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Old 08-05-2008, 01:00 PM   #46
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On the way up we gassed up and met this kid, Cameron, from Australia riding a 125 cc bike touring California.




Bridgeport Inn






Vintage jeep


No shortage of tall people


Someone too shy to give the ADV salute


James Bond's 950SE



RiverRat that's a long and if the women find out,



BMW will pay me good money for this pic


Maybe not, even with a 30 minute head start, the orange FFs caught up with us.


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Old 08-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #47
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Great to see you again too, and really glad you got your bike running.

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Well, almost nobody is buying the apparent solution to my problem:

Have you rebooted your LC4?

But after enough hours of I sure am open to suggestions.

I think one fella took a picture of me going thru a Silver Canyon water crossing. I got water in my helmet so it must have been OK. Thanks to y'all, and especially Zen, for taking pictures. I am perusing your account currently...
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:42 PM   #48
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Thanks to y'all, and especially Zen, for taking pictures. I am perusing your account currently...
please feel free to post up some of my pics in your ride report

(same goes for vrago and sandplow, too)
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #49
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[quote=hey i know that guy .thanx zen slug. nice pic
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:26 PM   #50
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I sure am open to suggestions.

Nixels fixed it.


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Old 08-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #51
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please feel free to post up some of my pics in your ride report
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FRIDAY
nice ride over 108 arriving at camp after 10pm `- a bit over 6 hours for 350 miles

SATURDAY


actually I did get it running by 4pm, and rode into Devil's Postpile with Wil (screen name?). I am peeved about missing the ride to Bodie... one of my primary reasons for going was to ride east of Mono Lake.

SUNDAY
OK, real ride report. So I was considering just riding home. The bike wasn't running great and there was a good reason to get home earlier. But, damn it, did I ride across the state to work on my bike, eat BBQ, and go home?!? Hell no, so throwing discretion into the wind I opted to go up Wyman Canyon with Zen Slug, vrago, and Sandplow (Infinity Machine and Design subtanks bud).

The ride from Big Pine up 168 was very nice, probably a canyon racer's wet dream actually. We found the unmarked turnoff for Wyman Canyon and had a bit of sand at the bottom. This sign was a ways up the road:



My first real sand (excluding the Cadillac Sand in a dirt road that climbed up from Lake Isabella towards Bakersfield) and it sure does test your confidence eh? Then the road turned mostly rocky, with occasional silt pits. I came off a rise in a corner and dropped into one, the tires started to slide out, yep I'm going down, but it was too short and my tires made it to the other side in time. Phew...

I highly recommend Wyman Canyon. Stunning scenery, varied terrain, and lil' creek crossing after creek crossing, with a good deal of the creek being the trail:





A nice route up White Mountain. At the top of Wyman Canyon I peeked at the clock, high noon, and said my goodbyes as it was time to head home. Thanks again for the ride fellas So I headed back down to Silver Canyon Road while they headed up to the research station. Silver Canyon has one incredible view of Bishop from the top, but I have no camera so there will not be any pictures from here on out.

Silver Canyon is pretty dang steep, and a different kind of rocky than Wyman - bigger rocks so that the road almost has "stairs" in some places. This kept me from enjoying the view on the way down, and kicked my control issues into overdrive. I think I glazed over my front brake pads. One fella headed down - didn't catch his name - was coasting without fuel, passed me, and stayed ahead until he had to stop to let his brakes cool down. (I think he, you, whoever you are, got a pic of me in one of the water crossings. )

The water crossings were a nice cool down after that descent. Then it was straight up to the Tioga Gas Mart for fish tacos (again no pics) and fuel, over Tioga Pass (45 minutes on a sunday ), and across the valley to the South SF Bay Area, reaching a few blocks from home before running out of gas... but it sure was nice to get off and push the bike home after ~ 10 hours on the bike.

I know, I know, too much commentary but I am trying to make up for lack of pictures! Thanks Zen for the use of your work!
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:41 PM   #52
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Nixels fixed it.

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Oh good, y'all weren't tea-bagging my bike while I was at the shop!

So it was a cooling hose eh? The plot thickens...
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:23 PM   #53
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This is the most KTM's I have seen in one report. What are they giving them away? Great pics so far keep them coming. Ben
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:24 PM   #54
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One hand for the bike and one for the camera.

Same place, different POV...



Turn up the volume and wait for it

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Old 08-05-2008, 05:28 PM   #55
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Oh good, y'all weren't tea-bagging my bike while I was at the shop!

That thing is the lightest 640ADV I've ever ridden.


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Old 08-05-2008, 05:36 PM   #56
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We took Aurora Canyon on the way to Bodie.....nice view from we were and amazing blue sky!



This Tenere got a lot of attention...sorry forgot the rider's name



So as the only HP2 that weekend ! Thanks Vrago for letting me seat and on your bike.




I made it to WMRS on a GS1200 with street tires, and it was no fun.....no traction and everyone passed me, except for a few hikers!



Only time I see 2old2race is at the start of the ride!



The high elevation didn't bother the GS airheads







A bumble bee



The general store at Browns



OK, how many forgot to register ?


The food at Red's was more than I can eat in a week
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #57
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A few more..

Just wanted to add my bit; It was really great meeting some of you! What a great event and location. Thanks for setting this one up Stonewall.

We got in a little late on Saturday, but had time to set up camp then head down to Reds Meadows for a great BBQ!





Dinner was great! and the scenery at Reds Meadow was Awesome! We called it a night a little early on Saturday, but here's a pic I took early Sunday morning.



Now, on to the White Mountains...




We had a great time on the mountain, but didn't make it to the top. Next year with some fresh shocks for sure!

On the way back to camp on Sunday:



It always sucks to see a fire burning such a beautiful area, but it did offer up quite a spectacle that night..

ps. did that girl at the hot springs ever get her earring back?

Toby and Maria...
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:37 PM   #58
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First off, Thanks to Stonewall for putting this together and arranging a great dinner Saturday evening! Thanks to Sito, DSM8 and Scorpion for a perfect taco fest Friday evening. Thanks Pablo for the extra beer. I had a great ride with Riceless, Dunerat, RiverRat and almost Scorpion Saturday. Thanks to Dunerat for all the rocks and dirt in my face Sunday (and the dogs too) Damn that was fun! Thanks Nowwhat for the hot tip on Chidago and Fish Slough Roads, smooth and fast!

It was fun meeting everbody and I'm sure we will ride again.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #59
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Same place, different POV...





Turn up the volume and wait for it

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Kewl! That should be on the front page rotation somehow.

You should post that over on the 950 video thread too.

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #60
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That thing is the lightest 640ADV I've ever ridden.


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