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NSFW 08-04-2009 08:59 PM

Eastern Sierra & WMRS Ride/Camp 2009
 
It's about that time of the year again, last Aug. 2nd the White Mountain Research Station opened it's door to the public. This has becomed an annual pilgrimage for many riders throughout CA, NV, and AZ. The research station at 12,500 feet is probably one of the highest destination for us flatlanders. The peak at over 14,000 feet again was conquered by a few healthy FFs.

WMRS Link:

http://www.wmrs.edu/

http://www.wmrs.edu/community/open%20house/default.htm


Last year's ride report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369576

Before moving on, we would like to thank Stonewall for his dedication and effort in keeping this event alive for the last many years....:thumb

Though the WMRS ride was on a Sunday, many arrived a few days earlier to explore other parts of the Eastern Sierra.

Brown's Campgroun at Benton Crossing on Friday afternoon
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Sopascat and RandyM, both from SoCal
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To those who missed this landmark, it means you passed the turn off
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610520196_5S6Kj-L.jpg

There were many cows in the area and surely it became man vs cow that weekend. I think 2 injuries and vehicular damages (2 bikes and 1 suv).
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idea man 08-04-2009 09:17 PM

Duuude
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by h8chains

Damn Joel; Them cow farmers aint gonna cotten to us'ns coming back to this here spread next year. After Conistoga man last year and a three cow body count this year. Yikes.
Thanks for starting the report. Sorry we missed it.

NSFW 08-04-2009 09:25 PM

let's ride
 
upon arrival to the camp, we suited up
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sopascat, rsc-e, and galacticGS are ready to ride...:ricky
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to guide us without getting lost, roger brought his gps with a 42" plasma screen :eek1 ; and no kidding, you can see downtown los angeles while navigating.,:lol3
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riding on half a mile of pavement between camp and dirt
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miles of smooth dirt....:tb and moist too....:tb
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the farther we ride, the darker the sky
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it rained hours earlier..:clap
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my 640a and roger's 990 still managed to dig beyond the wet ground
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kelly(?) also rode with us that afternoon
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the sign appears new, they knew we were coming...:rofl
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NSFW 08-04-2009 10:25 PM

though we hit pavement, the ride didn't dissapoint us because of the nice weather and beautiful scenery...oooops almost forgot.. plus good company..:D
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again dirt brought smiles to our faces...:ricky
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these 2 have been watching neduro's dsr video...:lurk
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we made it to the top of the summit lookout and here's roger proving we were there
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610546104_UNfY4-L.jpg

larry aka galacticGS rode for 2 days from WA for this weekend event
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more FFs..:D
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we don't have this kind of riding at home
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i have a feeling my camera won't make it to the end of the weekend; true, it died 2 days later...:cry
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we explored more of the area and they're starting to look the same
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there were few road signs and without a gps, we would have been lost
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this power line road eventually became a sandwash....:yikes
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cathy was the first victim of the day
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in less than a mile, the sand monster took cathy again.....:evil

http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610552156_ZPzsU-L.jpg

seeing there is at least 4 miles of sand, we decided to take a break
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610553072_xcAAo-L.jpg


cathy got her form back and happy to be on friendlier turf
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610555084_Q8WLD-L.jpg

it pays to be slow, you get lots of pics from me....:rofl
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610554264_Jd9YL-L.jpg

the gs1200 and 990 battling it out on our way back to camp..:pynd
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610553472_pgYi3-L.jpg

roger gave up since he smelled burning rubber.....:rofl
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610584308_kcgJc-L.jpg

who's idea to stop and rest at the blind corner...:nono
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one of the few ranches in the area
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we made it back to the camp without hitting a COW..:clap
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the notorious campsite #78
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and sOOn dunerat fired up his eslo carne asada grill :dg
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joefromsf as usual likes to ride into camp in the cover of darkness :D ; i hope they share their ride with us and how long tall sally lead them to a real adventure...:rofl
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Renner 08-05-2009 04:33 AM

angles on the camp
 
soundtrack: morning mooing obscuring snoring
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view east approaching camp
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A.Vern 08-05-2009 11:59 AM

High Sierra in summer....
 
:thumb Nice photos.


more please....
:lurk

NSFW 08-05-2009 12:25 PM

crawdaddy's ride report
 
very nice, check it out....:thumb

http://www.dualsport-sd.com/forums/i...wtopic=5278&hl

espi 08-05-2009 01:15 PM

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So I decided to do this trip last minute- like fri @ 10am!:huh

I end up leaving @ 1:30pm from Irvine.

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head up the 15...

http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610485727_R4CUQ-S.jpg

to see this just before Cajon Pass. must have been going to Ft. Irwin.

So, I finally get on the 395 out of Victorville & feel the heat of the Mojave- wasn't that bad as long as you kept moving.
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yep, 209 to Bishop...:(:

well, i knew which way i was gonna be heading for a while...

http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610488736_2zEoQ-M.jpg


http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610487240_3nvCb-M.jpg


then, 1st sight of the So. Sierras:clap soon I would be out of the Mojave :lol3

http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610491891_VUyBD-M.jpg


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Is that precip up ahead???


http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610494029_z3rxN-M.jpg

Yep! it sure is! Soo now, I'm in the Owens Valley, starting to sloowly climb in elevation- seems like i haven't really left the heat of the Mojave behind me.


http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610494657_9thfE-M.jpg

So, I missed that storm cell:webers



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holding indicated 80mph, which is 73mph on my gps. this is with one less tooth on the front sprocket. Engine was pretty whiney... but it held that velocity when i wanted it to. :D

http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610494455_5sbhz-M.jpg



leaving Lone Pine... & yes, its getting dark.
thats it for fridays pics. :dunno
Rolled into camp after dodging the cows that guard the entrance to Browns Camp @ 8:30pm.:slurp :bore


Next day, JoefromSF had to deal with his slow air leak in the front tire. He just put a tube in it.

http://espi.smugmug.com/photos/610497630_uLwqT-M.jpg




view from camp


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Joel briefing his So. Cal. crew while they all look intent:eek1


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Whats he saying:dunno

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Our turn to gear up after Joe fixed his leak

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PotentialScat 08-05-2009 02:08 PM

This is my handle, this is my spout? :dunno


:lol3

NSFW 08-05-2009 06:52 PM

saturday riding
 
most were still asleep when i got up
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610588255_FuAH7-L.jpg


beautiful day to go riding..:ricky ........hmmmm someone just trailered a gsa..:eek1

http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610587719_ZYSvm-L.jpg

http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610588255_FuAH7-L.jpg

even on a day ride, tomer never removes his panniers
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610589751_cYCyz-L.jpg

steve was just one of the 6 gs riders that day in our group
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the road got more interesting
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http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610595372_masdk-L.jpg

waiting for the last rider
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i'll post more pics tonight and anyone who has pics, please do so.

DannyG 08-05-2009 07:00 PM

he can't :lol3
Quote:

Originally Posted by h8chains
even on a day ride, tomer never removes his panniers
http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610589751_cYCyz-L.jpg
.


Renner 08-05-2009 07:48 PM

Hwy 168 heading toward Big Pine
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White Mountain Rd.
http://renner60.smugmug.com/photos/6...36_Cp9Q6-L.jpg

more White Mtn. Rd.
love it.
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at the station
http://renner60.smugmug.com/photos/6...97_8DHoy-L.jpg

who dat?
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perfect weather
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looking forward to next year
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slackmeyer 08-05-2009 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Renner

Why that be Long Tall Sally, of course- the 6'7" dude that makes his GSA look like a ruckus.

pierce 08-05-2009 10:27 PM

for a in-state trip, this is pretty fuggin epic, no doubt.

sbbillder 08-05-2009 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h8chains
beautiful day to go riding..:ricky ........hmmmm someone just trailered a gsa..:eek1

http://h8c.smugmug.com/photos/610587719_ZYSvm-L.jpg

Joel, I can't afford the wear & tear on the TKC's....it's cheaper to haul with the Tundra! :D


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