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    Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Following up from this thread

    http://pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21779

    I am calling a discovery ride. Not really an adventure trip, but there might be some dirt tracks involved, so I am putting it in this section.

    Meeting at the Tres Pinos gas station.
    Meeting at the Safeway gas station in Hollister at Tres Pinos rd and Airline Hwy intersection.

    591 Tres Pinos Rd
    Hollister, CA 95023
    (831) 638-3240

    Stand up at 8 AM. I will call them on Monday to know if they are open. I could not find the phone number for the 3 pinos gas station anywhere.

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    Attending:
    - Dave (Black2kmax)
    - Phil (Strega 51)
    - Tom (motorrad)
    - Eric (Eryx)

    Out:
    - Don (Don Hopkirk)
    Last edited by Eryx; 04-09-2009 at 01:05 PM. Reason: Meeting point changed

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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    That looks like fun. Damned Northerners.
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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    All right. Last call people. I just mounted a new rear TKC. 1h30 total, and hardly any swearing. Not bad for only the second time. Maybe I will change the front tire tomorrow.

    I found that thread on ADV very helpful although I broke the bead with a 2x2 piece of wood.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717

    Tom, Phil, still OK for a departure at 8AM from the gas station or is that too early?
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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Eryx View Post
    Following up from this thread

    http://pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21779

    I am calling a discovery ride. Not really an adventure trip, but there might be some dirt tracks involved, so I am putting it in this section.

    Meeting at the Tres Pinos gas station. Stand up at 8 AM. I will call them on Monday to know if they are open.

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    Attending:
    - Eric (Eryx)
    - Tom (motorrad)


    - Phil (Strega 51)

    Out:
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    Your route is very similar to a ride I'm doing this weekend. Our ride starts Friday in San Jose. The only difference, we're going further south. Maybe we'll see each other on the road.
    "If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm". Norman Vincent Peale

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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Your route is very similar to a ride I'm doing this weekend. Our ride starts Friday in San Jose. The only difference, we're going further south. Maybe we'll see each other on the road.
    Spring fling? Looks like a very nice ride. Have fun Jim.
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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Eryx View Post
    Tom, Phil, still OK for a departure at 8AM from the gas station or is that too early?
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    8am at the Safeway gas station in Hollister works for me. I'll need to swing into Coalinga once we reach Hwy 198 to fill up the tank prior to Parkfield. We should be fine from there with gas stops at Paso Robles and King City.

    Looking forward to the ride.
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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Yep. I do not have a much different range than you. I will carry an extra 2.5 gallons just in case any of us cannot make it to Coalinga. I estimate about 100 miles from Hollister to Coalinga. That should be all right, even for the fat pumpkin
    Can't wait for Saturday morning.

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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Spent some time flight checking my bike tonight and getting my gear ready for Saturday. It's been a while since I've been on a long day ride. Getting pretty psyched as we'll see some nice back country for sure on Eryk's Steinbeck loop.

    Here's my morning route over to the meet location in Hollister (click on map for details). It's going to be an early rise on Saturday morning to make it there by 8am. I like the motivation.

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    Eric, my friend Dave from work is planning to join the ride on his KLR.
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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Have fun, doods- wish I could go.

    Take lotsa pix!
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    Re: Steinbeck Loop - Hollister - Paso Robles - April 11, 2009

    Checking in. Dave disappeared from my side view mirrors somewhere on Laureles Rd.

    Total for the day: 12h40min for 445 miles (716 kilometres).

    Thank you to Dave, Phil and Tom for making this ride a reality. I think the best road of the day was Parkfield-Coalinga Rd. Feel free to start a road report, I think it is going to take me a while to sort through the pictures.

    A very good day, I think despite all the gates. At least now we know.
    ~oSÚ
    Eric
    PS: Did anybody see the Hernandez Reservoir? I have no memory of it!

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