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Old 09-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #4141
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John - looks like ya'll had a good time!

As for riding on the back of Rob's bike - it was an interesting 1.5hrs. Very weird to be sitting on a metal rack (with my sheepskin from the XL650) and looking around. Fell asleep a couple of times



We figure the flash flood and lightening was BenJava's way of saying hello to us.

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #4142
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Nice loop John, you guys were so close to my house on that last dirt that you could have thrown a rock at me on the way to the levee.

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #4143
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John - looks like ya'll had a good time!

As for riding on the back of Rob's bike - it was an interesting 1.5hrs. Very weird to be sitting on a metal rack (with my sheepskin from the XL650) and looking around. Fell asleep a couple of times



We figure the flash flood and lightening was BenJava's way of saying hello to us.

Hey Nicky!

Only 1.5 hours ...? Hope that isn't shorthand for "no one took a pic!"

I've heard stories of pillions sleeping, but was not sure if I believed it ...

Glad the XR-L found a good home, and sorry I missed Benton Hot Springs ...

God bless BenJava!

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #4144
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Little ride around the Bay

Took a Ride from the Bay to Tahoe... er that was the goal...

wrote a short RR for those of you who are interested.

First real adventure for me... sure was a blast though!
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:49 AM   #4145
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Only 1.5 hours ...? Hope that isn't shorthand for "no one took a pic!"


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It was hot as hell in Lone Pine, then flash floods near Benton...picture totally got forgotten!!
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:30 AM   #4146
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Nice loop John, you guys were so close to my house on that last dirt that you could have thrown a rock at me on the way to the levee.

Hey Rob,
We really enjoyed those dirt roads ... Deer Creek Hills? Just beautiful ...
We want to go back and check out Michigan Bar and try to find Meiss Road ...
and throw some rocks, too, ha!

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It was hot as hell in Lone Pine, then flash floods near Benton...picture totally got forgotten!!
Dang, no pics ...



Crazy weather ...

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #4147
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Took a Ride from the Bay to Tahoe... er that was the goal...

wrote a short RR for those of you who are interested.

First real adventure for me... sure was a blast though!
Hi y0y02369,

We were riding around in the same part of the world on Saturday ... in the cold pouring rain for ... well, absolutely all day long ...

Nice RR ... love the new thread title ...
"Tuned to the Sound of Motorcycle Exhausts Screaming and Engines Humming"


Sorry that your KLR has been replaced ...

see you at Starbucks, ha!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #4148
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Hi y0y02369,

We were riding around in the same part of the world on Saturday ... in the cold pouring rain for ... well, absolutely all day long ...

Nice RR ... love the new thread title ...
"Tuned to the Sound of Motorcycle Exhausts Screaming and Engines Humming"


Sorry that your KLR has been replaced ...

see you at Starbucks, ha!
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Oh wow sucks i missed you guys!! It was a fun but also miserable first day... Sunday was MUCH better!

Yeah i miss the KLR too, but the Tiger is much comfy for me on the road... might just buy another cheap KLR..
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #4149
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Thanks!

Thanks for the welcome note. Just crossing my fingers we find a place this weekend. Headed out tomorrow.


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Welcome to the Bay Area and to BAARC!
I moved here from the east coast a while ago, and still can't get over how much great riding there is out here ...

Good luck with the garage hunt, I imagine some South Bay guys may have some ideas ...
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:44 PM   #4150
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Thank you Alan for the loan. I am certainly jealous of the toys in your garage.....

Off to Mammoth for the DS weekend.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #4151
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #4152
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I remember reading here about camping near Mercey Hot Springs.
I have been searching and found a couple areas out near Clear Creek on Coalinga Road but found nothing on Little Panoche Road.
Any help would be great.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #4153
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Thanks for the welcome note. Just crossing my fingers we find a place this weekend. Headed out tomorrow.
We did find some places to live but none that struck the chord of home. If anybody has any rental property in south bay let me know. We're getting down to the knitty gritty. We both make a descent wage just looking for something reasonable. MAN THIS AREA IS TOUGH for rentals.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #4154
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We did find some places to live but none that struck the chord of home. If anybody has any rental property in south bay let me know. We're getting down to the knitty gritty. We both make a descent wage just looking for something reasonable. MAN THIS AREA IS TOUGH for rentals.
Where will you be working and how much of a commute are you willing to do?
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #4155
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We did find some places to live but none that struck the chord of home. If anybody has any rental property in south bay let me know. We're getting down to the knitty gritty. We both make a descent wage just looking for something reasonable. MAN THIS AREA IS TOUGH for rentals.
Yeah, we're about to buy. Think how we feel. And we both make a decent living as well.

If it wasn't for all the cool places to see and things to do, I'd be out of CA except to visit NOW!
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