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Old 03-21-2009, 07:14 PM   #151
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sat ride to steel pass and around

larry started his day with round wheels....


aaron and the crew


proof that not all of us who were there are fukin ugly.... ..nice boots... courtesy of rsc450


the ride on the 190 was pretty scenic and cold @ 4900 ft elevation



the dirt road leading to saline valley


i better hurry up, another FF coming up


big bikes' playground


jim on a 950 and rear 908s...had the perfect setup..


wide open dirt motobanh
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #152
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justice for owning a ds bike

a beautiful place on earth and it's free...


do you see the sand dunes?...that's we're going...








tt leading us into the canyon




this se is water shy.....


at the junction @ bottom of lippencott and saline valley road; and happier moment..
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:10 PM   #153
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heading towards the valley floor


looking like a bee line


vern was too slow for jim and larry; both FFs ended up missing the turn and trailtoad have to chase them....



warm springs should be around the corner...i mean nekkid wemin...




true to his words...riverrat waited for us.... ...joefromsf and his cohorts hijacked some of the gas before we arrived.....


gas...gas...gas... ......thanks matt..


only vern on the supertanker didn't need gas and a gal to give away...
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #154
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My god,it's a great trips.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:46 PM   #155
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My god,it's a great trips.
dv is so big, bigger than many countries, our only limitation is ourselves, by how far and how long our butts can take.....

amazing place...
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:18 PM   #156
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dv is so big, bigger than many countries, our only limitation is ourselves, by how far and how long our butts can take.....
. . . and how many tubes and patches we can carry.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:37 PM   #157
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. . . and how many tubes and patches we can carry.


joe, next year...we have to bring along a chase truck with a tire changing machine and box load of hd tubes...
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:09 PM   #158
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if not for the se, aaron will never be able to herd the cats (behind him)


larry and jim, the lost riders ..


then yzlvr and nowwhat showed up a few minutes later


joined up with us for a short break


and a group pic


having riverrat camped in warm springs proved to be valuable for all of us


byog for vern


gas is a valuable commodity if you're doing a 200+ mile loop


the pig was thirsty; getting it from the big white jug


then, nowwhat was wondering how big that gas tank and needing more gas from a red jug


jeff doing a pre-steel pass preventive maintenance..
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:34 AM   #159
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Nice pics, sure wish I was there but I had to get the house done. Oh well, I moved most of my stuff into the house today and should be done Sunday, which means I am that much closer to a ride. A LONG RIDE!
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #160
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Held up pretty well though, they didn't really grab much on dirt but I didn't air them down because I was afraid of bent wheels. Maybe they would have worked better aired down. They do have 5k on them.. yeah I guess it may be time for a new set soon

Those are Avon's right? I have those on my X-Challenge SUMO wheels and I have to say I have been impressed with them in DRY dirt and rocks. They hold up pretty well in the dirt and on the track.


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Old 03-22-2009, 10:31 AM   #161
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Aright, I will finally finish my ride report... with the few photos I have remaining.

After getting a little fuel at the Warm Springs... a HUGE thanks the RiverRat! ... two groups head up Steel Pass.

Two groups headed up Steel Pass... a faster group who would skip Lippincott and cover Hunter mountain, and us. Of course I have no photos, that would have made sense.

Part way up Steel Pass we found these people keeping the Chinese New Years party alive:


At the top of Steel Pass RiverRat, spafxr and I regrouped with the faster group. We waited togtether for a while then they decided to head out:




Leaving spafxr, RiverRat and I to ponder the fate of the others:


spafxr went for a hike looking for cell service and RiverRat hiked up to see if there was a better view of Steel Pass and our lost friends. When both returned we decided that it had been long enough and we needed to go back. But wait... if that a moto we hear? Hmmm... seems like it's coming from the other way... then joefromsf and company arrived, returning from the dunes.


They were headed back down Steel Pass, so they agreed to get the rest of the group turned around and headed back toward the Springs. If I had any idea what was going on I would have gone back myself. Thanks for that joe! So in ignorant bliss spafxr, RiverRat and I headed on.

joefromsf head down the pass:


With no stops we were able to catch up to the faster group at Tea Kettle Junction and decided to ride with them over Huunter Mountain as it would be a bit faster.

Only a couple pictures from Huunter Mountain.

RiverRat:


There are bikes in there somewhere too:


RSC450 on Scorpians!




spafxr:


A sea of orange:


Still a little snow on the edges:


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Old 03-22-2009, 12:45 PM   #162
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After our big adventure on Saturday, I was curious as to whether we could have avoided some of the drama had we been successful to seat the tire bead on Larry's or my front wheels without tubes after somewhat straightening them as best we could with rocks.

In the field we couldn't seat them with our electric pumps; and I think we tried one CO2 cartridge on each tire but on the first attempt we had a finicky applicator and lost some air before trying it on the tire.

One thing I wished I had on the trail was my new donor hose.



Although I packed it for the weekend and had it at camp, it was fairly new and I hadn't packed it in my day trip collection of tools.

So yesterday I decided to try it at home. I removed the front wheel, broke the tire bead, removed the tube and reinstalled the tubeless valve stem. I then inflated my rear tire up to 55 psi (something we could have done on the trail with our electric pumps). I removed the valve core from the front tire, hooked up one end of the donor hose and then hooked the other end of the donor hose to my overinflated rear tire. The burst of air set most of the front tire, but didn't quite finish the job. I inflated the rear tire up to 55 psi again and tried it again. Success.

Note that I was trying to simulate the field conditions so I did not apply any kind of lubricant to the tire or wheel. I checked this morning and the tire pressure is holding. I guess the donor hose has earned a permanent place in my tool kit.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:01 PM   #163
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Hey Joe,

I figured out why we had trouble with GGS's CO2 applicator. As I've been moving crap around in the garage I came across this



The applicator in the center of the picture is for Presta valves, not Schrader valves. However, we tried the one I had that is made for Schrader on your bike and it didn't help either.

By the way, you did a great job with GGS's bike. The tube is holding so well he's going to ride it all the way back to the Great White North.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:46 PM   #164
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Thanks for the info on the donor hose Joe!

Especially since I'll be moving to spoked wheels, I'm going to be adding tire irons, tubes, patches, and a donor hose to my kit.

Heading back to the wet PNW tomorrow - kinda of been waiting for the weather to clear. Forgot to bring my interface cable to my camera so haven't been able to download my pics yet. When I do, I'll add my stories to the RR.

I'm still deeply indebted to Joe, Dave, and Jim for all the assistance with my front wheel on Steel Pass!!!

Cheers...
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:59 PM   #165
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And a few last action shots down the 190 back to camp:











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