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Old 07-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #256
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Following Sospelotudo and Sopascat on Cleghorn. Its not too dusty because its hard packed.

Right about the 4:15 mark I eat it. Thank to Sospelotudo for helping me extract my bike from the chapparral and haul it back up to the trail.

zoom and boom.... ....classic target fixation....stare at the big rock in the middle of the trail.....hit the rock in the middle of the trail....its like magic....
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #257
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zoom and boom.... ....classic target fixation....stare at the big rock in the middle of the trail.....hit the rock in the middle of the trail....its like magic....
I think he made the mistake when he past sopacat. She was putting pressure on him to get the lead back. You did not get injured right? Ben
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:58 PM   #258
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Good seeing familiar faces and meeting some new mates. I managed to truck my bike 220 miles without incident. Great pics and video, more please!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:16 PM   #259
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That it did. I have a little scrape and a cool little bruise pattern on my arm.


I figure if Nowhat can hit a bus wearing one of these and walk away without a scratch, I should be wearing one too. So far, it has more than paid for itself.
It looks like it gave you a purple nerple too. I will be investing in a pressure suit when I return to riding. Ben
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:49 AM   #260
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I think he made the mistake when he past sopacat. She was putting pressure on him to get the lead back. You did not get injured right? Ben
Ben - other than the little scrape and bruise, I didn't get injured further.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:56 PM   #261
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Good seeing familiar faces and meeting some new mates. I managed to truck my bike 220 miles without incident. Great pics and video, more please!


hi t, again..thanks for securing one of the campsite and riding with us....

same thing goes to randy m...
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:37 PM   #262
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My ride report

I packed up and left Thursday afternoon, just in time to hit the beginning of rush hour traffic on the 91. Fortunately, the little DR350 is a good lane splitter and I probably spent about 15 miles riding between cages. The plan was to get up to Holcomb Valley Campground before dark and reserve a site next to Starchaser so the riders coming in on Saturday will have a place to stay. The campground filled up Friday night, so it was a good thing that we got hold of two sites.

Here is my DR350, all loaded with gear at the Camp site.



In the morning, I got up around dawn and went for a hike on a trail leading away from the camp ground. It heads off toward some meadows where I took a few photos and macro shots. I have no idea what most of these plants are.



































The trail kind of faded away at this fence, so I back tracked toward camp.


Some Coyote tracks. We heard them out there at night.





I saw the trail to Two Gun Bill's Saloon and decided to go there and get a drink if they are open.





There was a nice pond nearby the trail to the saloon.





On the trail to Two Gun Bill's Saloon.


Well it looks like Two Gun Bill's Saloon has been closed for about a century or so.


The Saloon must have been built like a log cabin.








Note: I looked up Two Gun Bills Saloon and found out that this is actually an old log cabin and the saloon was 1.5 miles west of the cabin.

I went back to camp, woke up T, and we went riding around the nearby trails. He's been there a few times and knows the area a little.



Latter, we got caught in an afternoon storm and had to run back to camp because T left his rain fly open on his tent.

In the evening, I had to go into town and get some food and a fuel canister for my stove. The only store that reportedly had them was already closed at 6pm. The sign said they are open 11 AM to 5PM. On the way back I stopped to collect some downed wood with my midget hatchet.








T did not seem too surprised to see me roll in with that big load of wood on the back.


On Saturday Morning I had a little breakfast.

Farmer John Sausage,


Chopped some leftover celery,


Folded up an Orikaso plate,


Started cooking some eggs but ran out of fuel, so I borrowed a stove from T.


Breakfast.


Later on after lunch a chipmunk was running around the campsite. When I moved to get my camera, he jumped into the fire pit to hide. Fortunately for him, there was no fire.






I did not know if he could get out so I put a log in there for him and waited for him to climb out.





Afternoon thunderstorms rolled in on Saturday, but not much rain.


In the afternoon I made a solo trip to look at some intermediate level single track. On the way I came through Jacoby Canyon (3N61).


That was a fun ride.


After riding 3N61, I went over to look at the single track. It was in the Cactus Flats area which was full of kids on dirt bikes and quad-tards doing donuts. There was too much dust, too many people, and it was way too hot. I decide to turn around and head into town to get fuel for my stove.

After that, I cam back to camp, met Amber, Moose, and Aaron, and latter, the riders from LA. I took another ride with T in the evening. T stopped to check on a couple young ladies, one in flip flops, the other barefoot, to see if they were OK. After talking with them a while, it seemed that they were lost and sore so we got Amber to come out in the truck give them a ride back to their car.

Did not take enough photos on this ride Here's my last one on Clark's grade on the way home.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #263
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T did not seem too surprised to see me roll in with that big load of wood on the back.

(Butthead voice): He said "big load of wood". Hhhhhhhuhuhuh.

thx for the RR. Looks very nice up there.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:22 PM   #264
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hey randy, nice to see a rr from another perspective ........i would love to hang out in bb, relax, explore, and take a leisurely ride. ...........
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:43 PM   #265
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Now back to the video!

Sunday, we headed back down the front side of the mountain. The fisheye lens on the video camera doesn't really give you the perspective of how tight some of these turns and switchbacks are. It also loses the reference on how steep climbs and descents are.



Leaving Angeles Oaks





Hope you guys enjoyed the videos! I need to learn how to add some music or something to these.

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:02 PM   #266
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newcomb's to wrightwood



after meeting the saturday FFs at newks, we got on the angeles crest and rode to wrightwood for brunch.

the high elevation, morning air, and plenty of shade made the riding very comfy.




who the hell crossed the double yellow....


it's true, pumpkins can become alive and will chase you...


this weekend, the crest was overran by dual sports bike





halfway between newks and wrightwood....poor bobby on the tw200 ran out of gas....



his mommy left him behind, and now he has to milk my bike.....


sopascat then showed up ....



always pleasing to the eyes to see a gathering of FFs



xymotic could not stand sitting on the side line, so he also showed up for a little ride. hey folks, if you need a lift, xymo is for hire.....


food....


septic's first food pic with the la weekly's.


couple of sospe's friends also joined the ride...the guy on the right i know from the past...fernando...
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:17 PM   #267
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wrightwood to lytle creek

gettting ready to roll again




at this time the group got bigger, there were 15 FFs and 1 dog...


we're moving....


we avoided the 2 and 138, and took the back road to lytle creek


top of lytle creek


the elevation is pretty high and the weather was cool, the beautiful view is a bonus


who else could be slower than this rider?.................ME!


hope next time we get to explore the valley below...


we rode that ridgeline




taking a break in the open with no shade!....


when dunerat leads...he has a plan... +


while the rest....


soon, the jug lovers showed up, while marty swept



as expected, riding the pavement is always inevitable..........


which deserves a double salute from dunerat....
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:31 PM   #268
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I think he made the mistake when he past sopacat. She was putting pressure on him to get the lead back. Ben

i was thinking the same too.

people should learn from it.

once you pass someone, the pressure is on...
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:29 PM   #269
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once you pass someone, the pressure is on...
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cleghorn to silverwood

after lytle creek, we took a headcount



then a needed rest under the freeway before going up on cleghorn


marty's last picture with the group that weekend. he ended up getting a flat tire and bailed out so as not to slow the rest of the group.....dang marty, if sito knew, you're problem will be solved in 15 minutes.,,,,,



the first half of cleghorn is like a cinnamon twist...


it appears sospelotudo has 4 legs


i was too late for this one. ryan already pulled out tim's bike out of the bushes


lots of trails in front of us



when you're riding a big bike, it doesn't look too bad...everyting looks proportional......



wow, we can see silverwood dam


in many parts the roads were easy like this one


i'm beginning to like cleghorn




i can see riders made it to the 138


while the rest preferred to wait for me in the shade......


tim and nowwhat assesing the damaged to the xchallenge



even when he's off his bike, dunerat's hands are still busy.....


tim is still all smile in spite of the crash.....



at this point, some wussies decided to head home, but many of us pressed on




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