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Old 06-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #3976
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We're riding out from San Francisco today to watch flat track racing at the Lodi Cycle Bowl ...
Wow. Just wow. I don't think I could do that, despite how much I love riding. I took a little loop from home out to Morgan Territory road & back, left about 9 am and I'm roasted. Leaving at 1 pm?...that's...just...inconceivable.

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Old 06-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #3977
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Wow. Just wow. I don't think I could do that, despite how much I love riding. I took a little loop from home out to Morgan Territory road & back, left about 9 am and I'm roasted. Leaving at 1 pm?...that's...just...inconceivable.
Hey HWD!

Inconceivable!

In the event, it was 104 degrees in Lodi, which sounds awful, but wasn't too painful ... It was 106 on the track, but lots of shade in the grandstands ...

Here's a very rough map of the route we may take ... should only be 102 degrees in Lodi ... ha. We may take 160 to 12 to take advantage of cooler weather in the delta ...



The San Francisco Motorcycle Club has a "Race Committee" that raises funds throughout the year so that we can pay the entry fees for the 12 year-old and under racers once a season, as a way to promote and support the youngster's endeavors on the race track, so we'll be doing that today ... in the past, the Lodi Motorcycle Club has let our group in for free ...

Flat track racing is fun to watch, and we have a couple of guys to route for, AJ our 12 year old mascot some of you may remember for the Sheetiron Warm Up at Hollister a few weeks ago ... and his dad, Clay ...



We paid $970 worth of race entries for over 30 kids under 13 ... Some of the best races we saw were the kids ... The 85cc two-stroke kids fly!




The 50cc class, ready to race ...

There's a few more pics here:
http://caryandjohn.wordpress.com/201...ids-race-free/

There were cold drinks at the snack bar, and the ride home at 9:30 pm was cool ...

For all you San Francisco BAARCers, we're showing the Dutch MotoGP event at 4pm today at 18th Street and Folsom ... That's one of the ways our Race Committee raises money during the year for the Lodi kids-race-free event ... from adult-beverage sales at our 1948-vintage fountain! . KLR prices!

Anyway. An opportunity to meet-n-greet for BAARCers/ADVers on this side of the Bay ...
You know you are always welcome!

see you around the campfire,
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #3978
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Hey HWD!



We paid $970 worth of race entries for over 30 kids under 13 ... Some of the best races we saw were the kids ... The 85cc two-stroke kids fly!


see you around the campfire,
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That is awesome, John!
Thanks for being such conscientious and caring citizens!




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Old 07-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #3979
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Is there anything fun (motorcycle riding event) going on 4th of july? Is the Hollister Rally worth going to?
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #3980
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I'll be 2-up camping in Big Sur on July 4th, around Prewitt Ridge. If you see a white GS, stop and say hi.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:39 PM   #3981
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I'll be 2-up camping in Big Sur on July 4th, around Prewitt Ridge. If you see a white GS, stop and say hi.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #3982
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Got space?
It's primitive camping up there, no reservations. I hope we don't have to fight too hard for a spot but it probably will be crowded.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #3983
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It's primitive camping up there, no reservations. I hope we don't have to fight too hard for a spot but it probably will be crowded.
That's the only way I like to camp. What night(s) will you be there?
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #3984
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We'll be there Thursday night for sure, we might head over to Escondido on Friday.

BTW has anyone taken the back way in to Escondido campground from Nacimiento road? How's the road (graded, rutted, etc.)?

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #3985
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Yup, he pulled it , I saw it sitting on the "Farkle"stack. . Kaia, glad to be of assistance. I enjoyed meeting you and I'm looking forward to seein the "New" Ride.
That's good to hear Qwik! Hope the rebuild is getting situated Kaia! :)
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #3986
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I'm a little bit curious if he made it home with the new bike.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #3987
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Sonora Pass ...?

Hi BAARC,

We have vague plans to ride from Lower Haight to Sonora Pass over the holiday ...

Here's a screenshot from--and a link to--inmate RockyRaccoon's Day Trippin' thread "Hell's Half Acre - The no-man's land between Hwys 4 and 108" ride report ... it's very useful, with an imbedded map you can zoom in on and some good pics and
compelling writing ... check it out, if you have not seen it!



And here's my map of the three-mile spur up to Leavitt Lake:



We're keeping our eye on the weather, and I've never been to either Hell's Half-Acre Road or Leavitt Lake, shown on the maps, which are a couple of reasons why the plan is vague ... I'm also not sure how crowded it will be around Leavitt Lake on a holiday weekend ... the goal is to get across the Central Valley heat and up into the Sierras to find cooler temps ... lots of scary thunderstorms in the forecast though ... if we can't find camping around Leavitt Lake (or can't make it on our loaded KLRs!) we'll find a campsite with a view off the dirt road that goes down to the Marine Base north of 108 ...

Anyway, if things go accordingly we'll be camping around Leavitt Lake on Thursday night, and seeing how lost we can get on Hell's Half-Acre Road after that ...

So ... clear as mud ...
We'll try to say "hi" if we see anyone else up there this holiday ... it'll be Cary and myself on first-gen KLRs ...

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:08 AM   #3988
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Hi BAARC,

We have vague plans to ride from Lower Haight to Sonora Pass over the holiday ...

Here's a screenshot from--and a link to--inmate RockyRaccoon's Day Trippin' thread "Hell's Half Acre - The no-man's land between Hwys 4 and 108" ride report ... it's very useful, with an imbedded map you can zoom in on and some good pics and
compelling writing ... check it out, if you have not seen it!
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Anyway, if things go accordingly we'll be camping around Leavitt Lake on Thursday night, and seeing how lost we can get on Hell's Half-Acre Road after that ...

So ... clear as mud ...
We'll try to say "hi" if we see anyone else up there this holiday ... it'll be Cary and myself on first-gen KLRs ...

see you around the campfire,
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John, here is a higher-elevation route between 4 & 108 that I like also.

Have FUN!

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Old 07-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #3989
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John, here is a higher-elevation route between 4 & 108 that I like also.

Have FUN!

Catfish ...
Hey Catfish,

Cool, thanks for the link to the wonderful route!

Here's a screen shot of your route and the lower elevation route below that:





Kind of fun to see where they link up ... we'd probably simply explore for a campsite before/after getting turned around by steep-rocky or water or getting hopelessly lost ... ha.

Hope you'll be riding over the holiday, too, Catfish!

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #3990
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A group of us did the high elevation version of this route last October
on the Fall Colors ride. We were camping at Calaveras Big Trees.
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