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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.
Not *that* kind of lubricant. Damn.
Of course - a big stack of $100 bills would be cheaper in the long run . . .
I was really disappointed we didn't get to Tucson last winter, but we definitely will be there by Jan 5.
The DR350 is still going great and has done 85,000Km with no issues. I decided I needed a newer bike as I've got very limited resources for maintenance when we travel. The DR650 was a great bargain and saves me from hauling the 350 and the Dakar when we travel. I don't think I'll ever sell the 350, it's my all-time favorite.
I'll be up for any rides you have planned. I'll be in touch when we arrive.
We'll be there tonight. Any riding tomorrow anyone? I've been away in class and want to blow off some steam with a little day ride tomorrow.
Rice rocket up Mt Lemmon, D/S Reddington, Dirt........?
Cathy n Skip
We are headed out around noon to go on our trip. We are only going to Mammoth (Copper Creek) tomorrow because of the late start. You and Skip are welcome to come along. If you want to go, we can come by your place on our way out. Let me know.
I posted this on a thread in "Old School" but thought my homies might like to see it first hand, anyways here it is:
Hey all you vintage dirt bike lovers, here's your chance to make a great project come true. Below is a link to a movie trailer telling the story of PENTON and how John Penton changed the dirt bike scene in America. They are in the funding stage currently and hoping to generate enough interest to get this movie produced. Pass along the link to any fans of that era and maybe soon we'll all get to enjoy this movie on the big screen.
Any support or help to see this through would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Skip Page
These are a great bunch that could use some help and the bike in the trailer at the end isn't all that bad either.
So is that your bike in the movie trailer ?
Yep, I drove over to CA and let them borrow it for the afternoon. Great people and a fun day. Skip
We've already done some riding today and it'a all good. the Forest Service is bulldozing/grading some roads so they can be a little rocky, but passable. Tomorrow - Saturday - we expect the Tempe contingent and the Tucson folks to be here around 9:30 so we'll head out at 10 at the latest. The turkey is in the brine and the sourdough is awakening so I hope you'll help eat this stuff.
Great! I'll be looking forward to riding with you again.
Hey, I'm back for the winter so drop me a line if you and Mike want to ride.
Wow......does that bring back memories for me. I always remembered the green tankers, but definitely always thought that the Penton was under-appreciated for sure back in it's day. Help me remember, didn't they use Sachs engines? Man it's been a long time.......
I remember the ISDT version with a fully enclosed chain.........am I remembering that right?....I know Bultaco had one with a fully enclosed chain.
Old dirt bikes bring back such good memories.
Crap......I'm gettin old!!!!!!
Yes it was a Sachs engine. I don't think any of the Pentons ever had an enclosed chain. I know the Jawa did.
The East German MZ also used an enclosed chain on the ISDT werks bikes. Well ISDE now , guess I just showed my age huh?
Thought some of you guys might like this video:
I had ,Once upon a time, the 125 enduro, a 175 JackPiner and a Mud Lark remember them? sure would like to find an ol" ML just for chits & giggles factor
Hi Dave - it'll be good to meet up again. Which bikes are you bringing with you?
I was thinking of just bringing my new DR650 but I really prefer to ride the 350 as it's set up more for off-road and the 650 is 100% stock.
Does anyone know if there is a good route from madera Canyon to Amado on the east side of I-19. It looks like FR 781 might get there but I am not sure.
link to ride photos from last weekend Arivaca Outback
I don't know about 781 on the Madera end but I suspect it's a mtn. bike trail. I once explored 781 from the Amado end and it turned into a single track hiking trail just below Elephand Head. There is another off road option that will get you there. If you head out of Madera towards Continental you will cross under a high voltage transmission line. There is a two track road that follows the line all the way to the subdivisions just to the north of Elephant Head Rd. I wouldn't take my 950 across it but it's no problem on a dirt bike.