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Old 01-17-2011, 09:13 AM   #271
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I've been stuck like that on a regular dirtbike. No fun. Hats off to you two fir getting those 500 pounders out of that mud before night fall.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #272
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i think I might have gotten it up to 35 or 40 to at least attempt getting across that....
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:36 AM   #273
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i think I might have gotten it up to 35 or 40 to at least attempt getting across that....
You would have flown 35-40 feet in the air when you hit the middle.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #274
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I think my favorite part is after Jim gets hopelessly stuck, John hits the throttle and commits his bike to the same fate...

That's a good friend

Jim, by the way, how did the low fender work out?


Carrizo Plain is the only mud I've ever been in that jammed the front tire. I was well aware this could happen, again. We were just north of 7 mile road on Soda Lake. (California Valley) This area was graded and actually shows streets on the GPS for a tract home development that never happened. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=s&lat=35....valley%2C%20ca

Glad to say a mud jammed front tire was not a major problem here. Just the deep mucky muck sucking the machine and our boots. John's boots were BRAND NEW, and needed a proper break in!

Without John's brawn, we'd still be there... I remember looking down at the mud and thinking it looked like frosting from a chocolate cake. A number of times I suggested taking off the mirrors, GPS, and windshield and just roll that pig over and out of there. That would have been an even muddier mess.

What was cool though was I was beat and ready to head over to Taft or Maricopa to get a room and a shower. It was after 4 pm. We probably rode into the mud a litttle after 1 pm. Then comes a text that John is already at the Pozo cut off. Reminded me of RhinoEater since my communication of a meet up spot was poor. We were seperated by the river, and keeping the other rider in sight was impossible. If one of us got stuck again . Somehow my Spot tracking was turned off too so the other riders didn't know what was going on..

The bikes were running well, considering they layed on their sides for a long time. I lost some fuel from the tank vents, my clutch master cylinder lost its fluid again, and now I have a leaky fork seal. I would guess from the feel of the bike and my clothing, I probably had an extra 75 pounds of weight on me.

We made it to Avila Hot Springs at 6 pm. Sopascat, SuperSuz, Mooseboy, and RSCe just finished checking in, and we had a then hit the Mineral Water baths. Oh so nice ! Had a movie on the screen for the family types enjoying the baths... I slept under the stars, tired but not beat.

What a day.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:20 PM   #275
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the rogue ride.....wish i was there jim......


that's one funny experience!

nice vids john and good job taking of poor jimmy....
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:39 PM   #276
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the ride report

sat morning at 7am on roxford



nice reminder that this is an adventure ride.....







this SE is packed for the weekend; i wonder what's in those soft panniers...



ben, your new helmet is scary bright....



hababam going for his first adv ride with the l.a. crew....



the ride to santa paula




met some more PPs at the santa paula gas station








couple of special gs800




awesome anniversary edition
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #277
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the ride to ojai was twisty and nice




big bikes on the prowl




we made it to the breakfast place on time; KTMs get preferential parking



and a yammy in a slice of pie



sito, windrat, john and marie (all seated) were first to arrive



it was great we got the outside patio tables









cathy wearing her authentic pozo shirt
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #278
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ojai main street











hw33 in the morning shade







stopped where lockwood valley road hits the 33





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Old 01-17-2011, 01:07 PM   #279
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I only have one pic... thanks Joel


John and Jim... it should be safe to ride with guy's now
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:13 PM   #280
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John and Jim... it should be safe to ride with guy's now

looks like the other guy in the pic is REALLY thanking Joel...
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:17 PM   #281
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Got home just after noon today.....

Had a great time seeing everyone

Glad I took an extra day & camped & rode some more

Thanks Joel, as usual, for all your hard work putting this together

SuperSuz, we'll do it again soon
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bob...i let you steal rinconrider from the ride and only 1 pic...



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Got home just after noon today.....

Had a great time seeing everyone

Glad I took an extra day & camped & rode some more

Thanks Joel, as usual, for all your hard work putting this together

SuperSuz, we'll do it again soon

nice to hear the wemmmin had a great time.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:42 PM   #283
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lockwood junction

we're past halfway on 33. we did 37 and 35 more to go




treadless and what he does best




sito




riddler




sir crashalot and ms. rruugger




dunerat and val




cathy brought everything except the kitchen sink








mayor and his bitchin bike



the new kid in the block with a brand new 990
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #284
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carrizo finally

after 100 + miles of pavement......we saw our first dirt and we were ecstatic...




and like moses, i took them to the promised land...a place where you can have as much dirt as you want....fuel range permitting....




in this huge place, we were just specks in the landscape




rruugger still in the dating game...




i wonder what sopashubby thinking when cathy leaves the house fully packed...





sito rode the new se like a new man....








mooseboy rode the xr4 from home....you're truly a half animal and half boy




some riders prefer less orange












ben...you're one good samaritan helping a rider with a flat tire. later we met the grateful rider and learned it was stickfigure who rode from sf. how cool is that?....
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #285
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rewind....forgot maricopa

we made it to the usual meeting place in maricopa exactly at noon




we were on time but the 2 rogue riders already left




the obligatory gas price pic for this ride; one of the pics you will be showing your grandchildren how cheap the gas was at the time









light grey is the new orange...




preview of the ktm rally coming this year....








if supersuz came another minute late....it would have been a solo ride to pozo; just kidding sue - cathy demanded that we wait until you show up. so we did....
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