|04-30-2006, 03:11 PM||#1|
Santa Maria, Ca
Join Date: Mar 2006
4 counties, great day! Central California Ride!
It was damp and chilly when I started out early this morning from Santa Maria, Ca. I headed out Hwy 166 in the fog: (San Luis Obispo County)
30 miles East I broke out of the wetness. I decided to take a short run up Sierra Madre Road and have a look. (Santa Barbara County)
The road was dry and green, but hasn't been graded yet and there are some toe-grabbin ruts that run across the road in numerous places. This section was great:
and there were some nice wildflowers still around to boot:
I stopped at a fav. spot to get an overlook of the Cuyama Valley, where I was headed. Still kinda misty at 8:30 am out there:
I went south on Hwy 33 from 166 and headed up Lockwood Valley Road, where I checked out the Reyes Creek crossing, just a couple of miles East of 33. It looks funky, but is in reality only a few inches deep: (Ventura County)
I spoke briefly to this fellow who was having 2nd thoughts, but I rode through it on the GS and he had no trouble on his Beemer either:
On out Lockwood Valley Road for some great mountainous terrain:
More excellent scenery off Lockwood Valley Road:
...and more local color:
Most of this area is at 5,000 ft or so, BTW. At the end of Lockwood Valley Road, I went up Mil Potrero Road and over to Pine Mountain. There is still some snow at the higher elevations, but the air was clear and clean. Very refreshing, for sure.
Coming down of Cerro Noroeste Road, I spoke with this rider on his new Moto Guzzi. What a gorgeous bike: (Kern County)
Finally, a stop at the Cuyama Buckhorn for a burger and this grand finale. What a gas!
|04-30-2006, 11:17 PM||#3|
Yes, I'm the guy
Join Date: Oct 2004
Re: 4 counties, great day.
Great lookin' ride Walt! Seems a lot of us have similar pictures lately to this one.
The one I took of riders going through the water a few days ago was on San Marcos Rd, outside of Paso Robles.
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