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From our High Sierra exploration ride, July 2006.

Just What can you do with an Adventure Bike ??

Mad Mike on his R1200GS, up in the High Sierra at about 10,000 feet.

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My friend Dale helping Mike get through the rocks....

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Gotta love single track on an Adventure Bike !!

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I'm on the 950 here.......

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Mad Mike continuing on the loooong downhill section

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A washed out canyon, on the way into the White Mountains near Bishop, CA., from July 2006.

This was perhaps the most difficult riding I've done so far on the 950.....

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Dale helping me out.......

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One more for the "Beasts"...

When I didn't know any better... :lol:

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Deep in the Dulzura "pink gate" area... end of the road!

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Old 1875 Stage Route northeast of Barrett Junction.

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Pre-skidplate. First bottoming out on the DL650. Lucky spot to hit. Lunar Crater, NV.

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The packmule takes 2UP to 11,800 feet on Engineers Pass in CO. Riding the snowmelt the whole way up was like riding in a little stream at times.

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NW Nevada. A deep little nasty that was the end of the road for all 2WDs... and for that matter, all but one 4WD we saw beyond that point. Lisa scavanged us up a 2x6 that I am lining up on.

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Randy-

Great pics. The last ones remind me a bit of the Big Bear rock gardens.

I am soooo looking forward to riding the Sierras ya know.

Craig, awesome pics of the big guy in the snow. Thats a whole new ballgame in the white stuff. Anybody else play in the bit we had on the DD the other week? I couldnt help myself.

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More from this ride...........

A washed out canyon, on the way into the White Mountains near Bishop, CA., from July 2006.

This was perhaps the most difficult riding I've done so far on the big bikes....

Mad Mike on his R1200GS, with Dale as the spotter....

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Dale with his hiking stick, assisting Mike....

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Yours Truly on the 950

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I am soooo looking forward to riding the Sierras ya know.

Mesc, I will be in touch with BLM and Forest Service to find out about organizing a Dualsport Ride in that same area next year.

So, if it's a go, I will be going up this summer to prerun and layout trails. I'll be posting invites on the forums.

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Randy great pictures!! :) Now, I understand challenge is fun!! but, it seems like extreme challenge to me on your adventure big bike... is this also fun?? :lol::lol::blink:

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Now, I understand challenge is fun!! but, it seems like extreme challenge to me on your adventure big bike... is this also fun?? :lol::lol::blink:

Yep....sometimes we get our ass kicked, but always afterwards we say, "wow, that was awesome" !! To me, it's overcoming the challenge. I always look back at these tough rides with nothing but great memories.

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I am soooo looking forward to riding the Sierras ya know.

Mesc, I will be in touch with BLM and Forest Service to find out about organizing a Dualsport Ride in that same area next year.

So, if it's a go, I will be going up this summer to prerun and layout trails. I'll be posting invites on the forums.

WOO HOO!

You cats on those monster bikes are C-R-A-Z-Y! I can't wait to wotness it first-hand :lol:

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Brett and I rode a Nasty trail called the John Bull trail in Big Bear. Here are a few pics.

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Brett is Crazy when it comes to Gnarly trails :lol:

Toona

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Brett and I rode a Nasty trail called the John Bull trail in Big Bear. Brett is Crazy when it comes to Gnarly trails :lol:

Toona

God that's funny!

You know, before you posted I was looking at those photos, but decided they didn't compare to "Radical-Rad".

That was a great trip! I remember mustering up the courage for that vertical drop. We regretted not taking pictures of the REALLY TOUGH STUFF , but it's indelibly imprinted in my mind. I wanna go back, dude ...

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John Bull, Gold Mtn..... those trails are a blast. Some parts of the trails I'd look back and laugh that I made through that gnarly terrain. Theres good stuff up there.

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I want to be clear - The purpose of these photos is to show the hypocrisy of our so called "President" ... Such a wimp!

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Hail to the Chief!!!

John Bull trail took me by suprise. Next time I will have nobs and not Death Wings.

I'm thinking May for round 2!

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Hail to the Chief!!!

John Bull trail took me by suprise. Next time I will have nobs and not Death Wings.

I'm thinking May for round 2!

You let me know ahead of time.... I'm in.

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Check out my post in the MO thread "self evaluation" about wanting to do more "most difficult" stuff to improve the skills.....I Wanna try stuff like that and those places!

as we would say back in my native New England (" Southie" Boston a proud Irish "HOOD"):

"WICKED!"

Thanks for the posts and the pics!

Aaron

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Here's a few more pics from a ride off of S2

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Water can be gnarly too

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Of course the reason we ride trails like these is to have fun

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A couple of gnarly spots from our 2010 Troy Meadows trip.

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This is a shot of myself scoping out some yuckies on Granite Broder trail.
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