The 4th Annual / WMRS IV In Bishop CA (7/31-8/3)

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Stonewall, May 19, 2008.

  1. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Right on, thanks! I've got a tarp that I use with poles and the like, but if you are willing...

    So I have a general navigation question (probably more for the Stone of Wall): is there a pass other than Tioga or Sonora that I can take to get over those pesky Sierras? I just spent a while looking on the GPS software and I can't find jack- even a forest service road.

    If I can't find a different route without going stupid south, G funk, what time are you guys rolling over Sonora? I guess I shouldn't complain as it will give me more time to imbibe once I get to camp...
  2. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    Bike is ready. New TKC80 on the rear and swapped a better one on the front. Also installed new chain and front sprocket.

    Tomorrow I pack and set up some routes on the GPS. Leaving early Friday and trailering down :eek1 with SpeedRacer. Should arrive early afternoon and be able to get a short ride in.
  3. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    10 hours of work, get my doctor recomended medicine, and on the road i'll be.
  5. RocknTroll

    RocknTroll Been here awhile

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    Try 4 outta Angels Camp or 88 outa Jackson both good rides
  6. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    Sorry I can't help you. I always use Monitor or Sonora,what ever you do I would stay away from Tioga because of the fire.
  7. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    Well evrybody it's time to close down the computer and set up the Bar :freaky , I mean the Rally site :lol3 . Just a hint for those who want to know :wink: I drink Bourbon, Kicken Chicken :freaky ( aka 101 Wild Turkey ) The perfect ADV rider refreshment. It purifies drinking water ( we all know what fish do in that stuff ) and will boost gas octane when you can't get good fuel. It's perfect.

    See Everybody When You Get Here & I Don't Care If you Drive Safe

    Mark
  8. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Right. Thanks. If Gfunk don't speak up I think I'll look fir Monitor. Anyone wanna rock?
  9. RiverRat

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  10. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Even if there was a forest service road, it would be longer, and take longer than 108. I have done Hwy 4, and it is spectacular. Not speedy, but a great pass. Might just have to enjoy the ride... :ricky
  11. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Stonewall, I thought Tioga was fine, but Hwy 140 to the park is subject to intermittent closure. Right now they recommend the use of Hwy 120 to approach the park, or the southern route from Fresno. :ear
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    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Can't make it...

    JetDocx and I are out. Job and life in the way of riding. The good and back are what make life worth living...
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    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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  14. highermath

    highermath code wrangler

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    At least there is no spelling on a math final...:1drink

  15. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    I believe the issue now is smoke. We've had it bad up here this Summer, and my guess is that most of the guys and gals would just as soon avoid riding in that stuff.
    Foot Dragger and I had planned to go over Tioga on the inbound leg, but now we're working on alternatives. It really does just plain suck to have so many incredible options to take, too. I feel sorry for people in the Midwest who have only one, straight, boring, lonely route to get to their flat, dusty, hot campground.:deal
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    GillaFunk I use profanities

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  17. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Enjoying the ride is whole reason for going! :deal

    So if I take 4, it adds an hour and 50 or 60 miles to the trip which is not enough to matter.

    Is it worth it? Here is why I am trying to avoid Tioga:
    1- I have some resperatory infection that the smoke won't do me any favors for
    2- I've done Tioga a bunch of times and would like a change of scenery
    3- I was hoping to make it up and over via some forest roads just to make as much of it as I could off road

    As it stands, 4 it is! :clap
  18. joefromsf

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    What's the best Sierra pass for .... er.... mmm....




























    ... a trailer.
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  19. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    A'ight kids. I'm leaving from the East Bay in a couple of hours. Look out for me on the roads. I'll be arriving at Brown's on Friday.

    Look forward to catching up with old friends and making plenty more.
  20. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    joefromsf,

    4 and 108 are highways so either should work. Maybe someone else who has been over them more than I can help you better.

    longtallsally,

    I do not know if there are other fires in the vicinity of 4 or 108 - so many fires in NorCal right now - but you can check with the State's fire information outlet to see if anything is close that might irritate your condition.

    Bigger Al,

    yeah, I wish I had bought that Respro mask back when I was thinking about it for Clear Creek. This would be a good time to use it. Seems there are quite a few athletes in Beijing that could use a Respro for the Olympics too...