Spangler Oct. 10th RR

SRAD97750

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RIDERS Spangler weekend! Located in the beautiful So Cal Desert.
Rolled in around 9:30PM saturday night, unloaded and promptly wicked up a fire. Ice cold tecate and a night sky full of stars, I slipped off into a pre-ride delirium. I have to admit, sleeping out in the back of a truck under the clear night sky is one of my favorite parts of camping.
Oddly enough, nature was silent. Absolutely silent. No bird, coyote, wind, leaves, or cricket sounds at all. Nothing... kinda eerie...

Sunrise fire and a quick geocache run on the motos prepped my mind and joints for the days ride. Then, Mike jumps out of the truck and twists his already delicate knee... "No riding for me today," he proclaims IMMEDIATELY. Sadface. He said he would putt around camp while we were gone. So, he didn't get to ride with the group.
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9:30 and off we (group of 6) went down alot of sand washes and sand trails. Across a dry lake bed to the Husky Memorial. Maybe 15+ OHVers at the memorial, and apparently lots of new stuff. Down a long sand wash, through some cool rock canyon formations.

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Everything was wide open 5th gear desert romping. My WR is just awesome, just eats up the sand. Wish I had left the final drive a little higher... pinning 5th and constantly looking for my imaginary 6th is less then satisfying. My GPS said 75MPH top speed, while Jeff (bolt) got 82MPH+ without sweating the 525. Next time Jeff...

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Looped back across parallel trona rd. and back to camp. Apparently 62+ miles with the throttle cranked. I used almost all 3.75+gal tank. Had plenty of reserve in the backpack, but almost got to fumes in the tank.

Kicked back, had a steak sandwich (thanks), and a shasta cola for a half hour. Refueled and headed out with my brother mike. He was feeling slightly better. We hit 5 miles of hill crest including some really whooped out hillclimbs, which is a great time. Had a quick wheelie competition with mike (he won) and generally rode like a fool.

GoPro Wide (std def) got it's first run this weekend. Camera angle came out great. I threw together a 3 min video of what I ended up with. Sometimes it was taking pictures when I thought it was recording, and recording when I thought I had stopped it. So, got next to zero good video of the ride. Next time, I'll push the right buttons...
PLEASE WATCH IN 480p for best quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC7AwP4_zYs

MUSIC - Now It's Overhead - 6th Grade Roller


THANKS FOR INVITING US TO THIS RIDE EVERYONE! WE HAD A GREAT TIME!
-BIG DAN:thumb:
 
good thing you had a big tank :thumb: geocaching kinda sounds fun on a moto did you leave something in the box? If i only had a gps i would cruz around and put some cool stuff in the boxes :banana:
 

SRAD97750

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I have found a bag of pot in the wood box north of "Bridge to Nowhere" in the azuza canyon. It looked pretty old, so I didn't try my luck.
My "leave behind" is typically guitar picks. Geocaching is fun... Not alot in green sticker legal areas. Most are Backpacking distance. Great fun.
http://www.geocaching.com/
-BIG DAN:thumb:
 
I have found a bag of pot in the wood box north of "Bridge to Nowhere" in the azuza canyon. It looked pretty old, so I didn't try my luck.
My "leave behind" is typically guitar picks. Geocaching is fun... Not alot in green sticker legal areas. Most are Backpacking distance. Great fun.
http://www.geocaching.com/
-BIG DAN:thumb:
ive never done this geocaching thing but you just sparked my interest :lol:
 
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