We had just three of us Jon, Rob and I. It rained as usual. This is Jon on his Honda XR 250R.
Rob on his KTM 450 EXC
Sylvia let me borrow her XT 350 for the day.
Some of these trails were brand new with most of the brush still in them.
Jon in the good stuff. This was part of this years "Sparkplug Enduro".
Rob on the big Katoom.
Big bikes are a handfull on these tight, twisty trails. Rob did great.
This here is real single track, just a little mineral Earth showing in all that green brush.
The trails thru the clear cuts were very tight, and doubled back and forth for miles.
A particulary hard old root combination. The best line was to the right of Jon's position where the roots were closer together.
Jon attacks the roots.
Rob's got it here. Good momentum and the front tire just clears the top of the root.
Jon on a really fun trail just West of the _____ road in the secret forest.
Now what is this? sort of "lets send them zigzaging thru the logging mess"?
This is why it takes 6 hours to ride 22 miles.
Rob coming around the last log.
Holy cow, another rider!!!....
Two other riders! These guys were the only other bikes we saw all day, after leaving the trail head parking. We later took care of them so that the secret forest & trails remained just that.
The last log jump before Jon took us on the bush whacker trail.
Just a little 2 foot log, laying at a 45° angle to the trail with big spike things sticking out to impale you if you screw up. No sweat Rob. That's it folks.
This picture is from April 29th ride, one week following the last venture into the secret forest. Jon C. on his Honda XR 250. We rode 35 miles on a fine, sunny day.
Danny trying to get his DR 350 up this nasty little "V" shaped ditch of a trail.
Danny praying to the "Trail God" to intercede on his behalf.
Motorcycles don't like to start after being upside down.
Jon C. again
Danny dragging a leg for balance. Danny was awesome on the big DR.
Jon, Danny, and Jon C. on a trail where you can actually see the ground.
Danny, Jon (with head cut off) and parts of Jon C.
Jon C. giving some pointers to Danny about praying to the secret Trail Gods.
Last picture. Not sure what we are looking at, Danny had a small oil leak which was just a lose fitting.