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5 county ride in late Jan.

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We felt the need.  The need for speed, (I tried to keep up) so we met in the AM at Starbucks.

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We headed up Lake Hughes Rd.

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We then turned left on Pine Canyon which has newer asphalt until Three Points.

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Looking down into the western Antelope Valley on Three Points.  Tehachapi Mts., and wind farm in the distance.

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We stopped at Three Points and 138 to decide whether to head up to Kernville or Frazier Park/Ojai/Santa Paula, and we chose the later, partly to do in reverse a ride we had all done many times before.

Oh, and we got to ride on the western most part of Pine Canyon.  :)

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Watch out for the organic debris in that corner!

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We crossed the 5 and headed up to Pine Mt. Club where we encountered some wet roads, with red sand added to enhance our fun.  Oy.

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After Pine Mt. Club we hit Hudson Ranch Rd., a standout SoCal MC road.

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Hudson Ranch Rd lets you look down into the SW San Joaquin Valley, if there aren't low clouds in the way.

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Annnnd a bit clearer pic of the clouds down in the valley, with the Sierras in the distance.

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We stopped at Klipstein Rd to regroup, relieve, and decide where to eat.  Tina's is a favorite, but we decided to try a new one:  The Place in Cuyama, SB Co., between the fire station and 33/166 intersection.  It turned out to be a good choice.  Good food and service!  That being said I did feel a bit guilty about bypassing Tina's.  We headed to Ojai on 33.G0150930web.thumb.jpg.ea513e093cd41dad51aa0d4316ee6546.jpg

 

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We slogged thru Ojai's traffic then took 150 down to Santa Paula where we caught South Mountain Rd which parallels 126, and then 23 and Grimes Canyon.

Here you can see the Santa Clara River Valley which is a big agricultural area.

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And Grimes Canyon.

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Then we hoped on the 118 just in time for the afternoon traffic.  All in all it was a great day for winter motorcycle ride.  Temps ranged from 50º-70º.  Carl, Don and I reached out to others in the area to join us, but I guess even the Starbucks proximity and their FooFoo coffee couldn't bring them out.  :rofl:  Next time fellers!

 

Oh, I named this the 5 County Ride because we rode through LA, Ventura, SB, SLO and Kern countries.  Carl might have gone through 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rougarou

You got a couple of pictures there dont cha:18:

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LBump

Thanks for the ride along Long John, and your post production efforts!  

Maybe the next time I'll be able to join ya...  :thumbsup:

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longjohn
15 minutes ago, LBump said:

Thanks for the ride along Long John, and your post production efforts!  

Maybe the next time I'll be able to join ya...  :thumbsup:

see ya in Ramona 

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Francois_Dumas

Great pics, wide open spaces, thanks for posting :)

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Groanup

Nice pics John! That was a good day!

(today's ride was mighty fine as well!)

Just one thing... "The Place" is actually in Venticopa, in case anyone is looking for it.

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longjohn
1 hour ago, Groanup said:

Nice pics John! That was a good day!

(today's ride was mighty fine as well!)

Just one thing... "The Place" is actually in Venticopa, in case anyone is looking for it.

Thanks. Yeah today was outstanding. Pics may be coming.

 

I think you and Carl were going easy on me today:  I was almost able to keep up with you two on AFH. :)
 

 

Oh, ummm, I think it’s Ventucopa. 
 

:rofl:

 

 

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Groanup
12 hours ago, longjohn said:

Thanks. Yeah today was outstanding. Pics may be coming.

 

I think you and Carl were going easy on me today:  I was almost able to keep up with you two on AFH. :)
 

 

Oh, ummm, I think it’s Ventucopa. 
 

:rofl:

 

 

Well that's a strange way to spell it... :dopeslap:

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Bill_Walker
3 hours ago, Groanup said:

Well that's a strange way to spell it... :dopeslap:

Could be because it's between VENTUra and MariCOPA.

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MikeRC

Thanks for the ride!

 

On my way to Morro Bay in November I stumbled on Hudson Ranch Road and got a chuckle from the snow warning signs (remember, I'm from Canada). 

 

Maybe I'll go back next month when the days are an hour or so longer.

 

Mike C

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