Carizzo Plain Rideabout – May 2011
Buffy the Tiger Cub, READY TO ROLL!
II shall endeavour to post each evening during this ride!
May 23’d departure pics:
The ride down was mostly uneventful, except that I challenged the Scrambler’s fuel range – and missed by about 3 miles. Who knew there was no gas on Hwy 43 for more than 90 miles? In any case we arrived safely, a little tired; but otherwise fine. After a fine dinner of ribs with all the fixin’s, we consumed several beverages and told many lies before hitting it.
Day 2 of the adventure dawned bright and warm. Here are some photos from the day’s activities.
Rand is not usually a morning person, so 8:30am may have been a little early for him.
That’s Rand checking out the rig. He recently retired from a major oil company, and has a bit of knowledge about such things.
We ultimately decided to head around to the ‘south entrance’ at Soda Lake Road off of Hwy 166 rather than wander around in unfamiliar territory.
On the way over to the south entrance we passed through a pretty large area populated by hundreds of oil wells.
Wednesday May 25
Today’s ride was a bit limited. Two old geezers gotta rest for the long ride home tomorrow. 🙂 Rode into McKittrick to have lunch with another couple of geezers who drove up from Tehachapi just for lunch. Here’s a few pics from the day.
Both good guys and fellow riders. known ’em for more than ten years. Hairston has an ailment with his foot, so Harry drove them both up to meet.
I’m a little embarrassed I don’t know which model this is. Around 1970 I’m pretty sure, and it has twin carbs, so…
I’ll post up some video after I get back and have some time to edit it. Hope you enjoyed!