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Old 02-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #3751
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We're b a c k !

Just pulled in an hour ago. Our patient and loving wife and mother agreed to drive to Carlsbad yesterday where we were reunited, spent the night in a motel and loaded the well-worn bikes and bodies into the truck and hightailed it home in 4 wheel temperature controlled windproof comfort.

5,000 miles on two wheels, yeah I'd say that was the long way to Baja. The trip of a lifetime, so far.
Welcome back, can't wait to hear about it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #3752
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surferbum, I'm assuming your are saying yes to the Hollister hills question?
lonerockz, where are you in the Bay Area? If you're willing to ride to Hollister Hills there are some dirt road options south of San Jose ... in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and east and south of Hollister. Not as controlled an environment, but fun, and more of a journey than a destination. See this thread among others
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198572

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Old 02-19-2013, 04:00 PM   #3753
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Welcome back, can't wait to hear about it.
Finally started a ride report on the Baja trip...decided to venture out and put it in with the big honchos, in Ride Reports.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post20763929
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #3754
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Finally started a ride report on the Baja trip...decided to venture out and put it in with the big honchos, in Ride Reports.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post20763929
Alright! A good first day in the books! Looking forward to the rest

See ya soon!




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Old 02-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #3755
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I dunno if this is the appropriate place to post this (mods, please move/nuke as appropriate), but I thought all y'all might like to know that RiderWearhouse -- you know, the folks who make Aerostich gear -- is opening a "pop-up" store in SOMA for 9 days next month.

http://www.aerostich.com/popupsf
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:34 AM   #3756
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Sounds like there are a number of us who want to ride the Summit road area.
Please post up here so we can plan a ride.
I am in Tahoe now when I get back will try and post up a nice comfortable ride.
I also like to ride with respect to property and keeping the noise and dust down. Being retired helps for picking days but I don't ride like I use too.
Hope this develops into some rides and meet ups.
I ride an FJR and vstrom 650. Live in Gilroy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #3757
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Sounds like there are a number of us who want to ride the Summit road area.
Please post up here so we can plan a ride.
I am in Tahoe now when I get back will try and post up a nice comfortable ride.
I also like to ride with respect to property and keeping the noise and dust down. Being retired helps for picking days but I don't ride like I use too.
Hope this develops into some rides and meet ups.
I ride an FJR and vstrom 650. Live in Gilroy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #3758
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Sounds like there are a number of us who want to ride the Summit road area.
Please post up here so we can plan a ride.
I am in Tahoe now when I get back will try and post up a nice comfortable ride.
I also like to ride with respect to property and keeping the noise and dust down. Being retired helps for picking days but I don't ride like I use too.
Hope this develops into some rides and meet ups.
I ride an FJR and vstrom 650. Live in Gilroy.
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Please be respectful of private property while riding up there. If you're
going around closed gates you are riding on privately maintained property,
you've left the county maintained roads behind.

Be forewarned that residents on those gated stretches can and will detain
you and charge you with trespassing.

As a 53 year old born and raised resident of Corralitos I'm just giving you my take on it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:26 AM   #3759
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Please be respectful of private property while riding up there. If you're
going around closed gates you are riding on privately maintained property,
you've left the county maintained roads behind.

Be forewarned that residents on those gated stretches can and will detain
you and charge you with trespassing.

As a 53 year old born and raised resident of Corralitos I'm just giving you my take on it.
Just curious, how would those residents detain you?

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think it would be lawful on their part to detain you by force (i.e. using a gun, physically grabbing and holding you, or disabling your vehicle). Would it?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #3760
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Just curious, how would those residents detain you?

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think it would be lawful on their part to detain you by force (i.e. using a gun, physically grabbing and holding you, or disabling your vehicle). Would it?
Since when has that stopped anyone?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:04 PM   #3761
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Be forewarned that residents on those gated stretches can and will detain you and charge you with trespassing.
I don't think there's any discussion of going around closed gates. But open gates and private road signs on Summit Rd specifically, seem different than closed gates. I have never seen the gate closed at the north end of Summit, but in years gone by it always seemed closed at the south end.

Speaking of closed gates, normally Buzzard Lagoon would be closed at this time of year, but since there's been so little rain, does anyone know if it's open?

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #3762
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I don't think there's any discussion of going around closed gates. But open gates and private road signs on Summit Rd specifically, seem different than closed gates. I have never seen the gate closed at the north end of Summit, but in years gone by it always seemed closed at the south end.

Speaking of closed gates, normally Buzzard Lagoon would be closed at this time of year, but since there's been so little rain, does anyone know if it's open?

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I've never seen either Summit gate closed. Not that I ride it that often...

Sometimes they close the Buzzard Lagoon gate in off season, sometimes not. I always figured if the gate was open, it was ok to ride. The sign does say "MAY be closed" IIRC.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #3763
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Sometimes they close the Buzzard Lagoon gate in off season, sometimes not. I always figured if the gate was open, it was ok to ride. The sign does say "MAY be closed" IIRC.
Buzzard Lagoon is a public road. If the gate is closed, one should not try to go around ... stay legal and "Tread Lightly" to avoid road damage (and I'm a county resident and taxpayer and I'd rather they clean up homeless camps or arrest meth dealers than spend money on maintaining that road). But the jury's out on legality of public right of way on Summit. I just found a YouTube video ostensibly by a Summit Rd landowner which states that the right to restrict traffic has been waived by people leaving the gate open ... hence it's a de facto public right of way.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:47 PM   #3764
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Summit road is usually not a problem. Loma Chiquita rd, Loma Prieta rd,
Cathemola rd have closed gates and are private. Sure, you can ride away
if you're flagged down but they can get your license plate #.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #3765
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Summit road is usually not a problem. Loma Chiquita rd, Loma Prieta rd,
Cathemola rd have closed gates and are private. Sure, you can ride away
if you're flagged down but they can get your license plate #.
won't hold up... cop didn't witness.



W/re summit... The county made the road. The only ppl claiming it's private are homeowners there that are stuck with maintaining it - the county doesn't. But that doesn't mean right of easement no longer applies...

On the other hand, I ride it respectfully. I don't kick up lots of dust and if I see any traffic, I slow down, especially pedestrians or equestrians. I always smile and wave. Spread the love...
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