Near Ramona

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by WHYNOWTHEN, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Sundays math word problem:

    If you have two people, one 990, two street tires, two border crossings, three tanks of gas, two meals, one beer, two glasses of sangria, two hundred seventy miles, one long sand wash, one bike drop, gps top speed of ninety nine mph, one super cool hotel, ride east in the morning and west in the afternoon, how many sunburned noses will there be?

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  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Nice Kriega bag.:lol3
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  3. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Perfect size too :rofl
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  4. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    One year wedding aniversary today.
    Excellent!
    Awesome!
    Wow!

    Rollergirl still loves me, even though my idea of romance is taking her on a quick ride to Baja. Good ride. Really good lunch, then I killed her bike and she had to sit in a ditch while I went to get our truck. She only had to wait two and a half hours by herself.

    I felt so bad that I let her buy churros while we waited in line to get back to the land of the free. Pictures coming when I have a few minutes to spare.
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  5. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    So, about a week ago, Rollergirl told me that helmet-hair was not going to be tolerated on our anniversary.
    Being the huge romantic that I am, I couldn't imagine how helmet-hair could not be involved!

    So on Sunday we woke up early and drove the truck to here.

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    Yay!!!!!

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    This all makes me even happier to be married to this amazing woman. Oh yes, I did get a bucket of flowers for her too.

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  6. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Went here for an absolutely amazing lunch.

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    Apparently "Godorniz" means "delicious quail".

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    This was also very yummy. Can't remember what it was called.

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    Awesome anniversary lunch!
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  7. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    After lunch things went a little wrong.
    I mentioned that we might run out of day light. Rollergirl said that she didn't want to rev her bike too much on the 20 miles of highway. So we swapped bikes, because like all know-it-all men, I knew that 250's are meant to be wrung out every now and then. I pinned it up the canyon!

    Then the bike started running badly and finally came to a halt at the side of the road. OOPS!
    So I did what anybody would have done. Left my loving wife and her dead bike hiding behind a bush and headed for the border at race pace. Straight to the front of the line. Load up truck. Buy insurance for truck. Cross back over border.

    2 1/2 hours after leaving her, I was back and loaded her bike in the truck. Drove back to border. Ate tacos. Sat in line at border for 1 1/2 hours. Bought a flan from the funny vendor. We don't like flan. Spent last pesos on fresh churros.

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    Made it home a little later than we had planned. I love you baby!
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  8. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Hey TravelToad, look what I found!

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  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    We were so close!

    Are we going to look for it in the dark next trip?
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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    And the rain... :evil
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  11. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    There will be no rain!
    This is Southern California!

    Latest on Rollergirls bike - engine is fine, exhaust packing caused a blockage. Phew, that lets me and my right hand off the hook for now.

    Stay tuned for latest hard-core 990 adventure ride.
    Mounted both big grey picnic boxes, strapped on big red top bag, packed pink sweat shirt and purple sleeping bag. Made sure that I-pad was fully charged and had new Tinkerbell movie loaded. Dirt wheels installed. GPS left on the shelf. Vague idea of where I was going. Anza-Borrego / split mountain here I come.

    Oh yes, 12 year old girl dressed in Rollergirl's clothes stuck on back with I-pod full of angry birds that she somehow thinks she is going to play on the way.

    A text that I sent home on saturday night, that never arrived, said "we are lost in the desert. Will follow tracks back in the morning".

    Excellent ride. Thanks my little monkey.

    Pics soon.
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  12. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Almost ready to go.

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    traveltoad Aaron S

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    :clap:clap:clap
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  14. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Started off on this road.

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    Then we went here.

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    Did a few miles of 2-up sandy whoop practice.

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    Then headed for Split Mountain.

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  15. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Just.... Awesome!
    That must have been so fun.:clap
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  16. Horton

    Horton Been here awhile

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    Ohoh, maybe it's better not to tell you, Thursday is the last working day for 2012. And I'll be back in business on the 28.01.2013. . .

    Come on, head up. . .
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  17. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    That's not very nice Horton! :lol3
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  18. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Ok, back to the weekend trip.

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    No beer on this trip!

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    Good looking spot to camp.

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    For those of you who live where it rains, this is an "Ocotillo". They are very drought tolerant!

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    Watched Tinkerbell - the secret of the wings and then wondered what I was going to do with the remaining 10 hours of darkness. Sunday morning took a long time to arrive. Packed up and headed back with only a few side trips.

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    Apparently young ladies don't like too much adventure, so we stopped here so that Dad could get a bit of culture.

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    Yummy tea! And yes, I am comfortable enough in my masculinity to drink from a dainty little tea-cup.

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    Thank you for a fun weekend my awesome little girl!
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  19. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    Love your ride reports. I recognize almost every location in your photos. I have been slacking off lately and need to get out more.
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  20. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Hi Gregg.
    Send me a pm. Come for a ride!