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Old 02-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #542
rider914
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Location: Alta Loma, CA
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Morning dawns at the OMS (Occupy Mobile Station) Rally


Blake holding court


Think I was originally slated for group 4, but got conscripted into group 5 (HoW)

Group leader CA Stu was in a hurry to roll


SoCalPhil and spafxr


Thru the orchards and aiming for Nate Harrison


Regrouping at the S7 pavement


Made our way past Mother's and down East Grade before the fog packed in


Fun stuff


A little more blue sky and sunshine approaching Lake Henshaw


Rolled into The Hideout fairly early and waited for other groups to arrive before heading inside for lunch


One of these 'skewters' is not like the other ones


Lunch was followed by a little piece of Mesa Grande for desert


Thought I took more pics of Black Canyon, but the only one that showed was the very end approaching Ramona


A few dozen miles of pavement (Hwy78>Hwy79>S2>S3) took us to the top of Grapevine Canyon


Caught up with another group on the descent into the canyon


Their smooth sweep rider waved me by and I tried to pass as clean as possible


Nearing San Felipe creek, more blue sky ahead


Stopped at Hwy78 to regroup the group


Riders trickling in


Stopped at Stagecoach for supplies then made the Blair Valley loop on the way to camp


Setting up at Butterfield


Managed to find a spot with what turned out to be very good wind protection


Sure it was a little cold, but standing IN the fire seemed a bit extreme


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