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Old 07-20-2011, 08:05 AM   #22981
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Yea i'd love to ride down to the beach too
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:13 AM   #22982
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How are the forest roads in the Los Padres NF? This weekend I'm heading up there on my first "adventure" - 3 days/2 nights of exploring and camping, but I have no real dirt experience and don't want to be in too far over my head. Are the primitive camp areas usually full?

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #22983
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...dang! That looks like a fantastic route Joel!
I wish you guys would post the directions/route some times.
hi randy, good you enjoy it and more pics to come.

open linky (from r3r3r) and at the bottom is the gps track. that's what i used. really worth the time and effort to go up there. those europeans we met must have a good reason to spend their time there.

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Yea i'd love to ride down to the beach too
we should plan a weekend and do it.

hi ed, i will post more pics of the beach ride later. for now enjoy this.


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How are the forest roads in the Los Padres NF? This weekend I'm heading up there on my first "adventure" - 3 days/2 nights of exploring and camping, but I have no real dirt experience and don't want to be in too far over my head. Are the primitive camp areas usually full?

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the dirt roads are big bike friendly, but you need to have more than basic skills since some of them are rutted and loose.

there are 2 or 3 primitive campsites there, we didn't check them out. the whole place was so deserted that you can actually camp on the side of the dirt road.

if you have a big bike, by yourself and can't lift it, don't do it. we didn't see any other people except for the search and rescue crew; you may get stuck. we did about 50 miles of dirt, could be more if we explored the few off shoots (dead ends).

without the help of sito and ersin, it will be impossible for me to get this mule (and i ride it like a mule...) up on its legs.



enjoy your trip and ride safe.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #22984
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Thanks for the link Joel!
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:38 AM   #22985
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Thanks for the link Joel!

randy, when you go up the south coast ridge road, start from los burros and end at nascimiento (this way you get to see the ocean on the ride down); and i our case, we had more daylight hours to burn, so we headed out to lucia for lunch and rode afterwards to julia pfeiffer state beach. on the way back to san simeon (south bound), the sun was somewhat behind us and we were on the ocean side of the highway, you can pull over easily to the side of the road, enjoy the view without crossing over the yellow line.

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:59 AM   #22986
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #22987
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after eating lunch at lucia's, we're on to our next stop (thanks to john for including this to our trip).......http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=578





closer for sf folks than us from hell a.



nice road



one moment, the sky was clear



then, suddenly this









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Old 07-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #22988
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julia pfeiffer burns state park.....



pumpkin garden



water heading down to the waterfall






through and under hw1






very nice!






the crew without ersin and sito



sito



this one for you cathy



some emotional story behind this park. this prime propterty was owned by a wealthy couple, gave it away to the state, and asked to be named after their friend julia pfeiffer burns.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:07 PM   #22989
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hi randy, good you enjoy it and more pics to come.

open linky (from r3r3r) and at the bottom is the gps track. that's what i used. really worth the time and effort to go up there. those europeans we met must have a good reason to spend their time there.

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we should plan a weekend and do it.

hi ed, i will post more pics of the beach ride later. for now enjoy this.




the dirt roads are big bike friendly, but you need to have more than basic skills since some of them are rutted and loose.

there are 2 or 3 primitive campsites there, we didn't check them out. the whole place was so deserted that you can actually camp on the side of the dirt road.

if you have a big bike, by yourself and can't lift it, don't do it. we didn't see any other people except for the search and rescue crew; you may get stuck. we did about 50 miles of dirt, could be more if we explored the few off shoots (dead ends).

without the help of sito and ersin, it will be impossible for me to get this mule (and i ride it like a mule...) up on its legs.



enjoy your trip and ride safe.
Thanks for the info and well-wishes! I'll be on a DRZ400S on fresh Dunlop D606 rubber, so the bike should be fine. I am well experienced on picking it up in the dirt, so I will play it by ear, depending on how comfortable I am with the conditions. Looking forward to a couple of days of leisurely exploring!

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Thanks for the info and well-wishes! I'll be on a DRZ400S on fresh Dunlop D606 rubber, so the bike should be fine. I am well experienced on picking it up in the dirt, so I will play it by ear, depending on how comfortable I am with the conditions. Looking forward to a couple of days of leisurely exploring!

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the drz is a very good bike, and with 606s you will be fine. get gas at ragged point or gorda (picture below), before you get up on those hills.
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the drz is a very good bike, and with 606s you will be fine. get gas at ragged point or gorda (picture below), before you get up on those hills.
Gas and water, for sure! With my 4 gallon tank I will have to stop before I leave civilization (175 miles or so before I hit reserve) and am running with 2 of my 3 water jugs empty (10lbs less weight on my back). Hopefully I will be off work early on Friday and can set up camp with enough daylight to explore. Doing a ton of exploring on Saturday, and down 101 on Sunday. A DRZ with a 205lb rider and 35lbs of gear isn't too happy on the superslab, so the more time I spend off that, the better!

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on the way back, we dealt with the same traffic lights (single lane); note that there are sensors on the ground, bicycle and perhaps motorcycles - you have to push the button to get a green light...






going south is better, we were on the coast side of the highway.






and with the little daylight left, we stopped at piedras blancas, home of the elephant seals....http://www.elephantseal.org/index.htm







no seals here



then we kept on walking and found them.

little that we know, most of the elephant seals come to this coast only in july and august. now i realize how lucky we were.

the website says they migrate here in hundreds, we didn't see that many












shameless plug of the 2011 nOObs march madness rally...



satuday night we gathered again and all had late dinner at a nice mexican restaurant in san simeon. we had a full day and tired when we went back to our rooms.

sunday ride next.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #22993
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Have you thought of making your ride a "hack"? No more taking naps.

This from the guy that is looking at hacking an xr.



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Joel,

Have you thought of making your ride a "hack"? No more taking naps.

This from the guy that is looking at hacking an xr.



can't believe those words are from a texan.....

these pics here are to inspire people to ride and not to give up.....
yeah i know, you're j/k.

ain't giving up yet bob. before i lower my suspension, going to try a shaved seat, and little narrower in the crotch area.

how's the ankle coming along? you're going to have a surgery?
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can't believe those words are from a texan.....

these pics here are to inspire people to ride and not to give up.....
yeah i know, you're j/k.

ain't giving up yet bob. before i lower my suspension, going to try a shaved seat, and little narrower in the crotch area.

how's the ankle coming along? you're going to have a surgery?
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