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California Purgatory the Knuckleheads and riding with Shane Watts

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Well as the title shows the Knuckleheads are back at Purgatory and this time we have the pleasure of having Shane Watts riding with us. Joining in on the fun are Yours Truly (9Lives), my two sons Jr (Turf Tamer), Eric (Orange Gold), Steven (Adrenalinewarfare), Samir (SXP), Dave, Travis (Travis 22) and the guest of honor Shane.

Here's Jr's video of what we rode to get to this section.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/some-more-single-track

First technical climb of the day and it's featuring Travis.

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There goes Eric.

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Getting ready to head on down.

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Jr's video for this section of trail. Hey Chad you out there???? This is where I nail my foot on your rock.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/fun-little-trail

Travis

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Here's the video for this section.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/pick-line-steven

Steven

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Where we're heading.

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Here comes Larry.

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Just looking out at the trail.

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Samir, Dave and Travis watching the show that Shane and Jr are putting on.

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Here's the video link showing what they were watching.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/shane-watts-making-me-look-bad

Jr's second attempt at this section.

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Samir taking the alternate line like most of us did on this section.

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This was Jr's third attempt and this picture is taken right after he had gone out the front. :smirk::cheers::smirk: He's also getting a little coaching from Shane on how to do this section. :moon:

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More to come.

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Eric using the alternate route.

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Jr off to the side as Dave takes his shot at this section.

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Jr's got it this time. :moon:

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That section is a lot nastier than the pictures are showing. Of the nine riders on this ride only three Shane, Jr and Dave made it. Most of us didn't even take a shot at it. :cheers:

Just a couple of trail shots.

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Steven

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Travis and Shane.

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Eric and Jr.

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Shane, Steven, Jr and Travis.

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Shane and Steven.

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Jr

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Travis taking the alternate route.

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Here's the video for that section.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/some-more-single-track

More to come.

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:cheers::applause::smirk::applause:

Bravo!! Glad you had time to get the camera out this time. I always enjoy your RR's.:moon:

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Those rocky sections are a lot more challenging than I would make or feel comfortable with. The one you said only 3 of nine made it does look tough in the picture to me.

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Larry and he's going to try the same line that Jr had just taken.

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Not quite getting the same result. :p I'll give you a thumbs up for even trying it Larry :moon: I just opted for the alternate route.

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This next downhill section makes me tuck my tail between my legs every time we ride it.🤣 Here we have Travis bulldogging his way down it which is what most of us did. Only Steven, Shane and Jr rode it from top to bottom. :smirk: :smirk:🤣

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Here's the video for this section.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/descent-shane-watts

Jr with Larry in the background.

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Conga line with Steven, Dave, Shane, Jr, Samir, Eric, Travis and Larry.

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Larry

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Shane giving Travis a helping hand by riding his bike through that section for him. :cheers:

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Samir on the rocks taking pictures as Steven, Shane and Jr head on up while Larry looks on.

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What that trail looks like from the top looking back down it.

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Here's the video for that last section.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/descent-shane-watts

More to come.

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:cheers::applause::smirk::applause:

Bravo!! Glad you had time to get the camera out this time. I always enjoy your RR's.:moon:

Glad you enjoy the reports. The only reason I didn't take any pictures on my last ride with Steven is I knew that I was the weak link in that ride. I didn't want to hold him up any more than I already was going to by stopping to take pictures.

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The beginning of what we call Jr's trail.

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Travis heading in.

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A couple of trail shots taken on Jr's trail.

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Larry heading up.

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Travis

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Just another trail shot.

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Travis yet again.

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Here's the video from Jr's trail.

http://www.vholdr.com/video/sss-shane-watts

And then there were six. At this point in the ride we lost Steven, Shane and Travis. Steven and Shane to a previous commitment and Travis to a rear master cylinder which had broken in half.

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Where we're heading.

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Eric and Dave.

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Now Samir.

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Larry and Samir.

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We're now at what we call the Chute trail and that's Dave and Samir heading up it. We're also now down to four as Jr's gotten a front flat and himself and Eric have opted to just head on back to the trucks instead of fixing it. :moon:

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A nasty little hill climb right here and Samir does make it on the rematch. :cheers:

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Looking back at where we had just come from.

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Dave and Samir.

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More to come.

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I bet Shane Watts made all the sections look easy!!

He's always been one of my favorite riders!!

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I bet Shane Watts made all the sections look easy!!

He's always been one of my favorite riders!!

Mine too. :cheers:

Here's the question though....were there any sections that forced a stumble? Fall? More than one try?

It seems at those speeds(stop 'n go) anybody can fumble...Just wondering :moon:

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Looking backwards again at what we had just ridden.

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Larry

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Dave

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Samir

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Just looking out from the trail.

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Larry heading on down as Dave looks on.

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Dave

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Samir

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Ouch :smirk: and that's exactly what I end up doing when I try that section. :moon:

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Hey wait a minute here Samir didn't you just do that. :smirk:🤣 Must be taking lessons from me and my Husky. :cheers:

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More to come.

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Mine too. :cheers:

Here's the question though....were there any sections that forced a stumble? Fall? More than one try?

It seems at those speeds(stop 'n go) anybody can fumble...Just wondering :moon:

:smirk:

Well this section took Jr four tries to make it. Dave also took numerous tries before making it.

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Even Shane took two tries to make that section.

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Underway again.

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Safely at the top now.

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After ending up underneath my Husky on that same section that Samir had crashed on I decided to go this way instead.🤣

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Larry :p and that's the same spot that got Samir in that second crash in this section.

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Just another trail shot and that's Dave in the picture.

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Last picture of the ride report and it's of a nasty little down hill section.

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After that downhill we decided to head on back to the trucks. Overall a great days ride. Great company and the pleasure of getting to ride with Shane make for an experience that's hard to beat. Unfortunately while most of us loaded up to head home Samir and Dave opted to do some more riding. The end result was Samir ended up taking a nasty crash and will be out of action for some time now. :cheers::smirk: :smirk: To everyone on this ride it was a pleasure as always. :moon: Samir heal quickly buddy looking forward to your comeback ride.🤣

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Underway again.

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Safely at the top now.

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After ending up underneath my Husky on that same section that Samir had crashed on I decided to go this way instead.🤣

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Larry :p and that's the same spot that got Samir in that second crash in this section.

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Just another trail shot and that's Dave in the picture.

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Last picture of the ride report and it's of a nasty little down hill section.

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After that downhill we decided to head on back to the trucks. Overall a great days ride. Great company and the pleasure of getting to ride with Shane make for an experience that's hard to beat. Unfortunately while most of us loaded up to head home Samir and Dave opted to do some more riding. The end result was Samir ended up taking a nasty crash and will be out of action for some time now. :cheers::smirk: :smirk: To everyone on this ride it was a pleasure as always. :moon: Samir heal quickly buddy looking forward to your comeback ride.🤣

Oh shit! That sucks. Sorry to here Samir.

I know exactly how it went though. You were so excited to get the bike out of 1rst and 2nd gear that you got going a little faster then you should have on a turn or something. That's my best guess any way.

Hope you are OK. Heal up quick !

Some nice shots there as usual Walt!

It was great to meat Shane too. Great guy!

How are the toes doing Walt? You gonna be able to get around at work OK?

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Oh shit! That sucks. Sorry to here Samir.

I know exactly how it went though. You were so excited to get the bike out of 1rst and 2nd gear that you got going a little faster then you should have on a turn or something. That's my best guess any way.

Hope you are OK. Heal up quick !

Some nice shots there as usual Walt!

It was great to meat Shane too. Great guy!

How are the toes doing Walt? You gonna be able to get around at work OK?

Oh crap, is Walt sticking his toes in places he shouldn't again?

From some of the post times, it appears he might be playing hooky:smirk:

Samir, sorry to hear about the mis-hap. Heal up quickly

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Mine too. :cheers:

Here's the question though....were there any sections that forced a stumble? Fall? More than one try?

It seems at those speeds(stop 'n go) anybody can fumble...Just wondering :moon:

:smirk:

Shane actually did plop over on LT's favorite down hill.

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I bet Shane Watts made all the sections look easy!!

He's always been one of my favorite riders!!

Petty much, but he was a very low key guy, in fact on most of the ride he hung towards the end of the pack.

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great report walt. and like I always say, "hopefully I can make the next one":thumbsup:

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Oh crap, is Walt sticking his toes in places he shouldn't again?

From some of the post times, it appears he might be playing hooky:smirk:

Samir, sorry to hear about the mis-hap. Heal up quickly

Oh shit! That sucks. Sorry to here Samir.

I know exactly how it went though. You were so excited to get the bike out of 1rst and 2nd gear that you got going a little faster then you should have on a turn or something. That's my best guess any way.

Hope you are OK. Heal up quick !

Some nice shots there as usual Walt!

It was great to meat Shane too. Great guy!

How are the toes doing Walt? You gonna be able to get around at work OK?

Well I didn't make work yesterday since my foot was purple and swollen. Went to urgent care this morning and had it x-rayed and it doesn't show anything broken. :moon: Although the doctor did go and look at the x-rays a second time after examining my foot.

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