LT and I decided to take the boys out for a little rock tuneup before (hopefully) heading up to Moab next month. We headed out to an area that we both feel has the best hard-core technical rock trails in So Cal. LT took it easy on us today though as it's been awhile for the rest of us...... We hit a cool USMC convoy on the way out with lots of artillery, unfortunately, all Dustin snapped was a humvee.. Like I said, it's an unruly bunch, but they're family. What else can you do? Dustin about to take a ride on "el diablo negro". LT going to have fun on DP's WZ250F, Garret on his trusty WR450. LT heading up what he refers to as "Bill's Hill". Named for when I had to walk Gene's brand new xr4 down the rock ravine trying not to scratch it so he wouldn't know I took it up and slipped off the trail....oops. (Do I really need to say that it's steeper than it looks.) Uh-Oh, LT's getting out of shape.... And.....The hill wins on his first try. He did make it up on the 525, and almost with the WZ. I try to keep him humble though so I didn't take any of those pics. :-) We're into the tuneup now. Dustin wondering why in the #@%% there's so many rocks? The crew at the top of the goat trails. No incidents reported.... LT clearing a rock face followed by this stairstep. No problemo... Like father like son. Garrett clears it with ease.... LT offering dp a little pep talk on the finer points of rock blasting insanity. I'm not sure Dustin's buying it. Whatever he told him worked. Dustin went up and over with so little drama that I waited too long to snap the pic. I gotta admit that this hill kicked my butt. What I didn't know on the way up was that whatever mad skills I had before have turned into bad skills....lol. I bailed, but LT went for it. I feel better knowing he ended up off the bike though.... :-) More fun to come!