L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. cribaby

    cribaby Dirt/Street? No Wait Dirt

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    If she's someone's grandma, then I like my GILF, I have been riding her hard since she was a babe.
  2. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    ...mill creek parking lot @ 9:30 - 10am, for me.
  3. rinconrider

    rinconrider Sir Crash-a-lot

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    ah i got home at 11:15, it was all good. pics later.

    wes
  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    me and oni home .....:freaky
  5. mike toon

    mike toon AKA Mr Pastrami

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    Fun time guys. Home safe.

    Boy, that Dunerat sure is a swell guy.:thumbup


    Poor kid almost got his bike impounded. He took a tongue lashing from the LEO for the longest time.

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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    home 10 minutes ago......:wave

    good ride...:ricky 8)H, xymotic, rinconrider, dunerat, sospelotudo, oni, and mike toon.


    hey dr and dwp...thanks a bunch..:beer and oni, since i didn't get a tab, the next beer on me and hopefully dunerat won't ruin it.......:ddog


    rr and pics later.....:lurk
  7. sospelotudo

    sospelotudo motochorro

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    Fun, fun, fun. Thanks for the delicious breakfast/beer-fest. DR: dios te pagara porque no tengo dinero. After certain people in SUVs failed to move to the right lane, and certain other people had to employ unusual passing strategies, I got left behind on the crest. After trying to catch up to said individuals on the freeway, I can see why DR purchased the steering dampener. All in all a good ride. Thanks again everyone.
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    this ride is xymo's first ride after his crash at cnf several weeks ago..:ricky

    doctor's advice is "you can ride but you can't crash".....:rofl

    8am meet up time, the morning was still cool, and glad to see rinconrider on the drz to join us...:thumb
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    i felt my rear brake is gone. the bolt that keeps the lever to the link is missing, and it was good xymo has the right size hardware to fix it...:clap
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    little t was all ours; we didn't see a single motorized vehicle
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    at the scd trail head
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    though scd is no longer maintained, some pavement looks good still
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    nice new helmet and pressure suit...:thumb
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    wes has a new helmet and gear too....:eek1
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    xymotic before the power slide
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    rinconrider

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    we laughed :rofl when wes asked "where are we?".................:lol3
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    :dunno :dunno :dunno :dunno :dunno :dunno :dunno i'm new and what do i know, i only have 2 gps on board.........:eek1
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    we're rolling.....:ricky
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    xymotic was happy it wasn't him...........:D
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  9. rinconrider

    rinconrider Sir Crash-a-lot

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    ah yeah good to make it out this morning to give some new gear a ride. getting more dirt experience, still wary of the front in the sandy areas though... as you can see from joel's rr.

    here is joel doing what joel does best (other than ride!) :clap
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    xymotic pulling up... it was a great ride taken on a healing collarbone. i could tell he was tentative, usually he blows past me!
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    here at north fork (where are we?) the flies were so bad it was hard to see through them... xymo's big husky was rattling off all sorts of bolts so we did some quick zip-tying.
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    the red bikes
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    xymotic kicking up dust for me
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    i didn't get a snap of h8 since i couldn't get my camera out fast enough before he passed, then it took a bit to get the camera back in. i buzzed along to get caught up and JUST as i did i lost the front in the middle sand coming out of a turn. luckily by the time the boys came back for a picture i had dragged my bike out to bush i plowed into, so the pic isn't as bad as it should have been! :rofl i was tired though and appreciated the hand righting the drz, so i'll trade that for a pic of my sleeping bike.

    we went to mill creek then and met up with everyone else that could not drag their sorry asses out of bed for an 8 o'clock start (am i the only one who has kids that get them up at 5?). i had to get back home so i bailed there and blasted down AFH and the crest, sad not to ride with everyone else that i haven't yet. i didn't even get to have a beer. next time! :1drink

    wes
  10. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    Nice riding with you guys...it's been awhile. Good to see Joel, Noel, Ryan and nice to meet the guys I have't met before. Can't belive Xymotic is already riding on his recently broken collarbone...where's the toughguy icon?

    Thanks for lunch DR :D :1drink

    Yeah, we followed that tool in the SUV for miles...braked in EVERY corner and when we hit the passing lane could not read the "slower traffic keep right" sign. DR blasted by on the left and then he was straddling both lanes and moving back to the left lane so I went around on the right. Just about every other cage was considerate and pulled over and were given a friendly wave. :clap
  11. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    It sure was nice to be riding again.

    It was weird to be on dirt again tho, I was definitely a bit chicken, and I think a lot of the terrain was HARDER going slower. But I did take it easy, I really didn't wanna crash and I REALLY didn't want to crash going fast.

    Thanks to Joel for hooking me up with the sweet pressure suit:thumb

    I just got home about 9:30pm.

    I followed Joel from Newcombs, and all that free beer almost drowned me. So I pulled off at Lynx and emptied.

    I guess Joel wasted a fair amount of time going back back looking for me :bow

    I got a flat on the "new" truck right at the the I5/110 interchange. I pulled off and there was a frikkin Dodger game. :cry

    Right then my Cell phone decided to take a nap.

    Grrr so I unloaded the Husky and took off with no GPS looking for a auto store in Chinatown. Duh I thought, this ain't no bike, I don't have to "fix" it I just have to change the spare... so I went back. (I'm a slow thinker sometimes)

    Hmm, the 'new' truck's PO took the Jack. JAckass.

    I knew this of course so I had already equipped the truck with a Jack. I did not equip the truck with the OEM Ford Jack handle that you need to get the spare tire off though.:becca

    By now the phone had charged a little so back I went to find a Pep Boys. I returned with two cans of 'extreme' truck size fix-a-flat. Yeah, my ass!:kboom

    With my Half-way full tire hissing like a bastard I took off in search of more air. Surprisingly, the whole Dodger stadium Elysian Park Area is remarkably devoid of such things.

    Finally I spot an Arco, pull in and put my .75 in the machine, only when I go to fill up I see that some asshat has cut off the nozzle.:fyyff

    So back in the truck on the flat and I find another station. Fortunately I found another quarter on the floor.

    Then I went to Costco where they told me,
    a) They don't fix flats on tires they didn't sell.
    b) Since I put F.A.F. in it couldn't be patched anyhow.
    c) They'd be happy to sell me a tire but didn't have any that were correct for the weight of my truck
    d) They also kindly informed me that ALL of my other tires were crap too.
    :baldy

    They filled me up with air, so I could go to Pep Boys where I got new Tires, and I sprung for new shocks too. $1100 :eek2 and 4 hours later I was back on the road!:deal The long wait gave me time to buy some lock-tite for the hand guards that fell off (the other one fell off right at the 7-11)

    So, the lesson is don't fuck with Joel cus he'll put a hex on your Kharma and that shit's fer real.
  12. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    dude ,that sucks eggs.glad it ended well
  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    sorry xymotic for your misfortunes.... :(:, but oneday all your worries will be over...:pep just kidding..:wink:

    here were rushing to get to mill creek considering there are FFs waiting
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    FFs at mill creek
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    hey, there's oni and miketoon...:eek1
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    it's the only xchallenge in town with very low mileage...:D
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    miketoon on pacifico
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    this shade had served the adv community for a long time
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    dr on chilao
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    sospelotudo and another se...:ricky
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    a squidator in action...:rofl
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    hey, that's dunerat's initial....:eek1
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    xymotic found out ordering tacos from a non-mexican restaurant takes forever...:ddog
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    the ortega burger was very good...:tb
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    :wave it was a good saturday, the only thing messed me up is when i lost xymotic who was behind me. i ended up back tracking and looking for broken barrier and berm along the highway. thinking he :ken might have gone back to newks to picked up something he left. so, i waited on the side of the crest in shade and waited...:ddog


    then, went back again on upper big t and looked for disturbed dirt on the side of the road thinking xymotic...:dizave .. jumped off the road.
  14. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Man, I really am sorry Joel. I owe you a (few):freaky

    Today I went for a quick Drive around Rancho Palos Verdes. I had no intention of riding dirt but I see all those trails up the hillside and I just can't help myself:evil

    I took a nice little side trail, But it soon came to a pretty steep gulch. Since I wasn't sure I could ride back up I went the other way but the trail came to a ridge and then kinda stopped at a clearing. [​IMG]


    Off to the side the trail descended pretty steeply, and it looked like it made a turn, I decided I was too lazy to hike down it, cuz it was too steep to hike, but it didn't look as hard (or at least not as long) as the hill Javier took us on in DV, so I decided to try it. :huh
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    When I went over the edge I immediately slid a good 15 feet with the rear locked, then as I had suspected the trail turned 90 degrees
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    Then stopped completely!
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    There's something about illegal Rich planned-community dirt trails I just can't resist.:evil

    Luckily the bush (tree) I hit (drove through) held the weight of the husky SO I didn't even crash :clap

    I'm starting to really love this bike :tb it's SOOOO much easier than the Dakar to throw around.
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    xymotic............you're one loco moto dude...:lol3

    you can ride but you can't crash.....:gerg
  16. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Right, I'm invincible now!:pynd
  17. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    :rolleyes :csm
  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    when i saw that van hogging the road, i decided to turn right on upper big t, instead of taking afh and get aggravated........:ddog

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  19. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    xymotic, i live in san pedro. we used to ride is japs and up bt the rock quarry in pv.
  20. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    got eh new moose skidplate yesterday for the dr...

    got 100 miles to go before the first oil change so i should be ready for some offroad by next week