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Sorry it took a while, 6 months...to finish this.

Gifford Pinchot in Washington is the Super Bowl of moto off road riding, but The Snake Pit is "Hallowed Ground"...

I needed to put my 100% best effort into this video, have thought about it for months, needed the right motivation and time to do it....RIGHT.

Hope you like it, it cost me 3600 miles, a ruptured achilles, and countless hours of work!

 

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I had such a great time. You guys were also outstanding company and very courteous to an out of state outsider. 

Hoping to revisit Snake Pit in my 2018 Spring trip that will take me to Oregon and Cali first, AZ, then NM, with Moab as a finale. 

 

 

 

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Great video from an ex Federal Wayian

15 minutes ago, stevethe said:

The wife says your a video master. 👌

You're. Someone was goin to......figured why not me this time!

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good to see thumpers doing  well. That sand looks like it is hard to ride in.  I noticed that at barstow, the sand would suck me into it and I could not float on top it that well.   Unlike NorNev sand, its easier to stay on top

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My takeaway from my visit to Snake Pit was;

  • This is 4 stroke country, you need deep broad power, not a narrow powerband of a two stroke
  • Tubliss required, at zeroish psi, and if not the recommended MB5, then may as well just bring a sand tire!
  • Take any extra weight off the bike that you possibly can
  • Don't argue, if a Donkey Person says "do this for best results...." just shut up and listen then do...
  • You are not going to do well here unless you have experience in steep loose material and crossing various extreme enduro, so practice/do that before showing up
  • This place requires repeat visits, determination, and a lack of ego. You WILL suffer, and you WILL be humiliated....
  • The people here are very good, they got game, they got attitude, but they are damn fine people
  • Might wanna avoid a first visit in 80 degree plus weather.... suffering does have its limits...

 

Just wish I lived a bit closer! But hey, two days of driving ain't so bad...

 

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Good, now wait for my post ride top ten take away list.  Will be very different.

  1. Take a crap at the restaurant before you come out here. No trees to hide behind
  2. Loose 20 lbs and buy a lighter bike. I am big n heavy and that soft deep n dry quick sand will dog me all day
  3. I actually may do ok for 4O feet now and then :thumbsup:
  4. ........
  5. ......
  6. ........
  7. cookies anyone?
  8. I need to go back to gorman :cry:

 

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58 minutes ago, stevethe said:

The wife says your a video master. 👌

I think when you say "I had it" and your son says "no you didn't..." Is too damn funny!

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12 hours ago, mitchb said:

The blowout on hamster hill - I did that :)

<img src="https://thumpertalk.com/uploads/emoticons/default_smile.gif" alt=":)" srcset="https://thumpertalk.com/uploads/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="16" height="16">

I remember hearing that! 😂

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My favorite part was when the"Boy" was coming down the trail and Tiger was forced off it. 

At first in was the Washington state politeness that hit me.. "Why did you do that, SIR".:lol: For most, it would of went, "What the FUGG are you doing!"

Then Boy's reply to Tiger's claim that he had that climb. He said "No you didn't":lol:

After meeting the "Boy" yesterday, I appreciated that scene even more. LOL

 

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On 11/10/2017 at 7:54 PM, rbernardi said:

Great video from an ex Federal Wayian

You're. Someone was goin to......figured why not me this time!

I was too polite ... but I thought about it! lol

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On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 8:34 PM, bigbob said:

Good, now wait for my post ride top ten take away list.  Will be very different.

  1. Take a crap at the restaurant before you come out here. No trees to hide behind
  2. Steve says "Buy a sandwich you will need it........"
  3. Loose 20 lbs and buy a lighter bike. I am big n heavy and that soft deep n dry quick sand will dog me all day
  4. I actually may do ok for 4O feet now and then :thumbsup:  I did get 40 yards into the doorstep to the gate! 
  5. Please remind me not to come here again to ride with these Pro Riders, I never learn.
  6. There are some good bigbob capable play areas too as we came in the easy way, but it's a long route and we just stayed on the jeep trail......to get to the pit
  7. WOW  Triumph and Impossibles........huge steep, and the Donks come down into the bowl after crossing many steep loose mountains and canyons like gladiators crossing the Italian alps on the way to the coliseum
  8. cookies anyone?
  9. I need to go back to gorman :cry:
  10. though it is fool hardy to ride with these guys, they still always got your back ! 

 

edit!!  my top ten

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5 hours ago, YZ Yankee said:

My favorite part was when the"Boy" was coming down the trail and Tiger was forced off it. 

At first in was the Washington state politeness that hit me.. "Why did you do that, SIR".:lol: For most, it would of went, "What the FUGG are you doing!"

Then Boy's reply to Tiger's claim that he had that climb. He said "No you didn't":lol:

After meeting the "Boy" yesterday, I appreciated that scene even more. LOL

 

Actually, that is The Boy's father SteveThe on that Yamaha. So, the father son thing is hilarious....both very very good riders, I'm nowhere near that league.

I had a conversation with SteveThe at the end of the day, and he said they'd never been seriously injured, and never been into racing. I will not forget that conversation, it was interesting to hear his experience. For anyone that hasn't met The Snake (aka SteveThe), you'll be glad you did. 

The riding in the vid done by me, is on the Husq 300 on mostly girly shit. At one point, The One rides my bike up and down a hill, a couple times with the fork cam, then the facing cam.  

 

I must admit that I sent Bob a text the day before the ride and warned him that you guys are all actually really nice guys...

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4 minutes ago, TigerTanker said:

I must admit that I sent Bob a text the day before the ride and warned him that you guys are all actually really nice guys...

yeah lotta good that did me...;).  this time my ride gear was not torn or broken, but I did bend my thumb back and turned my knee on my crashes.  I never had any injuries either, but I see how easy it is to land hurt.   My left knee is sore as I turn to one side today, and cant really squat well yet without falling over.  But it's ok, just sore from being turned.  

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2 hours ago, bigbob said:

yeah lotta good that did me...;).  this time my ride gear was not torn or broken, but I did bend my thumb back and turned my knee on my crashes.  I never had any injuries either, but I see how easy it is to land hurt.   My left knee is sore as I turn to one side today, and cant really squat well yet without falling over.  But it's ok, just sore from being turned.  

You did great Bob. I was behind you for a bit and was thining just that as you rode through some g-outs followed by off camber sandy hills.

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