ADVrider - Bay Area Rim Job

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by R-dubb, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Arbey Canuck

    Arbey Canuck Ageless Adventurer

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    That should help with the long long day. With your 3.0 final you don't need alot of road to hit a ton!!!! I'm sure you'll find some nice moments whether at a ton or at 40 mph @ 7500. :D :D
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  2. Arbey Canuck

    Arbey Canuck Ageless Adventurer

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    Anyways ... I'm sure if you hit some 'more than average dirt' ... you'll be just fine ... V-Strom and all. The ride will certainly help with your break in period!!!

    All I know is ... wonderful motor and very nice riding position ... should be real sweet in tight twisties!!!! Keep me posted. It's certainly a bike that has intrigued me. I was sitting on one just the other day ... wondering. Now you can tell me.

    Actually next on my wish list is a DR400Zs ... then after that some form of street bike ... boss motor, sticky tires and upright riding position. The V-Strom would certainly be in the mix.

    Enjoy your new bike and along with your Dakar ... well ... nice stable. :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  3. Gyromaniac

    Gyromaniac Betty Crocker w/ wrenches

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    I like the way you think, Arbey. :evil

    Too bad the states/provinces between here
    and your place are the flat,
    rectangular ones. Pretty dull riding . . . .
    or I'd suggest we meet halfway
    for a beer or a burger.
    What's a thousand miles if the beer is
    good and cold, right?

    Crash has a good point
    about the average speed vs rider demand
    of that itinerary . . . .
    but they could stop the hand-wringing,
    knowing the rest of us envy them with
    those roads right
    in their backyards!!:cry
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  4. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    I figure with you speedy gonzaleses up front clearing the way, I've got nothing to worry about :D

    -BS
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  5. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    so is SEVEN at alice's
    o hope my bike works ,,,the second gear is totally gone by now
    3 gear is not that bad ,,,,fuck it..... I'M GOING:evil
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  6. Gyromaniac

    Gyromaniac Betty Crocker w/ wrenches

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    See why I call J-L and cRAsH
    the "mach jocks?"

    :rofl
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  7. Gyromaniac

    Gyromaniac Betty Crocker w/ wrenches

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    We Montanans are known for our western hospitality . . . :1drink
    Come see for yourself!

    :eyelashes

    I've already baptized it in the mud,
    trying to walk it on the water like J-L.
    If I'd had a camera, I'd have had a hard time getting a good photo;
    it was almost dark and I was laughing so hard,
    I could hardly pick it up.

    The best roads aren't paved . . . . :thumb

    About 108 fahrenheit . . .whatever that means in "Canuck". :)):
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  8. Arbey Canuck

    Arbey Canuck Ageless Adventurer

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  9. Gyromaniac

    Gyromaniac Betty Crocker w/ wrenches

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    Hey . . . does this mean cRAsH is gonna send ME a shirt? Seems he may owe me one, after I sent him "Where Pigs Do Fly."
    Nah . . .I don't have a photo to show.
    Next time.
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  10. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    psssst. gyro. It's a figger of speech... he dint get no shirt.
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  11. Gyromaniac

    Gyromaniac Betty Crocker w/ wrenches

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    Sheeesh. Next you're gonna tell me the moon rocks I ordered
    and ate all that crummy cereal for
    isn't real.
    :cry
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  12. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    The San Mateo runs are bullet proof. Big Basin, the same.

    Rode a bunch of the southern section on Sunday. Zayante Rd up, down Eureka, and over Mt. Madonna is awesome! The little dirt stretch 2mi is no big deal. Eduardo, on his 11s, made it with no problem.

    Mt. Hamilton, Mines, Morgan Territory are fantastic on even a bad day.

    Now the trouble starts. I rode up 160 from Antioch and over 12 to Suisun today coming back from Brentwood. Those roads suck a big one.... slow construction zones, big wind, ugly trucks. Oh, I passed 6 CHP units coming at me at different times. What can I say? Gotta get across the Delta without losing a lot of time. It would be fun to run some of the levee roads, but it's too indirect to go out and back for some short, thin lines along the water.

    I did find a by-pass for one of the worst sections of 12 by taking Montezuma Hills Rd (there ain't no hills down there.) west out of Rio Vista; could help a little.

    Thinking about dumping the loop up to Lake Berryessa. Going west instead of east on 121 would put us across Napa to catch Redwood Canyon and Mt. Veeder Rds. which run the ridge to the west of Napa Valley going north to Trinity Rd. Those roads are tight and remote, more in the spirit than cuising the lake shore. The only real lose would be Oakville Grade, which is short and over-rated in my book. We can decide along the way at lunch. Might be a good move if we're running late. I'll bring alternate directions, since the map files went out already...

    The final section from Petaluma to Bolinas and down the coast is also great from a routing stand point, although Petaluma-Pt. Reyes Road is just a fast highway. (Petaluma-Marshall is much better, but too far north.) Fairfax-Bolinas is an absolute allstar and Hwy. 1, you know...

    Oh well, if we could just keep the Delta from mucking-up the works.

    Any thoughts?

    R-dubb
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  13. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    I don't have a better idea... it's flat and boring all around. Not a big deal though compared to the other twisty 450 miles!

    Well, it's true that the most interesting part of the Lake Berryessa is further north (Berryessa-Knoxville) and Mt. Veeders is a nice road. But I think it's fine as is and I'm not sure about shortening the ride: I like the idea of the 500 miles. Reminds me of the Reno 200 Dual Sport Ride or the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race :wink: The Bay Area 500!
    Thanks for spending so much time organizing all that! Do you know how many people are going?
    Cheers,
    Jean-Luc
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  14. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    I'm out all day tomorrow, so I hope to see a bunch a Circle Jerks up at Alice's on Wednesday at 7am.

    I've got about 10 map and turn sheets copies. Last count was eight or nine. We'll see who shows...

    The planned stops are:
    Felton Chevron
    Aborn Shell
    Lunch at Rios-Lovell Cafe, Livermore on Telsa
    Sunset Chevron in Suisun
    Petaluma Chevron
    Beach Chalet, Ocean beach, SF

    Looks like 12-13 hours of riding with an hour plus of down time to get us to Ocean Beach by 9pm.

    We'll find out, or at least some of us will.

    :dj

    R-dubb
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  15. GeeItsCool

    GeeItsCool Definitely a poseur

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    Well I think I'm in, deciding at the last minute as usual. :evil

    Anyone else leaving from SF want to meet before heading south?

    - Jason
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  16. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    who's in the final head count on this little run?

    the rest of us could start some side bets on who's going to finish. :lol2
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  17. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    Better later than never :thumb
    I'm in SF myself (in the Haight) where could we meet?
    JL
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  18. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    BTW, better have something to eat before the meeting: Alice's opens only at 8:30 AM
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  19. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Being self-employed can be great. :thumb
    Or, it can suck. :mad:
    I can't make the Rim Ride.
    My client has insisted on enforcing a deadline that I have no hope of making unless I keep the nose to the grindstone for the next 4 days... :pissed

    I hope you guys have a great ride, take lots of pics, and maybe I can make the next one... :(:
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  20. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    That really sucks! Sorry for you, Man, I'll miss you :(:
    Work at night and come ride with us :roxy instead: I know you can make it!!!
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