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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
T2, is the above shot from the Dusy-Ershim or Rincon or.....?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 20, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
I'm thinking I need a Rokon Trailbreaker...


Credit: Reilly
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Sharp looking supermoto Pud!

Dee ee:

The first pic of the XR is at Corral Canyon OHV area. It is located east of San Diego near Lake Morena and Pine Valley off Hwy 8.
The first 2 pics in my second post are in the Big Bear area. The 2nd one is on a trail that drops from Crab flats campground to I believe Deep Creek eventually ending at lake Arrowhead. The 3rd is in Bishop. I glanced at your above link to your trip report on adventureriders.com I look forward to actually read it. I just bought my XR back in August and it took me a liitle bit to get her dialed in. She needed some love! I am all about this dualsport riding thing and want to do some bigger, longer rides like the one you did. I am constantly looking at maps, roads and places to ride with my new buddy Big Red. Going to explore Ocotillo and Anza Borrego for a few days over Thanksgiving with my girlfriend. If you ever are putting together a local (SO CAL) day ride or even a bigger ride and have room for another rider please let me know.

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:20am PT
Zoom Splats. they go zoomin down the road then they go splat. I love bikes and I love watching Moto GP but I do not think I will ever seriously ride again. there really are only two kinds of motorcyclists. Those who have been down and those who are going down.
Rideing at all fast at night is complete russian roulette. You really do outrun your headlights pretty quick. An owl swooped down and picked a mouse off the road in front of me once. Only going 70 but would never have had a chance to avoid that one. We simply missed each other by luck. I have dumped it at 110 when I burned a hole in a piston and high sided. walked away with a broken collarbone and two sprained ankles. Hitch hiked to the hospital. I thought it was a pretty cool crash. My best friend crashed, burned and died a few weeks later....
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:50am PT
Some folks are lucky, some ain't.

Motorcycle horror stories are a joke on the tellers imo.

Fear is the real crippler.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 07:54am PT
You think my best friend dead at the age of 21 is a joke?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Maybe if we lived near a real track my friend would still be alive? Street raceing is real bad but even if you are a conservative old fuddy dudy your going to get squeezed out by a truck sooner or later. if you ride a Harly you will most likly end up obease and croak from a heart attack..
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:29am PT
T2
Palomar? I had friends that had the same shots from that guy.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:40am PT
I had to look twice, but that woman doesn't seem to be wearing a helmet and I'm wondering if she ever crashed riding in that position.

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:59am PT
For every harly rider that is in shape there are 10 fat slob wanna be tough guys. For every hot harly chick there are 10 wall mart +++ size specials ... just the facts..... sad but true..
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:15am PT
T2
Palomar? I had friends that had the same shots from that guy.

Why Yes Jefe that is Mt Palomar.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:32am PT
credit: originalpmac
credit: originalpmac
Credit: originalpmac

98 KX 250 bored out to 290. FMF as in "fast mother f#cker"
top of Imogene Pass

Motorcycles are the greatest, particularly on dirt.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 22, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Credit: T2

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Missing photo ID#275038
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:46am PT
T2, yes we should hook up for a ride. Talking about doing the Mojave trail again soon, would also like to repeat the classic Anza Borrego loop. I still haven't recovered financially from Nevada. Work is slow.
Love the Voyager, the main reason I got it was for the coordinates. With a map and the coordinates you can always figure out where you are. I was kind of a dummy on the NV ride as for a couple days I couldn't remember how to access the coordinates and had to rely on my friends GPS. Finally figured it out, duh!

I'm gonna' finish posting the story by the end of this weekend on ADV.

Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
Nov 22, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
This is impressive:

http://vimeo.com/46856767
Damn this looks high

Trad climber
Temecula, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
http://vimeo.com/46856767

That's NOT me at 3:48--but I wish it was.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 24, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
WOW! that Isle of man TT video is liveing proof that nascar is for pussys! many of the moto GP races were like that back in the 60's 70's and 80's. I think Isle of man was part of the moto GP circuit back then?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
Isle of Man TT
oh Yeah!
The epitome of real road racing.
"only" 6 laps of a 38 mile race on public roads. About 230 miles.
Except for WWII, it's been run since 1907. 10 laps of a 15 mile course. A LONG way to race a motorcycle in 1907.

Over mountains, through villages, speeds from first gear to 200 mph. Lap record is about 131 MPH! 200 curves in one lap.
John McGuinness, the Superbike winner had 128 mph average over the entire race this year.

Actually there are several classes including an all electric class (which has a lap record of 104 mph!)
Different classes race difference distances. 1 lap for the electrics, 3 laps for sidecars and 600cc bikes. 6 laps for superbike and supersport bikes.

On my bucket list for sure. And if I get there before I'm decrepit, riding the course on public day after the races is also on my list.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
I had a 2003 Yamaha R6 for awhile. I did 7 trackdays and then sold it to buy a house. Good thing I didn't buy a house, because a year later I got laid off. I miss my bike everyday. :(

Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Credit: PAUL SOUZA
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