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Yesterday I rode up a single track that I’ve not used for quite sometime, it’s been a favorite of Fred and I. Well, I didn’t make it far, my KLX and I were quickly stopped where the single track turned into a mud pit.

After packing several layers of rocks in the deep mud in front of both tire, and draining the water from the puddle, in was only able to advance a few inches. I gave in and called Fred. Thankfully he was in the area and came to my rescue. Good man!

It took the both of us about another hour of more draining, more rock packing and finally the both lifting the front tire free from the suction and weight of the encapsulating mud.
 

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Major kudos to Fred!
 

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Suppose I could have left Adam baking in the sun doing his Lawrence of Arabia imitation...”Get up camel, we must ride to the oasis!”
 

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Besides we have too much fun together playing in the mud. Nothing a little hose off won’t cure. Looks like Adam tried to cross what looked like a high drier ridge between two soupy zones only to have the ridge liquify beneath him.
The soup to either side was deeper than our boots making working on the bike a messy but comic festival as we stumbled around.
We drained the swamp a bit and pulled enough mud of a pudding consistency away from wheels to then try to break stiction.
Finally able to spin the rear tire liquified things out back nicely but the front tire was more uncooperative. We ended up using 1" webbing strap under rim then over my shoulders to lift wheel enough so Adam could insert rocks underneath. This allowed more power from leg muscles without hurting back...same technique for lifting a refrigerator since both of us could not free the bike bent over lifting together. Sometimes have to use the brain before using the back.
 

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Suppose I could have left Adam baking in the sun doing his Lawrence of Arabia imitation...”Get up camel, we must ride to the oasis!”
Adam, (and the rest of us) are lucky to have someone like you willing to help when needed...to almost anyone.

Fred, just curious but how far are you willing to travel? :p



 

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If that is a tributary to the Owyhee Admiral I think I'll pass.:p looks like nasty sticky mud there.
Besides I get into enough trouble just chasing Adam. That guy is fearless!


That was along the Carson River where I was trying to show Adam some hot springs usually visited by whitewater boaters.
 

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Don't know if my mini-pick and shovel could drain that swamp , but I'ld try!
Reason I came to Adam's aid is that I'm supposed to officiate a wedding ceremony for him next month.
While it is the Best Man who traditionally is responsible for getting the Groom there in time I just knew the beautiful Bride would kill me if Adam showed up mud caked & too dehydrated for the honeymoon.
New title should be Fred,d.d.s. -doctor of dumb stuff
 
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