Marty Backe

Southern California - Cogswell Dam for 22Apr2017

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19 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

@Rehab1 - you need to do this to your ACM

It is already on the agenda. I ordered a more knobby profile tire for hopely better off road handling. Just need to get the ACM running again!

 

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14 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

It is already on the agenda. I ordered a more knobby profile tire for hopely better off road handling. Just need to get the ACM running again!

 

But that's a wimpy 2.125" tire. You need to go full-on 2.5" :D 

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We have four confirmed riders for tomorrow (Saturday): @captainwells, @jrkline, @Ando Melkonyan, and myself. Remember that it takes about 30 minutes to get to the parking area (where you need a pre-paid $5 parking pass to avoid a possible $100 ticket) from the 210 & 605 freeways. So plan your travel time accordingly so that we can be riding as close to 9am as possible.

It'll probably be cool as we start and very warm near the end. Bring extra water and energy food if you like.

A reminder that there is zero cell phone coverage in the area. Because of this we will start the ride by 9:30 if anyone is missing since it's impossible to know if you couldn't make it at the last minute, had a flat tire, etc. Hope to see everyone tomorrow. It's going to be a very fun ride, particularly the outgoing ascent where we will be the first EUC riders to ever make that trip :)

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1 hour ago, Marty Backe said:

We have four confirmed riders for tomorrow (Saturday): @captainwells, @jrkline, @Ando Melkonyan, and myself. Remember that it takes about 30 minutes to get to the parking area (where you need a pre-paid $5 parking pass to avoid a possible $100 ticket) from the 210 & 605 freeways. So plan your travel time accordingly so that we can be riding as close to 9am as possible.

It'll probably be cool as we start and very warm near the end. Bring extra water and energy food if you like.

A reminder that there is zero cell phone coverage in the area. Because of this we will start the ride by 9:30 if anyone is missing since it's impossible to know if you couldn't make it at the last minute, had a flat tire, etc. Hope to see everyone tomorrow. It's going to be a very fun ride, particularly the outgoing ascent where we will be the first EUC riders to ever make that trip :)

Are you starting out in the same parking lot that we started out on April 1st and then going up to the dam the same way that we did?

If you are, I'd be tempted to do that part of the ride with all of you (and then just ride back to my car by myself), but I have to be somewhere later so I wouldn't be able to do the whole ride past the dam.

(I picked up 8oz of the Slime for tires with tubes but haven't put it in the wheel yet. Maybe put it in the tire in the parking lot just before riding?)

Allen

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2 minutes ago, abinder3 said:

Are you starting out in the same parking lot that we started out on April 1st and then going up to the dam the same way that we did?

If you are, I'd be tempted to do that part of the ride with all of you (and then just ride back to my car by myself), but I have to be somewhere later so I wouldn't be able to do the whole ride past the dam.

(I picked up 8oz of the Slime for tires with tubes but haven't put it in the wheel yet. Maybe put it in the tire in the parking lot just before riding?)

Allen

Hopefully everyone will visit the link at the top of this page where information is provided on exactly where we will be meeting. And to directly answer your question, we are starting at the same parking lot.

However, this time we will be riding to the peak on the south side of the mountain ridge and returning along the route that we took on the 1st. The ascent will be mostly in the sun so it's best to do that part in the early morning when it's cooler. As you know the canyon part of the ride can be chilly so that's best done closer to noon time.

I have a conservative nature so I wouldn't put slime in my tire just prior to a remote ride. It can be a little messy, you're taking apart the valve stem - something could go wrong, you obviously need a means of filling the tire, etc.

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27 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

Hopefully everyone will visit the link at the top of this page where information is provided on exactly where we will be meeting. And to directly answer your question, we are starting at the same parking lot.

However, this time we will be riding to the peak on the south side of the mountain ridge and returning along the route that we took on the 1st. The ascent will be mostly in the sun so it's best to do that part in the early morning when it's cooler. As you know the canyon part of the ride can be chilly so that's best done closer to noon time.

I have a conservative nature so I wouldn't put slime in my tire just prior to a remote ride. It can be a little messy, you're taking apart the valve stem - something could go wrong, you obviously need a means of filling the tire, etc.

I have a portable air compressor/car jump starter that I use to fill tires.  I'd leave it in my car.

 

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36 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

Hopefully everyone will visit the link at the top of this page where information is provided on exactly where we will be meeting. And to directly answer your question, we are starting at the same parking lot.

However, this time we will be riding to the peak on the south side of the mountain ridge and returning along the route that we took on the 1st. The ascent will be mostly in the sun so it's best to do that part in the early morning when it's cooler. As you know the canyon part of the ride can be chilly so that's best done closer to noon time.

I have a conservative nature so I wouldn't put slime in my tire just prior to a remote ride. It can be a little messy, you're taking apart the valve stem - something could go wrong, you obviously need a means of filling the tire, etc.

On Google maps, the one that's labeled "Rincon-Shortcut OHV Trail" ?
(That's the one that you're taking out first?)

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3 minutes ago, abinder3 said:

I have a portable air compressor/car jump starter that I use to fill tires.  I'd leave it in my car.

 

You're good then if you really want to do it remotely.

@captainwells needs to get back early afternoon, so I'm going to try and keep the pace up on this ride (we did a lot of resting and took awhile to get going on the last ride). So my intention is to complete the ride by noon.

Just now, abinder3 said:

On Google maps, the one that's labeled "Rincon-Shortcut OHV Trail" ?

 

Just now, abinder3 said:

On Google maps, the one that's labeled "Rincon-Shortcut OHV Trail" ?

Thank's the one. I've already ridden the first few miles of it.

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1 minute ago, Marty Backe said:

You're good then if you really want to do it remotely.

@captainwells needs to get back early afternoon, so I'm going to try and keep the pace up on this ride (we did a lot of resting and took awhile to get going on the last ride). So my intention is to complete the ride by noon.

Wish I could go on the whole ride, but I will have only about enough time to go to the Cogswell dam and back.

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14 minutes ago, abinder3 said:

Wish I could go on the whole ride, but I will have only about enough time to go to the Cogswell dam and back.

If you go for a ride maybe we'll bump into you while you're out there :)

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Man sounds fun, but I can't make it. Not sure my ACM's battery would last anyway.

Have fun though!

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Guyss i just realized its a 50min drive for me. Ill be a little late. 9:20 ish. Please dont leave meeeee

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Marty did you guys make it down?? 

Call me as soon as you get reception.

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17 minutes ago, Ando Melkonyan said:

Marty did you guys make it down?? 

Call me as soon as you get reception.

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That sounds like there was a problem.  

Hopefully, everyone is okay. 

My ride on the north side to the dam and back went good.  I finished my ride (16 miles total) and pulled out of the parking lot by 11am. 

 

Allen

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Wow, you guys had quite an adventure!  I bet that got picked up by the local news, with the helicopter rescue and all.  16 hrs, whew!  

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4 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Your story telling makes me laugh Ando :roflmao:  Yes, since I'm tying this, I did make it out, found by a Helicopter and Search & Rescue. 16 hours after leaving home, I got back.

I'll post a 'story' tomorrow (Sunday) that explains the madness that happened to me. Jeff has a good story to tell too, and your's sounds great too. I can't wait to here the full story of what happened to you.

This was an EUC ride for the ages that fortunately now we'll all be able to laugh about in the future.

I'm never taking my damn Monster on mountain trails like that again. And please, nobody tell me again how a Monster can climb nearly as good as the ACM - give me a break ;)

Makes me even much happier that I stayed on the north trail instead. 

I'm glad everyone is okay. 

Allen

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@Marty Backe Was this the infamous 3rd fall you jokingly expected? Hope you aren't hurt. Well, looking forward to when the story goes up.

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2 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

@Marty Backe Was this the infamous 3rd fall you jokingly expected? Hope you aren't hurt. Well, looking forward to when the story goes up.

The never occurred to me (until now). But you are absolutely correct :thumbup:  This qualifies for sure.

Not hurt, but now that it's the next day every single muscle in my body is in pain. When I weighed myself I had lost 4 pounds since yesterday.

More to follow...

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10 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Your story telling makes me laugh Ando :roflmao:  Yes, since I'm tying this, I did make it out, found by a Helicopter and Search & Rescue. 16 hours after leaving home, I got back.

I'll post a 'story' tomorrow (Sunday) that explains the madness that happened to me. Jeff has a good story to tell too, and your's sounds great too. I can't wait to hear the full story of what happened to you.

This was an EUC ride for the ages that fortunately now we'll all be able to laugh about in the future.

I'm never taking my damn Monster on mountain trails like that again. And please, nobody tell me again how a Monster can climb nearly as good as the ACM - give me a break ;)

AMAZING. Glad everyone returned in one piece. we need @Marty Backe 's story. hopefully some video footages to come along.

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Sounds like a good story (sorry Marty). So there was an actual fall (sounded like maybe just exhaustion or a broken wheel). Looking forward to the "California Mountain Drama" thread. @Ando Melkonyan Don't forget to post your part there too.

Was it really that dangerous, couldn't you just have walked back in the worst case (well, except Marty probably)?

1 hour ago, Ando Melkonyan said:

They couldnt belive that we had made it all the way up the mountain and back down almost to the 2 frewway on "that thing!?!?"

Haha!

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Not to preempt the other thread, but: @Marty Backe, don't forget to tell us what your wife currently thinks of your wheeling;) Until then, get better:thumbup: The worst should be over now...

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