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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Michhub, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Greetings ADV riff raff....I moved to this area at the end of March from the mid atlantic region (Richmond, VA if you must know).
    There was a thread where old and new came to bs, talk about bikes, plan rides and help each other out etc etc.
    I think this region needs one of these centralized threads. With that in mind post whatever, whenever but past experience shows
    that Politics & Religion quickly lead to intense debates and Mod intervention resulting in someone being banned :lol3
    There seems to be some tolerance of 2nd Amendment subjects but be warned some, and I don't know who they are, might be offended.
    So look to Jo Momma etc etc if your looking for trouble...
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    If this thread dies a cruel and unusual death I'll understand....screw you guys I'm going home...
    I'll continue to clutter up some of the other ones around here :deal
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  2. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    So, I'm sure most if not all the locals have ridden the Apache Trail it is pretty sweet for a dirt road.
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  3. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Apache Trail is a nice ride but a little to busy traffic wise most days. What kind of bike are you riding and do you like to get of the beaten track or do you stick to the dirt roads?
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  4. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    That was just last weekend....I did the AP trail counter clockwise to 188 then up El Oso Rd to 87...took the 990...I caught some slow movers from AJ to the lakes but soon after the Acacia Rec site I had it all to myself...I have the 530 for tight stuff but no truck to get it to the goods.
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  5. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Hey Buddy, I hope to get out your way with the KTM 450 some day. It looks like you have the perfect playground.

    OBTW, do ya miss the trees? :lol3

    Clown out!
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  6. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    hey buddy! JJ is out your way. Yall should hook up to hook up!
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  7. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    You say all that but sport a crosshair on the map. :lol3
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  8. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    Michhub, I roll through there several times a year. Next time I roll through I will give you a heads up. I'll be on a GS so I will be looking for wimpy crap. Welcome to the west!

    Let me know if you end up out in SoCal. I'll hook you up. Next year, I'll make sure that we meet at DV for DV n00bs!
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  9. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    That's probably just the Russian missile targeting.
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  10. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    What? You moved?

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  11. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Just another terrorist from the East coast. I don't know who allows these people to live here. :nah Somebody call sheriff Joe and tell him to build a fence between here and New Mexico.
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  12. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Don't nuke me, bro.
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  13. CrownRoyal

    CrownRoyal Been here awhile

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    East side loco reporting IN! :rofl
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  14. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Whatcha got? Big bike or little bike off the beaten track...?
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  15. roadglider

    roadglider Adventurer

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    Hey Michhub did you go to the Cathearders events? I think I may have ridden with you once at Taskers Gap near Edinburg VA back in like 2010. I went there with OnandOff. There was a campout at some private property that was an old ski resort. I moved back to Flagstaff from Harrisonburg last summer.
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  16. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Yessir...small world...those were some wicked get togethers :freaky
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  17. roadglider

    roadglider Adventurer

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    Yeah that's my red KLX 250 and there is George.
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  18. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    Subscribed!
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  19. dontlr

    dontlr Banned

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    If you're looking for big wimpy GS that's right up my alley, out taking pictures most of the time if that fits you're riding..

    Heading out that way tomorrow, any spots to camp just north of Wahoo's in Santa Barbara, going to hit them up for dinner on my way to Laguna.. Late night roll in, sleep and dash bewfore dawn..
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  20. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    Ther are several forest service Campgrounds off of the 154 north of Santa Barbara. If you are coming in from the east (Taft/Maricopa) the Carrizo Plains are a nice place to camp (if you roll in late and leave early...friggin hot otherwise.) The sooner you get to the coast the cooler you will be. There are a couple of state parks along the beach $$ and attitude to boot. The further you get away from SB the calmer things become.

    Normally I am heading through there on my way to/from Austin. Some detours to check out the scenery would be a nice diversion.
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