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Title: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/09/10 12:04PM
WHEN: Saturday October 16, at 9:00 am (KSU time, so arrive before)
MEET: Mobil at the corner of Main & MacArthur (see map link below)
ROUTE: See map below
SKILL LEVEL: Noobie, Intermediate, Expert*

320 miles and about 5.5 hour of riding.
Highlights: Ortega, Domenigoni Pkwy, Palm Desert, all roads (both way) to Idyllwild, Lake Fulmor, Lake Mathews.
With 80 F forecasted for Hemet (from Oct 9 prediction (http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/ski/tenday/USCA0476)), this is the right time to do this (not too hot).

Map of the route (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=W+MacArthur+Blvd&daddr=CA-74+E+to:Grape+St+to:33.7016872,-117.0365892+to:33.73038,-116.92267+to:Plaza+Way+to:CA-111+N+to:33.75811,-116.73857+to:S+San+Gorgonio+Ave+to:CA-243+S%2FBanning-Idyllwild+Panoramic+Hwy+to:Florida+Ave+to:33.8414172,-117.138826+to:La+Sierra+Ave+to:S+Main+St&geocode=FWo4AgIdA3X5-A%3BFYw2_wEdfLH8-A%3BFfunAQIdvi4C-Q%3BFTc_AgId0ykG-SlvD1D9VWTbgDGBi8vjbvzhcg%3BFUyvAgId0uYH-SmPPzFR9m7bgDF84w0Fu3csnw%3BFWeKAgIdhPYP-Q%3BFeCMAgIdJ_8P-Q%3BFZ4bAwId9rUK-SkzGN5EQxLbgDHWYff--RTn7A%3BFV53BQIdZJoI-Q%3BFeDPAwId5Q8K-Q%3BFbDzAgIdM3kI-Q%3BFQlhBAIddpoE-SmRlhVEqV_bgDHYDiz81hIgXg%3BFadGBAIdH7D_-A%3BFVI1AgIdXXn5-A&hl=en&mra=mrv&mrcr=8&via=3,4,7,11&dirflg=t&sll=33.83449,-117.46582&sspn=0.134891,0.221615&ie=UTF8&ll=33.764307,-117.101898&spn=1.080001,1.772919&z=10)   <-- Click me.

Point A: Start and gas station: Mobil at the corner of Main & MacArthur.
Point B: Gas station: Chevron on Ortega, on East side of 5 Fwy. 2nd meetup location: Be here before 9:20 am and wait for me.
Point C: Gas station: 76 on Railroad Canyon and Grape in Lake Elsinore. 3rd meetup location: Be here before 10:05 am and wait for me.
Point D: Gas station: Chevron on Hwy 111 near Hwy 74 in Palm Desert.
Point E: Lunch break: Denny's at corner of Hwy 111 and Hwy 74 in Palm Desert.
Point F: U-turn at based of Hwy 243 in Banning.
Point G: 10 minute break at Lake Fulmor.
Point H: Gas station: Shell on Hwy 74 and Lincoln in Hemet.
Point I: 10 minute berak at Lake Mathews. Goodbyes for some.
Point J: End at gas station: Mobil at the corner of Main & MacArthur.

************* Skill Levels Defined:
Noobie -You have been riding your motorcycle for at least 3 months (hopefully more) and have confidence that you can ride around streets without any issues eg. stopping at stop lights, not stalling the bike, not falling over etc, making u-turns, etc.
Intermediate - You have been riding for at least 6 months (hopefully more) and feel comfortable enough to handle twisty roads as found in local canyons. You are mature enough to understand going slow is okay and not to try and keep up with riders that are faster than you as it will result in a crash.
Expert - You have been riding for years and hopefully been riding with the members going on the ride long enough to know how they ride.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Diz on 10/09/10 12:36PM
Beautiful scenic route full of curves.....wish I didn't work Saturdays....I'm a noobie level rider anyway.  Have fun, be safe, and enjoy those views....
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/09/10 12:45PM
Beautiful scenic route full of curves.....wish I didn't work Saturdays....I'm a noobie level rider anyway.
For noobies who want to join in and are enrolled on the OC Moto fast track program, they can do so and at the end of the ride will be given their Intermediate badge. I will have some with me, which I can sign off once we reach Lake Mathews.

For those who have not yet seen Lake Fulmor, it's small but scenic and with a walking path around it.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: ducatidennis on 10/09/10 02:04PM
Thumbs up on the badges :D
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Mud on 10/09/10 02:07PM
I am a tentative yes, as long as nothing pops up later this week.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Check_M8 on 10/11/10 03:15PM
Thumbs up on the badges :D


Badges? We don't need no stinkin badges. :4:
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/12/10 10:41AM
Glad to see you join Adam and Kareem.

Looks like this weekend will be a sweet spot for riding:
Not as hot as this week and before the predicted rain for next Tuesday/Wednesday.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: radbrad511 on 10/12/10 12:50PM
Jerome-

I will try to do this ride! I want MY int. badge cause I am tired of being a NOOB!!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/12/10 02:26PM
I will try to do this ride!
That's great Brad. Will you be joining at point B along the route? That should be closer to your home in San Clemente.
Click the "I plan to attend" when you know you can make it, so i can be on the lookout for you at meetup points A, B or C.

Adam and Kareem, are you joining at point A or B?
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nikolai on 10/12/10 04:59PM
mmm still thinking about it bro! might be a good ride
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: CHR1S on 10/12/10 05:05PM
put me down as a maybe.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: chrisweir.com on 10/12/10 05:11PM
I'm IN unless its freakishly hot.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/12/10 05:28PM
I'm IN unless its freakishly hot.
That's great Chris.

That's what great about this coming weekend: Cooler days than usual predicted (http://ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=34325.msg4415546#msg4415546).
I actually waited to create this ride until the forecast would show this kind of outlook, otherwise it does get hot in Elsinore and to the East.
Now let's just hope the forecast holds.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: BMW mike on 10/13/10 08:40AM
I'm definitely down as a possible maybe, I have things I need to take care of before I commit. :-\
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: gene on 10/13/10 09:44AM
I really wanted to go on this ride, but something has popped up on Saturday.  I might be able to get down to the area at around 1:30...will you guys still be riding?
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JimBeemer on 10/13/10 09:53AM
I don't know anything about badges, but if I'm welcome I'll join you.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/13/10 09:55AM
I really wanted to go on this ride, but something has popped up on Saturday.  I might be able to get down to the area at around 1:30...will you guys still be riding?
Hi Gene,
Best to pass then, because it is difficult to predict where we will be at 1:30pm and the only way to connect is for either you or the group to have a significant wait somewhere. Catch you on the next one Gene.

I don't know anything about badges, but if I'm welcome I'll join you.
You are welcome Jim.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: chrisweir.com on 10/13/10 09:59AM
I don't know anything about badges, but if I'm welcome I'll join you.
You are welcome Jim.


x 2
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: gene on 10/13/10 11:34AM
Oh well.  And I wanted to get my Intermediate Badge too.   ::)
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: DiamondDave on 10/13/10 11:51AM
Jerome,
I'm a maybe!! Like that route and been on it plenty of times...Just trying to work out the weekend plans right now with some others. I have to go do some testing/prerunning either Saturday or Sunday on the offroad bikes. Going to knock out 100+ miles in the AM hours just not sure which day yet. Rode my bike in today, first time I've been on it in 3 weeks with work travel and AMA Congress last week.

I'll post Friday once I know if in and I'll let you know where I'll meet up A or B.

DDave
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: R69S on 10/13/10 01:13PM
I'm a maybe, I might have to help my G/F's father move.  If it gets canceled I will be "IN".
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: GeoDCG on 10/13/10 01:44PM
I think I might have to call in sick on saturday..... :41: to do this____>>>>> :17:
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: killerchops87 on 10/13/10 02:32PM
You have a "maybe" from me Jerome... Ill be sure by friday.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: daFunkyUnit on 10/13/10 03:26PM
I think I'm in for this ride! 

Gotta go do some inspection work on my bike now, just to make sure.    :)
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/13/10 03:34PM
Great, glad you have joined.
Also I see 5-6 maybe's, which may convert into 1-2 additions.

Kareem will have to ride in the back, so nobody gets an oil coating (http://ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=34361).  ;)

Looking forward to this ride. Here is a picture of Hwy 74 above Palm Desert...
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JasonChen on 10/13/10 11:26PM
FYI this is also happening this weekend in Palm Springs

http://www.road-shows.com/american_heat.php
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: shawndoh on 10/13/10 11:43PM

dam saturday rides! 

weir and daoust on a ride, that should be epic   :3:     :24:

bummed to miss this. have fun guys.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nikolai on 10/14/10 11:03AM
i cant make it! i need to help my parents move out! they only use me for my truck and trailer!! lol the rest of the year i dnt exist lol jk bt have fun!!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/14/10 01:32PM
i cant make it! i need to help my parents move out! they only use me for my truck and trailer!! lol the rest of the year i dnt exist lol jk bt have fun!!
I recommend this bumper sticker...
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: gtomchick on 10/14/10 04:50PM
Do you have room for one more? I'm a "noob" to OCMoto, but I've been riding for 40 years and with groups for 5 years. 

Thanks,

Gregg Tomchick / 750 Katana
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: ducatidennis on 10/14/10 05:04PM
Great, glad you have joined.
Also I see 5-6 maybe's, which may convert into 1-2 additions.

Kareem will have to ride in the back, so nobody gets an oil coating (http://ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=34361).  ;)

Looking forward to this ride. Here is a picture of Hwy 74 above Palm Desert...


Definately NO Mosquitos on this trip!!!!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/14/10 05:32PM
Do you have room for one more? I'm a "noob" to OCMoto, but I've been riding for 40 years and with groups for 5 years. 
Thanks, Gregg Tomchick / 750 Katana
Sorry Gregg, you are over-qualified.  ;)

Sure, come along, just click "I plan to attend".
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: gtomchick on 10/15/10 09:14AM
Clicked "I plan to attend" and ready to go!  Lookin forward, see you tomorrow morning!  I'm on a charcoal blue Katana, with a white helmet and yellow/black jacket.  I've done all these roads many times, never done Idyllwild and PSprings on the same day though.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/15/10 10:10AM
Check back here at 8am Saturday morning for the small chance this ride gets cancelled due to rain.
I will post a message either way (we are ON or rescheduled) around 8am.

There was some unpredicted rain this morning in Santa Ana. So maybe their forecast model is not so good at the moment. At this time the forecast is looking good for tomorrow (Saturday) with only a 10% chance of rain in the morning, so most likely this will happen, but check again here at 8am Saturday to be sure. If this ride gets cancelled for Saturday, I will reschedule for the next day (Sunday) and if that does not look better, for the following Saturday.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JimBeemer on 10/15/10 10:14AM
Check back here at 8am Saturday morning for the small chance this ride gets cancelled due to rain.
I will post a message either way (we are ON or rescheduled) around 8am.

There was some unpredicted rain this morning in Santa Ana. So maybe their forecast model is not so good at the moment. At this time the forecast is looking good for tomorrow (Saturday) with only a 10% chance of rain in the morning, so most likely this will happen, but check again here at 8am Saturday to be sure. If this ride gets cancelled for Saturday, I will reschedule for the next day (Sunday) and if that does not look better, for the following Saturday.

You askeered of a little water?
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Franck438 on 10/15/10 11:59AM
Hi, I'm still new to this site, been riding a couple of years now.  Haven't done any group rides (tried to join you guys last sunday but my battery decided to die).  This ride looks very fun.  I haven't done any of those canyons except for ortega.  It looks pretty long though, if we're leaving at 9:00am about what time would we make it back to our starting location (lunch, stops, etc included)?

Franco
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/15/10 12:35PM
This ride looks very fun.  ... if we're leaving at 9:00am about what time would we make it back to our starting location (lunch, stops, etc included)?
Hi Franco.
Back around 5:00 pm.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Franck438 on 10/15/10 12:41PM
Damn, looked like a lot of fun but I already made a commitment for Saturday evening. 
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: k on 10/15/10 01:38PM
Facing some technical difficulties with my Bazzaz FMi install, sorry guys can't make this one.  :(

- K
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: gene on 10/15/10 02:58PM
Damn.  Now I'm hoping for some rain so I can ride on Sunday with you guys!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nijinsky3 on 10/15/10 03:01PM
In if I am not working :)
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Doyle Davison "Double D" on 10/15/10 03:37PM
ill go if we pass through palomar which was on my plans..
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: DiamondDave on 10/15/10 04:01PM
ill go if we pass through palomar which was on my plans..

Doyle, I'm still trying to decide since I'm hitting the dez on Sunday but they weren't planning on Palomar but would be realy easy to catch them at the 371/74 Paradise Corner as they pass though. You'd just want to be ahead of them on Ortega since that would be a bit longer route based on twisties vs. open area. I'll commit before 8am tomorrow or tonight after I take the bike out a bit tonight. I live in Temecula about 3 miles from 79/S16 which is a nice cut off to drop in at Pala Casino. We'll talk, let me know if seriouslyt game...I was already thiking about cutting out early as they come back up 74 and hit 371 home to prep for dez.
DDave
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Doyle Davison "Double D" on 10/15/10 04:33PM
DAVE, CALL ME AT 714-968-6767 BUGSY CLARKSDALE(JIMMY) AND I WERE JUST GOING TO HIT PALOMAR AND MAYBE ONE OF THE TWISTIES OFF PALOMAR...MESA GRANDE..I HAVE TO ASK AGUSTIN OR TOM, THEY ARE THE EXPERTS IN THAT AREA...
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: lewisa97 on 10/15/10 05:13PM
I'm in! I'll meet you at Ortega Chevron.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Bad Influence on 10/15/10 06:19PM
looks fun.. im In.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/15/10 06:28PM
Nice to have you join Lewis and John.

ill go if we pass through palomar which was on my plans..
Doyle, ... they weren't planning on Palomar but would be realy easy to catch them at the 371/74 Paradise Corner as they pass though
Correct Dave.
I'm not planning a stop at the corner of Hwy 371 and 74, but I will toot my horn as we near, which should be no sooner than 10:50am.

Good rides, wherever you go,
   Jerome
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Mud on 10/15/10 06:38PM
This is going to be kickass.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Mud on 10/15/10 06:52PM
Oh and to clear up some things. We are meeting on W MacArthur and S Main St. MacArthur and Main St. cross twice.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: BOB on 10/15/10 07:24PM
i have been trying to ride Idyllwild for a year now and can never get people to go. Im a noob in oc moto. I wish I found this post last week already planned somthing for sat with fam. Please Please Please buddy me and PM if you guys ride this route again. Have fun you all and have a safe ride.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nijinsky3 on 10/15/10 10:21PM
All the areas we are going through on weather.com show 10% chance before 8am, then clear and sunny after. Should be a nice day!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: k on 10/15/10 10:40PM
Working through the night to get my bike back up and running.  If I'm not at Main & MacArthur by KSU, good chance I won't be there.  :(

- K
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: DiamondDave on 10/16/10 01:42AM

Doyle, Sorry for the late response, I'll give you a shout in the AM around 7/7:30 or call me anytime after 7 at 949-300-6706. Palomar was looking pretty moist this evening so might not want to hit that area until it dries up a bit. 10-10:30 might be a better time slot but that would put you behind Jerome if you were going to try to catch him.

I'm still on the fence about which route I want to hit, told the wife I wouldn't be out all day since I'm riding off road Sunday, have to do some testing on my KTM.

I'm going to play it all by ear right now and see what the sun brings up in the AM. If it still looks really moist towards San Diego I may just stay away from Palomar tomorrow and catch Jerome and the guys in Elsinore do the ride down to Palm Desert but on way back take the 74/371/79 home and bone out on the rest the day.

I'll post my intentions once I see the sun, just playing is safe right now. I risk enough in the dirt  :26:

10% is not that much of a risk for Jerome's route...

Thanks Jerome for tooting the horn, nice warning but not really needed. I know the route very well and know your bike. I'll be on the same bumble bee I rode for the 6 states ride. Hopefully I will see you guys. Off to bed now...

DDave
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: nube on 10/16/10 02:27AM
Looks like a fun ride.  I've done this route before and it is a beautiful ride.  I'm not sure how much longer my tires are going to last so I'm gonna have to wait til next time.  Ride safe.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: gtomchick on 10/16/10 07:34AM
Withdrawing due to decent drizzle here in Anaheim. (and yes...I'm definitely a fair weather rider)  I know it'll be clearer past elsinore, but still.  Ride safe - catch you next time.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/16/10 07:40AM
There may some local drizzles this morning along the coast, but not enough to show on the radar at the moment and the forecast for the rest of the day is 10% or less chance of rain, so that's good enough. Nice max temperature forecasted in the Hemet area (not too hot)

It is ON.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: DiamondDave on 10/16/10 07:42AM

Well guys what's the verdict? How is it looking OC way?

Sitting here in my home office looking towards SD/Palomar...Looks a little soupy that way...A later start will make for a great day on Palomar as it burns off but I would expect Palomar and the mountains to be a bit moist for a while this AM. I'm thinking I'll stay away from Palomar today or rather this morning.

If Jerome and crew are up for the ride I think I can meet in Elsinore stop and run Pines to Palms with you guys...Going out should be OK and coming back will be AWESOME!! Should all be burned off nicey by then. I'm not going to do the full route and head over to 243 (love those turns but have things to do this afternoon). So I'll bone out on way back taking 74/371/79, if anyone interested in that route or using that to short cut back over to 76 to hit Palomar I can point you in the right direction if you have never been the back way.

Watching for post updates...Just saw Jerome post!! I'm in for part as mentioned above...Look for me at the Elsinore stop (76/Grape, Yellow R1, BLK Joe Rocket leathers).

DDave

Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/16/10 07:49AM
Just saw Jerome post!! I'm in for part as mentioned above...Look for me at the Elsinore stop (76/Grape, Yellow R1, BLK Joe Rocket leathers).
Great,
see you there Dave.

Logging off, and gearing up.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nijinsky3 on 10/16/10 07:57AM
^Ditto
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JimBeemer on 10/16/10 08:00AM
I'M IN!!!!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: daFunkyUnit on 10/16/10 08:08AM
See you guys there!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Bad Influence on 10/16/10 08:26AM
heading out to point A.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: chrisweir.com on 10/16/10 09:16AM
Opportunity rears its head... I'm out, and bummed about it.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Doyle Davison "Double D" on 10/16/10 09:33AM
I'm staying home, it's raining here in hb and not into rain gear...ride safe chaps...a couple of beers and pizza is calling me
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JasonChen on 10/16/10 11:11AM
I'm sitting here at ortega chevron and just saw Eddie and two other bikes pass by. hola! :-P
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nijinsky3 on 10/16/10 04:47PM
AWESOME day! Mostly no rain except a little after we ate and came back up 7 levels, hit a little cool down patch that was much appreciated! The temp of my leathers dropped 20 or 30 degrees I think.  ;D

Thanks to JB for the company, had a blast chasing you around the mountain till muscle fatigue set in.  :-\ 

Nice meeting everyone, good fun group!  :31:

Thanks Jerome for setting this up! Definately up for the next one!  :29:

Now I could use a massage and a nap! :37:

Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: daFunkyUnit on 10/16/10 05:58PM
just got home... whew... a full "workdays" worth of riding.   :29:


Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JimBeemer on 10/16/10 06:13PM
Yep- awesome day. another excellent ride led by Jerome. Thanks everyone for an excellent day. Here's my pics du jour
http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/TheGreenNinjaZX12R/OC%20Moto%20Ride%2010-16-10/?albumview=slideshow (http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/TheGreenNinjaZX12R/OC%20Moto%20Ride%2010-16-10/?albumview=slideshow)
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: eddiemon on 10/16/10 07:51PM
I'm sitting here at ortega chevron and just saw Eddie and two other bikes pass by. hola! :-P

That wasn't me - I was at Brea Triumph demo riding all day!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: KMW Steve on 10/16/10 09:22PM
Great ride today.  Nice to meet all of you. Hope to see you again.

Jerome...excellent choice of roads today.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/16/10 09:27PM
I had a blast riding with you guys (and girl). I counted 11 in our group.

Some drizzle along the coast in the morning and then fog on the way down to Elsinore. After that it cleared up. Caught some rain on our way back from Palm Desert, for about 5-10 minute, but it dried off as we rode after.

No accidents and no tickets, just good memories.  :)

Here is the group at the Vista above Palm Desert...
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 10/16/10 09:30PM
Returning to OC was ominous, with a very dark marine layer, in contrast to the blue skies inland.

Picture at Lake Mathews.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: KMW Steve on 10/16/10 09:33PM
John....we are OK....just found an article about the flashing speed sign with what looks like a camera flashing.  It's only a warning to slow down. :3:

Here is the link, pod cast.

http://robocaster.com/pe/podcast-episode-home/localnews-transportation-stories-pe_news_local_d_eflash14_2accf43_html/new-flashing-speed-signs-tell-rural-motorists-to-slow-down.aspx
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Nijinsky3 on 10/16/10 09:38PM
Pics:  http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2044690570029655353sDOhFs
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: eddiemon on 10/16/10 09:54PM
OMG, Cafe how are you doing?

(http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/eddie1astroboy/ocmoto/excafe.jpg)

Still have the Sportclassic?
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Mud on 10/16/10 10:10PM
Great ride. I got kinda confused on the exit to lake matthews. Other than that great ride
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: daFunkyUnit on 10/16/10 10:12PM
John....we are OK....just found an article about the flashing speed sign with what looks like a camera flashing.  It's only a warning to slow down. :3:

Here is the link, pod cast.

http://robocaster.com/pe/podcast-episode-home/localnews-transportation-stories-pe_news_local_d_eflash14_2accf43_html/new-flashing-speed-signs-tell-rural-motorists-to-slow-down.aspx

oh man... thank goodness.... otherwise it wouldve ruined a perfect day.
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: lewisa97 on 10/16/10 10:33PM
Great ride today. We had it all Fog, blistering heat and rain! Good to meet all of you. See ya next time!
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Bad Influence on 10/16/10 10:45PM
im glad i did this awesome ride! nice to meet everyone. good times! :7:
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: Bad Influence on 10/16/10 11:22PM
some pics..

http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/949rider/Idyllwild%2010-16-10/?albumview=slideshow
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: JasonChen on 10/16/10 11:52PM
I'm sitting here at ortega chevron and just saw Eddie and two other bikes pass by. hola! :-P

That wasn't me - I was at Brea Triumph demo riding all day!

oops, I mean Freddie... LOL
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: caferider on 10/17/10 10:57AM
OMG, Cafe how are you doing?

(http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/eddie1astroboy/ocmoto/excafe.jpg)

Still have the Sportclassic?

Thanks Jerome and all for an awesome day.  Still riding eddie ;)....and yes Sports Classic still have...just going through some plastic surgery;  as far as the 1198s...just a loaner
Title: Re: Saturday 2010/10/16: All roads to Idyllwild.
Post by: DiamondDave on 10/18/10 08:41AM
Jerome/All,
Was AWESOME getting out with you guys Saturday for part of the ride, great pace, we'll until we hit traffic   Good seeing some old faces and meeting some new ones...

But was really nice doing a run with you guys, helped me loosten up for today's off road adventure, Got out to the dez this morning at 8am and by noon we kicked off some great miles...So fast and some really technical. Great weekend!! Was a NICE mix of pavement and dirt this weekend.

Catch you guys on another ride soon... 

DDave