California - The Adventure Republic

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by NSFW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I was going thru old pics and found these of what I thought was the first year of the event, it's actually the second year of EnduroCross in Las Vegas.

    Johnny Ringo rode vet class and we setup as pits for him. In this time period a good trailrider could compete in the event, this is before it got so big as it is today. Seems like everybody jumped on this EX thing.

    Johnny Ringo, Plonkers trials rider and all around gnarly trail rider. He now has endurocrosscoach.com and a practice track at his place in Apple Valley. He's part of the 'hawaiian shirt crew'.

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    He crashed in qualifying and twisted his knee. Check out the dangle-ball shorts. :D

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  2. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    todd, sorry to hear about the crash. hope they're not badly injured.

    baja will always have hazards. it's not for everyone. riding or driving, we take our chances and some aren't too lucky.


    larry and his crew. podium finish for #113. i will let larry write the rr and explain what the bandage is all about....:evil
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    pics uploading.
  3. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...wow, good on him, that's about a 2002 EXC he's riding!
  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Outstanding!! :clap


    Realize this is from 2005. :wink:

    The event was in its infancy then. He even has a desert tank mounted. :huh
  5. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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    Good pictures Joel
  6. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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  7. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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    is any one going to endurocross las vegas 2013 in November ?
  8. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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  9. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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    10/4
  10. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    check out the linky below and see how "the tourist" able to hang with the Big KTMs....:ricky



    2013 ktm rally @ steamboat springs




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    friday morning decision...which group ride?

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    well, it will be a privilege to meet and ride with any of the ride leaders - kurt casseli, paul krause, mike brown and andrew short.


    made a connection
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    kurt likes my camera
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    fellow riders
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    we were rolling
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    scenic backroad
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    there were about 20+ riders and we have to regroup
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    up front our leader
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    tourist meets the pros
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    finally.......dirt......wohooo
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    i am getting spoiled in having an official ktm sweep....hahaha
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    kurt was wondering how i got in front of them???
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    i can't resist getting one for myself
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    much needed break
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    on open roads, hard to keep up with the big bikes
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    we have to slow down when seeing homes
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    after 97 miles, back where we started...just a little muddy
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    saturday morning gathering, paul krause's ride @ 150 miles, route #2

    paul on the new 1190
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    the other kurt (have to take care of bdc) wishing he could ride with us
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    our saturday group is much mellower than the day before
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    started easy
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    the smallest bike in the group and a shameless post
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    paul krause in the ktm adv outfit facing camera
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    lots of big ktms
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    at this elevation, glad to have FI on the 350
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    mike and jeremy from the bay area doing their own exploring
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    that bike with slicks is a multi strada - alex from greece
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    2up in our group. the rider is chris, and he can ride.
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    and they were on a street bike
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    taking a break
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    the sky is always threatening, but never came down on us
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    glad to see c-dub after he left socal
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    closer look of the duc multi
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    another female rider on a 990
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    closing down on me
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    i could hear the beautiful sound of the akra as he passed me. this rider is dressed to the true ktm fashion
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    wot and still i felt like standing still....hahaha
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    i don't know how this bike got admitted in the rally....hahaha, just joking alex.
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    blurry
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    these ladies taking a break from their big KTMs
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    paul krause and his riders
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    as we get deeper in the woods, more mud
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    ron lawson (dirtbike editor) helping a rider down. i think he was hurt but able to ride back to town.
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    no problem for alex
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    once we got to the open, nice riding and awesome landscape
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    check out the end of that road
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    pretty much dry here except for that little puddle
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    still, the forest able to bite one of us for the last time
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    heading back to steamboat to catch the 6pm dinner and award activities....hahaha, i can't wait.
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    once we're on the tarmac, everyone's gone but me.
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    saturday dinner atop this hill
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    the view
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    as far as i remember, we rode over or behind that mountain range
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    super nice guy from canada in the norton shirt. he rode on to ca on hw395.
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    ramjet showing his awesome tee. shameful plug of the DVNR, mark your march 1014 calendar
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    a meal befitting a tourist
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    and of course, you guys already know the rest of the story
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    yeah, and the tourist aside from the award, received these....:1drink....thank you ktm and giant loop
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    more pics here @ ride report at orange crush
  12. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    october 12, 2013 desert ride

    socal had been hot in the last 4 months, too hot to go riding in the desert.

    finally, the temperature dropped below 90 which means the desert riding season is now officially on.

    another california gold is the area near mojave, california city, randsburg and kramer junction. pretty much a wide open area...lots of dirt and sand.


    this 80 mile loop is east of california city and south of ridgecrest
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    we staged at borax bill park and rode to randsburg. paul and i had little knowledge of the area and glad to have klammer to lead the ride

    no pics of the morning ride....my camera suffered from operator error


    our first stop is here at atolia. pics from previous trip.
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    we were on time for lunch at the general store in randsburg
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    need to sample it before i can say good cheeseburger
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    this town seriously caters to off road enthusiast. unplated bikes and quads can ride into town, such as, providing convenient parking
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    short hop on the 395 highway. so nice and so empty....me like
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    then on to the nearby trail, but got to look first for oncoming vehicles
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    deciding to do husky monument or just play in cuddyback dry lake bed
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    cuddyback it is. save husky for the next ride
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    klammer and loner
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    the tourist
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    the weather was very nice and not surprised to see more people coming out
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    the rain we had a few days ago made the traction on the lake bed nice
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    paul got his camera ready for someone to pop big wheelies....hahaha...wait for his post
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    big helmet
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    there are other riders who want to play
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    tasty graphics
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    damnnnnn.....there's klammer and loner
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    paul left me a nice line to follow, which one is klammer
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    i think the PPs finally got bored or conserving gas
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    the sun is coming down fast and we turned west back to the staging area
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    rode across another lake bed and no more time to mess around. can you spot the 2 riders
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    atop a hill and checking our bearing. we need to get behind that hill and my gps indicates we're 7 miles away.
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    having the waypoint, i get to lead
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    took them into this sandwash for a little detour
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    no problem since it was medium packed
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    we made it to the trucks before 4 pm. enough time for the drive home in daylight and grab dinner along the way.

    it was a beautiful day. my first outing in the desert after that long hot summer.

    thanks you paul and rich for the company cuz i don't think i will ever ride in the desert alone......:evil
  14. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Desert season IS here!!!
  15. loner

    loner explorer

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    My first ADV ride in a long time, thanks to Joel, and Rich for hitting a good assortment of trails out of Cal City.

    Klammer ready to lead...

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    We made our way to Atolia first...

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    Rich checking out the pit

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    We decide to head into Randsburg for lunch

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    After lunch we head to the dry lake. I was supposed to get some shots of Joel doing wheelies, but my camera was too slow to get the action shot.

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    Next time Joel.

    I also met Isaac at the Sand Canyon meeting area, sorry about the change in plans, hope to ride with you next time.

    Great to be back in the dirt...
  16. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Right on Paul!
    Good to see you out there. :clap
  17. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    for those following this thread....sorry no rr here. we went to gold point nevada and death valley for a 3 day weekend.

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    ride report HERE
  18. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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  19. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    i think you and i just did. oh, timmy was there too.


    mike brown #3, taddy #2 and others meeting the fans
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    ride on KC, we'll miss you. post up your feelings here
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    mike brown who was KC baja team mate got emotional at this point
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    helmet on, both mike and taddy will be competing for the 2013 championship
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    david knight in one of his few appearances
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    taddy #1 and cody webb #2
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    taddy made this pass for the win
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    tough going for this rider
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    the winner of the final race...cody webb
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    2013 the endurocross champion...taddy
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    Blazusiak finished the season with 146 points to take the title. Brown was four points back with 142 and Webb was another seven back with 135.

    again, enjoyed the race. this was my 3rd time to the games. not as exciting and high speed as the SX but definitely a bit more technical and somehow aligned to adventure riding.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    after getting some inspirations from the night before, the 3 of us (tim, lior and myself) geared up the next morning.
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    a little hooliganism to start the ride
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    tim leading and riding to the outskirts of las vegas
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    it had been raining in the last 2 days, but today is a good one
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    tim taking us to one of his secret dirt roads
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    to a lookout with fantastic view of the valley and vegas in the background
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    view without PPs
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    lots of fresh snow from the recent storm
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    oh yeah, las vegas porn...:D
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    going back down
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    couple of beautiful wild horses
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    lior passing me on 5th gear...:huh....i suck..:cry
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    i don't know exactly where we are
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    by the looks of this, we're heading towards the dark clouds...:hmmmmm
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    our fearless leader assured us there will be no problem
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    as long we stayed along the powerlines, it should be easy to get help
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    tim's bike having starting issue...haha. if you're with lior, everything can be fixed.
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    those clouds got me concerned
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    no dust to glory ride (later you'll see)...:D
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    we stopped at this pizza joint for a quick bike fix (lior gave tim a spare battery) and lunch
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    the food was very good
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