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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2008, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Cruising Central Coast California

Well we had an awesome day! The morning wasn't as cool as expected and the chance of rain diminished to fog along the coast ridge. More on that later.
We had a total of 16 riders on 6 KLR's, 4 DR650's, 4 BMW's and a Ural w/sidecar show up for the days fun.
A few of the bikes gathered at McD's.

The most interesting bike of the group, ACERPH's Ural. He can boogy this thing down a dirt road.

Getting ready to go through the security gate at Fort Hunter Liggett

The group photo

Okay where was I before I got lost in cyberspace? Oh ya now I remember; the Fort Hunter Liggett gate.
We all got our paperwork out for inspection by the guards at the gate but when they saw the size of the group they just checked our driver's licenses and sent us through.

We had a leisurely cruise across the base and when we stopped to air down tires we realized we had one snafu that I'm very sorry for. Ideaman had pulled over to adjust his helmet and waved us on. Well I assumed (you know what they say about assuming) he knew where to go and when we arrived Ideaman was missing. We waited for a little bit but when he didn't show up Acerph went back to find him while dyvking stayed and waited for them. Ace found him coming up the road after his detour then caught back up to the rest of us while dyvking and Ideaman took a different route to HWY 1. Again I'm sorry, I should have waited and brought up the rear.

I think I mentioned something earlier about fog. Well the coast ridge was socked in with fog which is not unusual but it quickly made seeing through glasses,goggles or faceshields difficult. The strange part to this is the road was still dusty so the bikes are kicking up dust which mixed with the moisture from the fog creating a nice glaze of mud on us.

Tazman showing his skills


h2opumper just a split second before he grabbed a handful of front brake and dropped his big beemer right in front of us. Thankfully no apperent damage to him and only two busted lights for the beemer. Dude that bike is heavy!

TurbocityTom and the DR650 crew.

The fog finally yielded to reveal this view inland.

Decending on Los Burros road to Hwy 1.

some video coming down to the coast.
Mad man Acerph on the Ural. This guy can boogie on three wheels!

A view of the coast after the fog cleared some

Airing back up for the ride down Hwy 1
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-05-2008, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Watch out for the guy on three wheels!
After airing tires up we had a great jam session once we cleared a little traffic.
Then it was lunch time. Man was I hungry!

After lunch was a mellow cruise up Santa Rosa Creek Road back to Paso.
Marco and his wife. Nice people.

Jerryrigged cruising by


Last stop of the day outside Klau mine. This is an old abandoned mercury mine.

Time was getting short so we said our goodbyes here.

Thanks again to everone for comming out to ride. It was a real treat to meet you all.
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Fantastic pictures!!!

Thanks for the report.


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Looks like you all had a great time.

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looks like a nice group ride there Always nice to get together with friends.
Cool scenery.

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