|07-17-2014, 06:41 PM||#331|
ktm's "the tourist"
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
good to see many peeps are already off and on their way!
wish i can head out tomorrow morning but boss on vacation and left me a bunch of work to do. no complain, it's just a job that pays for the toys...
j/k, let's have a good time, appreciate being there, ride safe, enjoy the weather and savor noel's carne asada and jim's surprise dish.
PPs, i will be leaving here tomorrow afternoon, if you forgot something and want me to grab it for you, let me know. will check this site and messages once i get to mojave.
|07-17-2014, 10:23 PM||#332|
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach
Didn't know until 5 hours ago if I would be able to get away.
Decided to give Big Bertha a little grazing time, and take her to her first Meadow date. All packed, and ready to leave Huntington Beach at 5AM.
Planning on taking Canebrake Rd off the 178 up to 9 Mile. It's a little late, yo, but: anyone leaving OC around the same time with a big boned bike? PM me...
Cheers, looking forward to seeing your old and withered faces again
|07-17-2014, 10:27 PM||#333|
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Lakewood, CA
My son and I will be hitting the road in the Jeep tomorrow at 10AM from Corona. See you there!
|07-17-2014, 10:48 PM||#334|
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach
Looking forward to a calm and civilized weekend
|07-17-2014, 10:55 PM||#335|
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: So Cal
Are you sure you know what you're planning to attend?
And with who?
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by ignorance.
|07-18-2014, 12:30 AM||#336|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Ready to hitch up and hit the road at 6am!
|07-19-2014, 08:11 AM||#340|
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: So Calif.
and covered with as much talcum powder. it's pretty dry up there.
went up early wed morning... i've not been up there since 1982,
so i was curious to see how much it had changed.... the obvious thing is
that there's been a lot of trail closures, and smokey the bear PAVED
9 mile canyon, and put in little cute barricades, closing off the triple
black diamond downhill freestyle that was a straight shot to pearsonville.
unwarranted trail closures like that really piss me off.
there's no water. at. all. no water crossings. one beaver dam had a bit of
mossy green water behind it, that was about it. friend of mine wanted to
try some fishing, and i was pretty convinced that the only water he'd find
is in his camelback.
there's some whoops. god, thirty years has dug those in pretty far in
some places. had the forks revalved, and this was the first tryout of
them. awesome setup. never even moved a clicker front or rear, just
for you guys going up on big bikes, the whoops on beach trail use
about 10" of travel on a beta 520 with CC zokes. it's not going to be
a speedy zip thru the trees with a big bike.
coming up early on wed. had it's benefits. nobody was there. we
stayed in troy meadows proper, there was one other person in the
campsite. wed. and thurs. riding, there were three of us, and we didn't
see another rider, period. zero dust that wasn't ours.
thursday afternoon late, got spit off on a switchback on albanita, prevented
any damage to the rock escarpment by keeping my body between the
bike and the rock. i'm a concerned and proactive trail rider that way.
tracy said there seemed to be an echo of the word "fuck" coming down
the trail. there was no echo. the word was used repeatedly. left thigh was
mashed well enough that after five minutes, i couldn't stand on the pegs
and after twenty minutes, couldn't lift the foot on or off the peg. this led
to two additional dirt naps before making it back to troy. when the bike leans
to the left, and you can't lift your foot off the peg, the result is predictable.
thursday night ice and advil, and friday morning trying to walk it out
didn't help anything, so packed it in and rolled home friday instead of
waiting till sunday... leg's pretty damn sore right now... can't really
stand on it much...
as far as the new bike shakedown, it's awesome in the trees... 240
lbs, rekluse clutch, soft fork valving, geomax knobs and tubliss setup,
7 lbs in both front and rear, and a powerband from dead idle on up,
it'll go anywhere without any fuss. you can start it in gear and it doesn't
even twitch, the rekluse just blows my mind. at first, i thought i'd bumped
it into neutral, all that really did happen was i bottomed the forks in a hole,
and balanced it on the skid plate, and when the rear knobs are in the air,
not a lot happens.
all in all, a good weekend. an interesting assortment of folks wandered into
our camp thursday evening, and a good time was had by all.... helped a
guy tow his toy hauler the rest of the way to troy, after he burned up the
trans in his truck. nice guy, wife, three kids stuck at the top of the grade.
edit: the burgers at kennedy meadows general store are still awesome.
some things never change.
2014 Beta 520
FulThrotl screwed with this post 07-19-2014 at 08:31 AM
|07-19-2014, 01:57 PM||#341|
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Costa Mesa CA
Great that you came out of it ok. There is a small place to fish right inside Troy Campground at the end campground down the steps. Never seen that dry before....
I'm starting a new thread for next weekends ride......
2012 Beta 520RS PLATED!!
|07-20-2014, 07:26 AM||#342|
Joined: May 2008
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca.
Great ride yesterday, got home at 8 PM last night.
I'm heading to Nukes for my breakfast run and a little fire roading on the XRL.
Great to see everyone and meet some new people.
The two V Strom riders were awesome!
|07-20-2014, 05:01 PM||#344|
Joined: Sep 2008
Great weekend.... Really nice seeing you all... Thanks Noel for the chow although I did forget my Val macaroni salad pillow... Goold food!!
When Perry says, "just a little bit longer" just laugh and plan on more kick ass riding.... Thanks Perry and gang for a great Friday ride 60 miles of good fun.. Great group.
Saturday ride out to the end of upper Rincon via/ beach/bla bla bla/bla bla bla/ cedar trail with Charles was a loooong one.... When we got to Fork of the kern you would have thought we never had seen water before..... Soooooooo money. 96 miles on that one.... Ok I can't feel my legs...
I thought YOU had the map......
|07-20-2014, 06:32 PM||#345|
Old and Grumpy
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Single track,desert, surf, water & snow ski Heaven
Great riding, great friends, great food, great weekend! Thanks M1 for putting this on and a special thanks to Val and Noel for a great meal. When is the next one?
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