ONTARIO ADVride - FIGHT CLUB - Aug.16th 2008

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  1. Oddbawl

    Oddbawl Born Ok the first time.

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    You guys are mental.

    Mental!


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  2. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Larry to Dean and Dave: "The first time I attempted this trail I had to walk out!"

    "Cool let's get at it." It felt around noon when we said "SeeYa" to Deans buddy Hyabusa Mike. Sure you don't want to follow us Mike. We never saw Mike again but I am sure he didn't follow.

    We had seen Jeeps and other offraoders all morning on the way North. When we turned onto what I remember as Scotch Line there was a convoy of about 20 machines enroute to the trailhead. I doubt they were going our way but Uber thought it best to be first in so we passed the lot trying not to break any windsheilds. The trail started at somewhat of a beginners pace but it was about to change. I soon found it was a safe bet to follow Uber. His bike is quite nimble but it's no match for a trail bike in these circumstances.

    Rocky climbs and muddy hollows in repetition started to get the muscles working. We stopped at regular intervals to allow our pounding hearts to catch up. In the bush under the cover of the treeline it was hot but nothing compared to stopping atop a hill in bright sunshine. Larry, Dean and Myself had opted to wear our coats and it was proving significant in how much we were sweating. I can't say enough about the trail so far. I love bouncing over the sheild and my DRZ is working flawlessly. As we clear the hydro cut things change significantly.

    On the leadup to Anson Creek it appears that we follow the valley a lot. Remember the bottom of every hill is a mudhole and we filled our boots to overflow many times in succession. Grins are still wide but most faces are now strewn with forest poop. Memories of the spring mudfest and how tiring that was start to ring out. Not one rider ever suggested turning around as the trail has to get easier and considering Vc's busted beemer it better get easier. I lost some timeline likely due to delearium. It is around this time that we pass Cam and Matt chugging in the other direction. I can't recall why Cam turned around but later in the day I was sure glad he did.

    As mudwrestling is typically done in rounds it seemed fitting that frequent stops between rounds were called for. After draining water from Ubers 950 on one such break only to find the battery not sufficient for 10 start attempts(feck what to do). Booster cables(about to be fashioned for such emergencies) would have cured the panic in Ubers face. Tired and sore is not the best way to diagnose so when Cam showed up it gave us time to collect our thoughts. In the time it takes to fashion cables and figure a way to connect the battery has relaxed enough. On Doughy's suggestion of one last try "it's almost dead you might as well give it one last try".....VVRROOOM goes the big Kaboom. Holy shit am I tired.

    "How much further Mike?", "GPS says 7clicks lets catch Dean." That is when Larry crests the hill to tell us it gets worse and Dean is stuck good. Shit if Dean is stuck we've got issues. It doesn't take to long to find Dean but by now the mud has claimed the beemer and it needs to be locked up on high ground and left for now. Good thing Quads have passenger room bacause it's "7clicks my ass".

    No way out but a sea of mud, which way to go? Spread out and check all paths. I saw a single motorcycle track, Deer, Quad, and even a Bicycle but no way out. That's where Larry found the log crossing to No Picture Hill(which wouldn't have been named accept I had to remove my jacket and hide the Camera). I've ridden closed single track but the only way to the top had no passable track. All you could see was a way past the big trees and the rest was imaginary trail. Out of water, pushing a 950 uphill and I still need to get my bike up.

    I can barely remember the next few crossings but on our next rest stop Uber is done(I can't fathom how he made it this far). Good thing we've got a spare rider and he's capable of wrestling the 950. I would have guessed it was 6pm and we have had enough. 2clicks to go and we haven't seen UniMogBog. Thats where we see our next pictures. There is a lot of discussion about the crossing and lots of great ideas. I don't know what possessed Uber to go swimming in moto boots but within 30 minutes he had found high ground. Not much there so carefully walk the bikes across and forge ahead mostly unscathed. The next series of climbs are about all Ryan can take before he chucks his 650 into the water. "Gonna get a Goldwing" is all I can hear for the next climb. Doughy has been vocal about his pleasure all through but you can only go with no water for so long.

    Just as easily as we rode in the madness ended. Soft sandy trail winding through fresh puddles, leg cramps so bad I can't sit, muscles so tired I can barely stand but there is no mud. The cramps are so bad I can barely keep ahead of the quad but I am sure Cam won't let me fall behind. As soon as we saw kids with pickup trucks I know the beer is close. If you look at the picture of the road Uber posted you will faintly see three bikes in the distance and in my state I can't catch them. So I don't try. I am not sure where I'm going because I've followed all day. Sure as shit I even missed the turn and ended up having to ask directions. They must have thought me mad. Covered in mud and delerious from lack of water. 10 minurtes later :
    Ryan to Dave :"where the hell did you go?"
    Dave to all "I thought the area was so nice I went for a road ride to take pictures of the Sunset." Dumbass.

    It sure was a great day for a ride in the woods. I hope some more of YFF's will come out next time. We need some fresh blood to push that fuckin950 some more. Everyone gets out even if they don't get to keep their bike with them.

    It'll make yer biceps bigger for sure, eh Mike!

    drcool
  3. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    I think it's time for a Fight Club tat!!! :gdog
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  4. Mr_Santa

    Mr_Santa I am a nOOb

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    Wow... vcrash thats Brutal! Next year you guys need heli-support (I'm sure uber ius crazy enough to go again!)

    The bear just tops off the whole story! :eek1 Glad to hear you got her out eventually with big jugs intact.
  5. allan68

    allan68 Adventurer

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    Maybe you guys should have thought about replacing all those bald tires before the ride, no?? lol
  6. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    scary thing is that we were all on pretty much fresh rubber! :kurt
  7. allan68

    allan68 Adventurer

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    Even the black 950?
    It looks like a season worth of riding on it.
    At any rate it was a good read, and definitely sounds like an epic ride!
  8. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    My tire (honda XR650L) had under 150 kms on it.....It's all the trail. nothing but death and pain camoflauged by the beauty of the outdoors...
  9. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    That and Bear Shit is the slickest stuff known to man.:rofl Vcrash had the freshest rubber with his new Mefos and he may chime in but it was just really deep. Deepest I've been through, you should come along next time we'll show ya all about it.
  10. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    Anyone up to tackling this trail one more time? THIS YEAR?

    It's been eating at me, haunting me at night, I can hear it calling my name... Dooouugghhyy, Dooouugghhyy I am drier now... My huge water crossing and uni mog bog are alot shallower now....

    Anyone else have these thoughts?

    Maybe someone wants to run it again? or for the first time the first weekend of October? before the fall colours send off?

    Does anyone want to succumb to thier curiosity, or want to see what its all about?

    I want to run it again. I want to leave on a morning and be home for nightfall no sleeping out.... not an overnighter... anyone else??????????

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  11. Ooobah-Moto

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    YOU'RE NUTS!!!
  12. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    I'll go do it with you but you have to drink a whole keg before we leave.

    YOU ARE F****D and I'm not playing again this year!!!
    Come to Burlington and I will beat any notion of Fight Club out of your crazed mind. We'll ride to Campbellville and go play in Rob's backyard for the day. Open invitation but I guess I should warn him. Beer's on me.
  13. Laros

    Laros Been here awhile

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    Doughy: You`re the man. I might consider joining you. The first time the trail beat me I had to go back and beat it. I took my son the second time - he had some unkind words for me. That was some time around the point when he threw his bike into the woods and sat down and cried. When you are 13 you can do that - I think some of us felt like doing that this last time!

    Our problem is that we have the ADAR ride on Oct 4 and the Fall Colours on Oct 18.

    My problem is that I have a wife and lots of kids - tends to cut into riding time. However, I might be able to sneak away for a few hours if we can do it while I am at the cottage in Minden with my family. That way I am spending family time with them, and just taking off for a few hours.

    I would suggest that we ride to the point where we left vcrash`s bike (just before `no more pictures hill`). At that point we make the call about carrying on to the really crazy stuff, or turn back, depending on how muddy it is and how.

    Another alternative is to go in the back way. That way we could deal with all the really nasty stuff upfront while we are still fresh and hydrated. The trail would keep getting easier instead of harder.

    Maybe there is a weekend that can still work for both us and any other masochists this fall.

    Larry
  14. xrayboy

    xrayboy Adventurer

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    I almost want to do it again for some unknown reason. But it would have to be a sunny day, no rain. What are the chances the trail is actually drier right now?
  15. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    not a chance in hell. hasn't stoped raining yet this year :bluduh

    I'm in!!!.......this year........with skidoos !!! :hide
  16. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Perfect!
    Be here in 20 minutes.
    I'm going to burn the last bit of tread off my Sirac.
    I'll have a new Muskoka GP tire installed before The Fall Colours Muskoka Uber Bombing Tour.....:lol3
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    adiablolex Lost again

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    Something tells me I should get those knobbies off again....:bluduh
  18. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Sorry Dood, Wrong Rob. I would love to be headed North right now. Painting windows instead. woohoo.
  19. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    So maybe on a sunday or Saturday, I am up for it again obviously, And yeah I wouldn't mind stopping and deciding about going on or turning around but honestly, I would want to do that after "no more pictures" hill. Why? cause It's the spot that I was almost beaten. I need to go in and own that MOFO hill.... And I think cause we know it now, that instead of stopping and thinking about it, that I want to just keep on moving and own that stupid hill, Just whipp on up it... And there is that one rock climb hill, were Ubster place the rock for me to launch off!!! I WANT TO CLIMB THAT AGAIN BUT VIDEO IT.... This time I want to record a lot of the riding and the situations in there. It would be cool as shit to get enough footage to make a decent video for us to watch through out the winter... The unimog bog I really could care to see ever again. And there was another water crossing that I really don't need to see again. The one hole that we rode the left of it because the right of it was up to my waist and over Ubers head :D ... So maybe running in and getting up that hill taking a forest lunch break and then heading back out might be in order.. This time knowing what we are getting into, and knowing that we are going to turn around it is going to be alot better... We will know that saying "the worst is over it's gotta get better now" won't happen....:lol3
  20. Ooobah-Moto

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    I'm ready to try it again....


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