Save Johnson Valley Ride - December 13-14

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Elefant 900 Rad, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    it was a perfect day till 2pm, after that we felt the desert fury

    i'm happy to see lots of peeps showing support, and finally realized that this is a serious issue. i may not have a lot of use for the hi dez...but the public who enjoy it can lose it in favor of the fed's foolishness.

    i posted pics on the link below...8)H

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8591574#post8591574
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  2. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    Pointman and Pointwife showed up around 9 or so. Not to windy then. We watched the rock crawling demo and went for a ride. It was Pointwife's first time riding in Johnson Valley, or anywhere else for that matter. She did great on the CRF-230. :clap

    Hooked up with Chris and Patty Blais and rode with Chris on the ATV/UTV loop they had set up. He is getting wicked fast in the Polaris with 14" of travel now. He lost me a couple of times when it became difficult to see the white ribbon blowing in the wind. I don't mind getting schooled by a Dakar Champion, UTV, or not!

    Finally got back to camp and had some great Bar-Be-Que sandwiches and headed out about 3pm.

    Did I mention it was cold and windy?:rofl All for a great cause!

    Pointman
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  3. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    No wind here this morning. Looks like a great day for riding.
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  4. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    lol h8chains, if you looks at the picture you took of my bike, im like 30 feet behind it under the dirt zine camp. i had made a shirt that said "drop bikes not bombs".

    now for a mini-ride report. you have to take into consideration that i worked an 8 hour shift then did the ride, no sleep for 28 hours (people though i was nuts, i just wanted to ride:ricky). so got off work at 3am, raced home got everything readly, left at 5am. the first temp was taken at home, at that point i was ok with sweat shirts, by the end of the cajon pass, i was not. 40 freaking degrees, that was the night low on weather.com. anyways once the sun had come up and started warming the desert, it was great. got there about 7:50, tent was just up so i snaped a pic in front of the kawasaki tent and signed up. cool people all around. got signed up and made my letter, time to ride. i took me a while to find the trials, first i found the yellow, easy cheesy, just want whoops and berms, really short too. soon after, i found the blue. perfect for me, challenging, but not enough i not worryed about eating it (i was riding alone 115 mile from home so...).ended losing the blue trial half way and turned back. after chillin out and watching the trials guys warm up for a while, i went for red. thought i was the shit for a while till i see the AA downhill sign, um not yet for me please, took the alternative. well i soon see 2 ktms w/ riding chilling on the side, ok, that fine, soon 3 ktms bottle necked in a deep sand wash canal. problem, a short AA hill climb up the sides of the rocks. we had 2 people at the top (worst part of it) and everyone got threw ok, but if i didnt hit them i would have eaten it for sure. after that i tagged a with them long. after a little break to drink something, went to the start of blue. way fun, ended up hitting it up with the same ktm dudes and did most of that with them, still a problem arose. wheres everyone and the blue tape. me and the older guy (the dad of one of the others, maybes one of thems an inmate) said fuck it and b lined it stright threw the desert to camp, ton of fun doing that, i had never really had just bombed the desert like that before. get back to camp, watched the rock guys do there thing, trials for a while, then went to leave. on the way out i saw the other klx out there so i had to stop and talk. cool dude, i have his email so we can ride some time. then the ride home. cold in the hi dez, looked like shit in the low. luckly didnt get even a sprinkle till sun city (~20 miles from my house). well it was fun riding and everything there was was super cool, maybe if we do save the place, we can have a "we saved john valley fun ride".

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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    punkenduro, i saw the adv sticker and wondering who's the FF riding this green :puke1 ....good job for making it to the event

    i see that you rode from home and back. you're really something, you went through sandstorm, rain, snow, mud in dv nOOb rally, now you did the same thing....:clap, i hope you don't end up like us... old farts and wussies who trucks, trailers, and sleep in fancy motor homes.....:lol3



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    see you guys again on the next ride....8)H
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    bet it is....and if only i have a motorhome, i would have stayed.

    johngil...is that you on the "rescue vehicle"?, nice set up with a big "R" flag, anyway, whoever that person is...we appreciated your presence


    posted pics on the link below...8)H

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...74#post8591574

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  7. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I was at the start of the bike loops. Big white truck w/ the flag.
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  8. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    WTF, is that what I have to look forward to, kill me now:huh
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  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Friday was perfect...
    The rest of the weekend, not so much.

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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    great visibility, i can see your truck coming into the camp. thanks for the volunteer work!
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  11. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    riding out can be nice, but that day i would have like to have some p.o.s. tacoma or something to truck it out cus it was so cold. i have to fix my civic by next winter so i might hook up a tiny trialer so that riding when the weather not great isnt so bad.
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    next time the weather become unbearable to ride home, let me know, there is room for your bike. my trailer can have 3 bikes, plus 1 more bike on the bed of the truck. free of charge....as long next time when you see my bike down, help me pick it up.......:D

    you still need a tent?
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  13. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    thanks for the offer h8chains, im going to get a new tent with my next check, along with new tires and a leatt brace. hopefully if the weathers good i can go to dvd. still want to do titus and the dunes and also manson place.
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