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Thanks for an awesome day, guys. Jerome- fantastic route planning! I can't believe how diverse and how much fun the day was. I clocked 515 miles and could have done so many more because it was such a blast. Here's my pics from the day. I hope to do it again soon.
http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/TheGreenNinjaZX12R/OC%20Moto%20Ride%207-31-10/?albumview=slideshow

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Prakash, Jason and Jim are my new ridding friends.

There was a lovable road for everyone on this ride.
My favorite was the slow twisty of my dreams: Tepusquet road: Recently resurfaced and smooth as silk, grippy with tight turns under the cover of a forest canopy. A fairytale road. My GPS tried to prevent us from riding through, but we got to use the new bridge spanning the Sisquoc River. More info on this road:
   MotorcycleRoads.US - Tepusquet Road
   Pashnit Motorcycle Forum - A Beeeutifull Day on Tepusquet Canyon

Getting to Frazier Park from Santa Ana on the freeway was boring but expected: 1.5 hour thanks to flowing traffic (on the way back also). The most traffic was along Santa Barbara, but only lost 10 minutes or so. Doing the Los Padres Natl Forest loop in a clockwise manner kept the sun out of eyes.

At the start of Hwy 33 there was a "loose gravel" sign leading to a 100' or so section of... loose gravel. Do not ignore this warning. Otherwise there were a few small rocks on the road here and there.

A radar detector is a good idea to properly enjoy Cuyama Hwy 166. The generous tail wind was an instigator.

Forest Hwy 95 (picture below) provided a near ideal compromise of banking speed, smoothness and surrounding golden hill scenery.

More than highly recommended: Get your ass over there and do this loop.

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On Hwy 33, and under the Cold Spring Canyon arch bridge.
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And Forest Hwy 95.

If someone is good at stitching pictures into a panoramic, a better one could be made. This is just a single wide angle shot.
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This was my attempt at being creative... Under the Cold Spring Canyon arch bridge.
Jim thought it was funny to take a picture of me while I was down on the ground "praying to the road gods" to make this shot.

Excellent detour recommendation by Jim. The Cold Spring Tavern was packed as we rode by.
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I like this last picture you have Jerome.
What if the hokey pokey is what its all about.

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Just have to thank Jerome for an awesome well planned route through Frazier Park.  This was my first long range ride, 500 miles for the day!!!  Pretty cool.  I can't wait to do it again.   :1:

 

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