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Old 04-01-2011, 12:17 AM   #181
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Day 2: ~40 miles

Didn't have any epic plans for saturday. Just wanted to poke around near Lookout City area because i'd never been there before. Wasn't expecting a long ride so no need for an early start. Only four in our little group... myself, rfmorris, windrat, and trailtrick. Apparently windrat had done most of the same stuff the previous day, but was up for seeing it all again. I've never actually ridden with windrat before, though we've crossed paths several times before... somehow always with a bottle of tequila involved.

Gettin ready to roll.


Climbing the gravel-sand wash up into the Argus Range.


Osborne Cabin, our first stop of the day.


Very clean and tidy inside and out.


Make yourself at home.


We were being watched the whole time we were there.


A truck pulled up with a cooler full of Mickeys. They must've known I would be there


Local geology.


Back down the canyon and heading south.


Planning the next move. It was about here that trailtrick split off and set his sights on Pleasant and South Park.


Starting up towards Lookout City.


Check out that folded rock


Rockin' good time.


I took the side canyon up to Defense Mine. Oooof! Super tough climb. One of the very rare times when I could've used a lower first gear.


Some jeepers told me you could go in one tunnel, follow the signs thru, and come out at another spot. Hmmmm... Maybe next time.


Didn't figure rfmorris or windrat would try comming all the way up on their heavier 690s, so I tiptoed back down.
Saw morris about halfway up, gettin turned around...


... and windrat waiting patiently at the bottom.


The switchback over there will take us up to Lookout City.


The road is surprisingly nice up on the ridgeline. View is even better!


Local foliage.


Lookout City, or whats left of it. Living up here must've been... different.


windrat and morris hung out a bit checking cell phone reception (I think there was none), but I had different plans
There is supposedly another way down the mountain. If successful, we would meet at Minnietta Cabin down below.

Ah... there it is.


No turnin back now


... but what a view!





A nameless cabin sits at the end of the two-track in Thompson Canyon.


Emergency shelter if you need it, but I wouldn't really trust the roof.


She waits


That must've been one uncomfortable ride... no wheels, no chain, no seat


this outcrop just above Minietta was tunneled like swiss cheese.


Rode right in and took a look around. The cool breeze blowing thru felt like air conditioning.


On down to Minnietta Cabin to regroup with morris and windrat.


The guys we met over at Osborne were staying for several days. Totally set up!


Super nice guys. We must've hung out for at least a couple hours, drinking brews and staring at the view.
I think we each also earned a degree in geology

Time to move on...
The cabin boys suggested we might get cell reception partway down Minnietta Road, so we went to check it out. No luck, but we did find a tight sand wash that took us back up to Nadeau Road.


This was a blast


One of the funnest sections of the weekend.


Heading north, back to PSR.


Thanks for the 'do-over' windrat


Back at camp and the FF's are eagerly thumbing their raffle tickets...


... while h8chains was glowing with all the attention.


Spent the end of the day digesting a fantastic dinner around DSM8's dryer fire.


(Was that a few too many pics?)


< Day 1
> Day 3

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Old 04-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #182
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I saw 3 new Strada's at the event and would like to hear how they worked out.
And Joel, thank you for a great weekend.
I was one of those strada's . and I was shocked on how well they did , we maid it all they up to the snow and then some , 85 down the fire roads in sand and really stable , so over all I cant complain , love to have a nobby tire for the back , but know one makes one I guess ?: clap
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #183
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Thanks for posting M1Jeep, looks like I just needed a little more cow bell, and to keep my damn feet on the pegs!!! Cheers.

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Old 04-01-2011, 08:04 AM   #184
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Right on, Seth. Can't believe you hit it hard for all 4 days (I do believe it, but you must be really sore and tired...). Great to meet you, hope to ride together again sometime. -Randall

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Nice, same here Randal. Bring the 650 up to Metcalf Sunday morning!
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #185
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THIS WILL GO DOWN IN MY HISTORY BOOK!
this must have been saturday nightafter that GOOOOD tequila and alot of
love ya kevin
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:19 PM   #186
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Day 2: ~40 miles

Didn't have any epic plans for saturday. Just wanted to poke around near Lookout City area because i'd never been there before. Wasn't expecting a long ride so no need for an early start. Only four in our little group... myself, rfmorris, windrat, and trailtrick. Apparently windrat had done most of the same stuff the previous day, but was up for seeing it all again. I've never actually ridden with windrat before, though we've crossed paths several times before... somehow always with a bottle of tequila involved.

Gettin ready to roll.

I took the side canyon up to Defense Mine. Oooof! Super tough climb. One of the very rare times when I could've used a lower first gear.


Some jeepers told me you could go in one tunnel, follow the signs thru, and come out at another spot. Hmmmm... Maybe next time.




(Was that a few too many pics?)


-M
Nope, not too many pics. Great report.

Defense Mine is what I was trying to remember a hundred pages back on the planning thread. Was there by jeep during Panamint Valley Days back in '05. Way cool place. I was wondering if anyone would ride up there, I couldn't remember the name nor where it was.

That's a good climb in a jeep, we ran 35's and lockers, no trouble. Did go thru the mine, came out the other side. Climbed some ladders in there, found unexploded tnt in boxes, almost fell off one of the ladders. Great place to visit.

Was that back off Nadeau Road?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:49 PM   #187
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Woot woot! Riding with these guys was a hoot. I was pretty amazed that those guys never dropped their Ducatis the entire ride - I almost dropped the DR200 once or twice lol!
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:17 PM   #188
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THIS WILL GO DOWN IN MY HISTORY BOOK!
this must have been saturday nightafter that GOOOOD tequila and alot of
love ya kevin
That was right about the time that I tea-bagged him. Remember that Scott? Ohhhhhhhhhh, good times.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:38 PM   #189
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my first video



Some great photos posted already. Thanks for sharing your rides. You saw the previous Vimeo of the Mengal wader? That wasn't me. Nooo.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:40 PM   #190
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Hi there,

This was my fist ever DV trip therefore everything I see, everywhere I go was a big WOW for me. This is my first RR so please read accordingly...
Here we go:

I left work at 5:30pm Friday and I knew that it is gonna be dark when I get to the camp.


And it was just pitch black...


There is nothing much about Friday night, it was a 4 hour ride in dark but beautiful night. No rain, no cold, almost perfect for riding. And when I got to the camp bunch of friendly AdrRiders welcomed me, most of them were already waisted by the way...

I was excited to be there and got ready for the Saturday ride early in the morning.


Joel was counting his money that he made from all of us PPs... I heard that he is in the market for a new 950SM...


I have always wanted to take this shot.


M1Jeep and h8chain was kust too happy to be there...


I just LOVE my bike


Waiting for the rest of the gang to hit Chloride Cliff.


Big Guns of AdvRider


Tom (el zorillo) had a small problem with his cables but got it fixed in seconds


KLRRob having deep thoughts...


Chloride Cliff welcomes me...


I like the colors on this one


After lunch we headed to Titus Canyon. By the time we got there it was only me, KLRRob and M1Jeep left.




We had a short break in the middle of the canyon and talked about how wonderfully painfull it would be if there was a water rush as we stand there...


I have couple other pics but I promised Rich that I am not gonna post them here...
This is not one of them.


Then we headed back to the camp for the dinner. But we missed it again...
Sunday RR is next...
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:18 PM   #191
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wow............lots of nice RR and funny vids...


good job and we want to see more. i'll post tonight.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:48 PM   #192
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i thought i had seen a lot of death valley, by the pic's i can tell there was way more to see....
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:36 PM   #193
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Nice !!! Great pics Glen , looks like a nice ride !!.



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I really like the south pass/ saline valley/ steel pass loop so Saturday morning MongoX and I made the trip.



The snow quickly disappeared and the temp rose to a comfortable level.
We coasted for a long way on that long downhill



Business as usual at the springs. Not too many campers this weekend.



Ahhhh, steel pass goodness at last. Smooth like a frickin highway



MongoX had a flat and I think it took little more than 10 mins for him to do the swap. Good job sir.



Beavertail opuntia, steel pass



The steps at steel pass



Eureka dune, that is one big pile of sand.





Death valley road, headed south into the headwinds. Up till this point I was pretty confident about making it back on one tank. Headwinds like this really play havoc with fuel economy.



We put in a gallon at stovepipe as we just wanted to get over the pass and back to camp with no drama. I think we would have made it but it would have been close.
We logged 212 miles and pretty much rode all day yet we were beat by three miles for the longest Saturday ride award.

Thank you Joel and thanks to all those who put in the effort to make this happen.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #194
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A pic from the Race Track on Sunday...........it's not nearly as fast as my GSXR750

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Old 04-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #195
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A pic from the Race Track on Sunday...........it's not nearly as fast as my GSXR750

Littltwin you shittn rocks again?
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