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Old 07-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #31
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Next day was up and at em round dawn..didn't take not one pic, video or anything, it was head down to home...hall pass had expired...time to get home....felt refreshed and recreated....going to mountains again real soon...

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Old 07-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #32
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Hey, nice ride

Looks like you had a good time. Hey how do I start a new thread? I live in NY and I am looking for people to ride with and I can't figure out how to get my message out

Thanks if you could help me out.

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Old 07-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #33
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Inspiring. I'm in SoCal and have cruised around that area via google maps, contemplating a voyage up that way to see the area. This RR made my mind up for me. If anything though, I'll wait to do it until I get a dual sport. The sportbike couldn't get everything there is to offer from that area - while the ride on pavement looked fun, as soon as you hit that jeep trail it just became flat out epic.
I really like the hammock solution for sleeping. Any issues with it? Aside from the limitation that you need two trees for it to work, so it's not ideal for a stay out in a desert among tumble weeds ;)
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #34
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Looks like you had a good time. Hey how do I start a new thread? I live in NY and I am looking for people to ride with and I can't figure out how to get my message out

Thanks if you could help me out.

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John, I am honored you put up our first post in my thread

If I were you, I would go to the regional forum by clicking HERE

Surf around there for folks playing one of those Tag O Rama games close to you and Private Message a few riders to get some rides going or you could click the New Thread button under your control panel link and start your own thread....Call it Strong Island Riders

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #35
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, as soon as you hit that jeep trail it just became flat out epic.
I really like the hammock solution for sleeping. Any issues with it? Aside from the limitation that you need two trees for it to work, so it's not ideal for a stay out in a desert among tumble weeds ;)
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Ryan Thanks, glad you foun some inspiration in the report. I did too and plan to be back up there before too long..I feel about the same, next time I will head straight to dirt, no more screwing around the National Park...I think I am much more of a National Forest kind of guy.

As far as the hammock, it's an ENO Pro Nest with Pro Slap Straps. It breaks down to two packages, one about the size of a large apple and the other a one pound bag of Twizzlers...the red, not the licorice It is completely open to the air, so bugs can be an issue. Of course they sell a bug netting to go over it or you could go with a Hennessy Hammock. I have one of those too and it is real nice, heavier and bulkier but has built in bug netting and rain fly. Sleeping in a hammock is also a cooler option than tenting it with a good ground pad. Again, they make under quilts and all sorts of foul weather options for hammocks, I have the winter kit for my Hennessy, but haven;t used it yet. The sleep I have gotten in a hammock is pretty damn good, literally rock me to sleep and it is easier on my old bones then the ground. Folks who are stomach sleepers may have an issue, face down bent up like a pretzel might be some folks definition of fun...but for sleeping...eh not so much. It does need two attaching points...mostly trees are used, but nothing says you can't use something else...one could be off the bike's rear end on the center stand and the other a sign pole....no end to possibilities...I bring my hammock to the desert, but it not my only option in the panniers..I use it more for lounging and naps..I only overnight if the temps are high...the night I slept in it this trip it was in the mid 70s that night.

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:49 AM   #36
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Sweet , I especially like the no plan aspect. gorgeous country you've got out there.

I personally would have run screaming like a little girl if I saw that snake
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:10 AM   #37
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Great presentation.... can I ask what camera you used for the stills?

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #38
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After this RR I suspect is will not be as hard to find riding partners . Great Pics, great trip!
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #39
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Sweet , I especially like the no plan aspect. gorgeous country you've got out there.

I personally would have run screaming like a little girl if I saw that snake
Thanks Joe, I am surprisingly calm around them things... Someday that could literally bite me in the ass
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Great presentation.... can I ask what camera you used for the stills?

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Thanks the beginning photos are in Olympus stylus tough cam
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The batteries died though and would not recharge on the road!?@$

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Old 07-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #41
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After this RR I suspect is will not be as hard to find riding partners . Great Pics, great trip!
Thanks! Yep, no shortage of riders in SOCAL..but there are times when I really do enjoy going at it alone
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #42
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Another Trip

Momma went away with our baby girl to Thailand to visit with her side of the family...I would have loved to go, but $$$ and work kept me here....

So after a month of hanging around local, working, riding and hanging with our dogs the itch returned...the itch for some adventure beyond the county lines of Ventura...reading some reports and peeping at pics had me thirsty to see the Eastern Sierras again....ADV rider DAAANG coming out from VA Beach to Mammoth Lakes sent me over the edge...I had to go now!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #43
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #44
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:56 AM   #45
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Nice shout out to Lost For A Reason
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Your family is lovely.


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