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Mendo NF Rally 2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by mootsuno, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Cabrito

    Cabrito On the mend 76% Supporter

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    Looks like a lot of great riding.

    Big bikes on single track! Nice..
  2. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Looks like a great time Mike! Great RR Paul! Perfect time of year to be up there. Everything so green and no dust. Glad you made it fine. The 530 looks good. I need to change my oil so i can get out there again. :)
  3. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    great Video !

    sucks when you think your railing and get passed by a 2-up rider.. J/k J !

    Hey Kyle... What happened

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  4. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile Supporter

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    Link no workee for me....

    Try photobucket or flick to host photos (or even Google (Picassa).
  5. DaveBro

    DaveBro Long timer

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    Same here - it asks for a login. Are you sure you have "shared" that album (or whatever you have to do to make it non-private), Janet?
  6. SFMCjohn

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    Hey Willem,

    Thanks for the ride on Friday, it was fun exploring Mt. Sanhedrin with you!

    Here's a few of my pics:
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    Making s'mores ...

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    The causeway on Twin Valley ...

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    The "hot" spring west of the big watercrossing and homestead at the north end of Twin Valley ... Not hot this time of year ... But fun to see the sulfer springs boiling away on the creek side ...

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    The Soda Creek Store had the thank-you card our club sent them last year for the help they provided to the Sheetiron rider who got hurt going over the side of Elk Mountain Road ... Nice to see the card prominently displayed a year later ...

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    Found a nice spot for a nap on Saturday at the top of M61 where the snow stopped me ...

    Had a super time! Thanks to Dean, Cory and Marcia and everyone ...

    The campfire was especially wonderful!
    -- SFMCjohn
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    dean, dave and cory...how could you get so many participants to bring cameras and post pics?


    good to see that in spite of the weather, you guys pulled it off....:clap

    looking forward for a repeat this fall, 2013 is too long for this ....:gerg.... to wait.

    good job everyone.
  8. chrisBTSC

    chrisBTSC Been here awhile

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    Here's the infamous video Tony mentioned... That puddle looked about 4 inches deep.:rofl:rofl And the surprise ending

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  9. SFMCjohn

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    Hey Seavoyage,

    God bless the magic button! Sorry I missed meeting you in person ... Spent rainy Thursday in my tent, warm n' dry in the rain clouds on Mt Sanhedrin, reading "Blood Meridian" ... didn't make group camp 'till Friday afternoon ...

    Still looking forward to riding RD-41, too ... Sounds like fun!

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  10. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    Yes, it was my first time on that road and I didn't want to push it. Amazing road and Matt is a kick ass rider, for sure. He took some nasty rock spray to get around me...now let's see those river crossing vids!

  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Did someone say this Mendo ride was for small DS bikes?:deal


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    Good for all you 2up guys! The great thing about Mendo is you can ride big or small bikes. Those with skills can ride big bikes on small trails. Its a real come if you want to ride type event for all levels of riders. Over all well done this year keep the pics coming.
  12. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    Cory, you are absolutely correct. Mendo is fantastic on big bikes, we all had such a great time.
    I think it comes across in this highlight reel.:freaky

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    I hope this shows that we (Littlewan, and mostly, myself) are capable of playing nicely with others.:lol3

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  13. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Looks like the snow was better on Hull mnt. this year but still not passable bummer. It was killing me not being able to ride this year but next time Ill be making up for lost time. Again well done to all, I love the pics and video makes me feel better or maybe worse for not riding.:wink:
  14. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    great Video Wans !

    the video really shows how little dust there was over the riding weekend !

    and Kyle... Great pic thanks so much for sharing it

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  15. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    +1 awesome video and bitching music!! what band is that?

    I missed out on this ride, my bike is cutting out, I don't even want to think about it...

    thanks all for sharing
  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Glad you liked the music!
    Actually, there are 2 bands/songs in there.
    First:
    Plankton Man (a.k.a. Nino Astronauta) - "Cosmonauta"

    Second:
    Tribuman & Akai4000 - "La Difference"


    (sorry to hear about your bike! :cry)
  17. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    I think it needs more MODS !!

    hahahaah
  18. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    You guys were fun to ride with, lets try and hook up to ride the big bikes together sometime. I probably won't be near as fast on my 990.
  19. DaveBro

    DaveBro Long timer

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    C'est fantastique!

  20. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    thursday after the sun came out and the bikes started rolling in
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    lake was full
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    The reason I love Mendo and why we do this Rally in early May

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    The reason why half of you showed up
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    Camp fire circle of trust
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    Pretty sure something important is being discussed here or maybe they are just talking about the pork?
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