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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.
That needs to be researched in Jo Mamma I believe..
I blush too easily to even make a suggestion
before this rr get hijacked by bike accessories... let me continue on...:ddog
then pavement; lunch is 8 miles away
the town was bustling with tourist
tough to get a parking space
if you're skinny and like tiny servings....this is the place....
bob and cathy showed up about the same time
my $7 bite size lunch... ; but it was very good...
all it takes is one motion
sito and jim were quick to clear the table...
sometimes you have to inhale the flavor to make it last..
cathy and bob were still waiting for theirs, while chris and randy got nothing much to show.
after lunch, planning the next route
i see celsius........apparently the town wants to give the village an alpine touch...:eek1
adventure pass required in the staging area
then on a quad trail..
up going vehicle gets the priority
this one looks like it lost the front end..
there's a reason why the rhinos avoid this hill climb
chris was elated to see KTMs have limits too...
give the man a little rest and he'll have his revenge
vengeance and wohooo... it's tougher than it looks..
jim prefers the less beaten path
thanks to jl...
nice form there randy
last pic before the batt on my camera went dead...
need to get a spare charged battery before the next ride. lots of good photo ops were missed....
hope you enjoyed the rr and thanks for reading.
it was a wonderful ride.....covered a lot of dirt, discovered new trails, built up my riding confidence and skill, no one got hurt, no carnage, good lunch, able to get regular PPs and new riders to come out, and beautifull weather of course....and i didn't get wet in the rain on the way home..
we did it again, and thanks to all for making our weekend great....
I saw a yellow GS and another BMW (650?) by the Starbucks in Big Bear yesterday. It looked like they had seen some dirt. One of you guys?
nicely played...good recovery BIG E
Heres the video of the OHV trails after lunch.
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I had a great time yesterday great group! I think joel is officially no longer a noob. I was a little worried when I saw all the big bikes at the Micky's parking lot. I was thinking I might have to tone down some of the trails I was thinking of doing. Boy was I wrong! I give full props to Chris on the 800, dude has no fear on the big bike. Chris followed me down a steep rocky downhill that I was struggling on and I'm on the small bike. I made it down parked jump off the bike looked up just in time to see Chris on top of a precarious 2' downhill drop off. I heard the skid plate hit then the front end drop then Chris got ejected! He took the beating like a man, I could see him tear up a bit seeing his poor baby napping on the rocks . But in true ADV style he smiled and just push the pig back on her feet jump on pointed the bike down hill and acted like nothing happen!
It was a good ride not too much down time, everyone keep up and not to many stops. After lunch we headed over to Pinnacles to play around on some of the more tec. trails. I was a little worried when we got to the first trail it was full of rhinos and quad? Eventually we made it threw them and the trail opened up. This area has a lot of fun tight trails that are a lot of fun and challenging. I have to say at the first hill climb I was worried this kind of trail riding might be to much for the bigger bikes and Joel's (BS) noob status.
Ami made the first charge and made it (took 2 trys ) then the rest started up. When Chris made the charge and made it look easy, Joel had no choice, if the 800 made it up the 400 had to do it! Joel's charge was picture perfect Jimmy Louis would have been proud! Joel riding has really improved. Some of the trails we took had some tec, sections and Joel never even flinched, all the big bikes did well too!
We will definitely need to revisit this area again soon! Lots more to explore up there!
That's probably how long you would last.
Ok same drill at WMRS.....?????.....looking forward to big bike fun
I was planning on hitting the dirt. The phone call to Spafixer the night before started my thinking. Something about "YOUR TAKING THE GS?!? OK :huh". The next morning Spafixer said Sopacat was riding also. How bad can it be? We get to the designated meeting spots and all I see is Orange and Joel is on his XR. :ddog Hmmmmm. Maybe I need to rethink this. No Big GS's and the fake n00b Joel is on an XR. Sopascat saved me a bunch of when she said she was riding the streets. Well somebody should ride with her right? We don't let anybody ride by themselves.
I had an excellent ride, met some friends, met some new (to me) riders, got into some dirt, had some excitement and worn the chicken strips off the new rear.
He are just a few pics. Sopascat is too much of a lady for me to take pictures while she was down.
Before lunch, followed this guy to a summer camp. Was glad is wasn't one of us. Notice Sopascat is good form.
I finally figures out how to take pics and ride. I found an ugly subject that was willing....
The crew after lunch decide what to do. PS guys CA 173 is dirt from the OHV park all the way down the hill.
I had to leave before this motley crew went forward with their plan. All I heard was "we don't need no stinking roads", "who cares if the road is closed, we'll go around the barricade" Typical ADV fashion.
I was happy to have a five minute break.
Enjoyed the ride. Lets go again. Next time on the XR.
Nice video Randy
we're all happy to see the results...everyone did good...
hey sito, before i shed my nOObiness..you need to see me on the gs1200 on dirt...
maybe we can plan an over night ride in august. ride from oro vista on friday or saturday afternoon @ 6 pm, to wrightwood, lytle creek, take the same route up. arrive at 12 midnight, spend the night in lake arrowhead. next morning, do the pinnacles and in the afternoon, ride to big bear and head down via hesperia.
just a thought...
cool vid randy. there is one section you need to delete 6 seconds of footage....
Glad to have you aboard. Have you been to Hungry Valley or to Rowher? I will let you know next time DriverDain and I go. N00b riders not like h8Chains (Fake N00b).
I didn't do any tough dirt........amazed at what a difference standing on the pegs is. The felt much more confident that I did before. I have to take a couple of weeks off, no riding no way. Then I will be back at it. Time to take the xr and do some figure 8s on the pegs and keep the 8s getting smaller until I am sore from crashing.
Randy, great video! Like how you captured that "decision" at the Y in the trail, I was doing the same thing.
Joel, nice timing on that "6 seconds". The video doesn't do that hill of lose, rutted dirt justice and you were starting at the bottom! Besides, that'll keep em all believing your Noob status........
Nope, I haven't been anywhere else off-tarmac. This was my first and only dirt ride. I'm anxious to get to Rowher or HV before my fresh knobs wear off. :)
Awesome vid of the Arrowhead ride!
I was in DC this past w/e and would love to do that ride after I get my 4 gal gas tank for the XRL, which I will order today!
hi jon, rowher even the fire road is not exactly a nOOb friendly trail. lots of rocks, ruts, some switchbacks, uphills, and rattlesnakes...
i suggest head out to carrizo early morning and play on soda lake road, and all the way to pozo rd for some nice easy dirt.
nice 640E btw, put 15/45 sprockets like i did and i'm happy. used to be the stock 42T, great on highway but sucks on dirt.
earl, you could still do it on stock tank and make it to lake arrowhead. though it's always nice to have a riding buddy with more fuel than i do.....