it's time to get the big bikes out and enjoy the scenic and mild ride to CARRIZO AND POZO... estimated round trip from my house is 380 miles, but really depends where you're starting from. perfect for nOObs, new gs/lc8 owners, and pretty much for everyone who's looking for a nice friendly ride. medium bikes like 600 and up with tall gears will do just fine. small bikes, you need to trailer them to carrizo. EDITED 01-08-09: the plan is meet in ojai for breakfast @ 9am. and based on the # of riders on the IN list, we can determine which restaurant to make the reservation. those coming from los angeles will meet at the gas station at the roxford exit off the 5. ventu, camarillo and santa clarita riders can meet us at the CORNER GAS STATION in santa paula on hw150 (OJAI RD) @ hw126. after breakfast, we ride via hw33 (twisty pavement) to maricopa, get gas and ride into carrizo plain (easy dirt). then head to pozo (easy dirt fire roads) for lunch. in the afternoon, we'll take hi mountain rd (some sections were rocky and water crossing) to lopez lake. those who prefer another route home, can turn around and back track or take the pavement to arroyo grande to hw101. 2009 january ride: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318376&page=324 last year others almost froze themselves to death on the way home... heated grips and vest are great to have!... warm clothing and thick gloves maybe ok. along hw33 some truck their small bikes (skipped breakfast) and meet us in carrizo carrizo pozo road somewhere on pozo rd water at the beginning of hi-mountain road the easy section of hi-mountain road YMMV..