ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #61
bigtodd
Hi, wanna ride?
 
bigtodd's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Surf City, USA
Oddometer: 1,463
Bob (MNCherry) and his family happened to be in Huntington Beach yesterday trying to cool off and stopped by for a little catching up. Very glad to report that Bob's leg looks really good and has healed up nicely. Best of all is he seems to be in very good spirits and moving forward.

Looks like surfing might be in his and the family's future.
__________________
Life is an adventure that requires the correct equipment

SPOT - bigtodd - where I at now?
bigtodd.whereamiriding.com
bigtodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #62
Vorderrad
Vorderrad
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Tulare, California Front door of the Sierra Nevada
Oddometer: 10
Nice Report

Looks like you had a great ride! The coast is awesome, really liked the fog pictures. let me know if you ever want to do the West side of the Sierra's (Bakerfield to Fresno my backyard). Nice fireroads, meadows, fire lookouts, vista's 40% paved 60% dirt.
Vorderrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #63
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 5,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorderrad View Post
Looks like you had a great ride! The coast is awesome, really liked the fog pictures. let me know if you ever want to do the West side of the Sierra's (Bakerfield to Fresno my backyard). Nice fireroads, meadows, fire lookouts, vista's 40% paved 60% dirt.
I do!
Bass Lake, Edison, bring my fly rod.

I've got light, medium, and heavy riding iron.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #64
bigtodd
Hi, wanna ride?
 
bigtodd's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Surf City, USA
Oddometer: 1,463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorderrad View Post
Looks like you had a great ride! The coast is awesome, really liked the fog pictures. let me know if you ever want to do the West side of the Sierra's (Bakerfield to Fresno my backyard). Nice fireroads, meadows, fire lookouts, vista's 40% paved 60% dirt.
That sounds like a nice invitation ... If you have some tracks, maybe you can put together a nice weekend ride some of us LA / OC guys could come up for.
__________________
Life is an adventure that requires the correct equipment

SPOT - bigtodd - where I at now?
bigtodd.whereamiriding.com
bigtodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #65
RedRockRider
Beastly Adventurer
 
RedRockRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: St. George, UT
Oddometer: 1,374
Nice fog pics!
__________________

RedRockRider - WR250R, TW200, Versys, Vulcan 900 LT, Zuma 125

Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725976
RedRockRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #66
Vorderrad
Vorderrad
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Tulare, California Front door of the Sierra Nevada
Oddometer: 10
Sierra's

Yes,

I have lots of tracks, I am a GPS and Google Earth hound. I want to do a 2 or 3 day ride and do the Sierra highlights. I would like to start in east Bakersfield get on the Rancheria road go North stay in Exeter that night. Then head North again and do the Hume lake area get across the Kings River and get to Shaver Lake that evening. Then go towards Yosemite the next. It would be an Epic ride.
Vorderrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #67
EMFC
Adventurer
 
EMFC's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Hanford, CA
Oddometer: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorderrad View Post
Looks like you had a great ride! The coast is awesome, really liked the fog pictures. let me know if you ever want to do the West side of the Sierra's (Bakerfield to Fresno my backyard). Nice fireroads, meadows, fire lookouts, vista's 40% paved 60% dirt.
I live in Hanford (not far from you.) You plan something I'll be there.
EMFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #68
Vorderrad
Vorderrad
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Tulare, California Front door of the Sierra Nevada
Oddometer: 10
Sierra's 2

I am running a KTM 450 exc, There are some really cool single track trails we can do and fire roads that run in the same general direction, but it looks like a lot of your group ismore GS/Adventure style riding?
Vorderrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:22 PM   #69
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 5,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorderrad View Post
I... but it looks like a lot of your group ismore GS/Adventure style riding?
Yeah, got one of those. It's called a Tiger 800XC.
Then I got a Husky TE630.
And a WR250F with a plate.
And a KTM250XCFW with a greenstickie.

30 years in the dirt and 12 on the street.
Pick yer poison.

I'd still like to camp by a lake though, so I can catch the eve or early bite. Or a good stream.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 10:50 AM   #70
Vorderrad
Vorderrad
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Tulare, California Front door of the Sierra Nevada
Oddometer: 10
Sierra Fishin

We can do Balch Park for the first night, supposed to be stocked fishin and your right in a Redwood Grove. And do Hume Lake for Lunch and Shaver Lake for Dinner the second day and I am sure there will be more lakes on the way.
Vorderrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:35 AM   #71
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 5,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorderrad View Post
We can do Balch Park for the first night, supposed to be stocked fishin and your right in a Redwood Grove. And do Hume Lake for Lunch and Shaver Lake for Dinner the second day and I am sure there will be more lakes on the way.
The husky and tiger are setup for camping off the bike. The husky is obviously better for tougher than groomed dirt roads.

Hume lake is ho-hum. Have fished it a couple of times and it was dead. You have to tube that one. I actually like streams a little better. You can walk them. If a pool isn't producing you can hike up or down.

I was going to do a fall eastern sierra trip but could easily be talked into a western trip. I'll bet Bigtodd and Jnyrav would come along as well.

We should start a new thread instead of jacking our RR.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #72
Marcfz
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Oddometer: 12
Hey NSFW,

Do you have a recommend day-trip loop from OC to Los Padres National Park and back. I saw one of your GPS readings and it seems like a great ride. Especially at this time of year, I'm going to try and stay away from the desert.

Quote:
Originally Posted by isaac004 View Post
July 20-22 Central Coast ADV Ride, lead by Joel

Alright, here is my report on this fabulous ride led by Joel.

Heading out with Joel, Bob, Duy, Blake on Cerro Noroeste Road. The five of us initially met at McDonald's in Castaic, and then headed north from there on our way to Carrizo.


Riding into the sunset on Cerro Noroeste Road after a delay.


And by night


Big thanks to Jim/spafixer for driving out to BBQ for us and bringing a fully stocked bar! This man is a real mensch.

KCL camp in the morning, at sunrise. Perfect sleeping temps.


Jim's dog exploring around.


Blake, John, and Chris ready to roll.


Joel and crew, sun is up but not too warm just yet. Heading north through Carrizo Plain.


Some dirt roads lead us towards Pozo. Ersin chillaxing with the others.


Pozo Saloon, but early in the day.


John and others in Pozo.


Duy.


Santa Rosa Creek Road, heading west towards Cambria.


We grabbed lunch in Cambria at the first Mexican flag establishment that Joel laid his eyes on. It was quite tasty Mexican food, exactly the fuel we needed to get through the rest of the day. A lot of cool classic cars were rolling through town as well for some festival or show.

Elephant Seals are always fun. San Simeon.


Heading north up the coast on CA-1.


Blake and Ersin on CA-1.


Joel, Ersin, Blake, and crew at the start of Los Burros Road...this road is quite a gem!


On the way up Los Burros. I took my windscreen off and am really digging it...the clean air flow (no more turbulent wind buffeting on my helmet), plus it has more of a roadster/Mad Maxx look to it now.


The view down Los Burros towards the coast. 60F and chilly down there, and over 90F up here. Quite the difference in temperature!


We stop on the way up to shed some layers and talked with an older gentleman who lives up there. Quite an isolated place, as there is no easy and quick drive into town for supplies.


Diego, Ersin, Blake, and John, ready for more.


John heads up the ridge.


Bill trying to keep cool on his big Wee Strom.


Riding along the ridge road.


Duy and Joel, on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road heading into Fort Hunter Liggett.


On board on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road, Fort Hunter Liggett.


It was close to 100 F in Fort Hunter Liggett, quite hot, so a few of guys took off to fulfill a life aspiration of camping in King City. The rest of us set up camp, and once we were in the shade it was actually not too bad since it was so dry.

Duy, Ersin, and I did a supplies run into King City to pick up beer, ice, and some snacks while the rest cooked up their camp food. We, on the other hand, dined like kings at the Taco Bell! Much better the a boiling bag of camp food!

Getting ready to break camp the next morning.


Joel in the middle of packing his lumpia pad.


John, heading back west on Nacimiento Fergusson Road towards the coast. Nice and cool still.


Duy and Joel getting ready to drop back into the fog.


Bill helping John out.


On board.


Panoramic shot.


Loving this bike!


One picture of yours truly.


And finally, the GPS tracks of our ride, or at least what I rode. I had to bail near the end so I missed some of the dirt near Lake Cachuma and Santa Barbara. All in all, a great ride with some great tracks, and great people of course. I'm not always a huge fan of big group rides, but these rides with these guys are always a blast and I truly enjoy them. Thanks everyone!

Marcfz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #73
bigtodd
Hi, wanna ride?
 
bigtodd's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Surf City, USA
Oddometer: 1,463
OOOOOOHHHHHH MAAAAAAAN!


Let's make this happen ... mid or end Sept would be perfect. I am sooooo in. You guys up for catching our dinner each day?
__________________
Life is an adventure that requires the correct equipment

SPOT - bigtodd - where I at now?
bigtodd.whereamiriding.com
bigtodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #74
NSFW OP
ktm's "the tourist"
 
NSFW's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
Oddometer: 16,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcfz View Post
Hey NSFW,

Do you have a recommend day-trip loop from OC to Los Padres National Park and back. I saw one of your GPS readings and it seems like a great ride. Especially at this time of year, I'm going to try and stay away from the desert.

what kind of bike you're riding and skill level so i can direct you to what will suit you best and enjoy the ride as well.

if you're on a street bike, sorry i don't have a good route from oc. but once you're on your way north, go to to ojai via the 5 north, and 126 east (then to santa paula to ojai, take hw 33 north to hw 58, get gas in maricopa. from the 58, head out to 101 north, then hw 46 west which will take you south of cambria. once you're on the coast highway, continue north and you're going to love it.

take a late lunch at lucia lodge, grab a patio table and enjoy the view.



and just several miles north, check out julia pfeiffer park
NSFW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #75
NSFW OP
ktm's "the tourist"
 
NSFW's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
Oddometer: 16,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorderrad View Post
We can do Balch Park for the first night, supposed to be stocked fishin and your right in a Redwood Grove. And do Hume Lake for Lunch and Shaver Lake for Dinner the second day and I am sure there will be more lakes on the way.
sounds good to me.....
NSFW is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014