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. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    just might bust out the "new to me" 990S. Might bring a newb if the trails are boot type. What are ya planning?

    Actually, he's only newb to riding on the street, but he's been riding dirt last 9 years. Think I might pass to help him work on his street skills. Maybe next time.
  2. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Whats the exit again? Just in case people don't know where it is?
  3. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    I believe it's Sierra ave
  4. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    anybody listening? Where you guys at?
  5. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Well... that was an interesting day :wink:
    Good riding and good karma :thumb

    I'll get some pics up in a bit. Hope to heck Glen got some too :deal

    Woof!

    -M
  6. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Wen't for a nice sunday ride with dad and Glen (r'elise me) yesterday.

    Glen recently picked up an uber-farkled 450EXC and this was the first outing. I think he liked it :thumb
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    Dad chasing Glen up Lower Lytle Creek Divide.
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    Near Lost Lake, took the guys on a super-secret single-track :evil
    (So secret, sometimes even I can't find it :huh)
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    Eventually worked our way up to Baldy Mesa in search of not-so-secret single-track.
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    Followed George's trail down one of the many washes towards the hi-dez.
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    A bit whooped out and wide from ATVs, but still nice :ricky
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    And then we were attacked by vicious desert dwelling creatures :eek2

    :huh ...

    -M
  7. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    stepen up to a big bike :clap
  8. canpile

    canpile Trail User

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    And then we were attacked by vicious desert dwelling creatures :eek2

    :huh ...

    -M[/QUOTE]


    Uh oh:eek1 I had a female sasquatch looking creature fly out of the bushes and attack me verbally on that very trail...something about not being invited to her f@#kin' barbecue.:huh
  9. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey Brandon :wave
    We actually stopped by your place seeking assistance, but nobody home 'cept the guard dog.
    More about that later...

    -M
  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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  11. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    I was going to join you guys on this trip. But when I woke up it was to late.
  12. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Haha, was fired up to meet up with my 525 as well and wifey said "no,no,no ... you just did a 3 day ride"


    rat farts, looked like a fun ride on a great day
  13. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Ben, Todd... Try harder next time! :ddog

    :lol3

    Sorry for the delay on the report. Wife in a panic because her computer infected by some fake security trojan. Trying to work on RR while scans are running ...

    :cob

    -M
  14. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    The trail dumped us out at the end of an old service road. Round a corner and I see something up ahead. Thought it was just a pile of old rags or carpet, until it started to move...

    Well, maybe they were just puppies :augie
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    I'm sure someone had just dumped them out here in the boonies. Looked like they had been hiding in a ditch under a bush for a day or two, waiting for their dirtbag 'master' to come back.

    We gave them whatever suitable snacks we had and a bit of water, but didn't seem like much else we could do at the time.
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    With a tear in my eye, We continued on more sweet single-track :cry :ricky
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    Making our way towards I15, all the while I was thinking what more could be done for the pups :scratch

    Arrived at Summit Inn to find two other bike parked out front. Turned out to be Browneye and friend. Hi guys :wave
    After lunch, they went over to the gas station to practice tube changing skills before the nOOb rally.
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    We sat down for lunch and discussed the situation. Made a few phone calls, but nothing panned out. Dad was just about done for the day, ready to head home. Thats okay, I know he does what he can. Glen and I figured we could at least take some food and water back out to the dogs, but with just two of us that would be about it.

    Fortunately, a familiar sounding LC8 pulled up momments later. Marty (fmfpunk) was out for a late ride and knew there was a good chance of finding me a Summit Inn :rolleyes

    At least now we had the power of three :pynd

    Picked up some water and a small bag of dog food at the mini-mart, then set off on a rescue mission.

    Fellow ADVer Canpile lives in the area and I knew he had a soft spot for dogs. We headed over to his place, but found nobody home. Ah well...

    Back into the boonies ...
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    We arrived at the spot to find the pups still waiting right where we left them.

    I think they smelled the biscuits before Marty even had them off the bike.
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    -M
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    a ride with a different twist. nice gesture.

    thanks m.
  16. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    can you narrow down where the pups wear IL go look this morning before weather hits
  17. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    what the heck???????/ that's it? Please tell me the puppy saga has more to it than this! It's gonna be coooooold as f%^k up there with this storm coming thru.....
  18. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    go slideways go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    slim chance to find them 3 days later know the area well some homes near by. I 15 and coyote's closer
  20. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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