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Old 08-11-2008, 08:11 PM   #166
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Saturday Ride

After a delicious "early" breakfast with RiverRat
I was planning to take some easy dirt roads to Bodie with meat popsicle, vrago and sandplow.



Unfortunately meat popsicle's LC4 was having some problems



And he decided to stay at camp and try to figure it out



The rest of us paralleled hwy 395 heading north



And when we stopped for gas Captain Yesterday was pulling in



I thought for sure he was in town for WMRS, but he told us he was just heading north on his own and we invited him to ride with us for the day.



I thought Bodie was pretty cool





But I didn't take too many other pictures that day

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:17 PM   #167
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Sunday, Day 4

No Research Station ride for this group. Rider914, Kklug, Design4d, 2old2race, & I are gonna take two days to get home, camping around Whitney Portal on the way. Here's how it went....

Zenslug & Flyingo!!! saying their goodbys.




Espi loaded for bear.




Somebody's gonna have a comfortable ride home.





2old2race cleanin' his teeth.






And we're off, headed towards Long Valley Dam om Lake Crowley. Rider914




Kklug




We were trying to make our way to the dam but none of us really knew what to expect.




We split up here as the trail had become more difficult. Rider914 & I took the beach route while the rest of the group took the longer but better known trail to the dam crossing.




Rider914 scouting the beach approach




to the hillclimb









A little pavement






Our fearless leader.




Pretty








Mountains above Lone Pine.




Tuttle Creek Campground. Very nice.






After setting up camp we took a short fun ride up to Horseshoe Meadow.




Close enough to call it 10,000ft.






The grocery run to town through Tuttle Creek Canyon was an unexpected surprise. Twisty single-lane blacktop through some crazy boulders!






Design4d cooked a delicious dinner over the campfire and we all crashed pretty early, to awake to this...




to be continued....
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #168
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Sunday Ride

Up Wyman Canyon with meat popsicle



sandplow



and vrago






the wmrs manager later told me the power lines up wyman and silver canyons are some of the oldest in california






ran into pointman0853 near the top of wyman canyon rd.




on the way up white mtn. road i was really feeling in a groove


the 950 with rally raid tires handled great on those fire roads

and i was actually surprised how well the carburated bike was running at 12,470 feet.



we took silver canyon back down





vrago



Captain Yesterday



sandplow







we had a lot of fun splashing through the water crossings at the bottom of silver canyon












can you tell i had a fun day riding with these guys?








see y'all the first Sunday in August again next year

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:52 PM   #169
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can you tell i had a fun day riding with these guys?








see y'all the first Sunday in August again next year
Zen I had a blast hangin with ya. Thanks for the digital record.
This ride has become my favorite!
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:30 PM   #170
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ditto.

and by the look of other rides, there is plenty more exploring to be had over there...
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:49 PM   #171
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per Gillafunk

As requested here are the photos of the reason that Gillafunk, once more did not ride Silver Creek Canyon.

Here is a picturce of Gillafunk working on his valve cover with a rock.


The rock:


The damge:


Sorry I may have transposed some of those pictures

Kiel I hope you soon get a reliable bike. My Japanese street bike:


not only did Silver Canyon, it went on and did Engineer Pass and Cinnamon pass as well at Westfest.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:42 PM   #172
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not only did Silver Canyon, it went on and did Engineer Pass and Cinnamon pass as well at Westfest.
Do not doubt this machine, I followed him out. for that riding my man!
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:01 PM   #173
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Monday, Day 5

We awoke to a view of the shadow of the Inyo Range cast on the Sierra Range.




But the shade didn't last long.




One last trip through Tuttle Canyon.




Then we split up with 2old2race & I headed down the 395, and the rest of the gang choosing to make their way south in the dirt.




At Kramer Junction Bob & I split up and I decided to try a dirt "shortcut".
The clouds were welcome but threatened rain. This road was FAST!




This one was not.




Recent rains had created Lots-O-Ruts.




This gasline road looked promising for picking up the pace a bit.




If it weren't for the washouts at the bottom of every dip.










This one gave me some trouble! Remember I'm fully loaded.




YIKES!



Coulda been worse.




There were more but not as bad as that.




After that I was happy to get on the 247 which would take me the rest of the way home. Slash X was closed.




Dodged all the rain.




Good to be home.







Thanks to Stonewall for putting this event together, and for all the inmates that made it such a blast! (you know who you are) But most of all to Rider914 who I followed around, confident we'd get into the good stuff. And we did, thanks Matt. See ya'll next time.

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Old 08-13-2008, 09:12 PM   #174
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We awoke to a view of the shadow of the Inyo Range cast on the Sierra Range.




But the shade didn't last long.




One last trip through Tuttle Canyon.




Then we split up with 2old2race & I headed down the 395, and the rest of the gang choosing to make their way south in the dirt.




At Kramer Junction Bob & I split up and I decided to try a dirt "shortcut".
The clouds were welcome but threatened rain. This road was FAST!




This one was not.




Recent rains had created Lots-O-Ruts.




This gasline road looked promising for picking up the pace a bit.




If it weren't for the washouts at the bottom of every dip.










This one gave me some trouble! Remember I'm fully loaded.




YIKES!



Coulda been worse.




There were more but not as bad as that.




After that I was happy to get on the 247 which would take me the rest of the way home. Slash X was closed.




Dodged all the rain.




Good to be home.







Thanks to Stonewall for putting this event together, and for all the inmates that made it such a blast! (you know who you are) But most of all to Rider914 who I followed around, confident we'd get into the good stuff. And we did, thanks Matt. See ya'll next time.

Brent, nice really to know the area and hitting more dirt. I tell you, slabbing on the way home tortured my butt. Now I realized that after doing WMRS, return to camp and rest, rather than add another 300 miles to a day already spent.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:20 PM   #175
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Brent, nice really to know the area and hitting more dirt. I tell you, slabbing on the way home tortured my butt. Now I realized that after doing WMRS, return to camp and rest, rather than add another 300 miles to a day already spent.
Joel,

There was a good sized crowd staying at the campground Sunday night. Definately the way to go if you ride to the mountain top on Sunday.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #176
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Yep, and you missed the DannyG tribute burn, mucho shit talk around the pit, and of course more beers. I was up first thing (and it wasn't easy) and on the road by 7 am-ish and home at 1. You would have made better time on your bike cause I was pullin a trailer.

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There was a good sized crowd staying at the campground Sunday night. Definately the way to go if you ride to the mountain top on Sunday.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:46 AM   #177
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So many awesome photos. I'll throw a few of my favorites into the pot.





































Thanks to Stonewall for setting this up. It was great catching up with old friends and making new BFF . A big thanks to Mongox and Super Suz for letting me tag along with them on their Big Bodie Adventure. I had a blast!
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