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Old 01-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #19441
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i'm trying to put together a loop that somehow includes this:

it's the definition of tourist trap, but i think the rest of the loop i'm trying to do will make it worthwhile.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #19442
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mesquite ride

after the rocks, back to the smooth road again







from this point on, i was solo. my buddies decided to beat the oncoming storm and headed back to socal



virgin river after the deluge




me and no one else; maybe biggiE who was monitoring my tracks




found a road to the east which was difficult to resist




looking back








nothing i can do to stop the gravitational pull




it is a road and still in the map



rocky but at least most of the rocks are settled in



i want to continue on but i was running out of gas, water, and with 2 hours of daylight left. surely, these roads lead somewhere nicer and with some challenges. i didn't want to take my chance so i turned back. save it for later.


almost forgot to add the gas price pic

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Old 01-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #19443
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view from my condo room




across from the condo



tom, lior and bob got away from this one



near overton











videos later...
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #19444
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carrizo ride

i'm flooded with PMs regarding the carrizo ride on January 15 and 16.


i'll start a new thread while everyone can plan our next or future rides on this thread.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #19445
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This picture brings up something I was going to mention before you left on this ride. We all know that in the desert after a rain you can run in to these ruts. I have jumped across some that are 5-6 feet deep and 20 feet across.
See how close you got to it before you stopped? One second longer on the reaction time and if it was a deeper one you would have done a nice slow endo into it. Remember our old dezert skills practice? Had you been practicing since then you would have shifted up a gear and roosted across.

Very important to know how to wheelie in the top gears and be able to pre-load the suspension. It does look like with those compressed forks you were practicing your new JL front brake skills
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:10 PM   #19446
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videos later...
Fantastic shots Joel! Did you take the "good" camera?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #19447
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:50 PM   #19448
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This picture brings up something I was going to mention before you left on this ride. We all know that in the desert after a rain you can run in to these ruts. I have jumped across some that are 5-6 feet deep and 20 feet across.
See how close you got to it before you stopped? One second longer on the reaction time and if it was a deeper one you would have done a nice slow endo into it. Remember our old dezert skills practice? Had you been practicing since then you would have shifted up a gear and roosted across.

Very important to know how to wheelie in the top gears and be able to pre-load the suspension. It does look like with those compressed forks you were practicing your new JL front brake skills
you're funny jeff....

jimmy taught us how to load up the front to pop the front wheel. i'm just a slow learner....


i know, 1 second slower on my reaction time it will be a front page material. .....

edited: removed the bad joke..

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:54 PM   #19449
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Fantastic shots Joel! Did you take the "good" camera?
tony, that was my pentax opto. cheap and indestructable. i noticed that after the rain, the pics turn out brillant. don't know why???

same with the video...believe it or not.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:56 PM   #19450
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This picture brings up something I was going to mention before you left on this ride. We all know that in the desert after a rain you can run in to these ruts. I have jumped across some that are 5-6 feet deep and 20 feet across.
See how close you got to it before you stopped? One second longer on the reaction time and if it was a deeper one you would have done a nice slow endo into it. Remember our old dezert skills practice? Had you been practicing since then you would have shifted up a gear and roosted across.

Very important to know how to wheelie in the top gears and be able to pre-load the suspension. It does look like with those compressed forks you were practicing your new JL front brake skills

So we're doing the next desert skills ride when?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:58 PM   #19451
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i had the feeling that something bad is going to happen when i saw ti-d-bowl with a camera waiting for me.....
That's looking ahead Danger can come in many forms. But from your own ridin buddy!
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:04 PM   #19452
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So we're doing the next desert skills ride when?
I might be able to get out of here this week-end. Looks like no snow. Don't know if I can bring down any practice logs cause there probably frozen to the ground by now.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #19453
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tony, that was my pentax opto. cheap and indestructable. i noticed that after the rain, the pics turn out brillant. don't know why???

same with the video...believe it or not.
I think that means you ought to clean your lens more regularly
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i noticed that after the rain, the pics turn out brillant. don't know why???
The natural lighting becomes more dynamic. This is why many really nice photos are typically taken as the sun is going up or is coming down and not in the middle of the day. A passing storm can also cause the natural light to become more dynamic as well.
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The natural lighting becomes more dynamic. This is why many really nice photos are typically taken as the sun is going up or is coming down and not in the middle of the day. A passing storm can also cause the natural light to become more dynamic as well.
thanks mark.

the light is more evenly dispersed and and possibly the ground being wet can produce deeper colors.



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That's looking ahead Danger can come in many forms. But from your own ridin buddy!

i'm sorry tom for making a bad joke.

thanks jeff for the spanking.


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So we're doing the next desert skills ride when?



in februrary...i'm IN for some desert skills.
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