California - The Adventure Republic

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

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Sold the 450L last week. Great bike but 3 bikes is one too many for me. I’m trying to get down to one bike and that is hard. Still have the DRZ400S and the GS Rallye. Love both bike for different reasons.

    Rode the GS yesterday and the DRZ today.

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    Great riding in the mountains near Reedley only 30-60 minutes from my house.
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    2019.12.14....last week's local ride about 40 miles north of Los Angeles
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    rain puddle from the recent storm
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    selfie...:D
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    i'm starting to love my shadow....:raabia
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    more than just me....:evil
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    Lots of shiny new bikes !
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    lol, you guys rode the same place, just several days after and not too shabby either
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    continued
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    waited for DannyG so he could unleash the beast
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    the left line looks tough but not reallt
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    the only bikes we saw that morning
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    my personal favorite....:lol3
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  9. NSFW

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    Bouquet Lake in the distance seems to have the needed water
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    other than a few puddles of water, the ground was perfect
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    the dirt ride ends here, we thought
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    exchanging route info with other riders
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    lunch break at the Rock Inn, a very moto friendly joint
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    sorry no food pics, i forgot since i was enjoying the conversation with Richard (thanks for the lunch) and the tri-tip sandwich at the same time.

    then came a big group of dirt bikers about 9 of them. they sat at the next table and i could not help notice they were all clean. i asked Dale talk to them since he's seated closest which direction they came from and what tracks they rode. they started from Lake Hughes and took dirt (without getting muddy) to get to the Rock Inn......hmmmm. thanks to these guys and i got the valuable info i have been looking for. we'll have another big bike ride on new tracks.

    after lunch we all, including a rider on a GSA opted to take dirt to get back to San Francisquito
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    can't ask for a better condition
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    the weather was perfect too
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    it felt i was holding back everyone from enjoying the ride so i motioned DannyG to take over
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    didn't take long they're almost gone
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    here's a trail marker for others who are interested to know what road we took
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    when we reached San Francisquito, we bid goodbyes and holiday wishes
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    2019.12.21 Angeles National Forest

    it's almost a year now when i bought the monkey and haven't put a lot of miles on it. to be exact, 260 miles. i added an aftermarket exhaust and took it for a short ride. surprisingly, the new exhaust woke up the monkey. not noisy at all which i like but has a little rumble which enough to make me smile.

    the local forest is about 12 miles from the house and the weather wasn't too bad.
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    one thing i like riding the monkey is it is very easy to pull off the road and find a convenient place to park
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    first stop is the trailhead at Mount Pacifico on Angeles Forest Highway. i remember people saying it's open to motorcycles, and it appears it is. i have other places in mind so i leave this one for another day when i'm on my 701.
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    backtracked on AFH and to Upper Big T, then to the Crest. this trailhead has a similar entrance like the previous. not sure if it was for motorcycles....haha
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    went to another trail and luckily i was able to ride through
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    there's only very little snow left from the previous storm. it think the elevation here is about 5.7k feet
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    the monkey did good except i bottomed out the front forks once which is still stock. the rear has been beefed with an aftermarket suspension
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    rode to Newks to find out they closed at 2PM
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    hanging out with the fast kids
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    i had 2 FJ40's in the past and could not resist taking picture of this one
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    not sure if' it's a longer wheelbase but definitely the rear quarter panel is hanging out farther
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    the rich kids brought their toys too
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    there are 2 new signs and gave me a kick
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    i continued to explore the forest
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    lots of tall trees for a monkey who can't climb
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    i parked just above the highway so i can watch cars and bike as they raced on
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    this one surely was fast
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    What ???!!!! Nothing from Touratech ??
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    no one makes footpegs other than 2 Bros.....waste of money since i don't feel the difference
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    wish i bought the rear rack from Touratech but they don't have one....my OEM got recalled....:cry

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    no lunch for me, hungry and cold but i don't want to head down yet. still having fun. stopped here for short while, then rode up to the observatory

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    i was able to see Santa Catalina, San Clemente and Santa Barbara Islands
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    zooming in on Santa Catalina Island, the break or dip is Two Harbors
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    then to Mt. Wilson Observatory
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    local tv stations antennas
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    the smaller telescopes
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    Ontario CA
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    first time i've been here and curiously went inside
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    picture of an old telescope
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    sunspot
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    alien spying on earth
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    the tower telescope
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    the 60-inch telescope
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    R2D2 forgot to remove it's Halloween Costume as a trash container......:lol3
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    they come in various sizes
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    the biggest one here is the 100 inch
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    a walkway so as not to walk in the snow
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    the telescope is operated by volunteers and club members
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    pano made the lens housing bent
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    next building is the exhibit hall
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    some sort of a gimbal
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    sorry for the mental overload....:D
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