ADVrider - Bay Area Rim Job

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  1. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    That's got my vote - the little stretch of dirt before Redwood Retreat is easy and well groomed, should be no prollem for non-dual sports.
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  2. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    So... does that mean you're coming? :)))):
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  3. cRAsH

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    Oh yeah! :thumb
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  4. jimstrider

    jimstrider Adventure StRider

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    Barring unforseen circumstances, such as Armageddon or a personal visit from Satan's Cheerleaders, I expect to be there, too.

    :thumb
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  5. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Going up Eureka and over the top is not a reliable route. By going down Eureka instead, we can also avoid Santa Cruz entirely by going east from Empire through Felton and up E. Zayante to the top...mo betta.

    I'm going to hold off on putting out turn sheets or a Garmin file for about a week. I'll post a new South Leg map later tonight or tomorrow.

    R-dubb
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  6. fish

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    [wuss]

    You realize you are stringing together three halfday+ rides here....right?

    Perhaps we should start a pool to see who actually finishes? :lol2

    Unfortunately, I have a meeting with the new exec. VP of my business unit (which kinda matches my new boss), so I will not be able to partake in your strangeness this time. Which is a really good thing, because I'd probably crashout trying to stay in the top 3 finishers.

    [/wuss]
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  7. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    You have such amazing insight... :dj

    Finishing will only be a matter of how late for anyone who cares enough to stay around. The route actually lays out with most of the easier stuff at the end; like Hwy 1 in the fog. :lift

    Hope you like the new boss since you'll be most of your time in the office. :rofl

    Riding is just a big waste of time. :snore

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  8. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    looks like one hell of a ride :thumb
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  9. fish

    fish Banned

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    fine. My office is directly above my motorcycles :D

    wrongo, gilligan. riding is it. everything else either supports riding or detracts from riding.

    R-dubb [/QUOTE]
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  10. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Picked-up Mongox / cRAsH suggested mod. The distance grew about 10 miles. Could be quickened a bit by skipping Metcalf / Evergreen and going straight up 101 to Quimby...

    Issue with getting down from Loma Prieta solved (we're not going there).

    Cheers,

    R-dubb
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  11. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Tips for your Ultimate Rim Job Pleasure

    Now I know with all the dirt road vets on hand, there is no is no need for advice, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to issue a few reminders in case some newbies want to join in the fun.

    :smoke RELAX -- Clenched fists and tense muscles can lead to premature fatigue or cause potential injury.

    :legs ENDURANCE REQUIRES PACE -- Hot Dogging may be unwise.

    :sick EASY IN / QUICK OUT -- Fisting is strictly forbidden.

    :evil AVOID HEAD ON OBSTRUCTION-- Stay to the Side. Bumpy conditions may occur frequently.

    :fancy CONDITION THE EQUIPMENT & Fill your tank beforehand.

    :tush FULL PROTECTION MANDATORY -- Unless you fancy a Strawberry Ass.

    :hair LOCAL HYDRATION REQUIRED -- Overheating is a Bitch.

    :feelgood PAIN HAS ITS OWN REWARDS -- Treatments include: Preparation H, Advil and Bicycle Shorts.


    Now that we're fully prepared, I expect nearly everyone to drop-out...

    R-dubb
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  12. fish

    fish Banned

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    R-dubb...you forgot perhaps the most important rule:

    :gyro Ride your own ride. Don't get in over your head, as someone may have to go pick up your head from the side of the road.

    [Note: this does not apply to certain advriders who can't resist competition :rolleyes]
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  13. Arbey Canuck

    Arbey Canuck Ageless Adventurer

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    Reading this thread ... you'd think you were going to be riding for days ... we're only talking 500 miles here!!!! Enough with the overwhelming sentiments ... the I don't know if I can handle it ... I'm going to be sore SHIT!!!!

    Get on your dinging bikes and ride!!!!!!!!!!! Are you riders or readers (thread readers that is)?????

    Last week alone ... 6 different 300 to 500 mile rides ... either before or after work. One particular day 6 to 10 am ride, 10 to 6pm work & 6pm to 2am ride. Accessories ... credit card, cell phone & rain suit.

    Geeezzzz
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  14. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    You da man!

    Now, keep in mind that the average speed for THIS particular ride (WAY guesssssstimating here) will probably be in the neighborhood of 30 - 40 MPH and there are approximately 10,000 turns of ALL kinds. Prolly about half of them will be in the 20 - 40 mph range.

    It WILL be a lo-o--o-o-ng day...
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  15. Jean-Luc

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    I'm so proud of you :): It looks like you don't mind a long ride... why don't you join us then? You will have a great time and you might see the difference between miles and miles.
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  16. Arbey Canuck

    Arbey Canuck Ageless Adventurer

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    Would love to join you all ... I'm sure the ride will be great. One day I expect to ride with some of you ... but that day will have to wait for now.

    Yup there's miles and there's miles ... tight backroads, fire roads etc. ... which will make for a long day ... but you're also not taking any high speed beatings which has a different sort of mental and physical fatigue to it.

    Anyway JL ... if you're taking your new beast instead of the Dakar ... the miles can't be that extreme and you should be fresh as a daisy ... right??????

    Enjoy :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  17. chrislindau

    chrislindau Been here awhile

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    feeling a bit ill. Think I should be coming down with something around next wednesday...

    Send me the GPS file!

    chrislindau@hotmail.com
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  18. cRAsH

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    Oh, there's a couple of stretches where one could see a ton or so... :evil
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  19. cRAsH

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    Attaboy!!! :thumb
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  20. Jean-Luc

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    Well, that's what I hope :smiler
    We're not supposed to hit serious dirt and we better not, because I will NOT feel good taking the V-Strom there. However these roads although paved are incredibly bumby and narrow which always brings the stress of encountering a car :eyes. Isn't that true BS? :arg
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