3/28/2011

Leg One, Detailed Map

Here's a detailed map of the route from Temecula to the border where we will consolidate, gas up, eat and hit the border crossing together. It's about 150 miles and will take all morning. This is some of the finest riding in Southern California. We will stop at several gas stations along the way so dudes with tiny tanks can top off etc, but we want to keep moving, so they'll be reasonably quick stops. Here's the mileage and a link to the map.


Denny's to Warner Springs (GAS) 40 Miles (Fun/Twisty up to about 4,000')

Warner Springs to Borrego Springs (GAS) 27 Miles (The best 27 miles ever, especially the last 10. Gentle, fast curves turn to twisty downhill insanity where you need to slow down or die)

Borrego Springs to Blue Inn Ocotillo Wells (GAS) 35 Miles (Wide open desert riding, fast two-lanes)

Ocotillo Wells to Brawley (GAS) 25 Miles (Wide open desert turns to four-lane highway. Boring)

Brawley to Pizza Hut in Calexico (GAS) 35 Miles (Congested, light to light, traffic, boring)



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A note about the ride. When we ride out of Denny's first thing in the morning, we'll try to keep it cool, but generally I ride like an asshole, and we always split lanes at speed or stopped, and never wait behind traffic. We have no road guards or ride captains. Know the route, print the map and bring it with you. There are only a few turns, but you gotta make 'em to end up in the right place with everyone else. Once we get out of town traffic I'll slow down and everyone generally catches up and the group rolls on pretty orderly. If you deviate from this route for some reason and break down, there is no chance that the chase truck in the back will be able to help you out. We usually hang at each gas stop until the van catches up or we get an update from the driver letting us know he's helping someone along the route and will catch up at the next stop. Remember, chase it not guaranteed, so be prepared. If you can follow a map or know the area, you are encouraged to break off in small groups and do your own thing. A lot of dudes run out of talent in the twisty sections so don't overcook and kill yourself or someone else, back off. Faster riders will pass you. It's not a race, but some people ride faster than others. This generally sorts itself out. On the highway sections, I'll put someone with a speedometer up front so we don't go 90mph the whole time and leave any slower machines behind.

If you want more description of the rest of the ride you can read more here. See ya' soon!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were is the map???

Anonymous said...

I'll second that......

Anonymous said...

Link isn't working...

Bill said...

I guess the map only shows up in certain browsers. Copy and past this link into your browser, or click the RED word "link" in the post and it will take directly to the Google Maps page.

http://www.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=28915+Rancho+California+Road,+Temecula,+CA+92590+(Denny's)&daddr=Warner+Springs,+CA+to:Palm+Canyon+Dr+to:2189+California+78,+CA+92004+(Blu-In+RV+Park)+to:Shell+Gas+station+Westmoreland,+ca+to:Pizza+Hut,+South+Imperial+Avenue,+Calexico,+CA&hl=en&geocode=FfMo_wEd6WME-SEsowuP-_MVayk5FvlYyH_bgDFs05kvZbuOWw%3BFbvd-wEdMEwM-Sl9ptYdz7nbgDHNes2FljAMaQ%3BFVZ0-wEdJQoQ-Q%3BFTt1-QEdpk0V-SFS7Elc-RKoNQ%3BFegd9wEdMvgc-SHj0oOP7n7WvSnjOKb7QFrXgDG5qsJEfkWWig%3BFb-R8gEdwKEd-SHXNW6ms8U4Nw&mra=dme&mrsp=2&sz=13&sll=33.228349,-116.340237&sspn=0.076248,0.144196&ie=UTF8&ll=32.860556,-115.594711&spn=0.294157,0.576782&z=11

Ted said...

More information about the leave from Dennys please.. I have looked over most all of the posted information and don't see Denny's listed. Time and location would be good for me to know.. Doubt that I will make it in time for the pre party. See you all on Thursday at Dennys.

Ted said...

I.E.sucks with this blog post. I found Firefox works fine. Got all the information I needed. See Ya.