L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    My backpacking trip got postponed for a few weeks so I want to ride. :ricky

    I've since thoroughly reconned this area and now I'm at least 51% sure I can find my way. :D
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  2. wotevah

    wotevah Been here awhile

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    What kind of bikes are you guys on ?

    I'd like to join but if I'm the only newb on an SM I'd rather not hold anyone back and try a smaller segment by myself first. Didn't even know we have dirt roads so close to the Valley...

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  3. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    The beautiful San Fernando Valley provides all the bounties of life
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    I would not advise you do Lynx on those tires. It's rocky, sandy and lots of loose dirt.

    You can do the Santa Clara Divide with your bike. A few guys did it on their GS with non-knobby tires.

    Tune in, if we decide to start from Little T, join us and peel off at Angeles Forest Highway.

    Sunday will have some rain. If you don't ride Sat and rains on Sunday, you just lost your ride this week.

    Doghouse, your 51% sounds dicy. Oni and Razr's direction is our best bet.
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  5. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    It's usually a mix of dual sport thumpers (KLR650, XR650, DRZ400, etc) and big ADV bikes (950 Adventure, R1200GS).

    Put some knobs on that SM and come out and ride.:ricky
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  6. wotevah

    wotevah Been here awhile

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    I drove on Little Tujunga few weekends ago, the few dirt roads I've seen on the side appeared closed to vehicles just like Mulholland fire road. Not sure if they're the ones on the map though... For some reason I assumed the closest dirt is Castaic, that way...

    Hmm. My GPS shows Santa Clara Truck Trl as "special permit required".
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Wotevah, check out the above coordinates, and that trail is open!

    I'm not as good as what you think. Am still a noob compared with everyone else. I ride as much as I can and learn as fast as possible. The guys are all pretty cool and patient. You don't have to worry about Artboy and getting stuck, there's no more snow up there :lol3.

    It's not just riding, it's also about the lunch :dg after the ride; and :freaky.
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  8. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    Unless stated differently, everybody is welcome! The only rule is "ride your ride". The faster riders will wait at the next fork so you know which way to go.

    If you are a noob then knobbies would be good. Lynx has been done many times on "street" tires but does reqiure a little more effort.

    On another note.....Look at the mine I found off Lynx last week!!

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  9. wotevah

    wotevah Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone who responded, I'll be watching this thread... and the weather!

    Can't change tires so I'll just tackle whatever is doable by what I have.
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Tomorrow's weather still looking good, partly cloudy, breezy, and in the mid 60s. :deal


    I surely will be looking for that abandoned mine. Thanks grinder. :wink:
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  11. Artboy57

    Artboy57 Slave to THE MOUSE

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    According to the paper and Weather Underground, Saturday- 20% chance of rain, possible T-storms, Sunday, partly cloudy. This was for Santa Clarita/ Newhall. I have to do Sunday, Saturday is home slave day. Have fun if I miss you! Wherever I go Sunday, I'll start from the usual Mex Rest., Osborne about 8 AM.
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  12. RAZR

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

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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Any sign that it will rain Sat, then I'm in for the Sunday ride. The only bad thing, I will not have an extra day to recuperate. :lol3
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  14. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    So whats the deal ride on Sunday instead of Saturday? I may still ride Saturday anyone up for 2 days in a row?
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  15. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    I'm IN for Sunday. See YFF there.:ricky
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  16. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    is it a Saturday or Sunday ride??
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  17. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    :confused I think both are being talked about.

    :norton I plan on meeting Artboy and whoever else shows up at the Mex place 8am Sunday.

    I think some others want to ride Saturday but I'm not up for that.
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  18. Artboy57

    Artboy57 Slave to THE MOUSE

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    Weather sez Newhall-Sunday- high 60, low 40 ( I expect a bit cooler at 5,000 ft. up where we'll likely be :vardy ) Possible snow accumulation on north facing mountains!:lol3 Here we go again!
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  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    O oh! It's going to be a threepeat! Monday riders will get the best of it!

    If the rain is good enough just to keep the ground wet, I will be interested to ride Sunday too. Really depends on the outcome of tomorrow's ride and the rain that evening.

    See some of you tomorrow, 8am at the Mexican Restaurant off Foothill and Osborne.
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  20. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Sounds like I better put some knobs on.:deal
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