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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by T O Double D, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    The John Ryan, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Christina Shook, Ed Milich literary event was a big sucsess, with maybe 100 people and quite a crowd of ADVers in attendance ...

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    Nixels giving away the cool schwag, and Christina Shook posing for Super Suz ...

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    Becky, Larryboy, Kallehof, Bicycle Phil and Benjava ... Holding down the back row ... Some things never change ...

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    And ADVer Puddles with future ADVer Elisabeth, who is Jennifer Brome's and Ed Milich's little girl ... Jen owns Werk Statt here in SF ...

    More pics here:
    http://caryandjohn.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/more-john-and-melissa/

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  2. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Hey Gang,

    March 16th is almost here so I wanted to give you some updates.

    Here is the ride info

    March 16th- Get yourself to (Jill and I are trucking up afterwork along with maybe Cain if he does not ride with Mike or Ian)

    CAPRICE MOTEL
    222 KERN ST
    TAFT, CA 93268
    Phone: (661) 765-2161
    The hotel is $60 per night there are 2 other hotels in Taft also.

    March 17th- We will leave from Caprice Motel (kick stands up) at 9:30am . there is gas in Taft
    we will ride 113 miles of easy dirt to a 24 hour gas station.. fill up and ride another 38 miles to camp. The camping will be primitive with just a firepit. Bring Food, Water and Beverage of Choice.

    March 18th- We will pack up and leave about 10am and ride 117 more miles of easy dirt and a bit of pavement for a total of 151 miles on the Gastank. Then Ride 40 more to the truck.. (I will have shorter routes put in as a fallback because 190 miles in a day is alot)

    For Jill and I about 80% of this ride we have already done. You can see our tracks if you look at this in mapsource, we know that the riding is easy. We have done numbers 1,2,and 4 (section 3 is new for us but I looked at in on a paper map and its not marked as hard)

    Please let me know if you plan on going

    Lets keep an eye on the weather also.. if it rains 5 days prior or less then we will need to postpone the ride because of mud.

    Thanks,

    Paul and Jill..

    Also.. this gps track will not be the final version.. the route will stay the same but I am going to shorten sundays ride as an alt and throw in some other smaller offshoots

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=89083df6c6745499&resid=89083DF6C6745499!155&parid=root
  3. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    The forecast doesn't look good currently... :cry
  4. BigT

    BigT Been here awhile

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    SUN 3/11/12 Lake Barryessa/Knoxville/Rayhouse Rd.


    Has anyone been following this thread? http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394532

    It seems to be gaining speed and looks, weather permitting, like it could be fun. I know we had some rain recently, but I'm not sure what effect it's had up north near/around the lake.
    :ear
  5. ColdC

    ColdC Been here awhile

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    Looks great but I'm going to head-up to Snow Mountain to get in a little more dirt. If anyone's interested here's a link to the loop. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649879
    and, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649811
    KSU from the Forest Service Station in Upper Lake @ 10:00.
  6. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Next week is a long way off (meteorologically speaking). :deal
  7. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    +1
  8. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Yup. Just sayin, it's in the window of something coming.

    Sounds like an interesting ride, Paul. I might be interested, but not sure if I can make the dates work. I'll let you know if I can.
  9. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hey Paul,
    We're having trouble getting that file (paul and jill complete) to load in google earth. I'm sure it's something on our end.

    Any chance you can give me the waypoint for the campground? Or the name?
    Matt and I are talking about death valley next week and the timing might work out for our way home. We would try and catch you in Taft and ride with you guys on the 17th.

    Our plans aren't solid yet (hoping that james gets our suspension work done by friday) but we're a definite "maybe." :D
    kelly
    P.S. Hey Rob, why don't you and Becky hop on the zombie and come down for this? Becky was talking about a 2up ride...:evil
  10. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Hey Kelly,:wave I thought you were still sailing the 990 around the world.:lol3
    Sent you a pm.
  11. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Hey Paul, does Klipstein rd have a gate on it? I saw another track, maybe yours that only goes part way? GE makes it look all good?
  12. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Clearwater, Heidenau Tires, Remus and a few others were in attendance.


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  13. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Dome Springs is the Name

    Here is the waypoint
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=89083df6c6745499&resid=89083DF6C6745499!156&parid=root

    here are the cord
    N34 43.264 W119 15.533

    hope to see you there
  14. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Not sure where Klipstein road is... are you talking about a road on my Gps Track or something else ?

    take a screenshot or something :evil
  15. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Thanks, Paul - lat/lon is perfect.
    We're still gonna try and find you guys in Taft, but if we fuck up somehow, at least we know where you're camping!
    I'm excited about this - thanks for the invite :)
    Looking forward to meeting you and Jill.

    hi bob!
    sent you an email - thanks!
    so, are you going on Paul's ride? :deal
  16. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Paul, I sent you an email about the road.

    What kind of truck parking is there in Taft?

    Thanks
  17. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    not sure on the truck parking.. I am going to book the hotel room tomorrow and I will ask then.
  18. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    not that it matters but the weather forcast has improved greatly

    I have found weather forecasts to be way off over 48 hours in advance.. 9 days in advance is a total guess on their part. :rofl
  19. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    truck parking is fine across the street.. I booked the room.. 24 hour cancel policy
  20. SFMCjohn

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    Hey ColdC,

    Thanks for the cool links and wonderful map ... I'll try to explore this route ASAP ... Very neat old XR, too ... Have fun this weekend ...
    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn