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Old 06-03-2011, 01:04 AM   #22216
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Would you FF's believe me if I told you that plate and beer cost $30? Breakfast the next morning for all three of us was $30! If you're in Hurricane, UT., do not eat at Baristas.

Bob - the KLR carries 7+ gallons in the tank and the Rotopax carries 1 totaling just over 8 gallons. I never ran out of gas on this trip and hit reserve after filling up in Henderson while entering Fontana some 220 miles away. Strong headwinds with the side cases and a 14T counter sprocket killed my highway mileage. That said, I'll probably stop carrying the reserve fuel moving forward.

The KLR consumed a quart and a half of oil - all of it on the long highway stretches. She drank none when we were on the trails which leads me to believe she likes dirt more than slab

I can't wait for WMRS!
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:07 AM   #22217
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:37 AM   #22218
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Looks like a great time out in the Grand Canyon!
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #22219
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Story here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689339
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:44 AM   #22220
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:52 AM   #22221
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The KLR consumed a quart and a half of oil - all of it on the long highway stretches. She drank none when we were on the trails which leads me to believe she likes dirt more than slab
my KLX does about the same..it seems to blow a lot out the crankcase breather and into my air box on the freeway.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #22222
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Would you FF's believe me if I told you that plate and beer cost $30? Breakfast the next morning for all three of us was $30! If you're in Hurricane, UT., do not eat at Baristas.


The Denny's waitress knew about Barrista's reputation and said to look online for reviews...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/baristas-hurricane

I picked it due to a sit down restaurant and it's eclectic style. Check out that metal work. It was all over outside, inside, and even in the bathroom.

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Old 06-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #22223
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Those guys @ Baristas makes me want to move there and open a real restaurant and put their asses out of business.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #22224
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After helping Joel with the chain, I rode to the overlook and snapped a few pics.



Later returned to the campground and walked around the campground a bit to see what the other campsites looked like. There were some nice views from some of the campsites.



Later that Night I slept pretty good. I usually sleep better the second night camping. Earplugs help a lot also.

I woke up before sunrise and hiked to the overlook. It's hard to shoot a picture into the sun, but it came out kind of nice using HDR.



Actual scene looked closer to this with the Human eye:


Just playing with the HDR software a little:


Came back to camp and found everyone still sleeping.


SO I went for annother walk around the area, taking pics as I went.




Up on the rocks there were pockets where rain water collected.




Picture of the campground from above the big rocks.


Back at camp I took a look at my sleepin bag and found it was covered with dust from the previous night's wind.


A few pictures from our hike:




















The new camp site.




The loose gravel did not hold my stakes in very well so I used some sand anchors with rocks to secure it.


That's about it for my pictures. I only took a few at Bar Ten and none on the trip home. I just took I-15 strait back but started hitting stop and go traffic in Vegas. It was stop and go from Jean to Primm. Once I got to the California Border I started splitting lanes for about 7 or so miles. Traffic was still heavy and slow. At Baker I got tired of the traffic and the sun was getting low, and I was riding directly into it. I cut across the Mojave preserve on Kelbaker rd to I40 wich got the sun out of my eyes and no traffic. By the time I got Barstow the sun was down and traffic was moving mostly smoothly the rest of the way home.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:47 AM   #22225
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:08 AM   #22226
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South of Loreto ??
This place is just outside of La Paz called Balandra. Theres reports of approximately 5 different land owners that want to develop. Id rather it stay the same - others have the same thoughts too: http://www.balandraesnuestra.org/web/

All photos shown on page 3 of the ride report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689339) between the above reference web link are from Balandra. It was a great spot to spend the day, snorkel, and explore. The mushroom rock photo is also from the same beach. Looking at the pano, the point to the right of the moving boat is where the mushroom rock is located. It serves as a symbol of Balandra and La Paz.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:08 AM   #22227
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nice pics duy and randy...awesome! thanks.


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Joel - next time stay at Bar 10 and not worry about carting all of the wood and perishable food in. Even their gas at $8/gallon is cheaper than 3 tankfulls in your truck to get the gas out to us. With the proper planning, you could end up riding through civilization, eat dinner there, then ride to where you're camping.
i love to stay at bar 10 if someone will pay for the $106/night + $26 food.

http://www.bar10.com/package_rates.amp#3

sleeping bag needed at bar10, and will have our gear all the times, cuz we will be camping at different sites every day.

having a support truck, we will have the essential items, including the much needed cold refreshment on the trail or in camp. i'm also relying on the truck to carry spare parts, tools, and haul a broken bike back to mesquite if needed.

instead of 20 riders, now i'm inclined to cut it down to 12; though others can separately organize their own group and plan their own rides.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:43 AM   #22228
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AWESOME Mark!!!!!


i'm going with you next time
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:56 AM   #22229
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I meant to write a bit more about the Grand Canyon trip.... Tim and I rode through the Valley of Fire on the way home... but things got a bit derailed when I got home this week...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693502
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