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Old 12-12-2003, 06:23 PM   #31
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Hey mcleonard! How is the RC51 on a long ride? Just curious. Great pics.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:15 PM   #32
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sorry... im alittle late.. how long was the ride? average speed?
About 130 miles in 3 1/2 hours with some stops for pictures and gas. The roads are pretty quick but I did see two CHP and there are some towns, so you have to watch it. Well anyway that was for the loop I did from Palm Desert to Idlwyld and Banning. I trailered down here, you know rain, cold, and need to pick stuff up at the parents house, which is only a few miles from the beginning of 74, Palms to Pines.

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Old 12-12-2003, 09:19 PM   #33
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Hey mcleonard! How is the RC51 on a long ride? Just curious. Great pics.
Hey thanks. Well I only rode from Palm Desert and up to Idlwyld and did this loop this time so it wasn't so bad. The bike is pretty nice and steady for traveling. I trailered from the Bay Area since I need to get stuff from my parents house. I rode from the BA here a few months ago and it was okay for a couple hundred miles but then gets a bit rough. I don't think I would ride it cross country but for these day rides of 130 miles or so it is pretty fun.

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Old 12-12-2003, 09:25 PM   #34
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Mike- if you head up that way, shoot some pics for me if you stop along the way and there's anything of interest. I'm really curious about how the fires affected everything down there. Since that's a pretty permanent thing and those are some well-known rides you mention, I feel as though I should add something to the applicable webpages about the affected areas if it merits mentioning.
From what I heard talking to people around here the area around Julian and Ramona is ruined. Burnt like a fire bomb hit, one guy said. I went past the S2 S22 and 79 junctions today and I saw a few burnt trees. As far as I know the roads are fine but the country side looks awful. I didn't go up Palomar today because it snowed there last night and there was ice on the road according to a guy I talked to at lunch in Borrego Springs. I might go further west over the weekend.
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Old 12-13-2003, 01:47 PM   #35
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what do u do for a living that you have time to ride to all these places????
I am a handyman for a sugar momma, if momma is happy I can go riding.
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