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Kern May 22-23 Details
Details...details...

A few of you guys asked for e-mails, but you didn't post your addr's, and since I'm terrible about matching fake names with their real ones (except "Short-Stack" - that one sticks), I don't know if I have your addr's already. I can make a mailing list if y'all want info by e-mail. Send me a note and I'll add you to the list.

Anyway, here are the details so far:


DATES:

22-23 May (Sat and Sun). Arriving early (Fri) or staying late (Mon) is encouraged - there is a lot to explore, and more time in the mountains is always good. Also, fishing season starts last weekend in April, so for those so inclined there will be excellent trout fishing for piutes, goldens, rainbows, etc. STP...you're close enough that this would be a day trip...NO EXCUSES!!! :P


CAMPING:

Seems like the consensus is for primitive camping (no tables, no kybos) so bring your TP and folding chairs. We should be close enough that if some folks wish, they can camp at Fish Creek and meet us in the mornings for the rides. I'm still checking my maps for a good spot. I'll post a map and directions when I get it nailed.


FOOD:

Saturday night will be Chef Howeler's gourmet burritos? (They were a big hit last time.) Any other suggestions? Maybe partly pot-luck - bring your favorite chips, desserts, beverages, whatever. Should we have a pancake breakfast on Sunday? Lunch is up to you, as is breakfast on Saturday.


RIDES:

Mostly singletrack, lots of meadow this time.

Saturday: Beech Trail and Little Horse Trail - two very fun moderate trails, excellent meadows, huge views of the Kern River Valley.

Sunday: Blackrock->Broder->Jackass trails - big loop, excellent descents, good sample of Kern riding with sections similar to upper Cannell. Good bail-out points for folks who want a shorter ride.

Here are a few maps that cover most of these two rides, and some others.


ENTERTAINMENT (Saturday night):

Can anyone play guitar? Other suggestions? Sleep?



Remember, this is a loosely organized trip - rigid plans are brittle. "I shall bend like a reed in the wind..."
Posted by Tom Kenney a Cross-Country Rider on 03/26/04

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  • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
    Short-Stack = I don't know who hijacked that name Tom, but it ain't me. However, in the loop I wish to remain. That's the loop that bypasses Denny's ;-) Use Gusitar at socaltrailriders dot com.
    Posted by Gusitar a Leap year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Red, White, Black or Blue one from S&M/Bentwood on 03/26/04

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  • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
    Somebody rang......

    Posted by Short Stack riding a 500mg or two of Vicodin every hour or so from The couch on 03/27/04

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    • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
      Only 500mg? Come on, step it up and take a Norco every hour!
      Posted by RDC a 28 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a '03 Foes FXR, '03 BigHit Expert from Westminster on 03/29/04

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      • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
        yeah, take it from "PillBilly Jim", he knows his stuff.
        Posted by Dirt Klaud riding a specialized enduro from long beach CA on 03/29/04

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        • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
          Steven, you be quiet. Don't you need to go and play with your kickstand now.
          Posted by RDC a 28 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a '03 Foes FXR, '03 BigHit Expert from Westminster on 03/29/04

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  • Tempting
    Someone tell me how to donate to the Howeler burrito fund. Is it tax deductible?

    Count me in if there is no snow.
    Posted by ChazMan a 37 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Ellworth Tooth from Long Beach on 03/28/04

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  • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
    oh boy oh boy.

    Food might be different - thinking of something Asian-fusion, whatever it is it will be yummy.
    Posted by Howeler on 03/29/04

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    • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
      Sate Ayam and Gado-Gado!!!
      Posted by Tom Kenney a Cross-Country Rider on 03/31/04

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      • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
        Just great. Now I need to go for Indonesian food tonight. Thanks.
        Posted by Endo Verendo on 03/31/04

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        • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
          I was thinking the same, and my favorite place for Nasi Goreng and Gado-Gado is down in the frigging South Bay....
          Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 03/31/04

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          • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
            Do tell. Not the little place in Manhattan (or Redondo) Beach? I didn't think it was very authentic. There used to be a killer Indo hole-in-the-wall in the valley. Cheap and very, very good. Not there no more.
            Posted by Endo Verendo on 03/31/04

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            • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
              I spent a month in Indo - and the place in Manhattan Beach is really good - can't remember the name "Banyan Tree" maybe? - very, very good

              although the best Indo food I ever had was of course, in Bali - surfed some killer river break, cold-ish day - some kids ran up and for 50 cents or so got us big bannana leaves with "Nasi Champur" - which I think means leftovers - combo of SPICY chicken, steamed rice, some veggies and some noodles - all wrapped in a leaf - incredible....sent them back for more...
              Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 03/31/04

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              • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
                Campur means 'mixed' and I lived on Balinese nasi campur for 4 months (with a visa run to Singapore). I make a mean beef rendang and Banyan's rendang (one thing I judge Indo restaurants by) sucked. Maybe I hit a bad night, but everything we ordered except the rice was bland. Maybe I'll have to try it again.
                Posted by Endo Verendo riding a bottle of sambal and shrimp paste on 03/31/04

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                • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
                  order everything spicy - and the goreng is really good - curry was also tasty, and great gado-gado...
                  Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 03/31/04

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      • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
        You guys have got me curious. Tom, does Shinta like to cook or do you guys have a favorite place? I've never had Indonesian food.
        Posted by CFIT a 34 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Klein Att Comp from Tujunga on 03/31/04

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        • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
          She cooks...though she swears she can't!

          Indo Cafe, on National just S of the I-10. Take I-10 east from 405, exit at National (first exit), go left and sort-of follow around another left, and it's on the right side. This place is nice, small and quiet, very good food, good prices.

          Shinta also likes another place on Beverly just N of Santa Monica, but I didn't like it as much. It has more fish dishes, though.
          Posted by Tom Kenney a Cross-Country Rider on 03/31/04

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          • Re: Kern May 22-23 Details
            National, south of the 10? - I am SO there!
            Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 03/31/04

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