Angeles National Forest/Big Bear Ride

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  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Next July will be a hot month for us riding in the Los Angeles area. The plan is stay local and ride high in cooler areas.....6k to 7k elevation.


    The dates are set on July 17, 18, and 19 , 2009


    Here's the schedule:

    Friday:
    5 PM meet at 7-11 on ORO VISTA and FOOTHILL BLVD. Ride Lynx, Pacifico, and camp at Horse Flats Campground near Newcombs.

    Those coming late, just meet at the Mill Creek around 7:00 PM. This is an early evening night ride. You could also meet at Newcombs or at the camp, whichever is good for you.

    Dinner at Newcombs @ 8:00PM.

    Saturday:
    Ride to Wrightwood for brunch via the newly opened HW2, then to Old Pine Canyon, Lytle Creek, to Cleghorn (skip the sand wash), to Hesperia, to Coxey, and camp at Holcomb Valley Campground.

    If we get a support vehicle, we will have bar-b-q in the camp, otherwise, dinner in Big Bear City. I would guess $8 per person.

    Sunday:
    Brunch at Grizzly Manor (Big Bear City)
    Explore the Big Bear Area, ride home via the same route we rode up and take the sandwash (there's an optional detour).
    Ride home via Old Pine Canyon, HW2 to Angeles Crest to Upper Big T to AFH to Big T to Oro Vista (Sunland).


    Total distance will be around 350 - 400 miles and there are routes for intermediate riders and advanced riders.

    All participants must be at least an experienced C+ rider, sorry no reckless riders, must have critical spare parts, able to fix flat, and carry tools.

    Once we find a support vehicle, the first 14 riders to sign in can stash their camping equipment in the vehicle. Our sv will have firewood, cooler with ice (bring your own refreshment), grill, and camp chairs.

    The IN list
    1. KLR Woody
    2. Sopascat
    3. Dun E. Rat
    4. 8)H
    5. RRuugger
    6. DannyG
    7. Spafxer
    8. tbarstow
    9. nmbmn
    10. randym
    11. imgonnasnap
    12. sospelotudo
    13. sito

    Anyone who's coming must sign up so we can figure out the camping arrangement and break the group into 2 or 3 depending on the riding ability.
    :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer
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  2. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    :clapand yes i need a support vehicle
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  3. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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  4. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    I'm clearly qualified as demonstrated above:lol3
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Horse Flats is about a few miles east of Newcombs and 3 miles north of HW2; secluded campground. You could get there via Pacifico or Angeles Crest.

    Coordinates: 34° 20′ 33″ N, 118° 0′ 36″ W same as 34.3425, -118.01


    <TABLE borderColorDark=#49572a cellPadding=3 width="100%" summary="This is an alphabetical list of campgrounds on the Angeles National Forest." borderColorLight=#788a51 border=4><TBODY><CENTER><TR><TD borderColor=#621c1e align=middle headers=t1 bgColor=#f3eba4>Horse Flats</TD><TD borderColor=#621c1e align=middle headers=t2>5,700'</TD><TD borderColor=#621c1e align=middle headers=t3>Closed for the winter November 15 through March 31, snow permitting opening on that date or as soon as possible thereafter.</TD><TD borderColor=#621c1e align=middle headers=t4>25 Sites</TD><TD borderColor=#621c1e headers=t5>When open, this campground has no water. Vault toilets. $12.00 per night per site, first-come, first-served. Horse facilities - 2 corrals, hitching rails. RV's to 20'. Location: Santa Clara Divide Rd (Rd. #3N17) and Hwy 2 at Three Points. Turn left to the west on the Santa Clara Divide Rd and drive 3 miles to the campground. </TD></TR></CENTER></TBODY></TABLE>
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  6. RandyM

    RandyM Less talk, More ride

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    Joel, this is a great idea. I plan to do this one. All my gear will fit on my DR350.
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :thumb nice to have you around.

    hey randy, you packed your stuff well, unlike us we bring a lot of crap. here's you from the big bear ride couple of months ago.
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  8. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Like this:lol3

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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i heard people don't ride the SE anymore?.............:D
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  10. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    I'm interested. If I do make it, i'll be on my EXC 450.
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  11. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    no we do,only the ones who get gender reassignment have to stop,to hard to throw ur leg over with a skirt on :lol3
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    what a 450?..:eek1

    we were just joking about the SE....:D you can still ride yours...:thumb

    it will be great to see you again...:wave
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  13. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    Maybe I misunderstood, is it a hardcore bike ride or a big bike run & camping off the bikes? If the later, yes i'd deff be taking the 950 instead :huh

    The mileage isn't a problem, I did 350 miles of dirt riding of my 450 during our last bomb run :D
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  14. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    bring the 950:getiton
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    I'm interested. If I do make it, i'll be on my EXC 450.
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    +1


    all routes have been done on a gs1200....:beer
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  16. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    yup:getiton with ease...:lol3

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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    come on noel don't blow it, i need more pics of sleeping SEs.....:rofl

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  18. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    too many cervesas in the left bag:shog
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  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    if you can't make the weekend and camping thing, come out sat morning and meet us at the camp, ride to wrightwood and have breakfast, then all the way to big bear. long day but a great escape from the hot day at home.

    :wave :wave :wave :wave :wave
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  20. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    and bring beer....:D
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