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Old 05-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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It was time for the Southern California area annual Big Bear Bash so Saturday morning I headed up the mountain for a day ride.

The ride to the campground would be about 40 miles, 90% offroad. I left early enough to explore a little and take in some scenery.

Starting out with a shortcut through the local defunct Golf course.





There's just something about riding a motorcycle through a golf course.





It felt good to be in the mountains





Fun trails with the sun at my back, all the way there.











By the time I got to camp, one group had left, another just about to, and I joined up with these guys to form the third and smallest group of the day.






Luv2race on his DR650 is one of my ol' favorites. I had never met Brokenspoke(EXC530) or Notmybikemodelname (GS/YZ650). We decided to try a couple of "Black Diamond" trails, John Bull and Gold Mountain.

I was the only one that had ridden these trails so to make it more fun , we ran them backwards from the way I'd done them before.





So for me, all the downhills became uphills and vise versa, so it was a new trail for all of us. I wasn't real sure this was gonna work. After about 30 feet, Brokenspoke had his doubts too.







Here he comes









The first rest spot was about 100 feet into the trail and it took about half an hour for all of us to get there.





Up next, Luv2race









On trails like this, a low seat and long legs are helpful. Here comes Notthebikemodelname.





His seat isn't low





and his legs aren't particularly long.







As he went by I told him there would be a "rider's meeting at the rest area.





He started to disrobe before he got there.





His bike wasn't done fallin' over though.





We took a break and weighed our options, continue or bail.

Continue





Uh-oh







Notice how nobody suited up until they saw if he made it?







There was more of the same for half a mile or so.






Until it leveled out a bit.







Even the level part was fun.





Another obstacle was this



What do they think this is?...A Jeep trail?









The downhill side was much easier.







So we did it! John Bull Trail! At the bottom the guys were jumping for joy.







Next up, Gold Mountain Trail!


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Old 05-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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holy boulders batman!
Great pictures of a very rewarding ride I'm sure.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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Great pictures so far.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:45 PM   #4
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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I think I lost 5 lbs of liquid (mostly beer) on this ride. Thanks for the tour Brent
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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Brent, I'm glad I could stage those lay downs for you , otherwise this trail would've looked really easy

Good riding with you guys and I hope to be able to do it again soon.

Brent, I'll PM that coordinate to you to the cabins we were discussing yesterday.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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Luv2Race - go have a barleypop on me. That looked like a great ride - I'm sure it was well worth the loss of weight.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:44 PM   #8
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Luv2Race - go have a barleypop on me. That looked like a great ride - I'm sure it was well worth the loss of weight.
As a matter of fact, I'm killin the last Fat Tire as we speak

Wait till you see part 2! Brent, I'm gettin anxious
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:09 PM   #9
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Glad y'all are diggin' it.

Sixer, you should be proud to be from Prescott! Don't try to hide it


Thanks for the flops Rob. Soooo realistic!


John, That five pounds will be easy to get back. Fun too.


Part II - Gold Mountain Mayhem, comming soon!
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #10
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my goodness what a trail, hard for bike and rider
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:10 AM   #11
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:17 AM   #12
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:46 AM   #13
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Yeah! that looks like fun!!! well done guys
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:55 AM   #14
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That ride looked like a hell of a good workout and fun! Oh, and thats no jeep, that's a scout! (which is what my cage is)

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Old 05-18-2009, 09:37 AM   #15
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