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Virgin Mountian Ride

Jan 20, 2013 0 1753 Views

Lynn & Mike – Ride Leader
Lowell Lee -Tail Gunner & Photographer

27 degrees and north winds at 10 mph as we started our ride this morning. What a great group we had today-17 riders and 12 machines.(3 atv’s and 9 sxs.) New members Joe & Connie Sandoval came on their first club ride today and they brought their new Rzr 900 XP4, man what a sweet machine with power steering. Gary Brooks drove his brand new Rzr and his Grandson Sam got to drive the old one. We had two guests join us on the ride, Don and Lee, riding their his & hers Rzrs.

We checked out the big steel water tank and then took a break at Ray’s Cactus Garden. From there, down the steep hill at Gun Sight Pass and into the wash. Lots of cattle near the trails and on the ridges leading up to the wash. In the narrow section, we had to do some slow rock crawling to get through. The ones on Atv’s- John Huddle, Capt. Bob, Ross Miller & Pam all made it look too easy. Next we went up a long and winding road to a radio tower on top of a mountain. John Edmond brought his Daughter Alex and Uncle Jeff in his 900 XP Rzr4. I still owe Alex a LARGE snowball!!!

After taking pictures of the great views, we headed back down the long and winding (and narrow) road where we encountered a large 4×4 truck coming up, so we had to yield right-of-way by pulling off of the trail anywhere we could find spots big enough so they could go by. We had a lunch break by some old abandoned mines and got to visit with Lonnie Smith, whom we haven’t seen in a long time. Now we went through some narrow icy trails on the way back to the trucks, past the Budweiser fence to an area called Cabin Creek and then a straight shot down the main dirt road back to the trucks. John Edmond had a flat on his right rear but he just took it easy back to the truck and no further problems.

Back at the trucks, about half the gang stuck around and we grilled up hot dogs and had a nice visit with everyone for about an hour. Other than being cold, we had a great group of people and everyone had a good ride.

Mike Ardoin.

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