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. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Hey Matt

    You probably already left for your ride today, but in case you change to tomorrow ... and it doesn't rain hard, I want to ride Lytle Creek for a shake down ride on a 525 I picked up recently. Maybe you could send me some tracks of a good ride for my purposes ???
  2. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Haven't ridden since LA-B2V. :cry The scooter is gonna be down for maint. Dropping off on Monday to George @ESP. Hope to hook up for a ride w/ you all near the end of the month. Going through 'no ride' withdrawals.
  3. SpongeRob

    SpongeRob Been here awhile

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    That was a great ride yesterday Matt. Thanks for showing me the area.
  4. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey Rob (and Glen if yer out there)-
    Thanks for showing up outa the blue. Turned out to be a really nice day. Glad you guys had fun.
    I'll try to post up a few pics a little later.

    Hey Todd-
    Sorry we missed you. Did you ride today? Not near as bad as predicted, but much more wet and gloomy than yesterday.
    Keep an eye on this thread. I always try to post here if riding locally.
    BTW, Congrats on the new bike :clap

    -M
  5. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Yeeee Haaaaaa! Yep, me and Aram rode up Lytle Creek (kind of), to Baldy Mesa back down and over to Cleghorn. The kind of part was exploring some single track creek bed that the GSA would never had been able to go through. I'm going to have to unlearn all the big bike habits and learn how to ride again.

    Me and Aram at the look out

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    The new (to me) machine

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  6. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Saturday was THE day - clear, cool, moist soil (still a little dusty for the noob in the back - me!). way too much fun riding on snow and the creek bed later in the day. I'm glad we took Rob's suggestion of going up the canyon. I never knew any of that was up there. Thanks for leading the ride, Matt!

    I'm not finding the insert photo button on this thread-reply page, so if someone can point me to it I'll upload some photos.
  7. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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  8. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Nice! Attack mode.

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  9. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    And check out Pop's front tire ... not on the ground :ricky

    If ida been quicker on the shutter, I think he was airborne for a moment :clap

    -M
  10. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Anyone want to ride this Sunday or Saturday? Just got my 07 450EXC beater dialed in and aching for a shakedown ride.
  11. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Ahh heck! I'm still waiting on ESP to finish up my suspension. Guess I'm still out. Maybe next weekend....or Monday.
  12. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Keep me posted. Monday could work too!
  13. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey guys :wave

    I am aiming to be out sunday on the 950.
    Need to test out some recent work before an upcoming trip :evil

    -M
  14. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Heck, looks pretty darned nice out today (saturday).
    Anybody wanna go check out the fresh snow level before the jeeps ruin it?
    I could be at Lytle Creek 9~10am.

    :ear

    -M
  15. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    what is plan for Sunday?
  16. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    A few pics from today :evil

    About 10 miles from home on the secret trail into Lytle Creek.
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    Access road to the shootin' range had already been trampled...
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    ... but the entire lower Lytle Creek divide was fresh powder :ricky
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    First tracks all the way up :clap
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    This was about as deep as it got.
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    Snow was almost all in the lower pass and pretty much ended at Applewhite Grade.

    Farther up the pass looked like this ...
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    Totally different from when I turned around at the same spot a few years ago.
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    Made it up to Summit Inn (no snow) for an early lunch then turned around and headed home.

    -M
  17. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hadn't really made any 'cause I hadn't heard from anyone. Still wanna go? :ear

    Sorry for the late reply, been in the garage this afternoon. Looks like the regulator/rectifier on the 525 died sometime today. Ah well. It lasted over 9k miles and I need to order a new tail light assembly from BD anyhow.

    -M
  18. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    snow going to be a problem for big bikes tomorrow?
  19. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    yeah, planning on it. Just don't want to be picking my bike up all day. Guess will just have to be careful. What time?
  20. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    MMM-MMMmmm... I gotta come riding with you again! :ricky

    We're going to be back in Cal.City March 17 weekend. Drag Ken & Dad along! We'll have a novice or easy group with hopefully a gps or two.

    Catfish ...