Eastern Sierra Meet-up Sept. 24 - 27, 2020

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Passed you guys earlier. @BiggieFalls, @emmi and me were heading for Sonora Pass. Looks like some great riding, think I will head down to the Mt. Pat area next week.
  2. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Thanks again Joel for putting this together. Awesome bunch of guys in attendance, really like that campground. Last, but not least, that Ryan dude, @Ryanbsimmcon, is top notch!!
  3. emmi

    emmi Been here awhile

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    Horrible. Too smokey. 2\10 bad time org_52c3dab50083a1d6_1601158790000.jpg org_ec1c7a30ffdbda91_1601158624000.jpg org_0f9de1c8682092ca_1601158372000.jpg
  4. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Great mix of everything today

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  5. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    We saw you to....we stopped and turned around thinking you might have stopped. We had a great day. Dave's been a great trail guide..
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  6. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Great weekend even though there was a slightly smoky smell in the air and the view was obstructed in some areas
    Thanks everyone especially Joel for a great time !!
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  7. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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  8. SonoraDave

    SonoraDave Been here awhile

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    Lunch today in Jordan Valley. Smoke not so bad at Mono Lake.
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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    @NSFW did you hear any good sounding 690/701 exhausts?
  10. SonoraDave

    SonoraDave Been here awhile

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    Joel thanks for getting us all out riding this weekend. It was a lot of fun, even if a few hooligans broke ranks.

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  11. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Having some fun on the way home :ricky

    Inyokern now having lunch :dukegirl

    Not able to post any pics yet :dunno

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  12. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    That was one of the best weekends of riding I've had in a looooong time - @NSFW , thank you for throwing this one together. I know some of us were having a hard time with the air quality - I know it was giving me a mild headache most of the time - but it really wasn't so bad, espicially at Lee Vining and points north.

    It was also nice to make friends with that family of raccoons!

    Was great to put names to faces, and faces to ADV handles. Really great crew. And HUGE props to all that drove up and provided water, beer and food to rest of us.

    @Bullseye and I packed up and started heading south yesterday - another fantastic day of riding, some of it quite challening on loaded bikes. He spent the night at PSR and I hoofed it home - man, that MCCruise is a god send on that 690!

    See you all in Pahrump!
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  13. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    I took no photos on the way up Thursday, but @Bullseye , @Todd157k and I met in Newbury Park and rode up to Kramer together where we connected with @HBSURFDAD , @Migolito and @rider914 . Matt peeled off not long after for a dirty route to camp, while the rest of pounded pavement the rest of the way. Ran into quite a few others trucking up at Copper Top for lunch, and then rode the rest of the way to camp.

    Friday I tagged along with @rider914 , @NSFW , @Ryanbsimmcon @Bullseye and @FJKai. I can't tell you where exactly we were - it was nice to just follow the dust for the day and not have to worry about the GPS. Aside from Ryan's little get off rolling into Bodie, it was a nice loop with lots of fast sections. The half & half cone with chocolate dip at Mono Cone didn't hurt, either! Not many photos from me, so I hope others post some up:
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    Yesterday, @Bullseye and I checked out early and did some exploring around Owens Valley on our way south. Lots of challenging deep sand on loaded up bikes... Taylor decided to toss his 990 into a ditch, and then 30 minutes later crash into a Side by Side :lol3 (both very minor!!!). We found the radio telescope array:
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    ...and a big ass rock:
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    ...and some abondoned mines:
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    We were attempting to get up to a mine you can drive into... I think it's Reward Mine? Anyway, it was pretty chunky climb and we turned back before getting all the way up. Will have to save that one for next time.

    We crossed back over the 395 at Manzanar... I didn't realize what it was until after, pretty sobering and worth reading up on. Then we took some tracks into the Alabama Hills with a couple tricky sandy sections, including one gnarly, giant g-out that required a bit of planning and some blind courage on both our parts. I wish either of us had though to take come photos or video or something...

    We also found a pretty tricky water crossing... this took everything I had - the water was AT LEAST halfway up the sidewall :lol3
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    We had lunch in Lone Pine and then I beat feet south to get home and Taylor opted to camp at PSR.
  14. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    Those raccoons invaded my truck Thursday night. I scared them off and closed my tailgate.
  15. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example Supporter

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    Only a few pics from the ride up Thursday...

    HBSURFDAD waiting for the slowest train ever:
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    After having our lunch hopes dashed at Panamint Springs, @HBSURFDAD sourcing alternative lunch suggestions from the flag lady.
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  16. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example Supporter

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    Friday's ride to Bridgeport and Bodie did not disappoint.
    @NSFW tearing across Owen's River Road
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    Fall colors on the way into Bridgeport
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    @FJKai entering Bodie
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    @rider914 Maybe the only picture I got of Matt all day. Thanks for guiding us to some great riding.
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    @Ryanbsimmcon, after crashing badly and damaging his new bike, but he still can't keep that grin off his face.
    Glad you came out Ryan and thanks again for bringing extra drinks for all of us!
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    We must have spent the second half of the day dreaming about hitting Mono Cone on the way back to camp.
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    Friday night BS session
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  17. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Yeah, scared right to my tent! I heard someone tell, "Get outta here!". Next thing I know one of those f***ers is under my tent fly staring me in the face!
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    home now. hope everyone else made it safely back to their homes.

    thanks to everyone for coming out, great to see familiar faces and friends again, it's about time! the riding didn't disappoint! thumbs up to all ride leaders.

    new guy in the block @Ryanbsimmcon is outstanding. aside from hosting the Friday dinner, brought chairs, cold drinks, and a lot more for everyone to enjoy.

    our campsites next to a running stream can't be beaten. who knew there are raccoons in that water...i learned the hard way.

    see you again at the next meetup...Pahrump!
  19. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    I’m blaming the Trash Bandits for my key debacle, couldn’t have been the beer...
  20. Pbro63

    Pbro63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Stopped by Astro burger, heard they would be open till end of September but to no avail. Closed.

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