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Old 11-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #16
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What a georgeous area.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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Vinbowie,

If you make it to CA the Lost Coast area should be a priority...
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #18
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Great ride report. I just read it for the first time. ...
Me, too! I missed it over the summer. Nice report!!

The bike looks sweet in white! Not as...larfy-looking as the green

I just came back from the Lost Coast area last night. Summers can be brutal, not as much fog in the fall/winter




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Old 11-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #19
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Woodschick,

If I remember correctly you have the SM610, which would be about the perfect bike for the area. I generally take my trip in Sept. but this year had to move it up a ways. I went to Humboldt State in the early 80's, had family living in the Arcata area since the early 1900's. It is a great area for dual sport riding. Next year I want to try to make the big loop from Mendocino County up into southern OR without much pave. Also if you haven't done the loop through Kneeland, it is a great ride...
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #20
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Another shot from the lost coast, this one is a road which winds down to the ocean, from the beach you can hike over to the Punta Gorda Lighthouse, I will try and get a picture or two of the lighthouse posted.

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:37 PM   #21
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Sleeping by the beach, you just cant beat that! I had a chance to do that last Summer for a couple of nights while at Montana De Oro State Park and at Pismo Beach. Didn't get to camp as close as you, but still could hear the waves.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:23 AM   #22
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #23
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A couple of more shots from the trip.

Leading down to the beach, you probably wouldn't want to veer to far to the right.

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Can you see the lighthouse in the distance?

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Getting closer...

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From above and behind.

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Lots of scenery like this.

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Lots of road like this.

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A promising sign, this is the kind of road I have been looking for.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:55 AM   #24
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Great shots!

Hey Mark!

Enjoying your pics again! Hmm... I've been by your neck of the woods twice now, and your photos always make me want to ride there the next time with my camping kit strapped onto the back... on the Frankenstrom!

I've not done nearly as much to my new ride as you have to yours! I like the new color and the Lynx fairing looks great on that bike too. And that tank! Wow... say you didn't run out of gas on a KLR in the Lost Coast and found you need 6.6 gallons!

Back in AZ as of 3 weeks ago. Planning another trip up North after X-mas.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:03 AM   #25
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Enjoyed your RR. great looking coast line and ideal for the camera. Some of those hills look like they have some potential for R C Dynamic Soaring. ( DS )

Your KLR looks really individual, white looks great......... tks for the ride.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:24 AM   #26
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Great ride report! My son and a friend and I are possibly planning a trip up in the same area next year! Thanks for all the neat information. I love the white paint job also!!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:23 AM   #27
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Great report

Thanks for sharing. Would love to do a similar ride. I guess I need to buy a bike I can take on occasional unpaved roads. Will be sitting on a bunch at the motorcycle show down here Friday.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:53 AM   #28
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Thanks everyone for looking, and for the comments. Most of the roads would be doable on any bike when it is dry. When it gets wet and muddy many of them would be an epic struggle. Some of the mud holes can and do swallow trucks, cars whole, and they never get recovered.

I did all of the roads seen last year two up with my 13 y/o nephew on the monsterstrom seen in the first picture of this report. I was getting him excited about dual sport, adventure type riding, and teaching him the finer points of dispersed camping.

The Strom now lives with Ed~ on this site in Bisbee AZ.

I am enjoying his prior bike the mighty KLR, once green, now white.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #29
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Nice

Can't beat cruising the coast.Nicely done report.I have an 06 same green and bags except i got the yellow,now i see the black bags are nice also.I picked yellow for the cagers to see me,they still don't.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #30
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Nice report. I enjoy riding the north coast area. Sherwood and Usal are a couple of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.
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