L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    This nOOb wants to thank everyone for the great ride today. Nice to meet you guys even if I can't remember all your names. A big thanks to Joel (the resident photographer) for being on the spot to capture the action. Without him I might have forgotten about my lack of steering in soft sand. It was he and Cathy that came to my rescue and got me "unstuck" ......a BIG thank you. Hope to do it again soon.
  2. Slicks

    Slicks Adventurer

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    Yes, today was great, look forward to doing again. Next time I'll try to have some real tires on my bike though.
  3. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Gary! Dude..........?
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    still sore from yesterday's. hope everyone made it home and had fun.

    the weather was a little cold, low 60s, but we had our jackets on. frozen fingers a little bit at the start of the ride.

    it was a big group, good mix of experts and nOObs. thanks guys for waiting for us nOObs. we left at 8 am and ended around 2 pm and then rode down on angeles crest on the way home.

    we're lucky to get rewarded with a fun twisty pavement ride after a day of riding in the dirt. including the ride up on little t, we get to use the full tire (chicken strips) on our rides.

    rruugger
    sopascat
    miketoon
    slicks
    lkn4drt
    dannyg
    tom
    dunerat
    h8chains
    notmybikemodelname
    klrwoody
    gary
    trid
    artboy

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    great to see new faces joining us......................:clap

    slicks, his 950, and klrwoody
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    parking lot pics..................:freaky

    klr riders....gary and woody
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    lkn4drt brought the mighty 950

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    chopchop rob had a bad start....a flat tire, which he fixed quickly. we left him with someother guys, and they were able to catch us up at bpl. i don't think he missed the centerstand that he chopped off :D
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    dannyg breakfast, piece of pastry and redbull :eek1 riding an xchallenge, you need to carry that red msr bottle in your backpack.
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    at the scd trailhead...gary had a little tip over...just broken left turn signal. apparently, jason did not know the rule....he helped gary pick up the bike before a picture can be taken.:deal

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    random pics

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    our regular next stop is when the asphalt ends
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    lkn4drt
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    gary still have 2 side mirrors on this pic :lol3
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    slicks came in black; 950s doesn't have to be orange :wink:
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    klrwoody
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    i noticed, new jacket and pants :evil
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    mike bought the dr so he can come to our rides :clap
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    stopping where the trails meet
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    lots of off shoots to ride..............:eek1

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    trid
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    these 950s certainly look good even on street tires...:lol3
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    we're making dust again..........

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    sheez jason, even with scorps you make a lot of dust :D
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    klrwoody
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    can you spot sopascat?
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    top of the bpl is our regular stop
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    holy moses, dr dropped tons of $ on the SE...sahara tank, heavy steel skid plate, center stand, 376c, and a tail bag that never runs out of beer! &@!+#@ wish i work for villagrosa..:D
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  7. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    Looks like another fun ride :clap :cry .

    Illness in the family has put a damper on rides...hopefully be back soon! :deal
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    looks like someone graded bpl, i think the city fixed it to prepare for the opening of the hunting season...no ruts, few potato sized rocks, no silt, no deep sand, etc...here's russ
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    slicks
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    woody
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    danny
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    tom's first time out here...fully loaded gs :nono
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    bpl...big power lines :D
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    miketoon
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    sopascat made the right turn literally
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    rruugger
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    waiting for the rest at the junction
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    it's hunting season.......good thing the bike is orange :D
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    breaktime at the start of sito's trail

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    sopascat hiding the salute inside the pockets :lol3
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    artboy :dunno emoticating
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    good it was not another flat tire for rruugger
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    russ got caught off guard :D
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    tom...i don't think danny warned him before this ride :rofl
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    sorry to hear that oni....we all have our ups and downs, hope everything goes back to normal again.

    we always have plenty of ride...having you in the group is always fun..once i have a picture of your sleeping bike, i don't really care if you don't want to ride anymore...:lol3
  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    to get us to 4N24, we have to take sito's trail
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    plenty of little hill climbs
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    check out license plate........here's a series of shots and one of my favorites
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  11. LKN4DRT

    LKN4DRT Mended

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    Thanks for the pictures h8chains. Burr....it was chilly. Next time I will wear another layer.
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    from the other side....dannyg crossing
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    tom proving it can be crossed on a gs
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    that's miketoon in the back getting to get wet...sorry mike camera battery died right after.
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    john had done this dozen times
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    of course, being a frequent rider, dr get extra coverage :deal

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    rob wasn't shy in making a splash
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    looking down at a small community below........it was a very clear day :clap
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    and the sky was blue and cloudless
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    we got to about 5k feet and a couple of thousand more to go
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    even on the trail, there's traffic :huh
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    not long after we started moving....i saw mike pinned between his bike and the bush :D ....good thing he was ok and no carnage..
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    actually the trail turned sandy and if you're slow, it will eat you

    and here's tom....:D
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    in no time he's moving again
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    until at this point......:D and after picking up a shady spot...:wink:

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    we took a lot of breaks on this ride
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    gary trying to plug the hole where side mirror used to be with his finger..:D

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    gary, don't forget to get a turn signal too when you're at bert's :lol3
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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    on the way to newcombs we took pacifico

    here's woody enjoying the nice dirt road and clear sky
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    miketoon moving along
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    no sleeping beauty for cathy on this ride..
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    john
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    tom likes pacifico and any gs rider
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    danny doing his part to sweep :thumb
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we did good in taking breaks.....total of 6
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    do bmw riders always wear uniforms? :D
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    chilao was the last dirt road on the way to nr
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    lunch at newcombs
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    who put the singles....:lol3 ....trid, what did you do with the check ? the waitress stopped us from leaving. we left while they were still figuring out who has it..:D
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    that was another fun day
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    see you guys again on the next ride
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    again....thanks to all, it's always fun riding with friends, and glad to meet new faces...:thumb
  16. qwiksilver

    qwiksilver Been here awhile

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    I am sorry I had to be elsewhere.

    BTW...it may be closed or at least look a bit different. I woke up to the news saying there was a fire up there.
  17. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    Joel, love your rider report. the combination of the report with pictures make me want to go for a :ricky..
  18. Slicks

    Slicks Adventurer

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    Agreed
  19. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    nice job:clap as always joel....
  20. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Damn....missed a good one...

    We riding next Sat....?.....

    Ready to apply all that was learned at the 2 day race school....crazy....just crazy....

    ended with a 25 lap race with 10 bikes...no rules....full drift in every turn....steel shoe......sliiiiiidddeeeennnnn'.....mud hole at the bottom of the hair pin....

    Face...cheeks hurt from laughing for 2 days...

    Butt....cheeks hurt from falling for 2 days.....:evil ....

    500 laps total for the weekend.....:clap

    Let's ride....