WARPED VII - The Ride Report(s)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Y E T I, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    What do you want to know about it? I'm glad to see at least one picture of it, I was sort of unable to take any at that point...
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  2. CA Stu

    CA Stu Peace and love

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    I think DSM8 had it made up. If not, he was certainly responsible for getting everyone to sign it.

    We had an IBA guy (5 is his IBA number) give a little speech after dinner, he explained that there will be a plaque in the IBA memorial on Guru Lane in Gerlach, Nevada, in Mike's honor.

    They then presented the framed piece to Mike's Mom and sister, then we had a toast to Mike's memory, everyone around the big campfire at the amphitheater.

    It was A Nice Thing.
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  3. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Thanks Stu - It was a nice thing. If anything I'm sorry I missed that part of Warped this year.
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  4. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Best thing about riding with Joel is you end up having zillions of pictures. It is like riding with your very own paparazzi. :clap
    Here are a few of Joel's with his new Big Orange...

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    And more:

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    Dunerat & his lady:
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    Road closed...
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    I dont know if this is considered as "water crossing" :lol3
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    That's all for now...
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  5. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    We had all the people I could locate at the camp sign it prior to the Sat night event. The center section was taken from the front on one of the event shirts, the rear design was glued onto the back of the plaque to keep the thing PG.

    I also had a ADV pin so that was put into the center section as well. Each person that signed the card put their own message on it of their choosing.

    It was then buttoned up behind glass for them to enjoy.
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  6. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Mostly correct.

    Shortly after Mike passed away, his sister Jennifer contacted me and asked if she could come up to WARPED to meet some of Mike's friends. His mom, Gail, called me the next day to ask the same thing after talking to Burke (helikron) up in Seattle. Although they were/are Mike's family, they knew next to nothing about the ADV and IBA communities that were such a huge part of Mike's life and wanted to get to know/experience that aspect of his life.

    I told them they were most welcome to come to WARPED.

    In talking with Burke, I decided I wanted to give them something "physical" to take home with them from WARPED. I mentioned it to DSM8 who came up with the idea of the framed WARPED VII logo that everyone could sign. He made the plaque and brought it with him and made sure that everyone (or as many people as he could find) signed it. We also added his nametag and a steeker.

    The two women in the picture are Mike's mom and sister. Pointman0853 and Rev Keiker both knew Mike from ADV and IBA events and spoke about him and we presented the family with the plaque and drank a toast to Mike.

    It seemed that Jennifer and Gail really appreciated getting to experience this aspect of Mike's life, even if they were a bit surprised at the, erm, expressiveness the ADV community has. :fyyff :lol3 (Calling out FYYFF's name when he won something during the raffle with Mike's mom sitting right in front of me was a bit embarassing :D)

    At some point in the near future there will be an auction of Mike's gear with the proceeds going to a charity that the family choses.

    For me, the only disappointment was that a bunch of the PNW crew weren't able to come to WARPED and I was going to try to put them on speaker phone for the presentation but I could not get a damn signal at the fire pit area. I hope they understand.
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  7. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Kelso :thumb

    Ersin, you've got some explainin' to do :ddog

    What would make you crash there? :dunno

    -M
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  8. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old Angry White Guy (OAWG)

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    Probably the same thing that make him leave 10' of tread up north of Jonhsondale, pressing too hard on the right foot. :eek1
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  9. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Yeah, thats pretty much it. Joel stopped in front of me all of a sudden and I used only my right foot instead of right hand combined. :evil
    And as usual, I stopped and then let it go, so that Joel can take some pics and be happy... :lol3

    And thank you Matt one more time for your kind gift, "FYYFF hat"... :clap
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  10. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Lonestar2112

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  11. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    A couple shitty days at work left me too keyed-up to wait for thursday morning, decided to head out wednesday evening and maybe camp somewhere in the desert. Cold and windy all the way up 395, so just kept [driving]. Up over Walker Pass and down past Lake Isabella, arriving MRA at midnight. It was quiet, calm, and warm and the bright 3/4 moon was just coming up. Looked like only one other vehicle in camp. Woke in the morn to the sound of rain tapping on my tent. Only lasted a few minutes and then it was time to get up and go for a ride. I was aiming to play on some single-tack above Sawmill today. The other FF turned out to be ex-SoCal'er focallength, so I invited him along. We suited up and were rolling out just as Gerg was rolling in.

    Fire in the sky
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    Gerg arrives and starts setting up HQ
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    Starting up Sawmill
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    Climbing higher
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    'Tween the rocks trail
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    Splish~splash
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    Connecting with the Borderline 4x4 trail
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    There is hill over here that stopped me last year
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    This year I brought a better tool for the job
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    focal didn't quite make it on his first attempt...
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    ... but was determined to keep grinding along...
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    ... and eventually made it to the top
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    Climbing towards Rancheria, we found another tough hillclimb
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    Loss of momentum make this stuff really hard...
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    ... but focal wasn't ready to give up
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    We encountered a few patches of old snow near the top of the mtns...
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    ... then began working our way back down
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    Going down the big nasty hill we had climbed earlier
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    Single-track leading towards the lake
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    A few challenging bits
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    Some really nice bits
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    And some really really steeep bits
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    Still going down, still more down to go
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    I think focal was getting a bit tired by this point, but no turning back now
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    Just gotta keep going
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    One last obstacle before Keysville
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    Then it was an easy ride up the pavement back to camp
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    A few inmates beginning to gather 'round the kegs
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    Thanks Conestogaman for the :beer
    Thanks Gerg for the :dg

    Ended the evening hanging out around DSM8's dryer fire pit
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    End of day 1 :thumb

    -M
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  12. phixmup

    phixmup возьми Super Supporter

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    Great pics & waiting for more to come. Lets PLEASE NOT organize this on easter weekend again, PLEASE!!!!!

    Ride on!!!!!!!!
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  13. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Not a chance, next year Easter is on April 8th.


    WARPED is always (mostly) at the end of April. :deal
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  14. phixmup

    phixmup возьми Super Supporter

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    Thanks Scott, are you voted in again as the WARPED MASTER?

    RIDE ON!!!
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  15. pierce

    pierce Ex Tourer

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    first he has to volunteer, I think. :rofl
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  16. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    looking good Joel! If that is really you......:D

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  17. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old Angry White Guy (OAWG)

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    It must be, he has his other foot on the curb. :evil
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    sometime on the berm.....:ruskie
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  19. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    I'll repost my RR once I get my pic's to work... :baldy
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  20. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I only had 24 hours for Warped, but that's better than no hours

    I started through Rowher OHV and climbed and more than a few rocky ruts to the top
    Bouquet res. on the back side down to Palmdale
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    Pretty powerline road with lotsa convenient washouts and sandy bits
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    stop and smelt the flowers
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    I love the high dez me
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    Rowher only cost me $4.21!

    Almost got killed several times by yahoos at Dove Springs
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    almost there!
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    last thing I was certain of :freaky
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    Next year we get Yeti a calendar so I can go all 3 days. :deal
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