L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. RAZR

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

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    so tomorrow is ON!!!!
    anybody from the ride today want another go at it?

    i say lets meet at
    SHELL STATION in La Canada Flintridge
    at 9AM
    bottom of hwy 2 angeles crest hwy.

    i have to do 4N 24 and SCD.

    be done in time for pie and coffee at Hidden Springs and doghouse can get back to some Steven Segal action!:pynd
  2. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    Highway 2 and what?
  3. starchaser

    starchaser Been here awhile

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    Enjoyed meeting you all, was good to ride a new area too!
  4. RAZR

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

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  5. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    Looks liked I missed an event today! (and maybe some shenanigans too!) Glad you all had fun!

    I have a buddy who has a crf450. Green sticker only so I am meeting him with his van at hidden springs café at 8:30, then we are up to mill creek summit, park, unload and do lynx from the top and back up again. Then maybe head across the street to SCD.

    All are welcome!
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Razr, 4N24 is great shape, still a couple of patches of snow but no big deal. We did a little portion of Lynx and it was memorable for one us :lol3 .

    You guys have fun.

    Some more pics from today's ride.

    StuCazzo, old friend of mine but never gone with us on this trail. Finally able to get him to come out with us. Very nice 640E, never saw him dropped that bike. Hope never!
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    A little help from fellow advriders
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    At the 3N17 and BPL junction
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    Check out Espi's 12 gallon gas tank and Death Valley sticker. He was with us last week at DV Redux.
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    For those hikers in us, this is the Pacific Crest Trail that runs across California and ends at the Pacific Ocean.
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    Espiritu's pointing at the spot where his 950A got swallowed by the sand monster. Espi was too quick to help upright the bike so no pics of a napping orange.
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    It was sandy and lots of loose dirt. Definitely knobs are a must.
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    Another beautiful view from the top.
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    Bob, Ted, Art, and Pablo, and yes, we're never short of hi-viz colors.
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    We love taking breaks!
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    Nick and his newly-scratched up 950A :lol3
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    All the time Riceless could not get far from us otherwise he's lost! :lol3
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    Now what?
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    Jackie Chan is also an advrider!
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    Jamin Mathis and I did Moody 2 weeks ago, not as bad as BPL
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    This burnt down car wasn't there the last time. The trail on the left is not as easy as it looks.
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    The whole ride to the bottom of BPL was tough but we all did ok.

    I'll post the rest of the pictures tomorrow, including the Lynx Gulch trail side repair!
  7. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Alright, all systems are go. See you at the Shell at 9am.:ricky
  8. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    7:30. Drizzly here. Are we riding?:ear

    I'm leaving at 8:15. I'll check back before I head out.
  9. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    like mentioned above I am at hidden springs at 8:30 and leaving now!

    I will look for you on the trails!
  10. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    I'm out because I'm a wuss. I don't want to ride 40 miles on a wet freeway with all the idiots. Some people just can't drive when the ground is wet. You guys have fun.
    John
  11. RAZR

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

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    WE'RE ON!!!!
    we will see you guys either on lynx or at hidden springs.
    if we leave the shell station at 9, get up to hidden springs at 9:15, then to lynx at 9:24.
    we'll see you there then!
    no DUST!!!!!
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    The trail you see looks good but it got nasty on the way down, however the blue and clear sky couldn't be better.

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    StuCazzo and 640E
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    Starchaser and 525EXC.
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    Bob, Brent, Art, Ted, Pablo, Nick, Mike, and Joel.
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    Finally near the end of the ride, we got the chance to show off ourselves!

    How many FFs can you fit in one frame?

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    Here's another one less the fingers, to show the wife and kids that you actually went riding.
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    This one is my favorite, because I'm in, the 4th rider from the left! :clap And more FFs than the previous pics.

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    Now what? Mike just stole some valuable mems from my camera :mad? .
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  13. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    Dammit! Missed another ride...and stuck at work again reading about it! :huh

    Man...look at that supertanker DR! Does he only need gas every 3 rides? :lol3
  14. RAZR

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

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    today was AMAZING!
    doghouse and i met up, rode up to lynx through
    thick fog and drizzle. blue skies when we got to upper big t.
    all sunshine and not too hot on lynx.
    crossed paths with turin and his friend on the not street legal
    honda.
    rode over to 4N 24, down 3N 17, came around the corner on angeles
    forest, look over and see turin again.
    stop and bs a bit.
    rode on lynx with them for a few turns and creek crossings.
    said bye again, came outta lynx at the campground.
    coffee at Hidden Springs was especially good today cuz i
    swear it was in the low 40's on the top of 3N 17. :vardy
    all in all it was a great day. rode hard and kept up a good pace!
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Glad you guys had a good ride and had a decent weather. The water crossings at Lynx were pretty deep yesterday. I could be at least a good 18". Looks like you guys rode on AFH to get to Aliso, and from there went up on 4N24 to 3N17, and across the highway then back to Lynx
  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    After about 4 hours of riding, Nowwhat suggested that we do Lynx, and Lynx we did.

    The trails were narrow and interesting. Lots of water crossing.

    As I came up on a hill, saw Pablo's DR on the ground. He came out hot and the supertanker decided to take a nap. His shifter lever punctured a hole on his clutch cover. Funny, he and I talked about it last week on ways to protect it.

    The guys were pretty quick getting it up and prevent more oil loss.
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    Hard to believe, Artboy carries with him a JB Weld and a quart of oil. That saved Pablo's arse and made Artboy a Certified JB Welder. That thing really works.
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    Now Pablo's able to smile. Artboy blessing his weld to hold up.
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    Time to get that puppy going.
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    We all hooked up again and rode to Hidden Springs for lunch and more b.s.
    Here's a pic of my bike with ADV sticker and couple of the guys at the restaurant parking lot. Note the fuel left in my tank,
    I used up only 2 gallons, and darn, the ride was the best $7.30 of excitement you can buy.
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    Nice Guzzi, and of course it has a "shaft". I always like MG and BMW boxers, aircooled and shaft driven.
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    To summarize the day, 9 guys showed up, they came from 5 to 80 miles away. Nowwhat, Artboy, and H8c were the regulars; we were glad to see others to join us and made new friends. None of those guys have been on SCD and off-shoots, so Nowwhat carefully lead everyone and have them experienced the little treasure we have in our backyard.

    The weather was perfect, morning was chilly, but it warmed up to the 70's when we reached the bottom of 2N32.

    At the end of the day, we all rode home satisfied. The ride down was exciting, lots of twisties and sweeping turns. Gee whiz, how much dual sport can you get, there was a total of 40 miles of asphalt and curves, 50 miles of dirt, plus the ride from the bottom of Angeles Forest.

    Another good weekend :clap, and that's just Saturday. For sure the Sunday dudes (Grinder, Doghouse, and Razr) are ripping up the trails and having a blast as well.
  17. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    Hey H8chains,

    Great photos & report!
    My tank is actually 8 gallons not 12.
    Ironic that we talked about the case savers in DV and :fall
    I bit the dust just a week later, but thanks to quick
    action on turning
    the bike over on the non leaking oil side. That JB weld
    is hard as nails now- no leaks... still.
    I plan on getting it repaired and PUT CASE SAVERS
    ON ASAP!!!

    My Best,

    Espi
    Soon to have a 990A in the stable in about 3 weeks!:clap
  18. grinder96

    grinder96 Long timer

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    A pleasure to cross paths with razr and doghouse today!! Nice to put a face to the online names.

    Good ride today! Got soaked heading up with drizzle and light rain but cleared at the top at mill creek summit. Down and up lynx with a couple of side routes then SCD to 4N24 to the other side of the mountain and back to Mill creek!

    A little cool at times but great fun!!

    Nice to meet you Charles and Mike!
  19. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Thanks Razr for a kickass ride. No pics because we never stopped long enough to get the camara out :D Anyway, I probably would've dropped the camara (btw the guy that found my ipod on lynx gultch mailed it back to me in perfect condition:thumb ). It was the return of the klx. I forgot how much fun that bike is.

    Riding through the fog and drizzle on ACH was kinda surreal. Razr was maybe 5 or 6 bike lengths in front of me but I could just barely make out his tail light. We turned at AFH and by Big T the fog was gone and the road was dry. We hit Lynx off of 9 mile. Ran into Turin (Grinder96) on the way up as they were coming down. Razr likes that deep water crossiing so much we had to do it 3x:thumb It was my first time up 4n24. That makes a nice addition to Lynx. It was the right amount of riding for me. What a coincidence to see Turin and Jim on the way to Hidden Springs. If we had been looking for them we never would have found them once, let alone twice. :D

    Coffee and a cheeseburger at Hidden Springs tasted real good. Saw Derek there (I forget his ADV handle; he rides a KLX650C). Back down the Crest, Razr hit the 210W while I hit the Shell to fill up the dinky tank on the KLX and then it was home and a hot shower. A great day.
  20. STU CAZZO

    STU CAZZO Been here awhile

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    Went riding with the wife and kids in Mojave today= WINDY Conditions! Was happy to see you all again on my monitor screen.

    Thanks everybody for the great day! It was true pleasure meeting all you wonderful folks. Hope we can all meet up again soon! Ride Safe everybody!

    Joel. Thanks again for another wonderful report as always. WELL DONE! THANKS FOR BEING THE DRIVING FORCE TO MAKE SATURDAY A POSSIBILITY FOR ALL OF US! YOU ROCK BROTHER!:rayof