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Old 09-17-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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the barf rally from different perspective

I rode up with a group and at lunch there were murmurings of not wanting to ride into yosemite valley because it was too hot!?! Come on people, the destination is the nevada desert!! (BTW, the valley was a scorching 85 degrees ) They decide they were going to ride straight thru and pound the super slab playing postcard tourist while passing right by all the good stuff to see.

I knew right then it was time to fly solo and begin another infamous "luckett ride". I found a couple of foolish souls (Supah Dave/espionage101 and Mark/unkeldunkel5) who wanted to follow me. We had a great ride and saw things most people rode right past.


We had awful dog burritos in Groveland. Should've had the dog BBQ...





As we stop to snap a pic, Dave says "Can we get down there?" I say, "Let's go!"



Within the city limits of SF.







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If You don't know diddly about how it is safer to have your front wheel up at least a tiny distance off the pavement, while turning, so there is no risk of losing traction, there, where there is no traction to lose, And you are turning with the rear wheel...Then by all means, go slow enough so Your risky behavour, doesn't get overwhelmed...
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literally turning on a dime, is often best done on One wheel.

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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For some reason I had to take a leak after snapping these pics





The bat cave






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Old 09-17-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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Looking forward to more of your "different perspectives". I'm glad to see someone had the sense to want to explore and take pictures.

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:21 AM   #4
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While Supah Dave and his pie riding posse were having a two hour breakfast, Mark and I decided to take the dreaded car eating back way into the manufactured ghost town of Bodie. It was a 50 ft. wide gravel superhighway...until me made the wrong fork.

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Along the way we found a real ghost town, Aurora.







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Old 09-17-2008, 10:26 AM   #5
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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The trail started to get worse and I decided to make sure we were on the right route. We were off, and I gave Mark (who was riding an FZR600 beater) the option to turn back or continue. To his own detriment we later find, he said continue.







Did I mention that Mark is a badass mofo? No pie on this ride bitches!





This where he got pinned under his bike after an off.



Back upright and ready to roll.

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:46 AM   #8
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We had to get down there



Looking back to where we came from once we got down there





Coming

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I hit this 6" deep sandwash coming over that crest at about 50mph and almost had a mouthful of sand.

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Sweet, sweet pavement!



The "ghost" town of Bodie. I felt like I as at Disneyland... Although it did make for some good pics.
















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Mono Lake

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You know the Olmstead Point overlook that everyone stops at to take the postcard pic? It overlooks Tenaya Canyon which leads into Yosemite Valley from the north. I decided to hike into it from Tenaya Lake.

Hidden Lake. Yes, that's what it's called.

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It was about a 5-600 ft. sheer drop off of this ledge.

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Little Yosemite Valley

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Cathedral Lake

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Tenaya Lake from the back side as seen from Cathedral Lake.

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Bambi



Cathedral Peak



The road back home.



Pie was available along the way, but this was not that kind of a ride...





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