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

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,521
    Location:
    San Diego
    Not me. I've done two years. :1drink
    #81
  2. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    11,783
    Location:
    L.A.
    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BdElof1qASs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    #82
  3. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Oddometer:
    981
    Location:
    Escondido Ca .USA


    :lurk
    #83
  4. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,404
    Location:
    Penngrove, California (Sonoma County)
    Outstanding wee video.

    but he left out the strippers :cry
    #84
  5. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,199
    Outstanding, yes...the first time I saw it. It's now becoming "dancing baby"

    #85
  6. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    15,577
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    I know, right? Looks like Charles has a future in a different field....

    :dunno
    #86
  7. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled... Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,970
    Location:
    BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rhea
    No pics....:cry

    Thought I hadn't brought the camera....found it piled under a bunch of shit in the truck....:baldy

    Anyway....thanks to Yeti for another GREAT WARPED!!!:clap
    Thanks to Gerg for being (yet again) an outstanding BeerMeister!!!
    Thanks to Consestoga Man for some GREAT home brew....:freaky
    Thanks to AceRph for showing me that trick on getting the Ural in reverse.:thumb
    Thanks to LongTallSally for testing my new ear plugs...:eek1
    Thanks to MsBianca for the GREAT dinner!!! :dg .....oh, and crashing my bike...:lol3 (Hope you're feeling better...:cry)
    Thanks to Burnzilla for being....well, Burnzilla....:lol3
    Thanks to Richard Cabesa, Slaniac, Capt Huggy, Computerless, Gerg, GillaFunk, Treadless, EatPasta, Yeti, Ben (aka FNG), VFR, AceRph and a cast of many for some great times, conversations, laughs and general craziness! :freaky

    Sadly (:lol3) I will NOT be trailering down next year. :clap
    GAWD that drive sucks... :puke1

    Should be sportin' my new, RADIOACTIVE Yamaha Super Tenere by then!! :pynd :rayof
    See all youse guys then!!
    #87
  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    15,577
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    :clap

    do you give demos like with the URAL?

    :ear
    #88
  9. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled... Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,970
    Location:
    BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rhea
    Hopefully it'll be a bit faster.....:lol3
    #89
  10. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,521
    Location:
    San Diego
    Yeah, but if I take the ST for a spin I probably won't ask you to ride along with me. :eek1 :lol3

    [​IMG]
    #90
  11. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled... Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,970
    Location:
    BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rhea
    Party pooper..........:lol3

    You handled the Ural with aplomb......other than your girlish shrieks of fear........:rofl
    #91
  12. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,648
    Location:
    Alta Loma, CA
    I was aiming to do the black-diamond Rincon Trail on friday and needed a couple qualified riders to come along. Found dunerat and RAZR, both on 525s, and knew these guys could handle it. Didn't take as many pictures as I should've this day for a couple of reasons. With three skilled riders moving at a quick and steady pace, there wasn't much stopping. Also, RAZR was taking lots of video with his GoPro.
    Can't wait to see more of those :lurk

    Riding up along the North Fork
    [​IMG]

    Plenty of water this year
    [​IMG]

    Brush Creek falls. We may need to cross that later today... hmmmm....
    [​IMG]

    Let the fun begin :evil
    [​IMG]

    dunerat is no slouch on big or little bike and I barely caught him in this gnarly spot
    [​IMG]

    Rockin' RAZR
    [​IMG]

    Traversing a side hill
    [​IMG]

    Just before Durrwood Creek there was a huge tree down across the trail with no easy way around. We walked the last 100' to the crossing and saw the creek was running pretty strong. I'm sure we could've fought our way around the log and crossed the creek, but there was no need. Instead we just wasted an hour drinking in the great outdoors.

    Primitive camp at the end of the trail
    [​IMG]

    Can you spot the mountain man?
    [​IMG]

    Durrwood Creek... much deeper and faster than it looks
    [​IMG]

    dunerat showing off on the way back out
    [​IMG]

    oh.. oh.. OH!
    [​IMG]
    (He saved it.)

    Clutch burnin' time (but not for the reklusive dunerat) :evil
    [​IMG]

    For some strange reason, RAZR wanted to haul some firewood back to camp :huh
    [​IMG]

    RAZR bounces off a hidden rock step immediately after a sharp switchback on a steep climb
    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="800" height="450" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1264689995_TcnmTSm?width=800&height=450"></iframe>

    Now dunerat's turn (I think we all used the same 'technique')
    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="800" height="450" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1264693101_CnhZC6S?width=800&height=450"></iframe>

    We made it back out to Sherman Pass road, crossed, and dropped down to Rincon Camp. Never done the lower half of Rincon Trail, but i've heard it should only be run north to south. A little hunting for the correct trail out of camp area brought us to the first obstacle.

    Brush Creek, running deep and fast
    [​IMG]

    Again, I think we could've made it if needed, but not knowing whats ahead (or if we'd hafta come back) we decided to skip it. Instead, we would loop around to the bottom end of the trail and ride up as far as we could. By this time dunerat was running low on 'supplies' and continued back to camp, so it would be just RAZR and I going the wrong way up Rincon.

    Starts out nice with a technical climb up to an open saddle
    [​IMG]

    ... then closes in a bit
    [​IMG]

    ... then a whole lotta this
    [​IMG]

    I was amazed to find a bridge at Salmon Creek
    [​IMG]

    Would've been impassable without it
    [​IMG]

    Took a short break at the bridge and maybe should've scouted ahead, but hey... I like surprises
    [​IMG]

    A series of rock steps, then a tight switchback on a narrow ledge 15' above a raging creek
    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="800" height="450" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1264696704_DtZzmSz?width=800&height=450"></iframe>

    After a little pushing, pulling, and sweating
    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="800" height="450" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1264698493_5sxZMWh?width=800&height=450"></iframe>

    We pressed on with obstacles like this, one after the next
    [​IMG]

    Priorities
    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="800" height="450" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1264701352_99N7DLF?width=800&height=450"></iframe>

    I nearly looped it on one these step-ups, front wheel pointed at the sky for several seconds before it finally fell forward.
    Cleared space for RAZR, then looked back to see this...
    [​IMG]

    Just ahead, the trail went up a near vertical wall of rock. Maybe doable, but the penalty for failure would be bad. We were tired, the bikes were overheating, and you could smell the clutches burnin'. Time to head back.

    She done good
    [​IMG]

    You really would NOT want to overshoot this turn
    [​IMG]

    Hustlin' thru the woods
    [​IMG]

    Rockin' on down the trail
    [​IMG]

    Made it back to camp and found I would be sharing my site with old friend kkug and new friend TrplBiscuit :thumb

    After a quick cleanup, we headed into town for dinner at El Jacalito :dg
    [​IMG]

    Drinking into the night around a campfire, Stu was feeling unusually shy
    [​IMG]

    End of day 2 :beer

    -M
    #92
  13. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,521
    Location:
    San Diego
    :dood


    Says the man who was waving like a British Princess...
    #93
  14. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    11,783
    Location:
    L.A.
    great reporting Rider 914!!!:clap
    #94
  15. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled... Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,970
    Location:
    BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rhea

    :nod




    :queenie

    S'okay....you're not used to driving a tank........
    #95
  16. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled... Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,970
    Location:
    BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rhea

    :eek1

    AWESOME vids and riding guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #96
  17. CA Stu

    CA Stu Peace and love

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Oddometer:
    59,457
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    Thursday, 9am, figured I'd put in the spark arrest0r screen on my new exhaust

    9.01am:
    [​IMG]

    9.05am:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Luckily, I am a pack rat and never throw anything away, put on an old Laser ProDuro I have laying around, I apologize for my bike being noisy this weekend, I really didn't want to run that pipe...

    Rode out via the Poppy preserve

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Friday, ride around Keyesville, Black Gulch, Freeway Ridge trails.

    [​IMG]

    I think Super Suz has better pics...

    Saturday, solo ride Sawmill to Rancheria to gate,

    [​IMG]
    at this point I was thinking how awesome my jacket liner and heavy gloves were.

    Too bad I left them in my tent. :bluduh

    back down to Wagy Flat Rd, 155 (what an awesome road!) to Camp.

    Sunday, ride home with Biblical Easter Hangover.

    I look forward to next time,
    Thanks for everything :thumb
    CA Stu

    PS Ride There! :deal
    #97
  18. pierce

    pierce Ex Tourer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    10,133
    Location:
    S'Cruz
    I have to say, I didn't hear anyone being too noisy in the AM on Saturday at least, when I awoke with a 9-on-a-10-scale pounder of a headache. Last year, I distinctly remember hearing several loud thumpers running noisy pipes just sitting there and warming up at oh-dark-30, ugh ugh ugh.


    riding home w/o a Sunday hangover was a treat.
    #98
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    15,577
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    poor charles..... a whole report picking on you

    :lol3

    hey you guys need to take me that way next year....

    :nod
    #99
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    23,768
    Location:
    Burbank CA
    [​IMG]



    nice job mat for the short tour!