L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    tune in for another pozo-frozo. lost roadie and i are looking for the perfect weather to hold this. we also have another possible camping spot.

    if we do it at the pozo saloon....are you guys going to chip in $50 per person?
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  2. BenTravelin

    BenTravelin Adventurer

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    In! It's always a great time at the Pozo-Frozo. I live about 15 mins from the saloon now. Depending on the ride date, I could arrange to provide supplies (firewood, food, beer, etc...) if that would help cut some group costs. Let me know!
  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    High Mountain CG. :D
    Beer and firewood. :clap
  4. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer

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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    I'm going to stay where it's warm.
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    thanks ben.

    the pozo saloon experience includes dinner and camping...staggering distance from the bar.


    high mountain c.g. is slo secret rave hideaway.

    i think we need a new generation of riders who like frigid camping condition.
  8. MojaveSidecar

    MojaveSidecar Been here awhile

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    I last went on the polar ride in Lockwood Valley 8 or 10 years ago... do you have a date in mind for this event? Our calendar for the holiday months is quickly filling. The $50 for dinner and camping sounds good.... I assume that the campground is near the saloon.
  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    randy. no specific date yet, most likely after the xmas holidays


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  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I recall the first one I went to was a glorious weekend with mild temps, sunsets, and lots of riding. About 2011 I think. Camped at Carpenteria Beach Friday night, High Mountain Saturday, and low temps were more like forties. Had a ball.

    The 'frozo' one was when Johngil drove his truck up there with a load of firewood, or some of the riders would be still frozen there. They were up at wee hours of the morning standing by the fire just to keep from freezing. :vardy And no one brought a stove, they didn't open the saloon 'till way past sunrise, so we made dozens of cups of coffee out of 2 jetboils.

    And we had to push a couple of dozen bikes up an ice hill in Quatal Canyon. :umph

    Fun times for sure. :loco

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  11. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    Wow... for once, my FOMO is NOT kicking in.

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  12. iconia

    iconia Adventurer

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    I recognize that dash!
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  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    One of the things I determined this past weekend was that riding off pavement once per year is stupid. It is like owning a '52 telly and only playing three chords on it once a year and expecting to step out on stage and rip it. :super :strum
    Stupid and embarrassing.
    At least I didn't embarrass myself in front of a stadium. :imaposer
    So a plan was devised to subvert this trend. Nip it in the bud so to speak.
    No not that bud. :bubba
    :hide

    My plan is to ride the 100+ miles to El Mirage a couple times a month. Likely during the week, avoiding traffic as much as that is possible and spend several hours drilling myself and practicing things I'm not good at.
    I won't be trail riding.
    Think of this as doing scales and arpeggios at the piano for hours upon hours. I'll work on my basics, balance ride the sand a good deal, (something I hate, hate hate). :muutt
    I'll be doing all this on the only bike I have because that is what I ride, the 990R.
    Any are welcome to come along. I figure I'll ride someplace and eat lunch. I'll have water and that emergency Clif Bar just in case.
    I hope to plan it so I miss the inbound idiot traffic as I have to navigate the 15, 91 to the 5.

    I used to do this on weekends back in the 1150 Adventure days then a few times with the 990, but work and life got in the way and the habit faded away along with my slowly building skills.

    Anyway, this is an invitation to any and all to join in. I figure to work the drills I learned at the few schools I've attended, Jimmy Lewis on both the 1150 and 990, MotoVentures, Honda Training Center and some RawHyde Rally's. I'm not a teacher or instructor, I'm nowhere near skilled enough at this thing to even pretend. I am a student. I know what I'm not comfortable with and what I need to work on. Lots of very slow riding, balancing and that sort of thing.
    If you have seen Jimmy Lewis' demo at a rally or attended his schools of late you will know what that balance thing means. I figure four hours of riding out there will tire me enough to want to go find food and a comfortable seat.
    I may do a couple of camp and practices too, but that will be elsewhere not at El Mirage as the airstrip along the south end lights the place up at night like a Mall.
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    I will post a day or so before I plan on heading out there along with a meet up point out near there.
    Starbucks? :jack
    :hide

    I figure there is gas and food there then dirt/gravel/sand to El Mirage.
    It costs money to use the area. But, I can skip a couple of bottles of wine a month and make that work.

    I figure this bike of mine needs a rider, and I intend to be that rider.
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  14. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    That's what I need on my big bike but plan to do roads out by the Husky and cuddeback dry lake maybe we can do both and get some nOOb style rides put together
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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    My plan isn't so much of a ride. It is practice. If a person took up a musical instrument in their youth they would be well acquainted with this activity. While their friends were all outside riding bicycles and playing football, we were inside practicing scales and basic musical tricks.
    My motorcycling is missing that practice. So, while others are out having fun playing, I'll be in my motorcycle practice room.
  16. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Anybody know how deep the water crossing heading back to crab flats from green valley lake in the SBNF is currently? I would imagine pretty low?
  17. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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  18. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example

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    I need to do the same... I just picked up a 990. I am not new to 'small' dirt-bikes, but I am a complete virgin when it comes to 'big' bikes. I'm going to try to get out to that area next weekend for the day. Saturday or Sunday. November 18 or 19. I'm flexible. I am more inclined to try to ride a loop rather than practice in one particular area all day. I know some good routes through the area.
    If anyone wants to join in, let me know and we can nail down a day and meet-up location that works for all. The more the merrier... and the more to help me pick-up this beast when I inevitably drop it.
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  19. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    Hey funny for you to reply I just read your 5 day solo thru Utah thread the other day. If
    you go post up here. Ya I too am better at having a loop or a destination putting things in real world situations as every trail every turn is different. I have had the f800gs for some time but we just haven't become one for some reason
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  20. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

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    Tentatively in, XRR suffered some carnage (still got my home though) out in Pahrump last weekend so I need some time to look it over but should be good to go by next weekend if you want to Jaunt up there.
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