California - The Adventure Republic

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NSFW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    Joel you are the man! I was super impressed by your welcoming and friendly attitude to @bboyle9 who literally rode into your campsite. You embody the adv spirit and thank you for sharing the Stoke with both of us.

    We attempted to ride from up Saline to Lippincott / Racetrack but stalled out on South Pass ~5800-6200 ft. It was pretty dang cold up there on the day we went and I think there was an ice sublayer building up on some of the slopes. A number of Toyotas had driven the road but there was little to no mud as it was still largely frozen. We went on NYE or around there. I think it would be passable a couple days after we went and should be passable now. I'd be interested in re-attempting it!

    As mentioned by @2on2off , the drop from South Pass into Saline is on the north slope so it gets little sun and it felt a bit frozen (at the time we rode).
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Goof. Nice to have you and Brandon. Anyone looking for a place to camp on a cold and dark night, how can anyone turn the person away? Others probably will because of Covid; but we were cautious.

    The day you guys came in, I knew the riding up in the higher elevation is going to be tough.

    See you guys around.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    back in camp, somebeach/mrsnare already waiting for us
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    dinner at the PSR restaurant....food was really good
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    a few people brought wood, aanichols had a truckload.....big thanks to Alan for keeping us warm for 4 nights and during the days too
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    the next morning..........xt225dm, aanichols and hbsurbdad
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    xt225dm just bought this bike and the guy setting the correct ride sag
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    it rained the night before and snow finally came
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    some of us spend the day hanging out in camp
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    i lost half of my rear fender together with the license plate....i think that happened while riding in the washboards
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    while we were hanging out at the campground on the 3rd day, @rider914 went to Darwin, while @Lost Roadie and @Xt225dm went to Minnietta. hopefully they can post a short RR and share their rides with us....:wave

    pics borrowed from rider914's album
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    on the 4th day, Ballarat - Goler - Mengel
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    the familiar straight line highway
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    Don and his coach....@aanichols
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    the day after a rain is always clear and beautiful
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    headstaller
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    Ballarat
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    met the new owner(s), and talked a little about their future plan
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    my dad had a Willys but not like this many years ago
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    to be continued.....:evil
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i went to DMV and after 40 minutes, got a new plate. the Glendale branch is not bad, lots of helpful employees.

    motion pro sells this rubber plate holder for $7, and i trimmed it to reduce weight and better aerodynamics for speed....:rofl
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    not a tail tidy but close enough to factory and cheaper than oem
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    let's see how long this will last.
  7. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Clinging to life

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    Just slightly longer than that right heal guard.
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  8. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    oh jezzuz Joel.. next time we ride, I'm bringing a big ass saw and getting rid of 2 lbs of plastic off that fender. No wonder it broke off.
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  9. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    Glad I made it to my favorite place to meet new/old FF and the last ride of the year.
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    Felt right at home.
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    Tuesday ...
    Found a place where communicating with alien is possible. Me and Joel contemplating...
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  10. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    On our way to Ballarat..
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    QUOTE="Doc Sarvis, post: 41573684, member: 353996"]Just slightly longer than that right heal guard.[/QUOTE]

    :rofl

    it's actually closer to the ground because of the short side stand


    i know, the cool kids on the 690s are all ready to race, but they're all micky-moused and not street legal. i use my 701 for traveling and need the proper visibility.if i get rear-ended, while the other party is guilty, i still will end up with maybe 40% at fault and the $ compensation will be less....yes, that's justice at work. seriously, $ is not the driver but it's me wanting to stay alive.

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  12. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    @NSFW I did mine just a bit different. just unbolted the extension and then flipped the light around.

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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    on our way to Goler
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    regrouped at the Y
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    Headstaller (2nd rider) probably didn't even know he just rode over the Goler step
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  15. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Can't speak for the 701 or older 690s, but the new ones (2019+) use the 790 tailight, and the white plate light is in there with the correct wiring even though it's not used on the 690. Easy enough to connect it up and it lights the plate up.

    Yeah, technically not legal, but less so than riding with no plate at all :photog
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    that's nice having the electrical connections where we need them. a number of manufacturers have power, both switched/unswitched connectors up front and back. makes it easier to install accessories and additional lights without cutting and splicing.

    my ex-employer, a big plastic molding company offered me a part-time job last year. i can help in the design and they can make aftermarket tail-tidy with oem fit and appearance. that will be a great option, unfortunately, a big injection mold cost $$$ and would be tough to justify the investment in a limited market.
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  17. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Great shots from the trip to Death Valley @NSFW! Man, seeing all those riding pics and hanging around camp brings back awesome memories from my trips down there. Glad to hear PSR is surviving, I hope it stays that way and they're able to make it through all the restrictions in place.

    What happened to Goler step? That's actually disappointing to read; would rather have a technical deterrent so more folks didn't go than make it easier for the (sometimes idiotic) masses to get through there.

    Appreciate all the time put into posting the report.
  18. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    I believe someone is mining in the area and they typically fill in the steps with dirt and road equipment. This road can go from easy graded dirt road to completely un-ridable when a big storm comes through and washes out all the dirt. I have seen it in that condition before.
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  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    the Step is one of the highlights of the nOObs rally, rite of passage as others would describe it.

    actually several more and can't be done in one weekend, thus they have to return the following year and tackle the next.

    hoping the fundraising for PSR continues. so far it lost traction in the last 12 days....:(:


    https://gofund.me/d51aad12

    this is the 2nd time i rode Goler without the steps. other years, it's a place to enjoy the spectacle and bloopers. it brings the entertainer out of me.
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  20. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    Joel, the PSR fundraising is closed, probably because it exceeded its goal of $30,000.