Kennedy Meadows ride! September 5-7, 2008

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by M1Jeep, May 20, 2008.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    it's a 950A :eek1 , what were you thinking jim....:lol3 , this is a thumper ride :deal
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    bob and cathy....x-nOObs!
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    ranger asking questions, nice guy and polite
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    bob did well on all the water crossings, first time with success :clap
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    sopascat made it look too easy :augie
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  2. rhinoeater

    rhinoeater Been here awhile

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    Just want to say a speacial THANK YOU to Noel and Cathy for the feast they made on Sat.

    And to all the guys that I met.....BIG THANKS great time!!!!!!

    rhinoeater (bill)
  3. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    I arrived at camp with Luke (eggroll) who I saw prior to leaving the Pearsonville Shell for camp. After Luke topped off his fuel, we were off. We arrived at camp, set up and got dressed for a late morning ride.

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    We took the Beach trail out of camp...
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    Friday's riders were:

    Rich (Klammer)
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    Gary (Broken Spoke)
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    Noel (DuneRat)
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    Luke (eggroll)
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    John (luv2race)
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    Kenny (purelick?)
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    Once we got back from our ride, a few other folks had shown up...

    ...Don (DR350) unexpectedly showed up. He was supposed to be out of town this weekend, but he just couldn't keep away from us FF's!
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    Randy from Burbank
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    Ben (ben99r1)
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    Jerry (Baja650Rider)
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    windrat
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    I forget this FF's name, but he sure had a nasty laceration to his knee. I'm sure the pic will surface soon.
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    Day Two: (Saturday) Monache Meadow ride, and more...

    Jeff, Roger (RSC450?), Gabe (gagepari), Don (DR350), and Jerry (Baja650Rider)
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    Gabe (gabepari)
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    Cathy (sopascat) & her son Bob
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    Jerry (Baja650Rider)
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    Luke (eggroll)
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    SpaFixer (Jim?)
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    Joel (H8Chains)
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    Wayne?
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    Jeff
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    Greg(?) and Glenn
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    This ranger stopped by while we were taking a break and asked if we'd seen an orange KTM 2-stroke riding agressively and cussing out people as he passes tell them to "get the f*ck out of the way".
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    A Monache Meadow group shot
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    Soonafter exploring this huge meadow, we were back on the Monache Meadow 4x4 trail towards the pavement...

    ...Luke (eggroll) tearing it up with his DR350
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    Jerry (Baja650Rider)
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    Glenn, Gabe, and Wayne(?)
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    Bob
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    Cathy
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    Gary
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    John (luv2race) showing off his skillz...
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    Joel (H8Chains)
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    From Monache Meadow, the group split into two - single track, and double track. We met up with everyone at Osa Meadow...

    ...Kenny & Noel
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    DannyG and Luke
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    Joel
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    Cathy
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    Bob
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    SpaFixer
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    Smile! You're on camera! Rich (Klammer)
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    Soonafter everyone hit the trail back to camp. Some took the fireroad, others took the Beach Meadow single track...
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    Beautiful scenery on thie Beach Meadow trail (34E01)
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    I ran into Roger, Jerry, and Jeff on the Albanita trail. :wave
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    Well...that's it for the singletrack pics...was too busy to take anymore photos. :augie

    I didn't get any pics from 'round Saturday evening's HUGE taco/campfire gathering.:kumbaya Thanks again to Noel & Cathy for the dinner. :dg Noel, that was some downright tasty asada! Cathy, thanks for putting together all the fixings! Muy delicioso! Windrat, thanks for Saturday evening's premium brew selection.:freaky Thanks to everyone who showed up and contributed to a kick-ass weekend of good people, good ridiing, GOOD TIMES! :thumb

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    Until next year you FF's! See you all in Death Valley!

    -Rich (from LB)
  4. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    Really great pictures. Looks like you guys had way too much fun. Time to dump two of my street bikes and get a dual sport.


    I often ride AF and always dream of heading off up one of those hill climbs I conquered 20+ years ago with the couple dozen dirt bikes I've owned. I'm gonna do it!
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    break time....and enjoying the perfect weather mid 70s, clean air and clear blue sky............hey jim, aren't we too :gerg for a mohawk hair style :lol3

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    i don't like this pic...to many young gringos! :D
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    here comes the ranger again and looking for a brand new ktm530 and and old 2-smoke YZ
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    i tell you, first time to meet these guys and we all got along very well, that is after i threatened them that no carne asada for misbehavin! :fishie
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    greg doesn't care where the fugawi
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    still the FFs could not figure out that they were reading the map upside down...........:rofl
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    we thought we knew where we're going so we let the big bike lead and pick the trail.......:lol3
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    we were so selfish that we made the 15 y.o. bob :baby the official sweep :cry
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    of course like always, mommy wasn't too far away....:raabia
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    and so, they all took off again and left me behind

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    came close at the water crossing
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    reminds me of the old cowboy movies crossing the rio grande

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    there were other riders too from another group who watched and learned how the adv riders ride and do water crossing :gdog

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    then we noticed one of the 2 fugitives relaxing in the shade :bubba
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    how could the ranger not find these guys
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    broken spoke even bended up his plate and only those in the sky can read it:lol3
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    we didn't want any association with them guys so we took off hurriedly
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  6. NSFW

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    wayne and gabe
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    sweet hotness 530
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    cathy putting an exclamation mark that's she's no effin nOOb anymore :eek1
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    broken spoke before the big wheelie....shite, my camera wasn't ready when he did it!
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    same here, luv2race did the perfect wheelie going over the rock, missed it...duh
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    went around the corner like a pro....oh shit, back to nOOb status again :baldy
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    confidence gone :yikes but managed to rejoin the group

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    looking up at a single track
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    the boys didn't hesitate
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  7. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    Kobe wanted to thank everybody for the snacks.

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    The riding &#8211; food &#8211; fireside chats &#8211; and camaraderie was awesome! I wanted to thank Danny for helping me with my bike, after he blew my carb out &#8211; it ran like a champ. And I sure needed it for Sundays ride with Jeff and Roger. Search KM for &#8220;Have you ever gone on a ride you didn&#8217;t think you&#8217;d live through&#8221; from Jeff in RC. I would sure like to hear Jeff and Roger&#8217;s version of the ride &#8211; but here is mine.
    Sunday morning we said our goodbyes and headed out to the lower part of the map toward Schaaffer Meadow to Rincon Fault. The ride was one of the most scenic rides I have ever been on. There were trails through the trees that opened up to meadows, across small streams, into fields of grass. We were all smiles. It was heaven on earth. We were all having a great time and just happy to be there. Then we came upon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Cedar</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Canyon</st1:placeType></st1:place> which Jeff in RC called &#8220;the hill of doom.&#8221; We started down <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Cedar</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Canyon</st1:placeType></st1:place> when we soon realized there was no turning back. It was a steep, rocky, narrow, single track, running down the side of a cliff. We must have dropped 4000 feet in about two miles. Then we came upon Rincon Fault and the worst was still ahead of us. Rincon Fault is a series of hills that go on for about five miles, wait let me say that again &#8211; FIVE MILES. Each hill is a sandy, rocky, series of steep up hills and descents. Each one tough in its own way. Hill after hill, it was like riding through <st1:place w:st="on">Death Valley</st1:place> in the summer time. Our bikes were overheating, we were running low on water and we didn&#8217;t know when it was going to end. Finally at the top of one of these hills, I could see the paved road ahead and I knew the end was near. This is truly a black diamond trail for the most advanced riders. Looking back on it now, its probably one of the best rides I have ever been on.
    Thanks Jeff and Roger for a great ride &#8211; let&#8217;s do it again soon.

    I'll try to post pics soon..... Jerry & Kobe dog
  8. RSC E

    RSC E ADVWNT2B

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    Wow. Had a great time. Great meeting all of you. Thanks for the dinner.
    Sorry about snoring Jeff.
    PS If you like dragging your bike over boulders for 5 miles, the ricon trail is for you.
  9. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Looks like you guyz had a hoot!

    Awesome!

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  10. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    Thanks Rich :clap

    Thanks to everyone for the food and drink. It was great to meet some of the real dirt rider's from ADV. Thanks to the camp host:bow for the leading the ride's. Hope to see some of you FF's out in DV there's more ride'in and drink'in to do!

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  11. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    time for some trail carnage,the rocks finally claimed one:huh but our fearless leader carried on:clap
  12. NSFW

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    carnage or carne asada.....can someone give us the full report on this one.......:deal
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  13. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    more chow pics,fridays din ,mmmm... thanx Gary!!:kbasa
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    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Windrat. It was good meeting you. Thanks for putting up with my limited skills. Ben
  15. STU CAZZO

    STU CAZZO Been here awhile

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    DAMIT I MISSED ANOTHER GOOD ONE!! :cry

    LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME.... GOOD JOB!!!:clap
  16. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    i believe that's don (aka scruffy). i hope he's going to be okay. :arg
  17. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    I think these pictures were created in a hollywood basement!

    Most of them have time stamps of dates that haven't happened yet!:rofl
  18. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    LOVE TO RIDE CEDAR AND RINCON ,IWAS THE FIRST RIDER FIND CEDAR AFTER YEARS O NO USE 6 YEARS AGO ,AND WITH A FRIEND O MINE WE ADOPTED RINCON TRAIL ,YOU CAN SEE THE SIGN WERE THE TRAIL CROSS SHERMAN PASS RD ,I GOING TO RIDE THE 690 THERE THE FIRST WEEKEND O OCTOBER
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    if jim's 950 can make it, i think i can
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    this fallen tree prevented us from getting through
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    luke's got bogged down in the soft dirt, only way out is to push it up the hill
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    noel heard our motors and found us, led us to the rest of the guys
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    wtf...one of them never runs out of a cold one.......:lol3
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    really a beautiful place and definitely we have to see it again next year or maybe sooner.....klammer and purelick encountered a bear here many years ago...:eek1
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    we were getting tired and the 5 of us decided to take the easy route, while the dr, dg, klamr, and plick continued on the single track.
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    on the last minute m1jeep decided to do the single track "solo"...which he ended up in deep shit :lol3, this may have been the last picture of him :deal

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    rich can tell us his little adventure :wink:
  20. Klammer

    Klammer Old and Grumpy

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    I was chasing the two smoke ghost rider, looked like a good short cut. Guess my skills need a little sharpening.:eek1

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