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Old 06-10-2010, 07:11 PM   #46
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Traveltoad how about the 29th
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #47
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The 6th Annual WMRS Ride here in Bishop, CA
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:36 PM   #48
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I'm in for that
One of my favorite trails, bring extra water :

water and candy... d necessities
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:12 PM   #49
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i am now 100% IN ! ! !

i just got my cast off yesterday and should be completely healed with PT by WMRS!


i might be borrowing a bike but fingers crossed that i get my settlement check before.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:47 AM   #50
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Please put me in on the in list plus 1

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Old 06-14-2010, 03:51 PM   #51
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Big bikes are OK. Some trails are more friendly than others though. Think deep sand.

The road to the top of White Mountain can be done 2 up on a GS if you want.
how about 1 up on a GS with a dirt scared rider with really short legs?
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:54 PM   #52
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how about 1 up on a GS with a dirt scared rider with really short legs?
You'll do just fine. It's really nothing more than a semi-rough gravel road.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:27 PM   #53
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You'll do just fine. It's really nothing more than a semi-rough gravel road.
I've been bitten by the 'you'll do fine' advice. No harm intended by any one but every body had different skills. I've never ridden dirt with Angry so I don't know what he can do.

The road is a lot of rough gravel that's for sure. It's also kind of rocky in some spots. And a little steep in places. Places that require you to keep your momentum up. Combine that with the auto traffic and it may be difficult to find a place to stop put a foot down when you need to. Plan ahead is the key to that kind of thing.

My advice to Angry would be 'If you don't mind a drop or two and you've got someone with you who will stop and help you right the bike then go for it. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment when you're done. The best think I could hear from you after would be 'It was way easier than you made it out to be.'
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:55 PM   #54
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still in the planning and dreaming stage.
Last time I thought I was going to be able to go, I was going to rent a smaller bike for the climb.
I can do gravel and slow but slightly technical is also fine, but mix traffic and I don't like to think about picking up my 1200

we shall see.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:51 PM   #55
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still in the planning and dreaming stage.
Last time I thought I was going to be able to go, I was going to rent a smaller bike for the climb.
I can do gravel and slow but slightly technical is also fine, but mix traffic and I don't like to think about picking up my 1200

we shall see.

There's a steep spot or two. No rock gardens, but spotty traction in a steep ~25 yard section, and if you're not at least a "B" off road rider, I'd suggest take the long way on the pavement.
Not that that is a bad thing!
It's an epically great asphalt road, and I've ridden up there both ways more than once.

I can make it up the Silver Canyon dirt with one wheel tied behind my back, but I still like to ride up the asphalt sometimes, it's fan-freakin-tastic!

Unfortunately I think I'll miss this year, it's the lad's birthday and we sold his quad. One trip to the ER is enough for us.
Maybe next year, he'll be old enough to ride an enduro dual sport.

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:26 AM   #56
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What Stu said...

Both my WMRS trips, I rode the asphalt route to the WMRS "trailhead", and that road is a sweepin twistin blast. Great way to start and end the day, and there is a short detour off 395 on the way to Bishop that's worth riding.

Last year I busted a u-joint on 395 returning to camp...Sunday Bloody Sunday...the airhead GS didn't handle right at all descending on the mountain dirt rock road, and was squirrely on the paved turns...all hell broke lose about 5 miles from camp...new driveshaft, rebuilt trans/clutch and too much money (I did get a free Ozzies BMW Tshirt) later, I'm ready for August! (Jeanine and Hurty are True Sweethearts )

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:46 PM   #57
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still in the planning and dreaming stage.
Last time I thought I was going to be able to go, I was going to rent a smaller bike for the climb.
I can do gravel and slow but slightly technical is also fine, but mix traffic and I don't like to think about picking up my 1200

we shall see.
Having a smaller, lighter and lower dirt bike is your best plan if you are
going to ride in the dirt and maybe a few lessons from Jimmy.
the 1200 is a street blke just don't drink the coolaid
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #58
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Talking wmrs

Been wanting to do this for a couple of years and this is the one, yes so I'm in and am in for dinner if youal have one and i'll be there friday through the end thanks and see you there ,I'm from Corona and playing with the idea of driving up hauling the bike in the truck.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:29 PM   #59
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Sign me up, plus one, for camping/dinner. I have been wanting to do this for several years. Looking forward to it! Any other info/advice for WMRS noob like me?
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:34 PM   #60
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Sounds like a blast! Sign me up.
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