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The ride From Socal to Torrey...


Groanup

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My plan is to leave on Thursday Sept. 23, stop in Mesquite NV for the night and arrive in Torrey on Friday the 24th. I know there are others with a similar plan, and if so (and you've a mind to), you are invited to join me.

 

The ride to Mesquite (for me) will begin with breakfast at The Grizzly Cafe in Wrightwood. (1455 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397) The place opens at 8am. I intend to be there around 8:30. If you'd like to join me for breakfast, either meet me at the Clear Creek turn-out (stands up at 7:30 sharp!) on Angeles Crest Hwy (it should be open by then), or just show up at the Grizzly around 8:30 am. I won't be doing my usual "lolly-gagging". It'll be "eat n go".

I'll head to Mesquite after breakfast with a stop in Baker for fuel. 

 

Whether you join me or not, it'll probably be hot, so Have water with you. A hydration pack makes it easy to drink while riding. If you have a cooling vest, I suggest bringing it along.

 

I'll be staying the night at The Virgin River Casino. If you'd like to, but don't have reservations there, you can make them online or just get a room that day. If you make reservations online, I suggest going through a third party site like Hotels.com etc. If you do it through the casino's website, you will be charged a $20/night "service fee"... DAMHIK.

Hotel.com

 

I just checked (9/13/21), and the casino says no rooms available, but Hotels.com has them at $25/night. The last time I waited till I got there it was $47 because of the "service fee". Act accordingly.

 

I hope to see you somewhere along the way!

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Rob Nowell

I think I'll just look for you on the Interstate.  From Palmdale, going to Wrightwood would be backtracking an hour (x2).  I'll be on a blue 2016 RT, wearing a yellow jacket.  Be safe.

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On 9/13/2021 at 8:22 AM, Groanup said:

My plan is to leave on Thursday Sept. 23, stop in Mesquite NV for the night and arrive in Torrey on Friday the 24th. I know there are others with a similar plan, and if so (and you've a mind to), you are invited to join me.

 

The ride to Mesquite (for me) will begin with breakfast at The Grizzly Cafe in Wrightwood. (1455 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397) The place opens at 8am. I intend to be there around 8:30. If you'd like to join me for breakfast, either meet me at the Clear Creek turn-out (stands up at 7:30 sharp!) on Angeles Crest Hwy (it should be open by then), or just show up at the Grizzly around 8:30 am. I won't be doing my usual "lolly-gagging". It'll be "eat n go".

I'll head to Mesquite after breakfast with a stop in Baker for fuel. 

 

Whether you join me or not, it'll probably be hot, so Have water with you. A hydration pack makes it easy to drink while riding. If you have a cooling vest, I suggest bringing it along.

 

I'll be staying the night at The Virgin River Casino. If you'd like to, but don't have reservations there, you can make them online or just get a room that day. If you make reservations online, I suggest going through a third party site like Hotels.com etc. If you do it through the casino's website, you will be charged a $20/night "service fee"... DAMHIK.

Hotel.com

 

I just checked (9/13/21), and the casino says no rooms available, but Hotels.com has them at $25/night. The last time I waited till I got there it was $47 because of the "service fee". Act accordingly.

 

I hope to see you somewhere along the way!

someone told me there's work on CA Hwy 2

 

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2 hours ago, Rob Nowell said:

someone told me there's work on CA Hwy 2

 


 Coming from the desert side, we’ll run out thru Littlerock and up thru Valyermo/ Big Pines Hwy……..see you guys there

 

Don J

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3 hours ago, Rob Nowell said:

someone told me there's work on CA Hwy 2

 

 

From what I've read, the closure is due to the general forest closures for fire prevention. As of right now, Hwy 2 is scheduled to reopen on Sept.15. 

 

MORE INFO HERE

 

But as MrDuck said, there is always Big Pines.

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Wouldn't surprise me either. Seems to happen every time I want to take that route on my way somewhere else...

Regardless, I'll be at the Grizzly Cafe about 8:30 next Thursday morning.

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3 hours ago, longjohn said:

I’m not too fond of leaving the house at zero dark thirty, but sometimes I wake up early and can’t get back to sleep. We’ll see. 

...especially when there's HEAT involved!

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