Originally Posted by gabrielu
nice report and thanks for making this ride happen - with the rain forecast and the gloomy day I would have stayed home and probably end up working
Instead had a fun day, met a bunch of nice like-minded folks, and got wet only at the very end of the ride home-
Great pictures, the one w/the Utah-like granite formation is my PC's wallpaper now - thanks also for not posting the one with my bike laying down for a nap on the FR115 hill- Glad also there is no record of the encounter with the police officer who mistook my attempt to bring under control my unruly steed- Even more glad that once used my secret weapon (took helmet off and showed my grey hair) and admitted to ktm-induced foolishness he did the right thing and let me off the hook
Re: the second half of the ride I knew you would have liked the 'big rock' and the trails that led to it. I look forward to exploring some more the many dual-track, quad and not-so-quad trails above Cle-Elum. I marked a few intersections with interesting trails leading away from the 'no-vehicale area' the hunters mentioned. Given this week rains those powdery trails will go up a notch in challenge, esp. on our portly bikes.
Now we have an east-west route to teaneway road, my goal is to carve an all dirt (minimal gravel) route from ronald to the upper teanaway, w/out doing full blown singletrack scary-for-me stuff.
Anyway thanks again for motivating me to get my ass out of the house, and for leading the ride.
thanks man.. and thanks for letting me try out the SE.. gonna have to fight the urge to get one now - that would be a fun bike for the Desert 100
and thanks for sharing those trails.. and was only razzing ya about the definition of ATV trails vs scary single track - not saying I would take my 950 A back on that stuff, but it was fulfilling to be able to get through that stuff unscathed.
glad you mentioned the cop thing.. I kind of forgot about that.. when the trooper came up to where we pulled off the road, the first thing I thought was he was coming to ask one of us to go get your bike because he arrested you
but as he pulled up, he had a big grin on his face and said he knows we're just out there having fun, but to take it easy when on the pavement etc.. we all had a good laugh with him - cool dude eh?