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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.
Hard to get a photo of this guy.
thanks spafxer for leading the ride, you got us all to maricopa without an incident...
ready to roll
we passed a group of ds riders about 12 of them...all mild mannered...
a bunch of sports bike hanging out alongside the hw
stopping at lockwood juntion and made sure the last rider is still with us
more pics of the deserted hw33
got to maricopa and ddennis already waiting for about an hour...
the gas price we paid for this ride
at elkhorn grade, the sopas and teddy have been waiting for a long time.
spafxer handing over the lead rider responsibility to ddennis
hey scott, after yesterday's ride, you better keep that bike and sell the harley instead
toby aka rebarman
gs800s in the hands of former mx riders
Way more bavarian bikes than orange ones? What's this world coming to?
I am depressed.....
Thx for the pix.
along elkhorn in carrizo
the sopas girls
the indestructable terranova, or was it the klr?.....
can dr, nw, or tt teach artboy what to do if he sees a wide open dirt highway...
good job john for doing sweep duty..
sopascathy on the tw200
sopasamber the other redhead
i better stop posting beautiful pics of carrizo otherwise this place will get crowded and start charging an entrance fee
one of the 3 jugs on this ride
dtsb...downtown santa barbara...right? or dt san bernardino..
Thanks to everyone for such a fun ride. It was good to see friends, both old and new.
I hope Chris and Joel didn't freeze solid going over the mountains last nights. It was getting pretty cold.
The lads that took the High Mountain Road from Pozo covered most of the first day route of CEDRIC. I hope everyone can join in on that one. (Joel, how about June 6-7?)
Did teddy make it back? :eek1 (I think that's the name of DRZ rider that parked in Maricopa?) I last saw him at an intersection on the Pozo road, while we were waiting for Joel, Chris, Sopascat, and Sopasamber. He went ahead and headed north on a forest service road to 58 instead of the eastbound Pozo road I was expecting him to take. After Joel and the others came through I went north to see if he was waiting at 58 and he was not. I turned east on 58 and met Joel and crew at Pozo Rd/58. They had not seen him pass. I hope he was well ahead of them and found Maricopa safely.
And now a soapbox moment.
Thanks to all of you staying on the roads inside the National Monument. I know this may at times seem contrary to the "spirit of adventure" we are trying to enjoy on our rides, but to those of us that live in rural areas, the tire ruts running up the sides of the hills is just like grafitti on the sides of houses. Then it isn't long before the track becomes a trail, then a road. Over to short a time, we lose the "solitude" and "untouched" feeling that all of us enjoy about the Carrizo. These kinds of places have become so rare in the Southern California. Thanks for helpng it stay that way.
xymotic almost bought dale's gs, if the dakar didn't miss it by an inch...
xymotic...glad it didn't crash on your gs..
ccer....GOOD! put a single scratch on my spanking cherry yellow gs and IT'S YOURS..
are those ruts molded-in permanently till the next rain?....
seriously....i agree with ddennis, not too many places accessible to many still remain unmolested. we don't want any more stinking rules if all behave responsibly...we need the support of all adv riders participating in the future rides....
let's keep carrizo the way nature plans it.
edited: dave...cedric in june sounds good to me and we should start a thread in the next couple of months. we need to get hold of wally, walt, darrenO, cabeza, mike (threadless) and others. sure bob aka windrat is listening.
as usual, we stop at the junctions and do head count, take a break...btw this ride was alcohol free..
toby, scott, and dale
xymotic soon to become roger dangerfield...
comes only in 2 colors...gray and black..
dan, a great addition to the group...a well travelled rider who could be a great resource for future rides.....peace to you man...
dave's normal ride is the honda 90, this time he overkilled it by taking the 250 ninja...:eek1
where else you'll see miles of groomed dirt
at simmler and elkhorn, the last stop before the honeydo riders and the rest of us went separate ways
this group is riding to pozo..
jim bidding goodbye to those heading home...
hw58 to pozo
and the damage
scratched up barkbuster
torn plastic panel
and 1 terranova
watch out for this dangerous intersection
next stop pozo
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I've already said all I'm going to say about that :fyyff
(it is a damned funny photo though, I just wish it was somebody else)
dirt road to pozo...very similar to mt. pacifico rd in angeles forest
dale was so worried that he puts himself in harms way (between the dangerous dakar and his gs) just in case you drop it again....
it is gonna take one hell of a storm to erase those tracks.... ..they may be there for centuries as an example of what happens when you don't read....
yeah, teddy showed up at elkhorn grade when we were loading up the girls bike yesterday night. he was worried for not wearing the proper cold weather gear that he might freeze to death. so he came over and apologized for taking off without notice.
Unless the "roads" are swamps and shoulders are dry....then you gotsa do what you gotsa do....
right before 3pm, we ordered our lunch
the beer was definitely good after 8 hours of riding.
after lunch, we posed for the parting shots
jim and his crew will be taking the hi mountain rd...that's another good dirt and rugged road, on their way to the hw101
while the mighty brave nOObs will do the 2 hour ride to elkhorn in the dark and cold night.
some daylight left when we hit east pozo
thanks everyone for coming to the ride; we will surely do it again!
hope you all enjoyed the rr and pics both from me and the other contributors.
As always, Great report and ride Joel!
Jeez Scott, We were all pretty excited to be riding, but damn