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Big Bear Ride 2009?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Suzuki Phil, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. starchaser

    starchaser Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone for a great weekend. I rolled in Thursday late afternoon. I awoke Friday morning and luv2race had already spooned on a new tire, secured camp sites and enjoying ice cold drinks in the shade!:1drink

    Eggroll dropped off supplies and then a power lunch for luv2race and I when he returned. We had a great ride on 2n10. John, I'm still thinking of harvesting that fallen tree! I could build furniture in a remote camp site under fire light!:lol3 The view of the valley was beautiful!

    I have a few low rez pics from my phone.

    My first meal of the day was pretty darn good!
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    Camp was near empty and I had this view to myself.

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    Thanks to Roger and Dale for the help with my rotor. Joel may have a pic though a largre crescent wrench and Rogers keen eye had me rolling again!

    terranova and I enjoyed a good little ride on Sunday.



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  2. Renner

    Renner combustophile Supporter

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    The back tire is only semi-street :bluduh
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    holcomb valley scenery
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    dale enjoying the view or was he waiting for my slow ass...:lol3
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    we have a very mellow group, here are randy, gratis, and sopascat
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    the road behind us
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    something got our attention
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    the road to fawnskin still locked
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    cathy wearing a brand new pressure suit with some body shaping enhancements....:lol3
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    the guys waiting for the jeep to cross to see how deep the water; chickens...:D
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    we took our first break
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    more heeps drove by
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    and left
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    somewhere along 3n16; go cathy go...:pynd
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    gratis and his horse phaedrus
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    a different and deeper creek; ccer found the deepest part...:lol3 and did very well..:thumb
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    so did randy.....:clap
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    we eventually reached the pavement...:cry and dale's way of saying..:wave
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    the lollygaggers...:lol3 ...the 640a and the new tt suspension performed flawlessly..:thumb :thumb :thumb

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    instead of heading down to running springs, we rode back to big bear lake for some mexican food at the azteca..:dg

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    the food was excellent..:tb and gratis will vouch for it

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    dale looks happy with his...:wings of course the beer has some influence
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    cathy's shrimp taco es muy delicioso

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    that's randy; la senorita es muy linda y mucho gusto para mi

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    mio es muy que sabroso............:rofl

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    what else could be better than a good ride and sumptuous lunch...:thumb , and it's just past 1:00pm....:beer
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  6. Eggroll

    Eggroll Been here awhile

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    Dale,
    How do you like your WR250R?:clap

    Eggroll
  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Hey, did you guys get Greg Allman's autograph since he was sitting in the booth behind you? :lol3 :lol3

    I would've liked to have made this ride but I was already locked into a family camping trip last weekend......looking forward to the Big Bear Run next month......

    Go here for more info/registration:

    http://bigbeartrailriders.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=849383&item_id=86170
  8. Broken Spoke

    Broken Spoke KotW Finisher

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    John Bull group crawl

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    John charging up some mogul madness

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    Rob slaying John Bull

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    Riceless making pigs fly

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    And on to Gold Mountain where this:

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    turned right into this:eek1 :

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    yup, that's riceless and luv2race out there:clap

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    Rob pulled into the rest stop halfway through. Hey Rob, I think your light's on:rofl

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    My saturday riding partners L to R: Brent (riceless), Rob (notmybikemodelname) and John (luv2race) ignoring me as I sink ever deeper into the quicksand.:D

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    What a great place to ride

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    Thanks everyone for making this a great weekend especially Joel for picking up organizational duties and captcham for leading the sunday ride.
    I think I'm gonna be riding up there again soon.
  9. Luv2putt

    Luv2putt RETIRED!!

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    Another set of fantastic pics! Thanks Gary :thumb
  10. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Not again!

    My bike looks like the injured horse I'm about ready to put out of it's misery.
  11. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Navigate 2 Adventure

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    Nice pics....hope to see some of you guys at the BBTR ride next month.....
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    loaded up with carbo, now we're ready to do more riding...:ricky
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    a few blocks away from the restaurant, we found the 3n10 trailhead, rode a little bit, and stopped at the t for everyone
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    dale, let me have the first dib on the wr250..:evil
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    if you haven't noticed...that used to be obama's bike...:tb
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    back to the waiting game...:snore
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    :pynd wohooo....sopascat likes this ride
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    very pretty and still some snow
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    gratis didn't know, phaedrus just ran over and killed a big bird.....:rofl
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    we found the perfect rock in the shade to take a little break..:bubba
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    this tree bears inner tubes, too bad it's the wrong size....:poser
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    this 640A has always been good to me. the new "TRAILTRICKS" suspension has really improved my riding skill...yes, really..:thumb
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    while crossing the lake, we saw some other bikes
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  13. CCer

    CCer missing Supporter

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    hi eggroll, or should i say ILUV2FU :rofl

    i like the wr just fine. it's a little short on go-power on the street but feels great in the dirt. still love the 800, the wr is just a lot easier to get around in the dirt with.
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser

    greg doesn't want to be bothered at the time....:D
  15. Eggroll

    Eggroll Been here awhile

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    That is a beautiful bike!
    I wish they will come out with a WR450R some day.:evil

    Thanks.

    luke
  16. starchaser

    starchaser Been here awhile

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    Nice job Joel and broken spoke, awesome pics!

    Brent asked me if i wanted to join the group for the john bull ride. :eek1 Did they have a super sell on film Brent or did you wake up with an itchy finger?

    Great pics guys, you really tough it out.
  17. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    the john bull crawl pic, i couldnt stop laughing:rofl, new back ground for sure.

    nmbmn, a true showing of what a bmw can take :huh.

    riceless, i really need to ride with you some time (just to know i can :deal).

    thank for all the pics everyone. i was pissed i missed this weekend, but also glad i didnt go cus riding local trails the otherday i found tranny issues and was left with 1st and 2nd only. bikes in the shop now and im going nuts (and skating to work :puke1). hope to make it to big bear once i get my bike out of the shop, never been there, live 2 hours away, ok, reason enough :ricky.
  18. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?

    Yeah, more of a desert mule, than a mountain lion.


    But, DUDE! Trannies! No need to go there:lol3

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  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    on the sat ride, we made it back to the camp around 4pm and got greeted by starchaser.....though hurt he was still cheerfull to tell us he crashed head on with a dirt biker. t...i hope that bruised on your head is just skin deep..:cry , or it doesn't matter anymore...:rofl

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    aside from the all the body pain, t managed to ride the bike back to the camp with a bent front rotor.....here's risky giving him a hand.
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    then bagster showed up with another orange bike....:D
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    earlier, his bike took a nap and broke his handguard; duct taped it and good for another ride...:beer
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