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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By jmabbott888
I'll do my best to make it. Thanks for the info.

I'll do my best to make it. Thanks for the info.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By jmabbott888
I'll look into it. Thanks for the info.

I'll look into it. Thanks for the info.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By jmabbott888
Noob Kern county ride

Anyone interested in riding some trails a noob on a KLR650 in Kern county can handle? I've seen lots of pics from the singletrack trail rides but nothing a noob could handle on a heavy bike. Looking...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By jmabbott888
I'd be game for it if I could find some to go...

I'd be game for it if I could find some to go with in the Kern county area that a noob on a KLR650 can get to.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
Jeff, is this what you are looking for? ...

Jeff, is this what you are looking for?

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5403915.pdf

or this, look for the "Lake Isabella 2 MVUM" I couldn't get it to open in anything...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By jmabbott888
This is about the only pic I have with me wearing...

This is about the only pic I have with me wearing the jacket. Was taken at the end of a Patriot Guard ride welcoming home one of our local...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By jmabbott888
This is what I wear. Not mesh, only has zipper...

This is what I wear. Not mesh, only has zipper openings for venting on the upper chest, forearms, across the top of the back & down at the waist. It is waterproof & the waterproof membrane is part of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,548
Posted By jmabbott888
I went today & picked up an 18mm resin ball from...

I went today & picked up an 18mm resin ball from a bead & yarn store and $11 worth of extras at Osh & made a mount. You have to get some sandpaper to sand the ball down to 17mm but it seems to work....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-30-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By jmabbott888
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u652/chris_abb...

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u652/chris_abbott1/003_zpsa895c748.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-30-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By jmabbott888
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u652/chris_abb...

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u652/chris_abbott1/002_zpsfc2ca991.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-30-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By jmabbott888
Couldn't find a mount so I made one. Here are...

Couldn't find a mount so I made one. Here are some pics & please tell me what you think. http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u652/chris_abbott1/001_zpsb5c4afbb.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By jmabbott888
Last 2 things, it would take us about 4 hours to...

Last 2 things, it would take us about 4 hours to drive from Bakersfield to Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego when I was stationed there. Do me a favor, thank your son for his service to our country...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By jmabbott888
Not sure on how you are set for time but here is...

Not sure on how you are set for time but here is a route that will give you some of the Sierras & some of the valley & still get you down to the 5 to get to San Diego. On the 50 go south out of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By jmabbott888
Garmin 52lm mount

Well I got a Garmin 52LM yesterday. Has all the trails I want to ride already in it from the maps that came with it. Now I have a problem..... a mount for the bike. I know I can get a mount for a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
I'm happy that my off road riding skills suck, if...

I'm happy that my off road riding skills suck, if they were any better I would have been past where this happened before it happened, couldn't have helped out then lol.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
The one that went down was on a yellow or orange...

The one that went down was on a yellow or orange bike (the one that went down), another was on a blue and the last one was on a honda dualsport. sorry didn't look at the bikes to close other than the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
BTw, I said they were from Bakersfield since they...

BTw, I said they were from Bakersfield since they seemed to know the area as well as where Kern Medical center was, could be wrong on that part though. If I did run into any of you guys up there I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
Don't think it was, they guys were from...

Don't think it was, they guys were from Bakersfield. I was the one that called it in via my ham radio. He went down in a deep rut a few miles from the lookout, his left clavicle was busted but no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
Junglemototours, exactly. Figured if my 65 Buick...

Junglemototours, exactly. Figured if my 65 Buick conv can make it in the summer I should be able for a first time offroad on the KLR lol. If I don't see you all up that way ride safe & have fun.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4,298
Views: 246,922
Posted By jmabbott888
Junglemototours, saw you mentioned Oak Flat in a...

Junglemototours, saw you mentioned Oak Flat in a previous post, are you talking about Oak Flat lookout off Rancheria? Reason I'm asking is I was planning on riding up there Saturday morning for a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
Sorry, gotta hi-jack for a minute..... Toyanvil,...

Sorry, gotta hi-jack for a minute..... Toyanvil, where was that 3rd pic taken? looks like a nice place to ride?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
As far as the best places in Bakersfield to live,...

As far as the best places in Bakersfield to live, I'd say in the SW part of town, North east by Bakersfield College, Rosedale area which is basically Northwest or Way North in Oildale, north of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
As far as hospitals go most are in the middle of...

As far as hospitals go most are in the middle of town, you'd want to commute to them lol. There is one on the west side (Mercy SouthWest) which is over by me. If you want to live in the mountains you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
If you get out here let me know when lol. As for...

If you get out here let me know when lol. As for pictures of the 80's in Bakersfield...... lets just say most of them are incriminating lol. To much partying as a kid lol. For picnics in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
BTW, that sign in the pic is about 8 miles south...

BTW, that sign in the pic is about 8 miles south of the most southern end of town now, when I moved here in 87 it was about 10 or 11 miles south of town & when it was up was about 15 miles south of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
Nothing like showing signs from the 50's or 60's...

Nothing like showing signs from the 50's or 60's to show what Bakerfield is like lol. As far as ugly, well I don't know, personally I think areas with nothing but high rises & superslabs are pretty...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
7 inches below lol, we don't average that in a...

7 inches below lol, we don't average that in a year lol. I guess I should tell ya that we were cutoff from Los Angeles today, Interstate 5 going south & Hwy 58 going east were both closed due to snow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By jmabbott888
I live in Backwardspatch... EEERRR Bakersfield

I've lived in Bakersfield since 1987 except for a short tour in the Navy. It isn't all that bad but I'll trade you & head back home to NC (I came out here from Jacksonville in 87 lol). It is about...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,653
Posted By jmabbott888
You got a pic of me there too lol. It was an...

You got a pic of me there too lol. It was an honor going on this ride, was my first Patriot Guard ride. Was good meeting you there & also seeing that I wasn't the only one on a dualsport lol..
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