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Stelis
03-20-2007, 07:51 AM
I'm trying to organize a ride in Joshua Tree this Saturday, March 24. This is supposedly the best time to ride through there, since this is the time when all the native flora springs back to life. Temps are supposed to be in the low 70s.

The route will most likely go up Hwy 74 through Hemet and down into Palm Desert. Then take Box Canyon Rd to Joshua Tree NP. Then we'll head into Yucca Valley and stop over at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown.

Staging is at the Yellow Basket in Menifee, at 9:00am for breakfast, and kickstand up by 10:00am.

Here's a maplink for Yellow Basket...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=yellow+basket+menifee&layer=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.37814,81.738281&ie=UTF8&ei=qxr_RcjEI6XmqALVyMT-DA&cid=33685848,-117175457,7253209991695547965&li=lmd&z=14&t=m

Yellow Basket
29966 Haun Rd # 1
Sun City, CA 92586
(951) 301-8322

It'll cost $5.00 per person to get into Joshua Tree NP.

My cell phone is (949) 233-5559 if you wanna call me.

mightywarlock
03-20-2007, 01:10 PM
Thanks sir,

We'll see you there!

oh, and by the way,

how many miles is the planned route? do you know?

just wondering what my total mileage for the day will be...

arthureld
03-20-2007, 05:51 PM
Sounds like a great run. I haven't been to Joshua Tree in years.

2mean2like
03-21-2007, 06:41 AM
I'll be riding in with Mightywarlock.
See you Saturday

Brobrian
03-21-2007, 07:19 AM
CU There.
Joshua Tree NP will accept Park passes too for those who can remember to bring them along.
Also, Stellis, would you pass along to Led that I can't get into the BallRoom because I forgot my password.
Thanks

sh2m07
03-23-2007, 08:55 PM
CU There.
Joshua Tree NP will accept Park passes too for those who can remember to bring them along.
Also, Stellis, would you pass along to Led that I can't get into the BallRoom because I forgot my password.
Thanksdid led take care of this? if not give me a call
9515511425

Brobrian
03-24-2007, 06:18 AM
Got it.
Thanks.

Ledhed
03-24-2007, 08:48 PM
CU There.
Joshua Tree NP will accept Park passes too for those who can remember to bring them along.
Also, Stellis, would you pass along to Led that I can't get into the BallRoom because I forgot my password.
Thanksdid led take care of this? if not give me a call
9515511425

done

Brobrian
03-24-2007, 10:50 PM
Tough job keepin' fools on track. :)

Stelis
03-25-2007, 01:15 PM
We had 10 bikes on the ride. Myself, Stumpy, Hyrise, Ray, BroBrian, Lori, MightyWarlock and three of his friends (I don't remember all the names, sorry!)

We went up Hwy 74 from Hemet all the way down to Palm Desert on the other side. We stopped at the overlook on Hwy 74, as you descend into Palm Desert. There was a Ford Cobra club there.

We took side streets through Palm Desert, Cathedral City, and Indio out to Box Canyon Road. Took that into Joshua Tree National Park. Rode out to Keys View to enjoy the view over the Coachella Valley.

Rode into Pioneertown from there and ate an early dinner, and browsed around the buildings. Left there around 5:30pm.

The whole trip went about 260 miles from staging point back to staging point. Rich and this friends from Los Angeles probably did 460-500 miles easily.

Weather was great. Pretty much 70s all the way.

Photos from today's ride (30 in all, plus ride map)...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87468207@N00/sets/72157600025387161/

Below are some samples...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/433185228_00cb57d5f0.jpg
Staging point, Yellow Basket, Menifee, CA


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/433186860_9b5a4bc0cd.jpg
Viewpoint, Hwy 74, looking over Palm Desert.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/433189433_9d6a79846f.jpg
Waiting for the train to pass. 66th Street, Mecca, CA


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/433190173_294e9a1e7c.jpg
Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/433190373_02625b548a.jpg
At the exit of Joshua Tree National Park. We didn't pay to get in, so we each had to pay to get out.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/433191061_09df01237a.jpg
The whole ride group, Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/433212618_5fce95f74c.jpg
Ride Map. Full view, click here:
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=433212618&size=o&context=set-72157600025387161

mightywarlock
03-25-2007, 01:42 PM
Thanks for a great Ride...

i had 462 miles according to my gps's mileage log for the ride today.

i shot some video...and will put together something soon from all the footage...
we had a good time!
:D

Brobrian
03-25-2007, 11:54 PM
Another great ride! Good people, of course, and it seemed that the roads were new to a lot of us. Looks like MW will be starting our prison gang. Hope someone got the pic of Stellis passed out in the trough. Or maybe you just had ta bin thar.

2mean2like
03-26-2007, 04:48 AM
I sure hope this works.
Picture from PioneerTown





http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/2mean2like/Visiting.jpg

Visiting with a local


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/2mean2like/BehindBars.jpg


Behind Bars

2mean2like
03-26-2007, 04:49 AM
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/2mean2like/PassedOut.jpg

arthureld
03-26-2007, 05:02 AM
Damn, you wild westerners have too much fun.

Brobrian
03-26-2007, 08:07 AM
Damn, you wild westerners have too much fun.

I guess that's what Harriet (of Pappy and Harriet's Pioneer Town Saloon)thought too. The ol' gal personally gave us the bum's rush! :P

mightywarlock
03-26-2007, 08:35 AM
Howdy Folks...

so you all saw the bumble of gadgets on my handlebars...
my video camera was one of them.

here's a little video from our ride yesterday.

enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WtN0yBPWDM

Brobrian
03-26-2007, 10:03 AM
Don't appear this one is uploading properly. Oh, well.

mightywarlock
03-26-2007, 10:43 AM
Don't appear this one is uploading properly. Oh, well.

it works now!

:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WtN0yBPWDM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WtN0yBPWDM

tradrockrat
04-09-2007, 10:36 AM
Damn. J Tree is one of the things I miss most about California! Red and I used to go at least once or twice a year to climb and camp. Beautiful roads you guys got to ride - I'm jealous.

and I guess you can tell how I feel about the music to the video based on my Avatar - Jonny Cash is the man.

mightywarlock
04-20-2007, 03:00 PM
Damn. J Tree is one of the things I miss most about California! Red and I used to go at least once or twice a year to climb and camp. Beautiful roads you guys got to ride - I'm jealous.

and I guess you can tell how I feel about the music to the video based on my Avatar - Jonny Cash is the man.

hey dan, have you seen this?

this is supposed to be the possible LAST performance by mr. cash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYFmQK2nOoUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYFmQK2nOoU

and one of the last ones...watch this one for severe emotion....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ2IBYNmX6Uhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ2IBYNmX6U