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Old 01-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Newbie saying hi from So Cal

Hi all,

New here, but have been riding for years in Orange and L.A. Counties. I have two Hondas in the garage, a '93 Nighthawk 750 and an '07 VTX 1300. I commute daily and swap between the bikes for variety. The sad part is that about 95% of my riding is my commute to work.

In my forays on the Nighthawk, VTX and other forums, there are frequent references to the ADVrider site, so I figured I'd check it out.

I'm trying to take more recreational rides, and you guys look like you have a lot of fun!

I can see adding a KLR to my fleet down the road. Also, I'll be renting a 1200GS soon just for kicks, and am planning as epic a one day ride as possible.

Look forward to hanging out!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Welcome!!
Roam these threads for abit and you'll be planning your next "adventure". It's contagious.

Check out the Ride Report thread for epic inspiration.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:10 AM   #3
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Greetings from the frozen north. I wish I was in California right about now. Beats the windchill of -15 we've got right now.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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I can see adding a KLR to my fleet down the road. Also, I'll be renting a 1200GS soon just for kicks, and am planning as epic a one day ride as possible.!
Noooooo!

not another KLR! you can get a pretty nice used 1150GS for near the price of a KLR......

just sayin



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Old 01-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Welcome fellow Californian.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum.

As a fellow Californian, I would highly recommend checking out a few good canyons (if you haven't already)

Azusa Canyon
Angeles Crest
Mullholland
Topanga Canyon
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum.

As a fellow Californian, I would highly recommend checking out a few good canyons (if you haven't already)

Azusa Canyon
Angeles Crest
Mullholland
Topanga Canyon
Don't forget little tujunga!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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-- > Bouquet -- > Spunky..... then through Frazier park.... Cuddy Valley - CARRIZO PLAIN!!!!

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #9
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Hi all,

New here, but have been riding for years in Orange and L.A. Counties. I have two Hondas in the garage, a '93 Nighthawk 750 and an '07 VTX 1300. I commute daily and swap between the bikes for variety. The sad part is that about 95% of my riding is my commute to work.

In my forays on the Nighthawk, VTX and other forums, there are frequent references to the ADVrider site, so I figured I'd check it out.

I'm trying to take more recreational rides, and you guys look like you have a lot of fun!

I can see adding a KLR to my fleet down the road. Also, I'll be renting a 1200GS soon just for kicks, and am planning as epic a one day ride as possible.

Look forward to hanging out!

I do similarly - commute 80 miles a day on either my vstrom or my DR650. I have reserved most dirt riding for my native Oregon during the summers. I'm old(er) now but I've ridden since I was 13 and do some kind of road tour on my vstrom yearly
If you want to explore let me know. Beyond the few roads in Cleveland Nat'l Forest I havent been out in the dirt or sand here much (after 10 years living here...)
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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I have not heard of little tujunga....do tell

Oh, GMR, don't forget GMR.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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Hi all,

New here, but have been riding for years in Orange and L.A. Counties. I have two Hondas in the garage, a '93 Nighthawk 750 and an '07 VTX 1300. I commute daily and swap between the bikes for variety. The sad part is that about 95% of my riding is my commute to work.

In my forays on the Nighthawk, VTX and other forums, there are frequent references to the ADVrider site, so I figured I'd check it out.

I'm trying to take more recreational rides, and you guys look like you have a lot of fun!

I can see adding a KLR to my fleet down the road. Also, I'll be renting a 1200GS soon just for kicks, and am planning as epic a one day ride as possible.

Look forward to hanging out!

I have yet to venture off of the pavement (mainly due to a lack of money), but if you are ever looking for someone to ride the canyons with, feel free to let me know.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:43 AM   #12
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Noooooo!

not another KLR! you can get a pretty nice used 1150GS for near the price of a KLR......
Don't know about the BMW pricing, but you can also get a Suzuki DR650 or Honda XR650L for similar prices to a KLR, and both are a bit better in the dirt.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #13
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Don't know about the BMW pricing, but you can also get a Suzuki DR650 or Honda XR650L for similar prices to a KLR, and both are a bit better in the dirt.
a men, man. the DR and the XR are awesome and under rated machines.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:07 AM   #14
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I have not heard of little tujunga....do tell
its an incredible road that heads out of Sunland and over toward Canyon Country. Its usually much less busy with squids and the fuzz on the weekends.
Also because of the direction in which it goes, it's usually a springboard for longer trips; Frazier Park, Gorman, Carrizo, WARPED et al

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #15
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Thanks for the welcome, guys. This past Saturday, I visited Moto Quest in Long Beach, where I'll be renting the GS soon - I have been swamped at work and with volunteer stuff on the weekends, so I have some time to plan my ride before I'll have a chance to do it. These guys there seem very nice, and I got the lowdown on how the rental works. They also let me have a seat on one of their rentals, and I'm looking forward to riding it. I'm thinking of heading to Malibu, up to Mulholland, and up to Oxnard or someplace out there. They told me that once I ride the GS, I'll want to buy one. Of course, they're the rental part of a BMW dealer, so I'm sure they'd like to see me buy one. I've pretty much ridden cruisers and standards, so a tall adventure bike will be a new experience.

Since you guys seem to know a lot about trails in the area, you might know about this one... I live in Orange County, and my wife and I do a lot of hiking. last weekend, we went to Silverado Canyon, and took the trail that starts where the road officially ends. We usually cut off to follow the creek trail, but this time we stayed on the main trail, and after about a few miles, the pavement ended and it turned into a dirt trail that kept going and going up into the hills. A bunch of Jeeps and a variety of off road bikes passed us on the trail. I'm very intrigued to know where this trail ends up. None of the bikes or trucks that went up the trail doubled back during the six miles that we hiked up, so I'm thinking that the other end of the trail must hook up to a road on the other side somewhere.

Anyone know about this trail?
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