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Old 04-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #211
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I can believe you still remember what I said, yes that is correct.
apparently, she did not kill you...
































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Old 04-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #212
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apparently, she did not kill you...
Well she may be keeping up the charade until the disability runs out.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #213
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You guys should see her face when Danny G drop me off
She heard the motor and ran out to see two guys and one motorcycle
I told her I am hurt and need to go to ER to be checkout. Her face start to turn white and I can see the tear start to come out from her beautiful eyes. Went in the house wrap the car key and took off
Got home later all she ask is how it go.........not even bitch a word till this day.
The reason I said she will Kill me cause before I head out on the trip she ask me not to go cause she can feel something will be wrong and my best friend that I ride with is not with me. I told her nothing will go wrong and I will ride slow
So no worry.........Well I did ride slow and still got hurt . Wtf
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:04 AM   #214
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Alright let me try my hand at this Ride Report type thing. Excuse the use of more words the pictures, my iPhone battery wasn't cooperating

When I arrived at Panamint Springs Resort, I was immediately greeted by some of our great customers who helped me unload the still shinny bike from the truck. As I went around camp, I encounter a long time customer who invited me on a ride he was leading that evening. The destination was Lookout City, an abandoned mining area that was to have a great view overlooking the Panamint Valley. I geared up and met the other riders, all for some reason on smaller plated dirt-bikes. As we started down the trail, I soon discovered why. First were the long sections of loose gravel, followed by some rocky 2 track. Just when I thought I was starting to get the hang of this new beast, we got to the boulder gardens. Now, I have been riding dirt bikes from a young age, but by no means do I claim to be an expert rider. I do consider myself competent however and decided to continue to push myself and the GS through. Knowing that this bike could take far more then I was able to give it was something that I kept in my head. After a quick nap for the GS, and countless stops to give my pumped forearms a break, we made it back to camp for dinner.


Death Valley adv ride by lylecolton, on Flickr

Wouldn't quite stay that shiny for long!







Dock that GS a days pay for nappin on the job!




"This is payback, isn't in Finn?"

The next day took a little longer to wake up, but I had a long ride scheduled that would show me the great places a GS can take you. First on the list of places to see, Darwin. This trial had a little bit of everything; rocky steep up hills, followed by similar down hills, gravel washes, sand washes and even some broken pavement roads now covered in dirt. At the end of this we found ourselves in the “ghost town” of Darwin. After a quick photo and water stop we took the short highway ride to Olancha Dunes. Now, this dune area wasn’t what many would call a large riding area, but our group of 15 had no problem spreading out. The big GS was surprisingly easy to handle in the sand, something everyone always complains about. These dunes did provide a great way to learn how to handle a bike in the sand as when it did start to go out of line; you didn’t need to worry about meeting the side of the trail and what lies beyond it.





Death Valley adv ride by lylecolton, on Flickr


Death Valley adv ride by lylecolton, on Flickr

Death Valley adv ride by lylecolton, on Flickr

Death Valley adv ride by lylecolton, on Flickr

A short ride back to camp capped a near 200 mile day. The GS was everything I could have wanted. Nimble on the tight trails, powerful on the hill climbs and great breaks to slow me down when I inevitably came into a turn too quickly. What do I think of the new GS compared to the old one? I can’t think of one thing that hasn’t been improved from the old oil cooled model. Even in my paranoia of overheating the new bike, I watched as the engine temp never climbed above 200 degrees and only heard the fan switch on a handful of times when I was moving slowly through a section. Alright I might have stalled a few times in those sections but still, not one bit of argument from the wethead.


I do want to thank everyone for the great time this trip!

Mr. Finn, thanks for the pictures and great rides, even if they were payback for your 800

Nancy, thanks for falling with me!

Jim, thanks for the heads up on this ride, I'll definitely be back next year!



lyle, very nice RR and first hand insight on the wet head....

always like the opposed twin, drive shaft and exposed air-cooled motor.....and i have to admit, the 2013 is an awesome looking bike.

thanks for coming and the support. i wonder who won the gift certificate?
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #215
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Late to the party, but here I go…





I’d like to share the conversation I had with my wife when I got back…
Wife: How was the trip?
Me: Great! I rode up some nasty slot canyon. “browneye” was at the end.
Wife: What?
Me: Friday was fantastic as well. A new friend, “meat popsicle”, and I got “Lost” together.
Wife: WTF? I need to go to work. You…you just unpack you stuff. See you tonight…assuming I come home.

I’m thinking to myself – it must be an ADV thing?

aaaaahhhh...a berg basking in the sun...



casey, thanks for posting your RR....glad to hear you and others had a great time.

funny chat with the wifey...

see you on the next one.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #216
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early friday morning, a spy shot of eager beaver riders



already happy to see most people left and getting their fix. meanwhile, i pretty much gave up riding for the remaining days so i don't jeopardize the evening festivities. i have been known for crashing a lot and getting hurt...

anyway, i saw headstaller looking for an easy ride and everyone already gone. ok, let's go and build up your riding skill. then came rruugger, one of my riding buddies for the last 5 years. he was in for anything, he had been to all the tough parts of dv and this time, wants to see my stomping grounds...

headstaller breaking the 30 mph barrier


john and his 640a.


soon we were joined by the big guns



reunion of the l.a. adventure riders



rene and paul.....bay area riders looking for lonely burros...






they never been to the kilns and want check it out









third stop was at the eureka mines






there were cabins but too far to get too in mx boots



someone we know?
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:32 AM   #217
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then to higher elevation



unfortunately cameras won't capture the beauty of the landscape



death valley and beyond



cheezy pose



can't wait to drive one of that



the driver knows his toys



headstaller liking the pegs



at agueberry point and the mines



overlooking at the road we came in






nice high speed dirt



on the way back to PSR, caught up with mr.Gs group






can you spot psr



even the pavement was fun....



yeah, made it back to camp without an issue. the show must go on.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #218
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friday early evening

here's jimmy lewis doing demo. for 2 years in a row we have been getting valuable riding tips....






blue is the new orange, nice....





jimmy likes to park his bike on unusual spots



having the 990 on the log, then get on it.....


yes....it's all about "balance"

time for a noob volunteer....dirt donkey



relax........



voila....






we all thank you jimmy for supporting this event, the encouragement you provided and the donations you gave.


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I was back but now I'm in front of the computer (oh what fun!)

Thanks for all the positive comments about the demonstration and the tips I gave out. And Finn for the awesome pictures. Did anyone see how the GS was the only bike stuck in the sand?

I wish the area was better suited for doing a demo so we could do more with volunteers as that is often the best way to see some of the drills work. My offer still stands to event participants if they have riding questions, PM me and I'll get back to you with some sort of an answer that usually starts with "slow down" or "stop" then...

Don't forget to look into land use groups like:

www.sharetrails.org (Blue Ribbon Coalition)
www.corva.org (California Off-Highway Vehicle Association)
http://www.stewardsofthesequoia.org/ (Stewards Of The Sequoia)

Join, participate, get involved and take ownership of your public lands and protect your riding areas.

And don't forget the Noobs Rally is just a great way to launch you into riding with a bunch of like minded riders. It shows you how some riders who were just Noobs a few years back remembered what it was like and felt like giving you a kickstart. Awesome event!

JIMMY

looking forward to see you and heather next year...

folks, here are awesome pics from finn. many of the participants took the weekend and the wednesday class prior to the event.

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Here's all the photos from the Jimmy Lewis ADV n00b Rally class, and a few action shots of Jimmy.
Anyone who took the class these are your photos to use as you please, I hope you enjoy. ;)

http://lostrider.smugmug.com/Motorcy...3242&k=M6XNw6d



















you still have time, there's a class coming up next weekend in pahrump.

http://jimmylewisoffroad.com/calendar/
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #219
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That was my holy $%^^ moment.
Thank you Joel, John for your help/guidance and showing me around.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #220
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That was my holy $%^^ moment.
Thank you Joel, John for your help/guidance and showing me around.
you did good. continue riding and you'll get there.


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i knew it, the moment i saw rob posted this pic....it's awesome.

congrats rob, it got picked as front page material this morning...


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Old 04-22-2013, 10:32 PM   #221
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friday night festivity


lining up for dinner, name tag and raffle tickets



our first event...bring your own fork and glasses.



shrimp and scallop pasta dinner...thanks pdpete and bertha for the seafood donation. you can see them serving too.



the lucky elfinos - cleaned up the raffle prizes









my apology to m1jeep and klrrob. we forgot about you. someone brought the pulled pork but too late when we found out who. i owe both of you a good dinner.


if you're satisfied with the food and service, feel free to contact nanette at http://partyworksfoods.com/

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #222
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if you're satisfied with the food and service...
Joel, I thought they did a great job!
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:54 PM   #223
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friday raffle. yes, it's correct, we had to split the raffle night into 2 nights due to lots of prizes to give away.

it didn't look packed since few dozens of riders are still on the trail or on the way home






bigtodd was the emcee



suspense building up






larry showing his new german tire pump - thank you tessitori



nice gift certificate for this lucky participant






when you're party starts to get dull....karma tequila is the cure (we found out sat night)...



more lucky winners waiting for their prizes



others didn't win but they get to laugh hard



we gave away about 60 prizes that evening, more to come, much much more on saturday night.

fridays was great. good riding, jl riding demo, awesome seafood dinner, raffle and camp fire stories....what else did we miss?
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #224
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Shrimps and scallop pasta were perfect for Good Friday dinner, great choice Joel.
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Shrimps and scallop pasta were perfect for Good Friday dinner, great choice Joel.
Friday dinner was great. Thanks to Pete for getting us the seafood.
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