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Old 08-07-2009, 05:38 AM   #31
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Great RR and pics! This one is reminiscent of the last time Joe helped out on the Steele Pass route (March Noob ride).

Larry, were you able to reattach the skid plate or did you buy a new one?

I've picked up some hard side bags so I'll be able to travel with more crap on the next trip (not sure if that's a good thing).

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Old 08-07-2009, 09:28 AM   #32
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Great RR and pics! This one is reminiscent of the last time Joe helped out on the Steele Pass route (March Noob ride).

Larry, were you able to reattach the skid plate or did you buy a new one?

I've picked up some hard side bags so I'll be able to travel with more crap on the next trip (not sure if that's a good thing).

Cheers

Vern
When are you due back? And you will get some giggles on mine I'm sure...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492826

We have some riding to do...
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:03 AM   #33
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Thanks Joel for starting this thread. I'm going to give this report another try. Thanks again to Stonewall for hosting this great unoffical ride.
We arrived in Brown's Town Campground in Bishop on Tuesday and it was 101 degrees.



Great views of the snow-capped Sierra Mountains


Arrived at Brown's Benton Crossing campground early Wednesday and Thursday woke up to see a hot-air balloon in the distance.


Gillafunk, Spoke to you briefly. You were camped just behind our fifth wheel. Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you heal quickly.


By Friday morning the campground was filled with tents and two-wheeled cow-catchers.


Hurty, Thanks to you and your family for providing the great chili-dog feast Friday night. And thank you Tater for the entertainment.


On the way to Red's Meadows and Devil's Postpile.








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Old 08-07-2009, 11:35 AM   #34
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Great food at Red's Meadows. (Sorry no pics of the food) Great fiddlin' music by Fiddlin Pete




Now for the reason that we really came here for, the great riding and the roads to WMRS.




My honey telling me to go faster. NOT!


A pic of me and my wife leaving WMRS










We arrived back at the campground with beautiful clouds rolling in. The riding was great and the camaraderiewas even better. We met some wonderful people and had a fantastic time. Hope to return again next year.

Baja Ho and Backseat Driver



This was my custom seat for my wife "Backseat Driver". Notice the tie straps? For Christmas I might make her some matching luggage. Cya later.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:07 PM   #35
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When are you due back? And you will get some giggles on mine I'm sure...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492826

We have some riding to do...
LTS,

Looks like you had a great ride.... I'm not sure where the trail was in some of those pictures but it looks like the mighty GSA made it through. Outstanding route!

We're on day 40 something of flight ops into Afghanistan... It makes Lent look like nothing We've got a few more days then a port call to Dubai.


After that who knows... We're just another roving motorcycle gang out here going where we need to. I'm hoping to be back by late October. If it's any later I'm going to get the bike shipped out here so I can ride around on the flight deck.

The internet sucks on the boat, but the ride reports are worth the wait.

Have a great summer and keep the posts coming! By the way, can you PM me what kind of tires you're using?
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:16 PM   #36
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Forgot to mention that I lost a black Cyco-active front fenderbag, please pm me if found. Next time I will cable it to the bike. Thanks Dan

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Old 08-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #37
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What the hell.....

All this picture shows is that I bought the reliable bike!
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #38
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Chorizo Road??

Hotmamaandme: who said "Chorizo" Canyon Road?? It was "Chidago" Canyon Road. And stay out of that Gay Freak Motel (McGee Creek?). Nice meeting both of you. Drop me an email next time you're in SoCal. We can do some desert riding.

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GalacticGS and Desertdweller Nice meeting you two. I will throw up the pics I have of you two.



Here you are right before you guys turned it up to 90+





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Old 08-07-2009, 04:05 PM   #39
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What the hell.....


is that yzlvr again?.....

i have noticed a trend on eric's behaviour......
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:15 PM   #40
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Missnicole and I took a similar route as longtallsally to get to WMRS. Instead of dragging our bikes under Forest Service gates, though, we did it the easy way and started at Beardsley Reservoir. The smoke from the forest fire was thick on Saturday afternoon and you could see ash falling from the air.



Once we got up the hill from Beardsley the smoke wasn't as bad and it was a nice ride across 52/5N02.





At the end of the road, there were many people fishing in Calavaras Big Trees State Park.



Continuing on Hwy 4 past Mosquito Lake, the sun was getting low in the sky.



We rode over Ebbets and Monitor and down 395 to Bridgeport where we ate dinner and then continued South. We got to Brown's at around midnight and everyone was asleep. Someone (I think Zen Slug) stumbled by on the way to bed clutching an empty flask and told us where we could camp. We quietly set up camp (next to Baja Ho's fifth wheel) and had a drink before bed, listening to the deranged moo-ing compete with the snoring emanating from the tents. The next morning, we woke up later than most so we packed quickly to get on the road.



We chatted with a few folks (Hi Hotmamaandme ) and headed for Bishop. After a short stop in the Shell station parking lot to wire missnicole's fan to the heated grip switch (bad thermoswitch or fan relay) we headed up Silver Canyon.





We stopped briefly at the top of Silver Canyon to chat to the guys fixing the flat, then continued to the station.



We checked out the views,





checked out the bikes,





checked out the station,





then headed back down.









We decided to take Wyman Canyon out and split off from most of the other traffic.





We bumped into twowheelsgood and RAZR working on RAZR's drowned KLR and gave them a fuse and a spark plug to help resurrect it. Eventually we made it out to 168 and that was the end of the dirt for us.



Then it was just a quick 350 miles back to San Francisco. We would have made it just before midnight, but I got a flat in Livermore and spent a long time changing it in a gas station parking lot. After such an amazing day riding, it didn't matter, though.

Big round of applause goes to Stonewall for not-organizing this un-rally. I had a blast and hope to make it back next year.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #41
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more pics

I must say- great pics before me! I truely enjoyed the effort in posting such RR!


ok.... so last I posted, I think was us in the creek- Walker creek.







So we leave the creek- worrying about potential precip... and end up near Bridgeport/ Lee Vining.



oh, wait- Joe's front wheel!



oh yeah- nail in Zachs rear...




this was a quick tire change-









Mono Lake was pretty cool




actually passed it very fast....
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:50 PM   #42
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This tire change was made easy by the use of my magic invisible tire irons.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:00 PM   #43
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WOW....lots of nice pics. thanks for posting and sharing....many of those we didn't chance to see...too busy keeping up with the rider in front. good to have peeps who would stop and capture the moments...
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:23 PM   #44
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we rode as much dirt from camp to bridgeport that sat morning.

last dirt section before lunch


lunch stop at bridgeport for the big spenders...


some guys preferred the no frills dining.......


the joint was desserted


a year ago...before the recession...
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #45
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more pics...
this was the Sierra side just north of mamoth lakes & after Zack's flat.






Joe's servicable wheel,






No wonder he can't keep air in it!



His traveling Nursury...







Next Morning- Sunday's ride to the station








Atop Silver Canyon road taking a break. Already noticing my bikes carborated complaints...





Some old tree...










I think I was the 1st inmate @ the station @ 10am. I didn't see any other bikes up there. I was determined to hike the peak @ 14, 229 ft in my teva sandals. I think Zack & I were the only ones crazy enough to make it to the top..

here's leaving the station for a 2.5 hr hike up...








5 miles to the top!
there it is...



backside view looking east





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