Gaff was awesome today! Meteorite landed in Dawes Pond!

Yes.  The title is correct!  At the end of our ride we ran into a friend who lives on Dawes Pond.  Yesterday, a meteorite landed in front his cabin in Dawes Pond.  He didn’t see it but people heard it.  The hole is about 10 feet wide and maybe 100 feet long so it was small and came down at a low angle from the North East.  It is an amazing site!  You can see where the hole was made in the picture as well as where the water splashed out and froze. For something that apparently was traveling at 1000s of mile an hour is is a neat hole…almost like a lazer had cut it.   Amazing to see!   I would expect international coverage within a couple days.  Now to the riding conditions on the Gaff.  Today was a personal ride and I must say, one of the best ride of my life.  The Northwest end of the Gaff is absolutely buried and the riding is amazing as you can see from the pictures!  The first pic is taken not far from the highway on Dawes Pond Road…obviously lots of snow!  Hills, bowls and ravines to challenge just about anyone.  I can’t wait to go back!   That’s me straightening out my handlebar after I crested a hill (not the one in the picture….much larger and steeper!) and lost my line.  I had to stop but the brakes did nothing as I was not far off 45 degrees and it was not powder but I couldn’t bury it.  I had two choices….bail and let her  go back or try to go forward in which case the machine and me would have likely dropped over a 30 foot cliff just to my right before a long tumble.  Of course I bailed and down she went.  A long slide backwards over a near vertical climb, 6 rolls, back on her feet and then rolled on her own for another hundred feet.  I slid behind it the whole way.  Main thing is we got the carnage on video…well worth the cost of the handlebars! Tough machine though (Freeride) with the only damage being bent handlebars on one side.  If that had been my Expedition she would have been in pieces! 

If anyone want to go see where the meteorite landed and do a Gaff run while are at it I would be happy to take you.  Might as well capitalize on it LOL!

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