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Old 08-10-2011, 07:38 AM   #23431
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Nice RR Biggie Certainly wet my appetite to ride "The Ridge"


Campsite looks good too
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:00 AM   #23432
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Thumb Wheeler Ridge

THANK YOU ! .

Those pix are terrific , makes me want to go .

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #23433
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:46 AM   #23434
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this mark is a remarkable rider.....

Miss you guys!

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Old 08-10-2011, 11:04 AM   #23435
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Although I wouldn't recommend trying it on a big bike unless your name is Brent or Jeff or something along those lines.
that's BS, it's nOOb rated...


that was in oct 2007 (i think?) and was genuine nOObie






bwahahaha!







j/k, eric is right...the trails are suitable for small bikes and at least an intermediate riders....

need to have the correct jetting, fi better. and if you're not in great shape, drop the bike 3 or 4 times, you're done for the day (high altitude will kill ya). only reason we made it up to the top was with the help of our 4wheeling friends,
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #23436
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Riddler Then we ended up in a meadow with a snowmelt pond.





did you guys notice there is a sand dune at the other side of the pond? like eric said, it has a little of everything....
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:11 PM   #23437
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wow Biggie....nice pics as always....
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #23438
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:50 PM   #23439
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Pre WMRS - Saturday - Laurel Lakes

Saturday, after riding a half day with an old friend and her boyfriend, Riddler and I decided to do another out and back. This time it would be Laurel Lakes off of Sherwin Creek Rd. This is the top section of it.


It was a rocky climb the entire way to the top. It reminded me of Lippencott Rd but longer.


Down below looked much more attractive.


The top was up around 11,000 ft again and we ran into a little snow.


Down a little were the lakes and way down was Mammoth.


We stopped to take a better look around.










Then rode down to the lakes. They were actually as green as they look in the pictures.




On our way back down we decided to see what that green stuff down by the stream was all about.


Ends up it's about a nice little single track that follows the stream.




In some places it turned into a two track.


Sometimes there was no track.










There were still a few rocks but nothing like the main road.




If you could see Riddlers face here you would know he was smiling.


The road ended at a nice little section of the stream.


Right next to it was a great campground.


Discovering this nice little single track definitely made the ride worth it. Without it, I would probably not ride that road again unless I wanted to do rock riding training.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:50 PM   #23440
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hey eric....you described laurel lakes accurately as much as what i remember from many years ago. the ride up was rocky and littered with shales.

rider914 did that too and with the same description. so the place never got better. guess, better that way to keep it somewhat pristine. i think jim spa had a flat tire there.

good reporting.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:16 PM   #23441
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great photography, eric!

i'm pissed i chose to miss this ride, as my plans on making a ton of dough didn't quite pan out. (only made about half of what i thought i would) but i'm glad you and everyone else did a great job of documenting everything through pics. how did you do those stop motion photos? they turned out great!

i won't miss next year!
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:18 PM   #23442
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p.s.

i don't believe you about being able to see riddler smile, that's impossible.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:24 PM   #23443
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i don't believe you about being able to see riddler smile, that's impossible.
I've seen him smile, but you were leaving and didn't see it...
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #23444
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hey eric....you described laurel lakes accurately as much as what i remember from many years ago. the ride up was rocky and littered with shales.

rider914 did that too and with the same description. so the place never got better. guess, better that way to keep it somewhat pristine. i think jim spa had a flat tire there.
Wow Joel, I can't believe you did Laurel Lakes and Wheeler Ridge as a real n00b. They must have really taken their toll on you and your bike. Lots of rocks. With that single track on the Laurel Lakes ride, it's actually worth dealing with those rocks.


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i'm pissed i chose to miss this ride, as my plans on making a ton of dough didn't quite pan out. (only made about half of what i thought i would) but i'm glad you and everyone else did a great job of documenting everything through pics. how did you do those stop motion photos? they turned out great!

i won't miss next year!
Tom, you would have really enjoyed this trip. The whole weekend was relaxed and drama free. The weather was perfect. We did lots of great riding and it was just the right amount. Hung out with Julie and Rick. Saw lots of LA weekend riders. Got to ride with Jeff and Mike and Tony. Had nice campfires and good food. Thanks Jon.

Sorry the job didn't work out as planned. Those stop action photos are just multiples photos from the same position overlaid in photoshop.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #23445
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Wow Joel, I can't believe you did Laurel Lakes and Wheeler Ridge as a real n00b. They must have really taken their toll on you and your bike. Lots of rocks. With that single track on the Laurel Lakes ride, it's actually worth dealing with those rocks.



Those stop action photos are just multiples photos from the same position overlaid in photoshop.
yeah, it's a tough one and i didn't make it all the way to the top of laurel lakes; stucazzo and al did. after dropping the 640A a few times, i gave up and took a ride from one of the jeeps....


eric, i enjoy your potochops so much that i'm going to school to learn photoshop this fall.
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