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. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Got home just after noon today.....

    Had a great time seeing everyone

    Glad I took an extra day & camped & rode some more

    Thanks Joel, as usual, for all your hard work putting this together

    SuperSuz, we'll do it again soon
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    bob...i let you steal rinconrider from the ride and only 1 pic...:huh




    nice to hear the wemmmin had a great time.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we're past halfway on 33. we did 37 and 35 more to go
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    treadless and what he does best
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    sito
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    riddler
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    sir crashalot and ms. rruugger
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    dunerat and val
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    cathy brought everything except the kitchen sink
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    mayor and his bitchin bike
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    the new kid in the block with a brand new 990
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after 100 + miles of pavement......we saw our first dirt and we were ecstatic...:clap
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    and like moses, i took them to the promised land...a place where you can have as much dirt as you want....fuel range permitting....:rofl
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    in this huge place, we were just specks in the landscape
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    rruugger still in the dating game...:wink:
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    i wonder what sopashubby thinking when cathy leaves the house fully packed...:hmmmmm
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    sito rode the new se like a new man....:evil
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    mooseboy rode the xr4 from home....:bowyou're truly a half animal and half boy
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    some riders prefer less orange
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    ben...you're one good samaritan helping a rider with a flat tire. later we met the grateful rider and learned it was stickfigure who rode from sf. how cool is that?....:clap
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we made it to the usual meeting place in maricopa exactly at noon
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    we were on time but the 2 rogue riders already left
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    the obligatory gas price pic for this ride; one of the pics you will be showing your grandchildren how cheap the gas was at the time
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    light grey is the new orange...:snore
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    preview of the ktm rally coming this year....:evil
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    if supersuz came another minute late....it would have been a solo ride to pozo; just kidding sue - cathy demanded that we wait until you show up. so we did....:rolleyes
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  6. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    nice RR... Joel

    Sito congrats on the new SE
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    back to chorrizo as dr will say it

    what an awesome place
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    2 year in a row for ben.....:clap
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    2up for dunerat
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    jeff aka stickfigure
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    the adventurous supersuz
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    if nowwhat is not around...roger is my posterboy
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    cathy vstromming
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    carrizo is not all flat, it has twist and turns too
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    one more of ss just for coming and encourage her to come again next year
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    it's not as big as you think
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    jon, seating on that beast will haunt you
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    richard cabeza
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    ok boys, let's ride
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    gorgeous sky
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    more tomorrow....:evil
  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Bet this gets expensive for Jon.

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  10. Super Suz

    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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    Hi Guys, Got home around 5:00 today after staying two nights at Avila Hot Springs, between Pismo and SLO. Yesterday, we rode through some amazing twisties in the area. Beatiful vistas and backroads with lots of happy California cows.

    Today, I rode through Big Sur and then cut through Monterey to the 101 and then heavy traffic on the usual commute home.

    Yes, I have pics of it all. Thanks, everyone, for waiting. I hope you did not have to wait too long. I had some bike trouble in the morning with the bike, fixed it and then hauled ass to get there. Thanks to Joel for suggesting this ride. Thanks to Jim for suggesting the campsite. Thanks to Kevin for the wine, coffee, tour and the use of your grill. He's an avid biker who was staying at the hot springs. Thanks to Sopascat for hanging out with me. I have a fantastic time! I have always wanted to take my Strom through there and now I have.

    I'll get to work on the pics this week and start posting soon.

    Hope everyone made it back safe and YES you can see me again next year on this ride.
  11. MOOSEBOY

    MOOSEBOY Adventurer

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    Thanks Super Suz for the Tequilia, fire starter snax and Tequilia.:1drink




    Moose
  12. shuston

    shuston Adventurer

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    Did anybody have the gps routing for this ride?
    I wasnt able to go, but would like to head out there sometime soon.

    Thanks,
  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i have one. what's your interest, skill level and the bike you're riding. i don't want to send you anyting that you'll hate me later.
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after carrizo, got on pozo rd

    the road was deceiving...look easy, it's a hard pack dirt and sand on the surface
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    regrouped at the T and waited for the last rider
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    i wonder what this stream looked like during the last storm
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    gettting in the town of pozo
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    lots of "no can do"
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    here's the alternative
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    across the saloon
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    walt and dana were about to leave when we showed up. still, nice to see you fellas
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    idea man
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    see you walt on the next one
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    just chillin
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    the mayor been waiting for his burger for more than 30 minutes and not happy
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    interesting stool
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    we knew service will be slow...so just chips and beer
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    last meal we had was 6 hours ago
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    pozo butterflies
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    lior and hababam sharing their favorite drink across from the saloon
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    we only hanged out there for 30 minutes and now ready to leave
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    we're happy to stop at the saloon, just wishing the food service will be better next time
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    instead of taking the pavement to the 58, we opted to do more dirt; it took us a little farther but we had an adventure

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    something happened to ben and we have rubber neckers....:D
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    just another drill exercise; lior was quick in giving a hand
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    that was some deep sand
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    hababam's 990 has autopilot
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the true adventure began after sunset...:lol3 hababam said it, 10 riders and 9 gps and we got lost.....:rofl
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    dunerat says "we don't need a stinkin full moon to do a night ride"
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    stickfigure giving the l.a. crew the salute for sucking him along...:D
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    rruugger thought that was the best part of the ride, especially when we found someone locked the gate on our way out.....:evil
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    it all ben's fault, we thought we were all in stealth mode, but that dang helmet gave our location away.....:rofl
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    me made it to santa maria in one piece with hair and all...:clap
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    sat night dinner wasn't at jocko's. the place was packed and at least 1 hour wait to get seated...and getting served was another wait.


    thanks to marie and her iphone; we found another place. we were not dissapointed.
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    for the first time, this restaurant was invaded by dual sport bikes
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    noel showing his meat; i could see it was still pulsating......:eek1
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    awesome
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    rruugger's meat was big and a fresh kill.....:lol3
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    my portion was a descent size
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    you gotta be kidding tom...:huh
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    for sure, that dinner put a smile on our faces....:clap
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  19. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    Awesome RR!

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    I wish I was out there with you guys instead of stuck here in Dallas. :(
  20. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    Look like everyone had a great ride...

    Joel sorry my pic tak'in skill's are weak

    If you would like to see more of carrizo some day, I would be happy give you the tour.