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Soboba Trail Ride 2020 โœŠ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ All Black and Double Black Diamond Trials


we’ll actually start the ride at 8 o’clock. It’s a quarter to 8 right This is the riders meeting all right so we’re going to do the 2020 Soboba trail ride. thats right and with about a million other people. at least a couple hundred it looks like. ya for sure. its gonna be fun. so this year they’re doing one loop instead of two with a bunch of double black diamond cut offs that make it a little bit more challenging so we’re gonna try that stuff and. should be about 40 miles worth of riding we’ll see ya we’ll see how far we get so not as far as last year but maybe the trail will be a little more technical so should be interesting. we’ll see how it goes. first long ride on the XR too so this’ll be fun. ya we’ve got two XR’s and a KTM so oh Jon there’s a jump before it. there’s a what? there’s a big whoop before it well I mad it a little ways. Just going to stop and wait for Seth and Kjeld to catch up. the conditions out here are absolutely phenomenal the dirt is wet it just rained yesterday a bunch and these hills are just crisp the trail is a little jittery after having so many people go over it there are a ton of jitter bumps which are giving me massive forearm pump do you know if there were any of the black diamond sections before here can’t here ya do you know if there were any of the black diamond sections before here? no its up up further. it is? ok. ya you’ll see it the blue ribbons blue ribbons? ya. ok. ya there’s black diamond and double black diamond. ok its fucken gnarly back there. ya? ya hell ya. ok how ya doing? oh im good. good the forearm pump is real pardon me? I said the forearm pump is pretty intense. ya I got that like way back so its gone now forearm pump huh? Ihave to tell you you’re my inspiration. oh really? I keep watching the YouTube of you going up that window maker oh really? out there in Phelan finally did it this year. oh ok. did you make it to the top? I was thinking about you I got to the top. took a I never take selfie’s. Took a selfie with the cross right there. ok I was like if I ever see you again I’m gonna say thank you I’ve never made that. I’ve never made it. ya. that is a that is a third gear pinned hill It’s funny because the one you think of as the main hill is really the easy one. as it turns out. the one on the other side, the sandy one is the one that I can never seem to get. thats crazy so steep. ya. and so sandy at the same time man you weren’t kidding. were only like 10 miles in here ya. its not that far. ya I live up here so I know the I know the trail. well I didn’t ride it. I didn’t pre ride it but I where my wife hiked back there and then I took the Razor on the fire road and then we rode back there to see how it was marked its pretty. they’ve got some good stuff in store? ya, heck ya. cool there’s not going to be a second loop though right so the last year they did one loop. and then if you wanted to do the second loop you could I think on the announcement. the riders meeting. they said you can you can? im not sure I didn’t really hear it. but there’s there black diamond and double black so I guess it’ll say on the sign. if you want to do it. ok. so we’ll see if I make it that far my brother is back there somewhere but he’s riding an XR 400 oh wow thats a big red pig huh? shit I had one of those fuck thats a monster. I know he’ll make it but its just a matter of how long it’ll take him to get there. if he stalls out man he’s gonna fucken He’s going to spend some time kicking that think over for sure where’s Kjeld? I thought he was, um, with you. oh there he is. hey. how’s it going. I had to wire the grips on. you stopped and wired them on? ya. oh they were spinning? oh shit. because of the rain they got loose. they’re still slipping a little. my hands are are getting so tired trying to hold it without the wires ya. fuck. the only thing that I have is like. the forearm pump is pretty severe you need some help ya I need to pull it out hold on hold on ready thank you that was the wrong line through the water ya, that was deceiving its a fucking swamp. ya that one wasn’t so bad if you just. thats the best bike right there huh? that fucker. it’l pull you through anything huh? I just rode a Beta 390 for a couple years and got sick of fixing it so one traffic jam to the next I guess just hammer it. thanks oh god damnit ok well. this is a big. big traffic jam here. its like the 15 in LA or Corona. ya right let it clear alright here we go diamond. black diamond here. black diamond is this way? ya. ok he’s going that way going that way? that way that was a really nice pivot turn it got out of control there a little bit good shit. ya man im heating up. you’re heating up your overheating? yeah I thought. did you have a fan. no I need to get one ahhh well you never know. normally at these things Bart, they give you the hardest shit in the first little bit and that way if you can’t do it you’ll chicken out and leave. ya has been my experience but who knows is this still the double black. ya we’re still on double. ya this one is double no no this is the. this meets up with the just the black diamond trail oh its regular black diamond. we went double to get that little piece this is what they are calling double black diamond. ya we did that. ya its little loops that pull off to the side it looks like ya I guess. its different. in previous years it was always easy loop in the morning and then everyone rode in the afternoon and it was way harder. ya I did it. I did it last year its still great but I like to have the you get 70 miles in in the day it was nice. ya ya man that, that destroyed me last year though 70 miles was a lot. ya oh ya we were beat. ya I need to rest well now we are back on the regular probably so there’s a guy up there that it must be another split right there. ya thats a track official I imagine that the double black diamond probably goes up I’m gonna go scope it out im just gonna go look. I’ll be right back my buddy is the one down there with the XR 400 he had a Beta and he was getting kind of frustrated with it because it was having a bunch of problems he was like hey I want something that is super reliable so im gonna go with the XR. and he can’t start his bike he can’t start it I was trying to talk him into a KTM but he needs a button. its a $10K button but it comes with a free new bike. ya and those things aren’t exactly fun to start either. no their not I rode one of those for fore or five years before I traded up to a KTM and I just remember the agony of having to kick that thing over there’s a guy in our group that he had lost his battery and he got no kickstarter oh no. so I don’t know is it a two stroke or a four stroke? its a two it think it. no. I think its a four. I don’t know I think the took the battery out of another one of our guys bikes that has a kick starter and moved it over come on. just make it ohh. no no no no. thats where I got to he’s not going to go from there. he’s gotta just go back down and do it again he’s going to dig a nice deep trench for everyone else first time I went I just did have enough. and I was in too high a gear I realized after but the right momentum and it’ll go right up ya you can see it goes up there well that’ll be fun winding our way up that I thought double black diamond was going to be them like dropping us off stuff like this I mean it may still very well be but if this is what they are calling double black diamond I think I’m ok I don’t know that id want to go off that but. ya last year they had some pretty good drop offs yeah im too old. these section wear me out but the short little ones like this hike or bike are kinda fun ya know. ya ya there it is. come on come on. woo hooo. alright it was good to meet you. ya have a good day man fuck. regretting the XR 400 lifestyle choices? ya ready? you good with the double black diamond stuff? ya alright. come on Jon hey I don’t have a problem with it I just want to know how long you’re gonna keep huffing and puffing under this thing for. well see how many hills are you going to push it up I rode that one. Just took three tries. alright What is it just like a face? Its just a bunch of rocks. oh you need to get that up on the high side can you start it? ya. ill give you a push let me get there you can probably make it by on the high side of this rock here right there no you can just leave it ya that would be good Jon I’m gonna turn around. Huh? Ok alright so Kjeld has decided to turn around because I don’t think he feels like kicking the XR that much so im going to continue on oh shit. oh you got it im going to continue on on the double black diamond section of this trail so We’ll see how that goes ok. fun stuff you can probably go on that line. go straight up. ya I think so. Oh god thats a black diamond wow. having fun yet? ya This doesn’t look like much but there must be something hidden in there. ya go ahead. ok. this a a motherfucker where is it supposed to go? up? ya. ok looks like everybody’s going this way thought im having a little overheating problem ya me too you too? is that what you said. ya its overheating a little bit through the technical stuff you have a fan? no. I don’t either probably should have done that. ya I rode the King of the Motos two weeks ago. oh you did. ya. without a fan on that too? ya. that was a really bad idea I was overheating every. you know. 30 seconds id have to stop and let it cool down so next year it’ll be a little different. ya I take it thats not part of the course? well thats where he went. you know you can head around right there. we’re missing the two Huskies, the Beta. oh there’s one Husky right there there was a guy with a Beta at the top that was working on his bike pony tail or no? I think he had a beard. Was he choking his Bike? like physically choking it isn’t that the side effect of owning a Beta oh so thats the double black ok got it so this is just the regular diamond? thats single diamond and that double diamond. and then if you want to hit pink. that guy was taking them all that way well the double black stuff seems manageable if you don’t take it too fast. no it just kicks you ass ya its a lot of work. ya is my backpack all zipped up? ya you’re good. every time I throw that thing on its like I can’t remember if I no I clip all my shit in because usually im riding with it open too. ya alright back too it. have fun. thanks oh god. wow holy mother of Jesus my forearms are dead oh I bet. all these rocks and everything. its a workout is this hill the double black or is it the single black. this one’s single. converging here down at the bottom is where the double and the single converge together but that was down there by the where all those guys are sitting? no. well ya. so if you come up the river bed its double. if you go around right at the top. right at the bottom of that hill right there. where those rocks are sitting thats where they converge together and this is all single. ok so it spits off back to double back other there. ya if you keep going it’ll jump back again ok im just trying to hit all the double blacks but its kind of hard to figure out where they all are. for sure ya they kind of jump back and fourth quite a bit this year. ya. ok cool thanks man. ya no worries owe.. Expert that looks reassuring. ya. what’s that? I said I think everyone is kind of tired at this point there’s got to be like a side way oh im sure you could find an easier way to pick through it but especially on fresh grass. ya. its not all torn up. ya its all full of rocks and shit there’s not giant holes ya I don’t know there’s four dudes in a row that just went down so ya. just pick your way through it its one of those things where you can’t really rely on speed. ya are you running standard tubes? ya you? I have Tubliss. oh Tubliss I have to say its the most amazing thing for stuff like this how many pounds are you running? 4. oh nice I’m running like 14 ok. its a lot. ya that’ll get real slippery on any kind of rock surface wow. oh shit. god damit everything is easy until you stop sorry man. ill get out of your way. no no its fine. I’m not in a. not in a real big hurry its just fucking fun being out here doing this. oh man. this is killer these conditions they could not be better. oh I know right ok. go for it

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