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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By ballisticexchris
My wife and I were there just a few weeks ago. I...

My wife and I were there just a few weeks ago. I suggest staying at a hotel outside the park. It's a very small park so easy to see everything in just a few days. Lots of easy fireroads throughout...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By ballisticexchris
What's to "beware" about? Sounds like...

What's to "beware" about?



Sounds like your paranoid. If your not guilty of anything whats the big deal?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By ballisticexchris
Yep, nothing new at all. I think it's great! If...

Yep, nothing new at all. I think it's great! If you're following the rules you have nothing to worry about. I like it when they hang out on hills waiting for speeders.

I would like to see more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By ballisticexchris
Shell Rotella of course!

Shell Rotella of course!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By ballisticexchris
Cool! Shit man, that's a 250?! That fucking bike...

Cool! Shit man, that's a 250?! That fucking bike cooks right along. Enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing! BTW the motor sounds solid. Just like my old XR200. sound was the only give away to the size...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
What a great pic! Very nice!!

What a great pic! Very nice!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
Cool Peter!!

Cool Peter!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
Yesterday I got my bike all setup for the...

Yesterday I got my bike all setup for the upcoming month of torturing myself on the nastiest trails I can find. Last year out of over 300 riders less than 40 completed the course. I'm pushing myself...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By ballisticexchris
Hi there Andy, I'm sorry I missed your ride. I'll...

Hi there Andy, I'm sorry I missed your ride. I'll be torturing myself over the next month. Once a week riding on the nastiest trails I can find in BB. Prepping for Bear Run
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By ballisticexchris
Mine was pretty good until I got a flat. Damn...

Mine was pretty good until I got a flat. Damn near impossible to ride!



Thats a really sweet bike!! You look well setup for long adventure rides.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By ballisticexchris
I don't think you can go wrong with that tire! As...

I don't think you can go wrong with that tire! As soon as my Dunlop 908/RC81 combo is worn I'm going to get a set of X30's. Dave at Get Dirty Dirt Bikes swears by the X30 for varied terrain.

If...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By ballisticexchris
I'm a Kenda Big block guy lately. From Death...

I'm a Kenda Big block guy lately. From Death Valley pavement to the rocks and dunes. It's been a really solid tire. I'll be checking it out in some really rocky varied terrain next week.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
Thanks Ben! Navigating will be key.

Thanks Ben! Navigating will be key.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
It's going to be rough finding "weekday riders"....

It's going to be rough finding "weekday riders". But it's the only days I have off. I've done Redonda Ridge up. From my ride buddies opinions, Gold Mountain, White Mountain, and Heart Bar peak are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
Figured to post it here seeing it's concerning...

Figured to post it here seeing it's concerning the upcoming Big Bear Run Ride. My plan is to ride every hard trail I can find in the next month. I have one other Dualie that might be joining me. I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
I would not worry too much about it. You will be...

I would not worry too much about it. You will be fine. Half the guys will be riding illegal 2t's anyway. I've been to a few of these dual sport events and no one is checking. As long as your plated...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
Cool!! Yeah Ben I'm going for it this year....

Cool!! Yeah Ben I'm going for it this year. Thanks for inspiring me. You know what a shitty slow rider I am so it'll be a big personal challenge. My strategy is to just keep going with very few...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
Really good info! Thanks so much for posting here...

Really good info! Thanks so much for posting here young lady! Really nice of you to give a heads up as to the difficulty of the ride. My wife is as excited as I am!

I've decided to run my desert...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
After some more discussion with Carol, I'm...

After some more discussion with Carol, I'm thinking of staying at Best Western and just focus on finishing out the one hard day on Saturday. Even if I don't get a plaque it would be worth the effort....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By ballisticexchris
What is the mileage between fuel stops? My stock...

What is the mileage between fuel stops? My stock tank is good for just about 70 miles. I would like to at least make the effort to get a plaque. From the looks of the past rides, it almost seems like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By ballisticexchris
I'd like to make it but it's a no go for me due...

I'd like to make it but it's a no go for me due to scheduling. Keep these rides posted Andy. I'll be able to make it one of these days.....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,911
Posted By ballisticexchris
This looks to be a fun ride! It's times like this...

This looks to be a fun ride! It's times like this that I dislike my work schedule. You guys have a great time!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,083
Posted By ballisticexchris
I think she is looking at cost Jeff. Container...

I think she is looking at cost Jeff. Container shipping is very expensive for private individuals when comparing to air freight. As Nancy has found out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By ballisticexchris
You need to lighten up pal! I think it's cool to...

You need to lighten up pal! I think it's cool to have a guide show someone around not familiar with the area.

I doubt you would be able to follow this group anywhere in your girly Vespa scooter...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By ballisticexchris
If your son has a M1 permit there are a few...

If your son has a M1 permit there are a few restrictions:

No riding double

No riding after dark

No riding freeway

Everything else is good to go. Have fun!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By ballisticexchris
Sounds like a really fun get together.

Sounds like a really fun get together.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,261
Posted By ballisticexchris
Gosh those Tigers sure are a sweet looking ride!

Gosh those Tigers sure are a sweet looking ride!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
I guess you really don't know me that well then....

I guess you really don't know me that well then. It's a trip coming on threads and listen to people flap their lips and do name calling. That's ok and funny to a few of you. First time I make a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,997
Posted By ballisticexchris
You got that right. It could happen to any one of...

You got that right. It could happen to any one of us!
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,997
Posted By ballisticexchris
It's a me thing and only a warning to others. ...

It's a me thing and only a warning to others. Lots of guys love Baja. It's cool. Not for me. I've been to a boatload of countries and have no desire to take a risk there. And yes the USA has some...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,997
Posted By ballisticexchris
This is really nice to see how generous guys are...

This is really nice to see how generous guys are to come forward and offer help to a man in need!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,997
Posted By ballisticexchris
Holy fucking shit Ron!! So glad to hear your OK!...

Holy fucking shit Ron!! So glad to hear your OK! Your story was not long winded at all. My wife and I were riveted to it. Lots of guys have great stories and reports from Mexico. Those are the ones...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By ballisticexchris
Thanks for the info! That's a drag. It was one of...

Thanks for the info! That's a drag. It was one of the few stops you could ride your non plated bike to for fuel.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
LMAO!! Don't mind him. Just look where he's from....

LMAO!! Don't mind him. Just look where he's from. Probably lives in a trailer making meth.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
No sweat it's all good:D. I think my little rock...

No sweat it's all good:D. I think my little rock fest in Stoddard this weekend will calm me a bit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
Best thing would be to call and find out. In...

Best thing would be to call and find out. In reality I'm willing to bet you could go up to the campground today and ride those trails with no drama whatsoever.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
So your in the little girl "click" I see. Don't...

So your in the little girl "click" I see. Don't worry about what I post. BTW, it was a tongue in cheek comment.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
I see how it works. Don't talk about riding the...

I see how it works. Don't talk about riding the Sequoia's in a thread that's all about riding the Sequoia's. Just show pictures of chopping down trees,who has the best chain saw, and who has the best...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
I get it. You just want to keep these riding...

I get it. You just want to keep these riding areas to yourself. Shame on me for sharing a fun experience and info from a website that's apparently outdated:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 348,612
Posted By ballisticexchris
Fair enough. Hell, I could be wrong. Just trying...

Fair enough. Hell, I could be wrong. Just trying to share good and accurate info for the few places I've ridden in the Sequoia's. Trippy thing is that some guys are really antsy when you actually...
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