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Second Annual Noob Overnight Dual Sport Camping Trip

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Not gonna make it, need to work on getting our sidecar rig back together so we can start riding again.

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We did this last year and had a great showing, let's see if we can make it happen again.  Nothing fancy or challenging, I rode it on a street bike last year to pre-run so it's pretty basic but it's a dirt road that could be different from the previous day.  Just a way to get out and either test a new setup, an old setup or just go have have fun together.  Looks like the daylight savings time is that evening, so an extra hour of sleep?  

  It will be a copy of last year's event, details posted below.


The ride will start at Main Street Coffee in Ramona on Saturday, October 22nd.   Address is:  680 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065

Ride will start at 2:00 PM....show up early to converse, etc.

Arrive ready to go, fuel tanks full, water, snacks etc.  There will be a stop less than ten miles from the campsite for gas/food/beverages/water/etc.   Little to no cell phone service at the campground!! If you need to check in with your sweetie pie snookums, do it at the gas stop!!  

We will head out of town, turn onto Magnolia which shortly thereafter turns into Black Canyon Rd.  This is a gravel road for about 11 miles.  It has some narrow sections with blind curves and no guard rails but it's pretty basic stuff.  At the end of Black Canyon Rd, we will turn left onto Mesa Grande to enjoy some twisty blacktop.  No race, just relax.  I saw a tree with a bunch of motorcycle parts nailed to it in a tight turn, so some people decided to go too fast! 

We will go past the Hideout, making all the HD people jealous of our awesome machines and then turn left onto Hwy 79 into Warner Springs.  There is a gas station in WS that has several selections of cold beverages, ice, candy bars, chips, etc.   We will stop here for beer!  A couple miles past the gas station, right turn onto Lost Valley Road and seven miles to Indian Flats Campground.  


The campground has a couple of toilets, picnic tables and fire rings in each space.  NO RUNNING WATER.  It's $12 per space + $5 per extra vehicle.  I have camped with two motorcycles per space on all kinds of campgrounds and can't recall being charged an extra vehicle space, but it probably makes sense to try to get 2-3 adjoining spaces if available and give the forest service some money.  It would be nice if everyone who comes along brings a five and a few ones, we can figure it out.  

40 miles total from the coffee shop to the camp ground.  It took me about 1.5 hours on the street bike, I stopped to take a few pictures and to talk to the people in the gas station and buy a beer to enjoy at the campsite.  Sunset is around 6:00 pm on the 4th, group rides usually end up being a bit slower and pictures are always nice.  I don't want anyone setting up in the dark, so probably a start time around 2:00 pm?

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Not gonna make it, will be working on our sidecar rig this weekend. 

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If last year was the first one, then this is the First Annual. The original is the Inaugural. Next year will be the Second Annual. 

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7 hours ago, Talcire said:

If last year was the first one, then this is the First Annual. The original is the Inaugural. Next year will be the Second Annual. 

It’s my event, I’m gonna say it’s the 78th year next year unless you show up.  Then we can do it your way.  😂😂

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