December 11, 2019, 01:51:12 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: 600 mile trip to San Diego  (Read 1763 times)
robster
Guest
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:49:34 PM »

just sharing guys!
MOV03589
Logged
Diversion
Global Moderator
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 17
Offline Offline

Location: Southern Ontario
Bikes Owned: 2003 Yellow Honda Reflex
Posts: 2362

Thank You
-Given: 0
-Receive: 155


Growing Older - But not Up


« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 04:33:28 PM »

Robster -- thanx for sharing.  Now all you have to get is a mount for the camera and a scoot for the good woman.
Logged

------------------------------
Scoots don't give a shift!!!!
msgtphil
Five of Five
Administrator
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 26
Offline Offline

Location: South K-Town, TN
Bikes Owned: Current - Kwang Yang X-500, GL1100/Vetter sidecar
Posts: 3505

Thank You
-Given: 188
-Receive: 219


generic


Email
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 04:39:54 PM »

Nice! Thanks for sharing.
Logged

If you stand for anything, you have fallen for something.
billg
Administrator
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 20
Offline Offline

Location: Summerfield, FL
Bikes Owned: 2005 Burgman 400; 2003 VTX 1300
Posts: 4978

Thank You
-Given: 161
-Receive: 203



Email
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 04:44:46 PM »

Thanks for taking us along!
Logged
davew
Administrator
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 16
Offline Offline

Location: R.R. 2, Perth Road Village, ON
Bikes Owned: 1967 Yamaha 305, 2007 Piaggio X9 500, 2007 Ninja 500R, 2003 SV650
Posts: 4025

Thank You
-Given: 121
-Receive: 118


2003 SV 650


« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 06:03:35 PM »

looked very dry
thanks for sharing
Logged

It's amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets credit.
Dan
Administrator
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 24
Offline Offline

Location: Boston
Posts: 7518

Thank You
-Given: 224
-Receive: 364


Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'


« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 06:55:19 PM »

Wow!  You made it to San Diego from Yuma in a minute and 17 seconds.  :D

Very nice video.  How was the ride, was it mostly flat?  I know in San Diego it is very hilly.
Logged

Practicing Normite.
Didiki
Guest
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 08:34:40 PM »

That looks like the Imperial Sand Dunes on Hwy 8. That's a dry dry place.

Lots of Hollywood sand operas made in that area.

Thanx for sharing.
Logged
robster
Guest
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 09:37:19 PM »

it was mostly flat until we reach the foot of julian,from there it became very hilly and zig zag nice scenery tho.
didi,yeah it's part of the I-8 sun dunes,but this road is on the other side parallel to I-8
hmmmm, i think youve been in these places huh?lol
we did the trip last july, it was 114F on our way back home....hmmm pretty dry
Logged
redeye
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 28
Offline Offline

Location: Fannin County, Georgia
Posts: 2253

Thank You
-Given: 138
-Receive: 192



Email
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 03:19:07 PM »

Thanks very much for the uploading the video. It brought back a lot of memories as a young Marine, crossing the desert en route to California and a new assignment back in 1983. The cup in the video reminded me that I haven't been to a "Jack in the Box" in 25 years. I hope the two of you had a great time during your ride!
Logged

Years of bad habits often masquerade as 'experience'
Didiki
Guest
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010, 08:00:04 PM »

Quote
Posted by: robster
 
didi,yeah it's part of the I-8 sun dunes,but this road is on the other side parallel to I-8
hmmmm, i think youve been in these places huh?lol

Yep.  Know the area well.  Used to spend the winter months up in Palm Desert and head out on local roads in the area.

On one trip I took Hwy 8 then branched off on local road S34 to Hwy 78 and back through the Osborne Scenic Overlook in the Imperial Sand Dunes.  Talk about the Sahara Desert.  Now that's sand dunes. I liked it because it was so different from Vancouver Island.

Many old Hollywood desert films such as Beau Geste, The Lost Patrol. Westerns and Sand and Sword epics were filmed at Osborne Scenic Overlook.

One thing that did impress me was on S34, which is real desert, is the cache of fresh water found every so often.  It appears that either local government or concerned citizens were putting out fresh water caches in plastic gallon jugs with a pole and coloured flag on them.  This was for the illegals coming across the border from Mexico to have fresh water on their journeys.  I spoke with local people and this was a really touchy subject with some of them.

That is one hell of a place to be caught out with no fresh water.

________
Dick
Logged
robster
Guest
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 08:40:42 PM »

yeah, we stop by Osborne too... awsome scenery
Logged
gurock1
Doctor of Scooterology
*****

Karma: 15
Offline Offline

Location: Chicago
Bikes Owned: 2004 Silverwing 2009 Burgman 650 gone but not forgotten, 2007 Piaggio BV250 (Sold) 2006 FJR gone to bike heaven, 2006 FJR sold, 2008 FJR in heaven with the first 06 FJR, 2006 Burgman 650 Executive, BMW C 650 GT
Posts: 1645

Thank You
-Given: 16
-Receive: 95



Email
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 06:15:58 AM »

Route 79 from Temecula to Jillian is magnificent. I've only done it in a car. In San Diego I only had the BV 250 and I was afraid that ride would kill the bike.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page December 09, 2019, 09:43:01 AM