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#982263 - 03/16/17 04:11 AM So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17  
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The infamous Back Road Ride is back by popular demand! clap
Friday April 28 first meeting at Starbux in Lancaster Ave I between 8-8:30,then Tehachapi Mill Street Texaco/58 by 10-10:30.......Porterville for lunch around 12:30 or so......feel free to drop in at any point!

For those of you that haven't made this one yet,don't be swayed by tall tales you may hear.......
We have found some truly great roads that spare us from the mindless drone up the freeway and the day can be somewhat entertaining! We do the "regroup at the intersection" thing, and by now the GPS gurus have most of the routes saved. (We navigate with paper maps and seat of the pants directions) thumbsup

The usual suspects will be there, as most of you are guilty by association rofl
Come on out, you WILL have a good time!

Don J wave




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640 KTM (gone and missed!)
#982625 - 03/21/17 01:24 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: mrduck]  
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If anyone has Garmin route files on this ride, I'd like to get them.
Thanks!


Bigfish
IBA #47337 50cc May 2011
"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
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#982635 - 03/21/17 10:29 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: Bigfish]  
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Originally Posted By: Bigfish
If anyone has Garmin route files on this ride, I'd like to get them.
Thanks!


Gee, why would you need a route file? They always wait for riders at the turns...

Well...maybe not the first one... lurk


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16 KTM RC 390
96 R1100RT - forced retirement at 175,000

#982709 - 03/22/17 03:52 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: Bigfish]  
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Originally Posted By: Bigfish
If anyone has Garmin route files on this ride, I'd like to get them.
Thanks!


I've got some, but they're sort of what you might call "suggestions". Many parts match the route actually followed, and they'll get you there.


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#982733 - 03/22/17 03:49 PM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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I really don't know how the Usual Suspects get to Granite Road. I have one that starts in Bakersfield that uses most if not all of the Usual Suspects route. It is an all day, I really mean all day, E-ticket pass. You can add more squiggly road to it if you want. Bring good tires. Use it as a baseline and modify depending on time. Send me your email address and I'll get you and anyone else that desires it on the road to nirvana.


Joe

'05 R1200RT 109K miles, takes me down the highway.
'13 KTM 690 Enduro R 16K miles takes me through the woods.
#983194 - 03/27/17 06:54 PM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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If the usual suspects will have me I'll be joining them for a spirited ride to who knows where.


IBA#22266


05 K1200 LT,

Real bikes have radiators



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#983387 - 03/29/17 02:06 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: mrduck]  
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Originally Posted By: mrduck
The infamous Back Road Ride is back by popular demand! clap
Friday April 28 first meeting at Starbux in Lancaster Ave I between 8-8:30,then Tehachapi Mill Street Texaco/58 by 10-10:30.......Porterville for lunch around 12:30 or so......feel free to drop in at any point!

For those of you that haven't made this one yet,don't be swayed by tall tales you may hear.......
We have found some truly great roads that spare us from the mindless drone up the freeway and the day can be somewhat entertaining! We do the "regroup at the intersection" thing, and by now the GPS gurus have most of the routes saved. (We navigate with paper maps and seat of the pants directions) thumbsup

The usual suspects will be there, as most of you are guilty by association rofl
Come on out, you WILL have a good time!

Don J wave





After last year's dropouts even before the squiggles, I thought we decided to pass out directions to everyone.


John

2005 R1200RT 3.8k 31k 71k and rising
1990 PC 800 (dead) 100+k
1979 Yamaha XS750F (sold) 79k
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#983388 - 03/29/17 02:13 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: longjohn]  
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Nice to here from you.so are you in?


Frank 2004 rt totaled.
07 1200RT totaled
2000 Honda Sabre . 2010 rt still alive
#983390 - 03/29/17 02:58 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: Heyfrank]  
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Shaping up to be a fine group! Gonna be a great time......however, I have lost the ability to do anything with Google maps, used to be able to plot out a route and then post it but my IPad won't play nice with this tongue
If you pull up last years ride announcement there is the old links to the routes but I can' t open it either.......can somebody help me out here please????

Don J wave


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640 KTM (gone and missed!)
#983391 - 03/29/17 03:15 AM Re: So Cal to Oakhurst back road ride '17 [Re: mrduck]  
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http://goo.gl/maps/v7bRS

http://goo.gl/maps/qRCGU
Last year there was a change to the second half...from
Porterville....190 east to Blatch plant road, turns into Yokohl Valley, puts us back on 198, and we stayed on 190 between Squaw Valley and Minkler...... and we stayed on
168 up thru Prather to Auberry, Powerhouse road ......can't figure out how to edit.......

Did this help?


Don J lurk








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