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Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:58:03 am »
Looking for suggestions. Last year we did So AZ Yuma, Tombstone, Bisbee, Globe. Weather closed in and couldn't do Devils hwy. Now looking at a So Cal tour departing Thurs Morn. Suggestions GO!
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 03:29:11 pm »
How far east do you think you'll go?  I'm going to be in Las Cruces that weekend I'm sure.  Could easily put you guys up for a night or two if you made it that far.

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 11:52:15 pm »
Thinking now is to pack the 14 hunney in the toy box and head down to Borrego springs and radiate happiness from there.  :) :beerchug:
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 02:30:39 am »
Uh....Yea :-[ and that's the way it should be :great:
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 03:28:37 am »
Uh....Yea :-[ and that's the way it should be :great:
Gonna come play? Bringing the doggies. ;)
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 09:36:53 pm »
Mark. Is this just a ride for you and the Mrs or can some of us riffraff show up?     ;D

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 01:02:06 am »
Mark. Is this just a ride for you and the Mrs or can some of us riffraff show up?     ;D
The more the merrier I sez.  :great: :beerchug: We used to go off road camping for T day. That's slowly evolving now. Have the toy box out. I'll post a location and contact info. Some really great riding in the area as well as the Sculptures in the area that are really cool to see. Maybe a cool location for a future regional.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 01:23:20 am »
Mark. Is this just a ride for you and the Mrs or can some of us riffraff show up?     ;D
The more the merrier I sez.  :great: :beerchug: We used to go off road camping for T day. That's slowly evolving now. Have the toy box out. I'll post a location and contact info. Some really great riding in the area as well as the Sculptures in the area that are really cool to see. Maybe a cool location for a future regional.

Cool!   Sounds good.   I have Thurs, Fri off so maybe I could join you for a day.
I use to four wheel in Borrego and Ocotillo back in the day.   Not much road bike in that area so it will be new ground for me.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 02:31:50 am »
Same Same. Ocotillo, Borrego, salt and sea, truck haven. The old Del Sol run. Great stuff on the road into Julian and P mountain. Dramatic drops north into Palm Springs on the 74, San Jacinto. I'll make an offer. I'm ordering a Tday dinner that feeds 8. So for the next 6 if you have no plans for Tday I'll feed ya (supply your own beverage of choice you chiselers  ;)). Cause it's Thanksgiving right? Not an official COG event but if you want to come hang all are welcome.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 03:09:32 pm »
Mark:

Bob Young here. Your mentioning Salton Sea, Borrego, Julian, Palomar, Hwy.74, Idlywild, Palms to Pines [as I remember]. Brings back memories; I was grew up in San Bernardino; my wife and I built a home in Beaumont and rode those roads many a time.
Have a great Thanksgiving.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 12:44:10 am »
Mark:

Bob Young here. Your mentioning Salton Sea, Borrego, Julian, Palomar, Hwy.74, Idlywild, Palms to Pines [as I remember]. Brings back memories; I was grew up in San Bernardino; my wife and I built a home in Beaumont and rode those roads many a time.
Have a great Thanksgiving.
Still riding, but on a small, local scale. My wife is gradually getting back into riding after her brother's motorcycle related death last year. Kinda' took the wind out of her and the riding thing.
I read the forum daily and follow the SW calendar, you're doing a great job as are the others in the SW area.
And thank you for your service, Marine. It allowed this civilian to do the things I did in a great country.

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Bless ya Bob and thank you! As do you fine Sir. Glad to hear your settling into Pahrump well and the wife is doing good. The SW Area really appreciates you help and support (Bob was one of the architects of the Yreka NW/SW gala, and what fun it was!). Soon in the future my friend we shall dance among the Death Valley Canyons. Hoping for a great wild flower season upcoming. Semper Fi
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 04:03:33 pm »
East side of Salton Sea was my first real road trip after I bought the bike. Excellent patty melt and cold bevvie at the Ski Inn (the lowest bar in the Western Hemisphere) in Bombay Beach, and a side trip to East Jesus in Slab City.

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 12:37:30 am »
Ya'll keep these points in mind because the more research I do I think this would make a cool spot for a regional. Decent room prices and some great riding, easy access for a lot of the SW group and a regional in the gorilla in the room So Cal. Need to talk to Terry and Jeff.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 04:14:20 am »
Mark:

Bob Young here. Your mentioning Salton Sea, Borrego, Julian, Palomar, Hwy.74, Idlywild, Palms to Pines [as I remember]. Brings back memories; I was grew up in San Bernardino; my wife and I built a home in Beaumont and rode those roads many a time.
Have a great Thanksgiving.
Still riding, but on a small, local scale. My wife is gradually getting back into riding after her brother's motorcycle related death last year. Kinda' took the wind out of her and the riding thing.
I read the forum daily and follow the SW calendar, you're doing a great job as are the others in the SW area.
And thank you for your service, Marine. It allowed this civilian to do the things I did in a great country.

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Hey Bob!  Now that I'm back on the bike, maybe we can hit up a short loop through DV over the Thanksgiving (4-day) weekend.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 05:35:00 am »
I've got plans for T-day but if you post the agenda for the weekend I might be able to make a run down.

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 05:22:47 am »
I have no plans for T-day, families in Tennessee through Christmas until I catch up with them in mid December.  I just missed out on the last get together, >:( but anxious to head up North for some riding over the long weekend >:D.  I’m off Thurs-Frid-Sat-Sun which opens up some opportunities.  What day, time, and place do folks want to link up? 

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 05:46:37 am »
WOW Mark, what an amazing offer.  Sounds like a stellar ride and time. Wish I was wealthy and retired instead of not so wealthy and just unemployed. LOL 

Y'all ride safe and have some big big fun.   :beerchug:
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 09:53:11 pm »
I have no plans for T-day, families in Tennessee through Christmas until I catch up with them in mid December.  I just missed out on the last get together, >:( but anxious to head up North for some riding over the long weekend >:D.  I’m off Thurs-Frid-Sat-Sun which opens up some opportunities.  What day, time, and place do folks want to link up? 

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Now Michael, why do you show in the SE area? Check your profile settings and reset to SW and you'll get my email blasts (not that there's a lot but I pull the mailing list by area). I'll post up location tonight. Be in town late Thursday day and leaving early Sunday Morn which leaves Fri and Sat open for exploring. and Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights for bench racing.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 01:08:16 am »
Here's where we will be staying. No set schedule or agenda. If your coming out let me know. Just a laid back weekend. http://www.springsatborrego.com/index.html
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 03:18:07 am »
I have no plans for T-day, families in Tennessee through Christmas until I catch up with them in mid December.  I just missed out on the last get together, >:( but anxious to head up North for some riding over the long weekend >:D.  I’m off Thurs-Frid-Sat-Sun which opens up some opportunities.  What day, time, and place do folks want to link up? 

~ Michael
Now Michael, why do you show in the SE area? Check your profile settings and reset to SW and you'll get my email blasts (not that there's a lot but I pull the mailing list by area). I'll post up location tonight. Be in town late Thursday day and leaving early Sunday Morn which leaves Fri and Sat open for exploring. and Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights for bench racing.

I noticed that a couple of weeks ago too but couldn’t get it fixed.  I just tried again and can’t locate the option to change that to SW.  Where is the feature at?   
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 03:30:44 am »
Lemme see if I can help. I'll PM you.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 03:33:24 am »
Here's where we will be staying. No set schedule or agenda. If your coming out let me know. Just a laid back weekend. http://www.springsatborrego.com/index.html


I’ll let you know by early next week.  This looks like an ideal destination and very enticing :). I was debating heading to the Grand Canyons to do some riding and camping but this destination looks nice as well.   :))  I see golf courses, just not much of a golfer these days.  It’s been four years since I last tee’d off.   :'(.
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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 04:34:03 am »
I have Thursday/Friday off.  Trying to get Saturday off but so far, no luck.   I should know for sure one way or the other by Monday.
I'll let you know asap.    Checking the area for hotels just in case.

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 11:58:50 am »
Hi Mark, Since I am now retired.....I should along with maybe a couple of other crazies be able to sneak by after Thanksgiving. Borrego Springs is one our favorite rides especially when the weather cools. Will let you know if we are a coming! Safe travels coming out!

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Re: Old Mans and Counterweights Thanksgiving weekend ride
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 12:44:36 pm »
Rode Palomar Mountain loop and Julian on Tuesday.  Weather was great, awesome ride.  Make sure you stop at the Julian Pie Company in San Isabel where the 78 and 79 cross.  Get the Mountain Berry pie.  The Henshaw Lake Resort Cafe is another great spot to eat.  It’s off the 76 in that same area.