California - The Adventure Republic

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

  1. Damado

    Damado Adventurer

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    Had an AWESOME time!! Thank you Joel for you time and patience. everytime I'm getting more and more comfortable. I'll be doing the difficult stuff with you guy soon.
  2. Damado

    Damado Adventurer

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    Had an AWESOME time!! Thank you Joel for you time and patience. everytime I'm getting more and more comfortable. I'll be doing the difficult stuff with you guy soon.
  3. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    This one is for Joel, I want him to see my pictures before he leaves for Grand Canyon. :evil

    This was my first ride after a loooong time, since DV Noobs Rally (if I don't count a short day trip to Cleghorn with David) and first tent camping since our Breadshaw Trail ride in December. My work schedule is Tuesday thru Saturday and I have Sundays and Mondays off which doesn't work for overnighters.
    My original plan was leaving after work on Saturday and be at the camp by 9:00pm. Ride back on Sunday. Better than nothing. But when I asked my manager if I can leave early on Saturday, she said "take Saturday off and make it up on Monday". That was a dream come true. :D
    So I talked to Ben and decided to meet at his place at 7:00am.

    Whenever I decide to get a new camera, mine takes a great shot like this one and changes my mind. You can see that it is 6:50 and I am on 57 North going to Ben. I don't like to be late so I was there at 6:59 sharp. ;)
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    Ben lead the way to campground. He was happy to be riding as much as I do. Weather was somewhat cloudy on freeway all the way to 330.
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    As we start climbing on 330, weather got better and better.
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    We were well above the clouds now
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    We made it to the camp right on time as scheduled, 8:30am. Geoffe wa having his morning coffee without a breakfast because I missed his post about asking for breakfast.
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    We had a talk about HAM radios on Saturday and he educated me a little. I ended up ordering my VX-8GR today thanks to him. :D

    Ron and Jon was on to something.
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    Rob had to leave and missed a good ride to Pioneer Town.
    Rich finally woke up and got ready after a loooong night. :D
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    Group shot before I, Rich, Jon and Ben hit the road to Pioneer Town.
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    We stopped twice, one for gas in Big Bear and one for a short break.
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    Weather got better and better as we reach our destination.
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    BTW, the long sandwash was all gone. It was only a washboard left. :cry

    We did very good time to Pioneer Town this time. No problems, accidents or flats. YAYYYY!!!
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    Had our burgers and beer. Then killed sometime in the patio and headed back.
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    Our return was even faster. We took 2N01 to 38 and slab it from there. Weather and scenery was at it's best.
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    We get gas and headed back to camp to relax, drink and chat. Here is the water crossing right next to Crabflats. It was about 1 1/2 feet deep.
    Jon made a big splash but protect his feet from getting wet.
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    Rich did it with less attraction (BOOORRRIIINNGGGG !!!) :lol:
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    Unfortunately nobody took my picture when I get wet head to toe. :D Water crossings are always my favorite. Even when I dump my bike.
    No pictures from rest of the day. We drank, eat, set the fire around 8 and went to sleep by 9:30.
    Next morning Geoffe and Jon left early. Rich, Vintage Jeff and I left the campground around 10:15 and headed back home on pavement.
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    I love my bike...
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    Scenery was spectecular. Yellow flowers everywhere and a crystal clear sky on our way back.
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    I couldn't spend much time with San Diego crew but one of these days, I'd love to ride with them. They are hard core. Ride on Sunday, come back to camp and head back home. Wow...
    David showed up on Sunday morning hoping to see Joel and have a ride but guess what, Joel bailed out too. :shock: He hooked up with San Diego guys and had fun I heard.
    It was a great riding and camping weekend for me. Especially after waiting for a loooong time. Thank you Rich for putting this together and everyone who showed up.



    THE END.
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    nice group pix...sorry i missed this ride. big bear has one of the best riding areas here in socal. all kinds of terrains for all skill levels.

    ersin, get your radio license; i'm studying to get one too.

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  5. Boismj03

    Boismj03 Been here awhile

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    Nice running into you in Baker at the Gyro joint. Cool RR.
    Maybe I can make it down on my new VStrom to ride with ya.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    cool to meet you! bring the bike on your next assignment. did you do a jump that morning? saw someone by the 15, south of vegas.

    here's the joint in baker
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    i should have a ride report soon. darn, i'm already 2 rides behind.
  7. Boismj03

    Boismj03 Been here awhile

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    Not me m8. Driving on this assignment!
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    still california...the southern part and not southern cal..:evil

    nine days in baja, from mexicali to los cabos.

    most of our time was spent supporting larry (galacticGS). #113 racing the 2013 norra mex 1k rally
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    after 4 days, here we are at the finish line in san jose del cabo....:clap
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    when not working, i shoot pics.

    waiting for our man
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    chris blais former rally bike
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    cool vintage
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    coco's corner at 9pm
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    the man in flesh
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    going to bed at midnight and getting up at 3:30am was new to me....:lol3
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    the boys never let larry down
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    local supporters
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    larry #113
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    baja dad
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    the red team
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    tim morton was there supporting several riders
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    luckiest rider finishing the stage then the spokes broke...:eek1
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    unknown to many of you, larry is famous in baja
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    the team spirit
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    muffler end cap blew off....:huh
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    an old xr600. used to rule the baja1k
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    #113.....:clap
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    suited up for the final stage
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    at the finish line....:bow
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  11. MadMax

    MadMax Marveling...

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    Wow Joel, you've been a busy man! Nice pics.


    damn, i got passed by this rider....hahaha I remember when a couple of these squirts took out an ADVrider on the way up to Arrowhead, a couple of years ago! Luckily no one was hurt too bad.
  12. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    Sweet pics Joel!!! Thanks for posting. What an event. Congratulations to Larry and the team. Very cool!:clap

    The Rotax auxiliary fuel rigging on the vintage bike is awesome.
  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    bob, let's plan on riding this coming november when you come for a visit.


    thanks york for tagging along.

    there are several more ADVers who were part of the actions.

    congrats to the ff:

    johnson 357 from indianapolis - #356

    scotty breuxman - del mar ca - #4

    baja dad - socal - #101

    mr. fast - flagstaff - #88 and #888

    maineroot and team- austin tx - #6, #15, #721 and #811

    renomoto #071

    azcagiva - camp verde az - #88 and #888

    and a few more whom i forgot their names (my apology)
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    during the 4 days of racing, we had the time to relax too. larry knows how to treat his crew.....:nod


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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    finally, our turn to ride.....:clap


    thanks to little wan for the baja routes....:thumb


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    cory and i started on the beach of san jose del cabo
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    then to the coastal road heading north
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    super easy access to the beach
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    fuel stop at cabo riviera
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    we still have to cross the peninsula and having enough fuel is mandatory
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    lunch stop...unfortunately this joint is closed
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    desperately looking for food, we rode inside the small town of riviera and lucky to found this gem
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    they are happy to see customers and we're equally satisfied with the food and service
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    i highly recommend this restaurant....good food and inexpensive...:thumb
  17. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Yes Joel that restaurant was a good find! That whole trip was pretty epic. Thanks for keeping it ...............well interesting:D wheres my Nitro pills!
  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :ddog


    cory, when you get to be an :gerg...everything is interesting.


    hey, i got my hand dirty too....check the fingernail
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  19. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after lunch, we got on hw 1 and stopped at the tropic of cancer marker
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    we followed the race course in reverse. this is najanja rd.
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    that cow jumped in front of us and good thing we were prepared to stop
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    the first half was smooth dirt
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    we got lost and have to ask for directions
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    nice and wide open sweeper
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    cory could not help take a pic of this awesome form....:lol3
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    this was part of the race course. no pics of the hard section.
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    since we both have no working gps, we navigate using the old fashion way...:huh
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    cory on the #113 bike was just too fast for me
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    we made it to todos santos without running out of gas
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    trying on some genuine mex hats
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    treated myself with a much deserved rest and snack
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    that day, don henley would choose to be in my shoes...:D
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    on our way to cabo san lucas
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    used to be a little town and had dirt roads
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    a quick stop at a hotel i used to stay
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    the view
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    on the highway again heading back to san jose
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    perfect timing! friends were waiting, and we were back on time for dinner
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