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. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Todd, I could go for a breakfast ride on Sunday if you're game. Bread pudding french toast in fawnskin is worth the trip. Pm me your info if you're up to it.
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  2. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Wow, the weather could not have been any better for a little bit of riding in Big Bear last weekend. Wifey and I rode up Sat afternoon and stayed with friends on the North Shore. The jungle drums must have been beating on Saturday night though ... I rolled out of the North Shore Cafe Sunday at about 8:30 with 7 other riders; 3 - GS's (incl me), 1 - Super Tenere, 2 - 690's and 2 - 510's.
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  3. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    I'm up in BB this weekend if anyone is up for a ride.
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  4. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Are these routes open for riding in Jan./Feb., or snowed in?
    I stay in the Coachella Valley area then, and am always looking for big bike/old and slow (:lol3) friendly rides.
    I did a quick highway loop through Big Bear last year in Feb. and there was some snow in the trees and some icy spots on the highway :eek1 but not sure if it was an unusual year.
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  5. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    It depends. At times there is plenty of snow, and sometimes there is none. Last Xmas it was about 60 degrees for a week.
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  6. bigbearjim

    bigbearjim Adventurer

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    I live up here and they close the forest roads when there is a foot or more of snow on them. They don't reopen them until spring. Christmas is about the time you can forget about the back roads. Hope this helps..Also up here in the fall when the sun dips below the trees it gets f--------- COLD!
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  7. Dual-Sport-Noob

    Dual-Sport-Noob SoCal 650

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    I started this thread last month to get a "big bike" ride going on the second Saturday each month in Big Bear after the 9am Big Bear Trail Riders (BBTR) monthly meeting at Nottingham's restaurant.

    We had a fun ride last month. I've got a family commitment and won't make the meeting this month. If you're intersted in leading a "big bike" ride this Saturday, let Miguel of the BBTR know. His email is miguel.burgi@gmail.com.

    Dan
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  8. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER

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    Sounds like fun. Big bear isn't far at all.
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  9. socalrc31

    socalrc31 Been here awhile

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    Noobie DRZ rider would like to ride BB this week - anyone planning a easy ride?

    Thx
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  10. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    I think I will be up tomorrow, but won't know if I will be able to ride until tomorrow morning.
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  11. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Looking to ride in Big Bear this weekend. Also looking for anyone who may be riding the LA-B to V next month who might be up in Big Bear this weekend. My for sure buddy isn't so sure and the other is only a maybe for Saturday. I'd like to meet up with a few riders in hopes of finding a group to ride with. I know how some people may be weary of letting someone they just met tag along and be afraid they might slow them down. I'm not a semi pro black diamond Graham Jarvis rider, but I don't have a mohawk on my helmet either.
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  12. bigbearjim

    bigbearjim Adventurer

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    I'm home this week end and could meet up for a ride on Saturday or Sunday. I've got a question though, do I bring my
    R 1200 or my XR 400 ? Let me know where and when and what bike to bring.
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  13. jdbski

    jdbski old but getting younger

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    Just moved to the area (palm springs) and would love to meet up with some locals to ride around big bear. May be able to ride this weekend. Would love to ride from pioneertown which I visited last weekend. Or ride anywhere else.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. If it matters I ride a gs and have done a fair amount of offroad.

    Thanks,
    Jb
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  14. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    looks like something is forming...but I ain't a Big Bear local. I've only ridden up there 3 times and 1 was the Big Bear ride. There's no way I could remember any of that stuff. Looking for a local or someone who knows the area better. If not, will just have to get lost for awhile for the hell of it. I got a 3.1 gallon tank.
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  15. jdbski

    jdbski old but getting younger

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    just got word that some of my offspring are invading from LA so i can only ride on sunday. So if anyone is planning on riding then, drop me a note of where you will be and i will try and find you.

    thanks,
    jb
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  16. bigbearjim

    bigbearjim Adventurer

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    Just a note about the Pioneertown road condition,it hasn't been graded in years and has some very rocky sections and deep sand in the canyon area. Big Bikes would be difficult.
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  17. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Couple/few weeks back. Nice trip, staged out of the Coxey Canyon area, took 2n14 to 2n16 out Holcomb Valley to Big Bear, down Cactus Flats thru to Pioneer Town. Nice lunch. Some rocky spots where it could be trouble for a gs unless really experienced and can keep momentum. Also some sand patches. I took my xr600.

    Might be riding that again this weekend. Was nice.
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  18. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    I rode to Pioneertown two weeks ago. While it's not silky smooth, I was thinking to myself that I could take my GSA without being too concerned. The sand towards Pioneertown was also almost entirely gone, compared to last year. Smooth sailing on the DRZ-400s.
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  19. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Hoping someone may be in for some rides on Sunday. Think I'll start trying to map out a course if I don't get any bites.

    Sorry folks, caught the flu last night and I'm hard down. Don't wanna pass on cooties. Be safe and have fun wherever you go ksu.
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  20. Truetorch

    Truetorch Adventurer

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    Im new here but not to riding, Got me a big bike and small bike and like the hard stuff. And am content with the slower stuff as well. Keep me posted on rides.

    Im in Irvine CA.

    John
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