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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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Cool, betcha had lots of fun in that group ride !!!
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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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8) That looks like it was a lot of fun!

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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.

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I didn't take as many as Oz (nobody did actually), but here are a select few.

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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.

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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.

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Dood, get your ass off your seat! Damn, looks like a fun ride!
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I didn't take as many as Oz (nobody did actually)
Understatement of the decade.
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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.

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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.
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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!

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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If you've got a route map that you used it would be cool to see your travel details.
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Outstanding, thanks!
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