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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Retired Bomb Runners

Yo Jonz,

The Bomb Run has become mandatory for retired Public Employees! Be there!

South American Run sounds great! I'd like to hear more about it. Got some
photos or video?

Over and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Questiones? Por Favor!

Are we still talking March 23-24? If so, count me in!

I'm lookin' forward to the new-found mine! Also lookin' forward to seeing the "Gang."

Any chance of a ride to explore Corn Springs?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Lost in the "Little San Bernardino's"

In answer to Mike/s question:

Thermal Canyon can be accessed from either south of I-10, or north of I-10, due to the fact that there's a bridge over the canyon as it flows down to the Coachella...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
2013 Bradshaw Bomb Run

D. B. Cooper checking in here! Just woke up from a long winter, hopped on the ADV site and found that the superb
Nationally known Bradshaw Bomb Run will be held again!!! Zoweee! Since the Bomb...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Desert Tortoise

Having seen a Desert Tortoise on our Bomb Run ride, I decided to look up some information
about them on Wikipedia.

That was only the 2nd Desert Tortoise I've seen in nearly 20 years
of riding in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Crash Time

If you'll take a close at the photo, you'll see that the time on my watch
shows 5 minutes to one! I never crash after one o'clock, so it was very
close to a non-crash day when I blew it! If that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Don, I went to your blog, but only saw 11...

Don,

I went to your blog, but only saw 11 photos (?) Not including the "chatting" photos. I tried to
steal a few of the photos, but the result was fuzzy. What's up?

I enjoyed riding with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Yup! I took the tumble! Next time I'll try...

Yup! I took the tumble! Next time I'll try something different.

I'm going to visit the BLM in Palm Springs
to see if there's some way that we can access this public land.

I did ride to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Photographs needed!

Request to riders who brought along their iPhones and/or cameras:

Don't forget to post your photos on this thread, so that those of us
who can't afford a photo device can revel in the memories of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Mucho Gracias para Kern familia

May I echo Bourkeco's sentiments!!! Mike and Richard and anyone else who pitched in.
Y'all done a magnificent job again, for the 6th? or 7th? year. I had such a good time that
my muscles are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Good photos!

Thanks for the photos on your site Don!

When I was taking a photo of you with your camera, I didn't realize the subtle intended
meaning of you sitting on the bomb looking like a guy with the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Team Elderly check in:

Status - IN! (fo sho)
Preference - Carne Asada
Ride - Out and back
Bike - Orange
Beverage - H2o in Camelback
Physical Shape - Ugly
Longevity - Beyond hope
Statistics -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,231
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
I finally caught up with you guys!

I was lost! I took the wrong trail! Thanks to doubleoh7 for finding me and pointing out the correct geography!

Count me in for the 2012 version of "The Race to Palo Verde." By the way, the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Can I assume that the Bomb Run will again be on...

Can I assume that the Bomb Run will again be on the first
week-end of February (Super-Bowl weekend)?

Signed again, Methuselah
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Bomb Run Reservations

Do they let really OLD guys ride in this event? If so, where do I sign up?

If I can start at the back of the pack, and you give me a couple of days
to get back, I think I can make it!

Count...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 112,578
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Good Read!

I just finished scanning your interesting thread, and glad to see you've made progress!
Have you heard if there's gonna be a Bradshaw Bomb Run this year? If so I'll see'ya there!

Old Guy
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
When are we going riding? *edit* We will be back...

When are we going riding? *edit* We will be back out to the ranch for Pop's Annual Party April 2-3... come for the day, come for the weekend.
Mike[/QUOTE]

Sorry to miss Richards birthday party,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Stick Urs arrived!

Mike: Got my stickers today also. Thanks mucho! Did I pay you?

Jonz: Take the 950 up the Freeway trail! Then to the Meccacopia
trail, just because you hate it! Get that sucker broken in!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
I saw that photo and recognized the name, but I...

I saw that photo and recognized the name, but I said to myself "Naw! than can't
be Gearheart. He don't got no pony tail like the guy in the photo! Besides, he's
going too fast and he's too high...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Hotel California

Here's another - Charlie and his Dad
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Here's a photo taken at Hotel California during...

Here's a photo taken at Hotel California during the Bomb Run:
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Thanks to ALL! Great week-end of riding, great...

Thanks to ALL! Great week-end of riding, great food and fellowship, good-time had by all. Particular thanks to the guys that changed the front tire on my Yukon in less than 10 minutes!

Dirk -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
What's the description of sturdy? I've got about...

What's the description of sturdy? I've got about 3 gallons that I've saved for
this event, but it's in 2 plastic containers. I don't have anything metal that
would work.

I'll bring some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
The +1 is in doubt. Not likely. I'll be out...

The +1 is in doubt. Not likely.
I'll be out Friday. Ready, with new tires!
Whatever gain new tires give me, it's erased
by a bad back & lousy knees.
Getting old isn't for dirt riders!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Suck it up Jonz! Give those stitches a trial...

Suck it up Jonz! Give those stitches a trial session. More time to ride while on
medical leave!

Jeeeeeeeez!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Whoops!

Put an L on the end of StupidBow, resulting in StupidBowl.
My fingers are out of control.

Tom
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
No can do

Hi Mike,

I'd do this weekend ride in a minute, except for the fact that I'll be in
Quartzsite for the next 5 days. See'ya the on StupidBow weekend!

Tom
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Upscale Dining in Palo Verde

Based upon the logical surmise that there may not be many riders showing
up in Palo Verde, I will forego warning the "restaurant" that we're coming in
mass. I further assume that if a modest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,293
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Thumb I'm like IN!

Having just awakened from Summer and Fall, I decided to look on-line for the
Bomb Run! In short order I managed to find you guys.

#1 - I'm IN (as I said in the title,) and I may be bringing one...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,907
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Rest in Peace Scott Weber

As a long-time dirt rider and a friend of Scott's Father-In-Law, I was asked to
take Scott riding in the desert a few years ago when he visited the Palm
Springs area where I live in the winter.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,752
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Eek Oh! By the way.....

I hope this isn't duplicating something posted earlier, but...

My buddy Jeff posted his photos of the Bomb Run and also of the Sunday ride to Hotel California on his website, which is:
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,752
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Eh? Fricken Freeway Loop!

.
Thanks for the video Kelly. Now that thar's some good stuff! :D

Someday, as I get more experienced, I'm gonna try that ride!

.....:huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Wicked Old?

Did I hear someone speak of being OLD?

Hmmm! :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,752
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Photos are great

Zen Slug is the Photo-King of the Bradshaw Bomb Run, and if you're not sure
of that fact, check out his Smug-Mug collection at this site:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Talking Stuffin' the face race

Bottom Line:

EATPASTA ain't gonna be eatin' pasta this week-end!

Over & Out
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Cool2 Whether goes the Weather?

Listen up Bikee Guy,

The Desert Sun, published in Palm Springs is giving the forecast for next weekend:

FRIDAY the 5th, Hi 70, Lo 51, Cloudy but nice, with periods of sun

SATURDAY, the 6th,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Wink Route Check

Yesterday I rode over to Palo Verde to check things out:

 The wash crossing at Wiley Well Road had been closed, and the "closed" signs
were still up, but we drove right through them. It was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
MIKE, My son Ted won't be able to make it to the...

MIKE, My son Ted won't be able to make it to the Bomb Run, but the buddy, Jeff (CoCo) is flying down from San Francisco and WILL be there.

Review:

Son Ted - OUT
Son Chris - OUT
Chris' Buddy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
Thumb Lunch For The Bunch

Lagoon Lodge is now ready for us!

I called the Lagoon Lodge in Palo Verde and talked to the lady who runs the
restaurant and bar. She says she'll be ready for us.

I reminded her that last...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 12,564
Posted By BetaTrialsGuy
It's approximately 40 miles, and can be done...

It's approximately 40 miles, and can be done mostly on dirt, using acquduct
roads. There's a couple of gas stations at the place where Jonz usually gathers
the troops. That's also where the loop...
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