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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2017, 08:06:08 am »
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2017, 05:34:00 pm »
It looks like I am not going to make that ride.  I'm bummed because the route through Death Valley really looked fun.
I have been at my job (just barely) less than 90 days and they weren't excited about me being out a day before I even start accruing vacation time.
And as much as I wanted to go, I also want them to continue to appreciate me and pay me, not necessarily in that order.   So maybe next time.


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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2017, 11:08:50 pm »
Prescott AZ in November!  :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2017, 01:40:31 pm »
Hey,  I found out that I could attend that weekend.  All signed up and even got a room at the motel.

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2017, 11:13:39 pm »
Hey,  I found out that I could attend that weekend.  All signed up and even got a room at the motel.

Wayne
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2017, 11:32:15 pm »
For those that wanna I'll bring my projector again and give a slide show of OtP 2017. And this time you can get commentary from my side kick and fellow OtP traveler Dan. He has a way better sense of humor than I.  :beerchug:
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2017, 01:54:45 am »
Hwy 155 from Delano looks like it might be twisty enough to make it interesting.  Then a OTP slide show narrated by both participants, sounds fun.  Thanks for bringing it, I missed the Provo SW Regional.

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2017, 05:58:02 pm »
I'm now registered (didn't realize I needed to do that) and have a room at Paradise Cove on Saturday night. Looking forward to it!

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2017, 11:32:12 pm »
Wayne, check in with Keith (Wandring). I know he is coming through the Cent valley.
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2017, 11:34:30 pm »
I'm now registered (didn't realize I needed to do that) and have a room at Paradise Cove on Saturday night. Looking forward to it!
Cool Tim. What route in? That run from Tehachapi to Bodfish is a winner. OMC endorsed  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2017, 04:53:58 pm »
I'm figuring I-5 up to Castaic area and then Lake Hughes-Elizabeth Lake-Tehachapi-Bodfish. Should be rolling into Lake Isabella late Saturday afternoon, I think.

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2017, 12:17:00 am »


I'm figuring I-5 up to Castaic area and then Lake Hughes-Elizabeth Lake-Tehachapi-Bodfish. Should be rolling into Lake Isabella late Saturday afternoon, I think.
Thats my route Friday pm.. Maybe we can ride back on
Sunday with my son.

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2017, 12:28:35 am »


I'm figuring I-5 up to Castaic area and then Lake Hughes-Elizabeth Lake-Tehachapi-Bodfish. Should be rolling into Lake Isabella late Saturday afternoon, I think.
Thats my route Friday pm.. Maybe we can ride back on
Sunday with my son.
Looking forward to C'ing you David! You bringing my dancing partner?  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2017, 02:41:14 am »


I'm figuring I-5 up to Castaic area and then Lake Hughes-Elizabeth Lake-Tehachapi-Bodfish. Should be rolling into Lake Isabella late Saturday afternoon, I think.
Thats my route Friday pm.. Maybe we can ride back on
Sunday with my son.
Looking forward to C'ing you David! You bringing my dancing partner?  :great: :beerchug:

Still working on 2nd half but my son Ethan is coming on a Honda St 1300.
Hope I can keep up.

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2017, 11:35:11 pm »
Please tell her I promise a dance. Or not depending on your point of view  :)) :beerchug: Looking forward to meeting your son!  :beerchug: This is gonna be a hoot folks.  :motonoises:
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2017, 11:33:19 pm »
The weather is looking to be awesome - daily max in the high 70's or low 80's with lots of sun.

See ya all there!!!!

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2017, 12:41:52 am »
Trash packed, visor clean, tires aired. Should be up at central around 2-3p. Come hang out and we can decide on Grub and go. Sat night is wide open with a slide show presentation by not one but both OtP travelers! I will bore you, Dan will make you laugh. Travel safe and C U there!
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2017, 04:29:53 pm »
Trash packed, visor clean, tires aired. Should be up at central around 2-3p. Come hang out and we can decide on Grub and go. Sat night is wide open with a slide show presentation by not one but both OtP travelers! I will bore you, Dan will make you laugh. Travel safe and C U there!

I should be arriving mid to late afternoon on Saturday, so if someone can shoot me a text to let me know where the action is then I'd appreciate it.

I'm staying at Paradise Cove Lodge about a mile & a half up the road. There's a steakhouse there that's got pretty good reviews, might be a consideration for Saturday dinner...

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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2017, 04:31:22 pm »
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2017, 11:14:22 pm »
Home. What an awesome weekend with fantastic roads/routes/friends. Extra cheese pizza with garlic, much imbibing after the riding was done and did Dan knock it out of the park with his OtP slide show commentary, even though OMC kept throwing curve balls (I'll work on my sequencing). Thank you all for a wonderful weekend.  :motonoises: :great: :beerchug: :))
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2017, 07:23:29 pm »
Just another great COG event in the Southwest!!

Thanks Mark for setting it up and giving us all a destination.

Lots of stories from only a few days - hopefully everyone will stop by to share theirs.

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A group of riders from Saturdays technical twisty loop - Mtn Hwy 99 to Great Western Divide Hwy to Hwy190 to Old Stage Coach to Hwy 155 back to Lake Isabella


You can see the hazy, smokey air from some of the California fires (not from the cigarettes)


Bridge area over the Kern River - a portage for rapid rafters





Flat fixing party on Hwy 155





Some of the Latenighters back at the motel - after the OtP adventure presentation by Mark and Dan



Mountain Hwy 99 heading down to Kernville (the smoke had blown out for a bit)


Ooops - on Friday, while riding to the event, when stopping for a rest on a cambered side of the twisty Hwy 190 road, as I tried to foot maneuver it to a better parking NGLE, my foot, attached to a short barely long enough leg, slipped on a rock. By the time I could get my foot back to solid ground it was to late, "Shes's going down Captain!!!".  As I started to lift the poor girl back onto her wheels, she began to roll backwards cause, ahh, I forgot she was in gear and was on a hill (how I got in this situation in the first place) - and I believe it's as she rolled backwards that the left peg, snagged the ground an snapped right off. Dang.


So I rode the last 100 miles of twisties resting my foot on the stub of the mount or floating in the air. 


When we got to the motel PanAm52 loaned me his C10 Emergency Foot Peg from Murphs (now highly recommended)- worked perfectly on my C14 and I enjoyed the rest of my weekend and trip home. Thanks Wayne!!!



We have another one of these Weekend Meet & Greets coming up in Prescott AZ on November 10-12 --- Don't Miss It!!
It will be on the calendar soon!


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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2017, 08:43:12 pm »
It was great, even if I only was there for one night and didn't hit up the technical roads.  Just getting back on the bike after 6 months off was fun.  And the slide show was good, even if it was scrambled.
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Re: Kern Valley Meet and Greet Oct 13,14,15
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2017, 03:31:56 pm »
Hi Guys - enjoyed riding and hanging with you all, might see a few of you in AZ in a few weeks. As you can see, I'm now on the forum.

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« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2017, 11:49:22 pm »
Hi Guys - enjoyed riding and hanging with you all, might see a few of you in AZ in a few weeks. As you can see, I'm now on the forum.

Doug (FJR)
Great riding and yaking with you Doug  :great: Dunno why I headed south on the 15. Another brain bust. RT 66 was pretty good. Enjoyed your pics on FB. Mayhap we can team up down to AZ.
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