L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I might be up for a ride tomorrow depending on how all this plays out.
  2. Longerday

    Longerday Been here awhile

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    sorry ladies and gents - not going to make it either. Fire is a little too close to home and those winds wreaked a havok on my place and i was up all night chasing demons away...

    have fun! sorry for the bail!
  3. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    I'm out for this one.
  4. soupknotzee

    soupknotzee Been here awhile

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    Good point. Angeles Crest will most likely be very crowded with the closures.

    I will check back in here later to see if tomorrow is a possibility instead.
  5. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    out.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    not a bad idea bailing out on today's ride...the fire, traffic, detour, and so many other things to worry about.

    i hope brian aka longerday your house and properties are safe from the fire.

    think of riding next weekend.....gorman may not be the place if you have a big bike, but you could do the ride through tule and sawmill to old ridge road on your way to see us in gorman for the barbie Q.
  7. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Crest & Forest Hwy were quite crowded
  8. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    So, I guess the only ones adventurous enough (read foolish) to head out today were me & Jon, with the drz he & my daughter just bought
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    & we ran into this guy

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    at the shell station.....

    after talking it over, we decided to do a bit of a ride
  9. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    I too was dumb enough to do some exploring off AFH. Yes the traffic was bad and I got bounced around by the wind, but it was cooler "up there". I went looking for a BPL road on the other side of Aliso. Think I found part of it (4N32) but gave up because of traffic on the main roads.

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  10. Longerday

    Longerday Been here awhile

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    Wow that trail looks fun! Is that 4n32?

    Nice going on making a ride out of the day! I chickened out, but at least i can live vicariously through your photos...

    I did go down to scott's to have them throw on a D606...maybe now, tire traction will overcome my weak skillz on that loose hillclimb off BPL! Anyone here ridden the 606? What can i expect for milage on the pavement?

    Say no to forest fires!
  11. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Angeles Crest to Upper Big T to Lynx to mill Creek

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    Yup, I've now done Lynx, too

    Thanks to Paul (trid) for leading us
  12. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    I like 606's. I would get close to 6000 miles of mixed riding.

    steve
  13. WzlTech

    WzlTech The fool on the hill

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    Lots of us run them. Think I got about 4,000 miles out of my last one, but a lot of that was pavement running on a long trip up to the northwest; but there was a decent amount of Colorado dirt (rocks) too. It was pretty shot by then; center knobs probably down to roughly 1/8". Normally I'd say 3,000 miles is more common, lots of hard dirt and pavement mix, but it's way used up by then. Lots of folks would change them before that.

    Tire wear is a very personal thing, depends so much on terrain type, throttle control, riding style, etc... oh, and how willing you are to ride with short center knobs. But overall I have been very impressed with the 606 as a dual sport tire. Always a bit surprised how well it sticks on the road, particularly the rear tire. The front is not quite as inspiring on the paved twisties, as say a TKC80, but then it is better in the dirt than the TKC so pick your poison.
  14. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    when is Gorman camping?:wink:
  15. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Danny, not too sure if anyone is planning on camping, but we will be there on Saturday the 22nd, camping still a possibility if anyone else is
  16. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    will be doing my yearly trip starting Wednesday till Sunday (Utah and AZ).
    have fun in Gorman..

  17. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Have fun Danny

    See ya on another one
  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    cathy...your next run will be wzltech trail...:clap

    glad you guys got home with no issues....

    hey trid...do you ever sleep? :lol3

    brian.....606s and mt21s are the most dirt oriented ds tires. most of the big guns like sito, dr, marty....use 608s, great on dirt and ok on pavement. i had that before i switch to the saharas, now i'm on front 606 and rear tkc.

    dannyg...have fun it az an utah!
  19. qwiksilver

    qwiksilver Been here awhile

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    Looks like you guys weren't breathing the soup down here.

    I finally heard from my mechanic in Sylmar. The fire jumped his shop and burned the hill behind him.

    Dog is on the mend.

    Gorman is a day trip for me. Gotta be back to take care of the dog. Unlike the Jeep, he can't ride shotgun on the bike. Especially with me driving.
  20. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    Mmmm, there must be a way.

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