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Old 08-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #23446
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Just got back from work, now I have some time off. When is the next trip from 711 to rowher flats
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:19 PM   #23447
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Just got back from work, now I have some time off. When is the next trip from 711 to rowher flats

hey rich, you're alive...

yeah, me too, i miss the rides from 7-11. maybe when it gets cooler. we will be in KM next week, check out the thread.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #23448
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PRE-WMRS - the long way

on friday 11am, met rich and ersin at McD's in castaic



the accident on the 5N cost us some precious minutes



after a couple of hours or so, made it to visalia; took us a little longer to get there since our leader m1jeep opted the downtown tour



perry, rich and ersin finalizing our route to yosemite



riding through the fertile central ca valley



traffic at the bottom of hw41



through oakhurst



we were in very good spirit at this time; those damn LED aux lights are really bright!
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #23449
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somewhere in yosemite, we saw this kid working on his klr


we were already running late, soon it will be dark. we could just simply take off, but we noticed the poor kid was struggling to fix his flat tire (he said he doesn't know how to do it) but smart enough to ask for help. so we all pitched him to get him going.



you can see the sun is behind our heads



just testing my pentax how good in low light situation; usfs knew FYYFF is coming and they painted the tunnel KTM orange....



glad there's still little daylight to enjoy this magnificent place



the best parking spot in the park was waiting for us




moment with the good PPs in an place like this makes an everlasting memory



we love to pose for pics






this is the last picture in the park since i almost got killed for wanting to document the ride....
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:29 PM   #23450
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this is the last picture in the park since i almost got killed for wanting to document the ride....
Ah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Yeah, we're goin' to the roadhouse, gonna have a real
A good time

Glad you made it out ok Joel. Looking forward to the rest of your pics.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:13 PM   #23451
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Ah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Yeah, we're goin' to the roadhouse, gonna have a real
A good time

Glad you made it out ok Joel. Looking forward to the rest of your pics.

thanks mark. i just wish that cameras and helmet cams have a remote switch that can be mounted on the handlebar within finger reach. i don't mind paying extra for that feature.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #23452
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thanks mark. i just wish that cameras and helmet cams have a remote switch that can be mounted on the handlebar within finger reach. i don't mind paying extra for that feature.
What kind of camera? There are such devices for some cameras.




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Old 08-11-2011, 05:49 PM   #23453
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when we made it across the sierra through tioga, i think it was almost 9 pm. then dinner in lee vining at bodie mike bar-b-q.

back on the road, we thought of rider914 who was camped at lundy lake and just 15 minutes, so, we rode and look for matt. good thing we gave up easily otherwise, we won't find him looking at the wrong place.

rode another 50 miles in the cold night in search of john and jim. john (the smart techie) sent me his spot location and using ersin's i- phone, we were able to google their exact location......boothleg campground...

we got there exactly 12am, where jim and john were rudely awakened....

we were tired and slept good. next morning....view from my bed



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no sasquatch but had a feeling a conehead was watching me....



that is a great place to camp. all the campsites we drove by were full, this one had plenty of available spaces



lots of trees and quiet



heading to the town of walker for breakfast



walker river



walker



forgot the name of the restaurant.



the crew



breakfast was simple and good








as we were getting ready to leave, dsm8 showed up. dave was going to canada, dude....have a safe and fun trip...



walker has a gas station at the end of town...but NO premium...



ended up riding farther north to topaz lake to get fuel



in another hour, we could have gone to lake tahoe...
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #23454
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What kind of camera? There are such devices for some cameras.




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hi jon, i have a pentax optio camera and contour hd helmet cam....i'm pretty sure no remote for those 2.

probably the hi end cams, that can be an option. so, for now.....all of us taking pics on the fly should be extremely careful.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #23455
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I'll add some picts that go along with Biggie's RR.

Toast up on Wheeler Ridge.


Our beloved Nowwhat.


Biggie his self.


A couple of friends from Truckee.


OUCH!!! Sorry Julie!


Biggie heading up to Laurel Lakes.


Can you spot the single track???


Good stuff.


Great form Rick!


Funnel Lake up in the Coyote Range.


Just some random dude who showed up Sunday afternoon.


Rock climbing.


POS Euro bikes!
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #23456
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Amen!
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:20 AM   #23457
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hi jon, i have a pentax optio camera and contour hd helmet cam....i'm pretty sure no remote for those 2.

probably the hi end cams, that can be an option. so, for now.....all of us taking pics on the fly should be extremely careful.

http://www.pentaximaging.com/accesso...ote_Control_F/






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Old 08-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #23458
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nice, but not compatible with my optio 80 ...

i like this and cost $$$...
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #23459
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yeah, "mr. cool" is back
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #23460
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WMRS Ride - My Way

Here is my 5 day, 1,400 miles, ride to WMRS, Bishop, Lee Vining, Bodie, Walker, Yosemite, Mammoth, June Lake, Grant Lake, Silver Lake, and many more...

Day 1, Friday:

I took Friday off from work and ready to go at 9 am. It was my first ride with my new Giand Loop Great Basin and that thing was huge inside but not that much on the outside.


I was supposed to meet M1Jeep in downtown LA at 10am, but he was late as usual.


Finally he got out right when I was about to melt under the hot downtown sun and we left at 10:30am. 5 Fwy was as usual, some traffic where we had to split lanes.


We met Joel at 11:15 with a 15 minutes delay and had our healthy breakfast at McDonald's. Then hit the road again to meet Perry at Visalia. I think Joel needs some "orange" outfit for that bike.


After a city tour thanks to M1Jeep , we met Perry. And it was hot hot hot...


Perry showed us some nice back roads to Hwy 41.


We got gas at Madera Chevron station. But what I didn't know then was I will be fixing my second flat tire in 5 days in very same location.


Salute !!!


Right after we saw a mother deer, and 3 baby ones following her crossing the road, we stopped for gas again. Watch out for Joel's left hand.


Then some fun and twisty Hwy 41 to Yosemite Valley.




Half Dome lookout




We went through Yosemite Valley and surprisingly there was no traffic. This is Tiago Pass Road around 9:05pm. It was high (9,494 ft) and it was cold (47.4 degF).


We were down at Lee Vining at around 10:00pm and found a great place to eat. Bar-B-Q sandwich. I cant recall the name and it was not on the GPS either. But I am sure Joel took some picture.
After the dinner we left and tried to find Matt first, but couldn't. And headed 395 north to meet Jim and John at their camp.
That's it for day 1.
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