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Offline ajeli

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Another Liter of Water
« on: February 06, 2015, 05:12:37 PM »
Well I've decided to restart my continuing RR thread "One liter of Water".
If you remember, cool. If not, it was just small reports and pictures from local spots around my home.
I don't think it'll be a weekly thing this time but often enough I guess. I hope you enjoy.

Vasquez Rocks!



Roughly 15 miles from my home you'll find a very famous rock formation.
I borrowed this from the website:
   "Vasquez Rocks, located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs, features 932 acres of spectacular rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream. The rocks’ history began in prehistoric times when the sandstone rocks were uplifted at a picturesque angle, showing their jagged red features. In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of California’s most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. His name has since been associated with this geologic feature. The park is a popular hiking, picnicking, and equestrian area and has been used in many hit movies, television shows and commercials"



It's a half mile dirt road into the park. Free by the way!





The short walk to the top.


There's a KLR down there I swear.


Natural pot-holes in the rock.


View from the top.






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Offline MacGyver

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 07:35:19 PM »
Nice pics. Thanks for starting this again.  :thumb:

Offline xrjak

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 07:52:46 PM »
+1. Glad to see your still ride'n for fun Alan.

Offline trialsguy

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 09:02:19 AM »
Thanks!   :thumb:

You're helping a bunch of folks make it through the winter!

Offline rarepartbuilder

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 08:51:33 PM »
what trialsguy said... +1 ..food for the soul

In the last picture can you ride that terrain or would it be too rough?

Offline ajeli

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2015, 10:22:33 PM »
Unfortunately what you see in that picture is hiking and horse only.
The park is surrounded on 3 sides by a uppity neighborhood full of dual-sport/dirt-bike haters.
I was just reading an article that the Sherriff's department is increasing their desert patrol in the area and dishing out a ton of tickets.
Not everyone is of the "tread lightly" state of mind and they are RUINING it for the rest of us!  :soap:
That's a whole other heated subject out here right now though.

There is a place I go about 10 miles from there  that has similar terrain and is really fun.
I'll do that place next. Gotta charge up the gopro for that one.  :naughty:

Glad you guys are enjoying it.

Alan
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Offline oldstove

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 10:17:46 AM »
Thanks for continuing Alan...great pics and story. Love following along.
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 09:48:42 PM »
Thanks for for making this long , long, winter bearable.  Keep posting, we have another month and a half of cold weather here. :mol: :beer:

Ride safe. Change the gas often.

Offline billygoatgruff

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 05:54:50 AM »
Looks really good! Crackin photos!

Offline ajeli

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 08:47:53 PM »
Thanks.  :beer:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2015, 06:48:02 PM »
Well I think I'll do some kind of writing today.
I didn't go riding last week but we did take the young'ns to the Grand Canyon.

Really I was blown away. I think people overuse the word "awesome" I've only used it to describe northern Ak and the tundra.
But the Grand Canyon is awesome. I had never been there before and was excited to take the kids.
We all had a good time and talked about it for quite a while on the way home.
It's about 7 hours from my house.


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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2015, 08:08:00 PM »
Thanks!  It's great to hear of other members' doings, even if you didn't get there on a KLR.  Community.  Yup, the GC is awesome, and in the real sense of the word.

Figuring talking about such things is ok..... my second time at the GC was on a road trip on a 125 Honda, got there in the middle of the night, saw it by the moon.... incredible, maybe even more so because I saw just the bare bones of it, no details.

First time (and I know this must sound like BS) I was on a Forest Circus fire crew getting flown from Idaho to AZ, my first fire ever.  Left Couer d'Alene in the middle of the night, come daybreak I woke up (window seat, I'm a flying freak and fought for it) on the east side of the plane.... and there was the Grand Canyon. So beautiful, incredible, and cosmic.  Smacked me upside the head.

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2015, 09:06:58 PM »
Those are good stories Trialsguy. Moonlight would be amazing I think.
I forgot to mention that it was free for President's Weekend  :banana:

So here is another update.
I didn't go anywhere but I hit 50,000 miles on the KLR today!
I made a video to commemorate the occasion. I didn't work very hard on it.
I have a ridiculous amount of pictures and video of my bike.
Enjoy.
feature=youtu.be
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Offline Dave S

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2015, 11:34:52 AM »
Wowzerr ..nice cinematography ... and a lot of memories conjured up for me of many of the places you've been...thanx for sharing..
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2015, 12:17:13 PM »
Cool video, thanks!  Yup, here's to another 50!    :beer:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2015, 05:53:04 PM »
Excellent video Alan, thanks.  :thumb:
Congrats on the 50k, you and the KLR have been some really cool places.  :beer:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2015, 10:47:18 PM »
Thanks guys  :ricky:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2015, 10:26:53 PM »
Very nice Alan. Congrats!  :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2015, 10:51:02 AM »
Enjoyed the video good stuff.
Your a lucky guy on all fronts Alan  ... Here's to the next 50k  :beer:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 05:44:50 PM »
Good stuff Alan! Yes, awesome is over used...then, when you do see something that rates an awesome its kinda lost it's punch! So.....who remembers the episode of Bonanza where Little Joe climbs the incline at Vasquez Rocks then tumbles to the bottom? He and his hat depart company about halfway down but when he stands up. Yep....hat is back on! One of my favorites! Now....back to Alan's awesome adventure!!
Zat choo, Buckwheat...?

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2015, 06:01:57 AM »
Not to thread jack... but.. Spanky there was a show that used to run here called the trailer park boys in which one guy {Jillian}was in all scenes with a glass of rum and coke. In one episode they flip over an old 70 vintage ford meteor .. Jillian gets out of the vehicle with drink still in tact to survey the situation .

lol same odds as that cowboy hat..  :11doh:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2015, 05:58:56 PM »
That show is on Netflix. Funny stuff.

Ok, here's the plan:
Rebuild the carb on the dust collecting DRZ next Thursday morning and make sure it runs okay.
Fill my backpack with food, water and tools.
Scout a new (for me) OHV area on Friday ( Got a free OHV map today! )
Get you guys the sneak-peak Friday night or Saturday.
Get a buddy or two to agree to follow me out to the middle of nowhere for a possible overnight dual-sport trip in a couple weeks.
I don't know how technical the area is, so I don't know how long it will take. Could only be a days worth of riding.
(I have a bad reputation for leading people into over their (our) head situations that require more work than necessary,  :muhaha: )
Have a good time and report back here.

Any takers?  :deal:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2015, 09:57:00 PM »
Can I come?  Huh?  Huh?
(Bob In NM....)

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2015, 08:21:14 AM »

Any takers? 


I'm your Huckleberry, Alan.  Not sure which weekend your talking about but I will be home (the one in Phelan). 12-15 March. If you think a rusty rider can Keep up. Jeff

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2015, 11:26:01 PM »
Absolutely Bob.
And Jeff it'd be good to ride with you again.
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