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Old 08-28-2020, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hot-rod Chief and Super-Glide, let’s ride!





oh well ... off to try camping up in Sierra City on the 1941 hot-rod Indian Chief and the 1985 H-D, which at 35 years old now qualifies for the AMCA ...

we’ll see how we do with Covid, forest fires, and what not ...
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:03 AM   #2
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Best wishes John and look forward to your most excellent photography skills. Air quality from smoke probably bigger downs that the rona.
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thanks, Chris!

well, we’re having typical vintage bike adventures ... in Orinda, waiting on a tow ...
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Oh shit...

Hope the tow gets to a fix and you can march on to fun!
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Hope the tow gets to a fix and you can march on to fun!






my fault for tempting fate by calling it a hot-rod this am ... gods must have been listening ...
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Kalle’s ‘92 FX-R had a dead battery (insert H-D v Indian rivalry joke here), so off like a herd of turtles on his ‘48 Chief ... we’re in Isleton now ...
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Good to have a back up Indian from the 40's. Have a great trip.
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Good to have a back up Indian from the 40's. Have a great trip.


Thanks guys ... yes, always pays to have more than one arrow (or moto) in one's quiver ...

Here’s the Relive link to our Saturday route:
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We met up with six other riders in Sacramento on Saturday morning, and had a brief, Covid inspired, rider's meeting ...

The idea was that this ride would be sort of a replacement for our annual Moto Melee and Nor Cal TT vintage rides, which were both canceled this year due to the pandemic ... we were kind of relaxed about what "vintage" meant ... in the pic are wowens's 2001 FZ1, Norcalslowpoke's Moto Guzzi and Joe's XR-650L ...



Norcalslowpoke was our ringleader and host ... it was his idea to organize a substitute ride, big thanks to him!





Norcalslowpoke's fun route on Saturday lead us to the ghost town of Forest City, which I'd never been to ...



From Forest City we had some dirt adventures on Forest Road 10 ... bikes were thrown down the road, and bikes needed to be fixed:



the rough road caused a short that made the '48 Chief's forward progress halt for a brief minute ... we were a bit of a road block for the locals, who did ask if we needed any help.



rolling again ...
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we wound up in Sierra City on Saturday night, at the Wild Plum campground ...



and happy to be there after a hot, smokey day ...



On Sunday Norcalslowpoke lead us to the Johnsville cemetery. He had told us to be prepared for a short, steep hike, but that it would be worth the effort ...



As usual, he was right! we spent a few hours here in our vintage-greybeard-geezer moto-packable camp chairs ... we were joined by a group of hippy-young-women at the end of the day, one of whom asked us who owned the "cool Moto Guzzi" she'd seen in the parking lot?

the rest of us decided the Norcalslowpoke had won the day ...



We finished off the day with dsjanssen's marvelous Hobo stew ... each of us contributed an ingredient or two and we threw them all in a big borrowed pot that we cooked on a borrowed Coleman stove ... pure bliss ...

wowens and flyingdutch73 laughing at kalle's BARF Baja lies around the campfire ...

we all decided we needed to do this again, next year!
see you around the campfire ...
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:28 PM   #12
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Great stuff John! Looks like a bunch of fun. Thanks for sharing.
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Looks like a fun weekend! I think my vintage 950 would have loved this ride! And thanks for the write up and pics!!
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Nice ride report. Looks like a fun trip.
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