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post #1 of 33 Old 07-25-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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This ride went off as planned and all had a good time and got home with sunlight to spare..
Changes to the route from last time and dryer conditions made for a more manageable tour for all.

Cabrito and I met in San Jose and motored down to Tres Pinos to meet the rest of the group. SLOKLR made it after a nice haul northbound from SLO.

SLOKLR was actually quite a stud the whole ride and really helped out alot of guys recovering from crashes, marshaling the field and giving good advise to the newbies, thanks for all the help.

It was a foggy overcast morning but quickly turned into a very hot day where my thermostat measured 108 degrees ambient temperature on the bike at times.



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Trail entrance address to google.


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post #2 of 33 Old 07-25-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cabrito rocking the visor, I chided him for his Hawaii look but the sunburn on my face the next day was the Karma for that

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Other KLR dudes that were there and sorry I suck and am terrible with names..



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Tractorking, man you took a lot of pictures. Great stuff. I think I took about ten pics, and at least five of those were blurry...

I think I clocked about 300 miles when the day was done. I made it home at 9:30pm.


SLO-KLR was indeed super cool to have along. He helped out so much that I don't think I even managed to get off my bike once to help someone pick up their bike because he kept beating me to it.

Here's me and Tractorking at the end of the ride in the ghost town of New Idria -



I was totally digging my Knobbies -

I've totally mastered freeway driving on them. The grooved freeway's are no longer an issue.

I hosed the beast off today and found that one of my muffler hanger bolts was totally missing.

Oh, and I did not drop it yesterday even once!

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Yes SLOKLR was a badass!!!

I have some more pics HERE, I actually didnt take as many as I would have liked. I tucked the camera away and every time something cool happened it was buried.

I haven't checked my bike yet but after the last ride I found all kinds of things that had rattled loose.

Fun times, that dirt was a weird fesh fesh type, the silt was more like quicksand when it was wet. Heres a little before and after:

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Let's see, have I ever ridden with SLO where he didn't pick me up?

Let me check my notes.

Hmm.

No.

He's good at it, though! ''

I think I'd like to go on a Doc ride...

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Let's see, have I ever ridden with SLO where he didn't pick me up?

Let me check my notes.

Hmm.

No.

He's good at it, though! ''

I think I'd like to go on a Doc ride...

T
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