The next big ride- Big Bear to Hawthorne

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Postby ericbee » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:12 am

Good to hear! I am IN and looking forward to getting out on the trail. Let me know if you need anything from me Calvin - I think I already have tracks for SMTS 1 & 7 and will splice them together... WOOHOO!
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Postby Fubar » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:37 pm

I'm still in for this one. Anybody else?
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Postby rockchucker22 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:40 pm

Well I'm pretty sure I can work it out!
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Postby Calvin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:10 am

Worked out a route to Big Bear this morning. It is 150 miles. We should easily get there by Lunch.

How about the traditional start at Tommy's early Friday morning?
-Calvin

Rockchucker: Any plan on where we should meet?
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Postby Calvin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:12 am

Anyone know any good places to eat in Big Bear?
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Postby rockchucker22 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:00 pm

Calvin wrote:Worked out a route to Big Bear this morning. It is 150 miles. We should easily get there by Lunch.

How about the traditional start at Tommy's early Friday morning?
-Calvin

Rockchucker: Any plan on where we should meet?
After some thought and some map time I think I will meet up at one of the camp spots. It will take me the better part of a day to get over the mountians to Nevada so I'm thinking Goldfield or one of the other estabished stopping points. What route are you taking back? Do you have a day by day route planned? Sorry for all the questions.....
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Postby JOERUSSO » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:52 pm

chads place remember calvin ?? they had the best allmost breakfast we had on the mexico trip
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Postby The Regulator » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:47 pm

Well the wifes got big Easter plans at the house so it looks like I wont make this one. :banghead: Be sure and get lots of pics. :ride: "D"
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Postby Calvin » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:36 am

Rockchucker:

We will be riding somewhere between 100 and 150 miles/day. On the fast roads through Death Valley we may do more than that.

With a Friday afternoon start here is a tentative schedule:
Panamint springs Saturday night.
Furnace creek Sunday night
Beatty Monday night
Goldfield some time on Tuesday.

If you PM me your phone number I will keep you posted on the progress. We could easily slip a day one way or the other. Cell reception will be sketchy so I will be calling whenever we get near a town. If we stay in touch it should be pretty easy to arrange a rendezvous at a camp site or a gps coordinate along the trail.

For the return route I am thinking about riding through Fishlake valley into Big Pine.
-Calvin
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Postby Calvin » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:45 am

JOERUSSO wrote:chads place remember calvin ?? they had the best allmost breakfast we had on the mexico trip
Chads place. Thanks
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Postby Calvin » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:04 am

Some average temps I pulled off Yahoo.

Mojave............72 46
Ridgecrest......70 41
Trona............. 79 49
Furnace creek. 90 60
Tonopah.........61 33
Mina...............66 36
Hawthorne....67 37
Big Pine.........73 30
Olancha........69 41

Joe: Are you in for this ride?
-Calvin
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Postby rockchucker22 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:03 pm

I can't believe more people aren't pump about this ride. It has many miles of America's most interesting scenery, Death valley is in full bloom, weather could not be better, not too hot or cold.....oh well can't convince everyone you snooze you loose. :excuseme:
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Postby Calvin » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:51 am

Looks like it's you, me, Terry and Eric. :banana:

We are going to have a wild ride out of Big Bear tomorrow. Chance of precipitation 70%. We are going to get wet and may even see some snow along the way. An inch of snow is in the forecast with rain in the afternoon. If things are nasty when we get to Cajon Junction we may bail onto a desert route and ride the south edge of Hesperia while trying to figure out when the next storm surge is coming down the sand wash. :eek:

But... with some luck, we will find ourselves chasing the south edge of the clouds with the storm laying down a 1/2 inch of rain on the desert floor in front of us. Deluxe. 8)
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Postby Calvin » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:57 am

8 am.
Tommy's.
Tomorrow. :up:
-Calvin
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Postby ericbee » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:39 pm

Bikes packed, chain is lubed - Man, I am looking forward to 10 days of desert riding! :ride: I will try and take pics along the route and post them here when (and if) we return. I might just buy me and the wifey a cheap geodesic dome house outside of Mina and take an early retirement, YEEHAW! :banana:

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