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Old 04-27-2014, 09:56 PM   #2401
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Yea, only hurts when I breathe. Sneezing is awesome. It will go away sooner of later. Pain is like pleasure, lasts for awhile then goes away.
Heal up quick.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:02 PM   #2402
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WARPED: A Personal Story In Pictures

So, I'm probably supposed to put this in a ride report, or someone already created a thread for WARPED rides or whatever, but I'm over half a bottle of wine deep at this point and if I don't do this bitch now, I'll forget everything (really, been concussed too many times short term memory is jacked) and it will never get done

Anyhow, this is only the second motorcycle rally I've ever been too, and the first one I rode to solo there and back, in this case from Solana Beach to Kernville. The solo time was a spring cleaning for my brain. Got all the junk out. Just awesome, wonderful experience. The wind was unreal on the 395/173 though. I was wondering why the highway patrol was waving people down; RV's and tractor trailers were all pulled over. I was pushed all over the lane and the wind noise in my helmet was ridiculous.

Anyhow, first stop on the way up. Not sure if it was an omen of things to come or just a reflection on the "high desert" part of CA, and I'm sure some of the more experienced Warped attendees can tell me just exactly what the hell this is, but looks like a meth or crack smoking setup. Just left there, no big deal. Front steps of the gas station I stopped at. What the hell man!?

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Obligatory selfie. I seriously don't know why I took this. I think I was really into my first "real" motorcycle trip and also was trying to look cool. All I know it that it was just prior to Warner Pass, cold as shit, took ten minutes to figure out the timer/set up the cell phone to take the pic, it's underexposed, and there's some weather rolling in.

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First night there. Had to set up tent in the rain because someone posted about the weather the day before. Name started with a J, I think I made "brown drinks" for everyone that stopped by the table as long as the ingredients held up. It's a bit of a creeper as drinks go and while Crown Royal is not "artisan" or unique, it gets the job done and it's fun. Also, I was worried prior to this event that you guys wouldn't keep up on the drinking. Yeah...no. That handle of Crown was DESTROYED in short order.

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Some of us had more humble accommodations than others; in Shooby's case an abandoned refrigerator box would of been better than this "mountain hardware" brand condom with a reservoir tip


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Beautiful setting in the morning:

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Until this happens


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FZ cruzer set up a nice big bike loop on Saturday

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It was cold as shit and lightly raining, but dammit man, the scenery was unreal. Because of motorcycles, I have seen areas of California I would of never seen otherwise.

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When we got off sealed tarmac, things got interesting for me at least

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It was slick

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Shooby:
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FZ Cruzer:
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Bottom line is that we turned around after meeting a couple other guys (Afry and Kris) and did the rest of our riding at Kern River Brewing Co. Christ, that food was good. Know what else was good!? Their cider! No bullhshit though, amazing stuff.

Walking to dinner, this is the scene, why the HELL have I never been here before!?:

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Look at the dog. I love this dog. "Sunny" I believe was the name. This is when dinner first started. Good dinner too.

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Best hat ever? CA stu lurks in the photobomb section (hope that USB connection is not stealing too much power anymore man!)

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Stopped in Johanesburg, CA for gas on the way back. I thought Joburg was in South Africa, what the hell. I am serious. Why does this place exist? It was weird and awesome at the same time. Notice the "Guns4U" sign in the background. It's like "cash4gold", but even better!

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It got weirder. Had to take work call there, so wandered around gas station/post office while talking. Noticed this sign, which clearly says "bear" on it:

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And on this 50 gal drum; god knows if it had crisco in it, but seriously, did you guys put these weird digital bear stickers here!?

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No pics, but stopped later on to help some cruiser guys on the side of the 215 with guess what? A dead battery-jumper cables man, they solve a common problem!

***

I shit you not, randomly stopped off of the 15 outside of Temecula to snack and stretch out, and where do I stop but Rainbow, CA. After all the crap you guys gave me on this thread I just started laughing!

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And, the references kept rolling...unpacked, got cleaned up, and stopped by whole foods to grab some wine and what do I see:

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I have now completed the bottle of wine because this post took waaaay longer than I thought (of course), but dammit man, what a great group of folks. So nice to finally be able to put faces to the names and meet some great humans. I hope to stay in touch with my new friends over time and can't wait to hang out again.

stoke

p.s.-ok, who's orange arai helmet was that hanging out in the men's bathroom for like three days with the sena charging who's light was always red?! I HAVE to know!!!

p.s.s.-no really. why did the light stay red the whole time? did the helmet smell like poop at all? serious question, guys were constantly wrecking house in the stalls next to the sinks
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:13 PM   #2403
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p.s.-ok, who's orange arai helmet was that hanging out in the men's bathroom for like three days with the sena charging who's light was always red?! I HAVE to know!!!

p.s.s.-no really. why did the light stay red the whole time? did the helmet smell like poop at all? serious question, guys were constantly wrecking house in the stalls next to the sinks

I think it was Aussie Eddie's helmet. I thought it was weird that he left it so long there, too.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:22 PM   #2404
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Man, when we first heard of this "Warped" event, we talked it over, but it fell on a busy weekend in the midst of several busy weekends, so we decided we'd have to miss it. Reading all'ya'all's tales... We're thinking next year we'll have to re-prioritize. Instead, we attended the antique farm equipment show. It was good...







...But not great. Looks like you all had a great time.

Next year...

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:46 PM   #2405
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It was FANTASTIC meeting so many of you! Thanks for including me, feeding me, making me laugh, setting up an infirmary for the ATK, loaning me battery chargers, sleeping bags, and providing this real cool cup/glass squishy thing that my SO immediately claimed.


As soon as I figure out how to post photos from flickr I will do so!



Thank you so much for joining us this weekend. It wouldn't have been nearly as enjoyable without you. I'm amazed that you were able to ride all the way down and back in the truck without choking me to death.

Folks, I had an amazing time. Thanks so much to Mike for hosting such a great event. Gerg, you are the annual co-host of this event (except when you are also the primary host). The sheer amount of time, effort and expense that you put into this event is absolutely amazing. Thank you! Additionally, thanks to Scott, Bill, and all of you other folks who helped make this thing run so smoothly. You guys all kick some serious ass.

Cootz: You seem to fit right in with this crowd of crazy, drunk weirdos. Not sure that's a good thing.

Lastly: WE BEAT THE KNOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:58 PM   #2406
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Home Safe... thanks everyone for a great time.

Made remarkable time arriving home... 60 mph normal top cruising speed on the URAL plus 70 mile tailwind down Tehacapi Willow Springs Cutoff yielded a 110mph cruising speed.. handling on the sidecar is somewhat squirrelly at this speed. The rig was smoking kind of funny when I got home.

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Hey Randy, I passed you in Palmdale.

I followed you for several miles, and watched the wind gusts shift you around a bit. I could see your wheels noticeably canted over much of the time.

Looked like you were handling it with aplomb. I was clocking you about 65 IIRC.

Hope your smoking issue is minor. Cool rig you have.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:22 AM   #2407
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Yep was my helmet. Had it plugged into the wrong USB hub. Was only getting .2 of an amp. No wonder it took so long. Oh it did go for some rides too.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #2408
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Thanks to all for a great weekend!
Next year I'll be back on two wheels...
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:40 AM   #2409
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Thanks to all for a great weekend!
Next year I'll be back on two wheels...
Cheers,
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You moved pretty quickly when new kegs were tapped..
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #2410
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You moved pretty quickly when new kegs were tapped..
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:56 AM   #2411
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Wen to DV on staurday






Cane creek road, snow and cold

On the way back riding on hot springs road






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Old 04-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #2412
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Chris Horgan emailed me this and thanks all of you for your donations!

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Wanted to let you know the WARPED Adventure Riders raised $1176 last night for Stewards of the Sequoia to help keep their roads and trail and public lands open to motorized recreation.
I hope everyone will fill out a Stewards member form so they can receive our Newsletter and add their name to the growing numbers of Stewards members for increased clout.
http://stewardsofthesequoia.org/membership.php

If any of the riders who donated would like a tax receipt please have them contact me with the amount they donated, their name, email and address.

Thank you all. Your support is what enables Stewards of the Sequoia to continue fighting and winning to protect your access to public lands.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:43 AM   #2413
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Chris Horgan emailed me this and thanks all of you for your donations!


WE BEAT THE KNOBS!

SOS RULES IN SEQUOIA!
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:15 AM   #2414
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WE BEAT THE KNOBS!


Isn't that pretty much a daily event?
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #2415
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huge success! big thanks to mike, gerg and the crew for all the hardwork.

great meeting new people whose names i'm familiar and finally able to put faces.

we all had a great time. warped was the destination. the ride from home to camp was a long one, we are gluttons when it comes to dirt and extreme weather. took us 9 hours from l.a. to camp with an hour or so to spare before the saturday night dinner and festivity. the weather that afternoon and on was perfect. thanks arnie and crew for the warm camp fire.

random pics on saturday PM
























let's beat the knobs!




great contribution from everyone for supporting SOS








shawn, the adv banner meister this event. thanks.
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