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We're Back!!!!!! Kennedy Meadows Round 2

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Well as the name says we're back at Kennedy Meadows for our second time this year. :worthy: We'll be riding two completely different loops from the ones we rode the last time we were here. Saturdays ride will consist of Mahogeny Creek-Rattlesnake Creek-Beach-Boone Meadow-Trout Creek-Sherman Pass-Cannell Meadow-Sirretta trail before doubling back to camp. The report will be a little bit different in that I didn't take any pictures until the half way point of this ride. In other words once we were heading back to camp. Joining in for the weekends fun will be Yours Truly (9lives), Jr (Turf Tamer), Eric (Orange Gold), Craig (Bellec), Paul (Paul_Arc) and new to the group Scott (HappytrailsInc).

Well you know how I said no pictures taken until the half way point of the ride?????:thumbsup: Well I lied since I managed to catch Eric on the ground as we're heading up the Beach Trail. :ride: And yes the only reason I got this picture is because his leg is pinned under the bike and he needed my help to get up.

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Well we're heading back now and here comes Scott.

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Eric

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Paul

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Craig

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Just looking ahead from where those last pictures were taken.

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At this point myself and Craig decided to play our little game of catch me if you can. :ride::banana::foul: I'll put a few quotes from another thread about what was going to happen on this ride.

Next up will be the quotes.

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No Jr he's going to need those filters. :ride: Even though he can't hang with you he's definitely fast enough to be able to stay close enough to me to eat my dust all day. :lol: Better bring your A game Craig me and my Husky feel like picking on a Suzuki. :lol:
Walt, I would hate to pressure you off the trails when you hear that Suzuki barreling down at your poor under powered, zip tied together Husky. I'll give you about 5minutes for your arms to pump up and you pull over to let me pass:smirk:
Okay that's it bring it on calling my Husky underpowered :banana: and zip tied together. :bonk: I get to pick the trail (because I'm quite a bit older than you) and we'll see how long it takes for you to pressure your way by. :worthy: I hope you like dust because your going to be eating some for a lot longer than 5 minutes. :moon: :moon:

Looking forward to another great ride up there. :thumbsup: Remember old age and treachery will over come youthful exuberance everytime. :lol:

Well in this picture I'm looking back after pulling over and having to wait for Craig. :foul: In all the years that we've been riding together this is the first time that I actually got to win our little game.:ride: Sure hope it's not the last.

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A whole bunch of trail shots.

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Next up will be a fun/tricky little section.

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Well here's Craig and he's going to show us how not to ride this section. :worthy::ride: :ride:

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My turn and I'm not really going to do it any better I'm just not going to fall over. :thumbsup: Hey wait a second isn't that doing it better. :banana:

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There goes Paul and Craig.

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More to come.

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Man, I have got to make it there SOON!

Join us the next time we head up. :thumbsup:

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Same spot as the last picture just no bikes to block the view.

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Here comes Eric.

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There he goes.

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Right by where I got my screen name. :ride::worthy::ride:

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Well we all knew it was going to happen it was just of matter of how long it would take. :thumbsup:

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Just looking ahead from the same spot.

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Further along and here comes Craig.

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Eric

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Just another trail shot.

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Eric

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A few more trail shots.

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More to come.

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Very nice thank you for the teaser! Should be up there this Friday, I hope. Turned in a request for a bunch of riding days off but my boss has been sitting on them evidently. But a few more picts in your RR and I'll be sick anyway on Friday so I won't be missin this trip:thumbsup:

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Just looking off to the side of the trail. Beautiful isn't it. :thumbsup:

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Group photo as we're having some lunch. From left to right are Paul, Eric, Jr, Scott and Craig.

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Just a picture of my two bikes.

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One of the views just looking out from where we're having lunch. :ride:

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Time to ride here's some more pictures just taken along the trail.

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Well we're now on the Cannell Meadow Trail.

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Eric

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A couple of trail shots.

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Eric doing a little tree hopping. :worthy:

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More to come.

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Hey Walt, you don't have to go through the water to avoid that tree any more. After I got stuck in the hole you guys dug:bonk: we moved the tree out of the way:thumbsup:

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Oh man, that was probably my favorite leg of the whole trip when we were up there recently. Or maybe it was Rattlesnake. Or maybe it was Jackass/Albanita/Broder in the rain....hard to say...

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Hey Walt, you don't have to go through the water to avoid that tree any more. After I got stuck in the hole you guys dug:bonk: we moved the tree out of the way:thumbsup:

That hole was there before anyone even came through there I think. Both sides of the log were about knee-deep with a good sized step on the exit when we arrived and saw no tracks going through it.

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Well in this picture I'm looking back after pulling over and having to wait for Craig. :ride: In all the years that we've been riding together this is the first time that I actually got to win our little game.:worthy: Sure hope it's not the last.

You got me fair a square:thumbsup: I did everything I could to try and hang and you came with your "A" game! I'll be asking for a rematch ASAP!

Well here's Craig and he's going to show us how not to ride this section. :ride::banana::foul:

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My turn and I'm not really going to do it any better I'm just not going to fall over. :thumbsup: Hey wait a second isn't that doing it better. :bonk:

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More to come.

You know how your bike likes to take dirt naps, well I found out on this trip my bike likes to be clean and decided to take a bath right there:banghead:

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Excellent Ride Report! Love to go there sometime!:thumbsup::worthy:

Let me know when you'd like to come down I'll give you a tour. Or better yet get together with Chad G and carpool down.

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Just some more pictures taken along the Cannell Meadow Trail.

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Group photo taken right at the Sherman Pass Vista. From left to right are Eric, Scott, Craig, Jr and Paul.

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Another group photo same spot just this time I'll actually get to be in a picture. From left to right are Scott, Eric, Jr, Yours Truly and Paul

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Well we're now on the Trout Creek Trail and somehow I don't think that's quite what I had in mind when I entered this section. :ride:

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Well we've now moved on to the Boone Meadow Trail and apparently things still aren't going according to the plan. I'm standing here trying to catch my breath after just having crushed the family jewels. :lol:

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Looking backwards from the same spot.

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Here comes Paul.

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Alright now this is starting to get out of hand here. :thumbsup: I don't think I moved all of ten feet before doing this. :ride:

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What the heck is going on here? That's on the ground three times plus a nut cracker all with in 1 1/2 miles????? :worthy: That's not a very good crash per mile rating is it? :banana::foul::bonk:

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Just the view looking out from where my Husky has decided to take a nap.

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More to come.

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As always Walt a great RR. And I believe everything you say that happens on your rides. Bummer I missed this one.Maybe next time.

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Well here's Craig and he's going to show us how not to ride this section. :worthy::ride: :ride:

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My turn and I'm not really going to do it any better I'm just not going to fall over. :thumbsup: Hey wait a second isn't that doing it better. :banana:

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There goes Paul and Craig.

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More to come.

Great stuff Walt, glad to see i'm not the only one that takes a bath @ KM

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