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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2017, 04:12:05 am »
As is normally my modus operandi with a new bike in the stable, 1663 got ridden again today. What began as a 50 mile loop to get lunch, organically grew by 220 miles as I was finishing the last bites at almost 4:00 PM.

Stopped at the Saint Francis Dam Disaster memorial in Santa Paula California.
 

 
 Past Ojai, California and heading north on Hwy 33.
 
 
 Climbing toward the summit on 33 and capturing a POV shot from the GoPro.
 
 
 At the junction of 166 in the Cuyama Valley.
 
 
Slowly getting her sorted out. A few minor issues have cropped up but, they're easy fixes. Passenger seat and backrest are on the shelf. I need to find a set of fender spacers so I can remove the sissy bar next.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #106 on: October 06, 2017, 11:33:13 pm »
Thursday night, 1663 at Bike Night, Cycle Gear, Palmdale, CA.


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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #107 on: October 23, 2017, 12:34:05 am »
What an awful way to spend an October Sunday afternoon: 80 degrees, light traffic on Pacific Coast Highway and a Super X thrumming away under you. It's tough but, somebody has to do it.




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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #108 on: October 26, 2017, 04:51:11 pm »
1663 yesterday on Glacier Point Road in Yosemite. A little dusty from the miles of road construction but, still a fine ride.



Later, on the valley floor (and more construction delays).


Taking a break at the base of El Capitan, pondering which route to take home: the short one (with 2 hours of construction delays) or the long one (ninety minutes more)? The long route won: 748 miles in a single day.


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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #109 on: July 02, 2018, 01:17:27 am »
Man, how time has flown. Time to kick this thread in the pants.

1663 did a 300 mile day about a month ago.


There she is just past Pine Mountain Summit on California Hwy 33.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #110 on: July 02, 2018, 01:24:09 am »
Then June 10th, I wasn't feeling very inventive so I did a similar loop again but, tacked on some additional to round it out to nearly 400 miles.

This is descending into the Santa Ynez Valley along California Highway 154.



And nearly home, blasting across the Mojave Desert.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2018, 09:55:13 pm »
That was June 10th. Have the bikes sat since then? Heck no!

My original baby, 1525, that I've owned for nearly 18 years now had not been out in three years. Gotta' keep them going.

Pulled her out Sunday morning, gave her a quick bath and a coat of wax, then headed off to Newcomb's Ranch for lunch, along California's Angeles Crest Highway. There was still a decent number of bikes in the parking lot, considering it was already 1:30 in the afternoon.



With the long summer days and absolutely perfect, mild weather we had this weekend, I headed down the mountain toward Los Angeles with no particular destination or route in mind.

Habit and conditions led me to the Santa Monica Mountains again, where I randomly mixed up roads back and forth across the ridge. A favorite has always been Saddle Peak Road--named because that's exactly where it runs: along the ridge of the mountains, with the coast below.

That's LAX and Marina del Rey just about the center of the top of the photo. The Palos Verdes Peninsula extends southward to the right.



Being 5:00ish PM by the time I got to the Rock Store on Mulholland Highway, there weren't enough bikes to bother stopping so, the route continued out to Encinal Canyon, before dropping us back to Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu for some late afternoon pics.

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