CEDRIC the entertainer, epic central coast ride coming.

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by dyvking, May 2, 2008.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Now we're getting ready to roll, but where's W?
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    Didn't take long to get on the saddle and now blazin'
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    and farther away from me.....
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    How much nicer anyone will want?
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    The trail became easy so I was able to haul ass and caught up with W
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    Then it turned into rocks
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    Time for another break.
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    I have the impression that you can't buy a BMW without paying for the jacket first.
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    I remember Dave saying that school is out! Whadoyamin?:confused


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    We found these guys at the bottom of the canyon and no smiles :lol3
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    If you haven't seen a "naked bike", now you do! And jugs hanging out :lol3
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    Air filter was clogged up, nope, not the culprit!
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    neither the carb and fuel
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    Thanks to Darren's quick reaction, this ATV would have ran on us! Or was it the cut-off sleeve and muscles did the talking!
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    The Mayor of Santa Cabeza finally found us after waiting and searching all over the place.
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    Dave found the problem and fixed it, but only after he completed the 90K mile service while we all awaited. :becca :ddog
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    W......get help and might as well change your signature to "OAB"!

    http://www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/bladprb.html

    PM me if you want to know what the TLA means! :lol3

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    This time, the Mayor took care of it
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    Dave is relieved, and Darren is joyful that he doesn't have to tow the bike back to the pavement. Me, I already removed my passenger pegs long time ago and turned my bike to a single seater.
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    We're moving again :clap
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    Looks like an easy crossing.................:eek1
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    By the time I can get off and click the camera, W already picked up the 550# GSADV :bow :gdog

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    The truth is :knary
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    W was trying to convince me that BMW sells a quickly-detachable hid lamp :wink:
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    All of a sudden we were on a potato patch...as the locals call this section.
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    No more incident from hereon
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    Until I staged this one so that you blood thirsty FFs can enjoy seeing a bike taking a nap!
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    Actually, I was going around the corner hugging the mountain side and unaware there's a berm waiting. It swallowed me to the side and my right leg got pinned. Good thing the dirt was very soft and managed to pull my self out.

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    The Mayor in one of his few appearances
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    I think this is near the end of the trail
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    Then the "Disappearing Dvyking" all of a sudden showed up from nowhere :lol3
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    More report after dinner...:dg
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    The road to W. Camino Cielo is typical country
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    Soon we saw big properties
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    and a magnificent ranch
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    Just one of the many wineries in the area
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    Many of the guys were low in gas and found this station but was closed
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    Went to the next town and found gas. Six of us rode on to Refugio, while the 3 others had different plans.

    We started here through this bridge
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    After the asphalt, we saw this sign and trying to say something. We don't need a road, we want dirt, so we went on.
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    Everything about Refugio and W. Camino was nice. I like this road. We met a hiker and a mountain biker, then rest of the way, just us. The whole place was ours that afternoon.
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    We went up in elevation quickly.

    View of the Santa Ynez
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    Plenty of shades everywhere
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    I just noticed that John is riding a street bike :eek1
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    Once we got to the ridge, views galore
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    A stretch of asphalt remained intact
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    The Pacific Coast, hardly visible. I bet in a good day, this will be picture perfect
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    We're all happy to see dirt again
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    Interesting structure
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    Just one of the few challenges
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    I can see that the guys are fatigued, their salutes are not well coordinated
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    We're moving again, and this time I was able to get in front
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    It's downhill from here and heading towards HW154
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    The Pacific on the right and Lake Cachuma on the left
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    We completed W. Camino around 4PM and went to Cold Springs Tavern off HW154 for beer and lunch. Ojai is another 3 hours away.

    Man the long ride didn't bother me, but this report is wearing me out.

    Tomorrow, hopefully I will be done with the last installment.
  3. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Momentum is your friend

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    Joel

    Awesome report :clap Hang in their. I owe you a beer next time we meet.:freaky Dan
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    The good thing about Cold Springs Tavern, if you ride your bike, you're there, motorcycle friendly. Those on cages have tough time finding parking and have to walk a little ways.

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    There's one section, only GSes are allowed to park :deal
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    But bastards like us prefer to be in the woods :lol3

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    We had a late lunch at Cold Springs Tavern; very popular and crowded. It's a local landmark and a favorite joint by many. I've heard of this, but never had a chance. Glad W & W included this in our itenerary. There was a band playing and people were dancing; the place has a very festive atmoshere and lots of nice looking girls.




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    Although there is a dining area, many preferred to eat in the open.

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    There was a long line to get a sandwich ticket, but we didn't have to worry about that. The guy :thumb in the blue shirt took care of them tickets, as well as paid for them too, including beers.
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    Never try to pull a fast one on this guy!
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    The tri-tip sandwich is an excellent choice!
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    When I first met Wally a few months ago in Carrizo, he's very reserved. This ride, he opened up; he's really one great guy, truly cool, calm, and collective! I will ride with him any time, good company. But don't get fooled when he offers his guest room, he has a key to get in the middle of the night :lol3 . Sorry dood I can't help it, jk!
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    So far, so good for the 5 of us. Glad we stopped, rested, and got the nutritions (beer) we needed.

    We left the tavern around 5pm and we need 3 more hours to get to Ojai. Kind of sad, because our ride is nearing its end and we ran out of dirt. The next road is E. Camino, still a good ds ride, pot holes, eroded asphalts, twisty, nice view, etc. I was also looking forward to ride HW192 and HW150 which are both biker's preferred routes.

    Some more later.....
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    Joel how did you elected to do the whole ride report. :scratch

    I was sure that there were other cameras on the ride. :confused

    I'm not so sure about Mr. Whirled myself. :deal :photog

    And what's up with Windrat? Is he still alive? Did you guys do something nasty to him and scare him away? :evil
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    I remember there were 2 of you. I was haulin and took the road to the left but you guys were pointing to go right. Not really lost, but you saved me some valuable time.

    The Camino to me is one of the best dirt roads with spectacular views!

    Thanks again!:thumb
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    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Since I ride slow, I have to find a reason for them to wait for me. And if the FFs don't see a ride report, there won't be another ride with them for me! :lol3

    Not sure what happened to Windrat, hasn't checked in, though I hope he made it home fine.
  8. NSFW

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    End of E. Camino. Immediately after the guys saw me, they start to put on their prikin helmets and jackets! Cruel bastards didn't even give me the chance to get off my bike!


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    Check out XCRider's tires, almost gone! You can tell a good rider, he uses the entire thread.
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    This rear TKC was brand new a day before the ride. Jeff has an expensive hobby! Even the chicken strips are worn!
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    We stopped by Eatpasta's house but wasn't home
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    Almost 8pm when we got back to the same spot where we started.
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    Another reason to come back to Deer Lodge
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    Only "5 original riders" made it door to door.

    This is just one of my favorite shots! Thanks to you all FFs.
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    And now the "Wan Salute", also my favorite photo
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    This is the most important and best of all
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    We didn't stick around too long cuz it's really getting dark, John and Darren still have to ride back to San Luis Obispo, Dave Dennis to Carrizo Plain, and me still 1 1/2 hour away from home. We part ways all smiling and in our minds a great weekend to remember for a long time.

    Ojai in the dark
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    And I thought that was the last picture for that weekend, but no!

    Along HW150, I saw W's jacket reflecting in the dark, and on the side of the road. Oh no trouble, Jeff had a flat tire :wink: !

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    Offered them help, but they waved me to go along. Jeebus, those BMW jackets can really save lives! :clap
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    Next morning, I emailed Jeff and he told me that they made it to W's place less than an hour after I took off.



    I hope you guys enjoy the report, and we expect on next year's "CEDRIC II" you'll be joining us.

    I'm sincerly thankful to everyone and glad did this ride. Our fault and we apologize for planning it on Father's Day!

    One last word....from GSWayne - "It's not the condition, but the decision"
  9. Treadless

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    Joel that was excellent! :thumb Thank you.

    I know that took hours to put together. I glad you don't have a life so you could take the time to do it. :lol3

    Next time we meet you'll be drinking for free. :deal :freaky
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    Good job, Joel

    It was a pleasure to meet you and the other guys. I'm glad you got to ride some of the great roads this area has to offer. We don't have a lot, but the ones we have are pretty darn good.

    p.s. I'm working on the house behind that white suburban
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  11. xcountry rider

    xcountry rider What happened?

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    Thanks John for the company back to the Central Coast late Sunday night, that made the ride home safer and more enjoyable. And to ideaman, your right - SLOCO, x5657. Anyway, great thread folks![/quote]

    Thanks for leading on the way back. I couldn't see very well through my dark sheild and every time I tried to ride with out I got hit with a bug. You set the perfect pace. I am totally paranoid about speeding on the 166.
  12. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil Super Supporter

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    h8chains, thank you so much for your wonderful photos and ride report! :clap

    It's nice to be able to enjoy the ride vicariously!

    (Also nice to meet some of you, and re-new acquaintances with those we have met before.)
  13. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    Wow. Great job, Joel! I had to wait to get home from Oregon to see the final installment. I couldn't wait to see them.
    675 miles today, and the first thing I did when I got in the door was to flip on the computer to see the rest of your photos. Again.. great work and THANKS!

    ps.. For those of you who have never been to John Day Oregon's Chief Joseph Rally, you REALLY need to go. Some of the best riding, both street and dirt, that I've ever seen. California's asphalt roads are a disgrace.

    It was my first time at that rally, but you can bet I'll go again.
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    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Oustanding!

    Great ride, great scenery, great weather, and great bunch of Adv-ers. Does it get any better?

    You should peg up a report in Ride reports.

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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    I talked to Wally and he's ok, not pissed!

    He has some pics to post but needs my help.

    Dvyking, who else is good to do the RR, gotta be you, and use my pics as you wish.

    Joel
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    rinconrider Sir Crash-a-lot

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    wow looks great. good show boys.

    does anyone have a .gpx file of the route? i can't quite follow it all on google maps. i may need to check this out...

    wes
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    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    hi wes, i think i'm the only one with a gps on that ride, but there was a little need. the guys know the route very well and they waited for me a the junctions :lol3 .

    i might have a gpx file but have to edit it, it got us lost at one time. i just talked to dave dennis last sunday and we certainly plan to do the ride again.

    it's a good route and we had fun.

    joel
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    rinconrider Sir Crash-a-lot

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    i'm just trying to find all the little cross paths on google maps and a gpx overlay would be useful. i don't need it to be really neat. i remember reading in the thread someone also had a gpx of where the ride was supposed to go before you all went, but now cannot find that post when i search... what has become of my searching powers? :dunno

    regardless of whether i have a gpx or not most of the roads are plain as day and since there will be only two of us, we can safely take the 'wrong' forks anyway and have a hoot!
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