High Sierra 2017

80 riders this year, up from 65 last year!

 

We are all assembled and having a great time. Feel free to post your photos, video and stories.

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Awesome turn out so far and happy to be back as we missed last year. Broke in the R1100 GS on this ride and it performed Amazing. Yup, Kenda Big Blocks were a great match for the trails. Aired down to 28psi (thank you XLADV from a previous post). Here are some pics of our first day. We rode Lake Crowley which is nice loop that is close to Camp that Jason showed Dennis, Steve and I. Friend me on Rever@motochefarwi

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After that we headed to Bald Mountain. I took mostly Video so I have limited pics.

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It is so nice to ride with good friends that I've ridden with before at other Rallys. All were so good and helped me out as I was still getting used to "Oden". Actually Jason named my bike "Digger!" Name came from all the times that my rear wheel would dig in to the sand. I gotta remember that throttle.


Little pit stop at June Brewer and off we headed up to Th Log cabin. Awesome test of the beast. Some light technical sections, choose you line well. Multiple switch backs and inclines.The view is amazing at 9667ft. Get ready for a very long steep decent. Low gear and save your brakes. Thank you Jimmy Lewis, you would be proud! That's all for now, more smiles and adventure coming up!

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@Eric Hall

Eric, when your'e done w/ the ride. I'd love a straight up comparo of the AF demo bike vs. the infamous XLADV KTM 990 Adventure. I think many would love to know how a purpose build older bike stacks up to the newest tech from Honda. 

Awesome event! Have a safe ride home everyone! Maria and I had a blast! Thank you XLADV.

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We beat last year's number and raised about $4620.30 for Lost for a Reason.org!


I hope to get the professional shots Justin took up there in the next few days.


If you don't mind, please tag photos here on FB and Instagram with #xladv and #highsierra2017


Thanks again to all who came out to ride, socialize and support a great cause! Thanks also to Paul Costello, Jonathan Thomas, Mike Thomas, Jason Raster for making my job easier.


Thanks again to the following sponsors, without whom we wouldn't have been able to put on such a great event:


Konflict Motorsports, AltRider, Cyclops Adventure Sports, Into the Horizon Adventure Motorcycle Tours and Rentals, KLiM, ADV Addicts, Wunderlich America, Wolfman Luggage, Trailjammer Designs, Pacific Powersports, Sena, Clearwater Lights, BMW MOA, Motul USA, Seat Concepts, Outdoor Vitals and épiCO MoTo ADVentures
 

 

 

 

I thought I was quick with the videos!  That's really great!  I love that sunset footage over the camp.

Thanks for coming.  It was great seeing you again.

Thanks for a great time, Eric and all. The High Sierra Rally brought together some quality people who love to ride. I'll be back!

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We had a rider, Jeff C, go down on Friday with the Bakersfield crew.  He's in Bakersfield at Kern Medical Center now.  He won't need surgery and will most likely be transferred to another facility today for rehab.  Keith from Bakerfield is headed to Independence now to pick up his bike.  Word is he fractured his pelvis and some ribs after going over the edge of a corner and down a hill of some kind. 

Pics from my phone... can't wait for the professional pics!
Jonathan was so kind to offer me breakfast and it was amazing
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Arwi sporting his new #teamxladv shirt
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I think Loren took this?
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The Africa Twin sure had a lot of people curious!
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The group assembled to hear Mark from Klim
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Mark is a lot taller than me even
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Food/beer porn from June Lake Brewing
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This long soft uphill section stopped us all but I got the furthest!
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That OHV area between Mammoth and June Lake was amazing
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Billie had a nice dirt stache going
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We had a rider, Jeff C, go down on Friday with the Bakersfield crew.  He's in Bakersfield at Kern Medical Center now.  He won't need surgery and will most likely be transferred to another facility today for rehab.  Keith from Bakerfield is headed to Independence now to pick up his bike.  Word is he fractured his pelvis and some ribs after going over the edge of a corner and down a hill of some kind. 

Wishing Jeff C a speedy recovery. Keep us updated and hope he gets well soon. Sounds like he was with a good crew that he was riding with and hope he had some good help during the accident. I was not aware of the incident until the next morning at the riders meet up.

Good dirty fun!!!

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252 miles of slab to get to the event is not too bad.  Gotta love living in California because there is so much diversity from coastal riding, central, low desert, high desert and mountain passes.  Riding Big Bikes to these events is a joy because you can go the distance and then air down and get dirty.  Some good clips of our adventure to the High Sierra's 2017 event.  Make every mile count and make it your own adventure.   Ride your own ride! Part one shared with my best friend.  Great to have a support vehicle to carry all the gear! As always I took too much video footage  so I need to break it down to a few vids. Enjoy!

   

 

 

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Edited by motochefarwi

Incredible photos and video.  Sadly my work schedule prevented me from making this event, hopefully I'll be able to make it next year (any dates yet? ;) )

On 9/7/2017 at 8:33 AM, MtnRider said:

Incredible photos and video.  Sadly my work schedule prevented me from making this event, hopefully I'll be able to make it next year (any dates yet? ;) )

Always Labor Day weekend

Pics from Justin Coffey are just about done.  I've seen them and they're fantastic!  Here are some samples
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Hey @motochefarwi would you mind uploading your vid to YouTube or Vimeo and then replacing that mov file with a link?  It's like 300 mb and I doubt many will download it.  Thx

Pics from Justin Coffey are just about done.  I've seen them and they're fantastic!  Here are some samples
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Hey [mention=512]motochefarwi[/mention] would you mind uploading your vid to YouTube or Vimeo and then replacing that mov file with a link?  It's like 300 mb and I doubt many will download it.  Thx

No probs. I had trouble as you tube was preventing as it was ebbed. I'll try again.

@AoAdv  show how to go through a water crossing two up

Where at photos the the photographer guy took at the first river crossing in black canyon on they to white mnt.???

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