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Old 09-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #181
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New sneakers finally mounted. . Ready for some riding in Cuyamaca.


Leaving Rancho San Diego around 7:00... Home around 1:00.
Trails and back roads....all big bike friendly.

Post up if you're interested in heading out with me or meeting up.

Is that a stock front fender? What year is that bike. Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #182
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Is that a stock front fender? What year is that bike. Thanks!
Touratech high front fender.

'08

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #183
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I like that. Much more stream-lined than the stock fender. I am not sure it is $162 worth of cool, but cool nonetheless. Thanks for the extra picture.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #184
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Hey all, awesome weekend in Big Bear last weekend, RR here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831155
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #185
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New sneakers finally mounted. . Ready for some riding in Cuyamaca.


sharp looking wee/functional too......
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #186
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LAB2V Warm Up Ride Oct 14th

We covered 120 miles of mostly open single track, didn't see very much road. Our local guide gave us a good loop for LAB2V practice; lots of hill climbs, rocky descents, ridge trails, canyons, lots of whoops and 2 sand washes, the last being at about mile 100 when we were pretty well whipped. We saw lots of ribbons or trail markers on bushes, not sure if they were old or new but based on who led our ride ... that's all I'm gonna say.

Here are some pics from the Sunday Ride consisting of myself, catalina38, TCal, and our fantastic ride leader, Bill Jenkins. Bill knows his stuff out there and is a great asset to our little group.

Meet up at 4 Corners (Kramer Junction)


Start of our ride




Checking our tracks, yep, going the right way


On the way to Husky


One of the single tracks over the ridge line to Husky featured a nasty wash out that had us all going through one bike at a time, the Honda and the big KTM's softened it up for me


At Husky ... it is always a moving moment at that spot




Out to Cuddyback, here is our AWESOME ride leader



Catalina38 and TCal making some lines behind us


Talking about the weather with the locals in J-burg


One of these bikes is not like the other ... Randsburg


After lunch in Randsburg, TCal headed back to LA. We finished up our run to Boron at a really good clip and just didn't have the opps to snap any pics. Here is one that captures Bill cresting a hill, Catalina38 half way up. Me at the bottom thinking this is a nasty hill.


It was a great day in the desert
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #187
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #188
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Sequoia 3-Day Ride and Campout - October 2012

Big bike ride last weekend, Browneye, Spafxer, BigTodd, Lonestar2112, 2ADVGS. 625 miles over 3 days. North to Kernville, Johnsondale, Camp Nelson, Mounain Home, and return.

This was one of those rides where you’re just glad to get out on the road with your bike, and the first segment getting out of town is kinda boring and traffickey, and then you meet up with everyone and it just gets better and better and better.

It was also a pretty low-key ride, easy routes and really scenic, something to keep your eyeballs moving at all times. And I call it a success when there’s no carnage. No mishaps. Well, ‘cept the bee stings, one flat, and a broken fishing rod.

Breakfast at the Gorman meetup spot and then headed north to Bakersfield, we just kept going up 178 since we wanted to do all of our exploring up the Western Divide Hiway north of Kernville. Stopped there in Kernville for gas and a brew at the Kernville Brewing Co. and then kept going, stopped at Sherman Pass Hiway, then on up to Johnsondale area and hit the dirt to Windy Gap.

Lunch stop. Everybody was all smiles...





First dirt…



Windy Gap…


Yours truly, the 'browneye', at Windy Gap



From the top of the mountains down to Camp Nelson is a sleigh ride of dirt curves. Todd says he can tell when my butt gets sore because I start riding faster and faster. We were really booking down the mountain road. Found our cabin, Jim’s neighbor let us use it for the weekend. Gorgeous. More pics later. But here’s where we pulled up.




The Tule river is just down at the end of the road there so we sauntered down and found a few pools to throw some hardware at the trout. Got some nibbles and strikes but no keepers.
Later we had cocktails and beers on the patio and enjoyed the view. Todd tried out his optics on the hawks out yonder.






After sundown we walked over to Nelson Tavern and Mo’s Diner and had a few pitchers of ale and a burger. Yum. After dinner we were milling around the patio and a couple of bats kept flying through and between the buildings. They were so fast you had to stand still and could only get a glimpse as they flew through there.

So that was day one, part one...to read the rest of the report click the main thread link for Part Two.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #189
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Sequoia 3-Day Ride and Campout - Part 2

Next day we rode down the pass to Springville. Wow, riding the twisties, what fun. Then low and behold it’s the Apple Festival in this little backcountry town. An entire street fair and rodeo going on, the place was packed, wall to wall people and cars. We pulled into the little market and gas stop there and found Brian, noob guy from ADVrider. He’s a riding maniac with a new F800GS. His former ride, a Multistrada. The guy can carve the corners on pavement.

Getting ready to split. We got our bbq'd Tri-tip sandwiches to go from one of the many EZup vendors and hit the road for Mountain Home.




Mountain Home State Forest is a little-known plateau up in Sequoia National Forest. You see a few locals from the valley that come up there but for the most part it’s desolate and quiet. The climb goes from Springville at about a thousand feet to well over six thousand feet. The view to the San Joaquin valley is amazing.




Giant sequoias dot the landscape and Hidden Falls is way out on the edge of the plateau and borders Golden Trout Wilderness. Not a soul there, no campers, nada. We did some boulder hopping and took in the falls.

After an hour of relaxing, a little fishing, and some lunch, the boy and cub scouts from Bakersfield showed up and they were running amok. One of them jumped into the pool Todd was fishing in, and wading with a net in the one I was fishing, so we took a ride up the mountain on the old forest service roads.




See if you can spot the camo man at the base of the giant sequoia here…




Lonestar-Bob and BigTodd out rock hopping on the Tule river…




Hidden Falls…




On the way out we stopped at Frazier Mill Campground were we got to see some old growth stumps and some new towering Sequoias. I would have liked to camp out there but we had already decided to base-camp it at the cabin and leave all our gear there. Was pretty neat to ride empty bikes.




Todd is checking something out on the bear-box for the campsite. Nice group site area for tenting. Amazing fall colors….




Brian on the huge old-growth stump in camp...



After winding our way back down the mountain we made our way back to Springville for gas and food since Mo’s was only open on Friday night. Back up the 190 to Camp Nelson to our cabin. What a place this was. Wood stove, fridge, hot water, really cool place….




Saturday night we drank and ate and talked for hours…




Sunday morning we were ready to ride at 8:30. On up to Alpine Village to the Ponderosa Inn where we had breakfast and hot coffee. At over six thousand feet it was foggy, misty and cold.

Today we were going down to Johnsondale and ride the trails to Portuguese Pass. Once we got out about 10 miles we kept running into road closed signs so we headed back down to Johnsondale and took the hiway to Kernville. I think Craig (Craig Black had tracks from a previous trip up there) had a go-round on his tracks but I didn’t want to take a chance of getting out 25 miles and realize we had to turn around, or take nasty jeep trails to get out.

We gassed up in Kernville and then went back up the mountain out of Wofford Heights and caught the Rancheria Road trail. Another neat dirt route south, about 50 miles on logging road to Bakersfield.
Here we are on Rancheria Road west of Lake Isabella….




We ended up with just beautiful weather, sunny and mild, no rain. Very enjoyable trek with a terrific group of very capable riders. Like I mentioned, no mishaps, no issues.
And that’s pretty much it. We hit Bakersfield for gas and rocked the freeway to LA, home by 6pm, 625 miles in three days.

Thanks for coming along you guys, I had one of the best trips ever.
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Great ride report Chris!!

We will be up there this weekend riding the greenhorn mountain area.
Will will be doing all the dirt single track up there and plan to have lunch one day at the ponderosa.

Looks like you guys had a great trip.

Someday soon I will get my big bike.
I sold the CRF250X last night...
For $100 less than I paid for it two years ago.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #191
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Great ride report Chris!!

We will be up there this weekend riding the greenhorn mountain area.
Will will be doing all the dirt single track up there and plan to have lunch one day at the ponderosa.

Looks like you guys had a great trip.

Someday soon I will get my big bike.
I sold the CRF250X last night...
For $100 less than I paid for it two years ago.

+1 on the RR


jerry, that is the bike i want to have, duh, i missed that one.

nice to have a small and big bike at the same time.....

see you sometime this winter.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #192
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oct. 6 - 13 moab

while waiting for the desert to cool off, we sneaked out of state into moab ut.

sunday morning, waiting for our campsite being vacated



the price of gas in moab



moab cares for their land



ersin and i took a short trip to the hills above the campground






la sal mtn showing its fall colors






the famous lion's back was pretty deserted
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #193
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monday ride

10 mins away from the c.g, the arches national park



more good reading....http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm


ersin and ben



the gang







now, can you name those rock formations?











tower of babel
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continuation of monday ride

next stop was at the balanced rock









then more stop, this time the tourist were curious what we're doing












too far to hike up and all i can do is zoom in



at another view point, larry leading the way






another hole in the rodk






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Old 11-05-2012, 12:51 PM   #195
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wohooo, inside the park, there are legal dirt roads


cowgirl is enjoying it









the mid day temp was nice









those on small bikes got it made



hard to tell where the road is if not for those rocks



who needs a road when one can fly






at the end of this road, we hit the highway.



there are more pics of the hard stuff which i don't have. maybe the others can post them.
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