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« on: March 08, 2012, 08:51:43 AM »

So after back to back snows that totaled 21 inches I plowed and shoveled for a couple days and along with some spring like temps, melted a path from garage to road. KLR Ken and myself on my Husky did a lil dualsport ride. All of the trails were to deep,  
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01948.jpg Ken ended up walking the KLR out of the woods and back up a hill, sorry Kenny!
 So with the trail option nixed it was onto the roads.
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01950.jpg
Which offered varying traction from almost clear to water covered ice to 3,4 inches of soft snow/slush on top of ice
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01951.jpg
We stopped for a break and video check at Carney falls on the N. branch of the Pike river.
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01958.jpg
Me an Kenny.
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http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01957.jpg
A Bald Eagle that's been around the river all winter did a nice fly by.
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01955.jpg
The roads just got worse from here. It was a constant battle to stay upright as you'd break through the crust and fight loosing the front end.
I watched Kenny get away with some amazing saves, and also the one he didn't save!
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o117/Hinterlan/DSC01962.jpg
At which point we started heading back. It was tougher going getting home because the temps in the upper 40's had softened up the roads even further.
It was great to get out for a springish ride Smile
Enjoyed a nice O'so Brewery DANK, post ride.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 07:08:09 PM »

Forecast here for today is 101F ... but just reading your post has given me cold chills!  Bigsmile Time for a coffee I think.

Thanks for the ride.

Bruce
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