L. A. ADVenture Rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after lynx and sawmill, we went up on pacifico

    sito riding at the moment a "still cherry condition 950" :D
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    near the end of pacifico, i saw behind a rider hauling ass and eventually passed me.

    turned out to be razr......dood, you're true to your words that's why i got you 2 hefs! :1drink :1drink

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    the masiah smiling to see another rider joining us
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    charles.........i could hardly read the letters printed on your barkbaster :D
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    we made it to nr
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    and m1jeep arrived before us (by taking angeles crest..... :icy)

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    another advrider on a gsa, sorry forgot your name?
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    cathy and a long island ice tea
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    the father and son dunerats
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    i'm afraid our rides turning into a social club :lol3

    i like the racial diversity enjoying the same passions....:clap
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    the masiah grew 2 horns
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    rich aka m1jeep
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    ben showed up as promised
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    the size of the burger is gargantuan
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    to those who like to ride closed trails, he has an 800 number and bilingual operators are standing by :D

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    cathy showing her style when hanging out at the bar looking for a date :evil
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  2. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    Masiah got his new barkbuster on! No more bent or broken levers!:clap

    So Joel gets the Sito's bike on it's side bounty? Let's see it! :D

    I saw 2 of 3 tip overs in Sito's Sandwash...but the guy was too fast to get photographic evidence. I think he heard me getting the camera out and was up in a flash. :lol3

    I saw M1Jeep on the freeway. I was heading home and saw the white tank and black fenders on the other side of the freeway. I was bummin' I was in the truck and not on the bike. :cry

    Hope to see you all next ride! :thumb
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    poor sito....bike damage i would estimate about $300-400 :cry

    hope you're feeling better mark:evil
  4. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    300-400?.....rookie.....try $3600.....:rofl
  5. reBARman

    reBARman Been here awhile

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    What a great ride! 340 miles for me, 80 on dirt. (in the daylight though :huh)

    Artboy57, xymotic and myself

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    Thanks guys, I had a blast :thumb
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    nr parking lot pics

    getting ready to continue 2nd half of the ride
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    final installment tomorrow....dang smugmug is slooooooooooooooooow!
  7. Artboy57

    Artboy57 Slave to THE MOUSE

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    Nice ride today, boys! You two guys had to be doing triple digits on Mil Portero. Sheesh! Weather, perfect. Other than a drop we didn't SEE, :evil there was no carnage. As usual I ate dust in the dirt but actually kept up for a change! Speaking of DUST, that was the word of the day up at Carrizo, but I'm not complainin'! I believe Aaron (sp?) has some photos to add to the ones Toby took, and there's no darkness involved! Thanks guys, let's do 'er again soon.:clap
  8. STU CAZZO

    STU CAZZO Been here awhile

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    NICE REPORT JOEL!!

    I'VE GOT TO GET A FRIDAY OFF WORK TO DO ONE OF THE THESE FULL MOONERS. MAYBE ON THE NEXT ONE!! :nono
  9. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    Friday OCTOBER 11th or 18th will be close to the full moon(which is on the 14th).

    whadya say , Joel? :evil
  10. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    That really looks like fun! Sleeping is a waste of time. :ricky
  11. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    OK... I had to get up at like 6 o' god damned clock in the god damned morning. As I was leaving home, I realized I forgot my wallet. I went back home, and as I U-turned the bike, I dunno what happened but I just totally fell over! Not a great start to the day. I was already running late, then the entire HOUR I drove up north to the meeting place my GPS would not acquire a satellite. So as I was fiddlin with that, I missed the turn. Then I got in one of those situations where the on-ramp passes the place you want to go. Then my reserve light came on, as I was driving is circles in a not great neighborhood. Finally I got it sorted out and made it to the 7-11 at
    At 7 god-damned thirty in the F'n morning. Obviously all you other FF's were to hung over from the full moon ride to get up that god-damned early. My first Saturday off in like forever, and I was gracious enough to allow you to bask in my magnificence, and only these two showed up! That's a fine how-do-you-do! :bow


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    In this Pic, I caught artboy and rebarman both wanting a smaller, more capable GS, Like mine. :tb Then we went to go get gas, but the exit was closed! So I ended up driving like 40 miles on reserve til we got gas. Not a great start to the day...


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    We hit the road, and went through litle tijunga cyn, I didn't get any pictures of that cuz I was trying not to die keeping up with an 1150 and a 1200. eventually we hit some straight bits and I got a picture of the other guys WAY out front.


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    We stopped for lunch at the 'screaming squlrrel.' I had a philly cheese squirrel, and the guys had cheese squirrel. Rebarman had a DOUBLE cheese squirrel, I don't know how he manages to keep his girlish figure. Must be the diet coke he drinks with his double cheese squirrel guess.


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    Then we hit some dirt, somewhere. I'm not a real good guide am I? Just another picture of me eating their dust.


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    Then we got "there." I have to say that even though the guys warned me that there is no there there, this is the worst there I've ever been too. I guess when you design Disneyland for work, this is your idea of a 'destination resort.'


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    I will admit It did have a lot of beach though, you could really work up a bitchin tan here...


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    Here's the bikes from best to worst. Tired of eating their dust, I did prove conclusively that white is the fastest color when I blew past them a little later.


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    "Gosh, I wish I had a little white bike instead of this lame-o gray awesome GS 1200" -Artman

    Note how we graciously put our ADV stickers on the front where he could see 'em from his 1200.


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    I BLEW PAST both of them :pynd so I could get a picture of this kick ass yellow grate. :thumb You can sorta see them WAY off in the distance.


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    I know this looks like an ordinary cattle guard but it's actually a time machine.


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    rebarman hits warp speed on the time grate.


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    Here endeth my 1<sup>st</sup>ride report. It was good fun, nice meeting you guys. The day turned out pretty good after all, I didn't fall over (again) and I didn't break anything cept a wire to my horn. I hope to see you again next week. Maybe some of you other FF's will show yer faces too since it's not the day after the full moon :fyyff
  12. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    How do those lights work? Do tell...

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  13. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    they're very "BattleStar Gallactica"(the original).
  14. knlkern

    knlkern Been here awhile

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    It works OK for a home brewed helmet light..
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    I made it using a 12v 35w MR11 light and a Cylon trooper's skid lid :rofl
    This runs off the bike power routed out of my rear fender pack.

    The small flashlights alongside, dorcy xenon tactical type, were originally for backup in case of total lighting system failure but they're way brighter than the 35w so I use them when I feel the need for more lighting.
    Though they dont make those anymore, I wish they did, as the alternitaves I've shopped for aren't nearly as bright.

    I really want the HID setup that Trailtrick has on his ktm690e, now that lights up the trail! :deal

    Messiah had installed the same lights but in halogen version for this nite ride, those worked pretty darn well too! :D

    Chris
  15. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    Oh that SUCKS! Tip overs are one thing...but getting bike damage really rots. :cry Hope the damage isn't too bad Sito.
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :clap xymo, good report and pics......i'm glad to see another rider who brings a camera and put it to use :evil. thanks for finding the time to share.

    you're unlike the rest of the ffs :fyyff , all they do :ricky :slurp :dg then after the ride :type , and :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk for rr and pics....think it was my fault for getting them beyond spoiled....:lol3
  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    here's one when it's powered on....chris that's far better than what i have on my xr400 :eek1

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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    when we got to afh from millcreek, the masiah peeled off since he has to work the next morning. we were down to 6 and took aliso to get on wzl trail.

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    my first ride on wzl trail and i was impressed. it's short but tough, lots of ruts, littered with rocks, crumbling uphills, and it was dark.

    hey, don aka wzltech......:thumb me like it!


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    after wzl, back to aliso and we hauled ass on the groomed dirt road to the mines. by the time i got to the junction, i saw chris attacked the hill, and i took a picture
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    in daylight, you will see this (pic from previous ride)...not easy as it looks, this brotha failed on his 1st attempt :D , is that a SE? :lol3
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    no doubt.....sito did this hill many times :ricky and this was one of them
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    ok, after chris got to the top, sito went for hit.............:eek1

    yes folks, that is a 950 headlight and tail light looking sideway :cry
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    in pitch black darkness, all we could hear is sito shouting for help :jack

    razr immediately jumped off his bike and ran up the hill, damn you charles...you should have taken my camera with you :D

    not sure what they were doing, but looks they turned the bike around while still on its side. all i can see is the headlight is still horizontal :eek1
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    after several minutes or more, i see it's vertical now
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    ben and i went up too, but we were just slow and didn't get the close up look.

    i'm glad sito was ok and the bike was running...otherwise it's going to be a loooooooong night for us :D

    not sure if that's a smile? or :cry
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    ok here's the damage

    bent rim....$300
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    torn seat cover....$70
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    bent brake lever.....no cost, fixable
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    torn adv sticker.....timeless classic...irreplaceable :lol3 , just gave that to sito at the bottom of lynx
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    i have no wish for this to happen, neither find it entertaining....but wtf, the blood thirsty inmates love to see carnage....:wink:

    this leaves artboy as the title holder for having no slip ups! :deal , come on chris, get over with, just drop the bike and take a pic.....:lol3
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we took a longer break to make sure sito's bike is safe to ride home and for me to see that i didn't miss any more important pics :D

    also at this point, we decided to cut the ride short and finish sito's trail, do the water crossing, and head out to aliso

    water crossing.....razr's turn
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    it's ben no doubt
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    made it to aliso, and that's the pavement
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    m1 happy to do the ride with us
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    airing up before hitting the 20 miles of twisty pavement.
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    thanks again to all the ffs who came and rode, including to those who showed up for dinner....it was another blast, and the full moon ride will remain in our regular rides.
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  20. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    What Help! I had to turn and lift that pig all by myself in the sand on a hill! And for the record I never cried for help. (I was too tired!).
    I ready don't know what happen? The Hill was pretty soft deep sand and my back tire is toast! All I remember is getting shaky start hitting the gas and feeling the back end going sideways. Then I remember the bike going one way and me going the other, then my ass hitting the ground and rolling back down the hill. (ouch!) For my 1st real big off I think me and the bike did ok. New rim and a renosco (spelling) seat and I'll be good as new. Hope I can get it all done before Death Valley in Nov!

    Sorry my story is not as exciting as running into a huge yellow bus heading at me at 5 mph.

    Even with the crash I had a great time I love the night rides!