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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Y E T I, Apr 20, 2011.
Not me. I've done two years.
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Outstanding wee video.
but he left out the strippers
Outstanding, yes...the first time I saw it. It's now becoming "dancing baby"
I know, right? Looks like Charles has a future in a different field....
Thought I hadn't brought the camera....found it piled under a bunch of shit in the truck....
Anyway....thanks to Yeti for another GREAT WARPED!!!
Thanks to Gerg for being (yet again) an outstanding BeerMeister!!!
Thanks to Consestoga Man for some GREAT home brew....
Thanks to AceRph for showing me that trick on getting the Ural in reverse.
Thanks to LongTallSally for testing my new ear plugs...:eek1
Thanks to MsBianca for the GREAT dinner!!! :dg .....oh, and crashing my bike... (Hope you're feeling better...)
Thanks to Burnzilla for being....well, Burnzilla....
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!
Sadly () I will NOT be trailering down next year.
GAWD that drive sucks...
Should be sportin' my new, RADIOACTIVE Yamaha Super Tenere by then!!
See all youse guys then!!
do you give demos like with the URAL?
Hopefully it'll be a bit faster.....
Yeah, but if I take the ST for a spin I probably won't ask you to ride along with me. :eek1
You handled the Ural with aplomb......other than your girlish shrieks of fear........
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
Riding up along the North Fork
Plenty of water this year
Brush Creek falls. We may need to cross that later today... hmmmm....
Let the fun begin
dunerat is no slouch on big or little bike and I barely caught him in this gnarly spot
Traversing a side hill
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
Can you spot the mountain man?
Durrwood Creek... much deeper and faster than it looks
dunerat showing off on the way back out
oh.. oh.. OH!
(He saved it.)
Clutch burnin' time (but not for the reklusive dunerat)
For some strange reason, RAZR wanted to haul some firewood back to camp :huh
RAZR bounces off a hidden rock step immediately after a sharp switchback on a steep climb
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Now dunerat's turn (I think we all used the same 'technique')
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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
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
... then closes in a bit
... then a whole lotta this
I was amazed to find a bridge at Salmon Creek
Would've been impassable without it
Took a short break at the bridge and maybe should've scouted ahead, but hey... I like surprises
A series of rock steps, then a tight switchback on a narrow ledge 15' above a raging creek
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After a little pushing, pulling, and sweating
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We pressed on with obstacles like this, one after the next
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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...
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
You really would NOT want to overshoot this turn
Hustlin' thru the woods
Rockin' on down the trail
Made it back to camp and found I would be sharing my site with old friend kkug and new friend TrplBiscuit
After a quick cleanup, we headed into town for dinner at El Jacalito :dg
Drinking into the night around a campfire, Stu was feeling unusually shy
End of day 2
Says the man who was waving like a British Princess...
great reporting Rider 914!!!
S'okay....you're not used to driving a tank........
AWESOME vids and riding guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, 9am, figured I'd put in the spark arrest0r screen on my new exhaust
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
Friday, ride around Keyesville, Black Gulch, Freeway Ridge trails.
I think Super Suz has better pics...
Saturday, solo ride Sawmill to Rancheria to gate,
at this point I was thinking how awesome my jacket liner and heavy gloves were.
Too bad I left them in my tent.
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
PS Ride There!
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.
poor charles..... a whole report picking on you
hey you guys need to take me that way next year....
nice job mat for the short tour!