L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    PM me, I do love jeeps. :raabia I am not real mobile for the next couple of days. :lurk

    If I fall I normally make a big boom! :muutt

    I was riding on a trail up by Big Sur and ended up having the front end washout, I was rolling about 25 mph up on the pegs. By time I hear it I was on the ground. Broken Collar bone and a rib. I know on the 19th if I need to have additional hardware installed. :p3rry
  2. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Took a different ADVENTURE ride, what a kick in the pants it was.
    [​IMG]

    If anyone is interested i bought 10 passes @ $100 a piece, smoking deal. I have 3 left, pm me if you want a pass for $100.

    RIDE ON!
  3. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Metal is good. Stronger than bone and when you die your family can just recycle you.....:lol3 That's what I'm working towards.
  4. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    :roflthe little Terminator
  5. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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  6. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    What about wine or boubon. Just in case I have to deal with it myself.
  7. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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  8. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I think I am pretty safe then!
  9. Motomochila

    Motomochila Mad Scientist

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    From the AMA today;

    Carrizo Plain National Monument: New rules threaten OHV use Take Action!

    [ the Bozo's at the BLM have decided that our dual sport motorcycle excursions through the Carrizo plain should end]

    On Dec. 21, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced establishment of interim final supplementary rules for public lands managed by the Carrizo Plain National Monument in Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, Calf.. The American Motorcyclist Association believes your comments are necessary to prevent the closing of this area to off-highway vehicle use.

    As stated in the Bureau of Land Management’s Federal Register Notice:
    “Recently there has been a noticeable increase in Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use in the Monument. Monument resources, including the majestic grasslands that offer refuge for endangered, threatened, and rare plant and animal species, are highly susceptible to damage from OHV use. The significant fossil assemblages and cultural artifacts associated with the Monument are also susceptible to OHV damage. This led to the determination during the planning process that non-street-legal vehicles generally are not compatible with the Monument Proclamation.”
    The AMA is concerned the proposed actions may unnecessarily restrict street-legal, dual-purpose motorcycles. The AMA advocates responsible motorized recreation on public land. We want to ensure that our members and their friends and families will be able to continue to enjoy the American outdoors. Motorized recreation has a substantial and growing economic impact on many small communities in the West. We feel it is important that the management of BLM land be adequately defined and easily enforceable so that we avoid unnecessary restrictions being placed on America’s motorized outdoor recreation.

    The AMA strongly encourages everyone who enjoys recreating on our nation’s federal land to provide comments. All comments must be received by Feb. 19 for full consideration. If you want to help protect the off-highway trails that you, your family and your friends enjoy, this is an opportunity you can't afford to miss! According to the Federal Register notice, all comments must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Bakersfield Field Office at the address below. Please print the provided comment letter, or even better, use your own words from personal experience, and send it in. In addition, we encourage you to utilize the automated system and send an email to the address provided.

    Contact:
    Ryan Cooper
    Outdoor Recreation Planner
    3801 Pegasus Drive
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    Tel: 661-391-6048
    Email: racooper@blm.gov
    Send written comments to:
    Bureau of Land Management
    Attention: Ryan Cooper
    BLM Bakersfield Field Office
    3801 Pegasus Drive
    Bakersfield, CA 93308

    Provide your comments today. You are encouraged to add personal stories to this prepared comment. Be sure to urge the BLM to keep every responsible user in mind. The AMA has prepared pre-written comments for you to send. You can act today by selecting the “Take Action” option.

    Written comments on the interim final supplementary rules should be specific, confined to issues pertinent to the interim final supplementary rules, and explain the reason for any recommended change. Comments requesting changes to decisions in the RMP/ROD would be outside the scope of this rule making.

    Where possible, comments should reference a specific provision of these interim final supplementary rules. The BLM need not consider or include in the Administrative Record: (a) Comments that the BLM receives after the close of the comment period Feb. 19, unless they are postmarked or electronically dated before the deadline, or (b) Comments delivered to an address other than one of those listed above.

    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, they cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

    Please join the AMA to help us fight these efforts to end responsible motorized recreation. More members means more clout against our opponents, and your support will help the AMA fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. To join, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com/membership/join.
  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    many of us didn't even know there's an OHV area in the Carrizo National Monument.....:huh

    i enjoy RIDING THRU carrizo and still it matters to me that public lands, including ohv areas are being taken away,

    just did a ride there a few weeks ago.


    thanks moto and i will pass the info, plus will do my share.

    agree, we have to support ama by being a member. i'm on my 3rd year and on automatic membership renewal.
  11. ddennis669

    ddennis669 Adventurer

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    There isn't an "OHV area" as such. Off Highway Vehicles had previously been allowed on the BLM roads in the Carrizo Plain National Monument. OHVs were never legal to operate on SLO county roads such as the Elkhorn and Soda Lake Roads and Off Highway travel has never been permitted.

    One should be clear that this is about a loss of OHV access. That is an issue for concern. While it makes sense for the AMA to express concerns that "the proposed actions may unnecessarily restrict street-legal, dual-purpose motorcycles.", the elimination of OHV use from the BLM roads inside the National Monument boundaries does not change dual sport motorcycle use on BLM or SLO county roads.

    BTW, Ryan Cooper, the BLM Recreation Coordinator that we should write to, has publicly voiced support for dual sport rides through the Carrizo. I think he would love hearing from the ADV community.
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    thanks dave for clarifying the ohv thing.

    even with a better understanding of the blm statement, i still have some apprehension. their action is leading somewhere.




    As stated in the Bureau of Land Management’s Federal Register Notice:
    “Recently there has been a noticeable increase in Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use in the Monument. Monument resources, including the majestic grasslands that offer refuge for endangered, threatened, and rare plant and animal species, are highly susceptible to damage from OHV use. The significant fossil assemblages and cultural artifacts associated with the Monument are also susceptible to OHV damage. This led to the determination during the planning process that non-street-legal vehicles generally are not compatible with the Monument Proclamation.”
  13. pinocono

    pinocono Husky Dü

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    IMAO, cattle grazing is the biggest threat to the Carrizo Plains, but they have a stronger lobby.
  14. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    I'm new here and wondering where you post plans for "LA Adventure Rides" :wink:? I'm being a little sarcastic, but with almost 2k pages on this thread I'm wondering if there's a more of a listing thread for upcoming rides where noobs like me can maybe hook up with more experienced local riders and learn the routes and :freaky that sort of thing.

    I've got the toys and the time, but I have no idea WTF I'm doing! Pretty scary, huh!?:D
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    glen, good chance this saturday, a few PPs will be at Rowher Flats. i will take the small ktm for the first time on dirt. this place has trails for everyone. easy to crazy. you'll like it.

    plan on @ 8 am,

    we'll decide where to meet before saturday.
  16. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    The cattle are bad, but the sheep are devastating to the plains.
  17. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    Sheep leave nothing....but dirt and rocks
  18. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    baaaaa!.....:d
  19. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Just printed out my letter to send in today. Remember to get your letters out as they must be received by Tuesday Feb 19, which is next week. Yes, snail mail. :wink:
  20. Jon F

    Jon F Been here awhile

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    Old School L.A. Weekend ride tomorrow. Please meet at 8am at Rowher Staging Area 1. Not sure yet which route we are taking but there are lots of easy dirt alternatives in the area so this should be big bike friendly. We will meet at the Rock Inn for lunch, maybe Liebre-Sawmill afterwards. Please post up if you are interested in tagging along. There are lots of places to bail if you get tired of picking my bike up. :rofl

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