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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Couple more ride pics, mostly California.
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4 DR650's on this ride (only two shown)
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Two of our six DR riders in the group. The guy on the right is a Nuclear Physicist at Berkeley-Livermore Lab. The other guy
repairs Chimneys .. and he's from London! :sarcastic: Very diverse group.
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Devil's Postpile Nat. Monument. Unique geologic site ... near Mammoth and June Mtn area.
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Our group on the way to Kernville, then onto Death Valley. This is typical of the diversity of bikes found.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:22 pm 
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The Lost Coast and Sonoma Coast ...
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Lost Coast in Summer!
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Usal Road in good weather
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Usal Road in Spring!
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Sonoma coast
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Gorgeous pics. :clapping: great group of bikes you have in your group. Love it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:03 pm 
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Great pics DR G. :s_thumbsup Do you ever get oncoming yahoos on kamikazee missions trying to take you out? :OMG:
Also, did you Dual Sport in Europe? Or was that mainly road rides. Any shots from there?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Plonker wrote:
Great pics DR G. :s_thumbsup Do you ever get oncoming yahoos on kamikazee missions trying to take you out?
Also, did you Dual Sport in Europe? Or was that mainly road rides. Any shots from there?

Yea, we do get aggressive drivers from time to time. We know where the dangers are ... for the most part. On skinny back roads you can never assume someone won't be coming. Ranchers driving big Dualies or towing Horse trailers can kill you. We've seen it all and had many close calls ... we've even had guys come across centerline to take out a rider.

In Mexico (Baja) you always have to be on your game ... especially before the Baja 1000 or other events. (there are several). Guys have been killed down there ... but no one in our groups. The Buggy race crowd think there are no rules in Mexico ... and act accordingly. I try to stay out of the way best I can ... and always respectful to locals, their land and customs while a visitor there.

I rode some dirt roads in and around Andorra. I was on a Triumph Tiger ... so not great for dual sporting. I shot mostly film on my first big ride ... I have a few shots from other rides there.

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Carcossone Castle, Southern France. Custom carb board shield on my Tiger.
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Note funky ... and ineffective heat shield. Later, going 90 mph on the Auto Route ... the bag caught fire and was destroyed! Noob mistake
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France ... beautiful Rivers everywhere.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:24 pm 
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France ... beautiful Rivers everywhere.


Yes, lots of great rivers in France, had the pleasure of paddling the Dordogne while staying in Beynac last Sept.

Coming into Beynac
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Looks like we were in the same spot, the view from Domme down the Dordogne river if I recall correctly
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No Bike on this trip unfortunatly


Cheers, Todd


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Good eye Todd. I spent a night in Dome. France was the best. On that ride I also did UK, Spain, Portugal and just a bit of Morocco.
The Pyrenees provided some great roads ... a lot like parts of California.


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awesome grifter... makes me want to go ride my bike.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:02 pm 
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What's also great, is the lack of people.
Getting increasingly harder to go anywhere on this island without bumping into someone. :wacko:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:11 pm 
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You should head over to mid wales, some nice roads near llandovery. The roads in france get better the further south you go.


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