California - The Adventure Republic

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

  1. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Bob (MNCherry) and his family happened to be in Huntington Beach yesterday trying to cool off and stopped by for a little catching up. Very glad to report that Bob's leg looks really good and has healed up nicely. Best of all is he seems to be in very good spirits and moving forward.

    Looks like surfing might be in his and the family's future. :clap
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  2. Vorderrad

    Vorderrad Vorderrad

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    Looks like you had a great ride! The coast is awesome, really liked the fog pictures. let me know if you ever want to do the West side of the Sierra's (Bakerfield to Fresno my backyard). Nice fireroads, meadows, fire lookouts, vista's 40% paved 60% dirt.
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  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I do!
    Bass Lake, Edison, bring my fly rod. :D

    I've got light, medium, and heavy riding iron. :freaky
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  4. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    That sounds like a nice invitation ... If you have some tracks, maybe you can put together a nice weekend ride some of us LA / OC guys could come up for.
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  5. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Nice fog pics! :D
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  6. Vorderrad

    Vorderrad Vorderrad

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    Yes,

    I have lots of tracks, I am a GPS and Google Earth hound. I want to do a 2 or 3 day ride and do the Sierra highlights. I would like to start in east Bakersfield get on the Rancheria road go North stay in Exeter that night. Then head North again and do the Hume lake area get across the Kings River and get to Shaver Lake that evening. Then go towards Yosemite the next. It would be an Epic ride.
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  7. EMFC

    EMFC Adventurer

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    I live in Hanford (not far from you.) You plan something I'll be there.
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  8. Vorderrad

    Vorderrad Vorderrad

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    I am running a KTM 450 exc, There are some really cool single track trails we can do and fire roads that run in the same general direction, but it looks like a lot of your group ismore GS/Adventure style riding?
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  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Yeah, got one of those. It's called a Tiger 800XC.
    Then I got a Husky TE630.
    And a WR250F with a plate.
    And a KTM250XCFW with a greenstickie.

    30 years in the dirt and 12 on the street.
    Pick yer poison.

    I'd still like to camp by a lake though, so I can catch the eve or early bite. Or a good stream. :D
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  10. Vorderrad

    Vorderrad Vorderrad

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    We can do Balch Park for the first night, supposed to be stocked fishin and your right in a Redwood Grove. And do Hume Lake for Lunch and Shaver Lake for Dinner the second day and I am sure there will be more lakes on the way.
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  11. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    The husky and tiger are setup for camping off the bike. The husky is obviously better for tougher than groomed dirt roads.

    Hume lake is ho-hum. Have fished it a couple of times and it was dead. You have to tube that one. I actually like streams a little better. You can walk them. If a pool isn't producing you can hike up or down.

    I was going to do a fall eastern sierra trip but could easily be talked into a western trip. I'll bet Bigtodd and Jnyrav would come along as well.

    We should start a new thread instead of jacking our RR.
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  12. Marcfz

    Marcfz Adventurer

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    Hey NSFW,

    Do you have a recommend day-trip loop from OC to Los Padres National Park and back. I saw one of your GPS readings and it seems like a great ride. Especially at this time of year, I'm going to try and stay away from the desert.

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  13. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    OOOOOOHHHHHH MAAAAAAAN!


    Let's make this happen ... mid or end Sept would be perfect. I am sooooo in. You guys up for catching our dinner each day?
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  14. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    what kind of bike you're riding and skill level so i can direct you to what will suit you best and enjoy the ride as well.

    if you're on a street bike, sorry i don't have a good route from oc. but once you're on your way north, go to to ojai via the 5 north, and 126 east (then to santa paula to ojai, take hw 33 north to hw 58, get gas in maricopa. from the 58, head out to 101 north, then hw 46 west which will take you south of cambria. once you're on the coast highway, continue north and you're going to love it.

    take a late lunch at lucia lodge, grab a patio table and enjoy the view.
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    and just several miles north, check out julia pfeiffer park
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    sounds good to me.....:clap
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  16. gnadenlos

    gnadenlos Adventurer

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    Great report and photos!
    Medusa's is our favorite here in Cambria!:beer
    The Ridge Road is a great local ride - Search youtube for "xr650l california coast hills" for a fun video of the trail.
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  17. master blaster

    master blaster lurking for treasure

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    great reports! agree on Medusa's, love their burritos
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  18. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    great loop
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  19. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    I rode up Saturday morning to meet the guys at Crab Flats by way of SR-330:
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    Joel making sure everyone is ready to go:
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    We ended up on a narrow trail off of 2N08 where we were stopped by a closed gate and had to turn around:


    I nailed a mud hole at speed :lol::
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    NSFW and FYYFF (Joel and Erisin):
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    Sopascat (Cathy), Tom (?), and Aheadofu! (Jim) at Aztecas. Jim is savoring that Bud :lol: :
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    Fudgypup ready to roll:
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    NSFW and Slugdad (Bill) not quite ready ready to roll:
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    Ersin taking pix:
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    Bill going through the water crossing at Crab Creek. That shit was deep:
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    Eric doing the same. I've got a video:
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    Sunday, Slugdad and I left ahead of the others. Since we were heading to OC, we slabbed it down SR-18:
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    I remember going down a trail with Jim and found the trail head off of SR-18. Soon we were treated to a view of San Bernardino:
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    Turns out the trail is 2N40. It was loose and rocky in places and felt narrow. I was going way too slow up a hill and I lost the front tire in a rutt and dumped the KLR :( Bill has pix.
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  20. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    Nice stuff. California has some beautiful places.

    I recognize some of those riders. It was fun meeting y'all in Colorado.

    -dod
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