!

    I’ve been on a roll like nobody else for 6 months. I get tears in my eyes riding for the beauty of God’s incredible creation of West USA.
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  19. TigerTanker

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    Tomorrow....? Laundry???

    The riding ends Tuesday. Much has been done and seen... what comes next??
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  20. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    Wow looks like a great trip! We've been to most of the places you rode. If you go down to Bishop make sure
    to stop at Holy Smokes BBQ! Best Chile I've ever had!
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