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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.
Im home Thank you guys it was a wonderful day
great day... thank you
this is my ride report with no pictures because I forgot my camera.
BigTodd, GK_the_German, Buster and I rode up together this morning. 3 GSA's and an F800 GS. For whatever reason, I missed the 14 fwy exit and just kept riding thinking it was up near Castaic or something. Sorry!
We went up to the 134 then back east towards the 14. However, Buster was low on gas and we barely made it to the gas station. We showed up in Mojave at about 9:15.
From there we went over to California City and got started in the dirt there. We did a rather boring but fast dirt highway straight to J'berg, then over to the Husky monument. We lost Sean for a bit then found him. We took a brief detour too courtesy of Danny G. Finally made it to the Husky and were treated to quite a few sonic booms from jets overhead.
After that we went over to Cuddleback dry lake bed breifly, then back across 395 to that wooden tower thing. Back home at 5:30. 400 miles in total; about 90 of that dirt.
u didn't like my navigational skill:huh how about the practice in the sand.... u going to have plenty next weekend
looking at the GPS..... did 329 miles today with about 130 in the dirt thanks to Sean's navigation...
you made it.
next summer, ill get there.
thanks buddy. we missed you
my gps showed 80 miles from when we hit the dirt until we got back to 395 after seeing that wooden tower.
Who was there:
Did I miss anyone? My brain is jello right now from being tired. Can't wait to see Joel's write up.
On the way back from the 395.. We did 40 short cut in d dirt ;-)
Here is some pics to cool off
One rogue herd rider back home.
Nightmare Gulch is a dream! (even on the big skinny gal)
I could have used slightly lower gearing, though.
Panamint Valley may never be the same...
neither will... Saline Valley, Death Valley, the Grapevine Mountains, Racetrack Valley, Butte Valley, the Panamint Range...
Ahhh... the sweet music of two 660 Rallye and a 690 Rallye echoing off the walls of Golar...
Sure made the Super Enduro seem like a girlie bike :huh
My odo shows 149 miles from mojave to mojave. Fun ride guys. Vids are uploading to hard drive. I think the jack made me a little tired
Great ride guys! I have 140 miles on the GPS tracks from Mojave and back.
Looks like fun. I gotta get the armor on my 610 and get it dirty! I didn't know about the Husky Monument until tonight.
Hey I wasn't lost! You guys went to the wrong town :) Btw I gota vid for sale of a very expensive bike sleeping in a sand wash :)
The other guys captured the ride report pretty well, so since I am lazy, I'll just post up the pictures. See a few posts up for the GPS tracks map photo.
All the photos are here:
Airing down outside of California City
Eastward out of California City
Eastward out of California City
Great ride yesterday, good meeting all you guys. Looking forward to riding with everyone again soon. Will send out a post LAB2V to everyone if I survive (Vegas Saturday night, not the ride)
Just to be accurate, I buried the rear wheel in 1st gear (wasn't using 2nd gear like Jimmy Lewis taught us), so I laid the bike over to free the rear wheel (like Jimmy taught us). But the to get it going I stupidly tried 1st gear again. Danny G held up two fingers telling me "try second gear." And of course, it worked.