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Old 10-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Pozer : Time for some balance practice/ Foresthill Trail 5 & 6

My Gas Gas Pampera has been on the shelf for 5 years now. But I always told myself " once I retire I'm going to use this thing to practice my balance skills", so I kept it on the back burner and never sold it. I'm so glad I did too this little monster can go anywhere as long as its under 45 mph and shorter than 40 miles between gas stops. Anyway I recently did retire and well; that was like winning the Lotto. Finally work wasn't getting in the way of life. Only now it seems I don't know how I ever had the time for it. My whole day is always filled up with some grand project or multiple smaller ones.
So anyway, I finally got around to getting that Pampera ready for a trail ride. Seems I haven't been to Forest Hill OHV. for maybe 10 years so I thought I might see if I could still ride trail 5 & 6 without too much fuss.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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I have an adventure ride coming up in about a month in Colorado and I want to get in a little balance practice so I don't make a total fool of myself. I haven't been riding much lately with all this retirement- fix up and sell the house and move stuff going on. So I get up early and proceeded to get lost getting there. I guess its been longer than I thought. Not too far out of my way maybe an hour. Regroup. Drop off gas can for refuel at China Wall stage. Drive to Sugar Pine Stage area. Proceed to get turned around again looking for trail 6. OK everything is Good to go. I ask a fellow rider who points me in the right direction. By the time I reach trail 6 its early afternoon. But I came all this way so it has to get done.... I proceed; solo.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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A little dusty but hay I'm not following anyone so everything is good..... for now.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #5
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
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And then I come to this! Luckily for me I was on my Gasser. This bike just walked right up this thing! Amazing!
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:40 PM   #8
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #9
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Then I came to this. I suppose I could always backtrack if I need to.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #10
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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Near the end of the trail 6 loop you come to a cross trail of the Western States trail and from Forest hill to Robinson Camp; it's offroad legal. Its been forever since I'd been down to the river on the WST. and I may not be back this way again for a long time so I gotta do it. Very tight switchbacks; again I'm thankful for the Gasser; its' so small and nimble. A true pleasure in the extreme tight stuff.

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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The bridge at the bottom; after about 20 switchbacks.
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