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Adam's Ranch, Smithville Feb 23

RollingJ

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Another great ride is in the books.

In attendance:

RollingJ
GreenEggsandHam
Fejjtable
Vinny
_RG_
2smokeDS
Electrified
MedicJeff
JT
Mudclod
R-man of 237
Unknown Rider


The trail was as prepped as it was going to be, and we rode the heck out of it. I'll leave the commentary to the peanut gallery.

My vids will be edited tomorrow and posted post-haste.

Now it's time to spend time with the wife!
 
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Thoroughly enjoyable day! :thumb:

Much appreciation to RollinJ and Greenegg&ham for laying down some great tracks.

*As much fun as a FULL day of riding dirt truly is - visiting with the crew, seeing - and benefiting from - the friendship and comradery of these folks still astonishes me.* :clap:
 
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And away we go!!! :rider:

Arrival 8:30ish...

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We were moving promptly at 9.

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"Who, me? You lookin' at me?!" :shock: :lol2:

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Tight and loose (huh? :scratch:) .... and very steep! :eek2:

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Nice sunny day for a hike. :sun: Some of us missed the turn at the bottom of that hill so I think RollingJ walked down there and re-ribboned it. There were several tracks you could take but the one I took left me at a very steep dead end. :lol2:

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Oops, sorry Mudclod, couldn't zoom out fast enough. :doh:

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This is actually my KDX, Mud's just holding it for me. ;-) I think he got this on vid. :rofl:

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Cool pitside troubleshooting on Vinny's fuel pump. :thumb:

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That little red wire owes Vinny a beer. :doh: He was back in action 15mins later! :clap:

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RJ said "Let's go ride the Rock Garden".
Us "OK".
:brainsnap 'Rock Garden' wound up being an understatement! :loco: :lol2: Mind you, these pics show 0 (ZERO!) grade. :shame:

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A much needed rest.

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Onward....

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Lotta fun guys, seeya again!

R :flip:

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Nice pics, funny how pictures won't show elevation! Guessing they didn't get much rain?
Thanks, but it appeared that they got their fair share of rain recently. :lol2:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18WrguCluiY"]Adam's Ranch 1 - YouTube[/ame]

For the most part it was pretty gravelly out there so it dries out quick, the only places we saw mud were in the very low areas and the creek bottom (as per the above vid).
 
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Good shots Rman, we had a great crew, huh! [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vysvoRPl4Bo"]Adams Ranch Smithville - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Thanks again for letting me ride with y'all yesterday. It was a blast for sure! Rman, I see you posted a pic of me after I got back up off the ground (rock). Thanks for cutting me some slack and thanks all for getting my bike off of me. Too much fun!
 
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Thanks again for letting me ride with y'all yesterday. It was a blast for sure! Rman, I see you posted a pic of me after I got back up off the ground (rock). Thanks for cutting me some slack and thanks all for getting my bike off of me. Too much fun!
:welcome: Unknown Rider!! :clap: Trust me, you'll fit right in to this group. :rider: But, the idea, mind you, is to get the :photo: while the bike is still ON the ground! :haha: :rofl:
Again, welcome and we hope to see you again. :thumb:
 

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When I said to Mudclod that the bike would be cleaner at the end of the ride than at the start, I had forgotten about the mud bog on the way to the Rock Garden.

I remembered as soon as I saw it, but just pinned the throttle and danced across it. Sorry guys! :trust: Somebody said that they were sure I was going to eat it, but if felt great to me. I made 4 crossings on the bike for the day, and 2 on foot. _RG_ holds the record at 15.

On the last hot lap of the day I realized I was missing a turn just in time to make it, so I hammered on the brakes, came to a full stop, and promptly fell over on the downhill side. My downhill foot was still on the peg so I sort of slapped the ground like a whip- knee, hip, torso, hands. I extricated myself from under the bike as Unknown Rider pulled up, and I dusted myself off. My throttle was very hard to turn and sticky, but I made the rest of the lap by the force of sheer will.

Washing the bike this morning (that was a job!) I decided to tear into it to find the problem. It turns out that the return throttle cable smacked onto something when I went down and had a weird offset kink that was binding right at the adjuster. I was able to straighten the cable casing and then lube the cable and I'm back in business.

I didn't get as good of video as I wanted this time. I'll work with what I have sometime today and hope to get it posted tonight.
 
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What has this guy got so much to smile about?
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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjZcazIbEk"]Adams Ranch Trails - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Looks like I gave Sam a dirt dirt shower..

Completely unintentional, I swear!

Great pics and videos guys! Wish my camera mount had been cooperating...
 

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Looks like y'all had a great time, thanks for the videos and pictures. Next time...
 
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That place has a lot of potential for fun! Can't wait to return.
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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB1xmOUow7w"]Up the Hill - YouTube[/ame]
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Rman is a hillclimbing fool! [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Jbp2vRL88"]Rman's Wild Ride - YouTube[/ame]
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I'll be cutting more trail on the north side over the next few months. It's just a matter of finding the time. You can bet that there will be elevation and rocks. I think I can get at least another 1 1/2 miles out of the place. There are a few corners I want to move on the existing trail as well. Something tells me I will be buying more orange flags.


I'll hope to find some new lines through the Rock Garden that let you determine your level of punishment. I was out there today (looking for my license plate) and saw a lot of possibilities.

I still have not made it clean through the 'Mossy Boulder' line. I've come close, but have not made it yet. On the last ride we brought out chainsaws and cut those lines. I was too tired to even try it that time.

I think I'm going to cut some more trail and ride a little bit next Sunday morning, starting early and ending by 12 or 1.

I could use one or two guys to help cut and burn in...
 
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Burning new trail in can take time but will pay off. I believe a couple riders found a thorn patch. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5oMD_rCvPM"]Bustin' Brush at Adams Ranch - YouTube[/ame] [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dwogLSTk8s"]Rock Garden - YouTube[/ame]
 
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We found Rman a machine he could conquer! Lot of action in the pits.
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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdAisE5cEBs"]Up the Hill 2 - YouTube[/ame] [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRwX0WTOnrk"]Stuck in the Muck! - YouTube[/ame] [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnJ09l-9_2Y"]End of the Tunnel! - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I mentioned working/riding this Sunday a few posts ago. I'll do that another day.

I'm going to ride Bastrop this Sunday morning so I can make it home by 12.
 
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