Ural does WMRS / Bishop Eastern Sierra's
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08-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Wishing I was riding RTW
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Gardnerville NV
We took the Cotton Wood Canyon cut off out of Bodie over to Mono Lake.
Our first good view of Mono Lake
My riding partner
Ok so we made it down to the Mono Lake. I had wanted to try and take the dirt road around Mono Lake. I heard that it gets pretty sandy and silty in spots but common how bad could it really be?
Well about 4 miles into the attempt to go around the lake off road ADV style we started finding more and more of this.
Now you have to remember its high elevation and the Ural isnt jetted for this. So Marcia had to slip the clutch a bit and keep the RPMs up. So she bogged down in this spot so I thought I would just keep on going so I wouldnt loose momentum too.
Check for leaks and loose bolts while youre there.
This was a pretty good spill. I had a lot of sand in and on top of the head that was sunk in the sand. The sand was thick and heavy and then sections of silt or bull dust.
So after about three spills in the sand and it was getting worse and worse; the day was getting late we decided to turn around. I think we did the right thing.
Back out on the tarmac we headed around to 395.
We stopped at a gas station and blew all the sand out of my cylinder head. Then stopped off at the lake.
Then it was Hwy 395 down to Brown Owens Camp ground
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