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Old 02-22-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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2-23 Ride Lake Hughes area and beyond

H8chains (Joel) has a ride planned for tomorrow...just thought I would start a new thread as the ride is hidden in another thread.....soooo...

Tomorrow 8:00am that Mexican restaurant/ 7-11 area off Osbourne....
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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nice...

Joel fuel won't be a problem...I topped off in Lake Hughes last time before hitting sawmill (Nf-7n08)...plus Sito carries almost 8 gallons with him....
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thanks Nowwhat for starting the thread . I'm afraid if I do it, I will end up leading up the ride .

First of all, the weather for tomorrow looks very good, no rain till later in the evening .

Next, there will be very little dust on the trail .

Third, most trails are either closed or too dicy to ride, and this one is easy and convenient (for me) .

And last, I NEED TO RIDE and that will fix me up !

I googled the area bordered by San Francisquito, Lake Hughes, and Pinion Canyon/Lake Elizabeth. There are 2 major trails, and 4 other little trails. If that's not enough, there's the Sawmill Rd. I talked to a couple of mx riders and they said the trails are open.

Then, east of San Francisquito, there are few more trails that will take us to Bouquet Canyon. There are many places we haven't explored and this is the beginning, at least for me.

For those who wants to catch up, meet us at the gas station on the north side of Sand Canyon crossing the I-14. We plan to top off our tank there too. Do not count on Sito's 8 gal fuel tank, once you get off the pavement, his price quadruples. We'll be there around 8:30AM.

Noobies are welcome! This is an easy ride and GS rated, ask Mr. G, he did it on his Paris Dakar. Send me a PM for my phone number and other little details.

We can have lunch at that country restaurant which we went (Rohwer Flats ride) off Sierra (that restaurant was in the Suzuki commercial).

The other option is ride to Santa Clarita, have lunch and watch for the bike race (California Bike Tour). The final leg will be at the RoseBowl on Sunday.

See ya... and don't let a good weather get wasted.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Joel you are still leading the ride...
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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...plus Sito carries almost 8 gallons with him....
You mean he actually carries gasoline in those things? Damn, I always hoped it was really something like brandy so if we ever got caught in an avalanche or something....
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:24 PM   #7
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You mean he actually carries gasoline in those things? Damn, I always hoped it was really something like brandy so if we ever got caught in an avalanche or something....
don't mention avalanche after the day we had....
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:35 PM   #8
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This was me at the start of the ride!
then after doing the 150 mile ride on an XR400,


Can't really complain. It was the perfect day, 80 miles of canyon riding and twisties, then another 60 miles of dirt (no dust, hard pack, some mud, lots of water crossing....just absolutely great condition). The weather was cool, sometimes cold which I would rather have when wearing armor and boots.

Made it home around 4pm, plenty of time to spare before the rain came down. Took me 1 1/2 hour to do 50 mile ride home. The XR beat the hell out of me, aside from the vibs, I can feel every little imperfection on the road. I'm really exhausted .

I thought by taking the XR, I could keep up with Sito and Nowwhat, shit I was wrong. These guys kick ass. Not they pressure me to ride harder, I find it beneficial for me. I feel a better rider now than when I started doing dirt 6 months ago.

Pictures coming up soon, still uploading. Pretty interesting pics....

Thanks Nowwhat and Sito for coming along, you guys made my day! Great lunch at the Rock Inn, hanging out with the Harleys and Goldwings. Lots of chrome in the parking lot with the exception of the XR and 950E.

This is one of my best ride this year
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:46 PM   #9
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Be known to all coyotes, that patch of land already belongs to Sito



Ninefiddies Nowwhat and Sito


Nowwhat and h8chains



One of the many water crossings


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Old 02-23-2008, 07:39 AM   #10
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see you guys at 8:00,,,,
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:59 PM   #11
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That was a long ride (200+ miles) for me and my ass is killing me!
I hope you guys made it home safe. I had a great time & the trails were great!! By far the most water crossing I have ever done in one day. I lost count? My boots were filled with water when I got home It was a cold ride home in wet gear Can't wait to see the pictures! Got to do this ride again but next time I'll plan the whole day. Sorry I had to cut it short

Joel thanks for leading the way! but you did cheat by riding the 400 instead of the 640!
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #12
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Joel has a camera full of shots.... .....

When Sito left us....we hit some of the best dirt ever...wet spongey sand....we made it 7 miles or so up the road....then snow... ...we crossed one snow patch...then another then another...then when it got 2+ foot deep we turned around....so did a KTM 425 and a Rhino.... ...

Total trip for me was 216 miles....and Sito...it was 14 water crossings....

BTW Joel is moving right along on that 400....
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