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yet another ride with perfect weather. Met up with JimmyD2, Magnus, erac, and squad_3670 around 10 this morning for some wayne national riding. I was elected to lead the group. Got out permits and gas and started out toward the parking area past carbon hill. Arriving there were quite a few people already riding, but we found some space and unloaded without any problems. After gearing up we started riding back towards dorr run via the low line, this is where things start to get interesting. The normal huge ruts and mud were replaced by even larger ruts and mudholes. Myself and squad_3670 became stuck in one, took many minutes of pushing and spinning to get out. To get around some huge mudholes I opted to take off up a rather large hill off to the side of the main trail. Long story short I ate it on the uphill. On the downhill side it was much steeper than I had thought, I took a chicken path while everyone else blazed on down the steep part. Continued on and finished the loop back towards the bridge, erac and squad_3670 had some more difficulties on one hill with a gas line in the middle of it. Decided to take a break for a lunch/bench racing session. Then started back toward new straitsville until we got to some really messed up trail where I again ate it. Turned back around and headed back out for dorr run, but this time taking the high line out to 278. Rode out that way until I got us sufficiently lost and we turned around. Heading back from there Magnus curled the rim on the raptor and had to finish the treck back to the trucks riding on a flat. I had another blonde moment and started up a trail that I should have known the raptor wouldn't make. We had to then lift the massive beast up over a rock ledge to continue on our way. Somewhere along the line squad_3670 had a good crash and did some damage to his foot, possible fracture. All in all it was just a great day, I think everyone was beat by the time we got loaded up. Great ride, good people, and good weather to top it all off, doesn't get much better.
 
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I agree, it doesn't get much better....Well, maybe it would be better if it were not for the severe case of monkey butt and the 21/2 hr drive home.
 
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Re: Wayne National

Amen, Jeff. The day was perfect. All injuries, crashes, and vehicle damage aside, the riding was a blast. We're all praying that Magnus only has wheel damage and nothing more, besides, is there ANYTHING that can truly harm the RAPTOR?

So props out to smb_racing for being our tour guide of Wayne National. We'd have gotten lost for sure without him. It's one of our specialties. I would also like to apologize for whining and b**ching while the raptor was being carried up a hill, but my foot HURT BAD!!! :( It's still swollen and painful but my half-baked medical skills tell me no fracture. I'll have to see how it does tomorrow. It's my own fault for hotdogging behind Magnus on his shattered rim. Somebody smack me if I ever utter the words 'freestyle' or 'mad skills' again. I think maybe I should get a mountain (pedal) bike...

So thanks again smb_racing and let's shoot for Perry County sometime!
 

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ah shoot, I forgot to mention Kurt, probably because he's not on DRN. He rode pretty well actually, did he even hit the dirt once? Bill I've got an awesome pic of you wheelie-ing over that big rock, I'll put it up as soon as Tripod starts cooperating :)
 

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Thanks Jeff!

Nice ride report and great job at showing us older folks around. ;)

I thought the ride was fantastic and other than the dust, that might have been the most fun trails I've been on. I didn't make it out unscathed however, I woke up to a nice flat front tire this morning. Guys, how do you fix a flat tire? :scream:
 

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aww man, these photos do not do that hill justice. Also they aren't really good quality, but that one of bill looks mighty impressive :)
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man I'm ticked, tripod totally screwed me out of my images, they won't load "remotely" now. I'll have to find another way to do it.
 
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aww man, these photos do not do that hill justice. Also they aren't really good quality, but that one of bill looks mighty impressive :)
Are you able to see the look of excruciating pain on my face in the picture?:o
 

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alright, I've defeated the dreaded tripod. I had to place them in my student account here at OU. It's terrible that you can't even put photos in free webspace anymore :(
oh well here goes.
Here's Jimmy
As well as Bill
hopefully that worked correctly this time :think
 

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You almost have to stay in the rut going up that hill. We found some tighter trails last time I was there. One was at the bottom of that hill by the pond. Was gonna go sat BUT won't have the bike back together.
 

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what'd you do to your bike now dennis? I'll post another pic tonight of the raptor, I had a dum bass attack and started up over the rock and forgot he was back there, we ended up lifting the raptor over the rock to continue on our way.

70 marlin, the trails aren't all that tight, it's great riding though.
 
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In case anyone's interested, I'm able to walk now after 4 days of ice, elevation, and ibuprofen. The foot looks pretty awesome with dual tones of brown and blue. I should put a picture of THAT on the forum.. :)
Aside from leaking the usual 100cc of fork oil, the RMX a.k.a. The Stallion, is in good condition. And yes erac, I finally washed it! I was afraid the dirt and goo were the only things holding it together.
I'm putting my vote in for Perry County on Sun Jul 29, Sun Aug 5, Sat Aug 18, or Sun Aug 19.
 
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I like the sound of August 5th, the weekend of the the 18th is my parents anniversary.

Squad_3670, good job on cleaning the "Stallion", you wanna come down and clean mine now.

smb_racing, Yea any luck posting the Raptor, I think I'm in that pic.
 

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ah shoot, forgot all about putting it up. I'll do that after I get home tonight. I have yet to wash my bike, the crud appears to be multipying on my engine cases :eek:

good to hear you can walk again squad_3670, and how about Sunday July 29?
I work every other weekend so that's my off weekend :)