Hollister loop write-up

Here’s the write-up from yesterday’s trip. Man, what a fun ride.

I’m playing with a new layout over there, so if it looks screwed up to you (style sheets, tables, whatever), let me know. 🙂

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9 Responses to Hollister loop write-up

  1. Kansas says:

    Miss Bluey, I’ve got a question. Your trip stats, how did you get them? GPS?
    BTW, glad you had fun on the ride.

  2. carolyn says:

    Yup, it’s a Garmin V GPS. You can see it mounted to the lefthand handlebar in most of the photos. 🙂

  3. a cow says:

    Mooo. Mooooo moo moooo. Moooo!

  4. Kansas says:

    Cool. I’ve never played with a GPS. It looks useful though.

  5. Ichabod says:

    I have always wondered if Gloria & La Gloria Rd were ridable on a street bike. Could your SV have managed?

  6. carolyn says:

    I think the SVS could have managed, yes. Whether *I* could have managed it on the SVS, I’m not sure.
    I’m uncomfortable riding the SVS on rock, due to my — ahem — limited inseam capabilities — so it definitely wouldn’t have been much fun for me.
    IMHO, it’s a doable road for someone who’s capable enough to simultaneously:
    – do one-lane twisties in a very low gear
    – manage a heavy sportsbike on dirt
    – watch for oncoming traffic around blind corners
    – feel comfortable with street tires on rock road
    #4 was really the dealbreaker for me on the SVS. 😉 Especially since all four are no-brainers on the XT.

  7. Wow, looks like a nice trip, I just love offroading, I once had a Suzuki RM250, just as a funbike but had to sell it a few weeks ago :'(
    Great pictures too, you are a quite talented photographer 🙂

  8. Kansas says:

    That she is. I’ve got the picture of all of the hills and the twisty road as a backround for my computer. I plan on printing it off and framing the picture for one of my rooms as well.
    Keep up the great work on the pictures 🙂

  9. carolyn says:

    Aw, thanks! I’m actually just mostly lucky, as far as good pictures go. I still have a lot to learn about focus/aperture/lighting/etc/etc/etc. 😉

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