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Old 03-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Soul Search'in Single Track

Got out for a day ride... I've had the flu for a few weeks and needed
some helmet time.
So I headed to Ballinger canyon planning to ride single track
The weather was great almost warm and the hills where green

Started out with some easy tracks to warm up






There where a few others having fun and a little coolaid


Now that I'm warmed up..... It's black diamond time






This little trail was a little over my head just what my soul needed




It's skinny and steep


Found a great ridge trail






This was a skinny track too








That was a hard little hill climb... My soul was in the right place after it


A nice little sandy wash


This was a very fun track it had just been groomed and was smoooth




Stopped for the view


More smoooth trail


The flowers are starting to show


Last stop in ballinger


I headed for cuyuma lookout next and was taking the long way thur the sand wash... when I stopped for this pic the bike was pushing coolant out
the over flow, the rad. fan had stopped working


So back to the slab for me... stopped and got some Pistachio's
and made a new friend




Rode with some sport bike folk's on the 33 on the way home
but just couldn't lean the bike any more


Great day of riding
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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MAN, so thanks for those neat PIX.

A good cure for most of us.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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That looks like an absolute blast. Where is it?

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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That looks like an absolute blast. Where is it?

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:20 AM   #6
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Paradise in the big city!!! Thanks for taking us...
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #7
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great pics, i'll have to find my way to ballanger some day!

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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Wow!!!!

NICE! They need to make transformer tires, super moto for the trip to and from the trail and a fresh set of nobbies for the dirt.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:14 AM   #9
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NICE! They need to make transformer tires, super moto for the trip to and from the trail and a fresh set of nobbies for the dirt.
I passed a few sporty boy's and they where on ducati's I know the 33
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:55 PM   #10
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Nice pics Windy

Went to school at Cal Poly SLO, and after getting totally sick of Pozo ('cept the Saloon ) started trucking down to Ballinger every weekend (and some week days). Looks like you found some of the good trails.

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Old 03-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #11
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #12
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Ballinger is a super fun area. Love those ridge trails. We saw Condors the last time I was there.




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Old 03-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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Thanks Mark
Have you done tinta if not you should check it out...
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:59 AM   #14
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great pics, i'll have to find my way to ballanger some day!

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