Bay Area Adventure Riders Club

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

  1. roamtheglobe

    roamtheglobe Been here awhile

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    Cool, maybe a couple of SE's on this ride? I'll invite some other local dualsport riders for an overnight Clear Creek jaunt this coming Fri/Sat...

  2. motoro

    motoro Adventurer

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    Hello, anyone going to baja from september 28 thru october 7th?
    Or somewhere, i have this days off and would like to go for a big ride, cheers,
  3. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Hell's yeah!!

    Just wish you mentioned this a wee bit sooner. Just booked up the rest of my month. Feck.

    Was thinking WABDR and ORBDR… What are your thoughts?

    PM me.

    Jeff G.
  4. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Hell with both of you. I am desperately trying to get down to Coco's before the year is out, but I think that might be too soon.

    I also think I'm out for this weekend since I have finish putting the wife's cage back together. Man, I just need more hours in the day....

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  5. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Might be able to join you in Jan or Feb…

    JG
  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Heading out...

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    I'm on a Hwy 4 thing this year, further away from the Yosemite smoke too.

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    Bigfoot's boyfriend?

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    Walker burger for lunch, no gas in town.

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    Thunderstorms again, starting to be a theme for us...Benjava would never believe it. :lol3

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    Camp!! :clap:clap

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    Frenchman sold all his motorsickles, bought a shaggin' waggin'. :huh


    Relaxing time...

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  7. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hey LB,

    Sweet, been waiting to see some pics of yaw'll's Labor Day ride! :clap

    sorry we missed it ... :cry
    -- SFMCjohn
    PS: leaving on a '73 Tiger ride tomorrow ... we'll be at the DNA Lounge at 10am tomorrow, at Fast Fridays in Auburn Friday night, at the Ranchito in Quincy Saturday night watching old motorcycle movies outside behind the motel ... and in Old Town Auburn on Sunday night ... 29 pre-'76 bikes this year on the NorCalTT ... Hope to see some BAARCers in the parking lot ... :ricky
  8. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    That wasn't the case a week earlier... this was the view from the east end of Alpine lake on 8/23.

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    The smoke was pretty thick.
  9. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    OK, so I decided to just make it happen. I'm heading out 10/9, staying SD for the night and then crossing at Tecate to hit Mike's Sky Ranch day 1, Coco's Day 2, and then Gonzaga Day 3, for a final blast home after.

    Yeti is I think rolling with me, but anyone from up here wanna try to make it? This is a big bike trip but I think will be mainly dirt thanks to some cool routes from JustPaul.
  10. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    JustPaul is the guy to get the routes from. I am hoping to join the Baja foray this winter once I pick up a GPS. Wish I could make it happen. Have fun. Keep the sticky side down.

    JG
  11. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Next time. :deal

    Sounds fun!! Take pics.
  12. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hope so! Looks like maybe rain for Fast Fridays ... :cry

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    What's Nixels riding these days ... a KLR? Or was he your passenger? Ha. :ricky

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    The old ax ... ready to go ...
    see you in the paddock,
    -- SFMCjohn
  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I'll have to finish the story for you...:wink:
  14. roamtheglobe

    roamtheglobe Been here awhile

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    Left SF Friday afternoon, camped in Yosemite, climbed Saturday, rode down to 395 and back over Sonora Pass. Lots of snow and hail and rain and double rainbows...
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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Nice morning...

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    Nix free bike keeps throwing the chain, wheel is straight...I suspect bad swingarm bearings as the chain will go from super loose to super tight and the wheel is tracking true. I'm frustrated by Lone Pine...figure it out, I'm going to Cerro Gordo and will come back for you.

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    They have recently started doing tours again at Cerro Gordo. They don't have water up there, so I took them four gallons and got a tour.

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    Never was captured...

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    I'd better go check on Nicky, he was close enough to town to walk where I'd left him.

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  16. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks, it was a holiday weekend and a Sunday...we were 100 miles from camp in the middle of nowhere. I got back to Lone Pine and Nixels had given the bike to the gas station owner who is going to pass it to his grandson who likes motorcycles..the drive chain had broken, it was done. Easy come, easy go. :lol3


    Nixels got to ride biatch on the flat deck of the GS, I didn't bring the passenger seat.

    No pics on the 100 mile highway slog, but we saw my buddy Nowhere Bob riding down Hwy 6 on his street legal DR125 with a flat front tire. :huh He's crazy, said he's just gonna air it up a few times and get back to his camp. Invited him to our camp for breakfast tomorrow.

    Got close to Benton and the sky opened up, Hwy 120 turned into a river and we swam into camp. Renaud had stayed in camp with his van, gotten a nice sunburn and gathered up our tents when they blew away.

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    The rain drops were seriously the size of quarters. :eek1

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    We piled in the van to go look at the highway. Whiskey warmup made for poor judgment...see the foreground, looks the same as the dirt to the right of the fence? My brain said it was dirt and I fell in almost up to my chest. :rofl


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  18. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Lucky Nicky! :huh:lol3
  19. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Had a good night, ate some good grub.

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    Nowhere Bob came by the next morning on his big bike, hadn't seen him in a couple of years.

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    Time to head for home, they had Hwy 120 closed, but had scraped a lane back down to pavement...the mud was ten feet deep. Nicky and Renaud decided to just go back out to Hwy 6, I just went ahead and followed a Caltrans dump truck...no big deal.

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    I'm pretty sure that right about there is where Clint Eastwood painted the town red, landmarks look about right.

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    Played around a bit, new lower gearing plus new springs front/rear.

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    Back over Hwy 4...

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    No GPS these days, back roads from 4...came out on 49 right about 13 corners, damn good ride.

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    Then home...

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  20. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    To the ADV universe (or at least the East Bay) - Off to a Mammoth DS ride this Thursday - Sunday and was wondering if anyone has a loading ramp I might borrow? Nathan has the truck but no ramp. I'd be willing to let you borrow my 3 rail trailer for the weekend as trade.

    I can pickup somewhere in the East Bay....

    PM me if you can help.

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