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Old 06-29-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Kennedy Meadows IV (Kern Plateau) - August 19-21, 2011

Well folks, it's that time of the year again! Riding the Kern Plateau is something many of us look forward to each riding season. This riding weekend has something for everyone. Trails range from wide fireroads to narrow single track. There is something up there for everyone to enjoy. There is also sweet single track for both the intermediate rider and expert rider. The single track up there offers spectacular views of lush meadows and flowing creeks to dip into.

We'll be camping at the same spot as previous years: Troy "OVERFLOW" (pull in and go all the way to the back).


Troy OVERFLOW GPS coords:

(entrance off main road)
N36 03.825 W118 14.376

(actual camp location)
N36 03.809 W118 14.434


Last year was a great time. Check out the ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...602815&page=41



Photo Credits for the pics below go to Gery (98Virago), Joel (h8chains), and Jeff (tahoeacr);

Video Credit for the video below goes out to Jamin (Jamin_Mathis)

Thanks for the contributions guys! You guys rock!


































I have purchased one 1/2 cord of firewood for this epic rally and everyone is welcomed to grab some for their personal camp spot (if you end up not hanging out at the main campfire).

A friendly reminder...I will be asking for donations to cover the cost of the wood and Rob.G's trouble for loading and hauling it up to camp.

All profits from the wood and t-shirts will be donated to the Adventure Rider website and The Blue Ribbon Coalition.






The IN list:
  1. h8chains - 540EXC
  2. M1Jeep - DR650 (Riding In)
  3. 1224R - TE510
  4. dunerat - 525EXC
  5. iorsmotoride - 530EXC
  6. sito - 530EXC
  7. pcvance - 525EXC
  8. FYYFF - 990ADV (Riding In)
  9. fudgypup - 1200GSA (Riding In)
  10. theGrinch - 525EXC and/or LC4 Enduro
  11. novos - TE310
  12. FlyingSqwerl - DR200
  13. edelweys - XR650R
  14. spafxer - 525EXC
  15. DannyG - 530EXC
  16. farrington300 - XR400R
  17. The Rider - DR650
  18. KLRrob - KLR650 or DRZ400
  19. Riddler990 - 530EXC
  20. BajaRider650 - XR650R
  21. Eggroll - WR250
  22. 98Virago - F650GS
  23. ziao858 - DZ400S
  24. Bajaholic - 530EXC
  25. Letsgetdirty - DRZ400S
  26. Tortillaland - DRZ400
  27. Al Chile - TE510
  28. 3DChief - KLR250, DR650
  29. Write2ride - XT225
  30. K. L. Rocket - KLR650
  31. Bren157 - DR650
  32. Rob.G - KLX 250S
  33. ramjet - XR650R
  34. bmamir - DR350
  35. purelick - 200EXC
  36. Windrat - 690 Enduro
  37. Excndez - 530XCRW
  38. Son - 525EXC
  39. Leo Vince - 530EXC
  40. friend of Leo Vince - TE450
  41. dave61 - G450X
  42. cyclops-racing - KDX 220R
  43. browneye - 250xcfw
  44. Nick - WR250F
  45. Rearsteer - WR426
  46. BlueByU06 - KLR650
  47. dzrtracin - RXV550
  48. friend of dzrtracin - EXC530
  49. RAZR - 525EXC
  50. Jpicassi - Vstrom / DR
  51. potentialscat - Vstrom / DR
  52. 4Stroke Smoke - YZ426F
  53. SloCalSpode - ?
  54. garyklee - XT225
  55. KLXmcrider - KLX650C
  56. starchaser - 525EXC
  57. tuff enuff - DRZ400S
  58. Fallsdownalot - Tiger 800XC
  59. VolleyBill - WR250F
  60. BikersfieldPete - 400EXC
  61. Son of BikersfieldPete - ?
  62. Kev - KTM 200
  63. Jenny - KTM 200
  64. Ringomoto - 525EXC
  65. Wife Jen - CRF250X
  66. RobRoy - ?
  67. Madden - ?
  68. Klammer - KDX200
  69. riceless950 - Beta 450RS
  70. tex-downey - KLR650
  71. WallyWhirled - Beta 520RS
  72. Sopascat - VStrom
  73. jendean - Beta 520RS
  74. rider914 - 525EXC
  75. Suzuki Phil - DR350
  76. Friend of liorsmotoride - 450EXC
  77. schmo - 450EXC
  78. Orange beast - ?
  79. Friend of Orange beast - ?
  80. 2nd Friend of Orange beast - ?
  81. TOPI1967 - 450EXC
  82. mxbundy - 530EXC
  83. thumbs - TE310
  84. ?

I called the grumpy bear retreat...they can accomodate us for saturday night dinner.

They will be serving BBQ roast and BBQ chicken.

I need a head count so please speak up if you are interested in participating. Also include if you will be having steak or chicken.


Dinner IN List

1) M1Jeep - beef
2) FYYFF - beef
3) Rob.G - bbq chicken
4) Novos - beef
5) Sqwerl - bbq chicken
6) farrington300 - beef
7) h8chains - beef
8) dunerat - beef
9) ms. dunerat - beef
10) Windrat - beef
11) spafxr - bbq chicken
12) sopascat - bbq chicken
13) ramjet - bbq chicken
14) fudgypup -beef
15) purelick - beef
16) pcvance - beef
17) KLRrob - beef
18) DannyG - beef
19) 4Stroke Smoke - beef
20) theGrinch - beef
21) liorsmotoride - beef (x4)
22) Eggroll - beef
23) 98Virago - beef
24) ziao858 - beef
25) Bajaholic - beef
26) Letsgetdirty - beef
27) Tortillaland - beef
28) Bren157 - beef
29) dave61 - beef
30) clyclops-racing - beef
31) garyklee - beef
32) tuff enuff - beef
33) C-Dub - beef
34) Klammer - beef
35) riceless950 - beef
36) WallyWhirled - beef
37) Friend of WallyWhirled - beef
38) jendean -beef
39) Edelweys -beef
40) 1224R - beef
41) rider914 - beef
42) Friend of liorsmotoride - beef
43) Orange beast - beef
44) Friend of Orange beast - bbq chicken
45) 2nd Friend of Orange beast - bbq chicken
46) schmo - beef
47) KLXmcrider - beef
48) Bill - beef
49) TOPI1967 - beef
50) ?



Rally T-Shirts - $10

They will be available at the main camp. Sorry, no medium so I put you down for large. You can wash a large in hot water and it will shrink down a bit for you medium folks.

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Shirts for the event - $10
Come to headquarters camp M1Jeep (Rich) will have them.

Quote:
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For 100% cotton tee-shirts you should select the next size up from normal unless you like a tight-fitting garment.

They do shrink a bit when laundered. I wear a size large for everything except tee-shirts and sweatshirts - then I get a XL and they are perfect.

The shirts are Port & Company (private label for Champion) 6.1 oz,100% cotton (same weight as a BeefyT) with commercial grade UV screen print inks. The imprint will outlast the shirt. Only first quality here.
LARGE:
  1. sopascat
  2. h8chains
  3. FYYFF
  4. DannyG
  5. liorsmotoride
  6. Rob.G
  7. Orange beast
  8. Suzuki Phil
  9. 4Stroke Smoke
  10. TOPI1967
  11. 4Stroke Smoke (x2)
  12. K. L. Rocket
  13. tex_downey
  14. KLXmcrider
  15. tuff enuff

XL::
  1. 1224R
  2. pcvance
  3. DannyG
  4. Orange beast (x2)
  5. M1Jeep
  6. WallyWhirled
  7. h8chains
  8. schmo
  9. SloCalSpode (x2)
  10. theGrinch
  11. Excndez (x2)
  12. BajaRider650
  13. KLRrob
  14. rider914
  15. mxbundy

XXL:
  1. fudgypup
  2. Klammer
  3. dunerat
  4. riceless950
  5. BajaRider650
  6. rider914
  7. mxbundy

XXXL:
  1. ?

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Old 06-29-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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Joel is quick to the draw and the first one IN!

With all this late winter snow business up there the water crossings in Monache Meadow should be incredible!
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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You'd have to plan it on my Grandma's 102nd birthday weekend wouldn't ya . Probably can't make this one.

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Old 06-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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Wow! Happy birthday to your grandma Phil! Sorry the dates conflict. Maybe you can swing by afterwards?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #6
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Joel is quick to the draw and the first one IN!

With all this late winter snow business up there the water crossings in Monache Meadow should be incredible!

it will be 4 year in a row....

happy times!


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Old 06-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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Last year I rode the green sticker wr. Do those lOgging roads go anywhere? Riding the dr on some of those trAils scare me.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:44 AM   #8
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LOL ...and I'm I want to camp more off the bike as well. It helps when someone who is driving up can haul your food and drink.

Dude that bike looks saweet.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:58 AM   #9
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:38 AM   #10
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IN! so looking forward to this
What will you be riding?

Also, for those of us riding in please post up so I may add this to the sign up list. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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A group of us went up for the 4th of July Campout:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700536

Thanks to Matt (Rider914) I now have some sweet BIG bike friendly single track routes for the adventurous nOOb

Here's a few pics from this past weekend:

FYYFF and I left Friday at 5pm from Long Beach:



The plan was to skip the 5 > 14 section and just hit up ACH > AFH and go down to the 14 from there. It shaved off approx 20 miles and was way more fun too. Here's a pic at the intersection of ACH & AFH:


We got to camp around 10:30PM and turned in early...no pics.

Perry and Rob, two really good guys who brought extra fuel, fed us and provided us plenty of drink and laughs. Good times fellas!


Eric & Ersin (fudgypup & FYYFF) taking a break after running the lower Mahogany trail on their BIG pigs:


Sunday we rode some of the sweetest BIG bike friendly single track out there. We came upon a water crossing in between trails and Eric (fudgypup) got a little squirly:


Matt (Rider914) on the Granite/Broder Trail:


We lost Bob for a while. He was up front and boogied his KLR down the trail and popped up here:


The Kern River's East Fork(?) water level was higher than usual but looked to be much higher in week's past:


We heard from WoodsChick about this 100 yard long bridge in the middle of a meadow...
Matt (Rider914):


Bob (2old2race):


Ersin (FYYFF):


While chatting after the bridge crossing Ersin's bike decided to take a nap. By the time I got my camera out these guys jumped into action. These guys are fast!


WoodsChick and her hubby Eric passing us on the bridge while we are all admiring the stunning beauty of the area:




Ersin's bike decides to go for a swim at the same water crossing where Eric's GSA took a dip. The bike wouldn't start:


Eric (fudgypup)


Ersin (FYYFF) in deep thought while waiting for the arrival of Matt (Rider914) so he can consult his KTM wisdom



Meanwhile a few hundred feet down the single track Bob (MadMax) was having fuel delivery problems with his 990SE. Matt (Rider914) and Bob troubleshooting:


Bob was able to get to the water crossing where Matt towed him up to the road, which was very close by:




While Ersin was working on getting his bike to start Bob and Perry came out of the Albinita Trail. Bob was too quick and I missed him. Here's Perry (pcvance):


Well we know how Ersin was able to get the water out of his bike (photo credit: pcvance)


We all made it back to camp and a few of us are heading home. Here's Bob (MadMax) and Matt (Rider914):


Bob:


The rest of my photos from this trip may be found here:
http://m1jeep.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...859749_45PM9tv

Thanks again to Matt (Rider914) for putting this on. A huge thank you to Perry (pcvance) and Rob (OrangeBeast) for providing food, drink, and fuel.

The ADV community is the best and you guys and gals are the epitome of goodwill! I love you man!

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #12
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Definite maybe! And either the wr450 or the dr650.
Dive in and ride/camp off the DR
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Ersin and I will be riding up together. You are welcomed to join us.
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Priorities my good man. We understand...take care of home 1st. Git 'er done!



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Looking at the photos and video, it looks like riding heaven for sure!
I love the southern sierra, what an amazing place.

But, after thinking more about my house remodel/addition project I am not sure I can afford to take off 3 days from the construction effort (not to mention my regular day job) for riding during the prime building season. I guess I may have to pass on KM this time around...

For now, please take me off the list. As we get closer, if I have time AND if a spot is still available, I will see if I can make it. If not, I'll be there in spirit.
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