Best Noob "Day Trip" Trail/Ride in So Cal? La Verne/Los Angeles

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Rhino-1, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Yesterday was beautiful. A bit chilly in the morning, strong winds near the mouth of the Cajon Pass, but much calmer towards the top. I topped off at Sierra, then worked my way along fire/powerline roads all the way up to Baldy Mesa. Rode some OHV trails and semi-secret single trak across to Phelan, climbed some hills, then back to Summit Inn for 'lunch'.

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    So....
    Anybody up for sunday? :ear
    I'd suggest staying away from the OHV / green-sticker areas (Cleghorn, Baldy Mesa, Silverwood) on a big weekend. Too much squidly traffic. Almost got taken out twice on Cleghorn yesterday. Sunday might be a zoo. There's plenty of street-legal only fire roads to follow instead.

    -M
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  2. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    Matt! You found my truck! Thanks!
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  3. airborndad

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  4. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Dang Errin! You still lurking around here?
    What'll it take to get you to bust out the 990 one more time? :deal

    -M
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  5. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    Just gettin' back my friend. I took the mighty 990 up to Ojai for breakfast today. Up the coast and then through the back-roads of Santa Paula/Fillmore. Felt pretty good, except my foot hurt like hell in my new Sidis. 200 miles was about all I could bear.

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  6. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Been here awhile

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    Looks like we missed some nice riding! Maybe this coming weekend? I PM'd a cople of you with my phone number--would be cool to have a noob ride this weekend.
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  7. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Meeting my dad tomorrow morning (sat 12/4), 9am at the Valero gas station at the mouth of Lytle Creek.
    LINKY

    Easy ride. Fire roads n stuff. Probly not all day.
    Let me know if I should expect others to show.

    -M
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  8. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Been here awhile

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  9. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    So...
    Anybody riding Cajon Pass or San Bdno area this weekend (12/11-12)?
    :ear

    -M
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  10. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Been here awhile

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    So, anyone up for a (n00b) ride this weekend? AirbornDad? Ben? Rider? If I don't get my bike out on some dirt soon, she's gonna' think she's a garage queen... :eek1:D
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  11. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    I may be in for a Sunday ride?
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  12. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Been here awhile

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    sounds good. Anyone else?
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  13. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    GOTTA WORK :cry :puke1
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  14. Ben99r1

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    Where do you want to go? A maybe for Sunday. Ben
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  15. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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  16. thunderdoggie

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    What's the plan? Sunday looks good for me.
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  17. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    I think the weather may something to say about it?Sat
    Dec 18

    Showers
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    51°
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    64°F
    'Read' the Weather
    Sun
    Dec 19

    Showers
    67°
    49°
    60%
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    check out the the rincon shortcut
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  19. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Erwin. Thunderdoggie has a new looking xr650r that's plated too. Ben
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  20. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Been here awhile

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    Sounds great, but what about the rain? I really want to ride, but I'd be counting on the more experienced guys to call the ball as to location (or feasibility in spite of weather).
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