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Old 04-03-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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April 3rd TW200 Ride San Diego to Borrego...

Beautiful ride today to catch the desert blooms before it was too late...

7 hours on the road, 226 miles, averaged 61 MPG and an average speed of 32 MPH (lot's of stops for pictures and a nice lunch).

Max speed hit was 59 MPH.

Best MPG through the desert was 69 MPG, worst pulling up HWY 8 East was 56 MPG.

As always, I'll let the pictures do the talking. Here is the general SPOT track:

SPOT Adventure


And here are the pictures!

Looking South into Mexico from HWY 8:



Just East of Pine Valley is looking South towards Campo:



A view of the TW200 Flight Deck:



This one is for my buddy Fish:



Shot out on some trails off Old 80 - Couldn't resist:



This is part of the Wind Generator Farm put in by Acorn Casino:



Old 80/84 runs right next to the US/Mexico border as you can see:



Jacumba - Agriculture is growing down here:



Looking down into Ocotillo off HWY 8:



Now just a series of wild flower and desert view pictures:

























Long stretches:





Yours truly:



Headed off for some sand play to check out the Palm Spring:









Lot's of twisties too:



Descending into Borrego:



Leaving Borrego:



Beautiful valley's near Lake Henshaw:







Heading into Julian, looking back to Santa Ysabel:



My favorite shot of the day in Julian:



That's it folks!
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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Beautiful ride! thanks for the sunny pics
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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great to see a tw200 out there. i call it a leisure ride bike, one gets to see and absorb more of nature's beauty.


nice rr...


more...
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thanks Warren for the photos. Small bikes rule!

Nice time of year to be on two wheels. Those are all my favorite roads!
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #5
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Thanks Warren for the photos. Small bikes rule!

Nice time of year to be on two wheels. Those are all my favorite roads!
Thanks Ian, not on par with your great works but they came out pretty well.

Catch you later!
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:21 AM   #6
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Thank you for this RR warren,
Some of the best memories of my 20's was following the
same tracks on my 454ltd back in the 80's when I lived
down there in Lemmon Grove.There was this joint in
Boulevard called the "Dirty Shirt" that had the best burgers and cold beer.
I used to camp at Dog Patch USA when stuff was going on there too.
Great photos !
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:34 AM   #7
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as usual amazing pics, makes me want to be there too. Very jealous, and love the little TW200. GOOD STUFF!
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:49 PM   #8
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good stuff!
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:57 PM   #9
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Great photos of some fine country. I used to prowl that area myself some years back. Nice to see it's still there.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:01 PM   #10
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... aaannnddd now, the pictures are gone.

I hate Photobucket.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #11
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... aaannnddd now, the pictures are gone.

I hate Photobucket.
It resets tomorrow...
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:28 AM   #12
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Very nice Warren, thanks!
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:53 AM   #13
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:50 AM   #14
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Hey, Garlic-

I've ridden by "Dog Patch, USA" on Highway 94 a bunch of times, and have always wondered what it is/was all about. Not long ago, I walked around the place and guessed that maybe it was some sort of campground or something.

Someone told me it used to be a biker bar. When was the heyday of this area? I would love to learn the history of the place. There's not much left of it. There are several areas along 94 that intrigue me, and this is one of them.

Dirt

Hey, there's another interesting place about two miles to the east, on the south side of the highway. It has a long, red wall topped with wrought iron in front of the property. I did some snooping here and it looks like it has been abandoned for quite a while. I am also guessing this was some sort old resort-type place. Any insight?

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:57 AM   #15
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Awesome ride! You TW folks got me thinking about a little bike
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