California - The Adventure Republic

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

  1. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    We topped off with fuel in Lucerne and then headed North towards Ludlow

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  2. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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  3. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    aanichols Racer at heart

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    We ran across a large mine in the middle of the Rodman Mountain Wilderness
  5. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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  6. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    We ran in to Skylar Howes 10 miles out of Ludlow and slabed it in to town...Apparently there were some rally boys out there practicing for the Dakar Rally. ...no pics. :(
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    Ludlow Cafe was open so we had a burger and decided to take the Ludlow to Needle's Truck Trail. We had planned to take it one direction or the other since we had never ridden it before.
  7. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    Heading into Eagle Pass west of Needle's
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    Looking towards Needle's
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  8. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    We had decided to stay in Needles at the Quality Inn because it is so convenient

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    Can't beat the ground level Room with front door parking
  9. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    That's it for my early morning attempt at a post. Time to get some work done so I can head to panamint Springs on Thursday..

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  10. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Great report Joel :thumb
    Sorry I never filled in my side :arg
    Likely I never will at his point :hide

    Great report Todd :clap
    When and where are we going next? :ear

    -M
  11. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Well done and thanks for kicking this off Al :thumb

    I think you got more pictures of me riding in these few posts than I've seen in all my years on ADV :norton

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  12. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer Supporter

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    Here are a few more pics from the Saturday (11/14) run to Needles...

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    Roosting Roundup
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    Overlooking Lucerne Valley
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    Camp Rock Rd
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    Crossing Rodman Mtns (~5k ft)
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    Heading east on NR8460
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    Racing NW along the transmission lines
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    Lava fields near Hector Mine
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    Even real rally raiders gotta stop for the rail road :rolleyes
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    Liaison to Ludlow :super
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    :dukegirl
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    Continued...

    -M
  13. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Neat trick Matt... ride with one hand... while taking pictures... IN THE SAND! :pynd

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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    great to see skylar in the pics. nice job Alan and Matt.
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  15. aanichols

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    Sunday morning we headed north to Avi for fuel. Saturday was a great day with no drama and we were looking forward to another beautiful day.
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  16. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    Heading west into the Dead Mountain Wilderness....we started off on Mojave Rd but our ride plan wasn't to ride all of it.

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    aanichols Racer at heart

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    We weren't the only ones out there today. Now that I think of it... we didn't see another rider all day Saturday when we were South of the 40.
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    Cedar Cyn Rd
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  18. aanichols

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  19. aanichols

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    We headed south on Black Canyon, then SW on Wild Horse Cyn 10CPROI201115-101650.JPG 10CPROI201115-102405.JPG
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  20. aanichols

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    We went down Macedonia Cyn. and then over to Kelso Cima Rd.

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