Bodie to Bridgeport, part 2

After starting up the dirt road from Bodie (see part 1), I gained elevation and repeatedly ran into snow covering my route. It was impossible to ride across the white stuff, so I always had to dismount and push until I could get back on bare dirt. Every time I thought that would be the end of the snow, more blocked the road ahead of me. Where there was no snow, I had to contend with a few water crossings where meltwater streamed down hillsides and crossed the road.

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They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

4 response to "Bodie to Bridgeport, part 2"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 19, 2019

    Looks like that was an epic ride, Bill! Wonderful pictures, great read!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 19, 2019

    You do some fantastic, interesting rides Bill. Love all your photos and your stories.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 19, 2019

    Interesting ride to say the least!
    Great photos and narrative.
    Snow! The Ogre must be thinking — like an old cowboy once remarked: “There were a helluva lot of things they didnt tell me when I signed on with this outfit” 🙂

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 21, 2019

    When I bought the Ogre, this was exactly the kind of ride I was dreaming of. I bet Janet and her Troll and Em and her Salsa are having the same kind of dreams right now.

    By the way, it turns out today is the day the road through Yosemite across Tioga Pass partly opens, and it looks like bikes will have a few days on the road with minimal (but not zero) motorized traffic. I’m currently negotiating with my ace support crew about another expedition into the Sierra in order to undertake that challenge. I’ll need her for drop off and pick up, but she’s tied up with band camp for a week.

    https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/yosemite-national-park-announces-limited-access-on-tioga-road-beginning-on-friday-june-21-2019.htm

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