RR: Cannell



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G.T.

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http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html

Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
ride reports.

Greg

--
"All my time I spent in heaven
Revelries of dance and wine
Waking to the sound of laughter
Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
 
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gabrielle

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On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 21:32:24 -0700, G.T. wrote:

> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>
> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
> wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
> ride reports.
>
> Greg


That's gorgeous.

I love that group photo...what's JD standing on? ;)

gab
 
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Ride-A-Lot

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G.T. wrote:
> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>
> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
> wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
> ride reports.
>
> Greg
>


I've been in one of those hot rides and I ain't going no further at the
end deals. You guys look like a scene from My Bodyguard with JD
standing next to you.

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JD

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G.T. wrote:
> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>
> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
> wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
> ride reports.



No RR from me on that trail. I was thoroughly disappointed in most of
it, due to its being thrashed first by motos and then by skidiots. The
first section we rode was nice, as was past that big meadow and before
the skid-o-rama.

JD
 
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JD

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gabrielle wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 21:32:24 -0700, G.T. wrote:
>
> > http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
> >
> > Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
> > wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
> > ride reports.
> >
> > Greg

>
> That's gorgeous.
>
> I love that group photo...what's JD standing on? ;)



A midget's shoulders.

JD
 
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Sorni

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JD wrote:
> G.T. wrote:
>> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>>
>> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I
>> just wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put
>> up their ride reports.

>
>
> No RR from me on that trail. I was thoroughly disappointed in most of
> it, due to its being thrashed first by motos and then by skidiots.
> The first section we rode was nice, as was past that big meadow and
> before the skid-o-rama.


Now that's sad. It was great a few years ago, as I imagine Porter would
attest. (They really allow /motorcycles/ on that trail?!? Criminal.)
 
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G.T.

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"Sorni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> JD wrote:
> > G.T. wrote:
> >> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
> >>
> >> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I
> >> just wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put
> >> up their ride reports.

> >
> >
> > No RR from me on that trail. I was thoroughly disappointed in most of
> > it, due to its being thrashed first by motos and then by skidiots.
> > The first section we rode was nice, as was past that big meadow and
> > before the skid-o-rama.

>
> Now that's sad. It was great a few years ago, as I imagine Porter would
> attest. (They really allow /motorcycles/ on that trail?!? Criminal.)
>


My mind is a little foggy but I believe he said he didn't remember the
middle section being whooped out and torn up. I have to confess, I rode the
section between Big Meadow and Sherman Pass on a motorcycle in 1977 or 1978.
It was open then but ours were the only motorcycle tracks and we didn't see
a hiker nor any mtn bikers that day. The bonus section up to Sherman Peak
and the section from Big Meadow out to Kernville is closed to motorcycles.

Greg
 
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MTBBill

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G.T. wrote:
> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>
> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
> wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
> ride reports.
>
> Greg
>
> --
> "All my time I spent in heaven
> Revelries of dance and wine
> Waking to the sound of laughter
> Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons


Nice RR Greg. Here is my contribution.
http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm#2006

Just in case your reader does not support bookmarked links
http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm


I was a little bummed with the moto-damage as well in the upper
sections. It was not that bad in 2003. Of course JD got the full
experience of the damage by bringing along the rigid bike.

Here is the video from the ride. It is 9:10 minutes long and 70MB in
size.
http://www.mtbbill.com/videos/Cannell06-wmv

The camping was so nice, I think I going to take the family up there in
a week or so.

-Bill
 
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Dean A. Stepper

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"MTBBill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> G.T. wrote:
>> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>>
>> Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
>> wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
>> ride reports.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>> --
>> "All my time I spent in heaven
>> Revelries of dance and wine
>> Waking to the sound of laughter
>> Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons

>
> Nice RR Greg. Here is my contribution.
> http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm#2006
>
> Just in case your reader does not support bookmarked links
> http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm
>
>
> I was a little bummed with the moto-damage as well in the upper
> sections. It was not that bad in 2003. Of course JD got the full
> experience of the damage by bringing along the rigid bike.
>
> Here is the video from the ride. It is 9:10 minutes long and 70MB in
> size.
> http://www.mtbbill.com/videos/Cannell06-wmv
>
> The camping was so nice, I think I going to take the family up there in
> a week or so.
>
> -Bill
>


Spent three days riding that area last week. On Sunday, I was with a large
group that did the Plunge. The hike-a-bike GT talked about half way down
the Plunge was almost cleaned by a female (Joy) in our group. She walked
alot of the rocky sections but she hammered the uphills.

Pics...

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2702
 
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G.T.

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MTBBill wrote:
>
>
> Here is the video from the ride. It is 9:10 minutes long and 70MB in
> size.
> http://www.mtbbill.com/videos/Cannell06-wmv
>
> The camping was so nice, I think I going to take the family up there in
> a week or so.
>


I'm heading back up there the weekend of the 15th. Do some easy riding
with Kimberly and hike or ride out to the Needles overlook.

Greg

--
"All my time I spent in heaven
Revelries of dance and wine
Waking to the sound of laughter
Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
 
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G.T.

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MTBBill wrote:
> G.T. wrote:
>
>>http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>>
>>Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
>>wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
>>ride reports.
>>
>>Greg
>>
>>--
>>"All my time I spent in heaven
>>Revelries of dance and wine
>>Waking to the sound of laughter
>>Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons

>
>
> Nice RR Greg. Here is my contribution.
> http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm#2006
>
> Just in case your reader does not support bookmarked links
> http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm
>


Nice panos!

Greg


--
"All my time I spent in heaven
Revelries of dance and wine
Waking to the sound of laughter
Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
 
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G.T.

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Dean A. Stepper wrote:
> "MTBBill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>G.T. wrote:
>>
>>>http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html
>>>
>>>Much thanks to JD, Bill Porter, and Bill O'Neil for the photos. I just
>>>wanted to get a little taste out there before Porter and JD put up their
>>>ride reports.
>>>
>>>Greg
>>>
>>>--
>>>"All my time I spent in heaven
>>>Revelries of dance and wine
>>>Waking to the sound of laughter
>>>Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons

>>
>>Nice RR Greg. Here is my contribution.
>>http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm#2006
>>
>>Just in case your reader does not support bookmarked links
>>http://www.mountainbikebill.com/CannellPlunge.htm
>>
>>
>>I was a little bummed with the moto-damage as well in the upper
>>sections. It was not that bad in 2003. Of course JD got the full
>>experience of the damage by bringing along the rigid bike.
>>
>>Here is the video from the ride. It is 9:10 minutes long and 70MB in
>>size.
>>http://www.mtbbill.com/videos/Cannell06-wmv
>>
>>The camping was so nice, I think I going to take the family up there in
>>a week or so.
>>
>>-Bill
>>

>
>
> Spent three days riding that area last week. On Sunday, I was with a large
> group that did the Plunge. The hike-a-bike GT talked about half way down
> the Plunge was almost cleaned by a female (Joy) in our group. She walked
> alot of the rocky sections but she hammered the uphills.
>
> Pics...
>
> http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2702
>
>


Your group has some fantastic pictures, I especially like the ones of
the bikes and riders hanging out at Cannell Station.

BTW, you're a much better man than I. I can't imagine escorting such a
large group of riders with such varying skills down Cannell.

We only had a group of 4, and between my out of shapeness, Porter's
respiratory problems in the first half of the ride, and some small
mechanicals it was definitely a long day. Of the four of us only Bill
O'Neil was fresh enough to go back and do it again if he had had the time.

Greg

--
"All my time I spent in heaven
Revelries of dance and wine
Waking to the sound of laughter
Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
 
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Bill Sornson

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G.T. wrote:
> Dean A. Stepper wrote:


>> Spent three days riding that area last week. On Sunday, I was with a
>> large group that did the Plunge. The hike-a-bike GT talked about
>> half way down the Plunge was almost cleaned by a female (Joy) in our
>> group. She walked alot of the rocky sections but she hammered the
>> uphills. Pics...
>>
>> http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2702



> Your group has some fantastic pictures, I especially like the ones of
> the bikes and riders hanging out at Cannell Station.
>
> BTW, you're a much better man than I. I can't imagine escorting such
> a large group of riders with such varying skills down Cannell.
>
> We only had a group of 4, and between my out of shapeness, Porter's
> respiratory problems in the first half of the ride, and some small
> mechanicals it was definitely a long day. Of the four of us only Bill
> O'Neil was fresh enough to go back and do it again if he had had the
> time.


Did you guys get the "blast furnace" effect about 2/3rds down the Plunge?
All nice and cool (moderate), then turn a corner and WHAM -- hit in the face
with /really/ hot air that lasts the last two hours of the ride.

Bill "burgers -- or was it fried chicken? -- in Kernville" S.
 
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G.T.

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Bill Sornson wrote:
> G.T. wrote:
>
>>Dean A. Stepper wrote:

>
>
>>>Spent three days riding that area last week. On Sunday, I was with a
>>>large group that did the Plunge. The hike-a-bike GT talked about
>>>half way down the Plunge was almost cleaned by a female (Joy) in our
>>>group. She walked alot of the rocky sections but she hammered the
>>>uphills. Pics...
>>>
>>>http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2702

>
>
>
>>Your group has some fantastic pictures, I especially like the ones of
>>the bikes and riders hanging out at Cannell Station.
>>
>>BTW, you're a much better man than I. I can't imagine escorting such
>>a large group of riders with such varying skills down Cannell.
>>
>>We only had a group of 4, and between my out of shapeness, Porter's
>>respiratory problems in the first half of the ride, and some small
>>mechanicals it was definitely a long day. Of the four of us only Bill
>>O'Neil was fresh enough to go back and do it again if he had had the
>>time.

>
>
> Did you guys get the "blast furnace" effect about 2/3rds down the Plunge?
> All nice and cool (moderate), then turn a corner and WHAM -- hit in the face
> with /really/ hot air that lasts the last two hours of the ride.
>


Oh, yeah, and I'm sure Dean's group experienced it to greater effect
since it was much warmer this weekend. I'm really glad we went the
weekend that we did.

> Bill "burgers -- or was it fried chicken? -- in Kernville" S.
>
>



For us, excellent Mexican food, although for O'Neil the food wasn't very
hot when it arrived.

Greg

--
"All my time I spent in heaven
Revelries of dance and wine
Waking to the sound of laughter
Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
 
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Dean A. Stepper

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"Bill Sornson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> G.T. wrote:
>> Dean A. Stepper wrote:

>
>>> Spent three days riding that area last week. On Sunday, I was with a
>>> large group that did the Plunge. The hike-a-bike GT talked about
>>> half way down the Plunge was almost cleaned by a female (Joy) in our
>>> group. She walked alot of the rocky sections but she hammered the
>>> uphills. Pics...
>>>
>>> http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2702

>
>
>> Your group has some fantastic pictures, I especially like the ones of
>> the bikes and riders hanging out at Cannell Station.
>>
>> BTW, you're a much better man than I. I can't imagine escorting such
>> a large group of riders with such varying skills down Cannell.
>>
>> We only had a group of 4, and between my out of shapeness, Porter's
>> respiratory problems in the first half of the ride, and some small
>> mechanicals it was definitely a long day. Of the four of us only Bill
>> O'Neil was fresh enough to go back and do it again if he had had the
>> time.

>
> Did you guys get the "blast furnace" effect about 2/3rds down the Plunge?
> All nice and cool (moderate), then turn a corner and WHAM -- hit in the
> face with /really/ hot air that lasts the last two hours of the ride.
>
> Bill "burgers -- or was it fried chicken? -- in Kernville" S.
>

No there was an slightly overcast that made things bearable, not hot until
the last section to the highway.

Since it was my first time on that trail I welcomed the slow pace...time to
enjoy and take pictures.

We ended up with 31 people on the ride. Miracle no major problems.

Jeff (Jfish) from MTBR was a great guide the two days prior.

Dean
 
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JD

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Dean A. Stepper wrote:
> We ended up with 31 people on the ride. Miracle no major problems.



I'd say almost knocking oneself out like that one guy did is pretty
close to a major problem. It all seemed to be teetering on the edge
from the very first post. You all had The Man In The Clouds looking
after you that day.

JD
 
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dardruba

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G.T. wrote:
> http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html


It was that first pic that did it for me.

Just a campsite. Could be anywhere, any country, any hemisphere. Just camping gear, folding chairs, tent,
cooking gear, water, prepared day packs and so on, they could be there for any outdoor activity.
BUT I think it was the sight of that bike stand that got me all emotional.
I'm old and decrepit and cant ride much these days. I've worn out another pair of bedroom slippers just pottering about the garden.
I enjoy reading these posts in the same way I enjoy standing outside the lbs looking at all the shiny goodies in the shop window. Memories huh!

I think I'll go now and put some air in the tyres, just in case.
Mike
 
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MTBBill

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dardruba wrote:
> G.T. wrote:
> > http://www.2fortheroad.net/cannell06/cannell06.html

>
> It was that first pic that did it for me.
>
> Just a campsite. Could be anywhere, any country, any hemisphere. Just camping gear, folding chairs, tent,
> cooking gear, water, prepared day packs and so on, they could be there for any outdoor activity.
> BUT I think it was the sight of that bike stand that got me all emotional.
> I'm old and decrepit and cant ride much these days. I've worn out another pair of bedroom slippers just pottering about the garden.
> I enjoy reading these posts in the same way I enjoy standing outside the lbs looking at all the shiny goodies in the shop window. Memories huh!
>
> I think I'll go now and put some air in the tyres, just in case.
> Mike


To add to that, on the other side of that log in the pictures is a
trail that you could take for miles and miles....:)
 

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