California - The Adventure Republic

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NSFW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Big aspirations there. I applaud your enthusiasm. Best thing is to take a structured riding course before venturing out and getting stuck, or worse, getting hurt. Jimmy Lewis in Pahrump, NV would be an excellent choice. jimmylewisoffroad.com
  2. Little Bike

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    You should try to come to Noobs!

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/2019-death-valley-noobs-rally-march-28-31.1345779/
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    come to the noobs rally and meet like-minded people.


    +1 on jimmy lewis

    ^^^^

    there you go, what LB said.
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  4. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Lots of things to see and ride to in Central Calif without ever leaving the state. Hetch Hetchy, Parkfield, Rock Wall from the 1800’s north of Ramond and Moss Landing. All day rides over the last few weekends I did on my light weight and heavy adv bikes.

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  5. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Depending on how much time you have, you could easily spend a year, riding every weekend, and still not ride to all the places there are to ride to in California. If you are referring to Patagonia, Arizona, there is plenty of adv riding between S. F. and Arizona.

    There are some fun twisty roads north of San Francisco between highway 1 and 101 where you can ride to the Statue of Liberty replica and do some cheese tasting.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    damnnn nice.

    central ca is prime for riding now...:ricky
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    2019 dEATh vALLey nOObs rALLy ride reports

    tons of pictures showing what DV and riding looks like.

    come and join us next year to experience DV.


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  8. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @NSFW all I need to decide for next year is if I'm going to show up on a 690 or a 500!
  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Why only one when you can have both.

    I think the new 690 would be a perfect fit for DV.
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  10. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    Husqvarna and KTM should give you a cut...
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  11. OscarFox

    OscarFox Been here awhile

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  12. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    How'd ya like that hair pin turn that's on the first trail of your video? I don't recall the name of that trail but I do remember that down-hill, off camber, rocky hair pin.
  13. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    The BMW GS is not an adventure bike, too heavy, unless you are Dakar rider experienced
  14. OscarFox

    OscarFox Been here awhile

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    I think you're talking about Kernan Cycle Trail
  15. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    hmm.. not sure. it's the singletrack that cuts across Morena Stokes. Great trail with only a couple rough spots. Wifey got a kick out of it when I locked the rear brake and slid the ass end around the hair pin.. kept on going... ya, I meant to do that..pfft. Not too sure I'd want to do it on a 1090. Looks like you got some decent water crossings too.
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    :bert

    asr, if you wait too long, your decision making will just become more complex when the 790 comes out.

    :lol3

    really, it's the size of your garage and having the means to haul the small bike are big considerations.

    best of luck anyway or have the best of both worlds....:clap
  17. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @NSFW - I've got the 1090 and a Ducati Monster in the garage at the moment - there's plenty of room for more bikes, but I've owned more in the past and find I'm happiest with 1 or 2. I'm leaning towards a 690, but don't know if I'd replace the 1090 or Ducati...

    I'm not feeling the 790 - I think it will be a great bike and if I were shopping now I'd choose it over the 1090, but I don't think it's different enough. I want something WAY lighter, not just a little lighter.
  18. headstaller

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    500/501
  19. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    My concern with a real dirt bike is I have about 90 minutes of road riding to get to any off-road sections, and no vehicle (or desire) to haul it around to places.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i rode your 501 and put smile on my face. i'm afraid it will also kill me.

    i went through the same process like many. started big on a R1200GS, then a 640 to a 950 and back to 640. i really like the big thumpers since i can ride it out from my house. farthest i did is from l.a. to st. george utah. just like many, we want a smaller and very light bike, so i bought a 350exc. i love that bike but it's high maintenance compared to the XR400, which is my small bike now. the small bike for me is a transition bike, it helped improve my dirt skills and also a fun play bike, thus i call it a toy, though there are ride reports out there where they had done rtw.

    i had two 640 for a long time and eventually both went to good homes. last year, i bought a 701 to fill up my need for a big thumper. i also own a 650 XCountry, but this bike is stored in Germany. the 2019 690 would have been my choice, but the 701 didn't disappoints. truth is i love motorcycles, something about the beauty of motorized 2-wheels ; riding is what i do with them and the excitement that goes along.

    from a ride 2 weekends ago at rowher flats. we're lucky to have an ohv riding area for all skill level and 30 minutes away from home.
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