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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.
Throttle turns both ways.....(just kidding) I rode a 17 701 and was completely impressed.
Great ride reports, you guys are animals I can barely get a little over 200 miles and my ass is burning. I ride with my bicycle shorts and a Gold Bond dusting, helps but still not great. A sheep skin pad is next on the list to try and up daily mileage......200-250 just wont cut it. Miss the Humboldt and connecting areas since I moved.
Its a good thing not everyone commits a quad murder over a girlfriend problem,the odd thing was how the cops at the time almost made a point of not pursuing the issue,both perps left the area after minimal attention and are now deceased,but the case is still open.
After a certain point it hurts so good... my daily best is 1400 miles, Denver to central Ohio non stop. 24 hours.
You're a madman!
Whoa. Dang. Ive done some 14 hour blow outs getting home at 11:00 at night but no 1000 milers. I guess doing half dirt/half pavement stretches things out time wise.
Technically I stopped for an hour to take a nap in Odessa, Mo. LOL. Once you reach the numb butt stage you can go indefinitely! I do have 3 positions. .. feet up on the crash bars, standard, and scooted all the way back with feet on the passenger pegs. Start getting sore in one then switch to the next!
I would be hard pressed to ride 1400 miles in 24 hours, even if I split the 24 hours up over 3 days
I like the long flat seats like streetbikes used to have,slide all the way back,scoot to the middle,sit way forward,and standing up to let the air blow by regularly. The DR650 seat is like this,also has legroom with lowered footpegs,comfy wide bars right where I want them.
But it doesnt have the magic turbine smooth 4 cylinder like the 1250 Bandit. The DR and I once rode out to Death Valley from Chico,then rode 3 days of rocks in DV,then rode home 630 miles,gas/food stops only going out and back. I think it was 1600+ miles all told. DR may not be the ultimate distance bike but once Im on it and used to it, it just goes.
I will resurrect it with non Humboldt and non motorcycle shit though it involves travel
Went up FH1 today. Gorgeous up there. But now the maple trees are starting to go brown though.
Rode all the way through. I thought Hwy 36 was open... but it was not !
Ran into a flagman just downstream from Mad River Burger Bar.
Bummer. Said the highway was closed till 5pm west of Dinsmore.
Back-tracked on FH1.
Coming back, it looked like the Marble Mountains had a pretty big 'fire blowup'.
Don't think it was the fire over by Shasta Lake... but I dunno... could'a been!
Big plume of smoke over the mountains... and then the smoke
was carried out to the pacific. Hopefully this storm will put it completely out.
Headed out Friday AM,to 36 west to wildwood to 3 to Parks Creek road to Stewarts Hot Springs road to 5 to 89 to camp at Burney Falls with ADV folks.
Then went out Sat to Etna up to Sawyers Bar to Forks of Salmon to Cecilville and back to 5 after about a jillion corners,black bear sighting,Cows in road,packs of deer,etc.
Got back to camp at 9:30PM thrashed. A 1250 Bandit is not the bike you want for paved trail riding.
Then rode home through Manton on Sunday,Great weekend out! Perfect warm Fall weather.
FH1 both ways in 1 day,that would take a little while.
Callahan Hotel is looking pretty good !
>"FH1 both ways in 1 day,that would take a little while."
Not too bad tho... used to do a lot of LONG rides, 7 in the morning till 9 at night. (summer rides)
Found out TODAY that hwy 36 is open. Missed it by 1 day !
They're done? Or done for the season?
>"Or done for the season?"
Yup. Second part starts next summer.
Too wet to proceed further this year.
I talked to the gentleman who had made it his mission to resurrect the old place,4 or 5 years ago at least. I remember when it was sagging and sinking on one end and looking rough. He did lots of it himself and just kept at it. Doesnt look like its used as a hotel but he did a bang up job on the old gal!
Shasta always impressive,off of Parks Creek Road.
Too funny I rode over FS1 yesterday and did a loop behind Ruth out by Kelsey peak and coming down Jones ridge.
To get home and avoid either backtracking or waiting on 36 I went the Zenia Blocksburg , Bridgeville route.
I never even thought to check to see if 36 was open.