2019 Western FJR Owners' Gathering (West-FOG)

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El Toro Joe

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14:30 Thursday. Where is everyone?
2:30? We were riding. All the chickens were in the coup by 5 pm, too late for you retired guys?
Carver needs his beauty sleep...and lots of it
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Didn't take any but Tyler and a few others did. Was out the door early and am now in Fortuna getting ready for dinner at the EEL River co.
Sorry to report that dinner was sub par. Usually the eel river is excellent but today the 32.00 steak sucked. They didn't think much of my opinion either.

 

Tyler

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A wet start to the day on Thursday morning but arrived in Tres Pinos to meet up with with the NorCal/Oregon peeps for lunch…

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Loved the bathroom signage…

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Phil and Charlene were all smiles as we got ready to ride…

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A gaggle of bikes…

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After lunch, we headed down 25 with a mix of clouds and bright blue skies poking through…

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Sam/puppychow was enjoying the day…

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Um… guys… pay attention to me, dammit!

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Better…

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FJRay and Patti were my buddies at the back of the group…

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After traversing Peachtree and Indian Valley, we arrived at the hotel, unpacked showered, and then met up with more friends by the pool…

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And then dinner next door at Big Bad Bubba’s BBQ…

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Doug/bugnatr got into some trouble and tried to get some pity…

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And then all hell broke loose…

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Saturday morning, folks split up into small groups and headed for the hills… this was on Chimney Rock Rd which is an out and back kind of thing and very fun…

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Neil from San Diego…

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FJRay and Patti…

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And then headed for Fort Hunter Leggett where FJRay tried to abscond with this little vehicle…

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And then we wiggled our way up, over, and down on Nacimiento Fergusson Rd. which put us through the paces…

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View from Nacimiento Fergusson Rd. as you descend down to Hwy 1… the color of the ocean was electric…

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We scooted down Hwy 1 and stopped for a break at Ragged Point…

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Dammit… I forgot my elephant!

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And then stopped off to see our elephant seal friends… have stopped here many times but can’t remember seeing so many of them there before…

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And then back to the hotel for more frivolity by the pool with all the known criminals…

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Brian/AuburnFJR and bugnatr… the Folded Arm Boys…

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dcarver and the lovely Shauna…

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Hey Richard… check this out…

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Even Skooter made an appearance and evidently wanted to see what Steve was showing Richard…

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And of course, since I have been accused of being a flower sniffer…

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Friday night’s almost full moon…

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Rich/NorCalFJR tried to hide but it didn’t work too well…

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Saturday I decided to go wine tasting with the ladies and Joe… we had a lot of fun!

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We survived our adventure and met up with folks at Margie’s for dinner that night… Doug was feeling his Ragun’ Cagun c/o hppants…

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And then our final group gathering on a cold rainy night but had a few beverages to help keep us warm….

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Sunday morning everyone scattered to the winds to head for home and avoid the rains which were coming in… I dodged most of it but caught a few downpours but nothing horrible… great gathering although it really would have been great if the organizer could have been there with us... until we meet again, my friends! :D

 

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Thanks for the great report and pics, Tyler! (and shout out
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) I saw a lot of blue sky in your (as usual great) pics, which is nice to see because the weather was looking very iffy going into the week. Looks like a really good time by all.

 

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Some cell-phone pictures from the trip. Hopefully the links work - as they are hosted on Google.

A stop and regroup shot on Airline Hwy.

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The rain in the forecast made us all bring the big girls for this outing ... to meet this even bigger girl.

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A short excursion on Coast Road/Trail.

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Where does the sky stop, and the ocean begin?

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Doug - "Now if you look over there carefully you can see a whale as big as my Potamus."

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Short guy problems..."Hi! My name is Bug!"

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The incredible views from Nacimiento-Ferguson.

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These Porsche boys were all over the place. Glad we were pulled over and parked when these passed through...

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The KLR guys were right behind them.

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Friday night - everyone headed to Big Bubba's BAD Barbecue. Russ, Jeff, Brodie, and I went downtown - to the Fish Gaucho. We were probably the least fancy people there, but there was very good scenery - and I have always said that good food tastes infinitely better with good scenery.

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Pouting happens - when you eat bad BBQ.

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Rode to Parkfield on Saturday. This day was end-less vineyards day. If I don't see another vineyard again till next year - that would be too soon. Hence no pictures of vineyards here.

The ranches are being replaced by vineyards. How much wine are we drinking, to justify this kind of supply?

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Parkfield Cafe is a fun place.

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Those are all the pictures I took. Hopefully my riding companions can fill in with more pictures.

Great 4 days of riding - and a great 3 nights of BSing and catching up with old and new friends!

 
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Well. I tried to fix it. If it still doesn't work - then I am sorry I have to throw in the towel - have no more time to chase after it.

 

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