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Old 10-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #16
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you guys missed all the lightining last night.. now its time to ride up here!!
I watched it last night from my backyard in Hanford... It's been a long time since I've seen a storm go off like that.

Here's a video of it.



Great report!!! I'm in.

I've been wanting to check out Dusy Ershim for a while... but my 950 won't be going much farther past chicken rock

more info: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra/publi.../dusytrail.pdf

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Old 10-04-2010, 05:48 PM   #17
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As WHYNOWTHEN has mentioned, the Dusy-Ershim trail is a tough 4x4 trail. It is ranked right up there with the Rubicon, although it is lesser known. When I drove my Land Rover from South to North a few years back our group of 5 trucks took 4 days.

So naturally, it made perfect sense to ride it both ways in one day.

Ok... I only have a few photos as I was doing everything I could just to keep up with these guys... so here there are.

We did get some sun...


And there was some sand...


But mostly, there were rocks...




It was a long hard day so we used WHYNOWTHEN's water filter to fill our packs... and yes, those wet rocks in the background are the trail.


How did that pipe get there?




And of course... there was some moderately ok scenery...





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Old 10-04-2010, 07:39 PM   #18
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Congrats guy I've always wanted to do this trail but I only have a full 950. BTW TT, I didn't know that you had a half-one?!? Cool!
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:57 PM   #19
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #20
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This was the last photo that I took. Finally filled the camera.

This trail was fantastic. It was beautiful and possibly the hardest 66 miles I have ever ridden. Thanks to TrailTricks suspension!!!!
We got to Chicken Rock, a big granite slab, rode down, looked at the sign by the gate, turned around and started riding back. That is when the rain and lightning started. It rained the whole way back to the truck. I figured that the lightning would have a harder time hitting us if we kept moving. I fast forwarded through the Anni De Franco on my ipod, giggled maniacally into my helmet, and rode over the never ending piles of wet and muddy boulders.




Oh yes, I did think a little about the ultimate question: to 950 or not to 950?
I would definitely not take my big bike on this trail. But I know someone that probably could . No, not you Aaron
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:08 AM   #21
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No, not you Aaron
But I have a year to practice...

Any word on the video?
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:06 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=WHYNOWTHEN
This trail was fantastic. It was beautiful and possibly the hardest 66 miles I have ever ridden. Thanks to TrailTricks suspension!!!!
We got to Chicken Rock, a big granite slab, rode down, looked at the sign by the gate, turned around and started riding back. That is when the rain and lightning started. It rained the whole way back to the truck. I figured that the lightning would have a harder time hitting us if we kept moving. I fast forwarded through the Anni De Franco on my ipod, giggled maniacally into my helmet, and rode over the never ending piles of wet and muddy boulders.

[/QUOTE]

Sounds like an incredible experience guys! First a "dry run" one way then turn around and do it wet, complete with lightning! Too Fun! I think though Anni would have made it a bit too hectic for this ol' man.

I'd prefer: Dusi on The Mighty 950, with rain, no lightning, and a side order of Sonic Youth.

Thanks for the great Report!
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:12 AM   #23
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Sounds like an incredible experience guys! First a "dry run" one way then turn around and do it wet, complete with lightning! Too Fun! I think though Anni would have made it a bit too hectic for this ol' man.

I'd prefer: Dusi on The Mighty 950, with rain, no lightning, and a side order of Sonic Youth.

Thanks for the great Report!
It was way way way too much fun! So much so... that we should do it again next year... maybe you can borrow the Beta again?
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #24
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great job guys

that's one tough trail to tackle on two wheels... congrats. There is no doubt the trials tire will fair better than the knobby but how much better would you say?

BTW its not that much fun in a four-wheeler in the rain and can only imagine the slip-n-slide on two wheels... WHHEEEEEEEEEEEE

May have to join you next year just to say 'i dun it'.

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:02 PM   #25
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Awesome job fellas!
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:39 PM   #26
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Excellent report but we need more photos! I'd have to say the Dusy is one of the most scenic trails in this state, for sure.

So how many hours did it take you to get back to camp?

I'd really like to take my camping gear next time and camp at one of the lakes along the way.




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Old 10-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #27
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It was way way way too much fun! So much so... that we should do it again next year... maybe you can borrow the Beta again?
I love that Beta 450 and I want one so bad it hurts.

Now, with that in mind, let me say this;

I don't need no stinking Beta

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Old 10-10-2010, 05:43 PM   #28
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So how many hours did it take you to get back to camp?

I'd really like to take my camping gear next time and camp at one of the lakes along the way.




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About 8 1/2 hours round trip.

We had the same thoughts... go more slowly, take more photos and spend a night on the trail.
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