Bay Area Adventure Riders Club

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

  1. Rippin209

    Rippin209 Long timer

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    Life long memories right there. A great adventure with a splash of pain to cement that in both your memory. The pain will fade and you'll both fondly recall your crazy adventure in no time.
  2. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    No worries Joe. I have no point of reference other than the words of the one Jeep driver we saw on the trail--he said it was definitely rougher than he remembered it from a year ago.

    Forget the Crossfires, I should've been wearing a Jeep.
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  3. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    :lol3

    Well, if it makes you feel any better I said almost the exact same thing weekend before last while riding my 610 on some Jeep trails near Shaver :lol3 Nothing but rocks and sand down there!

    Glad you and the Pup made it out with somewhat minimal damage. That'll learn ya to be riding those behemoths on Jeep trails :toney

    Also, glad you guys made it to the last race of the season, and could bear witness to Jackal's unquestioned greatness and pure domination on the Bay :queenie The Sunday Brunch series starts in January :D


    JeepChick
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  4. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Ha! And you've GOT a Jeep. Hmm...

    The Jackal couldn't have done it without PilotChick either.
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  5. RTWRENO!

    RTWRENO! n00b

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    Moved back to MountainView after 3 yrs away from California, any ADVers in mountain view or meets?
  6. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Exactly! I know how much easier it can be on 4 wheels! :lol3

    And I don't know about being the PilotChick...it gets pretty hairy maneuvering in such tight quarters with all those other classes going every which-a-way. I'm just happy on the main :gdog



    SailChick
  7. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Merry equinox, fellow BAARCers.
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  8. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Same to you, HWD! I got a lovely pumpkin pie to celebrate. The air smells like dirt riding to me!


    WC
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  9. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    Glad to see Jackal is continuing the winning ways!!!!
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  10. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Yeah, well, no thanks to you, Rob! You need to get back out here and sail with us again! I miss you!
    We're kind of kicking around the idea of the 2020 Transpac if you think you might be able stand a few weeks of my company without tossing me overboard :lol3

    You still rippin' around on pavement?


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  11. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    Yeah I know, had to get back East to the humidity, fireants and bad drivers.

    Not been spending much time on the pavement been enjoying the Appalachian backwoods lately since I'm about recovered from all my broken bones.
  12. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Wha...? Did I know about this?? What happened? You just wanna be like me... :toney


    WC
  13. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    Back in January..........Hip broken in 3 places, right side ribs broken, collarbone, concussion......... orange bike rider failed to stop at an intersection I nailed him at 74mph or so the gps said when it quit working. Three months using a walker and sleeping in the recliner.......not too much fun.

    I'm about 90% these days, bones only hurt when the weather changes but that could just be old age.

    Guess it could have been worse, I had on my usual armor and pads and I guess it spread some of the impact out, even though I suspect the hard armor in the flack jacket contributed to the broken ribs, no internal injuries, no surgery and one bruise on my arm.

    FYI this little misadventure cost about $35,000, I had decent medical insurance but I also had liability and comprehensive on the Beta along with an additional $5,000 in medical payments which picked up all the deductibles, co-pays etc. The additional premium was negligible, I'm upping that to $15K. If I had needed a longer hospital stay or surgery on my hip the bill could have easily been six figures. I would highly recommend adding the medical to your bike insurance if you don't already have it. When I changed my insurance to Progressive I had to specifically ask for it, it's not included in the basic package.

    This was a big DS ride about 350 bikes, (not an AMA sanctioned ride), it was run almost like a Hare scrambles, bikes everywhere, trails crisscrossing.......... I wasn't the only one that got a ride in the Wagon that day.... Don't think I'll be back..........
    What really pissed me off was that someone stole my brand new googles while I was laying on the ground.......... bastards......
  14. Rippin209

    Rippin209 Long timer

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    While the whole ordeal sounds crappy the guy that caused your accident was simply stupid whereas the person that stole your goggles should be beaten, I hate thieves anyway, but stealing from a injured guy like that is pretty damn low.
    Hope you get that last 10% back. Stay safe out there.
    P.S.thanks for the heads up about the insurance
  15. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    Thanks, crashing always sucks.
    The insurance thing really worked out well, for once..... I can't stress enough to add the medical to your policy...... I have mixed feelings on the accessory insurance, in my case since the accident was considered a moving collision my accessory coverage didn't come into play. If the smashed Garmin Montana had been stolen rather than crashed, it would have been covered.
  16. Rippin209

    Rippin209 Long timer

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    Well that's some red tape bull. I've got so many miles on my motorcycle as it is they wouldn't pay me much (2013 NC700X with 63,000+ miles) I've got allot of OEM accessories that PO installed and some accessories I put on but nothing very expensive. I just increased my coverage a bit for anything I break if I'm at fault (someone else's vehicle, property and I really increased the medical coverage for someone I hurt if I'm at fault) my own medical coverage covers 100% for accidents as it is (anthem blue cross) whether it's falling at home or a auto accident doesn't matter and trying to get coverage to help pay for my things (motorcycle, gear or accessories) made my payments so high I could just buy new stuff every 12 months instead.
  17. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    My medical payed 100% of "covered expenses" there was about $5K of non-covered expenses...... My comprehensive and liability with the medical and accessory coverage is only about $125/yr, I forget what the liability limits are but I upped those.... seems like an ok deal to me. $125 doesn't buy much for a bike these days.
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  18. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Damn, Rob...!! I'm glad you're at 90% instead of 0%. Sounds like a tough deal all the way around :(:


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  19. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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  20. Craig Cutright

    Craig Cutright Been here awhile

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    Had a chance to work in a quick get away to the Nevada desert last weekend. Once a year members of the Western Pyrotechnic Association get together where it is quiet, and no one cares much what they do, for an event called "DoIt". Members spend 5 days building what ever evil pyro concoctions they have been dreaming up over the previous year. I had business with the BoD and decided to load up the bike and try and complete the trip that was abruptly ended last year by some loose sand and gravel. Mammoth ER is very pretty this time of year.

    Got a late start out of the Bay Area Friday, and my Google Maps were all lit up red-like....decided it was wise to bolt over Mt Hamilton and take the scenic route. Didnt stop to take any photos as I was running late and I dont like hustling through the hills at dusk when animals are up and about. By Patterson, it was dark. It was also unseasonably cold. I had planned to make my first stop up high above Kennedy Meadows. I wanted to be able to make good time early Saturday morning and stop at Bodie for lunch. By Sonora the temps were down in the low 40's and it was looking to be a long stretch into camp that night. Made it in at 11:30.....Snot-cicles, numb hands, and a sheet of ice over my front end and windscreen. Set up a quick camp and jump in the good ole North Face 0 deg down bag and tried to get my core temperature back. Really glad I took advantage of the North Face lifetime offer to refill your down bag when it loses loft. Just got it back and it was dreamy.

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    Was up early, waiting for a partner to arrive by 9 AM to join up and depart. Little bit of coffee and some Makers and I was ready to pack down

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    Did I say it was cold?

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