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Old 08-19-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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MWTC and the Sierras

Last week I went back to one of my old units (Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center) in the Sierras. It's so awesome up there!


And we're off...


Topaz Lake, NV

Leavitt Lake


MWTC from Rt 108/Sonora Pass

Monitor Pass

Burchum Flat Road

Mono Lake, CA

Manzanar War Relocation Camp

It was a great trip; the F8 never let me down, and the Shinkos it shod with held up to 900mi of 80mph speeds and 100+ degree temps going through the desert (no bulging/de-laminating). The Shinkos were so-so off-road...the trails to the top of the terrain feature looking down on Topaz Lake and the trail to Leavitt Lake had softball, basket ball, football sized rocks, roots, and run-off irrigation ditches that were challenging (for me) and I think the limit of what the Shinkos should/could handle. The F8 really handled hill climbs and high-speed fire road action admirably...very balanced and predictable. I felt just as confident (if not more) on the F8 as I do on my '05 XR650R. Proper crash protection and better off-road rubber would do wonders for my OHV confidence on the F8. The Shinkos performed really well canyon carving Monitor Pass too; had I been wearing full leathers and removed the cases, I'm certain sliders would've been touching pavement. Considering I rode to and from the places I off-roaded, I'm really happy with my F8's current configuration.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
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Italian raiders warfare training zone......



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Old 08-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
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Italian raiders warfare training zone......
Passo dello Stelvio? Pretty awesome tarmac....
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:53 AM   #4
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Ya, but not on the road...............on the Gran Zebru (Konigspitze), Ortles (Ortler) and Cevedale triangle. This is the mountain raiders training zone.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:40 AM   #5
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Nice!
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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Brilliant, thanks for sharing!

The more photos like this I see, the more I think I should scrap another trip round europe next hear and head across the pond!

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #7
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I'm waiting for you.
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