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Old 08-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #781
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No worries, Rob. Seemed like at least two thirds of us either fell, got stuck, or stalled in that particular crossing. That's what we're all there for; to help eachother out.

Big thanks to you for hauling all that firewood up.
Yeah my moment of glory, and I dump the huksy as TheRider blows by me.

I can see why he said he wrenched his bakc, though
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #782
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Thanks Rich (M1Jeep) for organizing this fantastic gathering.First visit to Kennedy Meadows area,beautiful.Had a great time meeting new friends/riders from SoCal area as well as a few from NorCal.Will make it a priority to return whenever possible...Dave
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:48 PM   #783
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Oh thanks for including me in there stalling. Damn thing dies completely in the water. Have to figure out why... it's not much good that way.

Rob

hey rob, sorry to hear you have to bail out.

good job for handling and hauling the firewood, plenty of them to keep 2 campfires going...

the general public campfire





and the adults only campfire......



anyway, the daytime weather was perfect, but in the evening, it went as low as 30F; great to have a campfires.


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Thanks Rich (M1Jeep) for organizing this fantastic gathering.First visit to Kennedy Meadows area,beautiful.Had a great time meeting new friends/riders from SoCal area as well as a few from NorCal.Will make it a priority to return whenever possible...Dave

hey dave, anytime you're in the l.a. area....you know where to find us. again, thanks for the ride to grumpy's.

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Old 08-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #784
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Oh thanks for including me in there stalling. Damn thing dies completely in the water. Have to figure out why... it's not much good that way.

Rob
Rob do you have two of your carb vent hoses routed up and into the airbox or up under the tank? If all of the vent hoses are routed down and out behind the engine, (usual stock location), the bike will stall as soon as all of those hoses hit water. It basically shuts the gas flow off.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:05 PM   #785
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Thanks to M1Jeep and everyone who participated for this amazing organization. I have many pics and videos as usual but I'll start with the "organizer"s water crossing video.
Damn, that was a looong, rocky crossing with plenty of current.



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Old 08-22-2011, 04:15 PM   #786
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:16 PM   #787
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this guy was fast on the trails, pretty slick missing the deep water

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #788
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:19 PM   #789
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:19 PM   #790
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Our Dualsport run to Big Meadow and weekend RR

Thanks for all the kudos on the shirts, hope everyone liked 'em. Was a miracle to get them done on time. Was a last minute effort based on the huge sign-up, I wrote Rich and he said hell yeah, let's do 'em!!

What a great event! Lot's of great people, fun rides, good campfire stories.

Friday afternoon about 6 of us road out Sherman Pass, over the summit, stopped at the Vista Point, and on down to the road that goes out to Horse Meadow Campground and Big Meadow - the largest meadow in the Sierra range. It did not disappoint!

Was 80 miles round trip, about 25 of it dirt forest service road. I was surprised how well we did 2-up on the new bike.

Here's the group at the vista on top of Sherman Pass:




More of the group caught up:



Yours truly and my wonderful wife Sherry. She was a real trooper. Kind of a sore butt from a thin DS seat and a 4 hour ride. Fortunately we were able to stop several times, down a cold one at the meadow, and generally enjoy the outing.
She's a lot better lookin' than the ol' man, ain't she?




At Big Meadow



The ol' man sleeping on his bike....seriously, I must have been tinkering on something and got a pic snapped



The last time were here there wasn't any cattle, this time there was a herd.



More cattle way at the end of the meadow. Hard to tell that's what they are. This meadow is HUGE!!




SATURDAY RIDE TO MONACHE

Saturday we decided to take the long way to Monache to meet up with the group for lunch. My son Nick is 16 and noob Bill, and Jerry who has lots of riding under his belt took off ahead of the rest of our group as they were faster riders. Figured they would catch up. Unfortunately they had a bike break down and ended up being about 2 hours behind us. We never saw them all day. And we had a few delays so we missed lunch too. Here we are at Jackass Summit - do they look a little trail weary????



Granite Knob in the background



We finally made it out to Monache and found the group. Actually we ran into Eggroll and his group at the entrance to Monache. They had been waiting for the big group and figured they hadn't gotten there yet. I said we were gonna go ahead and ride out to the end and sure enough, they were all there watching the river crossing antics. Quite a few drowned bikes out there, he he.

BTW, did anyone get a pic of me crossing over and back on my KTM 250?

After the main group headed out Nick decided he needed to try his hand at walking on water. I shook my head no, but he was determined to try it. Here he is pushing his bike out of the creek. He did make it back over without a hitch though. Dad didn't have to wade in to rescue him!
That was the deepest I've ever seen that creek.




We ended up doing a 50 mile loop that day, coming back Granite Grove, Albanita, and Beach Ridge. We were tired and thirsty. The crew did great!



All in all we had a really great time up there. Was really nice to put faces to names. The ADV group are a really nice bunch of folks. Hope to meet up again soon.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #791
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a klr with street tires makes it look easy. klr rob on a drz

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:24 PM   #793
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #794
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these guys werent with our group, but entertaining none the less
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