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Old 09-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #4141
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Nixels got to ride biatch on the flat deck of the GS, I didn't bring the passenger seat.
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Lucky Nicky!
Please, please tell me someone got a pic of you guys two-up on the bike!

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Nicky's lucky you didn't have Louie's crate on the back ... I'd bet Nicky would be even more dangerous to curious French tourists than Louie was ... ha.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #4142
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Hey guys, I'm moving out next month and I have an xr650r that I recently got plated. We are looking for places to rent around the San Jose area and hopefully will have the good luck of finding a place with a garage or storage space for the bike.
Just throwing a feeler out there to possibly rent some garage/shop space for storing and doing maintenance on the bike. That is if we have limited space at our rental.

I've looked through some of your ride reports of the surrounding area and it looks like some nice riding!
Hey honda20,
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 ...
see you around the campfire,
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #4143
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2013 NorCal TT ...

We did a four day loop through the Sierras this weekend ...
It was the eighth annual NorCal TT, a vintage bike ride for pre-1976 bikes ...
There were around 30 bikes this year ...



Barry and I rode up Friday morning ...



Barry's 1985 RZ 350 he had to ride because the carbs on his Yamaha R5
were stolen while it was parked on the street the night before ...



We went to watch the speedway racing at Fast Fridays ... lots o' fun ...



Our route to Quincy on Saturday ...



It absolutely poured rain all day long ... pain and suffering ensued ...







Some of the marques ...


Some of the crew that rode up on Saturday to
take me up on my "see you there" invite
and hang out in Quincy ... They rode up from San Francisco
through the rainstorm on Saturday morning on mostly
modern KTM 690s, KLRs and BMW GSs ...

Thank goodness the rain passed, and Sunday was beautiful ...



Our route back to Auburn on Sunday ...


Dustin's Honda ...


Frank's 1976 Ducati 900 SS ... we ride 'em ...
Frank totaled this bike and walked away on Sunday afternoon,
running into the front of a truck on a narrow road ... bummer ...

We took the adventure route home on Monday ...




Stuart lost the headlight on his /5 ... we found it and duct tape fixed it ...


Kalle on his 1948 Indian Chief ...
Got the "Best Bike" trophy at this year's
NorCal TT!


Through the oak trees in Deer Creek Hills ...


The intersection at Michigan Bar Road ...




Some of the water hazards ...


We stopped in Isleton for lunch on the way home ...

Probably did about 1000 miles over four days ...
There was snow uo in the mountains on Saturday ...
We saw it on the mountain tops on our way home ...



Here's a map of our route home on Monday ...
The dirt roads were S. Shingle Road and Latrobe Road in between
Latrobe and Stonehouse Park ...

see you around the campfire!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #4144
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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   #4145
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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   #4146
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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   #4147
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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   #4148
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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   #4149
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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 ...

see you soon,
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #4150
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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   #4151
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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   #4152
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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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Hey honda20,
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   #4153
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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   #4154
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #4155
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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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