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Palomar Mountain ride Sept 8th

First of all, thank you xrmikey for all the help, guidance, and coming to ride; and sugs for coming out to breakfast. Wish you were able to ride with us. The weather was great. It started at nice and cool this morning. Heated up a little bit around lunch time, but not too bad. The roads to the mountain were a nice warm up.

The first run up was nice and slow (it was slower for me first time up here). Just had a blast checking out the road condition and getting a feel for it. We made the loop (up S Grade Rd, down E Grade Rd, and back on 76) once. Then made another run up S Grade Rd. Which is where I hiccuped. How does that saying go...a good landing is one you can walk away from, and a great landing is one in which you can use the plane again? Mine was extremely close to great, if not, right on it only to the left a little. I low sided to the left, gently somehow.

All the damage is aesthetic. Finished that run up, we stopped to take a breather and get some water. Which is were I was finally able to take a few pics.

Which is where we layed eyes upon a bike worth drooling over (well another one besides a 919). That is xrmikey (on the left) talking with the Duc owner (on the right).

After the break, we made a final run down, and then left for home. All in all it was a great day, a great ride, and a great experience.

Can't wait to go again. Hopefully with a few more 9ers from the hive , and other SoCal riders.
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Here is a pic of the main portion on the route.


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post #3 of 25 Old 09-08-2007, 04:47 PM
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I told you not to try and keep up with Mikey .....but glad it was only minor and you were able to finish the day!

Anyway, it was good to meet you Brian and have some breakfast together. Sweet 919 too. Making me lean towards getting a gloss black '05 maybe, hmmm......

Good to see you again Mikey and shoot the breeze while we waited for Brian. Missed riding with you and watching you disappear in about 3 turns.

Hopefully I'll have a new bike next time a ride comes together!

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I really didn't try to keep up with him at all. He did a great job mentoring.

It was great to meet you too. Thank you. Yeah. The gloss black looks pertty, don't she?

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Brian... Great pics! Thats one hell of a good camera phone!
Hey... sugs. He did great! Kept it slow & careful.
The one little oops was he bumped the speed a little bit & due to his foot position on the peg. The peg bound his foot up & became a pivot point to lift the rear tire as he asked for a little more lean angle to clean the turn.
He had it nicely but the tire swept out, & like an experienced professional, he sat it down nice & soft & parked it.
I'll tell you one thing...that guy gets some serious lean time! Sparks all the way to the top!
He uses the whole tire & some hard parts too!
We'll have to change that with some better body position.
All in all, One heck of a fun time! I love that road!

Here's some pic's you should know a little too intimatly...

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Well now, if he's burning up hard parts like that I guess you're going to have to talk him into some Sato rearsets.

Oh yes, the site of my niner's demise...
And the first road I'm going to when I get a new bike!
Gotta get back on that horse!

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Brian... Great pics! Thats one hell of a good camera phone!
Hey... sugs. He did great! Kept it slow & careful.
The one little oops was he bumped the speed a little bit & due to his foot position on the peg. The peg bound his foot up & became a pivot point to lift the rear tire as he asked for a little more lean angle to clean the turn.
He had it nicely but the tire swept out, & like an experienced professional, he sat it down nice & soft & parked it.
I'll tell you one thing...that guy gets some serious lean time! Sparks all the way to the top!
He uses the whole tire & some hard parts too!
We'll have to change that with some better body position.
All in all, One heck of a fun time! I love that road!
I was surprised when I first got it. They fit a 2mp camera in that thing, and it has an auto focus. Not too bad.

You aren't supposed to let me know all that. Remember, I am supposed to be young and impressionable. Thank you again though. I learned a lot and know what I need to work on.

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Well now, if he's burning up hard parts like that I guess you're going to have to talk him into some Sato rearsets.
Don't need talking into here. I am already sold. Just gotta save the dollars.

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Sorry I missed the SoCal get together. Sounds like a good time! I was knee deep in work... My three day weekend (normally have every other Friday off) was totally shot. But it sounds like you all had a good day of it. Glad all made the trip successfully with only minor issues...

I will work on catching the next one!

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Hey Mikey, I found those pics!

I asked that guy Noah, and he gave me the website. Thank God he got the good side.

The website is www.rickclemson.com Definitely gonna buy a copy.

Here you are making it look easy.


You can see my game face.



You remember that pretty woman on the yellow Suzuki? She wiped worse than I did.



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Sorry I missed the SoCal get together. Sounds like a good time! I was knee deep in work... My three day weekend (normally have every other Friday off) was totally shot. But it sounds like you all had a good day of it. Glad all made the trip successfully with only minor issues...

I will work on catching the next one!

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Hope you get to make it. That road is a blast. We can still kidnapp you from work if need be.

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Man... she looked better at the store.
Glad she is OK.

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Man... she looked better at the store.
Glad she is OK.
Aye, that she did. Very glad she is okay and the bike didn't go off the edge.

Also, you sit up by your gas tank don't you? At least it looks that way to me.

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Aye, that she did. Very glad she is okay and the bike didn't go off the edge.

Also, you sit up by your gas tank don't you? At least it looks that way to me.
When I'm cruising around like the pic I do.
When I'm more on it, I set my butt back & lean my body more forward & into the turn. I am still a bit cramped by the bikes upright riding position due to my size.

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Man... she looked better at the store.
Glad she is OK.
Well now, that is just so frickin' typical.
Poor girl wrecks her bike and all you guys can do is critique her hair style, or whatever it is you're judging her by.

Did she pass you when you were down, darkace?
She was probably thinking, darn, that guy was kind of cute in the store.
Eww, look at him now.

At least she got plenty of assistance.

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Well now, that is just so frickin' typical.
Poor girl wrecks her bike and all you guys can do is critique her hair style, or whatever it is you're judging her by.

Did she pass you when you were down, darkace?
She was probably thinking, darn, that guy was kind of cute in the store.
Eww, look at him now.

At least she got plenty of assistance.
Ouch. What did I do? I don't think she did. We didn't see her until we went to the store after I went down. She probably did and thought "fookin newb," saw us at the store and thought "fookin cute newb," and happened to go down right by the photographer hoping the cute newb would come back next weekend approach her and talk about it. Unfortunately for her, newb's SO is coming to town to visit. and

Taking another look at the pics, I don't think they do her justice. She actually looked very pretty in person.

I think that was all the guys she was riding with. I remember there being a few of them when they pulled up to the store.

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Ouch. What did I do?
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Just messing with ya. It's been rather quiet around here and Mikey is an easy target.

Sounds like you guys had a great ride. Thanks for posting the pics.

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I know. It is all in good fun. We had a lot of fun. Can't wait to go again.

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All I saw were Boobs in leathers!

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A buddy of mine I worked with for a while grew up there. He learned to ride on that route so no wonder he was so stinkin fast on the track also.
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All I saw were Boobs in leathers!

That would be you and darkace, I take it. 2 boobs in leathers....

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At first I thought it was you. I saw the pic & said "Kristen was there!"
Oh...no,wait. her bike is upright! Maybe she just went to the Kristen's riding school?

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That would be you and darkace, I take it. 2 boobs in leathers....
Nope that wouldn't be us. Boobs stay side by side, not one after the other. And I am 99.919% sure they ride on the same bike at the same time. So by my deductions we were not the boobs in leather.

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At first I thought it was you. I saw the pic & said "Kristen was there!"
Oh...no,wait. her bike is upright! Maybe she just went to the Kristen's riding school?

Now, that is just plain mean. Apologize.

Besides, there is a waiting list for my classes....

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Now, that is just plain mean. Apologize.

Besides, there is a waiting list for my classes....
Would that be the list of people waiting for you to go to one?

Ha! ha! just kidding... I couldn't resist.

I'm sorry for the other comment. I should be nicer to someone so.... sweet!

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