Big Bikes to Carrizo and Pozo Jan 15 & 16

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    As long as everyone had fun and no one was scalped :ear
  2. MOOSEBOY

    MOOSEBOY Adventurer

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    Yeah I need a bigger bike.

    What were you riding? I may have seen you too. I'm not sure if I know what you look like.

    ps. Thanks johngil for that fantasic pic.


    Moose
  3. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Home bout 4 or so Great journey. Night ride was'nt to0 bad Joel, its all riden' Thanks for the helping hand in the sand Jon :gdog your Marie' hero!
    Santa Maria Inn.....:snore:jkam:dg :thumb
  4. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  5. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Wow.....the 4000 foot prints from just 2 guys really does put it into perspective...I felt bad as you called my name 6 or 7 times in the first video but I wasn't there to help....:lol3:freaky
  6. Yzlvr

    Yzlvr Been here awhile

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    I have stomach cramps now...but I feel for you guys....:clap
  7. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Owww Owwww,,, Stupid Hurts.


    "Don't try it"


    "NowWhat?"


    Video captures it all, doesn't it ?


    The only reason I tried it was the quad tracks looked like they didn't sink too bad..... :cry
  8. stickfigure

    stickfigure Fiendish Fluoridator

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    Thanks for organizing! Great meeting you folks... glad I missed the mud puddle though.
  9. A.Vern

    A.Vern One Man Wolf Pack

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    I think my favorite part is after Jim gets hopelessly stuck, John hits the throttle and commits his bike to the same fate...

    That's a good friend :lol3

    Jim, by the way, how did the low fender work out?

  10. RSC E

    RSC E ADVWNT2B

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    my favorite part is John laughing is ass off after Jim got stuck. He wasn't laughing that night.
  11. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    I've been stuck like that on a regular dirtbike. No fun. Hats off to you two fir getting those 500 pounders out of that mud before night fall.
  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    i think I might have gotten it up to 35 or 40 to at least attempt getting across that....
  13. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    You would have flown 35-40 feet in the air when you hit the middle.:deal
  14. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Carrizo Plain is the only mud I've ever been in that jammed the front tire. I was well aware this could happen, again. We were just north of 7 mile road on Soda Lake. (California Valley) This area was graded and actually shows streets on the GPS for a tract home development that never happened. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=s&lat=35.28217&lon=-119.92322&zoom=16&q1=california valley, ca

    Glad to say a mud jammed front tire was not a major problem here. Just the deep mucky muck sucking the machine and our boots. John's boots were BRAND NEW, and needed a proper break in! :lol3

    Without John's brawn, we'd still be there... I remember looking down at the mud and thinking it looked like frosting from a chocolate cake. :puke1 A number of times I suggested taking off the mirrors, GPS, and windshield and just roll that pig over and out of there. That would have been an even muddier mess. :puke1

    What was cool though was I was beat and ready to head over to Taft or Maricopa to get a room and a shower. It was after 4 pm. We probably rode into the mud a litttle after 1 pm. Then comes a text that John is already at the Pozo cut off. :clap Reminded me of RhinoEater since my communication of a meet up spot was poor. We were seperated by the river, and keeping the other rider in sight was impossible. If one of us got stuck again :eek1. Somehow my Spot tracking was turned off too so the other riders didn't know what was going on..

    The bikes were running well, considering they layed on their sides for a long time. I lost some fuel from the tank vents, my clutch master cylinder lost its fluid again, and now I have a leaky fork seal. I would guess from the feel of the bike and my clothing, I probably had an extra 75 pounds of weight on me.

    We made it to Avila Hot Springs at 6 pm. Sopascat, SuperSuz, Mooseboy, and RSCe just finished checking in, and we had a :freaky then hit the Mineral Water baths. Oh so nice ! Had a movie on the screen for the family types enjoying the baths... I slept under the stars, tired but not beat.

    What a day. :wink:
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the rogue ride.....wish i was there jim......:D


    that's one funny experience!

    nice vids john and good job taking of poor jimmy....:clap
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    sat morning at 7am on roxford
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    nice reminder that this is an adventure ride.....:D
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    this SE is packed for the weekend; i wonder what's in those soft panniers...:evil
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    ben, your new helmet is scary bright....:eek1
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    hababam going for his first adv ride with the l.a. crew....:clap
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    the ride to santa paula
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    met some more PPs at the santa paula gas station
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    couple of special gs800
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    awesome anniversary edition
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the ride to ojai was twisty and nice
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    big bikes on the prowl
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    we made it to the breakfast place on time; KTMs get preferential parking
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    and a yammy in a slice of pie
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    sito, windrat, john and marie (all seated) were first to arrive
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    it was great we got the outside patio tables
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    cathy wearing her authentic pozo shirt
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    hw33 in the morning shade
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    stopped where lockwood valley road hits the 33
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  19. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    John and Jim... it should be safe to ride with guy's now :lol3
  20. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    looks like the other guy in the pic is REALLY thanking Joel...:huh