Welcome to the QuadCrewRiders website
 
HomeRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Cold KNob 6-18-11

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:33 pm

Got a late start but left here about 1 pm heading to Cold Knob. Still exploring areas we have not ridden before. Got in a quick 60 miles in about 4 hours riding. Saw about 1000 chipmunks, 1 large snapping turtle in a mudhole on top of Cross Mountain, a couple large hawks, several deer and this guy


P6180007 by gbobbrown, on Flickr

We were coming up over the spoil piles and there he stood just watching us. Stood long enough for me to grab a quick photo before he ambled off over the hill.


P6180005 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


P6180009 by gbobbrown, on Flickr

So much beauty on the mountain.


P6180006 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


P6180012 by gbobbrown, on Flickr

We were having a great ride until we were caught be a torrential downpour. We could see the rain coming and barely had time to get our rain suits on before we were hammered with rain.


P6180011 by gbobbrown, on Flickr

I ran into Gumps luck on the way back. We were riding at a pretty good clip in the rain when I smacked a rock and knocked three holes in my right front bighorn. Its pretty well shot as there is one large hole right next to the rim.






Last edited by G Bob on Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:53 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
Sportsman

avatar

Posts : 856
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : Wild and Wonderful

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:51 pm

Looks like a good time was had, except for the late rain storm. Very Happy I would like to get a picture of a bear one time while riding, but probably never will. lots of wild flowers up on the mountain too.

Did we really need a picture of your underwear??? Rolling Eyes
Back to top Go down
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:53 pm

Heheheh ..thats what Jo said Sportsman. I just wanted to get across how wet we got LOL
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
Tumbleweed

avatar

Posts : 614
Join date : 2010-08-26
Age : 63
Location : Eastpointe, MI

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:53 pm

The guy that took the Yooperland video has a 900 RZR XP. He has Pitbull tires 8 ply rating. Growlers I think.

BTW video is back up. Check other thread. He only got the tires the Wednesday before the ride, but likes them so far.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Back to top Go down
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:58 pm

Watched the video while I was waiting for Jo this morning Tumbleweed. I've already ordered two new front bighorns. I think the rock I hit would have flattened about any tire. I heard the rock whack the rim so I knew I was in trouble. Mananged to make it back to the truck without plugging it but it was flat as we were strapping them down. I thought it felt a little squirrely coming back down the dirt road.
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:10 pm


P6180015a by gbobbrown, on Flickr


todays ride track
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
gump

avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2010-04-30
Age : 41
Location : millerstown PA

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:34 pm

Got to be careful with these fragile bighorns. Hitting Anything other than cotton balls or marshmellows will do you in every time.
Back to top Go down
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:39 pm

Well I ruined 2 terracross radials in one year so I went to the bighorns. Around 3500 miles on them and granted I have a few plugs in my back tires but this is the first one I've ruined
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
gump

avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2010-04-30
Age : 41
Location : millerstown PA

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:52 pm

Hopefully heading down that way thurs-sunday, to cowen wv. to ride. north of where you rode today.
Back to top Go down
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Well if you're coming that far Gump you may as well slip over and ride with us one day Smile

We put in another 72 miles on the mountain today. Had a rain shower early in the day which made for no dust and cooler temps for a perfect days ride. Had to put the dunlops back on my grizz for todays ride and I swear I think they ride smoother than the bighorns. Didnt seem to jar you as much when you rode over tree limbs. Doubt they would be very durable at 2 ply but maybe they are so soft they wouldnt puncture...only compress Smile
and maybe that deer flew up on that power line.

Someone has opened one of our old favorite trails off Beckys run so it was a pleasure to ride that again. Ended the day with an extreme trail back over the mountain. Had to spot Jo in a couple places and ran into a fallen tree 1/2 way up one of the steepest sections but once I got it cleared the grizz clawed its way right on up the hill. I dont know whether I pucker more when I ride something steep or watching Jo come up it but she did a good job and I was pleased with the grizzs performance.

So now we just wait for the brown truck to bring us more toys for the toys next week Smile

Until next weekend...ride baby ride

Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
Tumbleweed

avatar

Posts : 614
Join date : 2010-08-26
Age : 63
Location : Eastpointe, MI

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:54 pm

What's the next "Toy Story"???
Back to top Go down
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:47 pm

Well we have a set of 25 inch bighhorns ordered for her quad. A set of 26 front bighorns for mine. A stand up gas can holder for my 2 gal rotopax gas can and I have to figure some way to mount the chain saw on my quad. A little time with my hand saw today reminded me I dont like to leave home without my Stihl Smile
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
wacker

avatar

Posts : 4054
Join date : 2010-01-30
Location : S/C PA

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:04 pm

G Bob wrote:


P6180011 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


That Grizzly looks really good now... Very Happy

Nice Pictures and Cool Ride Report...

Back to top Go down
G Bob

avatar

Posts : 1472
Join date : 2010-02-02
Age : 60
Location : Frankford,WV

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:32 pm

and you will be happy to know that Jo rode 72 miles WITHOUT putting gas in her quad LOL when we were going up the steep hill at the end of the day it was flashing E but I assured her she would be alright.
Back to top Go down
http://www.brownsphoto.com
Tumbleweed

avatar

Posts : 614
Join date : 2010-08-26
Age : 63
Location : Eastpointe, MI

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:03 pm

I've put 96 miles on my Grizzly in Canada on one tank. It was flashing for 18 miles before we got to where we were spending the night and getting gas.
Back to top Go down
wacker

avatar

Posts : 4054
Join date : 2010-01-30
Location : S/C PA

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:52 am

WAY TO Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Ruger

avatar

Posts : 1634
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : Off the Grid

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:32 pm

Back to top Go down
giddyupgirl

avatar

Posts : 880
Join date : 2010-02-09

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:31 pm

See, wasn't that bigger gas tank worth the cash Exclamation Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Prairie Pounder

avatar

Posts : 984
Join date : 2010-02-05
Location : Go Bucks!

PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:01 am

Congrats on the Grizz's and the bear pic. The flower pic too.

Yamacliner's aren't just easy on the body, they are also easy on fuel. Wacker and I squeezed out 100 miles on ours during a UP ride.

Please keep the reports coming!

Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Cold KNob 6-18-11   

Back to top Go down
 
Cold KNob 6-18-11
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
QuadCrew Riders :: Riding Areas :: Favorite Trails-
Jump to: