The On-Going San Diego Hijinks Thread - Back-Country Adventure Group Rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by bdarling, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. tijuana

    tijuana Farkling Around

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    It is ok to dream, my XRR wants to be a 690RR.
  2. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Sure sounds line it....
  3. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Great meeting everyone on the ride this past weekend! You SD people have a great crew and some good riding down there! I love all those dirt roads and the little goat roads too.

    I'll have my photos up soon...
  4. tijuana

    tijuana Farkling Around

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    Though only thing I did not like about the ride was the KTM and BMWs purring next to my tractor. But, I would not want to try and lift one of those. I have to check the valves, if thats not it then... its time to open her up and take a peek at her top and bottom ends. :evil
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    getting up at 4am and 150 miles later, we finally get to see san diego's finest secret.....:D
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    slugdaddy
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    josh reattaching the 1-time missing camping gear
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    jo and his brand new crf
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    craig and dakota
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    arny (congrats on the se) and jeremy (nice led headlight = 4x advmonster). good job to both of you.
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    i suspect mike's brew was the only reason for the big turnout
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    more of the london weather
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    mike, the man
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    nice and deserted back roads
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    border patrol checkpoint
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    nothing to worry, we're all born in the usa.....:D
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    the roads were fun
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    scott and isaac in white helmets and on white bikes
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    lunch stop in descanso; a familiar advrider waiting for us
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    good food and peeps
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    me like machaca.....:clap
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  6. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Hey all, finally got around to getting my pictures up. Here is my ride report heavy in the photos, but easy in the text. :evil

    Click the photos to link to the original. I also have the full gallery up here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isaac_eos/sets/72157631835977333/

    DAY 1

    I awoke at the ripe hour of 430am in order to meet Joel, so we could ride down from Los Angeles together. I was going to ride down, but since he was trucking down for just the day I took him up on his offer for some company and a plan to save rubber.

    We arrived at Otay a few minutes late, but not the last ones!!! :rofl It was quite wet though, but I had high hopes for reduced dust.
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    I thought it was only me at first, but sounds like all the glasses people had issues with mist build up. I would have been better off with no eyewear at all.
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    Very foggy indeed.
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    A nice group shot of everyone wondering where Mexico went.
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    Back to a little pavement, it started to clear up.
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    Another regroup before lunch.
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    After lunch, it became very sunny but still a very comfortable temperature.
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    Dave started following us soon after.
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    Dakota made a smart move and picked up some local honey.
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    You must be prepared for anything, says Craig. :wink:
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    Not soon after, a few more had to split home. The rest of us then headed up Pine Creek, which was a VERY fun road!!!
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    We then rolled into camp, which Blake was nice enough to save for us.
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    The night quickly eroded into off color jokes and lectures about WWIII and Rules of Engagement. Oh yea, and Mike's amazing home brew!
  7. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    DAY 2

    We awoke to a damp fog, but everyone was well rested. Heading down into the clouds and more mist.
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    We then were deciding if we should head into the flat boring desert, or head up around the Anza trails. Arnie was very quick to convince us that it would be great, so I was down for the ride.
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    He was right....the goat roads were perfect already with amazing views, even with the cloud cover.
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    Yes, I do like to stare at my bike sometimes...
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    Craig/Dakota and Mike wind their way up.
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    It's now time for things to get interesting!
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    Mike keeps trucking after a little bike nap.
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    This was a very peaceful section of road.
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    The Sunday group shot.
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    Panoramic shot, click for the original version.
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    I would love to ride this again.
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    Craig/Dakota and Mike into some sandy spots.
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    We then finished off with a great lunch at the Mexican joint in Anza. From there everyone split, and Mike and I headed back up to the LA area. We did one jaunt up Ortega before hitting the 5. Once on the 5, I then hit triple digit speeds all the way home.
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    Just kidding....turns out my speedo is reading high, usually at 10-40 mph faster then indicated. Luckily it is not causing the odometer to read high too. I'll have to get this one warrantied.

    Thanks everyone for a great weekend!
  8. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I uploaded everyones photos to the facebook group feel free to start tagging yourself and friends :)

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  9. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    great photos of a great ride! I need to get a new bash plate for my 650X in order to participate on a future ride.
  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    No you don't.
  11. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Why do you say that?
  12. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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  13. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    sounds like fun... what are the dates?
  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Unless ou go looking you won't get into that kind of trouble.
  15. tijuana

    tijuana Farkling Around

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    I did not have mine and needed tires more than a bash plate.
  16. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Bump...
    Anyone riding around here anymore ?
  17. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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  18. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Prolly the "herding cats" issue with more than 10 riders... :lol3
  19. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I'm only commuting these days, but I am prep'ing for a fly and ride to North Carolina in a couple of weeks to pick up the new to me 2012 BMW R1200 GSA. I am purchasing it used from another inmate with less than 3k on the odometer.

    On the way back, I plan to ride down to Jacksonville, FL and stay overnight. Then, get up the next day and set out on an iron butt ride, the CC50, coast to coast in less than 50 hours. I plan to ride from Jacksonville, FL to San Diego, CA in less than 50 hours. I have completed a SS1K earlier this year and am ready to try the next long distance ride.

    I'll have photos and a ride report to post for this ride soon.

    Also, I have set aside 20 days late this spring for a round trip ride to the arctic circle in Alaska, from San Clemente. I'm planning to do this solo, but if there are any other So Cal riders who want to make this ride, let me know...
  20. bent wheel

    bent wheel Adventurer

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    The only "riding" I'm doing is hauling the F650 around in my truck from the dealer to the DMV to the CHP back to the dealer and the DMV.........trying to clear a 2 year old salvage title. High hopes for the next month though.