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Old 01-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #2941
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I'm hoping to spend some time on the Carrizo Plain this year. We'll see if life agrees with that or has plans of its own.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #2942
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looks like a great spot.. would love to explore the area
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Did you guys actually see any BLM rangers when you where down there?
Hi Just Paul and scottmac,

Fun places to explore ... Bring your guns! Ha.

It's hard to tell who is who out there ... It is mostly used by gun people, so there were lots of paramilitary and SWAT looking gun guys with big guns ... We just waved & they rolled their eyes at us ... Dressing like a clown and riding a Barbie KLR confuses the enemy, I guess ... Anyway, no one hassled us ...

Springtime is spectacular, as you both know ...
See you around the campfire, or at the Mendo Rally,
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #2943
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I'm almost positive when I went down and explored the Panoche Hills, where John's pics are from, the area was signed "No Motorcycles". I could be wrong though. It was almost a year ago that I was down there. I was exploring the area in my truck, shooting, and looking for pig sign... of which there was none. The area is also closed from Spring to Fall due to fire danger. (I'm sure that's got something to do with the cattle ranchers that are right next to the area.)

As a side note... If anybody here wants to go down there to shoot or pig hunt PM me. (I've been hunting at Laguna Mountain as well.)
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #2944
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As a side note... If anybody here wants to go down there to shoot or pig hunt PM me. (I've been hunting at Laguna Mountain as well.)
All I have is a 9mm Glock. Not exactly pig hunting material... heh
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #2945
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I'm almost positive when I went down and explored the P***** H****, where John's pics are from, the area was signed "No Motorcycles".
Hey Todd,

I may have seen a universal-generic "no dirtbikes" stick figure sign ... I think they don't want the hillsides torn up by dirtbike tires riding off the established roads ... our license plates and street registration puts us in a small subset of registered vehicles, which I don't think are excluded from going where a jeep would go on the established roads, and aren't the bikes the "no motorcycles" signs are referring to ... but who knows? It's a gray area until they put up the universal-generic stick figure sign of a BMW GSA with a plate ... ha! Sort of like the "street registered vehicles only" signs that I've seen in Mendo around Middle Creek ...

Anyway, I'll stick to the Carrizo Plain and Los Padres NF and the open county roads in Clear Creek and Hollister Hills in the future ...

See you at the BLM gun range,
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:14 PM   #2946
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I'm almost positive when I went down and explored the Panoche Hills, where John's pics are from, the area was signed "No Motorcycles". I could be wrong though. It was almost a year ago that I was down there. I was exploring the area in my truck, shooting, and looking for pig sign... of which there was none. The area is also closed from Spring to Fall due to fire danger. (I'm sure that's got something to do with the cattle ranchers that are right next to the area.)

As a side note... If anybody here wants to go down there to shoot or pig hunt PM me. (I've been hunting at Laguna Mountain as well.)
I totally forgot you like to shoot! Next time I am in your neck of the woods I'll PM you. Markley's was packed today when I went..
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #2947
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Lookin for somewhere to ride this weekend?

Final reminder.

At least one FF leaving from the bay area that I know of... Several from the central valley... Should be a blast.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745688
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #2948
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Final reminder.

At least one FF leaving from the bay area that I know of... Several from the central valley... Should be a blast.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745688
Have a great trip. 3 of us from the bay area thread will be riding in ridgecrest this weekend just a few miles from you guys.

Weather looks good !
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #2949
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #2950
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Wooo hooo made it to ridgecrest !
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #2951
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Wooo hooo made it to ridgecrest !
Have a great trip Paul!

Raining/misting here in Auburn :(
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #2952
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Some SBR folk are staging out of Wagon Wheel near Ridgecrest this weekend. One or two are already there.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #2953
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Wooo hooo made it to ridgecrest !
Man, yer killin me....wish it was closer. Have fun take pix.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #2954
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Laugh Dakar Social ...

Hi all,

For those of us missing out on DV and Ridgecrest, the San Francisco Motorcycle Club is showing the 2012 Dakar TV coverage this Saturday, 1/28/12, 7-ish at 18th & Folsom ...

Cary is making some pulled-pork, while it lasts ...

Bit of a benefit to support ADVer Nixels' March 4th Bookreading "The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing" about long-distance world record rider John Ryan (link to ADV thread here). No Admission, tip-jar for food, contributions to Nixels' cause ...

See you around the campfire,
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #2955
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Hi all,

For those of us missing out on DV and Ridgecrest, the San Francisco Motorcycle Club is showing the 2012 Dakar TV coverage this Saturday, 1/28/12, 7-ish at 18th & Folsom ...

Cary is making some pulled-pork, while it lasts ...

Bit of a benefit to support ADVer Nixels' March 4th Bookreading "The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing" about long-distance world record rider John Ryan (link to ADV thread here). No Admission, tip-jar for food, contributions to Nixels' cause ...

See you around the campfire,
-- SFMCjohn
OH......I like this. Count me IN! I don't know any of you cats but I'll be there!!
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