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post #1 of 6 Old May 30th, 2008, 11:51 pm Thread Starter
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Ride Report RTN 5/29-30

After getting a few errands and phone calls taken care of, I was out of the house at the crack of 10 on Thursday morning. My goal was more points for the RTN tour.

I shot up 88 for some locations for the passes & summits category. Carson Spur was the first. Just a light bit of snow was falling here. Not enough to stick on the road, though.


Carson Pass


Luther Pass


Now back down 50. Echo Summit.


After a late lunch at the St. Pauli Inn, I rode farther west on 50 to the Sly Park exit, then over to Mormon Emigrant Trail, and back to 88 once again.

After dropping in elevation westbound on 88, I turned off on Omo Ranch Road, to North South Road, and then rode a rutted fire road to the campsite of a couple co-workers. They’d hauled up their dirt bikes and quads for a few days on the trails. They had a spare bunk in the Toy Hauler. So I claimed it — after a night of adult beverages, bitching about work, and telling motorcycle stories around the campfire.



Paul cleaning his bike.



John: Paul says he look you up on that “other” board for a bit of friendly harassment.

Next morning my friends were off for more mud puddles. I was off to three reservoirs between 50 and 80 way up in the hills:

Stumpy Meadows


Hell Hole


French Meadows


The Forestry Roads that connect these are a blast to ride. I’d never ridden that far back before.

Came back out via Foresthill, then Auburn, and down 80. I stopped at A & S for a potty break and a free soda. Ted was too busy selling a motorcycle to talk too long but he did say I should post some pics. So --- I just did.

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post #2 of 6 Old May 31st, 2008, 12:43 am
 
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Wow, great report and pictures, Tom.
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[QUOTE=tlash] Just a light bit of snow was falling here. Not enough to stick on the road, though.QUOTE]

You should have been there on Tuesday evening around 6:00. I got snowed in and had to spend the night in Kirkwood, couldn't go up the hill, couldn't go down. Fortunately the son of a family friend works there and let me sleep on his couch. It was the second blizzard I had been in that day, first was at the top of Bristlecone Pines that morning. I can't believe I'm saying it, but I think I'm ready for the heat to start.

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Great ride Tom! Sorry I couldn't chat on Friday. Sold 5 bikes in the last two days. Gas prices must be good for business

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Great ride Tom! Sorry I couldn't chat on Friday. Sold 5 bikes in the last two days. Gas prices must be good for business
Ted's buying!

Nice ride report Tom. I better get busy!

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Ted's buying!
no no, Ted's selling

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