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Old 05-19-2008, 07:28 PM   #14
MrMike
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Your being nice.......

[QUOTE=shleppy]Clarks grade on the south side of Big Bear.

Here's MrMike getting rolling again after a quick break on Clarks' Grade


Actually this is a picture of Me after Schleppy helped me pick up my bike. I had made a bad choice on avoiding some rocks and ran up the side hill a little. 7 1/2 hours earlier I probably would have cleaned the little obstacle but not now. I didn't use enough gas and stalled the bike and did an Arte Johnson slow layover on the hill. When the guys came along they found me sitting on the hill next to the bike where I had landed waiting for help. Then of course the battery on the bike would not turn it over so Shleppy kicked it over for me (I couldn't!) and it fired up on two kicks. I could not shut it off again till we got back to camp. Without help I might have spent the night there . Maybe not the right decision for me to continue when the others headed for pavement since I had long ago ran out of water and my back was hurting me, but we rode it out in the dirt and made it didn't we guys! I should recover in time for next year's event .

Good report Shleppy! Waiting to read more stories from others!
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