Noobs - Unite in Southern California Mountains!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Little Bike, Apr 10, 2013.

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When are you available to ride?

  1. Saturdays

  2. Sundays

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  1. Dune Rider

    Dune Rider Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    72
    Location:
    Hesperia, CA

    <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>We couldn’t have picked a better day for weather and light traffic on the mountain for a ride. The riders were current or retired HS teachers that have the summer off. We started at McDonald’s at I15 and Hwy 138 at 8 AM and rode east on Hwy 138 thru Hesperia and picked up more riders prior to going up the mountain. The route we took was on <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Bowen Ranch Road</st1:address></st1:Street> to 3N14 to Big Pine campground. <o:p></o:p>
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    After a short break, we rode thru <st1:placeName w:st="on">Holcomb</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType> and on to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Big</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Bear</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">City</st1:placeType></st1:place> where we ate lunch at Thelma’s Restaurant. After lunch and refueling, we rode up to Bear Mountain Ski Lift to connect to the <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Skyline Drive</st1:address></st1:Street> trail for the loop that ends back at the lake. The views from the trail were spectacular and the air was cool and clear.<o:p></o:p>
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    The next part was on pavement where we rode the Rim of the World hwy section to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Gregory</st1:placeName></st1:place> where we took a break at a small coffee shop. We then rode down to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Silverwood</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place> on to Hwy 138 and ending back at McDonald’s at 6 PM with 135 miles on the trip odometer.<o:p></o:p>
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    The Big Bear area offers many opportunities for trail riding during the summer months and with this area so close to most of us in the SoCal region it is a great place to ride till the desert cools down. One can ride there and find new trails to explore every week for all skill levels. Should any one want to set a ride up just PM me and we will see what we can do. <o:p></o:p>
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    Break on 3N14<o:p></o:p>
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    Big Pine Campground<o:p></o:p>
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    Skyline Trail
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  2. Dune Rider

    Dune Rider Adventurer

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    72
    Location:
    Hesperia, CA
    Will try to figure out how to include photos.
  3. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    3,481
    Location:
    Camp Snoopy
  4. emilio700

    emilio700 Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Oddometer:
    84
    Location:
    SoCal
    First time on a dirtbike in this area. Ridden Holcomb Valley on the mountain bike a few times. I have no idea if the roads on my linked route are accessible/open or what they look like. From google satellite view it looks like mostly maintained fire roads. Looks like there is a bunch of different ways to get to Big Bear.

    Starting from Miller OHV staging area at 8:30am. Rough plan is Miller- Big Bear. Lunch then ride back down to Miller. At least that's what I'll try to do unless someone else shows up with better knowledge of the area.

    Click the 3D button. Gotta love google.

    http://goo.gl/maps/efvSm
  5. jeepdude65

    jeepdude65 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    137
    Location:
    Orange County, CA.
    Send me a pm next time you want to explore some trails. I live in Mission Viejo. Weekends only work for me at the moment.
  6. emilio700

    emilio700 Adventurer

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    May 23, 2013
    Oddometer:
    84
    Location:
    SoCal
    CNF is sorta explored out. Will go back to Big Bear to do more technical stuff as soon as the schedule allows. Although Dale pointed out some cool singletrack offshoots on Main Divide in CNF that I'm itching to try out.

    Great ride in Big Bear today with Tom. I swung through CNF on the way back from Big Bear because I still had some juice left. Bedford - MD- Maple Springs Beer.
  7. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    355
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Any noobs out these days?
  8. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    May 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    369
    Location:
    So Cal

    Yep- NooB as far as owning an ADV bike. I live out 15 minutes east of Temecula in the Sage area on 5 acres. I have single-track straight off the backside of my property and plenty of fun riding for the big bikes as well.

    Tim
  9. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

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    Sep 4, 2012
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    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    We should get some noob rides together for November.
  10. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,300
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    It's desert time! Going to be posting some Anza Borrego rides soon.
  11. BillAllen

    BillAllen aka OlGeezer

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    Dec 26, 2006
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    45
    Location:
    Mission Viejo, CA
    I would love to go camping in Borrego Springs.

    Just sayin'
  12. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    2,300
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Show of hands:

    whose up for an Anza Borrego weekend either the weekend of November 9 or the 16th?

    Meetup Friday night or Saturday morning, stay at Borrego Springs Motel - $75/night, have fire pits, only 8 rooms, ride Saturday, Sunday morning before checkout....

    I'd be up for camping, but, it can get pretty cold at night out there pretty soon and there is something about a hot shower and soft bed after riding all day.
  13. jeepdude65

    jeepdude65 Been here awhile

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    Aug 22, 2012
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    Location:
    Orange County, CA.
    I would do it. Riding big bikes out there or smaller DS bikes?
  14. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Smaller bikes
  15. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Me
    Jeepdude65
    ?
  16. KoolBreeze

    KoolBreeze Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    608
    Location:
    lower west side USofA
    sage... that's a ride I've had the pleasure to enjoy a few times this summer riding back to san diego from 29 palms.

    funny how these rides are often found... I was looking on a map for a means to spend additional time off the super slab and saw that as an additional route after dropping into the hemet area and down to Temecula. didn't look nearly as nice on the map as it turned out to be. after the first ride I was looking forward to the next commute.
  17. KoolBreeze

    KoolBreeze Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
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    608
    Location:
    lower west side USofA

    Some day... I will own a smaller bike also. so then I can come play too!
  18. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Temeculatim, do you have a smaller bike for playing in borrego?
  19. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

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    Sep 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    355
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I'm out for this one unfortunately...
  20. Antares600rr

    Antares600rr Adventurer

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    Oct 24, 2013
    Oddometer:
    32
    Location:
    Palm Springs
    I'll try to meet up with you guys for breakfast, but my tires aren't good for dirt, so I'll take a noob up to Mt. Palomar, break him off good.

    Sent from my brake caliper