Category Archives: Vehicles

Winching the Widow Maker

Here is a video of me winching a widow maker tree that was hanging over 2N49.  This tree fell in a recent wind storm and left a large, heavy portion hung up in the canopy of another tree directly over the trial.  It was a high priority to take this remnant down before it fell on its own.

To remove it I used my Warn M800 winch, chain (only use chain when working with static loads, not shock loads like vehicle-to-vehicle recovery), and snatch blocks.  I then cut the tree branches with an axe and winched the tree to the side of the trail.


Category: Adopt-A-Trail, Red Jeep

2015 Sierra Trip

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Tomorrow Sebastian, Charlotte, and I start on our 2015 Sierra trip.  We begin by driving from Torrance, to Truckee to attend the 2015 Cal4Wheel Sierra Trek.  After that we will work our way South toward Sequoia National Park.  Mid-week we pick up Holly and continue the trip.  We then hit NAXJA’s Sierra Fest dinner and raffle then camp in the Sierra National Forest before heading home.

At least 1500 miles just getting in between destinations and 12 nights camping in the borrowed roof top tent. This is going to be great.


July Adopt-A-Trail

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July’s Adopt-A-Trail schedule originally called for 2N04 work but due to the Lake Fire we were forced to relocate to 2N49.  WE still had a great time and got some good work in.

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Rebuilding DR350 Horn Switch

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I’ve seen some discussion on the flaky horn switches on our bikes. I just corrected mine and thought I would share the info.


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Category: DR350, Projects

Azusa Canyon Cleanup 2015

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Joel form ADVRider put out the word that he wanted to build a crew for the Azusa Canyon cleanup. Me being an avid volunteer with the USFS I jumped right on it. We even got to get some riding in on a normally closed trail.

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Short Memorial Day Ride

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I had a bit of time on Memorial Day so took the DR350 out for a ride, my normally nighttime ride through the industrial areas of Wilmington and the Port of Los Angeles to the rich coastal area of Palos Verdes with its twisty roads.

Junk and junk


Two wheels is fun.

Category: DR350