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Old 01-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #25831
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15 minutes in the ride we took our first break next to a little creek...







mark noticed that i have a flat...



that sticking metal was a pucking drill bit



took me 40 minutes to put a new tube, which i ended up pinching. glad i brought 2 spares. mark's klr uses a 17. this is my first flat since 2007. where is sito when you need him? by the time we get rolling it was about 4 PM and starting to get cold. the elevation there is over 3K.

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #25832
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rancho santa veronica

good thing rsv is just a few mile away. we got there before sunset



a good group of riders from the bay area was there for the entire holidays. one of them is an advrider



good move for us to get a room. cuz that night, the temp dropped to freezing temp and i brought a light sleeping bag.



our room has a his and his bed. me no like sleepwalkers....it got so cold in that room that i slept in my sleeping bag and under the sheets. the water in the litter bottle turned icy,


the staff was cool, they let us parked our bikes in the hallway and outside our room
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #25833
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we had a late start, and still, in honor of fudgypup, we drank some expensive coffee
stopped in san clemente, eh?
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #25834
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stopped in san clemente, eh?

lots of good looking wemin there tom. you lucky skunk. i think one of the employees there rides this bike.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #25835
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15 minutes in the ride we took our first break next to a little creek...







mark noticed that i have a flat...



a pucking drill bit



took me 40 minutes to put a new tube, which i ended up pinching. glad i brought 2 spares. mark's klr uses a 17. this is my first flat since 2007. where is sito when you need him? by the time we get rolling it was about 4 PM and starting to get cold. the elevation there is over 3K.
I fun Slime in my tires. That stuff works wonders! We went through an entire cactus field once and everyone I was with that didn't have it, had a gazillion flats. When I finally changed the tire about a year later, there were a ton of green dots on the tube. Amazing stuff!
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #25836
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thursday morning was still cold, but having the sun was in our face most of the time help

on compadre trail on our way to ojos negros @ 45 miles of big bike friendly dirt



some sections were sandy and.....



rutty



watch out for grazing animals whenever you see green grass









before the 2nd water crossing, we took another break
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #25837
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I fun Slime in my tires. That stuff works wonders! We went through an entire cactus field once and everyone I was with that didn't have it, had a gazillion flats. When I finally changed the tire about a year later, there were a ton of green dots on the tube. Amazing stuff!
thanks. yeah, i heard it does wonder and bought a bottle. forgot to bring it.

it never worked for nmbmn.. and the bastard left a lot of this green mess in my backyard
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #25838
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my famous water crossing....




you gotta love those water proof bags



electrical poles mean we're near ojos






i remember eating here years ago



parked our bikes in the rear



can't say no to a coke in a bottle.... love the tacos too



and mark had a hamburger....


while we're eating, steve (dirt diver) showed up; they were heading west towards the pacific coast



on the far right is deep sea diver (ron) whom i met at last year's nOObs dv rally



and their bikes
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #25839
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thanks. yeah, i heard it does wonder and bought a bottle. forgot to bring it.

it never worked for nmbmn.. and the bastard left a lot of this green mess in my backyard
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #25840
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we have 4 hours to make it to san felipe before sunset which is 140 miles away



hw3 heading sw; this part of mexico, they take care of their road very well






after about 50 miles in our ride, i saw this road heading towards the dry lake bed (laguna diablo). i remember this one from my map source and google earth, there's a short cut to san felipe.



started to be bbf









we saved lots of miles taking this route...






then as we head east, the ground became a little soft....






my first sand nap



then it was hard packed again....



but not for long.....





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Old 01-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #25841
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love it joel!
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:50 AM   #25842
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Great rr so far Joel! Hope you didn't break anythng in your sand naps.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #25843
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Joel, nice!

Just curious why you don't carry/use a tube patch kit?

I carry one and have helped patch 3 tubes thus far with no issues after the patch job.

(One patch was for a pinch after the initial patch was already made!)
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #25844
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Looks like a great ride Joel, looking forward to my next "BIG BIKE" ride down south.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #25845
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we had a late start, and still, in honor of fudgypup, we drank some expensive coffee
Great RR, Joel. Wish I could have made it but was in SFO with the GF, not the GS this time.

I did find some amazing coffee, though.

Blue Bottle Cafe


And Sight Glass Coffee


They might call the police if they saw any motorcycles show up. I think only hybrid and all electric vehicles are allowed at these places.
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