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. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    im a flower...tuber fest and rides:nono
  2. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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  3. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    would love to, but have to work. Say HI to your pa'.
  4. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    been a long time buddy. LET'S RIDE!!!
  5. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Just got my KTM 690E and really want to ride some easier local rides. And hey, if someone's willing to back me up - all the better. This is a big/heavy bike IMO and I haven't ridden a MX bike since I was a LOT younger (29 years to be exact), but I've been putting on the miles on easy roads and challenging paved twisties and I'm ready for the world of dual sport for better or worse. I'm an advanced downhill MTBer and I race cars (Lotus Cup USA) so hopefully some of that skill/mindset play in my favor here.

    :1drink
  6. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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  7. mr. thumbs

    mr. thumbs Long timer

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    This might be a god option.
  8. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll get out there. Are there good trails closer to LA? Just need easy dirt.
  9. mr. thumbs

    mr. thumbs Long timer

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    Clevland National Forest in Orange County is pretty tame. Just a fire road but some great views at the top.

    Check the thread is this forum.
  10. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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  11. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Where are you located?

    Lot's of easy, scenic, fun roads in the Cajon Pass and San Bernardino Mtn areas.

    I would gladly trade several days of 'riding clinics' and guided tours in the local mountains for some time behind the wheel of a Lotus :deal

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    -M
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i test drove an elise, that thing is a daily drive track car.....:thumb



    just north of l.a., there's rowher flats, tule and lake elizabeth. we have ride reports on page 1 of the l.a. adventure rides.

    hook up with someone - rider914 will take care of you,. always great to have a riding buddy. having a spot is good to have too.

    have fun out there.
  13. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    I posted this in the LA weekend rides:

    This weekend
    <HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #575757; COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Ok going to throw this out and see what sticks. I got a hall pass this weekend (was hoping the BB ride was going to pan out)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    So here is what I’m thinking: (did the first part 2 weeks ago)<o:p></o:p>
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    Friday Night: 6:00 or 7:00 PM<o:p></o:p>
    Starts at the base of the hill Hwy 38 – NF n109 <o:p></o:p>
    Take this all the way up into Moon ridge trail into Big Bear and find a camp spot. (Took me about 2.5 hours to work my way up) this will be at night so it might take a bit longer. <o:p></o:p>
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    Sat early wake up Gas/breakfast and head down to Pioneer Town for an early Lunch (11:00) <o:p></o:p>
    Depending on the group we can work are way back up into BB and then work are way back down via Arrowhead/Silverwood dam to the 15 fwy. Option 2 head for the hwy after P-Town. <o:p></o:p>
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    My weekend is open so if enough people want we can do this Sat to Sun. We don’t have to do the night thing (just adds a little more adventure)<o:p></o:p>
    If anyone’s interested post up and we can get this organized. If no interest I might just do Pioneer Town Sat. <o:p></o:p>
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  14. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Sito-
    I am interested, but currently aiming at different plans this weekend :evil
    If those don't work out I would be up for a BB ride :deal

    BTW... FS 1N09 starts near the bottom of Hwy330 and was still closed a couple weekends ago. Did you mean 1N12 from the bottom of Hwy38?

    -M
  15. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    big or little bikes:ear
  16. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    Sorry got to bail just found out I have to work sat.
  17. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Just as well... Supposed to be 34 deg at nite:huh
  18. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Sucks Sito your pioneer town ride is on of my favorite ones.
  19. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    We will do one soon. I got a nice route to PT Town!
  20. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    I took the bike up to Hungry Valley and felt pretty comfortable on small jumps, intermediate single track and sand (not that deep though). I'm still trying to figure out how to get this pig to turn on downhill reverse camber roads - not quite confident enough to back in but I might be able to brag about not being totally lame. So maybe I could join you on a ride that's fun for both of us. And, hey, if you turn out to be the kind of guy that wouldn't destroy my race car, I'd be happy to let you lap it at Willow Springs on a testntune day. I'm warning you though - its VERY addictive. :wink: I've got a hall pass for Sunday! :clap