Dezert Skills to be tested

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by cribaby, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    I have to change the date to 4-17, Same plan just 2 weeks later. I am planning to be out at Spanger Hills OHV area (Teagle Wash) April 3,4,5. It should be a great photo op weekend and a chance to explore one of socal's IMO finer and still open portions of the the high desert. There is all types of terrain and riding destinations for all levels to enjoy.


    I will setup camp thursday night (probability is very late) and will be there all weekend. I can offer up a complete kitchen, ice chest with ice to chill your barley pops, a bar-bq to burn meat on, a nightly fire (to burn meat on), and a least 1 hot showers each for the girls (sorry dudes it is the desert and water is limited). You bring food, booze, and sleeping arrangements. (GPS coordinate posted later for camp spot) or if you prefer map to get lost by.

    Camp will be a very close walking distance to a toilet/concrete outhouse (always clean everytime I have use it, even on busy weekends and always very well maintained (your ohv dollars a work)).

    Seem like some folks here would like to improve the desert riding skills, hope to see you there.
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  2. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    This area is the place to bring those light un-plated dirt bikes, you can easily do 100 mile loops and can even ride those green and red sticker (in season) bikes right up to the gas pumps in the town of Johannesburg.
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  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Wow! Sounds great!
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  4. terranova

    terranova slow and steady

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    This will be great for us Noobs who need to drill home some skills so that they can become Second Nature! :clap I am so in for this!
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  5. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Looks like I'm gonna have to take the "Valdez" tank off the XR.
    Pencil me in. Subject to confirmation. (Hope I don't sell the KTM soon).
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  6. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Not only nOObs.
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  7. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Are you offering to teach some skills or just base camp accomadations?

    SP
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i'm working to get trailtrick and tahoeacr to do the training.....:deal

    any good riders out there with a lot of patience...please step forward and us nOObs want you there too!...:D
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  9. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    I am willing to lead some of the rides and offer tips and suggestions, but mostly I am planning to lead at least one ride a day that will be reasonably nOOb friendly and try to meet and enjoy everyone company. It is the desert and therefore there will always be some minor sand and hills to ride through or over to get anywhere unless you ride on the pavment. Planned rides are to the Pinnicales and back 3-4 hours depending on group, Randsburg/Cuddleback Dry Lake for lunch 5-6 hours, other suggested routes?

    I have been riding the desert for years and the best advice I can give to improving your skills is to ride with other who have advance skills and go with them at every opportunity. Ask questions and just try to follow where they go. Always know your limit and when to say I can't , but don't limit yourself to the same type of riding terrain and speeds. Remember Stupid Hurts and it will screw over your riding buddies day. I will never leave anyone out there and will pickup napping bikes.



    As far as camp goes, I am going to setup a camp and will have a kitchen w/stove and bar-bq, also pots and pans and gear to cook food on. (byob your own food, booze, and sleeping stuff. ie tent ,bag, girl/guy). I will also bring firewood and a knowledge of the spangler hills area.
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  10. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    :thumb Count me IN cribaby! That place caught my curiosity last trip to DV. I surely could use some skillz training!
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  11. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    I think the noobs have to paid a beer per tip to the expert's in order the get the expert's motivated :rofl
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  12. JAB

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    If you can teach me how to turn left AND right, I will buy you a beer.
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    trailtrick goat trail rider

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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :eek1
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    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I'm in for riding, skill building, eating, drinking... whatever the weekend shall bring.
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    by sunday morning, we all be riding the rutted corners like this......:wings


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  17. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    I will bring my YZ-450. Stock tank. Rather stick around close and instruct than go on long rides.
    One of the driving schools that I have gone to has three instructors. Every student had track time with all three. Each instructor had different views and ways about which was the fastest way around a track. As a student, I took in everything and then used what worked best for me.
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  18. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    Thanks tahoeacr for sharing your knowledge and am looking forward to putting faces with everyone posts. Sounds like those that want to raise the dust in camp and practice skills have some leadership, I will lead the nOObs rides to those that what to see the area highlights. Advanced rider have some wide open choices.
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  19. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    Looking forward to seeing you. I know were going to be near DV so make sure you have all of your keys.

    Charlie
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  20. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    Cribaby,
    Not real familiar with this area. Looking for somewhere to ride this Saturday on the way down to the Soboba ride. Is there AA level stuff out here? Looking for hillclimbs and cliff climbs for a few friends coming with me to hone their skills on. It would also be great to get a lay of the land for skill test stuff for everyone in April.
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