Hi all, this is my first ride report so bare with me in regards to formatting. My name is Laurence. I've lived in Ventura CA for a few years now after moving here from Australia. Accompanying me on this trip was Brian, who currently lives in Santa Barbara. Brian and I have been riding together for a couple of months after we met when him and his girlfriend came to check out a bike I was selling. We've done a few day trips since then but this was our first overnight trip together. Brian is an experienced adventure rider and has a lot of trips under his belt, while I'm fairly new to it all. The stars aligned with my work and Brian's schoolwork and we had a bit of time to do some riding and exploring. I'd wanted to check out Carrizo Plains for a while, and it only takes a couple of hours to get there from Ventura so I suggested we ride out for a night. Brian was down for the ride so late on a Thursday morning we met up in Ventura and set out. Pictured is my Suzuki DR350, and then Brian's KTM Super Adventure 1290. The ride over highway 33 from Ventura is beautiful. It's a popular place for bikers of all types, especially sport bikers. Here's the Sespe Wilderness, with Reyes Peak in the background. We rode a little bit further, over the range, then stopped to look over Cuyuma Valley to the north (left) and Lockwood Valley (right). I believe that's Pine Mountain in the centre too. Plenty of riding in this area.