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. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    I am on worn out Scorpions but Ill give it a go as long as its not too rocky. Let me know.
  2. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    Crap, I am out the Dream Killer (wife) made plans for us tonight.
  3. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Bummer Craig :umph

    Anybody else?

    Could maybe do a street only ride... How late is Newcombs open?

    -M
  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    9ish depending on traffic... Known to shut down early:cry
  5. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Web site says closed now ....
  6. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Ah well...

    Off to Big Bear and beyond :pynd

    -M
  7. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Home at 2:15am :thumb

    Full moon was amazing... incredibly bright :eek1

    I'll post some pics tomorrow :deal
    Actually, that would be later today :lol3

    :snore

    -M
  8. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    A few pics from last night ... :wink:

    10:30pm - Climbing up Radford/Converse (2N06) towards BB, lights of the IE below.
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    11:00pm - Somewhere on Skyline/Grandview (2N10).
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    11:30pm - Boulder Bay.
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    11:45pm - Entering Holcomb Valley on Pilogue (2N09).
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    12:00am - Holcomb Valley (3N16) between the campground and Bellville.
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    12:30am - Dropping down to Lucerne Valley on Hwy18 .
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    1:00am - Rabbit Lake.
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    :norton
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    It was a fun ~175 mile ride :thumb

    Might've been nice to have someone along, but dust would've sucked. Very dry and no wind. If I stopped, my own cloud would surround me and just hang there. Passed a couple trucks going opposite direction in Holcomb Valley and was riding in their dust for miles. Kept thinking I was catching someone with their lights off.

    All pics were taken with a a cheap Canon point-n-shoot, hand held ('cept for last one), no tripod, no flash. Used 'program' mode with ISO set to 3200. Sharper, but barely anything visible at 1600 or less. I have zero luck with the pre-configured 'night time' or 'long shutter' settings. Nothing shows up.

    -M
  9. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Awesome pics!
  10. pvt joker

    pvt joker Latebird

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    Great report. The pictures are amazing and look like you took them in daytime with a filter.
  11. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    Since I couldn't make Kennedy Meadows this weekend I figured I'd take the big girl out for a nice mountain ride. No real set plans, work my way up to Big Bear for lunch :freaky then back down to Arrowhead jump in the lake if it's hot. Mostly Fire road simple stuff. be home by 5:ish
  12. spdnjoe

    spdnjoe Adventurer

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    Awesome pics !
  13. pvt joker

    pvt joker Latebird

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    What's the dirt/street mix? I'm planning to ride my 525 Sunday and if there's enough dirt involved could stage somewhere near the trails/dirt roads.
  14. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking about riding local hills from my house in Apple Valley. 90% offroad, lots of single track, nothing crazy. intermediate level pace and trails. Done when it starts getting hot.

    Street legal required, off road bikes 650 cc and under.
  15. pvt joker

    pvt joker Latebird

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    I'm recently back on a dirt bike again and have a feeling I might have trouble keeping up on the intermediate pace & trails.
  16. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    no worries
  17. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    dont be skeered, you have the "shorts of destiny" at your side.
  18. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Aiming to get out around the Arrowhead and Big Bear areas tomorrow (7/27) on the big-bike.
    Probly rolling out of garage ~8am and spending most of the day up in the mtns.

    This will be a reconnaissance ride for a future event :wink:
    Maybe not a whole lotta dirt, lotsa wandering to random places and stopping to check things out.

    -M
  19. Mojave Mutt

    Mojave Mutt Been here awhile

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    Fawnskin ride this afternoon from my place in Apple Valley. Mostly easy, some fun trails. Dinner at North Shore Cafe. Home no later than 9 pm. Stands up at 2:30 pm.
  20. headstaller

    headstaller Been here awhile

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    I will enjoy the fruits of your labor :D