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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-29-2008, 12:31 AM Thread Starter

 
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ah man please tell me you took a jaunt on 229... it's between 166 and 53...

Missed that. I see it on the map...you mean between 166 and 58, right? Next time....

We had our fair share of great roads, don't you worry!
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-29-2008, 12:43 AM

 
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ohhh man it's major funnage....

yeah sorry 58.. brain fart 3 is half of 8 right

little vid from 229 (Matt's my old roommate): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CplJc5aBo3E


Looks like an awesome trip though... I bet you're glad to be on the monster and not the SBK!

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Yeah, the 748 would have killed me The monster is actually an amazingly versatile bike. The stock seat could be improved, but other than that, not so bad for the tour!

A few of the roads we were on were clearly SBK roads if you were taking a shorter trip.


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There were a few David-Lynch Like moments. The weirdest one was whilest riding down the north slope of 33, we come upon this beautiful girl wearing a white and bright pink tennis-type outfit, standing on the shoulder, looking down the valley out toward Soda Springs.

Off we went down Lake 'Liz Road and it cuts through the Ca. Poppy Preserve and trust me when I tell you the name doesn't do the area justice. If you like poppys this is your Mecca. Everything was orange. There were freek'n poppys popping out of the cracks in the road. Everything looked anodized orange. Beautiful.

Hwy.'s 33 and Cerro Noestro are a MUST. Slight camber, constant radius, no suprises. And long. Soda springs is a mind blower, you won't think you're anywhere near anything. What, we're doing 50 mph or so down the dirt? It was easier to ride the dirt fast than the shit asphalt leading to it.

Ojai was great. When the mood hits him Dan can be one serious fuck'n squid.

Fontana, et all pretty much sucked. We went through two dui check points in the 12 hours we were there and there must have been 30 cops there total. Tax dollars = overtime.

The west end of 58 was fun, too. I thought we'd see a cop for sure but nope, not one. Just good 60+ mph sweepers for 30 miles. Again, no suprises, good roads, minimal traffic. We really didn't hit much traffic the whole trip, even on 1 which has never been my experience between Carmel and Lompoc.

There were lots of bugs.
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Nice write up! Sounds like it was an amazing ride.
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Excellent tale!

No longer hanging out here, sorry.
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Sounds like you guys had a great ride . I missed out on the festivities.
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Great write up, and thanks for the route details. Notes taken for my 10-day trip down to SoCal and back in June.

That Ojai narrative was HI-larious!!
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Sounds like a great trip, guys! Your recounting of some of your misadventures had me chuckling pretty good!
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