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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    Thanks for showing up guys...another good ride. Glad to see JM and Oni again, and ride with the famous Cap'n Jack.

    Boy I was worn out by the time I got home.

    Hard to beat this ride, 100+ miles of dirt and canyon riding, and amazingly I only used $10 of gas :wink: !

    In the parking lot of Ranch Side Cafe.

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    Only 30 minutes in the ride, JM got a flat tire.
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    The 3 of us never had a flat tire and surprisingly all the video watching to fix a flat paid off. Sito did most of the work and thankfully he has all the tools and an air compressor. :clap
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    JM putting on the last nut.
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    That was a learning experience and thanks to the rest for patiently waiting for us. It took us less than a hour, not too bad for first timers.
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Break time, the best part of the ride for my tired body.
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    Sito blasting
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    Then came Oni
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    Artboy next
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    It appears the branch is going to hit JM's neck
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    Capn Jack and his sweet 625
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    Sito and his never-been-dropped 950
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    Artboy found snow (again!)
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    Oni found himself deeper and the Sahara's are not making it any better.
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    A little help took care of it.
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    Artboy really love this stuff, and he did very well truthfully
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    Finally found some good dirt
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    Darn it, we ran out of dirt and onto the pavement. Really not too bad since it's mostly twisties, and we get to wear out the chicken strips.
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    Lunch at Hidden Springs
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    We thought of doing Lynx but after filling ourselves up, the sofa and tv seems to be the best alternative. We all headed home.

    Thanks again guys for the company and for pushing me harder :pierce

    Eventually once you guys switched to a slower bike, I won't be too far behind. Like I said this morning, I'm not slow, I just like to take pictures.
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  3. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    You really got my good side here. Good ride Joel thanks for setting it up. Is there a ride for next weekend lined up?
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  4. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    nice riding with you guys. when the next ride????
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  5. cap'n Jack

    cap'n Jack YAAARRR... or something

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    hey guys! had a great ride with you guys last Saturday :clap Really great to meet you all, and Oni, always a pleasure ridding with you. congrats on the new bike.

    Two flats on one ride :ddog Not good, we'll have to work on that one :D Thanks again for the help Oni and Jamin with my flat, made my trip down the mountain much easier.

    see you guys on the next ride!

    coop
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Hey Capn Jack, good riding with you and showing us the full capability of that 625SXC! The X-Challenge does not like snow! :eek1

    Now we know why you guys were parked on the side of AFH. We could have given you extra hands but JM was your guy, he had a fresh training earlier at the start of the ride :lol3 .

    OK, Sito and others, the next ride is Lynx! Is the 15th (next Saturday) sounds a good day! :deal Meet at the shell station? or at the trail head? We need Grinder, Wxl, and Doghouse to join us this time.
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  7. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    How did I Miss the second flat?
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  8. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    My mistake was following Sito after his wheelspinning (never been dropped) 950 really chewed up the snow...and not having knobbies. I got to the part where he grabbed a big handful of throttle and my forward momentum stopped.

    I was watching him and thinking I should go through the other rut...but somehow ending up in the same rut he did. :huh Doh.

    That was a fun ride. Not having breakfast...by the end of the trail I was needing food in a bad way. :1drink It was really good...but next time I'm not gonna order bacon on my burger! It was tough watching you guys chow down while waiting for my burger! :deal

    Thanks for putting the ride together Joel. Nice riding with everyone.
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Easy, if you're riding a bike with twice the cylinder and twide the displacement :2guns , everything around you is a blurr.

    Artboy's 400 + my 400 = 800 < 940 (Sito) :fight

    Oni, you got screwed following Sito's trail, what about me? I could have ordered the regular cheese burger and instead followed you and ask for the same.

    At the end, we're all sore, but enjoyed a good ride. And learning to fix flats for the first time is a handy experience. :wink:
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  10. Oni

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    :lol3

    It was good when we finally got it though! :D
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  11. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    Hey joel where is lynx? I'm dieing to ride.
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Thanks to Zen Slug for sharing the map below.

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    If you remember at the end of the ride when we hit Angeles Forest Highway, there's a little parking lot across. That's the trail head and on the map above, it's the spot with a lot of red markers with the name Aliso Spring. The trail is highlighted in green (continuation of the SCD and Mt. Gleason), and it's not as long as the one we did last week but pretty challenging for riders like me.
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    It's predicted rain will come this Sunday.

    Saturday is cloudy and mid 60s. I'm putting new springs on my XR and will ride this Saturday (again).

    The plan is to do Lynx, but I don't know how to get there. Last time, we got lost and ended up catching it at Monte Cristo Camp. Someone mentioned that if we do that, we missed 1/3 of the ride.
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  14. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    If my SE is ready...I'll ride on Sat....Sito showed me how to get to the beginning.....:clap
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  15. Oni

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    Joel

    If you go up Angeles Forest past the Cafe where we ate, then right by the Forest Service Station turn right on Upper Big T...go maybe 4 miles and you will see sign for Lynx on the left.
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    If it rains on Saturday, I would definitely ride on Sunday. No dust but full of glory!
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    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    I thought we can start from where we ended up from Mt. Gleason, just right across the highway through the parking lot. Dogh, ArtB, and I did it but might have gotten the wrong turn and got lost.

    Thanks Oni.
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  18. Artboy57

    Artboy57 Slave to THE MOUSE

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    Remember the first 2 times we did it? From the Ranger station, down the hill, we went right both times and did the hill climb to the pavement. We need to hook left before you get to the low area, it looked like a secondary trail, but it's the correct one. Grinder and I slogged through the snow from the other direction. Sunday's good for me !
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  19. Oni

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    You can...but I think it's more fun starting from Upper Big T.
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  20. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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