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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Warm day after all the rain and cold

Got about 100 miles in a couple of days ago. Had not been on the bike for about 3 weeks due to cold rainy weather.

Stayed low for most of the ride where it was close to 70 degrees. After lunch I ventured up to the 5k foot level to check out the snow. I did this for all you guys in cold country. Had to show you that California riders are not complete wusses...just partial wusses, Lol.

Really felt good to twist the wick again.

The California poppies were starting to come to life. I had to stop and check on my opium field cash crop along the way.

There is a boat load of new snow up in the Sierras. Think California has gotten the most snow in the country so far this winter. Will probably be well into summer before all the cool mountain passes open again.

Oh and had to include the dirty bike pics. Dirtiest it has been in a long time.

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Tim's Opium field.





Trimmer camp grounds on Pine Flat Lake. About 45 minutes from my house.



Another camp ground pic.



Toll House Cafe. Bout 45 minutes from my house. Great food at reasonable prices. Used to fly hang gliders on the mountains surronding the town about a hundred years ago...Lol. Actually in the early 70's.



High Sierra shot from old Toll House road above the town looking S/E.





A couple of High Sierra shots looking north. The Mammoth Mountain Ski area in up in that area. Just heard a snow report from them saying with the amount of snow they have gotten this year they would be open all year long!



Elevation as the sign says.



Frozen pond at mile high.





A couple of shots on the way home looking west. Cloud shield ahead of the next system beginning to move in.





Evidence that it was a good day of riding. Plus a good excuse to give the little V a bath and manicure.

Got to give a shout out to Fast Eddie for his expert tutelage helping me remember how to craft a deluxe post like this one.
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BTW, do you guys get salt on your bikes as salt in use on the roads during winter...sorry if this is dump Q
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BTW, do you guys get salt on your bikes as salt in use on the roads during winter...sorry if this is dump Q
Fortunately they don't use salt around here.

They use sand, so ya gotta watch out in the late fall when they start to put it down on the shady side turns where ice can form at night.

The road can be really clean then the next corner is covered in sand. It can lead to an oh @#$%$# moment very quickly.
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BTW, do you guys get salt on your bikes as salt in use on the roads during winter...sorry if this is dump Q
I try to ONLY ride where there hasn't been any salt 'laid-down'.
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You are joining Eddie in giving me "winter" rides........I appreciate it. We got another 4" of the white stuff last night and 12F right now. Come on spring.............
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You are joining Eddie in giving me "winter" rides........I appreciate it. We got another 4" of the white stuff last night and 12F right now. Come on spring.............
I did not to rub it in for all you guys in cold country, but it is nice to be able to ride year around.

Glad you are enjoying doing some "hanger flying" while viewing our photos.

Guess you could call our winter ride posts your ride simulator.

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Temps got down to -11 last night (my brother in Billings reported -35 last night). That is without any windchill factored in. I thing I'll go out today and fire up the snow blower and "ride" it around for a while.
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Temps got down to -11 last night (my brother in Billings reported -35 last night). That is without any windchill factored in. I thing I'll go out today and fire up the snow blower and "ride" it around for a while.
Hey Duffy for some real fun snow blowing/blasting you need one of these...Lol.

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...Guess you could call our winter ride posts your ride simulator. Cheers.
The difference (in "pilot-speak") is that we post it as ACTUAL in our log-books, while you get to post it as SIMULATED!

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The difference (in "pilot-speak") is that we post it as ACTUAL in our log-books, while you get to post it as SIMULATED!

That's better than nothing Eddie............
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