"Southbay" area?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Goon310, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Goon310

    Goon310 Adventurer

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    Anyone else in Southbay?
    Seems like most of YFF's are out in the desert, where I'd rather be...
    Just thought I would see if anyone else is trapped in the city.
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  2. bmgyver

    bmgyver Adventurer

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  3. Goon310

    Goon310 Adventurer

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    I forgot to mention I'm in Torrance myself.

    I'm new to street/"dual sport" riding, on a DR200SE I picked up for cheap.
    It's pretty fun for around town but in a few months I'd like to get something Orange with a lot more power, or at least 450CC - lots of cheap stuff in the flea market is catching my eye.

    Rode dirt bikes when I was real little, and got out a few times in 2011 but I've never really been able to explore much of CA as I lived in WA off an on.
    Working out here now so I really want to get out to places like Rowher before it's all paved over.

    Hearing from my dad and other people, back in the 70's Torrance was a lot cooler, could ride your mini bike all over the place and nobody cared.
    Now-a-days you'd be thrown in jail for what was common then.
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  4. Quedok

    Quedok Been here awhile

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    I live in Long Beach. Commute to Torrance daily on my BMW, been doing it for over 30 years now. I grew up in Torrance during the late 50's and graduated from high school in 1972 and it was a great place to grow up. I remember lots of places to ride dirt bikes and mini bikes right in my own neighborhood. It's all gone now and the traffic is horible.
    I mostly ride street bikes now but on occasions I blow the dust off my old TT500 and get the tires dirty.
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  5. Goon310

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    Cool.
    Maybe a southbay ride could be arranged?
    Everyone else has had at least one ride...
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  6. Rally_West

    Rally_West Central Scrutinizer

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    In Redondo Beach.
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