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post #1 of 12 Old 08-07-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Another awesome Sunday ride.

Met up with SanDiegoWheels for a ride up into the mountains. We followed a dirt road up to an old fire lookout (elevation approx. 6500-ft). There were some real oh Sh!t moments for me, but I managed to get through it. The road was a little more challenging than I'm used to so I slowed it down and made it up the mountain. Did I mention how much I love riding this bike?

Thanks again Kevin, this one was awesome.

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Just to give you an idea of where we rode, this is part of our route ploted in Google Earth.
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That's awesome, you suck. lol
Where's the tag on the bike?
Do you guys ever run into people living up in the mountains?

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That's awesome, you suck. lol
Where's the tag on the bike?
Do you guys ever run into people living up in the mountains?
Tag? If you mean my plate, I think CA DMV only has about 5 people working there now so it takes about three months to get your plate.

This was on an Indian reservation, but after we got past the few houses at the beginning of the road, it was our road. Not many tracks either. But no, no mountain men.
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Awesome ride report. Great pictures. Fire lookout is cool.

Thanks guys.

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Excellent scenery and some great pictures: top-notch photo quality. Thanks for sharing them. Always thought manning a fire lookout station would be a great job. The Google Earth route trace was cool: good idea. Obviously a great ride!



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post #9 of 12 Old 08-08-2011, 10:24 PM
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Chuck, its not often pics do the scenery justice, but in this case I think they are accurate! Nice job behind the shutter. SD_Charlie was considerate enough to leave out my results from the gravity test I performed. You all can be assured, the gravity pull is in full force, I got through my first fall with I assume the common bent shifter lever, tweeked mirrors, and a few scratches on the plastic of the Gen 1. This was a great ride. A KLR ride with no dirt just would'nt be a ride!

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Great pics. I have had some VERY interesting experiences on indian reservations around San Diego.




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