California - The Adventure Republic

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

  1. BrockEvan

    BrockEvan Brock Warwick Supporter

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    Great looking ride @NSFW , care to post the gps?
  2. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Was thinking the same thing ... looks like a perfect 2 up weekend ride with wifey.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    by the time i get to the 154, my reserve light is on. so we have to go back to 4 miles back to Santa Ynez. I filled up and it took only 3.7 gals, which leaves me 2.5 gals in reserve. duh.

    continuing on, we made a right on Foxen Canyon, a favorite

    that cow on the hill is curious to see there's a bigger creature dowm below and free to roam
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    eric and i are not wine connoisseurs so we passed the wineries just like another beautiful landscape
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    then right to Tequesuet Rd
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    that nice road took us to the 166
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    lots of fast sweepers
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    we're thirsty and butts are sore....found this place on HW33 for relief.....they don't have gas to sell until next month when a big moto gathering will take place
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    took Lockwood Valley Road towards Frazier Park
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    on the way to Frazier Park, the air temperature was aa 42F.....even with a heated grip and vest we were cold.

    the temperature went up to the high 50s when we reached Santa Clarita. Dinner after 8pm at Hills Street Cafe, we were the last customers; we sat down hungry and exhausted. poor Eric has to ride in the dark for another 35 miles or so to get home.

    thanks to Eric for bringing up the idea to ride. my Africa Twin is now pretty much my road touring bike.
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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  5. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Definitely on our "to-do" list now. I can take my street bike on that one. We've been on most of those roads but not in a loop. It was back there near Lake Casitas is where we came upon this..

  6. Skootz Kabootz

    Skootz Kabootz Been here awhile

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    That's Happy Canyon!!! Hooks up with Figuroa Mtn Rd. One of my favorite loops. Comes out right across the street from Los Olivos. There's some nice camping spots up there too. . That water crossing in your photo can be slippery AF! Green slime!

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  7. BiggieFalls

    BiggieFalls b00b

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    I love that loop. Possibly my favorite. So scenic and so much variety. I used to drive it a minimum of once or twice a month in my Honda CRX 30 years ago when I was in school. It was part of a bigger loop that I did over Refugio, into Solvang, up Figueroa, down Happy Canyon, down 154 and back to school. Or I would do it the other direction. This Sunday was the perfect day to ride up there. I had ridden to Solvang the day before along the coast and the hills were buried in clouds and rain.

    I rode most of the same Santa Barbara stuff last May and had tons of pictures but didn’t keep paying my SmugMug account.
    L. A. ADVenture Rides

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  8. BrockEvan

    BrockEvan Brock Warwick Supporter

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  9. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    Awesome report! I rarely get up thata way, due to stupid traffic. (But now that the "virus from Hell" has lots of people ina panic, traffic has reduced by half, making trips like this a reality, once again!)
    Awesome!
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  10. ktmrider36

    ktmrider36 Been here awhile

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    That looks like the Santa Ynez River crossing on Paradise road. Are you sure you don’t mean Lake Cachuma?
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  11. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Oops..ya..Cachuma.
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    agree, traffic was very light and hardly saw other bikes.

    i think that so far is the best day-loop for us residing in the la area. we hardly stop other than breakfast, short photo shot and butt breaks. skipped lunch also and still it was a 12-hour day for us.
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  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I might need to pack camping gear and take a couple of days. :gerg

    Thanks for the ride report and loop file Joel. :thumb
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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    after seeing what's going on in the supermarket today, i feel like needing for fresh air and do more riding. hope once this rainstorm stops, seeing the sunshine again will change everyone's mood.
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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Yeah, curtailing my outside activities is easy when it is raining. Much hard under blue skies. But, being 65+ with respiratory vulnerability, I'll wait for the all clear.

    But, it doesn't mean I can't make plans. :hmmmmm

    I'm working on a loop to sort of go up the coast, redwoods and Lost Coast, then hop over the mountains to 395. Or not. Camping, dirt and gravel and paved forest roads.
    I figure two weeks or so.
    Playing with a new track creation tool too.

    So, not wasting my time. Once the debris form the kids moving clears out of the shop, I can dig out my Rabaconda and change to half worn knobbies. Then short desert camping trips to awaken my skills.

    Well, what little there are.
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  16. 0p2_ADV

    0p2_ADV Mother Earth is a source of life, not a resource

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    Can’t wait for A ride report on this loop. Hope you share about it.
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    thanks for the tip.

    i finished the book "Diary of a Sea Captain's Wife" in 3 nights. it really helped me clear my mind but hard to put the book down. great read and from this book i learned a lot about the early days and the hardship that people have to go through. the ending is very interesting.

    anyone can borrow the book and pass it to the next person.
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  18. ntsqd

    ntsqd I get a title?

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    I'm glad that you got something out of it. It has been a family favorite since I discovered it in a chandlery at Ventura Harbor about 20 years ago.
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  19. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Joel, I'd like to read that book. I have read a few of the area. I as a youngster sailed all around the channel islands with my pop... may be good for the soul.
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  20. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I'm approaching this juncture right now Joel...

    I find myself gravitating towards smaller displacement bikes lately but I'm not ready to shed the GSA just yet...
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