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Old 07-31-2011, 08:35 PM   #23251
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It was a great ride, I've got a couple more pics to add.

At the meeting spot on Camino Cielo


Treadless


Joel in Treadless' dust - it was a dusty day!




This was the tough section toward the end of East Camino Cielo


Great views!


Biggie taking the curves


Need to work on my over-shoulder shots





Joel carving up the road on our way to the trucks


Great views anywhere you look!


I was down to probably less than 5 miles of gas when we pulled in at Santa Ynez - yikes!
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:32 PM   #23252
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Eric. holy cow man! That musta woke ya up eh?



Joel... lol blaming the asphalt now!? that's Just sad man.
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Baja trip to the tip
6:10 to Yuma
trials and tribulations in the Mojave
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:39 PM   #23253
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Joel... lol blaming the asphalt now!? that's Just sad man.
Doesn't Joel always have at least one nap per ride? I think it is his UBERN00B ploy.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:17 PM   #23254
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All of Joel's bikes have narcolepsy.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:19 PM   #23255
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All of Joel's bikes have narcolepsy.
I don't want to be too dismissive of Joel's theory, but yeah it seems like there's an AWFUL LOT of cheap asphalt out there.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #23256
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Javi is in tip top shape

but seriously, the 3 1/2 minutes i actually saw him, he was fine.
You saw him for a few minutes you must be going faster or maybe he was waiting
So where was this fine ride... and could a fool like me put it off ... was it hot...
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:12 PM   #23257
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Eric. holy cow man! That musta woke ya up eh?
I meant to do that.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:15 PM   #23258
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Paradise, Camuesa Canyon, Big Pine, Santa Ynez

Since Joel had already gotten his SB park and fall out of the way, we figured it was safe to go past the Cold Spring Tavern.


Although it might be fun to ride over this bridge,


Stagecoach Rd was a lot more scenic.


On our way up Camuesa Rd a local stopped and filled us in on our options, including gas. He offered us gas from his house and almost invited us to eat tri-tip with him.


One of about 37,000 views.


A popular place to stop for a picture.


The panorama is what you can never appreciate in a photo.


Vic and Jim enjoying a nice sunny break.


Mike


Saying goodbye to our local escorts (I'm used to that) Bob and Mike.


Bob said he might stop for a beer at Cold Spring but it looks like he might be thinking Captain.


Then into Santa Ynez for gas,


a bite to eat


and some shade.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:25 AM   #23259
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now i can scratch off those 2 trails off the list. where is next?
How about Nordhoff Ridge in Septemeber? I can pick up passes from the Ojai rangers if everybody calls to order them individually. When would be good?
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:35 AM   #23260
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I meant to do that.
You too can join us in the liars club.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:37 AM   #23261
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How about Nordhoff Ridge in Septemeber? I can pick up passes from the Ojai rangers if everybody calls to order them individually. When would be good?
Pick your dates carefully or you will be fighting for permits with the hunters.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:44 AM   #23262
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Vic,
Looks like a great ride you set up. How are the "hard" parts compared to Rowher? Will I shatter another collar bone or are they pretty tame? I saw one pretty hairy short climb in Joel's pics. Other than that it looks pretty harmless.
Bob
It was awesome. You could of rode all of it safely. There was one hillclimb that was too severe for me and most of the other guys, where we turned around. The other hillclimb was just as h8chains wrote, med difficulty, two track, with plenty of room to dump if needed without tumbling down on either side. Really fun.


We are talking about antoehr ride in September which you could do. Heal up.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #23263
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The Santa Barbara ride was a big success, thanks to all the guys that rode it and helped:
  • Doug for bringing extra gas;
  • Jim and Bigge and ? for navigating us through W. Camino Cielo and Refugio;
  • Joel for managing this monster thread;
  • Everybody that posted great photos.
Must ride more.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:01 AM   #23264
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Pick your dates carefully or you will be fighting for permits with the hunters.
Hmm. Do you know when hunting season opens? Is Nordhoff Ridge known for hunting? Dodging bullets is not cool.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:22 AM   #23265
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Tim's crash:

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