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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    it's summer and sizzling here in the valley. the desert is too hot to go riding for wimpy PPs like me. l.a. has the coast and the mountains, they are our respites for cooler weather riding.

    everyone was waiting when eric and i made it to the meeting spot (e.camino/gibraltar). we had 9 riders, then 10 after bob caught up.
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    treadless chatting with the big adv bike riders
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    doug, vic's bud, on a brand new 310
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    on a warm day, jon and i were waiting in the shade is a good thing
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    east camino has some good dirt on the east end, and we have to take the pavement to get there...damn, even the slab was good too.
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    up on the mountain in the morning, santa barbara is obscured by the heavy fog
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    really doesn't matter, nature is beatiful
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    our ride leader, vic aka intrepidrunner
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    me.....:D
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    lollygaggers
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    biggie riding, just one of his very few appearance
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    he can make anyone with sinus problem miserable by following him. bald tire rules...:lol3
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    bad ass jimmy
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    eric asked me to post this for the harding bros
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  2. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    Just catching up. Looks like I really screwed up and missed a great ride in my own backyard and a chance to meet a few more ADV inmates. Hope to see some of you at WMRS. :D

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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    my slow ass caught up with the crew
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    jim and don
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    jonF
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    biggie made it to the top of the hill
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    the PP enjpys giving me shit
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    assesing the hill climb
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    treadless on his way
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    enjoying the view........:D
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    vic and jim
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  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    mmmmm...looks like a good time:clapmore more:D
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    more to cover; you gotta appreciate the $$$ prime santa barbara dirt
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    the hardest part of the trail...please don't ask me how did i do....:muutt
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    bitchin hill climb....:clap
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    not easy but med diffiicult...me like it
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  6. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Nice pics! Joel I notice your camera is on the wrong side of your helmet. :rofl
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    john thanks for noticing.....:huh

    i know, was in a hurry and didn't have the time to move the throttle to the left end of the bar.....:rofl

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  8. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Nice report kids. Great pics and I'm sure the in-person views were better.
  9. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    no worry bob, what i didn't see doesn't bother me, except once when you passed me at the corner using the incoming lane.....hehehe.[/QUOTE]


    You forgot to add the large rut in the corner where the on coming rider would have had to go :eek1
    I'd like to pass on the straight but most folks speed up on the straights and make passing harder
    So passing in the corners is what's left..... a slower rider should slow down on the staight as soon as they know
    a faster rider is behind them.... not after a few turns... yes I know Its not a race but we all have a speed we like and
    that's what makes it fun.
    I like slid'in and fly'in the bike and that needs speed :norton
  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    thanks jeff. all the dirt are 600 doable. come out more often dood.

    dunerat asks dunerat gets...:wink:

    we eventually turned around and rode back towards the 154. by now, the fog above the city was fading away
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    took stagecoach rd on our way to paradise
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    no water sport for us since the nakedwaterskier stood us up...:cry
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    vic talking to a local where the legal roads to ride
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    the road was cut on the side of this cliff
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    beautiful
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    and awesome
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    lots of green
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    there's more dirt in front of us, but we will run out of gas if we continue on. the group decided to head back and get gas in santa ynez
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    perfect debut ride for this paper plated 310
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    the ride down and back
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    the concrete pad was mossy, but as long you keep it straight and steady, no worry to get sideways and wet
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  11. Treadless

    Treadless Long timer

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    A few more pics that I throw into the pot for flavor.

    Joel heading up to meet with the group in the am.

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    Joel wicking it up to catch up at a break stop.

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    Yea, there were some other FF's on this ride too.

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    Oh no they're leaving, gotta get going.

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    And Windy prepin' for his tube replacement.

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    Thanks for waiting!

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    Had a blast and was good meeting some more of ya southern folk. Hurry back ya hear. :freaky
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    thanks to doug for the 1 gal of gas and i made it santa ynez with the least worry. eric i think got there on fumes.

    obligatory gas price pic
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    chumash casino
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    shuston approved........:thumb
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    nothing else could be more extreme when it comes to outdoor seating....:eek1
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    chillaxin...we still have to ride boyz
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :clap

    wohoooo check out my rooost....:lol3

    thanks for the pics mike.
  14. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    Fuck , now we have to eat Joel dust in his ktm 525 :huh:eek1:deal:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    just around the corner from the supermarket is refugio rd which took us up to west camino
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    eric slideways and showing off the proper water crossing on a slick slab.....:ricky
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    at this point, we're down to 6 riders
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    on west camino
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    here we can see the ocean and s.b.
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    taking time to enjoy and take pics of the view
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    having the sun behind our backs makes riding safer and nicer
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    john is right, the gate is OPEN...:happay
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    lake cachuma on our left
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    the exc makes me ride faster.....:norton. have to stop and wait for the guys
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    zoomin on them
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    nice and rounding the switchback
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after west camino, 4 of us (eric, jim, jon, and i ) continued to galavant.

    next stop was the painted cave, off the east side of the 154 on a very nice narrow twisty road.
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    it's ancient, before the west was won. great to see it has been preserved
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    there are bars to stop the vandals
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    amazing
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  17. MNCherryinCA

    MNCherryinCA KTM Noob

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    Vic,
    Looks like a great ride you set up. How are the "hard" parts compared to Rowher? Will I shatter another collar bone or are they pretty tame? I saw one pretty hairy short climb in Joel's pics. Other than that it looks pretty harmless.
    Bob:clap
  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    on east camino ridge looking at downtown s.b.
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    the channel islands on the background
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    after east camino, eric took us through some impressive tree-line back roads. this was his turf back in college.
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    we made it back to the trucks in summerland before 8 pm.

    also, earlier in the morning, we were late and jon was early but he had to leave so he could be at the meeting spot on time. he left us this, meaning...see ya later PPs.
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    late dinner in summerland for the 3 PPs = jon, eric and i
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    IT WAS A PERFECT DAY.......:D

    unfortunately not all can make it, i make this rr not just for entertainment but to motivate all those seating on the fence to ride.

    see you on the next ride, enjoy the beautiful summer. life is good.
  19. BiggieFalls

    BiggieFalls b00b

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    Sorry guys but I can't keep up with Joel's posting pace.

    When Joel and I showed up yesterday, the boys were working on their album cover poses.
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    Joel immediately began doing his morning exercises.
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    Hooligans
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    Although it was foggy on the ocean side, there was great visibility on the mountain side. Gibralter reservoir in the distance.
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    This is where the asphalt changes to dirt.
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    And the fun begins.
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    Joel
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    Jim
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    Joel
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    Don and Jim
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    Jameson Lake
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    Joel X3
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    Vic X3
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    Jon F X3
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    Jim X3
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    Don X4
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    Mike X3
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    Joel X2
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    Bob X1
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    Another album cover pose.
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    Huskies X3
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    The elusive Terry
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    Vic
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    Jim and Joel
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    Jim
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  20. beatsworkin

    beatsworkin Adventurer

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    Thanks to Jim, Joel, Vic,Eric, JonF, Doug and other names I don't remember for a nice ride. Sorry I did not finish with you all but I had enough riding for the day. My KLR worked better than I expected. Thanks again

    Don:clap