L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry

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    Always good stuff Emmi. And thanks for finding my car, I am constantly forgetting where I parked it.......
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  2. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Nice meeting you, Emmi. It was a good ride.

    I'm the one in yellow.
  3. adammtb

    adammtb Been here awhile

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    Bike borrow????? Anyone have a vintage BMW GS I could borrow on Sunday? An airhead with some panniers/luggage? Read more below as to why....

    This coming Sunday there's a Distinguished Gentleman's Ride happening in Bakersfield....check out what that is here.

    I will be volunteering my time/skills, and be riding sweep to offer medical/mechanical support as needed.

    The whole idea is to ride vintage bikes, in dapper clothing, to raise money for men's health issues.

    I currently ride a 1995 R1100gs, and for some street cred, work as a moto mechanic, and as an off-road riding coach.

    I would love to ride a more vintage GS than the one I have, and it needs to be able to carry some tools/repair stuff and a first aid kit. If there's anyone out there, who wouldn't mind meeting me, and possibly letting me borrow their older GS, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!! I'd even be able to provide some barter, or brews or something like that in exchange for the bike.

    Basically, I would ideally ride my bike to your place on Saturday, leave my bike, take yours overnight, do the ride on Sunday, and return your moto, and collect mine, Sunday afternoon/evening.

    Feel free to PM or reply to this message. Also, if anyone has any leads on a vintage GS I could borrow, that would be much appreceiated.
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  4. socalluke

    socalluke Been here awhile

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    Great Cause!!

    I'm tempted to throw on a suit and tie, helmet, boots and hop on the plated dirt bike....who says you can't be a distinguished gentlemen on a "dirt bike" or "dual sport" :-)
  5. adammtb

    adammtb Been here awhile

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    You totally should!!!!!!!! It'd be great to have a little dual sport contingent.......

    I signed up for the ride with a $20 donation....

    It looks like the ride is not that long, just a tad over 30 miles, but there's some stops along the way, and then they're showing some of the upcoming Expedition 65 film afterwards.
  6. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    Awwwww love the smell of the wet desert hopefully we get a good weather rhythm this winter rain during the week and just tacky wet dirt on the weekends
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    guys, thanks for the offer. great to have 4wd vehicles to haul the tools and refreshments.

    last night i met with angeles national forest officials at the Santa Anita Office and presented our plan.

    before we could do anything, the acting district ranger jahmal butler has to approve it. it seems district ranger bob blount has retired or on leave?

    will let you know the outcome. if this happens, we'll provide free lunch and refreshments. will have to borrow tools from the forest service or from other voluntary groups.

    anyone has experience as a trail boss?
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  8. FJKai

    FJKai Off Road Lurker

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    Right on Joel and crew! You guys are awesome!

    Sorry to change the subject, but we've been having some nice riding weather lately and I'd really like to take advantage of it this Saturday if possible. Anyone looking to do any big bike riding this Saturday? Preferably somewhere like Rowher Flats and the adjacent hills? I'd love to tag along and stretch my legs out a bit. I'm throwing out Rowher Flats cause I can't do a whole day, but I'll consider what pops up.......maybe. I kind of know what I'm doing so I won't hold anyone too badly. I just want to ride......:muutt
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  9. emmi

    emmi Been here awhile

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    I don't know what a Trailboss is but I've got a 4x4
  10. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    I was thinking the same thing but a big bike overnighter camp and ride thing thought about out by the husky area but may go north east of Barstow so many choices lol
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  11. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou I'm Del

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    I could Rowher after noon if that works.
  12. FJKai

    FJKai Off Road Lurker

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    Doh..... I'm trying to get going a little bit earlier so I can be home earlier (for once). I'll have to see how things shake out in the next 24 hours.........
  13. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

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    Damn that sucks, I only have Sunday free this weekend. Im "that guy with a pickup to move the couch" this weekend.
  14. FJKai

    FJKai Off Road Lurker

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    I know that story, when you have a crew cab dually, you become everyone's uHaul/ home depot/ whatever needs to be moved or pulled guy.

    I'm not totally sold on Saturday, I'm mainly looking to start early and end somewhat early, just not looking for an all day thing. We'll see.........
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  15. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    IMG_5475.JPG Don't know where I'm headed but I'm going
  16. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou I'm Del

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    Late notice but I could do Sunday morning if anyone is heading out.
  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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  18. robertyknwt

    robertyknwt Adventurer

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    Question: I've got a new-to-me V-Strom 650, but zero experience off pavement. Is there a list somewhere of off-pavement roads/rides/trails in the Los Angeles area which would be n00b-friendly?
  19. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

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    https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/california_05675/ride_6350.htm

    Check out Rowher Flats. Its about 30-40 minutes from the SFV. Its got some mildly flat areas which are good for training and Easy fire road trails to get some practice on. Make sure you are able to lift up a tipped over Vstrom before you hit the dirt would be my recommendation.

    Some guys on here have been talking about doing a noobs skills day there sometime soon-ish, dunno if that will happen but there are plenty of experienced riders who enjoy helping those less skilled beginner riders in the dirt.
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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    +1 on rowher flats.

    Stick to the flat area. I think staging area 2 and 3. Practice on your balance while standing on the pegs, go over some small rocks, figure 8 and circle drills. Weight on the outside pegs when turning. Get a feel of your bike. The more you practice, better for you. Go to Jimmy Lewis website and watch the various drills.

    Come to the Pahrump Rally and practice all these on the dry lake bed.


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