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Old 02-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #1651
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i dont know how he does it but i swear to god BRP gets a flat on every ride he has ever been on. I see this was no different.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:47 PM   #1652
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Good times...and no flats para me, gracias!

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As a Side note Jeff was the only ride to NOT get a Flat in the group..
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:51 PM   #1653
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Interested to hear what happened to the LC4. Punctured clutch cover?
those F'in bikes are always breaking down or someone is kicking the S*it out of them to get them to start..

All kidding aside Todd can fill us all in on what the breakdown was and what it took to fix it. I heard it might be a stuck starter or something like that. He was towed back by Mark and they were HAULING !!
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:38 PM   #1654
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well I had five good days before the flat. thing i have tryed more air,extra heavy duty tubes, a mix of tire types. next will be slime or tube less on the good side i can change them fastwith or with out beer.

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:39 PM   #1655
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #1656
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As a Side note Jeff was the only ride to NOT get a Flat in the group..

Shhhweeew!


I didn't say a word about flats on the trip. Everyone knows what happens when you start talking about something. However, I was able to give my tubes to my buddies!

Here is a few more from the trip...

VIVA Mexico!

500 lbs

Help?

Signing the book at Coco's Corner

BAJA 1000 Route Arrows

Todd and "One Peso" - he invented the helecopter



Todd being towed for a total of 300 miles

Bert...ready to roll

Mike crackin' wheelies on the beach

me looking local

Mike and Friends - Ensenada
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #1657
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Hey Paul (Just Paul),
Is that guy - One Peso - the same guy we bumped into back in April? Remember that bum? He said he was a co-founder of Cisco Systems.

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Old 02-25-2011, 11:50 PM   #1658
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Hey Paul (Just Paul),
Is that guy - One Peso - the same guy we bumped into back in April? Remember that bum? He said he was a co-founder of Cisco Systems.

- John
yup... they call him 1 peso
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #1659
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SF - La Gloria - SF

Took a quick trip to from SF to La Gloria. Started at 11 and found it surprisingly warm, "snow" notwithstanding. Gas in Hollister, and down 25. I had some ambition to try old Hernandez Road but a late start and the thought of a (possible) freezing soggy trip home prevailed against and I hung a right onto La Gloria.

The road was in very good shape, recently graded, and with the exception of a few surprise mud patches already quite dry. Dropping down into the Salinas valley was a bit more exciting. For some reason, the road has about a 20-degree rake towards the gutter. I guess that is better than the opposite direction, but it made pretty much every right hand corner wildly off camber. Throw in some leftover snow, mud, and Bridgestone tires and it was an interesting trip down.

Perhaps I'll try running it uphill next time and combine it with some Clear Creek stuff. And an earlier start.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #1660
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When you pop out on 25 from Gloria, head south five or so miles and turn left on San Benito Lateral.

About a half mile down take a right on Old Hernandez. Don't let the fun just stop there..
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:28 PM   #1661
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Dropping down into the Salinas valley was a bit more exciting. For some reason, the road has about a 20-degree rake towards the gutter. I guess that is better than the opposite direction, but it made pretty much every right hand corner wildly off camber. Throw in some leftover snow, mud, and Bridgestone tires and it was an interesting trip down.

Perhaps I'll try running it uphill next time and combine it with some Clear Creek stuff. And an earlier start.
If you found la gloria to be that "exciting", you probably don't want to be going into clear creek alone.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #1662
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:12 AM   #1663
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If you found la gloria to be that "exciting", you probably don't want to be going into clear creek alone.
Mildly funny story... I tried the road over Clear Creek on the way down to SLO for the Carrizo Plains ride that a bunch of LA advriders setup last month. It was getting late in the day but I had time.

Well... it had been raining the previous two days.







GPS says I was most of the way across... but despite several attempts, I couldn't make it up this $@#%!! snot-covered hill. I even tried walking the bike up the hill, but it was so slippery I had a hard time standing up.

I ended up riding all the way back out 1.5 hrs... making a 3 hr detour. It was dark when I rolled into a gas station in Gonzales on fumes. I didn't plan for the backtracking and very nearly didn't have enough fuel.

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Ummm yeah, it's getting dark...



I guess the lesson is "don't go into Clear Creek solo at dusk after heavy rains on a pig of a bike with a bald rear tire and not enough fuel."

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:14 AM   #1664
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Hi

Travelling to the US for work in a few weeks time. Will be spending a couple of days over a weekend in San Franscisco. I have done quite a bit of adventure riding here in Australia and kind of keen to do some relaxed dirt riding over that weekend. I am in the process of hiring a KTM 990 R Adventure for the two days of the 26th and 27th March.

Hoping some inmates on this thread might have some suggestions on some good scenic riding, mostly dirt roads and trails would be ideal. I reckon about 200 - 300 miles each day would be about enough. Any suggestions on a good overnight spot (I would need accommodation and somewhere to get a meal coz I wont have any camping gear with me). That would make a loop of up to 600 miles with a stop overnight half way.

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645401

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=591159

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566933

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565309

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=545565



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Old 02-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #1665
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Hoping some inmates on this thread might have some suggestions on some good scenic riding, mostly dirt roads and trails would be ideal. I reckon about 200 - 300 miles each day would be about enough.
If you've never been here before, a ride up or down the coast would be much more scenic. Some of the better dirt roads to the north are over 100 miles away and some will be snowed in or could be sloppy with mud. You wont find much contiguous dirt to the south within your range.

The wildflowers might be blooming around that time and the central coast/Big Sur/Carrizo Plain loop would be a nice ride. There are some short dirt roads you could incorporate into your route.
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