Sidecars in the Carrizo Plain Nov 16, 17 & 18

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Mr. G, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I see a permit is required for an organized group of 20 or more. I know we are not organized but it may be obvious we are a group!

    Does each site require a fire permit or will there be one permit for the one fire?

    Colleen and James are REALLY going to try and make this. We don't have a Hack, so will bring firewood instead, plus if anyone needs ballast James is a Cheeky Monkey.

    The amount of firewood will depend on the amount of beer, usually it's 50/50.
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  2. Lost Again

    Lost Again Fresher Meat

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    I will be heading out Friday morning.

    Hope to get a chance to ride one of these crazy machines, or maybe not. What if I like it and decide I need one? My garage is already full of toys. There will be hell to pay. Hehehe.

    I will bring wood and beer, and if anybody asks, I'm not with you.

    Patrick
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  3. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    Hi James

    I am going camping at Jawbone this weekend (actually in an hour) and was planning on picking up a campfire permit from the Jawbone ranger station. More than one can't hurt though.

    I don't think we will be 20 people, and anyway we are not an organized group.

    BTW All. I bought a cord of Lemon wood cut offs this week for three upcoming camping trips so I too will have firewood.
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  4. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Absolutely!! Just a loose collection of organized individuals...

    Bacon, Beer, Bushmills... maybe some grease grilled Bagels for Breakfast.
    Ohhh yeah, Burgers too.

    Don in Nipomo
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  5. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    Still thinking about this one. Was originally going to tent camp off the bike but with the temps droping into the 20's, I am rethinking this strategy ( I know Polar guy's, I am a wuss.) Doe's anybody know how long of a trailor KCL will accommodate? :D
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  6. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    I've seen 20 footers there but the smaller the better, and operate without a generator. Talk about buzzkill...

    Don in Nipomo ... propane and 12 volt light
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  7. Mr. G

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    Just back from riding Jawbone Canyon. Got a campfire permit from the Jawbone ranger station. Still have half a cord of Lemon wood in my truck.

    It was cold and windy. Actually ran into to some snow flurries Sat. am.

    The furnace and generator and all systems worked great, we stayed nice and toasty in the camper. Would have been cold in a tent (it was for my daughter and her boyfriend :rofl).

    Looks like sunny days in the mid 60's and nightime temps around 45 next weekend in Carrizo.. Much nicer than this weekend.
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  8. Mr. G

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    MMMMMMM....Bacon Sanmmiches.... :evil

    Wonder bread, mayo and greasy bacon. The more Bacon the better. Kind of like a BLT but hold the lettuce and tomato
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  9. MojaveSidecar

    MojaveSidecar Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys

    Its looking more and more like I may have to pass on the Plains this weekend... too many chores to complete before Thanksgiving guests show up. If I do make it, it will probably be on a two wheeler.

    Don't wait up for me.

    Randy from WW
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  10. Lost Again

    Lost Again Fresher Meat

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    Took my toy hauler out last weekend and now she needs work before the Thanksgiving trip, so I will have to pass on this trip. Bummer, I was really looking forward to my first side car experience.
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  11. Mr. G

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    So who's left?
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  12. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Me, my son... still in. Working on the rigs this evening.
    Checking the heater and stove. Toasty.

    Don in Nipomo
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  13. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Any tenters out there, I'll let you borrow my Tilly heater.

    Don in Nipomo
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  14. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Colleen and James are ramping up.

    Checking out the Tioga MH the next couple of days.

    We may bring our Tdubs if I can clutch by then.

    What's the weather report?
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  15. Mr. G

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    Mid to high 60's during the days and mid 40's at night. Slight chance of rain Friday, maybe enough to cut down the dust :evil

    TW's with their fat tires would be a great choice for Carrizo. No steep hills (that I remember), very little difficult trails. Mostly graded roads and smooth double track. I did a lot of it with my Goldwing hack last year.
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  16. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Weather looks cool and 30s at night. Possibilities of percipitation.
    Damp cool ground, clear skies, no cell phone. There are some challengeing sections. Hoping to find a few more. TWs? I have a 1986 TT225, your big wheels should be fun.

    Don in Nipomo
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  17. Mr. G

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  18. D.Bachtel

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  19. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Tuckers are OUT.

    (1) Rain. We melt in the rain

    (2) 200 miles one way ((9 mpg)

    (3) Two broken hands (cow in Baja)
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  20. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Got the gas, got the gear, got the urge so gotta go.
    I'll watch the weather, you never know.
    Might roll up the Coast to Plaskett or just hit Miranda Pines.
    Who knows.... either way I'll take pictures.

    Wonder if Dennis is still on ADVrider ?
    There's a man who knows Carrizo.


    Don in Nipomo
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