I headed up with the intention of putting signage up. Even that turns out to be hard work. More clearing was also done. I purposely unloaded the bike (no clearing tools) and did one 24 minute run… which included about 2 minutes of obvious errors… so it’s not as long a loop as I’d like it to be :( …
A Chris ride, with Jammer and Devin in attendance. I just about missed this. I apparently dropped the EXC key while running errands in the van. After turning the house upside down I got on the DRZ and retraced my path in the van… and low and behold found the key.
I knew the guys were headed for Niki’s Nest, so I basically bee-lined it there. The (quick) ride out on Hank’s highway was through fairly hard hail. (Snowverload part 2!)
Fortunately I found them (leaving) at the top of the trail down to the Nest.
After that it was following Devin around, which pretty much ended after he took the group up some pretty technical stuff. (too technical?)
I certainly got a couple bruises and was darn sore by the time I got home. I did catch a good “autoclutches suck” rant on video as I failed to get up a steep bit, and instead did the roller coaster thing backward down it.
Having started late, instead of going straight home, I took a turn through the Oliphant area, which ended up with me scouting and clearing another extension to the endurance loop.
Talk about a changing weather forecast…Continue reading “2022/04/10 – Muir/East main with Rob – SNOW-verload”
Took the EXC back up to Oliphant (via the van).Continue reading “2022/04/09 – Oliphant on the EXC”
Weekend weather sucked, finally took the EXC onto dirt. A little rough just off idle, and suspension seems compliant off of jumps, but does not bounce. Lost the subframe bolts I forgot to tighten. Some exploring.