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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
Those were the last sites to be reserved by...

Those were the last sites to be reserved by anyone last year, but never saw a horse. Just tents & and Chris' RV.
These sites have long faces to pull next to, instead of long driveways. A common...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
Bump to the 1st page again ... ...

Bump to the 1st page again ...

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
I was torn. Dean, Janet, & crew do the BEST...

I was torn. Dean, Janet, & crew do the BEST rally, and I really enjoy the Mendo N.F.

However, I've been going to the Songdog Ranch for over 30 years, and missed last year's trip to do the Mendo...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,963
Posted By catfish
Don't forget that big blue sex toy of his y'all...

Don't forget that big blue sex toy of his y'all were OBVIOUSLY enjoying last year! :wink: :lol3 :rofl :freaky
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
Another MT43 at Downieville, YEA! :clap We'll...

Another MT43 at Downieville, YEA! :clap We'll have some FUN!





Didn't you guys do this last year too?!? :huh There must be a story in here somewhere.
Like maybe you two woke up after a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,963
Posted By catfish
Hey Dean & Janet, I've got to bail on the Mendo...

Hey Dean & Janet, I've got to bail on the Mendo Rally. WAY too many conflicts for 1st weekend in May!

Y'all have fun and I promise to make the next one!

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 511,026
Posted By catfish
Excellent point about fuel stops. I've sputtered...

Excellent point about fuel stops. I've sputtered to a stop just outside Parkfield one day on my SuperHawk. Good thing I had another gallon of gas in a jerry can on the back! Got me to Paso Robles...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
:thumb :ricky Excellent. Its great...

:thumb :ricky




Excellent. Its great to have more folks who know the area. There should be room at our sites in the CG. Or dispersed camping is only a mile away.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 325,603
Posted By catfish
Congratulations on the move & new adventure! I'll...

Congratulations on the move & new adventure! I'll be in Idaho in July this year, but on a street bike headed to Glacier NP & Canada. If we stop in Boise, I'll swing by & say Hi!

Take care,
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 511,026
Posted By catfish
Nice routes! Just some minor recommended changes;...

Nice routes! Just some minor recommended changes;

On Friday take G16 to G15 to G13, and avoid 101 & King City traffic.

On Saturday, take Soda Lake Rd up to a RIGHT on 7-mile road and then EAST...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
Mmmmmm ... a Darth Kitten is watching. :thumb I...

Mmmmmm ... a Darth Kitten is watching. :thumb I won't have any beer when you ride in, but I could get nekid & offer you some 12yo Zaya! :freaky :evil :rofl Great ride report btw! I look forward...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
Just updated the 1st post with reserved sites....

Just updated the 1st post with reserved sites. THANKS everyone!

wrk2surf bring Adam & the rest of the Sierra crew.

Perry bring theGrinch & that Sequoia Riders cap you or Jeff still owe me!
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 325,603
Posted By catfish
Hey Grinch, are you carrying a chainsaw now? ...

Hey Grinch, are you carrying a chainsaw now? Which one? Fork, rear-rack, or backpack mounted? Our last Stonyford ride was downed-tree central. We could have ran one out of gas TWICE, if we had one....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Sorry guys. We'll try again Brice, next winter or...

Sorry guys. We'll try again Brice, next winter or so. My teaching schedule has been allowing only one weekend off a month. My free weekend/month is set thru June already. (That's why I usually ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Oh-NOOO!!! :-( That landmark was visible for...

Oh-NOOO!!! :-( That landmark was visible for miles around, for like EVER! Great spot to re-group. Grrr... F*ckin' a-holes!!!



I'm even more sorry to say that my wife & I both got the flu this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By catfish
Downieville.DAZE! June 25-28, 2015

You asked for it ... you got IT! Mark your calendars!

Downieville.DAZE! June 25-28, 2015

Time for some technical Tahoe N.F. singletrack! :ricky We had so much fun last year on my birthday ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Thanks for the info Chris. I'm working on an...

Thanks for the info Chris.

I'm working on an update for the gpx file with tracks. It will be available in camp.

The attached "mojave-madness-waypoints.gpx" file includes camp & other places....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Hi Ed, sorry you can't make it. Sorry I've been...

Hi Ed, sorry you can't make it. Sorry I've been too busy to ride week days lately. Too many moto & home projects still. Not been feeling well lately. Hope this clears soon.

I'm looking forward to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
I think that was my last Cal.City trip also....

I think that was my last Cal.City trip also. Looking forward to some fun rides!







Yeap, I usually plan 70-80 mile days. However, shit happens and we may need to go a different route than...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Oh MY! You & the boys are branching out I see. I...

Oh MY! You & the boys are branching out I see. I bet there is a lot of demand right now. Keeping the farm up & drilling for customers sounds intense!

YES, you & Kim need a long weekend in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,913
Posted By catfish
BAMT, San Francisco and Vallejo. ...

BAMT, San Francisco and Vallejo.





Just my opinions & observations ...

Mostly same basic classroom information, but presented differently.
More on risks of riding & understanding how to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,913
Posted By catfish
Yes, we need MORE CMSP Instructors! I would LOVE...

Yes, we need MORE CMSP Instructors! I would LOVE to get back to only teaching one whole class per month. Weekly is cutting into my adventure time! :lol3 :rofl


Catfish ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,748
Posted By catfish
Shame I didn't find this thread earlier ... ...

Shame I didn't find this thread earlier ...




It was nice meeting you at Mission College, Dave. I'm Mike, the guy you loaned the manuals to Friday night. Thanks! We should go dirtbike riding....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Can you say acres & acres & acres of open desert?...

Can you say acres & acres & acres of open desert? :deal Not a problem! :thumb

COOL! Bring the Beta & the Husky. With Chris, we'll have 3 Betas on the same ride! :ricky

An old friend and a new...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Less than a month away! :ricky :clap :freaky ...

Less than a month away! :ricky :clap :freaky

Monday, March 23rd will have to be a short day for me, as I need to pack up & drive home. Scheduled to work on Tuesday.

Hey Anders & the rest of you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 511,026
Posted By catfish
Stonyford last Friday was tough in the burn area....

Stonyford last Friday was tough in the burn area. A lot of those dead smaller trees that the loggers didn't take, are now blown down. No snow, but many DEEP erosion canyons also. :eek1

Trail 22-20...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 325,603
Posted By catfish
No thanks! Just spent last Friday clearing trails...

No thanks! Just spent last Friday clearing trails at Stonyford. OUCH, my aching back! The fire 2 years ago burned many small trees that the logging companies did not remove. The last big storm had...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Sheeesh, at the bottom of page 2?!? Nothing but...

Sheeesh, at the bottom of page 2?!? Nothing but crickets around here! :rofl

BUMP to the top!




I look forward to meeting & riding with you Chris.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Yeah, we need a Riders - Sequoia cap! :clap...

Yeah, we need a Riders - Sequoia cap! :clap Warped is on the calendar, but weekend before
Mendo Rally weekend. I can't do both. Ok, I shouldn't do both. Hmmm...





Excellent photos as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Longest planned days are ~80 miles. I usually...

Longest planned days are ~80 miles. I usually tell folks to have a 100-mile range, just in case of Plan B though. No plate necessary. Come on out!





Better check your calendar a little...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By catfish
Mojave Madness, March 20-23, 2015

Mojave Madness, March 20-23, 2015 (http://sfnorthstars.micapeak.com/mojave/madness.html)

Camping south of Water-Tank Hill # 3
California City, CA
Gory details in the link above ...

Best...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 511,026
Posted By catfish
Whatcha doin' on Superbowl Sunday? Wanna go for a...

Whatcha doin' on Superbowl Sunday? Wanna go for a little eastbay street ride while all the poseurs are
watching TV? Its usually wet & muddy & snowy on top, but I suspect we'll have less adventure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,372
Posted By catfish
That was a WAY better performance than when I saw...

That was a WAY better performance than when I saw them in Miss. in 1971. Ozzie was pretty drunk/fucked-up
on something. Argent was the lead-in act and they were twice as good as BS.





...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,372
Posted By catfish
Well damn, me too! :cry We've not coached a...

Well damn, me too! :cry

We've not coached a single moto class since mid-Dec. because of the contractor change for the
California Motorcyclist Safety Program. MSF BRC is out. Total Control...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 31,400
Posted By catfish
Ahhhh, I know where "the Hill of Death" is! :evil...

Ahhhh, I know where "the Hill of Death" is! :evil

http://sfnorthstars.micapeak.com/2007/brp-funride/IMG_2362.jpg

Next time you head that way, let me know! :ricky

Catfish ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 152,369
Posted By catfish
The Beta clutch has a LOT of drag when fully...

The Beta clutch has a LOT of drag when fully disengaged. However, it is not nearly as difficult finding neutral as the old DR200s we do MSF training with. Here's what I teach the students;

1....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 325,603
Posted By catfish
Excellent! We rode Mendo N.F. on the 23rd...

Excellent!

We rode Mendo N.F. on the 23rd and got to play in some snow to conquer Sheetiron Mtn. :ricky

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 35,325
Posted By catfish
Teddy finally finished the bathroom remodel!...

Teddy finally finished the bathroom remodel! :clap


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,372
Posted By catfish
I cancelled #106 (tents-only) & now have site #61...

I cancelled #106 (tents-only) & now have site #61 to park my trailer (Thurs-Sun. nights).

Thinkin' about those lights. How easy to turn on/off with your gloved hand, while wearing your helmet?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,820
Views: 325,603
Posted By catfish
Nice pile of photos and a cool place to ride,...

Nice pile of photos and a cool place to ride, Perry!

What is up with that deformed rear tire (above)? :doh There MUST be a story! :ear



Catfish ...
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