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Old 01-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #226
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I think I will take you up on your generous offer. Just need room for my Kia van & an itty bitty trailer with an itty bitty bike. Just need info on where & what day/time. Will settle up with you when I get there if that is OK?
Sure thing, just sent you info, let me know if you don't get it. Motorcycles don't count toward the vehicle limit either
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #227
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Lake Isabella?

Route planning, I've never been and could go up through there or through Tehachapi, but that looks like a tarmac. Can I ride through Lake Isabella this time of year? aka, is there snow?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #228
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Sure thing, just sent you info, let me know if you don't get it. Motorcycles don't count toward the vehicle limit either
Got it thanks so much.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #229
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Route planning, I've never been and could go up through there or through Tehachapi, but that looks like a tarmac. Can I ride through Lake Isabella this time of year? aka, is there snow?
Sure can. Elevation at the lake is actually below 3000'. Pick up some crack on your way through. Just an FYI, going up the 178 is quite curvy and could be icy depending on the time of day. Personally, I'd just stay on the highway and get your butt to DV.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #230
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...just stay on the highway and get your butt to dv.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #231
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Sure can. Elevation at the lake is actually below 3000'. Pick up some crack on your way through. Just an FYI, going up the 178 is quite curvy and could be icy depending on the time of day. Personally, I'd just stay on the highway and get your butt to DV.
Bah. I went up and over Greenhorn (155) in snow and ice, in the dark in 2009. No worries. I might be considered mildly tilted, though...

Either way, down at the lake, you'll be fine as there won't be anything.

I would avoid 178 as there is usually a lot of traffic on that road since it is the main route out of Bakersfield I think.
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[QUOTE=longtallsally;20396642]Bah. I went up and over Greenhorn (155) in snow and ice.../QUOTE] Snow and ice?....Superman es no here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DophgmxXnsM
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Sure can. Elevation at the lake is actually below 3000'. Pick up some crack on your way through. Just an FYI, going up the 178 is quite curvy and could be icy depending on the time of day. Personally, I'd just stay on the highway and get your butt to DV.
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Route planning, I've never been and could go up through there or through Tehachapi, but that looks like a tarmac. Can I ride through Lake Isabella this time of year? aka, is there snow?

I like that route. Lots of canyon curves before Isabella and some mountain curves on Walker pass at the Eastern end. Walker gets some snow, but it does not last long. So can Tehachapi for that matter. Check Caltrans before you go.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:46 AM   #237
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I like that route. Lots of canyon curves before Isabella and some mountain curves on Walker pass at the Eastern end. Walker gets some snow, but it does not last long. So can Tehachapi for that matter. Check Caltrans before you go.
Yep, 178 is a hoot. I commuted the canyon for years. Ice is rare but possible under the right conditions. I'd take 178 over 58 though Tehachapi any day...unless you're driving and pulling a trailer. 58 is a complete bore and honestly not much faster. I drove up 178 yesterday and it was perfect- It's dry, it was sunny, and it's starting to green up so it's real nice. 155 is an ice rink up top and I wouldn't go near it. My plan is to ride 178 up to Kelso and then head south and pick up Jawbone out to the 14. North to Indian Wells Brewery for a quick beer and then on to DV. Not the quickest but a little dirt on the way anyhow.
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Yep, 178 is a hoot. I commuted the canyon for years. Ice is rare but possible under the right conditions. I'd take 178 over 58 though Tehachapi any day...unless you're driving and pulling a trailer. 58 is a complete bore and honestly not much faster. I drove up 178 yesterday and it was perfect- It's dry, it was sunny, and it's starting to green up so it's real nice. 155 is an ice rink up top and I wouldn't go near it. My plan is to ride 178 up to Kelso and then head south and pick up Jawbone out to the 14. North to Indian Wells Brewery for a quick beer and then on to DV. Not the quickest but a little dirt on the way anyhow.
Did 178 on 30th and on the second. It was dark and really cold when I drove up on the 30th. But I had lots of fun when I took it on the way back around 3 pm. Lovely road and very scenic.

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That's me. Its great to find old friends again. A few buddies and I are coming out to DV for this and moto camping.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:27 AM   #240
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