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South Sierra weekend May 13-15


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I took a quick weekend trip Friday May 13 - Sunday May 15.

Friday evening: San Diego to Bakersfield, superslab get-outa-town.

Saturday: 200 miles of exploring, up into the obscure road through the Glennville to Posey area, then looped back out and around to CA SR190, past Ponderosa and down the Kern River to Johny McNally's.

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Sunday: South down the Kern River, Caliente-Bodfish Rd, over the tiny windy Breckinridge Rd, then jet on home through Tehachapi and down I-15.

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Before I go any further, I want to report a Tracer 9GT sighting in Ponderosa CA around 4pm Saturday May 14th. Could this be you?

As I cruised by, I noticed the bike and thought "that looks like mine!" I stopped, bought a cookie and Red Bull, walked around, but no-one (more precisely, "no two") looked like the proper owner of the bike to introduce myself to.

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Here I am posing at the Posey Post Office.

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Noteworthy for this trip was that the SQF Complex Fire of 2020 attacked Ponderosa from the north. The Windy Fire of 2021 attacked Ponderosa from the south. Ponderosa appears to be OK. But there are road closures. Going through Posey I meant to follow the forest road all the way north to M-50, but the road was closed due to fire recovery. I wasn't interested in going dozens of miles and turning around at a fallen tree or locked gate.

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Looping back out and around, stopped at the Old Stage Saloon for lunch.

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Then headed north to CA SR190, south through Ponderosa. South of Ponderosa the damage of the Windy Fire is evident.

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Ever on the look out for obscure roads, I noticed on the map that Breckinridge Rd from Caliente-Bodfish Rd (already rather obscure) goes through the mountains. Fun little road and maybe a nice out of the way place to camp.

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If I knew a quick easy way to resize images inside the post after seeing them in context, I'd scale them down a bit. The only way I know is to edit them before posting, which is too much effort.

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4 hours ago, wanderer said:

If I knew a quick easy way to resize images inside the post after seeing them in context, I'd scale them down a bit. The only way I know is to edit them before posting, which is too much effort.

Once you upload the image, double click on it (double tap works too I think) to access the edit options.

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3 hours ago, piotrek said:

Once you upload the image, double click on it (double tap works too I think) to access the edit options.

Yep! Thanks!

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