Bay Area Adventure Riders Club

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

  1. missadventure

    missadventure n00bie d00bie d00

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    Hey John, was that you in the red suspenders? This is Molly, I was hanging out with Super Suz.
  2. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hi Molly,

    Yes, that was me and my favorite red suspenders ...

    It was great to meet you and put a face with an avatar ... enjoyed hearing about your upcoming sabbatical and your plans for going for a long ride!

    Hope the plans work out for you and that you post a lot of pics for us ... :ricky

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  3. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hi Just Paul,

    Cool, if things work out we should see you in Saline Valley ... our pal is in a blue grass band and a bunch of his friends will be playing and singing around the campfire, if they can get their rental cars to the oasis ... ha.

    Will you be two up on the 990? Are you planning on taking Steele Pass over to Beatty via Goldpoint ... and how are you planning on getting from Beatty to Panamint?

    We're hoping to ride from San Francisco ... kind of hoping we can get over 50 and then head south, because I just slogged from SF down to Lake Isabella recently and don't want to do that again ... we'll probably head back via the Carrizo Plain and Parkfield ...

    Hope to see you around the campfire, soon!
    -- SFMCjohn
  4. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Thanks to all for the Kind words, My XRL is a lot of fun to ride

    HI JOHN, I really like your club, I remember many years ago D36 heyday labor day weekend- at san jose famliy camp SFMC was always there. Did you ever go to that campout? I went 11 years in a row..:evil
    John
  5. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Sorry to say but it was a no go. I got sick and the weather turned cooled so I was in bed all weekend.:cry
  6. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hi BigNastybrp,
    My wife was sick last week, too ... going around I guess ... rain will cancel our trip, also, but so far the weather looks good ... :ricky
    see you on the road,
    -- SFMCjohn
  7. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hey ReferJohn,
    Loved Hey Day at the old San Jose Family Camp on Labor Day ... Rainbow Pool, was that the name of the swimming hole? They moved it to a new place up near Tahoe now ... too bad ... Thanks for the kind words about the club! Maybe we'll see you on the Oakland MC's Sheetiron next season?
    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  8. mototifosi

    mototifosi what does this one do?

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    Hey,
    Anyone up for a day ride in the South Bay? Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Curz Mts etc.
    I ride a street legal WR250 X with treaded tires so hard pack and dirt roads, trails are fun. Anyone up for riding the Santa Cruz Mts, back roads, dirt roads etc.? I'm open Fri thru Sunday.

    Hard Working Dog... come on down, you can check out the Transition at the same time...
  9. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Nathan and I are hitting Carnegie tomorrow from like 10:30-2pm if anyone is up for that.

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  10. johnkol

    johnkol Been here awhile

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    There are dirt roads in the SC mountains that you can legally ride?? Pray tell!
  11. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Ran into the gang from BAARC in Death Valley at Saline Valley Hot Springs ... BigNastybrp, Just Paul and their gals riding bad-ass two-up down South Pass and Zeegman ... Puddles, too! A BRP, 990, 520 and two KLRs ... The hard cases were on their way over Steel Pass and the KLRs off for (easy) North Pass ... I know I got the Honda and Kawasaki models right, anyway ...

    BAARC ... we may not post much, but we do ride ... ha! :ricky

    Here's a map and a few pics from Cary and my Thanksgiving trip:

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    About 1200 miles, according to Google, and five days of riding ...

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    The Wizard pool, in Upper Hot Springs ... 102 degrees ...

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    Camp on the road to Steele Pass, looking downhill and west ...

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    Thanksgiving Pot-Luck on the lawn at the Lower Oasis ... starts every year at 2pm, don't be late, the line for (lots of) food is long ... a fun party with lots of nice people ... not many motorcycle people, though, I think ADVers stay at Panamint on Thanksgiving ...

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    Bat Sign ...

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    Heading north up to North Pass ...

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    Lunch in the Alabama Hills, close by Lone Pine ...

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    Camping in the Temblor Range, Hurricane Ridge, Carrizo Plain National Monument ...

    Perfect weather, no wind ...

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Oh hai, the whole gang!!

    :clap
  13. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Great Seeing you John !
  14. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Who was in Parkfield last night? 950 and one other bike?
  15. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Great Picture you guys! Looks like an awesome trip! Wish I could've made it. :freaky
  16. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    John it was Great to meet you and your super cool lady. Cain we would have loved to have you there.
    Bert
  17. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    What did you ride 2 up Bert? I'll be free next year for sure for t-day trip. Had fiance family duty this year. :( lol
  18. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    He rocked the Honda 650R (2 Up) and carried all his own camping gear and clothes, food water etc.. ... You rock BERT and Wendy !

    I will post some pics later today
  19. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    All I gotta say is HOLY CRAP! that's awesome! Leave it to Bert. haha look fwd to pictures!

    here's your guard too paul! Come and get it. :)
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  20. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hi ian408,
    We met Kari, on the white late-model Tiger 800 and her friend, John (?), on the '08 KTM 950 ... they were staying at the Parkfield Inn, and they passed us on the Parkfield Grade and again on Rt 25, and we chatted with them at the store in Pacines ... super nice people ... forgot to ask him if he was on ADV, but he admitted to owning a bunch of KLRs over the years, so ...

    Hey guys, thanks for posting! Great to see Paul, Bert and Zeegman, and the two-up ladies ... fun when we can run into one another on the road! :ricky

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn