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#1 dcarver

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:48 PM

A fun and great time for the dcarver's. Really good to meet a new peep, CyberD0wn, and to see old friends too.
A funny conversation -

Old Michael "Hey Don, you live around here, are those clouds out there (pointing across Avila Bay) rain clouds?"
"Oh, no, OM, those aren't rain clouds, they are just fluffy little clouds that make for great sunset pictures, really", responded I.

15 minutes later, seated outside, it starts to rain.
I catch OM looking at me, I can't resist...

"Michael, the clouds over the bay are NOT rain clouds."
"The ones directly overhead is *definitely* a rain cloud!"

Just gotta love it :yahoo:
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:57 AM

Old Michael and I rode down together taking in the joy of Hiway 25 from Hollister to Hiway 198.It started out dark and foggy, but once the twisty part presented itself, the fog obliged and lifted. From there we continued on down through Indian Valley finally coming out just north of Paso Robles.

An extended stop at Brown's Cycles in Paso Robles and then on down to Avila Beach.

Great to meet some new peeps.

Here are just a couple of the pics I took.

The fog lifting.
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Hiway 25
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Obviously Brown's Cycles.
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This was much larger in 1974. But then, a lot of things were.
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Ahh memories.
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Thanks to all who participated. Thanks Richard for organizing. And thanks for looking in.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:14 AM

Sure looks like fun.

Did OM melt?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:10 AM

A few photos I took are here. Avila Beach 2010 NOV FJR Ride
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Edited by FJstaR, 07 November 2010 - 09:14 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:31 AM

Cool photos, extremely cool... :clapping:

...my dad lives in Goleta...so that was interesting to see you stopped nearby.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:32 PM

Thanks for the pics...love that Cali coast!

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:30 PM

fuckin fish and chips

Lets Play a Game of FUCK OFF , You Go First !

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:36 PM

Great to meet some of you. Of course, its your typical forum type gathering....meet some, talk to them, don't necessarily get to talk and meet everyone. I guess that means I'll have to attend some upcoming events. :clapping:

I felt guilty only having a 15 minute ride home in the rain, but it looked like it cleard up pretty quickly when I was home in front of the fire watching the Weather Channel :P

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:07 PM

Looked like a great time, wish I was there.

Did you SoCal guys do Lockwood Valley on the way home? I haven't done that one yet.

Nice Pix, I think I recognize one shot on Hwy 101, El Camino Real rest stop, is that correct?
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:13 PM

Great to meet some of you. Of course, its your typical forum type gathering....meet some, talk to them, don't necessarily get to talk and meet everyone. I guess that means I'll have to attend some upcoming events. :clapping:

I felt guilty only having a 15 minute ride home in the rain, but it looked like it cleard up pretty quickly when I was home in front of the fire watching the Weather Channel :P

Cheers

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Fer the ress uh yuz....grate pitchers! It looks like a great time was had by all, even the cagers. ;)
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

... is that correct?

Probably not.
If it were, it'd be a first for you.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:18 PM

...15 minutes later, seated outside, it starts to rain.

Yeah, Don "Willard Scott" Carver.
My fish got wet.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:18 PM

Great photos. I love that highway 25. It was laid out before highway engineering was invented.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:25 AM

North meets south huh? :o Thanks for organizing this one Sir Richard :)
Us six from the north (Fjrobs - Hycles - Rogdebs) got there at the appointed time of 1300 hours, in time to see the Southerners, and a few of our northern brethren, just finishing lunch in the rain. We were ushered inside to eat - in the dry !! - so consequently met hardly anyone (except some usual suspects) :(
Still ------ we had a good ride down and lunch WAS good. Stayed over the night in San Simeon and rode back on Sunday, up Hwy 1 - Casa DeFruita still has good ice cream --- RAINED ...... all the frickin' way back to Sacto. Except riding through Stockton --- where it DELUGED :o :o Frog Toggs are DaBomb :D
Camera ?? Stayed in the dry topcase all weekend :lol:
Let's do it again Richard .......... Casa DeFruita on Hwy 152 would be a cool venue :yahoo: Or Santa Nella :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:34 AM

Looked like a great time, wish I was there.

Did you SoCal guys do Lockwood Valley on the way home? I haven't done that one yet.

Nice Pix, I think I recognize one shot on Hwy 101, El Camino Real rest stop, is that correct?

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Sorry, I missed this ride to Avila.....such is the fix me quick FJR Blues.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

Arrived early at the store - meeting up with CyberD0wn. Ms dCarver patiently waits.
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So dcarver has to stir the pot some.. :rolleyes:
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Old Michael arrives, singing 'call me mellow yellow'..
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MCML brought a good looking lady, and she can't run fast either! :lol: Bicycle accident had Valerie on one crutch.
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Old Michael and 03Silverbullet.
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San Diego contingent arrives!
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Fairlaner and crew.
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Gray hair everywhere...
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Borkerfork, Fairlaner, MCML, Val, and Old Michael.
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One good looking stud and Duff, too!
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A story of 2 ponytails. Overheard "I'll show you mine if..." Redtail and Old Michael.
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Neal from San Diego can't believe a word Old Michael's saying...
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De Cattius de Fattius
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Walked away Posted ImagePosted Image Is it really crashing if you don't fall down?--
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

Great photos...good to see the gang out riding and meeting up in "12months a year" Kali...

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:01 PM

Great photos...good to see the gang out riding and meeting up in "12months a year" Kali...


Hey - didn't you see the massive RAIN STORM we tuff Kali riders had to endure?
Well, huh?:huh: :lol:
Walked away Posted ImagePosted Image Is it really crashing if you don't fall down?--
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:58 PM

Only took a few and most didn't turn out. :blink:

Somewhere in the sticks.

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A bunch from Brown's Cycles, a Yamaha graveyard. They don't let Carver in here.

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Junkyard doll.

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Liked the light.

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The King.

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Carver. "I laugh at rain."

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Daniel and ...(help me?)

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A very enjoyable ride, down and back with Bokerfork.
Always good to see y'all.
And BTW, the fish (w/malt vinegar) was GREAT!


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

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