Mendo Rally 7 (2017)

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by mootsuno, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. cobra46

    cobra46 Been here awhile

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    I will give it to you next time I see you. Hopefully it's sooner than next Mendo Rally.

    I ended up with an extra bike, an extra set of boots and a candle looking thing after this rally. Too bad everyone wants their stuff back.
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    next stop was at the pine mountain lookout. i was told that campers can rent this place.
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    on an alternate road to hull mountain. this is the good part, the rest were just rocks
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    my first flat on the AT and this bike has an automatic bead breaker
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    joefromsf is the king when it comes when fixing a flat. he also patched my bad tube.
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    and just a stone throw away, the view
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    for the record, having a flat on joe's ride seems the standard m.o.
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    of course, the steve and scott showed up after my trouble is over
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    then comes bill dealing with the last woop
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    the 530 getting a foot shifter realignment
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    got back to camp and happy to be able to explore. it was unfortunate the snow blocked off the road to covelo. hopefully next time.
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  3. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    I missed all the fun on the Pine Mountain/Hull Mountain trip!
  4. Speed Racer

    Speed Racer Falling is bad

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    The horror. The horror.
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  5. Tuffgonger

    Tuffgonger Where is Speed Racer? Supporter

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    Love the new tag line: "Where's my steak?"

    :imaposer
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    andy. thanks for the ride along all the way to fremont. i ended up moteling it in morgan hill. was too sore to find a campground and set up my tent.

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    sorry, could not get the starbucks sign in the picture
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    rode many of the fun roads in central coast and still managed to eat 33 miles of dirt on my way home
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    this place was void of tourists on a monday, just one PP.
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    if i crashed here....i'll be dead meat in the morning
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    thanks to everyone again for everything.

    see you all till the next one....better yet, sooner. it won't be hard to follow me.
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  7. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    The Carrizo plain is quite something.
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  8. fishwhisperer

    fishwhisperer Adventurer

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    Pine Mt lookout
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    Not getting fixed any time soon.
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    Easy does it.
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  9. fishwhisperer

    fishwhisperer Adventurer

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    Joe in the snow
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    snow pack
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    Steve cruising into the hang glider launch
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    Joe and Steve
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  10. fishwhisperer

    fishwhisperer Adventurer

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    and this is where Sanhedrin got a little dodgy.
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  11. fishwhisperer

    fishwhisperer Adventurer

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    Once again, a tremendous rally and a freaking insane value. Thanks to Dean, Janet, the cooks, all the helpers, and everybody who made it so fun .... well maybe not the jet skier. Great to see everybody!
  12. WeeBee

    WeeBee Proud Deplorable

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    Had my Knee scoped last Tuesday. Doc said afterwards that my tear was pretty significant and that he also found some issues with arthritis that he cleaned up. See him again on the 25th for my post-op.

    Was able to hobble into my house on my own when I got home. Pain hasn't been bad. Took two Norco's in the afternoon and two more when I went to bed and that's all I've needed.

    Did have to deal with a compacted bowel because of the anesthesia/pain meds the next evening. Took two doses of Benefiber, two teaspoons of Epsom salts, two Bisacodyl pills, and a Fleet enema to move the blockage. My poor ass has never been so sore - never want to go thru that again :eek7.
  13. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Aloha!
  14. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Hi Andy,....:beer

    Glad you got the 800 going good again.....:wink:


    I have a NEW toy to be more dirt friendly ........:evil

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    Though at the moment it is in limbo.......:rofl

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    If you ever get a little farther up North give me a PM and I will show you the good stuff.......:flug
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  15. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    Taken me waaaay toooo long to write this, DEAN, you and your crew absolutely ROCK !!!

    Thanks again for a wonderful experience, food, fun, drinks....what's not to like in the Mendo forest hanging out with Dean and everyone else?

    Great seeing everyone again, thanks for all the free advice working on my rig, love hanging out with you all !

    Thanks, Linéa and Jonathan
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    jonathan.

    nice job on the overhead 12v batt LED lighting mounted on the telescopic pole. comes handy for those working in the kitchen.

    knowing you're in the LED business, looks like you made that. is it available for sale somewhere? the noobs rally can use one or two of that.
  17. cobra46

    cobra46 Been here awhile

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    Go easy on me as I'm not a pro photographer.
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  18. chrisBTSC

    chrisBTSC Been here awhile

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    Ok, ok. I'm slacking big time. Here's some pics from all the fun.
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    Our first attempt on Hull.... and snow.
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    First chance at reception at Pine Mountain Lookout and I look up and see this...
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    The bear creek crossing was a bit higher than normal and flowing pretty well.
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    The magical swimming hole.
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    Just ripping around trying to get up the backside of Hull.
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    Still too much snow, but we ran into these guys.
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    Another Pine Mountain stop
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    On Sunday we went out for one last quick ride.
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    We did eventually make it to the top!
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  19. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    but you walked to the top haha!!!! i see the bikes down there!
  20. chrisBTSC

    chrisBTSC Been here awhile

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    SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 I wasn't pushing my luck with the "quick Sunday ride" this year.
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