L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the dirt started very friendly...smooth and damp
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    immediately we gained altitude
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    megan on the 690 was our ride leader
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    first hill climb got me fired up....:ricky
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    spafxer having a blast on the exc
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    not sure what happened here but rider and bike were ok
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    if you're slow like me, the rode is always wide open....:lol3 [​IMG]


    and i get to enjoy the view
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    lots of this
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    many sections are pretty
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    megan...kotw vet
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    ybracing, i think the only lc8 that saturday
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    jim
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    yes, there was a klr...:clap
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    crown city is somewhere down in this valley
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    crown city....:clap
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    the atr are pros when it comes to organizing and finger pointing.....:D
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    more finger pointing....:D
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    just a couple of lollygaggers from socal...:ricky
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    awesome banner...:clap
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    the line was short and the service was fast
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    hay is not just for horses
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    lovers (kevin and scott) from kalipornia....:feelgood
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    your's truly and jim were a little discreet.....:wink:
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  3. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    nice pics Joel (as usual)
  4. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    Great pix and commentary, Joel. :freaky
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    almost forgot to add, jim and i did the b-loop on saturday; not hard nor too easy. duy you could have done it on your klr, the only section that was tough was the trail after lunch. it was uphill and loose, however there's an altenate route.

    i didn't have lots of pics, busy catching up with the group. though, i have vids which i will post later.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    happytrails says let's RIDE....:ricky
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    more riders were showing up.....and they're all on damned small bikes...:eek1
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    lovely smile from the qotw megan...:raabia
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    jim looking lost.....:D
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  7. RAZR

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

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    did you find it kids?

    it's sneaking up behind Jim.
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    BTW great pics Joel ! :clap
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    after crown city, we continued on the B-loop


    this reminds me of santa clara divide

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    from dirty smoothy it turned into loosy lucy
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    i took this pic as an excuse so i can slow down
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    young riders from tucson
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    i'll let our photchop guru biggiE figure out how i did this one...:confused
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    regrouped and waited for the slowest rider...:hide
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    off we go again
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    watch those elbows jim....duy might see this pic....:rofl
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    beckstatic, she can ride.....:bow
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    went through this little town
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    the crowd was threatening but no rain came down
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    no, this ain't the road to rowher flats....:D
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    i think of the north side of big bear via hesteria when i see this
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  9. liorsmotoride

    liorsmotoride Lior's moto ride

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    Jole I like looking in your stories/ picx
    Thanks
  10. Klammer

    Klammer Old and Grumpy

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    Who took the photo for you?:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
    Great ride report Joel, keep it coming. Howling at the moon is in my sites for next year, providing I've healed up by then.
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :whip thanks rich for the lashing....:chace







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    i heard the ATR ride is moved to a different place every year all over arizona. i would love to go back if they will do it in flagstaff....:clap
  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    lior, this thread is our journal. down the road when i can no longer ride, it's the only place we can look back. that time i can say to myself...joel you suck......:lol3
  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    pinned the bike on 3rd gear, caught up with the guys and immediately noticed a gathering of SHOEI HEADS.....:eek1 [​IMG]



    it seems the guy in the background got their attention....:dunno
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    then looks like the SHOEI SQUAD is about to march on....:confused
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    iit's a fact, the SHOEI helmets are front heavy....:lol3
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    finally dawned on me that the SHOEI HEADS were there for the annual gatheringl...:clap [​IMG]
  14. schmo

    schmo Been here awhile

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    What was the trail or route you took? I like pizza! Has to be better than chomping down a powerbar at one of the trailheads like usual! Would be nice to ride around, take a break for some real food and drinks and then hit the trail again.
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i opted to stay behind since megan's pace was a little too fast for me and it was wearing out my old bones...:whip

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    another wave of riders replaced our group
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    riders from OC
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    didn't take anymore pictures since i was busy finding my way on the B-loop


    filling up for sunday's ride
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    their gas price for a premium is ridiculously lower than kali
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    riders checking back in
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    yes! i made it to the elkdom....:D
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    my saturday's ride summary
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    spa treatment for our sore muscles.....:clap and washing off the az dirt....:D

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    that's day one....:evil
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    the next day, back to the lodge and had free breakfast. then met up with ybracing and tom. it was a beautiful day!

    the trail started here
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    there aren't much houses but lots of these
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    ybracing, spafxer and tom
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    richard
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    jim
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    the trail was nice and easy
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    cool helmet
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    our small group
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  17. RAZR

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

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    that last pic makes me a lil jealous.

    look at that mud on Jim's fender:huh :beer :rilla :ricky
  18. Off Limits

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    looked like a nice ride joel.
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    we rode in deep sand, maybe about half a mile long. i could have made it through but that leaning tree was in my way...:muutt
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    so i got even....:D
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    poor tom, he volunteered to sweep and i kept him busy....:whip
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    helmets and jackets off by the time i saw the gang
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    gotta have a gps and roll chart or you'll be lost
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    scott came by to say hi
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    twins riding XR650R, wearing same boots and same jackets....:eek1
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  20. slater

    slater Adventurer

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    Wish I could come ride this with you but its a 90mile slog on the freeway for me to get to the McD's.

    I am thinking of going to Rowher tomorrow (Sunday). It'll be my first real good ride on dirt. Anyone want to come take pics of me falling.... er.... I mean ride with me?