Mojave-Madness, Johnson Valley, Dec.27, 2012...

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by catfish, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    and the dinner time rush means an hour to get through those lights......
    there's a place in lucerne that sells wood.
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  2. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    It does look quicker that way, but I didn't find any places with 1/4 cord of firewood coming in that way. There are a couple of firewood places in Apple Valley.



    Thanks for the info. I googled around, and it found "L.V.Firewood of Victorville" at 9988 Dusty Ln, Lucerne Valley. I'll call this place & the ones in AV tomorrow to see who has what.


    My Christmas stuff is done. Ms.Beta is ready for action. Getting the trailer ready tomorrow.
    I wish Santa would hurry up, so I can go PLAY!!! :evil


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  3. Rearsteer

    Rearsteer Been here awhile

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    John, you comming out to ride?
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  4. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Speaking of riff-raff ... :lobby :lol3

    When are you two going to join us; Hmmm?


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  5. Rearsteer

    Rearsteer Been here awhile

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  6. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    30-31-1 for me
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  7. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    This is in the hill you are camping next to.

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    When are you guys wrapping up? I won't be in town until 30-31.

    Perry you gonna be down here ?
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  8. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    Firewood in LV.

    If you come in the 247 from Barstow, turn right at the 247/18 stop sign (you would turn left if going to Johnson Valley). There usually are some folk selling firewood out of their pickups within the next half mile. If not, Stay Warm Firewood is another half mile. They are fairly large and you cannot miss.
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  9. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Cool!



    I'm planning to ride thru the 1st or 2nd. Or maybe even the 3rd if I got someone to ride with. Most of our No.Cal friends have bailed. :huh "Its too far!"

    Other than Scott & I, only one other No.Cal rider is coming. We're all planning to arrive on the 26th & ride 27th-... I'm glad to hear we are getting more local adv folks interested. Should be FUN!



    THANKS for the great information! :clap


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  10. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    Starting that weekend, Means should have lots of rigs out practicing for the King of the Hammers race in February. If you guys have not seen these vehicles, you will enjoy visiting the various camp site and looking. :D
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  11. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    I've seen RearSteer's rig in his barn. I'm looking forward to seeing a few in action.



    OK, so far I'm looking good for an early departure in the morning. :D As I don't have a smartphone, I will probably be off the internet during the trip. If you need to reach me (voice or txt) after this evening, my cell # is NineTo5-For3seven-3five9three.

    Its going to be COLD, bring MORE firewood!

    Seeya in JV! :ricky

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  12. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Johnson Valley is a BIG place. We maybe rode about 1/3 of it in 3 days. The other days were spent exploring in the hills.

    The singletrack in the Iron Ridge is plentiful and fun, until the steep, loose uphills. Especially after Rearsteer has chewed 'em to BITS! :eek1 :rofl


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    Scott & Airon


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    We found several rocky singletrack ...


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    And a little sand ...


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    A new Kawasaki Memorial!


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    While Scott's WR426 looked the other way ...


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    He surfed the Kawibunga! :rofl


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    Airon


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    Some crazy old guy who chased us all week!


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    Moonrise over JV!

    You know its going to be an adventure when you ain't back to camp before dark
    on the 1st ride of the week! D'OH!!!


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    Kim & Scott entertained us by the fire!


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    The hills to the south of JV did NOT disappoint! :evil


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    A great place for lunch that quickly turned into standing-room only about 20 minutes after we arrived. What TIMING!!

    Although I didn't manage to get a photo of Rich, his FE570 is in the photo above.
    Sorry I hardly pulled the camera out that day.


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    Singletrack that disappears into the rocky canyon (cue sinister soundtrack!)


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    That old guy playing in the rocks again!


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    Airon's KTM with MORE rocks!


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    The wonderful view when you finally exit HELL!!! :D


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    Airon's patented chair-warming technology was a HIT!


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    Frontsteer ...


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    Rearsteer!


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    The road to camp ...


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    Then we found some singletrack ...


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    that quickly turned into Heaven!


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    Airon in Heaven!


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    The lunch rocks ...


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    More singletrack after lunch ...


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    And EVEN MORE with snow! :clap


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    Someone showers with dirtygirls(tm)!


    A couple of minor pyro video links for your amusement ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf2V3QP8uFY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkdElvtabFU


    I want to thank Airon, Scott, & Rich for several GREAT days of riding! :ricky

    Also the lovely Kim for guarding camp and just being there! :clap

    More stories after I clean up the rest of this stuff.


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  13. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    Nce RR... sorry I missed you. After Perry bailed I decided to stay in Ocotillo with my friends. Weather was great and camp already set.

    Next time.... :thumb
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  14. junglemototours

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    I might have showed up if I knew there was a 12 string involved! :freaky
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  15. RAZR

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

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    great RR.

    next time we'll plan better to hook up.

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  16. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    We rode Cal.City & Stonyford with Scott last year, but this was the 1st time he brought the 12-string out. Maybe he just needed more wine?!? :wink:



    Yeah looking at the other threads, it seems like you got a better offer! :lol3 When can we expect to see your hillclimb video?

    The Means-Lake fireworks shows on NYE were OK. Not as good at the ones at Cal.City. The folks next to us did do a pretty-good show about 9:30PM, for their kids I guess. I was not ready with the camera THEN! :bluduh

    It was a good exploratory ride to new areas for some of us. Will definitely be back again to play in the foothills & the sbnf.

    THANKS again Razr & Mojave Mutt for the great where-to-explore clues! :freaky

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