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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Jan 4, 2011.
As long as everyone had fun and no one was scalped
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.
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 your Marie' hero!
Santa Maria Inn.....:dg
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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....
I have stomach cramps now...but I feel for you guys....
Owww Owwww,,, Stupid Hurts.
"Don't try it"
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.....
Thanks for organizing! Great meeting you folks... glad I missed the mud puddle though.
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
Jim, by the way, how did the low fender work out?
my favorite part is John laughing is ass off after Jim got stuck. He wasn't laughing that night.
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.
i think I might have gotten it up to 35 or 40 to at least attempt getting across that....
You would have flown 35-40 feet in the air when you hit the middle.
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!
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. 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.
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. 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 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.
the rogue ride.....wish i was there jim......
that's one funny experience!
nice vids john and good job taking of poor jimmy....
sat morning at 7am on roxford
nice reminder that this is an adventure ride.....
this SE is packed for the weekend; i wonder what's in those soft panniers...
ben, your new helmet is scary bright....:eek1
hababam going for his first adv ride with the l.a. crew....
the ride to santa paula
met some more PPs at the santa paula gas station
couple of special gs800
awesome anniversary edition
the ride to ojai was twisty and nice
big bikes on the prowl
we made it to the breakfast place on time; KTMs get preferential parking
and a yammy in a slice of pie
sito, windrat, john and marie (all seated) were first to arrive
it was great we got the outside patio tables
cathy wearing her authentic pozo shirt
ojai main street
hw33 in the morning shade
stopped where lockwood valley road hits the 33
I only have one pic... thanks Joel
John and Jim... it should be safe to ride with guy's now
looks like the other guy in the pic is REALLY thanking Joel...:huh