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  2. robertaccio

    1994 Husaberg FC501 MXGP style machine build

    The very beginning
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  5. Apex2433

    10 Days in Thailand

    Yup gets a little tighter too before that day was done.
  6. simicrintz

    10 Days in Thailand

    Looks a little tight at the end
  7. Apex2433

    10 Days in Thailand

    Ok so another day. The village was pretty cool. They got more interesting as we headed North. The road started out nice paved into the village dirt out. But started to get rough near the end. Battery went out just not too long after that.
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  9. I did NOT sleep in!!! I try to avoid the freeways with all the distracted/crazy so called "drivers" out there these days! Man....what a great ride with a great group of folks. Always fun to go along on a "Zubb" ride. The light rain/mist made the dirt absolutely amazing in the morning....I have not seen better conditions in the last couple years here locally. It kept the dust down too...at least for a while. Yes, I "coerced" our fearless leader into taking Upper Santa Ysabel trail. If I'm out there and the gate is open, I cannot in good conscience pass by that trail...it is just so much fun. Doubly fun going out and coming back on it. Thanks for setting up the ride Kelly. I look forward to the next one. .
  10. Thanks Jim. You introduced me to a lot of these trails when I was just an ADV noob. The gift that keeps on giving.
  11. Great adventure and read Kelly 👍👍
  12. Wish I could've made it gents, hopefully next time. That's a beautiful trail!
  13. Now that's an adventure ride
  14. Forgot to mention I also swapped Bikes with @Hawkins which means I got to try out the Africa Twin DCT, way way way way smoother than I dreamed it would be. We had the sena so he talked through modes, that's a pretty spiff bike, nice display and man i want a trailtech voyager.
  15. Jesse and Max, whom I both met just recently at the Mountain Dash came over this morning, and we put some nice new Desert HT's on Jesse's Honda Africa Twin DCT. Jesse had obviously done it before in the past so it was a refresher for him, and for Max I think this was his first time so it's always good to share the tools and the tricks! After this we mounted the bikes, Max on a really nice de-catted 850gs anniversary edition, Jesse on the decked out Africa twin DCT and me on my mtn dew powered Fatduro, my beloved 690. We had a gorgeous ride on the way out, weather was about as perfect as it could be - stopped at the chairs of some gas station snackery, and met a cool dude on a new Panamerica. Then we headed off down the 79 to just before the glider port where you turn for indian flats campground, and from there ran the 'lost valley' ride, which goes along the California riding and hiking trail, and exits outside of Anza. @Hawkins AKA Jesse, and Max, did really well on their steeds and we just had a nice scoot through some really pretty scrub, rolling hills etc. We exited the dirt, and headed in to Anza where we hit the mexican restaurant on the other side of the road, adjacent to dairy queen. The horchata is cold and the burrito vaporized almost immediately so it must have been ok On the ride home Hawkins and I had a nice chat on the senas, and we all just enjoyed the rip home on these backroads we are lucky to have as part of our back yard. Good ride today, great way to spend a Sunday - thanks for coming Max and Hawkins, will ride again soon.
  16. Well. I know when I'M not welcome 🙄
  17. we got out as well. https://www.relive.cc/view/vDqgM3zznVO
  18. Well, that's an adventure ride on adventure bikes that no one wants to have. Glad you guys could help
  19. Thank you. We all get our turn for sadness. Hopefully we all gain meaningful perspective. My takeaway from this last year is to ride more, eat less and exercise daily. The grim reaper waits for no one.
  20. I don't know. When we arrived we already in help mode. All the firemen told us in the end was "get those bikes outa the way!" No time to chat 8-)
  21. Thanks for the story,,,Drama and frolic. Sorry for your family loss. That kind of experience brings sadness and perspective.
  22. Great that you guys helped. What was the original issue that blocked the road?
  23. Well it's been a heck-of-a-busy 6 weeks or so and I was REALLY missing my bike. I hadn't ridden it since the 3 HP's in the Desert ride due to a family death, getting dad moved back up to Idaho, and various other sundry obligations. So Friday I was remembering the good ol days when I would ride almost every weekend and was overcome with a sudden urge to turn the key, crank the volume and just live in my helmet for a day. So Friday afternoon I blew the horn and 4 volunteers answered the call for Saturday duty. @Bub_Hannah must have wanted to sleep in a bit so agreed to meet us in Ramona at Packards. Which is no longer Packards (Bugger!) But I digress. We left our secret meeting spot (San Diego BMW Motorcycles) at 9 sharp, and headed for Wildcat Canyon. It wasn't raining. But there was some hit or miss misting going on throughout much of the morning which made for perfect riding conditions actually. Going up Wildcat an oncoming rider was giving us the SLOW DOWN signal, and then the two or three cars behind him did the same. So we knew something was up. As I came around a blind left handed corner, traffic was stopped with an ambulance blocking the road, lights on. Now the car in front of me wasn't paying attention and upon seeing the stopped cars, slammed on the brakes, skidded straight toward the hairpin and disappeared over the edge. I watched as the explorer rolled 1, 2, 3, 4 times coming to rest on it's roof. David and I looked at each other and then he split up to the front to alert the fire/ambulance crew. Justin and Ricardo ran back a hundred feet or so to stop traffic from coming around and creaming us. I slid down the slope on my arse to see what the results were. Poor girl was crawling out the crushed window as I arrived. Are you alone? check. Are you ok? check. No visible signs of injury or shock. A quick sweep of the rig -- nope, no one else in there. Man, this was her day. I watched a guy die about 17 years ago in a single roll over. This gal did a quad loop and got out without a scratch! Pretty handy having Fire and Ambulance right there, so within 10 minutes we were back in the saddle and rolling north. We picked up Pete (Bub) at the coffee shop formally known as Packards and took Magnolia north to Black Canyon. Of course we stopped at Forest Rte 12S07 and reminisced about the good ol days when we used to have 2fer Tuesdays rides. Pete encouraged me to abandon the purple line on my Garmin and check it out, so we did. I'd forgotten how fun this road is. Just steep, rutted and rocky enough to make you grin, pick a line and air out a bunch of those water bars. Good stuff! David encouraged us to also take the hairpin right up Black Mtn TT, and being easily influenced . . . we did. And again, love this type of trail. But ...higher up it started getting wet enough to soak the dirt and the higher we went the wetter that clay/dirt got. It finally got "legit" and I crab walked the bike up a long greasy pitch to a flat spot. I/we had no traction. Everyones front tire was packed and did nothing but slide around (down) whichever way the slope and camber was. So we called it good and slip slided down the greasy track until it dried out a little and the tires were able to clear. More whooping it up as we proceeded back to Black canyon. Waved at a skinny bike or two on our way out. We rolled up toward washtub falls and two spanky new Nordens rolled past us coming down. Turns out it was Alex. Last time I saw him he was on an '09 GS. Apparently he recently snuck out and bought the latest hot/sexy ADV ticket. Well played sir. Stopped at the usual for pics and a candy bar. I just installed the Mosko BC 25's. I've been a huge R80 fan because of how it rides. But I find myself in and out of my bags several times a day, and the R80 is a mess for that. I think these will be a perfect compromise. Putting racks back on and carrying "wide" luggage is definitely felt on the trail. The bags are brilliant. But there is a bit of tradeoff. Was going to sell my R80, but may keep it for those faster more technical riding trips. Well our little side trip cost us about an hour so we lopped Wynola road off the agenda and went directly to Eagle creek. This is a great hard gravel road, but commonly has traffic. You DEFINATELY want to stay right on those left handers. But there's just enough crown in the road to make them all slightly off camber. So you gotta go a little slower than you really want to. Regardless, it's a super fun road to drift the rear on. At the bottom ... Cedar creek. We repeated the rules. Momentum, pick your line and keep a little space between each other in case of surprises, and off we go. Of course, 2 riders on skinny bikes came down and met us at the worst possible spot, but no equipment was harmed and no dabs were taken to my knowledge. I stopped above a particularly "fun" climb to regroup and heard that one of a kind growl that @Bub_Hannah's Triumph 900 makes. Certainly one of the best sounding bikes in the world. On par with Guzzi if you ask me. A hard left at 3 sisters onto Boulder creek, then Engineers out to Cuyamaca and a well earned lunch stop at the new Pub there on the lake. If you haven't eaten there ... you're missing out. Best-dam food in the Julian area. Get the Tri Tip sandwich, it's truly special! Well after a HUGE lunch on the deck by the lake, and an hour of grins and gratitude for the day, the bikes, friends and the weather (no dust), etc etc, we turned toward home and let our horses have their heads. Laws were broken as the beasts cut loose in a race to the barn. Rolled in about 4pm good and tired. Grinning in my helmet. Happy to have escaped once again for a day of pure joy.
  24. Cool. We'd like to use Deer Park on the next Mountain Dash.
  25. Late notice but I’m planning to ride with a n00b friend tomorrow at 10:00am KSU at the Kohls / Michaels parking lot in Rancho San Diego. I’ll be on a 650 and the other guy is on a 230cc bike. Not looking to race. Don’t expect hero dirt, pro photographers nor cheerleaders. Mix of backcountry street roads and truck trails. Expect 100 - 150 miles?? Bring tubes & tools. Open to one or two extra riders. It’s late notice so we’ll see if anybody can make it.
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