|08-22-2011, 12:40 PM||#781|
Joined: Aug 2009
I can see why he said he wrenched his bakc, though
|08-22-2011, 01:28 PM||#782|
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Hayward,S.F. bay area
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
|08-22-2011, 01:48 PM||#783|
ktm's "the tourist"
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
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.
hey dave, anytime you're in the l.a. area....you know where to find us. again, thanks for the ride to grumpy's.
NSFW screwed with this post 08-22-2011 at 03:26 PM
|08-22-2011, 04:07 PM||#784|
Joined: Aug 2008
2010 Ural Gear Up
2007 KTM adv
1970 CT70hko x 6
|08-22-2011, 05:05 PM||#785|
Joined: Jun 2009
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.
Many to come...
FYYFF screwed with this post 08-22-2011 at 05:17 PM
|08-22-2011, 05:19 PM||#790|
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
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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