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Stelis
02-11-2007, 04:25 PM
Actually a decent day, and rode with just my t-shirt and vest. Only three of us on the ride, me, Tom and Trevor.

We went north up to Lytle Creek, and hung out at the Green Mountain Ranch for a few. Then on up to Hwy 138, and then over to Hwy 173 on up into Hesperia. Then took Hwy 18 all the way to Hwy 247. Hwy 247 has long stretches of straight road, and very little traffic. You can't help but open up the throttle. Tom and Trevor got up to 130mph, while I just kept things between a very slow 90-100mph.

We stopped in at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown. There was quite a crowd in that place today. Stayed there until 4:00pm, and then headed home via Hwy 62 and I-10 and Hwy 79.

I think we did something like 250 miles.

Here are all the photos I took...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87468207@N00/sets/72157594529124038/

Here are a few of them...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/386329443_824e9e0369.jpg
Green Mountain Ranch, Lytle Creek, CA


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/386329550_2751c0f034.jpg
Green Mountain Ranch, Lytle Creek, CA


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/386330784_e6f666e8ba.jpg
Pioneertown, CA


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/164/386329262_22e7d4a021.jpg
Pioneertown, CA

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/386351745_1f6b8834e5.jpg

mightywarlock
02-12-2007, 12:58 AM
how do you make those maps with an outline?

FATboy05
02-12-2007, 01:01 AM
Looks like y'all had a blast, nice pics!

Stelis
02-12-2007, 01:24 AM
how do you make those maps with an outline?

It's pretty low tech. You look up Mapquest until you have the route in sight. Then do a screen capture (ALT + PrtScn). Paste it into Photoshop. Crop the map image out from the rest of the screen capture. Use the paint brush tool (set the color to red, and the opacity to about 40%). Then paint the route over the map.

Save as GIF.

FATboy05
02-12-2007, 01:34 AM
how do you make those maps with an outline?

It's pretty low tech. You look up Mapquest until you have the route in sight. Then do a screen capture (ALT + PrtScn). Paste it into Photoshop. Crop the map image out from the rest of the screen capture. Use the paint brush tool (set the color to red, and the opacity to about 40%). Then paint the route over the map.

Save as GIF.

You call that easy, damn I'm so freakin confused, but that's normal :lol: Glad y'all had fun!

Mellisa
02-12-2007, 01:41 AM
Nice time of year for that ride. No rain down there???

Stelis
02-12-2007, 01:55 AM
Nice time of year for that ride. No rain down there???

No rain at all. Sometimes you gotta ignore the weather forecasts and just take the bike out for a ride and play it by ear.

Stelis
02-12-2007, 02:44 AM
Here's Trevor's photos of the same ride....

http://picasaweb.google.com/trevorahooper/HighDesert3AmigosRide10Feb2007