Little DR's, Big Mountains

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Country Doc, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. cman

    cman cman

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    Thanks for the Great report.:clap
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  2. snowbilly

    snowbilly Been here awhile

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    Great RR, thanks! Congratulations on recovering for that ride home. :clap

    I spent a week north of Kingston last summer, christening our newly built cedar strip canoe on Mazinaw Lake. There is some really pretty riding up in that area. Enjoy it for the two weeks of summer. :1drink (I grew up in Winnipeg; I know whereof I speak! :lol3 )

    rw
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  3. crshman

    crshman Adventurer

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    Great ride report!

    I too am a fellow DR350 rider!

    You were out and about in my backyard :D

    It is a shame that West Camino Cielo was gated up after the Gap fire, and now from the recent Tea fire Gibraltar is closed up....a sad affair :cry

    If I would've known you were out and about in this area I may have joined up with you :D
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  4. cyclewizard

    cyclewizard Long timer

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    Holy cow that was a great read.......:clap
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  5. locopostie

    locopostie Been here awhile

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    Great RR. Thanks for posting it.
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  6. Tantrum

    Tantrum Condescending Nag

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    Really nice ride! I'm so jealous! Glad you took the time for the second post.

    :thumb
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  7. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Hey buddy,

    Thanks for weighing in. I didn't want to speak for your experience, and you've done so very well indeed. I don't remember much _actual_ bravado either, just intimations of it. Partly to try and psych myself up, partly to try and give you a boost, though it was evident after the first few hills, you didn't need any boost from me. I just about lost my lunch (oh wait, we didn't eat that day!) trying to keep up with you on the way back :ricky

    The ADVRider salute to each of the hills was classic.

    dc
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  8. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Acerbis 4 gal tank. Great addition to the bike. I get about 150 miles before reserve kicks in, which is about 3.5L. My fuel mileage averaged in the mid-40's, but keep in mind I was WFO most of the trip, and my main jet is a bit rich.

    Wes had D606's front and rear on his DRZ. I am running a TKC80 front and Kenda 270 rear, and I'm happy with the combo. After 2500 miles of hard dual-sporting, both tires still look great, while the D606's are seriously worn.

    dc
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  9. mike1952

    mike1952 Long timer

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    Is it only me that is a bit upset about these guys ignoring closed road signs? Or did I miss something here where they have an exemption from laws? This hurts our image. Just another thing wrong with our society. Flame me I am old and rich and dont give a damn.
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  10. paisa76

    paisa76 new adventurer

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    some great pics here :clap
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  11. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    hey, thanks Esteban!

    Nice to meet ya' at Rockhound. Looking forward to the next one! :clap

    dc
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  12. Arsis

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    I realize that this is an old thread but I had to chime in (better late than never). I recently did a ride in this area on my DR350. it was my first off road in 15 years. It was an awesome ride. W also had ate at the Rock Inn. Delicious breakfast. I had a great time and I hope to go back soon.
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  13. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Thanks Arsis!

    It is an awesome area, and the Rock Inn was excellent for sure.

    Can't wait for my next California ride. You guys are awfully lucky to have this as your backyard.

    dc
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  14. Skopelos

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    Great ride and great pics!

    My first bike was a DR 250S, I still have it and it works fine with more than 100.000km.
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