Big Bear to Yucca Valley -- Two KTM LC8 ADV's

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by monkeytrick, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. monkeytrick

    monkeytrick good ride good times

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    We started out in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Costa Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> on Sunday April 20<SUP>th</SUP> at 8am in front of Shane&#8217;s (shunt4488) house. Within minutes, we were heading north on the 55fwy. Destination Big <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Bear</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place> (Fawnskin)&#8230;.
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    As we started ascending in the mountains, it became very chilly, so we stopped to get the warmer gear on&#8230;.
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    Now in Fawnskin, we got ready for some dirt&#8230;.
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    Dirt&#8230;.
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    The views and weather were perfect&#8230;.
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    Water Crossing&#8230;.
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    After the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Holcomb</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place> loop, it was time for some lunch and fuel before we begin the second half of our ride. We stop at BJ&#8217;s Restaurant. This place is awesome&#8230;.
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    The Menu&#8230;.
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    Food is served&#8230;.
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    Nice &#8220;biker&#8221; friendly atmosphere&#8230;.
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    Cash Only&#8230;.
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    Quick prep before we hit the trails again&#8230;.
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    2N02&#8230;.
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    Intersection of 2N02 and 3N03&#8230;.
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    Now we are down in the Joshua Trees&#8230;.
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    Looking Back&#8230;.
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    Looking Right&#8230;.
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    Looking Forward&#8230;.
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    After a few minutes of finding our coordinates on the map, we turn right&#8230;.
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    Pioneertown&#8230;.
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    There are many long and fast dirt roads out here. We past a mini &#8220;motocross&#8221; track that paralleled the road we were on, so we circled back and ran that section. Its marked on the map below. There wasn&#8217;t much sand until just before the pavement starts before hitting Pioneertown.
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    After refueling in <st1:placeName w:st="on">Yucca</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType>, we super slabbed our way back to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Costa Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> and was home by 3:30pm. Super fun trails and wouldn&#8217;t mind to camp in the area and hit up many of the off-shoot trails that we passed by.
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    Here is a map of our route. PM me if you would like a larger version of this&#8230;.
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    Cheers,
    Monkeytrick

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  2. 79SouthJim

    79SouthJim Been here awhile

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    Awesome post. Thank you.

    Just sent PM for larger map.

    I have ridden dirt bikes in nearby Johnson Valley, but too much sand for my big bike. Those dirt roads you were on looked perfect.

    Jim
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  3. shunt4488

    shunt4488 KTM 990

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    Ahhh good times brother. Looking forward to more rides up in Big Bear this summer. Nice work on the report.
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Great riding you've got there!! thanks for sharing your ride with us :thumb
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  5. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    Nice report, man!
    Looks like fun!

    Thanks
    CA Stu

    PS You can continue beyond Fawnskin on an awesome dirt road to Green Valley Lake. :deal :augie
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  6. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    Nice report.

    The seat on that 990 doesn't look to comfy. It does look like I'd be able to touch the ground though. :lol3
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  7. Uzay

    Uzay Adventure Dreamer

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    I love LC8 reports, thanks for the report:thumb
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  8. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Looked like an awesome trip. We only have woods on the East Coast, different style. I love the wide open spaces you have out there.
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  9. livingintron

    livingintron Mcrider

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    Great report, looks like it was nice up there! Funny I just did the same exact ride about 2 weeks ago, even ate at the same little burger joint, good burgers!
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  10. Perry B

    Perry B Perry B

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    Look like a fun ride. I think I may need to do it this weekend. PM sent.
    THANKS!
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  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    don't suppose you have a gpx on that trip? that looks like a great ride.
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