California - The Adventure Republic

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NSFW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    very nice todd.....and lots of me and ME....:norton

    :lol3
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    lior took us to one of his favorite spots.

    damn, i just noticed there's a big crack on the rock above us..ersin's akrapovics will break that loose
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    the next governator of california.....:lol3
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    crossing the mighty mojave river for the 3rd time
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    we skipped the dry lake bed assuming it's going to be muddy, which later we learned it was. jumped on the highway at rasor rd. then to baker.

    can you spot the biggest thermometer in the world
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    obligatory gas price pic
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    quick lunch at subway...not bad.
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  3. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    ...enjoying the RR's guys. :thumb

    Tear it up big man!
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    See you guys in DV. :freaky
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    buster, we'll see you in less than 2 weeks. people are getting excited to ride and win some giveaways especially those from solomotoparts

    :evil

    back to the rr.

    after getting a quick lunch at baker, we headed to kelbaker rd and to the first trail on the right
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    though the map says it's a road, it's more like a trail or jeep track. we stopped at the flag and looked around
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    john writing a note for others to read
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    todd appears making love to his exc...hahaha
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    story says there were only 2 frogs and they just multiplied
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    a big toad wants to join the clan
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    we were running late and decided NOT to take the shorter 8-mile of whoops. powerline road is longer but easier the big bikes.
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    top of the hill. i crashed on the way up. someone has pics for sure
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    heading down towards avi
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    just passed the rockiest section of the ride
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    avi is just right at that end of the road
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    we made it
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    time to check in
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    time to get some needed nutritions
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    gotta celebrate
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  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    That's a hardcore ride guys. :thumb
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after doing over 100 miles of sand...think i'm starting to get comfortable, until i had my last crash...:lol3

    sunday morning...bye avi
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    got up before 7, had breakfast in the casino, gassed up (next to the casino) and by 9 we're riding. jnyrav and eric left an hour earlier to get home sooner. zach, i don't blame him, took the highway on his gs1200.

    long and straight. may sounds boring...not quite. lior and larry
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    the 2 guys were gone in less than 60 seconds
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    halfway thru, still long and but looks fun at the top
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    lior took us to the piute trailhead; good single track but it will take us further north. here's where larry split with the group.
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    interesting fence
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    these cacti are leaning left as if reaching out for us. my right handguard hit one of them and the outcome wasn't good
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    since it was a 2-track, i was riding pretty close to the edge of the trail
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    a branch reached out for me, hit the handguard, me and the bike did a 180 and then i got ejected. good thing i was wearing armor and a neck brace.
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    rear fender broke off from the impact but nothing i can't fix....hahaha
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    lots of whoops and sand so i have to take it easy. here we made it to the flat section and the repair held up
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    before this picture was taken, we caught up with john and eric. glad to see them since lior and todd were determined to take the 8 mile uphill ride on whoops and switchbacks. i didn't think the duct tape will hold on my bike so i joined the 2 PPs.
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    when we got to the rendevouz point....lior and todd already had their break and waiting for us
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    we all road together up to here, again the 2 PPs want to do afton while the 3 of us opted to take the highway. fuel was the issue.
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    eric ran out of gas and i have to give some of mine
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    can't really go far with the stock gas tank. maybe if you stick a gallon of gas in your backback.
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    all 5 of us eventually made it to baker pretty much at the same time. jnyrav and eric went home, while the 3 of us went greek gone mad
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    lior was saying how good the food was
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    yes it was
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    we're about to leave, these wemmming got out of the ferrari and wanted to have a pic with the big guy...wohoooooooo. [​IMG]


    long 2 days for me, but we had fun, saw new places, crashed a little bit here and there, but at the end....IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE!
  7. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    AWESOME REPORT JOEL!!! You have a gift with storytellin :clap
  8. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    Good job, Joel! Mark your calendar...April 20.
  9. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Nice you guys. Looks like it was fun. Joel how fast were you going when you got off your scooter?
  10. slogger

    slogger Been here awhile

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    Awesome RR! Wet dirt on the Mojave Trail!
    Loved the pic's and story.

    Personally, the powerline instead of the "8 Miles of Whoops" has always been my choice. That a fun section IMO.

    Keep it up!
  11. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    The 8 miles of whoops is the main reason I love the Mojave Trail. Without those it's nothing:D
  12. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Hey Joel, we all need to have goals :evil

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  13. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    3 women got out of a Ferrari, and you left? :cry
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    chris, glad you enjoyed it. see you in dv in 5 days.

    and pray for some rain....:wink:

    rich, this is our last chance before it gets too hot.

    i was railing the corners and in the groove (also literally). it was a 2-track (jeep track) and berm on the outside. really, once you're in, you're in or crossover to the other track but you have to get ride across the tall mound of sand which is trouble. the branch was sticking partly on my line and hit it at 20 - 30 mph. didn't really get hurt due to the soft sand and body protection. sometime.....it pays to be slow....:lol3




    the 3 of us were committed to ride up and take the whoops. after breaking the rear fender, told todd and lior that i want to do it, BUT my duct tape repair will not hold up .....:lol3

    i like the power line too.

    hey tom, i wonder which will you prefer. going up or down, or if you refuse to answer that and not compromise yourself, east to west? or west to east?


    you like my decal...........:rofl
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    yeah todd. being my wingman on some of our rides....you need to stay in shape....:lol3

    dude....i see....that thing is hollow...hahaha
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    folks, thanks for chiming in and glad you like the report.
  15. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    My little CAR took place in Arizona. :D

    Got on the bike , got on the 10 and got to south/east Az by dark. First motel was a rathole, but losts my lights due to bad contacts in my ignition switch so the cop that followed me off the fwy said "this as far as your going tonight". Sounded good to me I was fried from rad-a-tad-tad ing on the 640 for 340 miles.

    Next morning made it to Triangle T Ranch for http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844407
    Nice place!
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    This place was a far cry from the meth/motel the night before :eek1
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    You can camp on the ranch as well
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  16. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Next day did a group ride with the DezertDazes group, the highlights were a mountain range with water crossings near the New Mexico boarder and a long graded road into Tombstone with alot of hwy in between :huh oh and a power line road that me and one other imate took at the end of the day neither of us sure it came out on the otherside and me with no headlight. :huh Sometimes things just workout. Trail was awsome and back to ranch by dark.
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    Ranch Saloon
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    Ian (guy on the left) is get'n an adventure school up and running so we scouted a few trail to loop together.
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    Mess Hall
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    Running my little engine that could for 2 days at 4800 rpm is starting to have its effect. Cooked right through the carbofiber bracket. SS wire is golden on the trail.
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  17. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Morning, say your goodbye and head off to the north to see my sister
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    Desert farms
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    My bike would make 'bout 11 of these stops throughout the trip
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    Its Monday now and head'n back to the west
    Jerome Az
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    Eat's at the English Kitchen Blues, beer and BBQ !
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    Off to find a motel before dark,

    aah found it.
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    Arizona Evening sunset and oysters for dinner
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    Morning has broken:robin
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    Long ride home today.:ricky

    Ranch owners said about 150 rider traveled though the ranch over the 4 days, bout 20 or 30 at a time. Its an anual thing. Big bike (bigger) the way to go next time.
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Nice John. Looks like a great trip.

    Did you just get the 640? What happen to your SE? Looks like Frank's 640.
  19. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Nope bought it new in 07 . Sometimes I think of gett'n rid of it but they are Pure adventure bikes! Lot of fun and do everything fairly well. The 990 has a little issue. :huh
  20. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    Nice rr, John! See your at the noob rally.