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Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Fri May 21, 2010 8:52 pm quote
Run away! Run away!

(More to come tomorrow)

runaway.jpg

Sir Frets-A-Lot
Vespa GT250ie/L, Honda Ruckus 50, Honda NT700V, Honda CB125
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Sat May 22, 2010 6:28 am quote
dude that shit scared me, so I'm runnin'.
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Sat May 22, 2010 7:45 am quote
San Francisco
All big rides start with a good breakfast



Petty Tyrant
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Sat May 22, 2010 10:10 pm quote
San Francisco
More breakfast shots.







Petty Tyrant
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Sat May 22, 2010 10:35 pm quote
Riding!












Petty Tyrant
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Sun May 23, 2010 5:15 am quote
And more riding












Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Sun May 23, 2010 5:25 am quote
Action Shots

Maybe now would be a good time to explain that on this particular ride, we are going from San Francisco to Atascadero and back via the most indirect possible route. We did something well over 300 miles on Saturday, going through Hollister, Coalinga, and points between.

Today (Sunday) we're going to be riding through Fort Hunter Liggett and over to the coast.

Now, more action shots, courtesy of Oz:

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Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Sun May 23, 2010 5:30 am quote
More photos from the road












Petty Tyrant
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Sun May 23, 2010 5:35 am quote
Some shots off the bikes:











Petty Tyrant
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Sun May 23, 2010 6:00 am quote
Lean!












Molto Verboso
Vespa GTS 300 Super
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Sun May 23, 2010 3:03 pm quote
Cool, betcha had lots of fun in that group ride !!!
Sir Frets-A-Lot
Vespa GT250ie/L, Honda Ruckus 50, Honda NT700V, Honda CB125
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Sun May 23, 2010 3:35 pm quote
Haaaa
Clearly some confusion..? Franky, V and I are soldiering on without
you all
Veni, Vidi, Posti
empty barn syndrome
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Location: Puyallup, WA
Sun May 23, 2010 3:35 pm quote
I've ridden through Coalinga, Hollister, etc, and it's great riding up there! Drove through Hunter-Liggett and kept thinking "I'd love to ride here!"

Looks like you guys had a great weekend, good pics too. Thanks!
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Sun May 23, 2010 6:44 pm quote
That looks like it was a lot of fun!

Thanks for sharing your adventures here
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Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun May 23, 2010 9:37 pm quote
There is a whole set of this shit, BUT. This is one of my favorites, because, well, look right under the engine: you can see sparks, man.

sparks.

That's how we roll.

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun May 23, 2010 9:39 pm quote
Some familiar faces

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun May 23, 2010 9:46 pm quote
This might be a problem.

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun May 23, 2010 9:52 pm quote
the corner, solo:

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun May 23, 2010 9:54 pm quote
the album cover

Hooked
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Sun May 23, 2010 10:28 pm quote
I didn't take as many as Oz (nobody did actually), but here are a select few.























Hooked
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Sun May 23, 2010 10:34 pm quote
I think I need to update my avatar.
TheO.Z. wrote:
There is a whole set of this shit, BUT. This is one of my favorites, because, well, look right under the engine: you can see sparks, man.

sparks.

That's how we roll.

Addicted
'08 GTS 250i.e., 1/2 '58 Allstate (RIP), '09 Ducati M1100S (rolly polly'd), '10 Ducati Streetfighter
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Sun May 23, 2010 11:00 pm quote
StyleC wrote:
I think I need to update my avatar.
TheO.Z. wrote:
There is a whole set of this shit, BUT. This is one of my favorites, because, well, look right under the engine: you can see sparks, man.

sparks.

That's how we roll.

Dood, get your ass off your seat! Damn, looks like a fun ride!
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Mon May 24, 2010 6:13 am quote
StyleC wrote:
I didn't take as many as Oz (nobody did actually)
Understatement of the decade.
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Mon May 24, 2010 6:20 am quote
This time with location info























Petty Tyrant
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Mon May 24, 2010 6:50 am quote
More Location Data
I actually went to the trouble of bringing a camera that automatically geotags each photo via a built-in GPS receiver. Unfortunately, it looks like the iPad strips that information out when it emails photos. Thus, all the photos I emailed from the road are lacking location data, save for the one single shot I took with my iPhone.

So here are a random assortment of photos that should round out the location data Patrick just supplied.








































Petty Tyrant
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Mon May 24, 2010 7:04 am quote
About that screw...

As we were parking in Monterey, Rich noticed a screw poking out of my tire. Indeed, I got screwed. On closer inspection, though, the tire was still holding air quite well, and the screw appeared to have been there for quite some time: it was extremely worn down, and the head of the screw was gone entirely. It looked a lot like the screw was going through the rubber and not the cords of the tire, so I opted not to mess with it. It clearly wasn't going to be plugg-able anyway.

So I opted to ride it out. It was a calculated risk, of course -- I knew full well that it could dislodge at any moment and start leaking air, but I was banking on it being a gentle deflation as opposed to a sudden blowout.

It got me home, though. All the way. It's still holding air as I type this, though I'm not going to push my luck any farther on it.

screw.jpg

The Host with the Toast
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Mon May 24, 2010 7:10 am quote
Nice ride,
Molto Verboso
'06 GTS (Grendel), '13 Honda NC700X (Ginger)
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Location: Alameda, CA
Mon May 24, 2010 8:20 am quote
Screwed:
Did you notice that you can see where the head of the screw used to be, that horizontal indentation across the tread? Am I right?

Glad that got home without further trouble, as I am that I managed the same.

W00t!

-Frankie
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Mon May 24, 2010 8:27 am quote
Bonkers wrote:
Did you notice that you can see where the head of the screw used to be, that horizontal indentation across the tread? Am I right?
Yep, was just noticing that in the closeup photo. I hadn't noticed that when we were examining it in person.

Great ride. Thanks all for coming.
Hooked
between scooters
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Location: Boston
Mon May 24, 2010 9:42 am quote
sfarchie wrote:
StyleC wrote:
I think I need to update my avatar.
TheO.Z. wrote:
There is a whole set of this shit, BUT. This is one of my favorites, because, well, look right under the engine: you can see sparks, man.

sparks.

That's how we roll.

Dood, get your ass off your seat! Damn, looks like a fun ride!
Well, I was going for maximum lean, and the sparks , for the camera; had I been off the seat I would not have been leaning as far
Sir Frets-A-Lot
Vespa GT250ie/L, Honda Ruckus 50, Honda NT700V, Honda CB125
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Location: Bee eff eee.
Mon May 24, 2010 10:06 am quote
jess wrote:
StyleC wrote:
I didn't take as many as Oz (nobody did actually)
Understatement of the decade.
wah.
Hooked
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Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Mon May 24, 2010 1:45 pm quote
Looks like it was a great ride. Love the remote roads in your pics, both inland and on the coast. If you've got a route map that you used it would be cool to see your travel details.

Yup, I wouldn't mind emulating this ride, looks like fun!

Jess- Glad that screw didn't slow you down.
Hooked
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Wed May 26, 2010 10:19 am quote
kdemas wrote:
If you've got a route map that you used it would be cool to see your travel details.
Yep... you can find it right here.
Hooked
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Wed May 26, 2010 11:56 am quote
StyleC wrote:
kdemas wrote:
If you've got a route map that you used it would be cool to see your travel details.
Yep... you can find it right here.
Outstanding, thanks!

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