Posted by: caryandjohn | August 12, 2013

Bungee Brent’s Backroads Bash

We met up with our friend Brent and his wife Anna and a bunch of other motorcycle people to ride around on the fire roads in the national forests up around Long Barn … Brent and Anna have been organizing this ride for six years …

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Out to eat at Kelly’s Mountain House …

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While we were eating we saw Tegan, Chuck and Ryan ride by on their way to meet family at Virginia Lakes … they just happened to pull over in front of the restaurant to put on warm clothes … so we ran out and got this pic …

Here’s a link to Ryan’s blog about their trip …

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Brent, leading the rider’s meeting …

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Cary gets her roll chart into order …

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We got lost pretty quickly and found some steep jeep trails … Then we got separated from each other … I had charged up some steep bit thinking it would be easier around the corner, but it just went up and up … Cary was smart and didn’t follow … I hiked back down, and we agreed to meet back at the first gas stop, only 18 miles away …

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What could possibly go wrong? Ha. So, I waited at the gas stop, and Cary showed up, smiling, just as I was going back to look for her … she’d slipped off on the second “steep” pic and got that rock jammed in her chain … she used a strap and a bit of scrap metal she found on the trail to pry the rock out and get rolling again … before the sweep guys from the Hayward Motorcycle Club came along … how’s that for a real motorcycle gal? 🙂

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Cary, returned to the fold at Cold Springs … we rode together the rest of the day!

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Which was pretty spectacular … on the roads above Eagle Meadows …

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We didn’t quite make it to the Relief Reservoir overlook, but found a nice place for lunch and a nap, anyway …

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We were ready for the pool back at the lodge!

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Dinner in the ice rink … Gus, Patty and Steve … dinner was great!

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Cary won the 50/50 and donated the cash back to the Davis Medical School pediatric cancer program that Bungee Brent’s Backroads Bash is a fundraiser for … The Butlers put on a rockin’ concert after dinner … they were fantastic …

On Sunday, we tried to get to Mark’s memorial to leave the one Cary made for Rita Anne, but we were thwarted by a forest fire … We rode on home without further incident … Super fun time, and looking forward to next year …

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Responses

  1. Nice! Way to soldier on.

  2. Cary’s a trooper!
    see you soon,
    — John A


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