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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Whammo, Nov 23, 2008.
That was a great weekend boys, post yer pics here.
Well, it was closed...
Here is Tiny's answer when he reads the news in this forum:
"No way around it"? I know what we're doing Sat morning.
And we were busy indeed...
Of course, it was a bit more difficult for the BMWs! (Tiny here)
But the team was in a good spirit...
More BMW rock scrapping with Jover!...
... and Whammo
KLR were easier with Sharon (notice how everybody is ready for her )
For the KTMs it was just a breeze
and I. Despite the 8 gallons tank, the new beast is still narrow!
Looks like there was "a way around it" after all
And to think I doubted Rdubb when he wanted to send an oilhead through.
Lesson learned: If Rick says it'll fit, it will! Even if it takes 10 men to push it through
Great weekend y'all!
thanks for having me along. what a great time! Sunday sunrise...
motor developed some more leaks (is it bad when oil comes out of your base gasket?)
and when it also comes from your clutch arm ?
at least the muffler made it back to SF. RDubb- I will be calling to get this back in place...
and finally, y'all seemed fascinated by the hair... ..so I got a contextual pic for you.
Wow :eek1 From which planet are you from? Scratch that. What's you shampoo's brand?
Perfect camping weekend all organized and taking care of by our great hosts Whammo and Tiny (and the misses too!). Great location despite the burn that made the place a bit spooky. It was nice to see that nature was in full speed recovery though:
The best part is that there are plenty of trails to ride around.
The 950 SE damn tempting for any ADV to try and Tiny had a first shot a it on Friday evening. Getting more and more confident he tackled harder climbs on the local "MX track" until...
Can you believe it??? A brand new bike (350 miles) and he had to put the first scratches on it :dog
Turned out pretty well actually: not only the bike had barely any visible damage but I had my own personal servant for the rest of the weekend . Thanks Brad .
It was an unusually big group for riding (9 bikes - 11 people!)...
... but the ride went smoothly even with our little "bridge adventure" . Our very own Whammo celebrating his birthday in style:
Amy getting back on the saddle
Turkish going pink. No wait, this is 'faded red' . Sharon is still a bit inexperienced in the dirt so let her bike to Turkish a couple of times...
... replacing him behind SashaPave
Happy to oblige sister!
First, a nice splash two-up (!) by Sasha
Eduardo likes to keep his Aerostich dry
Sharon makes it too. Excellent for a first dirt ride after so many months of injury
Then there is birthday boy with his sweet lady on the back
Not easy to be a passenger in such conditions...
Those are awesome pics, J-L!
Thanks for documenting our tomfoolery!
Amy had a blast as well...she now can see how the boys have so much fun in the woods :huh
Bs.As. says hello, folks. I had a blast getting back in the saddle again, even if it was being a passenger. Egregious portions of tri-tip, buffalo wings, beer (and beans) made for a memorable adventure. I think my colon fell out near Clear Lake though. I´ll be back to look for it in the spring.
Jean-Luc, I'm so glad you got shots of my first water crossing, thanks so much! And to everyone who came, thank you for your laughs, your appetites, and your bridge-busting skillz. You made it a memorable birthday for Josh. ADV riders rock!
Who is next to loan Tiny a KTM????
First off – thanks to Whammo for being born at exactly the right time of year for a quality, dual sport camping trip. Not too hot, and not freezing; hardly any people; and the dirt packed juuuust right.
This was my first ds ride, having just switched over after two decades of road and sport biking into a lightly used 08 KLR650. Until Friday I’d had a grand total of 8 minutes on dirt.
I did far more off-road riding than I thought I would this weekend and enjoyed every foot of it. The KLR took it all like a champ. Huge kudos to Neduro and the Dual Sport Riding DVD (http://dualsportriding.com/ ) for running through the basics – all dirt newbies should run, not walk, to buy it. While I was hardly going to win any trial competition, the video gave me what I needed to at least handle the fire roads, forest paths, single track and goat trails (in that order) that the other riders guided me to. If only Neduro had had a closed-road-half-built-bridge-and-concrete-barrier-jumping lesson I’m sure I could have done that with more style too. I’ve been in the same area in a 110 degree sweatfest, so it was a nice change to hit these hills at a more comfortable temperature, all the while surrounded by what colors and fallen leaves we get in norcal. <o></o>
Everyone this weekend was just great. Welcoming, fun and skilled – fantastic combination. <o></o>
Gather ‘round and admire the 950 SE:<o></o>
Best morning view:<o></o>
What’s better than hanging with your buds, having breakfast, getting ready for a day out riding:<o></o>
I'm a big fan of Neduro classes and DVD but even with those, your performance was quite something . I've seen so many great street riders having a lot of trouble adapting to riding in the dirt that I was really surprised to see you doing that well in some gnarly single tracks!
Too bad BTW that I didn't take any picture from those, they were certainly fun. Oh wait, I have only one... kind of your 'rite of passage' in the ADV community
It's so cool to have fun 'mx tracks' right by our tents, allowing the 'public' to sip a beer while admiring the brave souls launching their roaring machines in the steep inclines
xrJohnny did marvels on his KTM 640 Adv
The super tricked Kawa KLX bored to 690cc by R-dubb
Turkish back on his ex-GS (now Whammo's)
Looks like he has not forgotten how to ride it
The most impressive (certainly because of the bike he borrowed ) was SashaPave!
And last but not least, my new baby
A few more pics here.
As someone famously once said:
"It's not the arrow, it's the Indian".
"You fookers can ride".
Nice to see the GS fly. My motor skills were in no condition by that time to have a go (probably just have a LOB anyway).