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Old 12-10-2003, 06:24 PM   #1
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Went to ride where the sun is shining

Well decided to go down to Palm Desert and visit after having enough cold and rain in the Bay Area. It was 44 degrees and heavy overcast until I got to Coalinga and then I drove out from under the clouds and by the time I was at Grapevine is was 71 degrees. Rode today up Palms to Pines and over to Idylwyld and down to Banning then I10 home. A nice 130 mile loop and pretty sunny except for a few dark clouds rolling in from the coast and about 68 in the valley but just a bit cold up top. I would have taken more pictures but I was having too much fun. Will ride again over the next few days to might post more.
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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Top of Palms to Pines

Here we are at the top looking over towards Idylwyld which is behind the big cloud covered peak.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:28 PM   #3
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The road below

Here is the mandatory look at the road below. It is worth the view every time.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:31 PM   #4
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Posing like a cool guy

So here I am posing like a cool guy.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:33 PM   #5
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The women join in

When you are a cool motorcycle riding guy posing for a picture the women want to get in on the action and who am I to say no.


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Old 12-10-2003, 06:35 PM   #6
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At the intersection

Here we are at the intersection of 371 and 74. I rode down to Anza. It is a nice little 6 mile jaunt. There is a store and gas station and cafe. Then I continued past Lake Hemet.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:39 PM   #7
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Near Lake Hemet

It is a little straight past Lake Hemet but very pretty. Then right after the lake the road winds over the hills up to 5000 feet and it is very fun with lots of variety.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:41 PM   #8
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Mountain Center

Here we are approaching Mt. Center then just 5 miles more to Idlwyld. The rest of the road is very windy though the mountain top and pine trees with lots of elevation changes going up to 6000 feet.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:46 PM   #9
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Towards Banning

Here we are looking down towards Banning. This road is a nice down hill run with lots of good turns.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:50 PM   #10
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Road near Banning

Here is the road on the hill side going to Banning.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:53 PM   #11
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At the bottom

Here we are at the bottom taking a rest at the Freeway stop and looking back up at the Mountain. Those clouds looked dark but they didn't rain on me.

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Old 12-10-2003, 06:55 PM   #12
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All for now

That is all for now. There were plenty of other good shots but it is kind of hard to stop on the narrow shoulder and besides I was having fun and you just have to come down and ride these roads. I will post more as I ride in the next few days.
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:05 PM   #13
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Re: The women join in

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When you are a cool motorcycle riding guy posing for a picture the women want to get in on the action and who am I to say no.

BIG PIMPIN!! Dont let the wifey see these!!
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:20 PM   #14
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beautiful scenery, i wish i could have gone with
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