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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
Excellent event as usual crew. Just when you...

Excellent event as usual crew. Just when you think the food can't get any better...it does. I couldn't stop eating the pork and beans. I should have but I couldn't.

Focallength thanks again for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By goldentaco
Calaveras Big Trees Cg is nice. Food choices...

Calaveras Big Trees Cg is nice.

Food choices in Arnold are good.

easy fun and challenging is 7N35 up near Bear valley. On FS maps this point is sometimes called Kings Realm. You get a nice...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
Nah. That will impact the beer consumption too...

Nah. That will impact the beer consumption too much. :freaky


J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
Probably not. Forgot about the full moon. Night...

Probably not. Forgot about the full moon. Night ridin will still be fun though.


J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
anyone ever use Starwalk? It's an app I use to...

anyone ever use Starwalk? It's an app I use to plan night shots. It lets you project out to a certain date or the current date what the heavens are doing. I use it to decide which direction a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
sounds like fun. Guess I'll bring the tripod...

sounds like fun. Guess I'll bring the tripod then.


J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
Good to know. I am considering coming in on...

Good to know. I am considering coming in on either of those. I am guessing the snow was passable?

J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
I'll be up on Wednesday. Not sure what time just...

I'll be up on Wednesday. Not sure what time just yet. Depends on how dirty my route in is going to be.


J
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,052
Posted By goldentaco
Are your steering head bearings "Notchy"? My...

Are your steering head bearings "Notchy"? My bike began getting "un-smooth" when cornering as the steering head bearings developed a notch in the center position. This was felt through turns as if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By goldentaco
I'm in San Leandro Rim Job is 500 miles...

I'm in San Leandro

Rim Job is 500 miles riding the "Rim" of the Bay Area. Skyline, part of the route is what (I^2)R/746 described. It includes Mt Hamilton. Hard to do the entire route in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By goldentaco
You could try the ADV RimJob. It' shard to do...

You could try the ADV RimJob. It' shard to do the 500 miles in a day but there are some parts I hadn't ridden that were pretty fun.

OR

Make a loop out of Carmel Valley Rd ( Take it south) and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
In. Can't wait. Woo hoo!

In. Can't wait. Woo hoo!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By goldentaco
I have some tracks for M1, FH7/M7, The ride in...

I have some tracks for M1, FH7/M7, The ride in from Bear Valley rd to Bartlett Springs to Twin Valley Rd to Lake Pillsbury ( My route to the Mendocino Rally.), Ride up Sanehedrin Mt./ Big Signal...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By goldentaco
Only drawback with Grizzly Island is Thule Elk...

Only drawback with Grizzly Island is Thule Elk hunting season closes down the park to traffic. That's in August and september.

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=82882

J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By goldentaco
I believe this route is M7 or Fh7. I've done it...

I believe this route is M7 or Fh7. I've done it a bunch, easy peasy but if it's wet it's slicker than cat shit. If it is cold, there can be snow and brown ice ( mud but frozen).
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By goldentaco
No Prob. I'll check back and post up if I'm...

No Prob. I'll check back and post up if I'm setting out for adventure. Periodically I'll do one of these routes.

J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By goldentaco
Not really a pig in the true sense of the word...

Not really a pig in the true sense of the word but similar trails needed due to ground clearance/undercarriage protection.

Oh and Parkfield Grade ( the dirt section) is a big let down. I kept...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By goldentaco
Interested. I'll ride Fireroads to Two track...

Interested.

I'll ride Fireroads to Two track and some singletrack from time to time.

I just like to ride and if it's dirt I'm there.

Closest route(s) to me :
-La Gloria and Jackass Grade-...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,174
Posted By goldentaco
In. Bike and tent Also BajaSessions may...

In.

Bike and tent

Also BajaSessions may join me

also Bike and tent.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By goldentaco
On more than one occasion I've split lanes for...

On more than one occasion I've split lanes for 30-40 miles continuously with traffic speeding up a bit for a minute then slow back down. Eventually I got a case of tunnel vision. Hard to describe...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,979
Posted By goldentaco
Indian Creek ...

Indian Creek
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5609/15368242618_d4a163c2f1_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/9131783106_8f1dc2f5f3_b.jpg

Variants....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 382,893
Posted By goldentaco
Around 9000ft outside of Bodie ...

Around 9000ft outside of Bodie
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15367764359_5fcd6b0e3d_b.jpg

Hwy 88 near Picketts
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15555225092_737ca22944_b.jpg

Where's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
Life's full of disappointments. Most involve...

Life's full of disappointments. Most involve fire and alcohol.


J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
What a great not-event. Thanks to the crew...

What a great not-event.

Thanks to the crew everyone who got the details sorted out. The location was great with lots of possibilities for riding and eating.

One of the best parts was the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
Bruno, dantroop, and I are heading up Friday am. ...

Bruno, dantroop, and I are heading up Friday am. Leaving San Ramon 9:30. I don't think we will be doddling. Probably at camp by 1 or 2.


J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
Not sure. I figure we'll get that sorted out...

Not sure. I figure we'll get that sorted out Friday night. Typical roll out has been around 9 or 10 I think. Full ride is about 7-8 Hrs ( accounting for an hour at Bodie and Lunch) so trying to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
No Problemo. There are a number of ways you can...

No Problemo. There are a number of ways you can peel off to shorten the route. The two dirt sections ( Topaz Lake to 338 and Nine Mile Raven to Bodie and back to Bridgeport ) have 338 in common and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
I'll be meeting Bruno here if'n your still...

I'll be meeting Bruno here if'n your still planning to show.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
This route is one of my favorites. Creepy...

This route is one of my favorites. Creepy canyons ( Hills have Eyes), fast dirt highway sections, some rockier sections, wide open vistas, ghost towns, and old west ruins.

The section between 395...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
Bruno, I'm leaving from San Leandro on...

Bruno,

I'm leaving from San Leandro on Friday. I'll ride up with you if you want some company. We've ridden together a little before last year (White F650...kind of loud). Pm me if you want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
Bodie Anyone?

I'm thinking of heading over to Bodie Saturday through the Sweetwater Mtns ( Topaz Rd - Risue and into Bodie from the backside on 9Mile Raven Rd.) Lunch in Bridgeport or Walker depending on time. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
OK by Me

OK by Me
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,722
Posted By goldentaco
N :huh

N
:huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By goldentaco
Check out Diamond Head. From Waikiki it's 3miles...

Check out Diamond Head. From Waikiki it's 3miles to the crater parking lot. The trail up is prob a mile and half up and back. View is nice esp. in the morning.

J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By goldentaco
When I head South I usually take a variation of...

When I head South I usually take a variation of this route:

http://goo.gl/maps/9fWoI

Gas is at D and F.

If it's not too early pop in to the Birds Landing Tavern "B" for a soda or homemade...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By goldentaco
Kua Aina in Haleiwa has great burgers. Teddy's...

Kua Aina in Haleiwa has great burgers. Teddy's was good too.

Kimukatsu on Lewers and Lauula st. has great Tonkatsu ( breaded pork cutlet similar to Jagersnitzel) Here they shave it paper thin...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By goldentaco
Chase treated me well.

I rented a MotoGuzzi Racer7 from Chase last month. Cool bike, great people and the shop puppy was luvvy duvvy.

The guy at Chase told me the guys at Big Kahuna were pricks. I didn't ask and I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,333
Posted By goldentaco
Most definitely in.

Most definitely in.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,877
Posted By goldentaco
Grab Breakfast at A Ride La GLoria/ Gloria...

Grab Breakfast at A

Ride La GLoria/ Gloria Rd
16 miles of easy dirt
then smile. Easy Peasy.

There's gas in Tres Pinos and at 101 and Gloria Rd if you're anxious.

http://goo.gl/maps/Q6164
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,355
Posted By goldentaco
In like Flintstones. Can't wait to do some...

In like Flintstones.

Can't wait to do some mandatory "scouting".

How far North in California and Nevada are you thinking?

Not sure if you've ridden Carrizo before but Elkhorn Rd - Elkhorn...
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