I'll be the first to add some riding photos! So, last year I rode with a group led by Isaac. We did Hunter, Teakettle, Race Track, Lippencott, and then we turned right to go to the springs. Awesome ride, but a really long day. Here's the picture from last year. This year I wanted to do the same loop but turn left at the bottom of Lippencott. The day before I bumped into Adventuredave. Dave had been on Isaac's super loop in 2014 also. Last year Dave was hard to miss on his KLR with blue jeans and a leather jacket. This year he upgraded slightly to an 1190 and some Klim gear. On Thursday, we decided to meet Friday morning at the gas station at 8:30 to do the loop. I showed up a little early and there were lots of folks milling around. I asked a few people what rides were happening and one group said Hunter-Lippencott. Cool! The more the merrier. They asked if I had done the loop before. I said yes and they asked me to lead since none of them had done the route before. What the heck, I had a GPS, a map, and was very experienced having done the loop once before. What could go wrong, right? So with 10 riders we took off. Dave led on the pavement as his 1190 was the biggest bike of the bunch. We had Kawis, GS800, XRR, KTM500, DRZ, and a few others. At the turn to Saline Valley we aired down a little. One rider burped the high pressure valve on his tubeless setup and was instantly flat. He was able to get enough air in it to ride back to PSR. We felt bad for him. We were now 9 and had not even started riding dirt. It was soon pretty clear we were all on the noobish side of the scale and our homogenous riding speed and skills made for a really fun group. We made it to Teakettle without event and then walked out to the Grandstand for lunch. Throughout the ride there were lots of questions about Lippencott. I remember I was pretty intimidated by the unknown last year. I tried to give an honest assessment of it and keep everyone's confidence up. We all stopped at the Lippencott sign for a group pic. I said we needed a picture because some of us probably won't survive the descent. There was chuckling, I think. Right about then two guys on 990s go by. One 990 gets 100 yards and dumps it. Our group got real quiet. Two guys went down to help him lift it and he rode back to the top. He had only been riding dirt for two days and his buddy takes him down Lippencott on a 990. Nice! So there were two drops on the descent. John dropped his KTM but was quick enough to pick it up before I could get a picture. The GS800 also fell over. The XRR got hot and took awhile to restart about 3/4 of the way down. Those were the only mishaps on Lippencott. Dave rode his 1190 down it like a pro. We hit Saline Valley Road and back to camp. It was an awesome ride and a great group of riders. Now one of the 7 that had not done Lippencott before has to lead the ride next year.