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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    A giant garage with some living space on top...
  2. Wierdrider

    Wierdrider Long timer

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    Ideally, we should all have a huge garage with a kitchen and bedroom attached.
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  3. Norty01

    Norty01 Occupant

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    Nate Harrison tomorrow...
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  4. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    ~ 22 July 2020

    Five weeks??? you gotta be sh!tt!ng me....

    It's been over five weeks since I've thrown a leg over the saddle to visit Sam and Colby up in Gardena. I've been busy getting the truck ready with some moto friendly farkles so I can use the Ranger as a basecamp to launch multi-day rides.

    Rick texted me last night to ask if I was interested in a ride and that was the nudge I needed to break away from wrenching on the truck. Rick sent me a rough map of where we would be headed so I opted to take the F800 out for her easy handling and have enough power to keep up with Rick's GSA and Marc's Multistrada...

    The Plan:

    8:30 am start at Pala Casino Gas Station
    East on CA-76 to Cole Grade Rd
    Bang a left on CA-78 to Ramona
    South to Wildcat Canyon Rd
    I-8 up to Alpine
    South on Dehesa Rd to Campo Rd
    Old Hwy 80 up to Sunrise Hwy
    Late lunch at Dudley's in Santa Ysabel
    Then head home via Old Julian Hwy/CA-78 to Oceanside

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    I didn't take many motographs today, I just wanted to enjoy today's ride... I'm glad I took the F800 so I didn't have to wrestle with a heavier bike in and out of the curves. I was like this :ricky at all the curves we hit along our route...

    It was a good ride with great company... and we got to break bread together at Dudley's in Santa Ysabel... We ended up getting sandwiches and we ate outside under a shade tree while partaking in some conversation to get caught up...

    Thanks for today's ride @rickj...

    the day started out cool and overcast but that didn't last long as we headed inland...
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    water and snack break at Barrett Junction...
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  5. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    I'd like a raincheck...

    I gotta' take Mrs. B8's Mini Cooper in for scheduled maintenance in Escondido tomorrow...
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  6. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    That's what I'm talking' about... one big enough to hold an RV and motos... I saw plenty of those while I lived up in WA for a couple of years...
  7. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I've never taken that route up. Looks like fun.
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  8. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    We play the Lotto twice a week (when we remember to buy them) and scratchers once in a blue moon.

    This past week we managed to win $15.00 on the scratchers (paid $10.00) and won a whopping $2.00 on the quick pick (paid $2.00)... I'm ahead $5.00 this week.... :lol3
  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Slowly but surely!
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  10. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    Been on there three times... it's a fun trail but there's traffic coming both ways (not a lot) so you need to be careful going around the blind curves...
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  11. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Every time I'm in California lately, people keep cutting into my lane around corners.

    Or, if you are behind someone and nobody is in front of them they decide to use the whole road.

    Making our task of riding more difficult.
  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    One of the guys at the shop juiced a scratcher for $30k a few years ago.

    22yr old kid that works with a coworkers girlfriend popped one for $1m, about 3 months ago
  13. Lone Stranger

    Lone Stranger Been here awhile Supporter

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    I need one big enough to hold motos, ATV's, snowmobiles, and a variety of other toys, which is why I'm an overseas contractor and unable to enjoy the little things in life like riding every day, drinking a beer after work, etc...
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  14. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    I wish... but I'm not that lucky...
  15. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    The means to an end...

    stay safe out there...
  16. BmoreBandit

    BmoreBandit nomo B

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    That loop couple weeks ago looked like a good one, I might have to add or subtract on one of the rides. Also, I like white bikes and multi that multi looks great!
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  17. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    over the weekend my GL pannier mounts arrived and I fitted the Moto Trekks to the Multi... I have been playing around with certain load outs both short and long distance rides... now I just need the weather to cool down some...
  18. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    ~ 5 August 2020

    I've decided to end SoCal Motography Adventures after 100 pages and start a new so I can wipe the slate clean.

    My adventures are taking me beyond San Diego and is the next step when I add the Ranger in the mix as my basecamp for longer adventures.

    With that said I'm putting this baby to :snore...
  19. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Link please!! Thanks!!
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  20. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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