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    BW200 on the Rubicon

    Since I was waiting on parts for the TW, I loaded up the Big Wheel and spent 4 days with friends up at the Rubicon. On day one a friend and I headed in through "gatekeeper" and made our way to the "bowl". After meeting up with some friends coming out, we decided to venture further to Ellis Creek bridge to enjoy a refreshing cool off in the creek before heading back to loon lake camp. Just before the bowl, I smacked a rock and bent the rear sprocket so bad it bound up and stopped the bike. Luckily with my friends cressent wrench, I was able to tweak it back good enough to make it back to camp. The next day, we rode again but I the sprocket kept bending back. Bummed I forgot to throw the spares in my truck, I parked the bike and rode and drove with friends the next couple days and still had an epic time.
    Gatekeeper, (used to be much more difficult)
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    Letting Craig pass by at Gatekeeper
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    The "Bowl"
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    Craigs 40 and my bike at the Bowl
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    Ellis Bridge, time to hydrate.
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    I have to get a go pro an post up video of the next trip for sure!
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    Such a cool little bike the BW is. Having both BW & TW, you are a lucky guy.
    Great pix.
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    That looks like a fantastic trip, even with the bent sprocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big6Lug View Post
    Since I was waiting on parts for the TW, I loaded up the Big Wheel and spent 4 days with friends up at the Rubicon. On day one a friend and I headed in through "gatekeeper" and made our way to the "bowl". After meeting up with some friends coming out, we decided to venture further to Ellis Creek bridge to enjoy a refreshing cool off in the creek before heading back to loon lake camp. Just before the bowl, I smacked a rock and bent the rear sprocket so bad it bound up and stopped the bike. Luckily with my friends cressent wrench, I was able to tweak it back good enough to make it back to camp. The next day, we rode again but I the sprocket kept bending back. Bummed I forgot to throw the spares in my truck, I parked the bike and rode and drove with friends the next couple days and still had an epic time.

    I have to get a go pro an post up video of the next trip for sure!
    Yes, video. Do it!



    Awesome
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    Admiral, this slick rock granite bowl is one of the lower ends of the Rubicon Trail right outside of Loon Lake. This could be a group ride destination with a much greater chance of luring NorCal riders out for an adventure. One need not attack the Rubicon’s boulder gardens if mellow cruising on a tankful of back road pavement touring many sub-alpine lakes seems more attractive.

    I bet we could lure Mel here.
    The paved drive/ride in form Hiway 50 is a joy in itself, I’ld ride that with Mel and others any day.loon_lake.pngHiking - 2012 Loon Lake Panorama Right.JPG
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    So many excellent choices. Hard to decide isn't it? Since this area and the Moon over Mono proposal is about the same distance (ish) for us we would be open to whatever attracts the most amount of riders. We're good with whatever.
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