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Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tyler
After dinner some folks headed for home and the...

After dinner some folks headed for home and the rest would be gone by early Monday morning. Brian headed north for South Dakota and I headed off to tackle the famed Pikes Peak… took 126 for starters...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tyler
Sunday we hung around the hotel as the riders...

Sunday we hung around the hotel as the riders were expected to begin arriving around 9am… the Rally Master’s view for 32 hours - keeping an eye on the kids…...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tyler
And then we headed into the park… ...

And then we headed into the park…
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/Getting-High-in-Colorado/i-m5xRSd2/0/X2/IMG_0548-X2.jpg

I wasn’t even paying attention to my speed so when I saw a park ranger...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tyler
Did I mention that the rally started Saturday...

Did I mention that the rally started Saturday morning? At 4:30am for odo checks, etc.? Did I mention I offered to take photos? It’s really dark at that time of day… or night… or whatever... some of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tyler
On the way down, it looked like we would get...

On the way down, it looked like we would get doused again but then the road would turn a different direction and there’d be blue skies again… ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tyler
Getting High in Colorado

A few months ago, I heard about a rally being held in Colorado called “How the West Was Won” (aka HW3). I knew many of the folks on the staff as well as participants in the rally so I thought I’d...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tyler
The Atomic Inn (http://www.theatomicinn.com/) in...

The Atomic Inn (http://www.theatomicinn.com/) in Beatty, NV is well priced and kitschy/fun. Great place if budget is an issue. It's about 30 miles from DV so not too far to get there and you can stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,663
Posted By Tyler
From the estrogen side, thank you.

From the estrogen side, thank you.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
Winding roads through majestic scenery... I never...

Winding roads through majestic scenery... I never tire of it...
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/The-STR-Show-Goes-to-SoCal/i-DhtzKbg/0/XL/DSC_1320-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
Okay... let's get this sucker finished! ...

Okay... let's get this sucker finished!


DAY EIGHT: Benton Hot Springs to home via Yosemite - http://tinyurl.com/oceomkg

It was quite cold the next morning so we decided to delay our 8am...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
We arrived at Benton Hot Springs to find our...

We arrived at Benton Hot Springs to find our friend, Sue, who had ridden over to meet us and share the evening with us... originally we were supposed to stay here for two nights but with the flat...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
We stopped in Lone Pine for breakfast and then...

We stopped in Lone Pine for breakfast and then continued on to 168 which is one of my favorites... can't really see it in this photo but there are some really twisty, off-camber, roller coaster...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
DAY SEVEN: Kernville to Benton Hot Springs -...

DAY SEVEN: Kernville to Benton Hot Springs - http://tinyurl.com/lrglkvs

Another early departure ... it was a crisp, beautiful morning and the world was ours to do with as we pleased...

Sierra...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
C'mon out... we could keep you busy out here for...

C'mon out... we could keep you busy out here for weeks! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
Glad to inspire you to get out there and...

Glad to inspire you to get out there and experience it yourself... photos are nice but nothing like being there firsthand! :norton
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
Mo' twisties... ...

Mo' twisties...
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/The-STR-Show-Goes-to-SoCal/i-dMK99Dp/0/XL/IMG_0304-XL.jpg

Lake Isabella in the distance......
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
Our final jaunt for the day would take us over...

Our final jaunt for the day would take us over Bodfish-Caliente Rd. into Lake Isabella... I had heard of this road many times but hadn't ever had the pleasure of experiencing it first hand... that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
We had decided to skip breakfast and get on the...

We had decided to skip breakfast and get on the road early so by now our tummies were definitely complaining... we stopped at the first place we found and it would turn out to be a perfect...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
DAY SIX: Palm Springs to Kernville -...

DAY SIX: Palm Springs to Kernville - http://tinyurl.com/qemhcva

The morning was sunny and mild and we wondered if we should put on any extra layers which we did and were very glad for awhile...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
VERY neat! I had ridden it once about 10 years...

VERY neat! I had ridden it once about 10 years ago but it's always fun to revisit and bring a friend along to share in the fun! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
The road climbs real fast and soon have a view of...

The road climbs real fast and soon have a view of the desert, quickly leaving civilization behind......
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
DAY FIVE: Palm Springs to Riverside to San...

DAY FIVE: Palm Springs to Riverside to San Bernardino to Idlywild to Palm Springs!

The next morning, I called the dealer to find out they didn't have the very specific sized front tires in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
DAY FOUR: Hollywood to Palm Springs (original...

DAY FOUR: Hollywood to Palm Springs (original route) - http://tinyurl.com/l5jdxoz

We hit the road early and drove through a very different Hollywood at that time of day... streets and sidewalks...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
We walked up the actual staircase where all the...

We walked up the actual staircase where all the stars enter for the Academy Awards...
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/The-STR-Show-Goes-to-SoCal/i-97Pnzv9/0/XL/DSC_1079-XL.jpg

And then we met up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
When I was initially planning the trip, I had...

When I was initially planning the trip, I had asked Sally if she had ever been to Hollywood... and she replied no but YES let's go! So our next stop was the Hollywood sign which Richard led us on a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
And then we were off again on a spirited romp...

And then we were off again on a spirited romp down through the canyons and out to the coast... I think this was Latigo Canyon which was a roller coaster ride road!...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
DAY THREE: Simi Valley to Hollywood -...

DAY THREE: Simi Valley to Hollywood - http://tinyurl.com/lkv8yqp

We were greeted early Saturday morning by three of my favorite SoCal contingent, Larry, Curly and Moe... no wait, that would be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
And finally we descended upon the twists and...

And finally we descended upon the twists and turns of Hwy 33 toward Ojai...
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/The-STR-Show-Goes-to-SoCal/i-rp6MsSZ/0/XL/IMG_0096-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
DAY TWO: San Luis Obispo to Simi Valley -...

DAY TWO: San Luis Obispo to Simi Valley - http://tinyurl.com/n2p65x7

We took our time as we didn't have a long way to go and waited for the morning to warm up a bit. There were a couple of roads...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
We stopped at Ragged Point for lunch and wandered...

We stopped at Ragged Point for lunch and wandered about the grounds... tons of monarch butterflies flitted about the lavender......
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tyler
A SoCal Sojourn and Silver Linings

My friend from the UK, Sally Tyler, comes out about once a year to ride around the US with me, Tyler Risk and a whole cast of characters. So she came up with a brilliant idea for our own logo to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-31-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Tyler
Okay, here ...

Okay, here ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-31-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Tyler
I was just down that way about a week ago and...

I was just down that way about a week ago and found some lovely roads. Here ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
Several folks decided to hit the freeway and make...

Several folks decided to hit the freeway and make a beeline for home... a few brave souls continued on with me and I showed them of my recently found favorites, (Thanks, Doug!) including Rattlesnake...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
We toddled off to bed with visions of the next...

We toddled off to bed with visions of the next day's adventures in store for us... breakfast again at Morning Thunder and then we were off for the day's first treat, Quincy-LaPorte Rd. which has a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
Lake Helen... ...

Lake Helen...
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/Quirky-Quintessential-Quincy/i-rG6pXHq/0/XL/DSC_0708-XL.jpg

Looking down on Kings Creek... you can see one of our riders in the upper right corner......
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
It was pretty cold that evening so we brought our...

It was pretty cold that evening so we brought our food back to the hotel, huddled in the kitchen, and then headed for bed... the next morning dawned foggy and I was a little worried about what the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
PART TWO - La Pine, OR to Quincy, CA Sunday...

PART TWO - La Pine, OR to Quincy, CA

Sunday morning I was headed to Quincy to meet up with my riding group later that evening... having had enough of 97, I decided to give 31 a go and I had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
The next morning, a few of us headed out to do...

The next morning, a few of us headed out to do the Mt. Batchelor loop... things were not looking so lucky for us to dodge the rain this day......
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tyler
Lake Almanor, North Shore ...

Lake Almanor, North Shore
http://fancyfeettr.smugmug.com/FJR-La-Pine-RTE/i-HN4Tz6d/0/XL/IMG_2464-XL.jpg

Along the way, we picked up a stray... ...
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