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Old 03-04-2013, 11:31 PM   #3781
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Hey folks. I've mentioned to a bunch of you at some recent gatherings that I had scary crash on my Western TAT trip. No Ride Report yet, but I have posted the video in Face Plant: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867625

P.S. I'm fine.
Wow, Joe, that's a scary video ...

I was watching it with Cary, you should have heard her scream ... I think we both screamed ... not sure what I was expecting, but we were not prepared for that ...

Glad you are fine! Thanks for posting the link here, not a big fan of the inmates in Faceplant, so I'd have missed it ...

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #3782
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Hey LB,
Wow, what have you been feeding the CBR250r?
Does the Wing live in your garage ...?
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24,000 miles on the 250 since July 1 and I can't take any more of that thing.

Bought the wing, much happier on the cummute. Saves me 20 minutes per day not having to fight the wind...set the cruise and flip through the XM stations.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #3783
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Wow, Joe, that's a scary video ...

I was watching it with Cary, you should have heard her scream ... I think we both screamed ... not sure what I was expecting, but we were not prepared for that ...

Glad you are fine! Thanks for posting the link here, not a big fan of the inmates in Faceplant, so I'd have missed it ...

see you around the campfire,
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I fully expected it, he'd been looking left over his shoulder looking for his buddy...you go where you look.

Glad you're ok Joe and knowing you were ok before I watched the video let me have a good belly laugh when I saw what you did.

Seriously glad you're ok.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #3784
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Hey folks. I've mentioned to a bunch of you at some recent gatherings that I had scary crash on my Western TAT trip. No Ride Report yet, but I have posted the video in Face Plant: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867625

P.S. I'm fine.
Joe, so glad to hear that you are ok. That was a nasty crash. Big respect to you for keeping it together and to Darrell, etal. for helping you (and your bike/gear) get out safely.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #3785
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thanks for posting that Joe.

When I ride my 990 I often keep my spot in my panniers or in the glove box..

No more.. its going on me just like when I ride my Honda !
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #3786
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Agree with THAT guy..

I used to strap it to my bike - now always on my CamelBack.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #3787
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Nothin but nice folks up on summit today

Hi all. Total noob here. Been lurkin & thought I should say howdy.
Well, can't say I've never owned a dual sport before(1998tiger) but I certainly never owned one like my new to me bike. 2008 990 S. I never really did much dirt riding on my tiger so lets just say I'm a complete novice. I got my new bike about 2 weeks ago & ain't been off it since;^}. I luv it and would sleep ride it if I could. Only problem I'm having is not enough time off work to get the hell outta da Bay Area to find sum dirt. Finally after lurkin here awhile & seeing the threads about summit road I gave it a shot. I totally waffled all morning about going. I checked the weather and it showed rain by the late afternoon. Now I know a lot of you must be thinking what kinda rider am I that I'm worried about a little rain. Well, lets get that outta the way right now. More than 20 yrs. 30 something bikes(I lost count). Mostly streetbikes & vintage beemers. So, truth be told I wasn't to keen on gettin caught in the rain and endin up riding in mud. I've got good gear and don't mind rain rides its the mud I fear. I've also got good crash bars & a skid plate.........just not installed yet. Anyway I decided screw it and went for a ride. Left Pinole around 1pm. Headed down 101 to 87. Followed almaden to Harry to Mckean and onto uvas. Y'all kno the rest I'm sure. After reading that there have been a few concerns about riding up there I was curious to say the least. As I got further up mt. Madonna rd the weather started to get pretty ominous. No rain tho. I turned right onto summit and prepared to surely run into rain before I found dirt. It was cold up there fo sho. No rain still. Found dirt and made my way. Passed a few cages and just waved. They waved back. No altercations & no residents openly protesting my presence. Really beautiful up there. I've lived near the bay most of my life but never knew this place existed. Great fun. Had a blast didn't crash and never saw a drop. Figure if I make this any longer y'all start tellin me to post to day rides. Sorry for the length just wanted to share.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #3788
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Damm Joe, that was scary.

When you going back to finish the ride? need company?

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Hey folks. I've mentioned to a bunch of you at some recent gatherings that I had scary crash on my Western TAT trip. No Ride Report yet, but I have posted the video in Face Plant: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867625

P.S. I'm fine.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #3789
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Hi all. Total noob here. Been lurkin & thought I should say howdy.
Welcome to ADV and to this Bay Area thread.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #3790
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two-track in Big Basin??

there's a nice little article in Motorcyclist this month, entitled "Touring California on a 2012 Ural Sidecar | Side By Side"... which, a page into it mentions this little gem:

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After a quick breakfast at Alice’s, we drop down Highway 236 into Big Basin Redwoods State Park for a little off-road exploring.
but... isn't all of Big Basin Redwoods State Park closed to all vehicles? did the magazine get special permission to ride/drive on the fire roads? or are they just romanticizing China Grade into something that sounds more like two track
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...and we head down a neglected two-track in search of an off-the-beaten-path rest stop.
... than the badly paved goat path that it is?


why do they get all the fun? us locals want to ride those roads too!

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #3791
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why do they get all the fun? us locals want to ride those roads too!

Sounds like some fanciful editor may have tweaked things a bit.



But, I've been feeling kinda guilty lately for not riding enough. Anyone see the new aerostich catalog? Andy's come up with a new riding-more prod...he's mapped the US according to how many potential rideable days there are in each city/region based on min/max temps., or something close to that. I dunno, he lives in Minnesota, right?

Anyway, there's only ONE* region that gets the rubric of 365 rideable days/year.

And----------it's here.










gotta ride more...






*....uhhh, in the continental US, that is
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:07 AM   #3792
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but... isn't all of Big Basin Redwoods State Park closed to all vehicles? did the magazine get special permission to ride/drive on the fire roads? or are they just romanticizing China Grade into something that sounds more like two track
I would hope they'd qualify anything like that with "we got permission" or some such

You can ride/drive through the park. But as far as I know, there are no off-road tracks (unless you count the turn at hwy 9 as "going off-road" which you might easily do). There are definitely places it feels like two track. Especially with oncoming traffic
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #3793
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there's a nice little article in Motorcyclist this month, entitled "Touring California on a 2012 Ural Sidecar | Side By Side"... which, a page into it mentions this little gem:



but... isn't all of Big Basin Redwoods State Park closed to all vehicles? did the magazine get special permission to ride/drive on the fire roads? or are they just romanticizing China Grade into something that sounds more like two track

... than the badly paved goat path that it is?


why do they get all the fun? us locals want to ride those roads too!
This. I've ridden all the legal roadways in that area with a park ranger (for San Jose) who lives a few miles from the park, and there are no dirt roads legally passable by the public.

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #3794
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This. I've ridden all the legal roadways in that area with a park ranger (for San Jose) who lives a few miles from the park, and there are no dirt roads legally passable by the public.

Lex
i totally want to write them and call them on it. it disheartens me to read such nonsense in something that's supposed to be about the soul of being a motorcyclist. makes me wonder how much of the rest of the writing is similar cruft.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #3795
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i totally want to write them and call them on it. it disheartens me to read such nonsense in something that's supposed to be about the soul of being a motorcyclist. makes me wonder how much of the rest of the writing is similar cruft.
You should.
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