Anyone Interested in Monthly Rides in Big Bear?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Dual-Sport-Noob, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Dual-Sport-Noob

    Dual-Sport-Noob SoCal 650

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    Please use and or adopt this thread to plan "non-hardcore" rides together for the rest of the month and beyond as my bike is in the barn until October 13th.

    You guys that are ready to ride now should hook up with Andy (Dune Rider). He actually led our ride and is looking for people to ride mountain and/or desert.

    Except for posting the pics later this week I won't actually be able to monitor this thread for a couple weeks.

    Andy, thanks for a great lead!
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  2. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    I'm in for a ride this weekend. Planning to head out Friday afternoon and camp through Sunday. Don't know the area but I'm real good at reading maps and getting lost and stuff....

    Anyone riding up there this weekend that already knows some good routes?? I'm on a V-Strom 650 and I'm fairly competent on it....as long as there is no mud. My bike must really love the taste of mud because it always tries to dive into it.

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  3. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    nice Wee... i'll be up there sat on the fourfiddy...
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  4. Dune Rider

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    I’m putting together an adventure ride in mid October to explore the southeastern side of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Death Valley</st1:place>. One day will be a ride from Dumont Dunes west and north up to Dante’s View and back thru Tecopa to <st1:place w:st="on">Dumont</st1:place>. If there is an interest, another day exploring ghost towns and mines closer to the dunes. I will start a new thread for more info with date, time, and local info for camping. This ride will be suitable for all size dual sport street legal bikes. First day is slow and easy; the next is a little more difficult due to sandy and washed out roads. Look for up coming info.
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    Andy
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  5. Dual-Sport-Noob

    Dual-Sport-Noob SoCal 650

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  6. Dune Rider

    Dune Rider Adventurer

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    Awesome web page!!
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  7. K0ncept

    K0ncept Been here awhile

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    That would be a cool adventure, I have not been to Dumont for probably 20 years! Been a long time, would be a really fun time to camp out there for a couple days and explore all that area has to offer!
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  8. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the details! Anyone going up this Sat (9/15)?
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  9. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    I may be riding up there from my house in Apple Valley Saturday. (I live 10 minutes from dirt). Need to get my suspension back from service tomorrow morning, get that bolted back up and I'll be good. My wife is going down to Redlands on Saturday so I have an open schedule.

    Been riding BB area for over 30 years. I'll be on a 530 EXC

    Glenn
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  10. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    Anyone riding in Big Bear this weekend?
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  11. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    You have my attention... :ear
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  12. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    I guess they didn't hear you or don't like 530s :D
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  13. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    Rode up there last week. Been editing the videos all week and just finished today. I know its not fast and not much excitement but I tried to follow the route and got lost and had to cut the ride short since I didn't want to be out there in the dark. I installed GPS and car charger to my bike this week so hopefully I won't get lost next time. I did find some cool routes near Green Valley Lake while being lost and still went through the water crossing hazard getting to Crab Flats CG.

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  14. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    I like the music in your vid, it's like hanging out in the lobby bar of a W hotel. Did some of those same roads a couple months ago ... much cooler temps for summer riding up there.
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  15. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    I'm going to be up this weekend, and can probably steal away for a few hours in the morning Saturday or Sunday if anyone is up for a little ride.
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  16. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    I assume you sped up the video. If not, you are very fast.
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  17. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    Def sped up the video 2x to shorten up the video. Was my first time there,tons of gear on me, and solo.
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  18. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    I'm a moron. Left my gear in the city.
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  19. 1224R

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    Thats so right on...... or its the music that plays on the W hotel TV's in your room that highlight all the activities.... you hear that song on the Tv and yell to your wife in the next room, "Honey they have a special on seaweed wraps today!"..... too funny
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  20. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Will be in Big Bear this weekend staying with some of wifeys friends. Planning on riding Sat afternoon and Sun morning starting around North Shore Cafe / Fawnskin area each day. Will be riding my full moto-x GS Adventure and no trail is too scary ... well maybe won't do the ride to Devil's Hole again. Not scary, just not fun on the GS.
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