California - The Adventure Republic

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

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    wish i could stick another dollar, but too broke after the $40 hamburger dinner...:lol3

    just kidding.
  2. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    dan, sorry you have to suffer.......can't wait to go down to baja.

    see you at the noobs rally.

    Joel, will miss the Noobs rally this year, had an awesome time last year. Have a great time in D.V.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    nothing exciting lately, just a few short local rides, here's one of them....:snore

    from 2 weeks ago. david and i rode rowher flats and did some drills
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    suppose to be single tracks but that's narrow enough for me....:lol3
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    a little downhill that is steeper than it looks
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    from below...yikes. not fun going down with a rekluse
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    finally.....:clap
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    orange porn...:D
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    as we gained elevation, it got foggy
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    not a good sign
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    someone being evacuated
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    the next day, i found out that a teenage rider crashed on the way down on that same hill we did. he was rushed to the hospital but doa....RIP...:cry
  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Looks like a fun place to ride but so sad about the teenager. :cry
  5. Rikki Rockett

    Rikki Rockett LOOK WHAT THE CAT RODE IN!

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    I lived in Agua Dulce for 11 years and this place was in my backyard! I live in Castaic now, so it's really not far at all. I did all these trails and climbs in my Jeep at one time or another.

    Sidebar: About that teenager. I wonder what he was riding, etc. ? Sad. I have been up that hill so many times.
  6. Rikki Rockett

    Rikki Rockett LOOK WHAT THE CAT RODE IN!

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  7. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    What a shame. RIP young biker.


    Looks like fun Joel. I cleared trail and rode with Chris Horgan from Stewards of the Sequioa yesterday. I have not worked that hard in quite a while.
    Check out Chris on the cover of American Motorcyclist (AMA magazine) for March. He is one stand up guy a skilled singletrack rider.
  8. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Got out to another amazing riding area of CA last weekend. Arnie Fry put out an invite and John (catalina38) and I headed down to Butterfield Ranch and took part in the 11th annual SDAR Desert Dash. Two days of riding covering almost 300 miles of every possible terrain. Unfortunately, John got a puncture in his radiator and his day 1 was called short at lunch. No fix for his injured 500 in camp so we headed home Sunday and didn't ride Day 2.

    This is a big time ride and it was no surprise to see lots of LAB2V numbers on lots of bikes. Great peeps and great riding. For sure on my calendar for next year.

    Here's a pic of my little girls bike along with Arnie's at the end of the trail on Day 1.

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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    so far, this is the longest distance in 2 days of riding. put @ 800 miles and with lots of new routes and stunning landscapes.

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    right after work, dave (pinocono) and i met at castaic at 5pm, waited for rich for a little while until i got a text that he will catch up along the way. we proceed to frazier park to meet johnny at the MAILBOXES on cuddy valley. we waited a little more for rich, and more until finally he showed up at 6:30pm. i will not let him get off the hook easily. anyway, no problem, he will return the favor in the future.


    fun road on the way to carrizo. now, it's hudson ranch road, formerly cerro norroeste.
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    our usual gas stop at maricopa
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    summer season when price of gas goes up
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    then to elkhorn grade on our way to soda lake road
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    i tried my best to keep the dust only on one side of the road
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    johnny took us across the plains and some fun hill climbs to soda lake road
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    portions of soda lake rd is still asphalt...8(
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    we made it to the KCL campground with still some daylight left but warm
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    jim reserved us great spots next to the trees with plenty of shade. think i camp here at the same spot 2 years ago.
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    johnny didn't mess around, "when he travels he takes a wok"...hahaha....always good eats!
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    chris and jim have their big meat on the grill.
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    pity the poor me
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    after dinner, some social time and interaction of bright minds
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    living in los angeles, we don't get to see stars, except the ones in hollywood. took this one using a 60 seconds shutter speed and f1.8. i was expecting nicer result.
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    it was past 12:30 am when i dozed off. i was tired but had a good day!
  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    next morning, the pesky birds rudely ruined my sleep. we were hoping to stay in bed until 8am, but had no choice and get up at 6, sheez, that was early.


    at least there's the good consolation of seeing um the rising sun inside my $99, 1-P, 3-season tent.
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    the view of the plains
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    we were all ready to roll by 8am, but word is out that there are 2 more riders joining us, so we waited until after 9 and eventually we gave up.


    on hw58 to pozo
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    dave on pozo rd
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    johnny
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    ultra classic LWB 2D TLC WGN with snorkel and winch....that is worth something!
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    at this junction, it was a toss up to go pozo saloon or parkhill. we did the saloon many times and we never been to parkhill, so right it is.
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    parkhill rd is a good one if going north, which is our plan. came out on the 58 and turned right, road for about a mile then left on webster rd (229?). that is one nice road too and took us to hw 41, then to atascadero.


    lunch at denny's, ben and his new SE met us there
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    damado and wife were able to catch up with us as well
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    will post more later.
  11. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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  12. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    These pics make me want to get out and RIDE!!!
    :ricky
    Thanks for posting!
  13. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Nice trip!

    *On trips I eat like you do Joel and then I'm always jealous of what everybody else is having for dinner:lol3
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    hi LB, glad to have you along. yeah, saw lots of flowers, including the poodle bush, on this ride, didn't take pics but i had one from the week before.

    you've been warned....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turricula_(plant)

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    sorry, could not make your hell's canyon annual ride. i would do it in the coming years.
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    york, easy ride home for you. how can you pass this up....:evil


    sue, we are cheap....:rofl

    i like to eat good too but convenience is much preferred.
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    saturday afternoon....leading the way on lake nascimiento dam
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    present water level
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    entering fort hunter liggett you'll see rich's old wheels
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    made to the other side of the mountain and finally saw the ocean
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    the view
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    not a common sight when riding dirt
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    after setting up our tents, we rode down to gorda via south coast ridge
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    south coast ridge road was in bad shape. lots of silts, ruts and china rocks. doing this on the ride up will be more difficult.


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    hanging out at gorda
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    the sun sinking in the pacific
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    took nascimiento/ferguson on the way back to camp
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    a little b.s. back in camp, feeling tired and we all went to bed @ 10:30 pm.
  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    sunday morning, i was up earlier than usual. the view several steps from our campground.
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    took a walk and was surprised to see gorgeous nekkid blonde chic about to take a shower. she was just as surprised to see an asian with a camera...hahaha. sorry no pic!


    i turned my back and waited for 5 minutes to give her time to put on some clothes. she showed up in her black underwear....yikes.

    i moved along and took more pics for all you PPs.
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    the day before, someone did a digger on this silty road. it is steeper than it looks. the left side is the better line. the rider is now recovering.
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    dave and ben were up when i came back to camp
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    i am happy with this 1-P tent. sets up quick and easy to pack into small bag.
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    leaving the campground
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    getting on nascimiento-fergurson rd
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    ocean view that never gets tiring
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    decision has to be made at the bottom of nascimiento
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    but first, a very important business has to be settled
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    at this point, only 3 of us are left. ben rode south and we headed up north on 1, to bixby bridge (past big sur)
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    it was about 40 miles from nascimiento to the bridge. long ride, considering we still have to go back where we started. at least the ride was pleasant!
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    my riding buddies could not resist to pose in front of the camera
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    of course, for you skeptics, you can see i was there too
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    the much needed selfie
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    took several pics and only this one came out clear. p & s cameras don't work well in this environment.
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    back out in the open
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    then into the canyon once more
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    we climbed out of the canyon onto here
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    for every pic of me, rich gets 20..hahaha
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    dave felt obliged to pose
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    i think the coast road is only about 16 miles, and we have to put 80 scenic miles on to get there and back. yes, it was well worth it.
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  19. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Rich is much better looking. :D

    we love you anyway godfaddah :devildog
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :huh


    rich even bought a flip up helmet so people will see his face.


    :baldy

    aram, the 800 would have been the perfect ride on this trip. glws of yours.