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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    good catch sergio...and you're right.

    no one was left in the camp and we all went home.

    after the morning ride (that became an adventure ride for me and will tell you later) at around 2 pm the wind blew so hard and it felt like a sandstorm. it wasn't fun and brought home lots of sand.

    pics and ride report next....8)H
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i think our riding days here locally are over once the snow hits the higher elevation..hope this weekend is just a wet one.

    aaargh..i hate to be reminded of what's coming to me....again :lol3 ...8)H
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  3. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    stay local on Saturday the 20th, some folks are attending a Christmas party in the evening......
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    +1...thanks cathy, and if we ride, the plan is get everyone home by 3 pm :deal
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Took us Jim, Bill, and 8)H, 2.5 hours from my house to get to JV, the morning drive was pleasant and it was a beautiful morning.

    Then we met Brent in front to the organizers big tent, after signing up, showing support and making donations we looked and found dannyG.

    danny, brent, 8)H, bill, and jim
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    wtf....as we about to head out....rich aka m1jeep showed up
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :lol3 i could not get jim and brent's attention, preoccupied with something better.....:eek1
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    the place was busy, lots of supporters, and i hope the public get to keep it
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    young and old, they were present
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    :clap to the volunteers, really a worthy cause...:deal
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    there were 4wd rigs too, lots of them
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    utv and rock crawlers got along
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    there were several exhibitors and sponsors
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    a demo bike being fitted with a flexx bar..my next "gotta have it"
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    looks like bill is waiting his turn to buy some girlie stuff....is that for your next kitchen pass?
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    sweeeeet....
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    btw 540exc rider, the yammie color is still evident..:wink:
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    time to ride and jim will agree that 950adv is a handful in the deep sand..:cry

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    there are several routes, white for beginners, blue for novice/intermediate, yellow for intermediate/advance, and red for those who dare. we thought blue was a tough intermediate, and took that one....:evil
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    the 950 is a big bike for this place, but riceless and spafxr didn't think so
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    it was truly a beautiful day, we thought...:D
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    as far as you can see...you can ride (before the marines take it over)
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    rhinoeatr on his new 450EXC, i guess he hasn't read the ktm rider's orange rule book yet....:lol3 [​IMG]



    just another little hill

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    when i lead the ride..everyone gets a lot of breaks....:deal
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    more pics next....:freaky
  7. SergX

    SergX Back on the Saddle

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    We went to get some grub, then noticed the clouds had gone away and the moon was shining brightly!

    An idea came to hour heads...

    In honor of the ADV LA Full Moon Ride, we did our own but on concrete with Newcomb's as our goal Altho we knew we would not make it before closing time, didn't matter! That was our goal!

    We bundled up some more, he switched bikes (125cc Yamaha Vino Scooter) and we headed right back up to Angeles Crest! Moon was so bright we could see everything! We where loving it!

    It was raining stars so we eventually pulled over to watch the light show. But as we were starting to turn into popcicles we decided to contine to our goal.

    Rolled into Newcomb's around midnight, took some pics and made our way back down.

    I'm still trying to thaw my toes. Brrr! Need more/better cold wheater riding gear.

    :D
  8. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    yes mam....done by 3:00pm.....:freaky
  9. qwiksilver

    qwiksilver Been here awhile

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    I don't know what's more dangerous...

    riding with you guys...




















    ...or an open bar.

    I'm not hungover....I'm still sort of drunk. Let's hope I still have a job come Monday. :knary
  10. Artboy57

    Artboy57 Slave to THE MOUSE

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    I think that was you guys.You were heading "up mountain" a few miles from the Crest/Forest turn at about 11:15? I was on the GS with the Radioactive yellow jacket on. So much for being visible!:lol3
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :wink: camp is just behind those hills...this place is amazingly beautiful in a different way......and it's FREE
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    chasing rhinoeatr was fun
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    i missed the turned and ended up in the yellow route...no big deal, since i'm getting tired i'll take the novice/intermediate route "i thought", which was WRONG..:lol3

    then, i missed another turn, and soon i found myself alone..no more bikes.....:cry , and a red marker on top of the hill and jeep tracks.....:eek1
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    saw some 4wheelers but no bikes...:evil
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    my ride is starting to look a riceless ride without brent....:rofl
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    so i followed the tracks
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    i got so far there's no more turning back....here i tried to go down on a 6 foot drop....and the result......:lol3, and no picture of me hanging over the handle bar:rofl
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    i waited for about 15 to 30 minutes for someone to help me and gave up. i have to move all the big rogs in front of the front tire so i can wiggle the bike down to the level ground
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    managed to get moving and confronted by this rock wall...yes that's a marked route....:eek1 , i can turn around and go up on that ledge again, but i knew i will hurt myself trying
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    i was trapped in a big bowl, rocks all around, then found an easier route :clap
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    after about 1 hour of struggle, i eventually made it back to the camp :evil
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    brent hanged out with them guys, and didn't leave until i showed up...thanks dude, maybe next time.....:thumb
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    rich likewise knows the risk of riding alone as he experienced it at kennedy meadows....
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    we were hungry and went to the main camp, that barbeque sandwich was gooooooood.... (thanks jim for buying lunch if that will give your conscience less guilt...:1drink )

    in spite of the mighty strong wind and sandstorm at the end of the day, i am glad we did this ride. i saw on the faces of the:bow volunteers that they needed and looking for lots of support; they were excited to receive everyone. i hope their efforts will be rewarded....:clap good luck....8)H
  12. chickfire13

    chickfire13 Adventurer

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    Just a reminder to you guys out there riding on Angles Crest. Please be careful today we had a motorcycle rider who was flighted into us who was really messed up lots of broken bones and other trauma, and won't be going home anytime soon (was headed up to ICU when I left to go home) so just a reminder be safe out there so you can go home to your loved ones at the end of your ride.

    Thanks,
    Chickie
    (sopascat's daughter)
  13. WzlTech

    WzlTech The fool on the hill

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    I thought that might be you, I just didn't recognize the jacket, but it certainly was visible. No worries there. :eek1

    :D
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i hope the unlucky rider recovers from his injury..8(H
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :cry sorry dude...it's the way you ride your gs, you were mistaken as a harley rider......:lol3
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    sergio aka mr. detective, look at my pics again, analyze it, and tell us where my location relative to where the guys are. you will get another free sticker.....:deal

    8)H
  17. rhinoeater

    rhinoeater Been here awhile

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    JOEL,

    THANKS FOR THE RIDE UP, LOOKED LIKE YOU HAD ALOT OF FUN UP IN THOSE ROCKS......SORRY I MISSED IT!!!! ENJOYED RIDING WITH YOU GUYS.....NICE TO SEE M1JEEP AND DANNYG.....STILL TALK ABOUT THE STORIES DANNYG WAS TELLING UP AT KENEDDY MEADOWS , WHEN HE FIRST CAME TO THE U.S. FUNNY AS HELL!!:lol3 EVERYBODY STAY SAFE,
    AND THANKS AGAIN!!

    BILL
  18. SergX

    SergX Back on the Saddle

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    Thank you Chickie,
    my friend Jason and I went up a 3rd time tonight (we were going to eat at Newcomb's before the weekend was over, damnit!). Small bikes, and taking it easy. Took it even easier when it started snowing on the way down! :eek1 :D
  19. Klammer

    Klammer Old and Grumpy

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    Yo Rinoeater, Y ya shoutin. I guess it's just less stress to lock on the caps when ADD is kickin hard.
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  20. Artboy57

    Artboy57 Slave to THE MOUSE

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    At least I RIDE my GS!:D Those were some BIG ROCKS you were trying to get over! I'm impressed!