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Old 03-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #16
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My true 1972 Dirt Bike story that I scribed for a college writing assignment...

There came a young rider from across the boarder to a beach in
Ensenada where the sand is smooth as glass and moist as slush... high
in the sky rest the sun... the rider goes forward in the ultimate
solitude known as "spinning donuts"... dozens and dozens of feet up
donuts are a source of never ending joy until... the rider spots a
single ray of sun glint off a chrome plated 45 caliber pistol... there
stands a tall figure of a man holding the pistol with both hands...
the man is a hired security guard... he has nothing to do but to
protect the beach... acres and acres of sand perfect for a rider to
play on... the man is mad and the rider's fate hangs in the moment...
the rider gives up... it's the code of the west... he stops to face
the man and the 45... the hammer is cocked... there's a finger on the
trigger... the hands are sweaty... the arms are protruded... the face
of the man is mad... intruder alert on his protected beach... a
heavily accented voice bring forth the charges... "you drive crazy"...
this could be it for the rider... there are no places to run... no
places to hide on an lonely beach in Mexico... the rider gestures with
raised arms "don't shoot me"... the barrel of the chrome 45 comes
closer... the rider moves his head to the left... the barrel pursues
left... the rider moves his head to the right... the barrel pursues
right... The dialogue is one sided... the rider swears to leave this
man's beach at once and shall never return as long as he lives... the
man waves the barrel in the only direction the rider should go... the
rider turns his back and starts the his trusty Husky... the engine
answers on the first kick... the staccato cadence of the two stroke
engine is all he hears roosting the sand but it's the fear of the
first crack of a zipping bullet that keeps the throttle pinned...

My Trusty Husky Ensenada Mexico
Awesome story Larry! You wrote this in 72 while in college??? That makes you older then me and I'm AARP eligible. And here I thought I was the oldest BARF member ever.

Slack and Woods, thanks man. My buddy now has his own little ttr90 that he loves. He loves dirtbike camping at Foresthill. Morningstar camp here we come!
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #17
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Great idea Slack, here's my ex-DRZ up in Trinity a few years ago. My son riding buddy we found some logging roads and went adventuring.
My buddy has that bike now. He loves it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:09 AM   #18
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My buddy has that bike now. He loves it.
Awww Dogboy, tell your bud to give my old DRZ a kiss for me. I miss that bike! With both 17s and dirt wheels and a plate that was the most versatile bike I've ever owned. Wheel swaps took only 30 minutes.

is it for sale?
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #20
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can you sned me a google maps link of this road? thanks not sure where to begin on it or where it ends.


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This is meant to be a general purpose adventure riding thread, a repository of random photos of rides not worthy of elaborate reports, a place to mention great rides that you didn't take any good pictures of, a place to get advice or give advice about camping, road conditions, gear, etc, and (if you must), a place to tell us why your bike is great and all others are inferior.

Let's give it a go:

I bundled up yesterday to give Tassajara road a try- it's becoming something of a winter tradition. As expected, I didn't get very far:


Here's last year up at the top:


Hwy 25 was fun on the way back though:


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Old 03-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #21
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Here's a map. It's easy to find, and a fun little road- especially if you like riding carmel valley anyway.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:51 PM   #22
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Awesome story Larry! You wrote this in 72 while in college??? That makes you older then me and I'm AARP eligible. And here I thought I was the oldest BARF member ever.
Thanks Duke... I wrote it in 88 when I retired from the USAF and began my
college education... I'm AARP eligible too... in fact a 62 rider may scare some the
young ones if they never been around someone this old before...
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #23
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Here's the ex duke drz up on coastridge rd today with the dirt wheels on..(it's not for sale)
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #24
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This is meant to be a general purpose adventure riding thread, a repository of random photos of rides not worthy of elaborate reports, a place to mention great rides that you didn't take any good pictures of, a place to get advice or give advice about camping, road conditions, gear, etc, and (if you must), a place to tell us why your bike is great and all others are inferior.

Let's give it a go:

I bundled up yesterday to give Tassajara road a try- it's becoming something of a winter tradition. As expected, I didn't get very far:


Here's last year up at the top:


Hwy 25 was fun on the way back though:


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I went up there last year in the snow,didn't get very far either,the distanzias were sliding all over the place.
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Here's the ex duke drz up on coastridge rd today with the dirt wheels on..(it's not for sale)
Do you have a map of this road? Looks like it goes for miles. Haven't been on it yet and would love to give it a try.
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Had some fun up north today, got lost on low gap road out of Ukiah. Just got to get some pics off the camera and I'll put them up. . .
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Here's the ex duke drz up on coastridge rd today with the dirt wheels on..(it's not for sale)
Thanks for the pics Ratpick. Glad to see she's still showing someone how to have fun! DRZs are the bomba
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Do you have a map of this road? Looks like it goes for miles. Haven't been on it yet and would love to give it a try.
easy to get to,south of big sur about 30 miles to nacimiento rd,follow nacimiento to the top and coast ridge/los burros rd is on the right.
It is about 15 miles long.
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