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Old 09-22-2020, 10:48 AM   #526
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This thread really shows me I'm not doing enough fun stuff on my DRZ, lots of good options in this thread it seems!


turns out having tricks to get me out on the bike has been more important (to me) than what equipment I use ...

for me, as I've gotten older, the annual rallies have been crucial.


The Rodeo Grounds, Stonyford, Oakland Motorcycle Club Sheetiron 300, June, 2012

The Sheetiron really got me organized, because we always camped in Stonyford ... so that was good practice.

BARF Baja worked in recent years, because the idea of meeting up with a group of riders appealed to me. When I went to Alaska, I had the Dust to Dawson rally to look forward to. Did Death Valley ADV rallies in the winterish-time for many years ...

taking a few days off to dual-sport/camp on the way to BARF rallies has also worked ... often ride by myself since camping on the bike is so esoteric, put then meet up with a big group at a motel after sleeping on the ground turns out to be prized ... finally did a StonyBARF, and can't wait until another one.

the motorcycle club has been a trick, too, joining that actually got me into dual-sport in the first place.

idk ... think left to my own devices these days, I'd sit on the sofa.
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:59 PM   #527
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Good call on the annual rallies, they sound like fun! I was hoping to make Stoneyford this year before Covid messed things up. I think I'd definitely benefit from meeting and riding with more experienced folks, and it'd be fun!
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:58 PM   #528
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Good call on the annual rallies, they sound like fun! I was hoping to make Stoneyford this year before Covid messed things up. I think I'd definitely benefit from meeting and riding with more experienced folks, and it'd be fun!


camping out in the Rodeo Grounds at Stonyford with 500 of my closest motorcycle pals is always the highlight of a year, when it works out ...
guess we've had a tough couple of years with cancellations, feels like it's been a while ...

anyway, had some small interest in a n00bie camp-out the Saturday before the next Second Sunday BARF Adventure Riding ride, did a post about that there:
Saturday 10/10/2020

hopefully we'll hear about a fall StonyBARF, too, soon ...
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weíll see ...

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my friend, bananachunks, turned me on to this dual-sport ride down by Santa Margarita on 10/17/2020 ... cool area down there, and the price is right for KLR guys ...

always wanted an excuse to check out Brown's Cycles, too ...
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Great stuff John. Lance & I rolled through the Lodge parking lot about 1 On Friday but it was empty. We found the Cabin under the Rock Saturday, and saw some other stuff out there. Such fun riding. Iím surprised we did not cross paths. Explored a few more roads above the Marine base, on the way home. Iíll post some pictures.
Been waiting for Eric B to post up his pictures. Figured I would put a little teaser out there to encourage him
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Been waiting for Eric B to post up his pictures. Figured I would put a little teaser out there to encourage him
ha, so cool!

how was the route in/out to the Cabin Under the Rock?
would it be unwise solo on a big bike?
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