SOCAL - RINCON OR ROWHER FLAT on 20th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    Do you guys mind if I tag along, I'm new to town and looking for people to ride with. It sounds like I'm riding a smaller bike than most of yall (NX 250) but I shoudnt hold you guys up.
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  2. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    I'm a new guy and don't know the rules of who goes where....but you can ride with me...will be at the 7-11 at 8:00...
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  3. old wanderer

    old wanderer Old quick guy

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    Well the Beta is still in Seattle, my brain dead son, sent back the paperwork for Oregon registration without a notorize sig. so had to do it again.

    I really wish I had read this earlier, as my KLR is in storage and it does not open till 8 AM in the morning.

    While it is there I am having a stearing dampener, large fuel tank, hand guards, a electric fan installed.

    Right now it looks like a few more weeks before it is here.
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  4. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    Thanks nowwhat I've only been here for 2 weeks so I dont know my way around is the 7-11 off the sierra hwy? or 210? I read something about it being off Osborne but I can seem to find that on the map sites.
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  5. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Eveybody is welcome. Just be at the 7-11 off Osbourne at 8am. Look for the mass of unwashed,loud and goofy moto-dudes and introduce yourself.:deal

    The KLX is reshod with D606's. Now I just gotta get through my 10 hour shift here at work then I'm off to meet you all at 7-11. :ricky

    Here's a map of the 7 Eleven: [​IMG]
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  6. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    JM

    The 7-11 is off Osbourne on the 210 freeway, close to where it meets the 118. Across the freeway from the Hanson Dam Recreation area. Get off the 210 and head North towards the hills and turn left at the signal, The 7-11 is semi hidden and will be on your left. No more than 1/4 from the freeway.

    Have a good ride...it's spend the day with the wife for me.
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  7. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Too bad you can't make it Oni. You're gonna leave me to all these 950's? :D I need all the thumper support I can get!:1drink

    Have a good one and see ya on the next ride. :thumb
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  8. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    thanks doghouse
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  9. jamin_mathis

    jamin_mathis Long timer

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    and oni
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Good to see more noobs joining us. There's no pace nor pressure from anyone. It's a leisure ride, but having better riders around help, they give us a little incentive and they tend to test the waters for us. They are pretty handy and willing to get their hands greasy.

    I will be on my 650A, not really ready to take the GS.

    Bring lots of water, even though the weather will be great, mid 70s.

    After the ride, let's have lunch somewhere local.

    See ya all :wink:

    Those who can't make it, we can organize another ride, possibly Rincon!
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  11. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    AAARG! just found this. too late. and I have some new tkcs that need scrubing in. have fun ya ffs.
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  12. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    Alright, I'm getting ready to leave work. See you FFs at 7-11 at 8.:deal :freaky
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  13. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Thanks for the ride and the hospitality.....great time......
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  14. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    Let's see some pics!
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Thanks for showing up and joining the fun. Pleasure to ride with familiar faces and glad meeting new ones.

    Russel - KLR 650
    John (Crazy John) - KLR 650
    Chris - (artboy) DS400
    Mike (nowwhat) -KTM 950SE
    Mike (doghouse) - KLX 650
    Jamin - NX 250
    Was a beautiful day, mid 70s, clear sky, no santa ana, and lots of dirt and canyon riding. I put on 100 miles (50 miles of canyon and 35 miles of dirt).

    Everyone was on time, waited for Sito till 8:30 but no show. We didn't have a trail leader, so Chris stepped up to the plate, except at the end of the ride. The 950SE was the only big dirt bike, and thumpers everywhere. Oni - you would be the king of the thumpers if you were there. My 640A performed flawless, great bike, just a little too much for me, but that leaves a room for me to grow into. I put a few scratches on the cherry factory paint when I dropped it on the way down the single track, very steep and tight switchbacks.

    We went up on Texas Canyon Trail to Fall Canyon, then to Sierra Pelona up to Rowher Trail. Those trails are pretty mild and scenic. On the way down, we plan to look for Posovato, but we ended up by mistake taking the single track which turned out to be a real adventure. It was very tough and tight, but at the end, we're all glad we did it. Can't be a noobie forever, right!

    Learned today 1) never top off my gas tank if I don't plan to use all the gas. It's heavily laden and more difficult to ride, and picking up too 2) wear the proper boots, no street ridin boots, my left foot got wedge between the motor and a rock, that thing hurts, my first thought was "pointman" 3) easier to control and turn the bike when standing on the pegs 4) never follow crazy john, he's just as bad as sito (noobie annihilator).

    Overall, it was a great ride! Thanks to all and to this website for bringing us all wannabe adventurer together.
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    Everyone's just waiting for me even though I was on time.

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    Jamin's NS and h8c's 640A

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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    doghouse made it without any sleep!

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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    A cage getting fished out on Little T!

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    The wait wasn't that long @ 15 minutes.

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    First haul of the day, the driver did ok but the passenger wasn't as lucky.

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  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    All the way from Illinois and D.O.T. and trail rated tail light. Jamie eventually lost his license plate on the trail but the cosco cup held up wery well!

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    More of Jamin, nowwhat right behind. That NS have gone on places that big bikes had a tough time. Noticed the tennis shoes?

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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    At 4000 ft looking at Bouquet Lake

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    The trail up ahead

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