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October 6th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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Re: Washington State Husaberg get together/ride 9/27-9/29!!!

The Husaberg Forum Ride was . . . well . . . brutal.

While we did have some folks show up for the ride, they opted to not bring their bergs. Disappointing for sure, but the ride would still go on.
Mother nature then threw us a curve ball with the storm moving up three days from its projected start date. Yes, over 1 foot of rain over the two days! Yet this still didn't stop this group of riders.

Shortening the previous ride plan due to the torrential down pour. we headed out straight for the gnarly stuff. Where Teanaway promptly started kicking asses . . .

With nearly impossible WET rock faces to ascent, it made for an all out struggle for some.


Of the 11 riders, all helped those that needed it. Staying in radio contact, the lead guys were forced to wait in the pouring rain. It was just cold enough to be uncomfortable while waiting.


I led the group for the most part, but hung back to help on the nastier sections. We came upon a wicked rock face section that I rode up, but few in the group saw me do it. So explanations and/or simply riding their bikes up it took even more of our ride time.
This picture of Brian, with me spotting him, was that section. The consequences of not making it were not something any of us were willing to chance. It was an awesome make by Brian!


After 4 hours, and only nine miles of trail under our belts, we decided to take West Fork back south towards camp.

Much easier trail, but even the most prepared rider was soaked to the bone. Group moral was starting to sink as well.
Neat sections such as this one around a cliffs edge were common.



Now 22 miles into the days ride, we came to the lower elevation creek crossings. The heavy rains had caused the creeks to swell. Something I had not anticipated. Teanaway can only be ridden in the later summer due to deep water crossings.

At 26 miles one of our group finally did what we all were fearing . . . .


We all rushed in to pick the bike and rider out of the water. It took several minutes but we did get the KTM running. Now with everyone literally soaked from head to toe, we pressed on the final 6 miles of trail to the forest road that took us back to camp.

A warm shower, BBQ, and a huge campfire finished our day off. Good times and plenty of laughs were had. These gnarly rides are the ones you remember.

Of the 11 riders, only 2 made the day not requiring any help.

Teanaway, with the help of massive rainfall, schooled 9 advanced riders. Theres always next year . . . . .
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Re: Washington State Husaberg get together/ride 9/27-9/29!!!

Great write-up and pics! Sorry the rain gods opened up with such vengeance.
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Re: Washington State Husaberg get together/ride 9/27-9/29!!!

That place looks spooky. I will get there eventually
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May 14th, 2014, 11:43 AM   #24
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Excellent write-up! I am heading to this trail end of May for Memorial Day weekend with the FE550. I would be up for a ride there with other members - let's make it an annual event!
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It's such a great trail for sure.

You may be able head out and back on Yellow Hill, but at 6000ft, the northern section will still be deep with snow. Additionally, the creek crossings will very DEEP on both West and Middle fork Teanaway trails.

We usually shoot for August to get our Teanaway fix!

I feel if we were to put together another Washington State ride, that perhaps the Mad River system may be a better choice?
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May 20th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #26
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Looks like we will be there the weekend AFTER Memorial Day - weekend of 5/31 - 6/1. A buddy called the ranger and apparently there is plenty of rideable trail, but likely snow up high.

If anyone is planning to be out there, let me know - maybe we'll see you.

As far as upcoming rides, I'm up for anything that isn't over 5 hours away from Seattle. Would be great to see some Bergs in action!
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June 2nd, 2014, 12:16 PM   #27
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Just wanted to report that the Teanaway trail system is awesome! We got in almost 60mi on Saturday, and the Berg loved it! Only complaints are dust and whoops and some sharp rocky areas, but overall epic ride.
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June 2nd, 2014, 06:53 PM   #28
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Tony,

That's awesome that you had such a great ride this past weekend! The riding in the central Washington is hard to beat!!

Im curious, the Teanaway system (legal trails within the national forest trail system) has at most 60 miles, when snow free. And the trails have such little use due to their difficulty, and altitude, that there are very few whoops to speak of.

Did you perhaps ride the TANEUM system on the south side of Interstate 90? Or the hiker/mountain bike/horse only trails within the Teanaway STATE community forest in the lower valley?

Riding within the Teanaway STATE community forest on a dirt bike is a massive fine. Just to help look out for ya!

Taneum is great area as well, it just gets over used

A large group of us are riding Little Naches this weekend if you are interested? PM if your interested!!

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Yeah I meant the Taneum trail system!! I took exit 93 off I-90. When I arrived at camp I was promptly checked for ORV tabs.

Sorry I missed that ride - didn't see your post until today. I am open most of the summer with the exception of July 4th weekend. I'll check back on this forum for rides/meetup posts.
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