L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. BigBearRider

    BigBearRider Been here awhile

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    Big Bear has already received upwards of half a foot of snow today, and it is still snowing heavily.

    In Baja, gas stations sometimes only have "corriente" (regular), and are out of the other octanes. I usually pass when that is the case. With the big tank, it shouldn't be an issue for you.
  2. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    can't afford to stay home after the rain....have to ride.

    7-8 am, if the weather looks good, no rain in the forecast....i will be at 7-11 @ 9am.

    easy ride, lunch at rock inn. i plan to be home before 4pm.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    rich, i remember this one + playing on the dunes

    damn, serious water crossing....nice pic.
  4. bongodave

    bongodave Join my cult!

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    I left LA to go to Indiana to care for my dad. He died (we knew it was coming), and now I'm here taking care of my mom. She's healthy, but can't be alone.

    I just want to say that I only rode with you guys a few times many years ago, but I never met a nicer bunch. I hope to show up again, someday. Look for the black XR650R. :D
  5. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    hi dave, sorry about your dad...may he rest in peace. you're a good son, take care of mom. i have to provide roof over my 91 y.o. dad, it has only been 28 short years.....:D


    hey, i still have your hippie shirt, let me know where i can mail it.

    yeah, the black xr...:clap; see you when you get back to socal.
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  6. Vermon

    Vermon not gnarly

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    is that a new bike Joel...or did ya have that hiding in the gayrog :wink:
  7. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    no bro, i'm thinning the herd.


    ok, maybe i'll see some of you guys tomorrow morning.
  8. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Just got back with Joel from a little loop through Rowher to Rock Inn. Great conditions, and a little wet/muddy in areas too. It was an interesting experience riding without knobbies in the slippery stuff, as I had on my Anakee 2's, but it got the job done.

    Thanks Joel for waiting while I crept through the sloppy stuff! :D

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  9. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    still working of my tax return, and gf wants to celebrate her b-day.....hahaha but, i swear to myself that i will not stay home after a big rain. just love the traction and the absence of dust....and today, the condition was there.


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    out of nowhere, isaac showed up and we're still about 5 miles to the meeting point. what a coincidence!
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    then duy on his way to the shooting range, stopped to say hello; all you PPs, we need to do "ride to bear arms" sometime soon.
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    little T was pretty empty; great thing about this route, we get a good share of twisty pavement.
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    some dark clouds hovering above rowher, a little sprinkler too but short.
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    glad to see a little dirt strip above the water...:D
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    another sunny day, this will be a little better
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    love the rock formations and maybe you could spot isaac
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    isaac loving the anakees
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    damn rut, it bit my bike
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    blue in different shades
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    my favorite color
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    where are all the harleys and sportbikes?....:D
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    the only 2 that didn't have the excuse not to ride....:clap
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    even the ride home was pretty lonely........... but fun
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    home finally after a good day of riding....thank you isaac for the company....:ricky
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  11. MNCherryinCA

    MNCherryinCA KTM Noob

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    Damn! Just my kind of ride and I missed it again! Great pics again Joel! Where did you crash?
  12. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Nice job Joel. Guess I should have checked the thread......puttz around the house all day.......looks like you had more fun. :clap
  13. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Wife went to the Scandinavian festival. Daddy daycare all day!
  14. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    bob, that was right after the first right hair pin turn after crossing the concrete pad where the water crosses the trail. i was in the rut and tried to climb out and the rear wheel slid sideways.



    really glad i rode today, did 130 miles and got home early enough to take lorie out to dinner.

    next time.
  15. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Looks like you guys had a great ride ... Joel you are looking more NINJA than ever (American Ninja that is)
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  16. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Isaac and Joel, looks like we had similar rides yesterday. Perfect riding weather the past couple days. Stoked to be out there in the cool air with no one around. We went out towards Lake Mathews and putted around for a while yesterday. Mellow ride. Perfect dirt. Stoked. Glad you guys got out too.

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  17. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Hey I reconize that intersection.









    I bit more traction then last time I went through :D

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  18. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Beautiful out today! Shot to Newcomb's for coffee and a burger. Managed to fine a little dirt..........so cal gotta love it! Threw a chicken in the slow cooker before I left :thumb Worlds shortest RR complete with picture. :D
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  19. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    No picture of the chicken or anything?
  20. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    oh yeah, 2 more gs800....:clap

    yesterday probably was the last spring rain storm...good that we were able to take advantage of it. i will be eating dust again till next winter...:lol3


    interesting rock.



    think i know that dirt section. it's on the right side of the crest if your going up, past rincon. sito took us there once.

    i haven't been to newks for a year, will need some street tires this summer.