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Old 05-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #31
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Riding, Sliding Climbing part3.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I did get an unusual number of good pictures on this ride, thats why I'm posting them.

So day six of a week well spent we spent the morning climbing in the Ownes River Gorge,





then met up with my friend Ira for an afternoon moto ride.



We rode north out of bishop up Sliver Canyon into the White Mountains.





At the top there was to much snow so we went back down and rode the single tracks that wind along the base of the mountains.








I was starting to get worn out with all the fun, but it was only Wednensday night, Thursday day 7 was another ski day.



We finished early and it was time for me to head south back to Orange county.

I spent Friday resting and getting ready for the last bit of my vacation. Our mountain bike club was mobilizing up to Santa Barbara for the annual mountain bike ride in that area. 2 days of riding in pretty hot conditions, but the flowers were blooming and the riding was fun, these pictures provided by radsrider aka Bill.


photo by Bill Freeman

photo by Bill Freeman



Now it's back to work, but we're going to ride the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route next week!!

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Old 05-21-2008, 10:04 PM   #32
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Stunning shots! I rode an ST1100 down from Hood River to Lone Pine late last summer and hiked/climbed The Mountaineers' Route on Whitey (not technical, but I was solo). Your pics are much better with the snow and wildflowers. I'd love to go back with a DS or AT bike sometime and get offroad. I also MTB and do a bit of backcountry skiing, so I'm jealous that you were able to combine all that in one trip. Get in touch if you're ever heading through the Gorge area.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:29 PM   #33
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Fantastic photos! Many, many thanks.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:03 AM   #34
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:04 AM   #35
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land ownership

I assume all this is public land but under what agency, BLM, NFS ??
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:59 AM   #36
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I assume all this is public land but under what agency, BLM, NFS ??

All of the above plus.

Private land.
National Forest.
National park.
BLM.
Department of Water and Power.

We're blessed in the west with a lot of public land, and dirt roads everywhere.

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:19 AM   #37
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You have carped the diem! Fanastic pictures!
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:26 AM   #38
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Now it's back to work, but we're going to ride the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route next week!!

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #39
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Holy cow!! THose pictures are breathtaking! You are one blessed SOB to be playing around in that area! I'm so jealous! lol.. thanks for sharing!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:13 AM   #40
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I dig the way you "vacation". All you need to add is a little whitewater paddling

Great photos, especially the floral shots. That single track also looks like oodles of fun!
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #41
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:28 AM   #42
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geez - warm, dry stone to haul on, dust free tracks to ride and sliding around the 'coulies' of the spectacular Sierras on a pair of the blue noodles!?!? You win the prize - excellent get-a-way there along with your great photos.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:53 PM   #43
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I dig the way you "vacation". All you need to add is a little whitewater paddling

Great photos, especially the floral shots. That single track also looks like oodles of fun!

I wish I could do that crazy white water paddleing but, I don't do well with water, unless it's frozen!!



Even that gives me problems sometimes!

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Old 05-22-2008, 05:21 PM   #44
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I wanted to Ask:

That's a nice mount for your ETrex. Mind if I ask your source of that thing?

Thanks,

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:07 PM   #45
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Awesome stuff DW!

I've been meaning to ride that salt tram loop, maybe on the way to or from WMRS this year. Which direction would you recommend on a big bike (950A)?

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