Big Bikes to Carrizo Plain Jan 16th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old Angry White Guy (OAWG)

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    Joel,

    For a mere $1K and one phonecall to your local TT dealer U 2 can turn night into day and upset all that ride around you. :rofl

    When the wife bought the bike for me the lights were mandatory. I am smart enough (now) to not argue with the better half.:lol3 :lol3

    Bob
  2. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible Supporter

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    This could be part of the napping issue... you're not going far enough fast enough to keep the bike alert/entertained. :deal :lol3




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    ps: congrats on a milestone day for ya!
  3. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    If you did 450 from Burbank. I most be around 500 miles for the day. My speedo cable broke around 270 miles. I did not feel that bad being a on a 650 thumper all day. Need to hook up some highway pegs. My back was sore on Sunday. I think 500 miles is about as far I would want to do on my xr650l. Ben
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaah! Its only a 600 mile trip from my place.

    Joel - Replace your bulbs with HIDs, at most the kit will be the best $100 you'll spend on your bike.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    :hide sheez, i thought 450 was a marvelous feat!



    :thumb hid i'm sold...but one a time. just got one for the 640E


    for the gs, i like bob's auxilliary lights $$$, compact and looks hi tech. not sure if i want a hid on the gs headlight, if the bulb dies, i want a replacement bulb that i can easily get from napa or pep -boys with the last $20 in my pocket.
  6. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    You cal always buy a regular bulb from Napa/Autozone/Pepboys and replace the HID bulb in a pinch. Most of the new kits leave all of the original wiring intact and simply use the original wiring to supply power to the HID. I doubt you'll ever have to replace an HID with a regular bulb. I put 80k miles on one HID bulb with my LT and have 45k miles on the HIDs on the GSA. No need for for regular bulbs.
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    very good point tim! i'll never forget, when you first rode with us, it was one of the full moon rides and you lit up the trails like it was daylight..:clap
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    ben's bike wearing the street version package
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    contrary to carrizo, pozo has more vegetation
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    we started from the valley below
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    here's where we're going
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    my royal slowness always pays off and i get to take pics of FFs
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    e.pozo rd before the saloon is paved; nice farms along the way
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    the setting sun means our day will soon be over...:cry
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    more tonight...:D
  9. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    made it to this historic landmark with the help of a duct tape...........:rofl
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    for the 2nd time in 2 years, the socal ADV FFs took over this place....:clap
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    help me out; is that a 63 belair, impala?
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    cheap cameras don't do well indoors
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    then i found the FFs playing the musical chair.........:lol3
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    some more of the gang

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    biggie scored again!...:lol3 and as always jon got served last..:ddog
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    the camera is a LITTLE TILTED!
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    SO THE SMART ASSES TRIED TO FIX IT...........:poser
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    END OF THE RIDE...SAFELY IN MY GARAGE!...:clap :clap :clap
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    WHAT A WONDERFUL WEEKEND; WE BEAT THE STORM AND ALL GOT HOME SAFELY WITH GOOD MEMORIES TO KEEP...THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME AND RODE....:bow WE'LL DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!...:deal
  11. DaveBro

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    Cool ride guys! I was this close ->||<- to coming down and joining you, but got too lazy to ride south.

    Nice to see the Pozo Saloon again -- love that place.

    Glad you all had a good time and hope to see you in DV in March.

    Dave
  12. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Alright, what the hell?:huh

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  13. Riddler990

    Riddler990 Been here awhile

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    You know, just a couple a knuckle heads.:rofl :rofl :rofl
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    one More Thing!

    the Money You Guys Generously Contributed For Breakfast Exceeded The Food Tab And 30% Tip!

    i Now Have $45 In My Pocket! What Do You Want To Do With Them?

    1. Donate To Haiti
    2. Donate To Adv
    3. Suggestions?

    thanks

    joel
  15. DaveBro

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    (Joel is too shy to ask.)
  16. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old Angry White Guy (OAWG)

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    3. Joel keeps for his hard work and pain in putting this together. He would never ask, but he is always working to make these rides happen.

    My 2 cents.
  17. bmwdon75

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    +1 Joel, Use my small portion as you see fit.:thumb
  18. BiggieFalls

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    6am in San Pedro-Thanks for the Ride Sean. You knocked my miles from 570 to 400.
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    8am in Ventura.
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    Thanks for the curb and the scenic escort Bob.
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    FFs full on chili and peppers, waiting to ride.
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    Rruugger checking out windrat's flames as he heads off to dustier roads.
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    At last, a group I can keep up with in the dirt.
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    Get that F'n camera out of my face!
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    When you're sitting on a vinyl 2x4 for this many miles, it never hurts to have a couple of proctologists handy. With a dab of Motorex, it can actually be enjoyable.
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    Finally, we're about to hit some dirt, now call out your damn number.
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    This is a big bike ride. Get that little thumper out of here!
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    After some fun, fast dirt riding, we stopped at an intersection to regroup.
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    Go ahead and take your helmets off. This may take a minute.
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    Riddler had his knobbies on so he thought he'd try some of the more difficult terrain. The others watched in awe. Just one little dab.
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    The crowd was growing.
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    And Growing
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    The kids started getting restless, so rruugger tried to keep them entertained with silhouette hand animals. This was either a horse or a dog.
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    The Rider joined in with a dinosaur. I believe it was a ridersaurass. If you pulled the dinosaur's neck it would actually turn into fossil fuel.
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    Eventually, we got moving again
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    and made it to our next intersection. What was the name of that road again?
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    A little more street. Then some dirt. Not quite as flat and straight as before. I stopped to take pictures but no one showed up.

    After a visit to the Pozo Saloon. We prepared for a long ride home. Or a night of camping on the beach for RandyM.
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    The Rider is happy. His truck is a mere 160 miles from here. Then its just a short 85 mile drive from there.
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    Riddler will be enjoying his heated accessories and Amtrak headlight. If only he could remember which zipper held the remote.
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    Jongil putting his cape back on. He will be flying home from here.
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    This ended up being a great ride. The weather didn't look good in LA that morning. In fact we even got a little rain on the way to Ventura. But we stuck to the plan and were rewarded with a perfect day. There were no injuries and no serious problems, which is always good. The landscape was amazing and diverse and we expanded our local ADV family.

    Next time, a second day option is a must. I lived in Santa Barbara for four years and know that the area we rode through in the dark can be just as good as what we rode during the day. Being four hours from home is the perfect setup for an adventure, not a long ass ride in the dark and cold.

    Thanks everyone.
  19. xymotic

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    Eric, what's the story of your new aux fuel thing?
  20. BiggieFalls

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    Story is: I didn't end up needing it.

    It's an Acerbis number plate tank that holds 1.4 gallons. The holes line up perfectly with the holes on the stock rack. I originally set that up for a DV ride two years ago but haven't used it since because I haven't needed it and because I kept smacking my tailbone on it on downhill sections.