L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    what.......:huh


    tw and lone wolf home safely @ 150 miles mostly pavement to the rock inn. did some dirt.....muddy and icy. had a late start, was planning of meeting the FFs in gorman, ran out of time at 40 mph top speed...:lol3
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    if you're looking for a gs ride....check out the link below; there are many sections that are gs doable. i was in rowher this morning.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546161

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=545364



    did rowher from bouquet and NO DUST, some mud and ice. i'll post rr after uploading my pics. i did the easy and int, definitely big bike friendly.

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  4. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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  5. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    8:00 8:30 could push to 9:am??
  6. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    The meeting spot is the Dennys/ Mobile station @ Sand canyon & the 14 FWY
    8:30/9:am heading out no later then 9:15
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    since i have 1 more month of rehab, it was wise to stay local and take it easy, while the FFs are out in the desert. my plan is to get as many pavement miles on the tw and enjoy the perfect weather...:ricky


    it was a gorgeous day, lots of folks were out this morning and this one doing a family outing...:rofl
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    first stop was at the 7-11; our regular meet-up place to scd.....no FFs; just a bunch of motards
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    no dirt in my mind, so i look for curves...:tb
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    yeah baby, it's all about curves....:jump


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    made it to bouquet canyon and more of the good stuff
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  8. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Yeah, If you're gonna steal bikes, might as well really commit to it.

    How it's possible that a cop hasn't cited the guy for an unsafe load and impounded that thing is beyond me.
  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    blue sky...but it was cold; i kept my heated vest on most of the time
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    on my way to lake liz...i can't help but to stop; it's an invitation....:tb
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    there's a message here for a friend..:lol3
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    another trailhead to rowher...this is a black diamond and the uphill trail is very rutted, so i passed it up....:wink:
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    the trail was empty, i saw a couple of riders turned around
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    just above the lake, there's another gate
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    i lied, screw the pavement, screw the rehab....i want dirt......:rofl
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    i gained elevation pretty quickly
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    i'm saving this one for the rest of you FFs
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    it got interesting; no issue with the tw, the balloon tires are extremely effective
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    :clap great view can only be enjoyed on a tw......:D
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    premium condition; no dust and lotsa traction......:beer
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    of all the time i was there, i only saw 3 bikers; here's one of them
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    xymotic Long timer

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    Sito, I'm out for tomorrow. I got Honey-do'd
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    next up was a trail above lake elizabeth on the north side; this a brand new one to me...:D
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    nature has a unique way of letting the hardy survive
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    from another angle; i find it rather beatiful
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    rock inn from above
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    filled up to get me home
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    back to my original plan...found more curves
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    i rode through here many times and never even noticed it. being on a tw, i get to see beautiful things and stuff.......:D
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    i had a late lunch and where else the food is good and cheap...:beer
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    adv written all over
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    home safe; 150 miles today!....:ricky
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  12. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Great pix Joel. You be careful out there.
  13. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    nice report Joel...


    Riddler...Vermon...Toast...Tidy Bowl...Steve...and I finished the ride....Xymo had bike issues and Tidy may have broken his foot....:huh ....besides that it was a stellar day....
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    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Here are a few photos from today. I will try to fill in some details later.

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  15. Riddler990

    Riddler990 I Suck, You Rule.

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    riddler and vernon home, great day guy's.:clap
  16. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    So today I was odd man out. Since the bike was 'iffy' due to my finding a chunk of metal in the oil, I decided to take the guzzler. The thing is such a pig I was really trying to take er easy, maybe even a little under the speed limit... First sign of Trouble was Toast and Nowwhat stalking me taking pictures of my rear end.:huh

    Then I met the FF's at Mike's ROadhouse, but for some reason got no pictures.:doh

    After they ate (McD's for me in Redondo) we hit the road, as you can see these guys don't really pay no attention to silly rules.
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    Yeah, the FF's didn't get the memo about me not wanting to singlehandedly be responsible for Exxon's record profits... AGAIN:(:
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    I knew right away this was gonna be "one of those" rides.
    My bike lift decided to leave the bed, all by itself, Like it was possessed by a Harley's Ghost Rider. SO after I sorted that, I couldn't find my kneepads. I spent a long time but it was nowhere to be found. After all that I was feeling rushed, and pissed so I decided to put on one knee pad and fuggedaboudit.

    A certain normally shirtless DRZ rider, who shall remain nameless, convinced me to lose the tank bag that had my tools in it. "we got 6 guys with tools, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?"

    Finally I got all loaded up and found that the pad had velcro-ed itself to my camelback. And we all took off up the hill.
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    I became acutely aware that I might get into trouble with this group of no-goodnicks.:deal
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    Man, that is a SWEET-ASSed bike!!!
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    My bike was acting up a little bit. It was hard to start, and it died on me a couple times, which it's never really done before. So my paranoia was growing. It was suggested I'd put to much oil on the filter and no big deal, so I pressed on.

    I stopped here because this was a VERY steep hill, not that you can tell. I wish I woulda got a shot at that little jump at the bottom:deal
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    I'm still struggling trying to catch action...
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    All it takes is a couple troublemakers to ruin the whole bunch! Notice it's the same two bad apples
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    But now there's more of them...
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    Then just a few miles in, coming down a small hill, Vernon threw a chain.
    I volunteered to be the film director while the "actors" got to work:evil Vern took it too far and started moving rocks... big rocks:wink:
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    It is a DRZ after all so it takes a bit of work
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    Meanwhile Riddler990 got to work on the chain.
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    Vern torqued his chain pretty good, and we needed to take out a couple links. But between all of us we had ONE master link. Of Course, I, carry a master link, and extra links in my handy tool kit <s>on the bike</s>:becca

    Toast and I decided to take the short trip to the trucks, to get the tools I'd left there:ddog

    About a mile before the trucks, my bike started acting really badly, sounded like a plane about to crash. It'd run a bit, then bog down, then run. I almost lost it a couple times when it'd try to wheelie or kick out on me. But it didn't sound mechanical so I pressed on.

    When we got to the truck I tried removing the filter but the bike would just run a bit and then if I moved it die. I decided to call it a day, and sent toast on his way back.

    Since I had a day free I decided to have a look at the bike, and I found the problem almost instantly.
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    OK< I have a FU Husky rant here.

    EVERY electrical connector on the bike has a secondary latch, some of them are nearly impossible to get loose, except the connector for the bikes kill switch to the main harness.:huh Seriously WTF? It's "critical" that the flasher relay be secure but the main kill switch, meh what's the worst that could happen if that vibrates loose?

    Anyways, I took the truck up jawbone cyn and went to wheldon ? ANd then I went along the KErn river (which is AMAZING right now) and I ended up in Bakersfield. Shooting my don't buy a lot of gas plan all to hell:deal

    More pics and some geotags are at http://ontheboat.net/gallery2/v/motorcycling/rides/album/01302010-jawbone/?g2_highlightId=23470
  17. Earl999

    Earl999 Been here awhile

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    I carry a few O ring and std master links in my CamelBak.

    Great pix, I wanted to ride today, but the job comes first.
  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    very nice pics john...:thumb

    hey jim...congrats on the exc.....:clap

    man, it took you 2 years to realize that the 950 is not a dirt bike....:D
  19. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Are you sure he knows? Maybe HE thinks he just bought a trials bike:deal

    Like Nowwhat for example...
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    xymotic Long timer

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    When I drove up Jawbon Cyn I had to stop and watch this FF go up this little hill. Look close, he almost made it.:bow

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