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Old 11-11-2012, 11:06 AM   #3601
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Dirtbag Challenge and Moto GP ...

Hi all,

Hoping to see the usual suspects this afternoon at the Dirtbag Challenge! We'll be wandering around looking at all the cool bikes between 2 and 4 pm ...

After the Dirtbag, we'll be showing MotoGP at the San Francisco Motorcycle Club starting at around 5pm ... it's the last Moto GP race of the season ... 18th Street and Folsom ...

BAARCers always welcome!

See you at the fountain,
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:29 PM   #3602
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Hi everyone! I just picked up a 2000 W650 two weeks ago! I had 7022 when I bought it from my neighbor. Looking forward to meeting new people in around the SF Bay Area. Also on BARF and I think there are BARF members on here as well!

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #3603
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Hi BigNastybrp,

Hope you guys had a good trip! We're planning/hoping to ride the KLRs down to Saline Valley for Thanksgiving ... depending on the weather, I suppose ...

Looking forward to hearing about your trip, and any news about getting in and out of the Saline Valley ...

see you around the campfire,
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John:

We will be in death valley over thanksgiving also

Thursday afternoon thru Saturday night

Thursday night. Saline valley Hot springs
Friday Beatty
Saturday. Panamit

Say hey if you see us :)
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #3604
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John:

We will be in death valley over thanksgiving also

Thursday afternoon thru Saturday night

Thursday night. Saline valley Hot springs
Friday Beatty
Saturday. Panamit

Say hey if you see us :)

I wish I could go. Family will be in town, including both my new great nieces (born this last Feb and June).
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #3605
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Hi all,

Hoping to see the usual suspects this afternoon at the Dirtbag Challenge! We'll be wandering around looking at all the cool bikes between 2 and 4 pm ...

After the Dirtbag, we'll be showing MotoGP at the San Francisco Motorcycle Club starting at around 5pm ... it's the last Moto GP race of the season ... 18th Street and Folsom ...

BAARCers always welcome!

See you at the fountain,
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Hey John, was that you in the red suspenders? This is Molly, I was hanging out with Super Suz.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:53 PM   #3606
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Hey John, was that you in the red suspenders? This is Molly, I was hanging out with Super Suz.
Hi Molly,

Yes, that was me and my favorite red suspenders ...

It was great to meet you and put a face with an avatar ... enjoyed hearing about your upcoming sabbatical and your plans for going for a long ride!

Hope the plans work out for you and that you post a lot of pics for us ...

see you around the campfire,
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #3607
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John:

We will be in death valley over thanksgiving also

Thursday afternoon thru Saturday night

Thursday night. Saline valley Hot springs
Friday Beatty
Saturday. Panamit

Say hey if you see us :)
Hi Just Paul,

Cool, if things work out we should see you in Saline Valley ... our pal is in a blue grass band and a bunch of his friends will be playing and singing around the campfire, if they can get their rental cars to the oasis ... ha.

Will you be two up on the 990? Are you planning on taking Steele Pass over to Beatty via Goldpoint ... and how are you planning on getting from Beatty to Panamint?

We're hoping to ride from San Francisco ... kind of hoping we can get over 50 and then head south, because I just slogged from SF down to Lake Isabella recently and don't want to do that again ... we'll probably head back via the Carrizo Plain and Parkfield ...

Hope to see you around the campfire, soon!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #3608
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Nice Honda and nice Harley ...
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HI JOHN, I really like your club, I remember many years ago D36 heyday labor day weekend- at san jose famliy camp SFMC was always there. Did you ever go to that campout? I went 11 years in a row..
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #3609
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Hi BigNastybrp,

Hope you guys had a good trip! We're planning/hoping to ride the KLRs down to Saline Valley for Thanksgiving ... depending on the weather, I suppose ...

Looking forward to hearing about your trip, and any news about getting in and out of the Saline Valley ...

see you around the campfire,
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Sorry to say but it was a no go. I got sick and the weather turned cooled so I was in bed all weekend.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 AM   #3610
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Sorry to say but it was a no go. I got sick and the weather turned cooled so I was in bed all weekend.
Hi BigNastybrp,
My wife was sick last week, too ... going around I guess ... rain will cancel our trip, also, but so far the weather looks good ...
see you on the road,
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #3611
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HI JOHN, I really like your club, I remember many years ago D36 heyday labor day weekend- at san jose famliy camp SFMC was always there. Did you ever go to that campout? I went 11 years in a row..
John
Hey ReferJohn,
Loved Hey Day at the old San Jose Family Camp on Labor Day ... Rainbow Pool, was that the name of the swimming hole? They moved it to a new place up near Tahoe now ... too bad ... Thanks for the kind words about the club! Maybe we'll see you on the Oakland MC's Sheetiron next season?
see you around the campfire,
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #3612
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Anyone up for a day ride South Bay Fri-Sun?

Hey,
Anyone up for a day ride in the South Bay? Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Curz Mts etc.
I ride a street legal WR250 X with treaded tires so hard pack and dirt roads, trails are fun. Anyone up for riding the Santa Cruz Mts, back roads, dirt roads etc.? I'm open Fri thru Sunday.

Hard Working Dog... come on down, you can check out the Transition at the same time...
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:47 PM   #3613
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Carnegie

Nathan and I are hitting Carnegie tomorrow from like 10:30-2pm if anyone is up for that.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #3614
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Anyone up for riding the Santa Cruz Mts, back roads, dirt roads etc.? I'm open Fri thru Sunday.
There are dirt roads in the SC mountains that you can legally ride?? Pray tell!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #3615
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Laugh Greetings from Saline Valley Hot Springs ...



Ran into the gang from BAARC in Death Valley at Saline Valley Hot Springs ... BigNastybrp, Just Paul and their gals riding bad-ass two-up down South Pass and Zeegman ... Puddles, too! A BRP, 990, 520 and two KLRs ... The hard cases were on their way over Steel Pass and the KLRs off for (easy) North Pass ... I know I got the Honda and Kawasaki models right, anyway ...

BAARC ... we may not post much, but we do ride ... ha!

Here's a map and a few pics from Cary and my Thanksgiving trip:



About 1200 miles, according to Google, and five days of riding ...


The Wizard pool, in Upper Hot Springs ... 102 degrees ...



Camp on the road to Steele Pass, looking downhill and west ...


Thanksgiving Pot-Luck on the lawn at the Lower Oasis ... starts every year at 2pm, don't be late, the line for (lots of) food is long ... a fun party with lots of nice people ... not many motorcycle people, though, I think ADVers stay at Panamint on Thanksgiving ...


Bat Sign ...


Heading north up to North Pass ...


Lunch in the Alabama Hills, close by Lone Pine ...





Camping in the Temblor Range, Hurricane Ridge, Carrizo Plain National Monument ...

Perfect weather, no wind ...

See you around the campfire,
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