L. A. ADVenture Rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. phixmup

    phixmup ride'n 2 live Super Supporter

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    What new bike did you get Mr. G?
    missing those brownies btw:D
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  2. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint. Supporter

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  3. the_captain

    the_captain Adventurer

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    @Davethestick , thanks for the detailed post. Honestly I want to learn as much as I can do that eventually I can take it anywhere it can go. I can pick up the bike and have some practice turning it around on hills when it’s down. I haven’t enjoyed anything like this in a LONG time. I can’t afford the bike...... but I love it. 20 years on a 1971 R60. You can imagine what I felt when I test rode it. I also refuse to be the guy that buys an adventure bike and then never takes it off road. Thanks for all the input guys. Seems like a nice community
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  4. pandamanprod

    pandamanprod Been here awhile

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  5. PukaWai

    PukaWai Long timer

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    I just came back from riding through the "city" - I'd say that the High Desert riding is about over till fall - unless you just moved from some hellhole like Phoenix and like that kind of heat. The winter closures of roads here in Big Bear have been opened and there's lots of FS roads perfect for easy, confidence building rides here. I'm always open for a ride around the local woods here :D
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  6. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    I’m down for anything! Sunday would be awesome! Following along closely - 1290r in West Hollywood
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  7. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 expert apprentice

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  8. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint. Supporter

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  9. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    Perfect! I can meet you nearby, maybe grab a coffee and hit the road to wherever Sunday gets decided upon?!
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  10. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint. Supporter

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  11. the_captain

    the_captain Adventurer

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    Are you up in Big Bear? It’s beautiful up there
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  12. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    Speaking my language
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  13. Greedyg76

    Greedyg76 Certified Card Carrying A-hole

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    And what's that opinion worth Dave...? In your opinion, I'm probably an A-hole... :cromag
  14. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

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    After my spectacular - full speed into a water rut and superman-ing into the ditch on @HBSURFDAD Pahrump to Dakar ride last year, pretty much nothing. Emmi and I were just talking about that ride last weekend.

    Where have you been G? Time for a noobs skill day.
  15. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry Supporter

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    "Probably"?

    Don't sell yourself short, you are quite an Asshole, and I am proud to ride with you (as far as I can before the trail completely disappears and the hike a bike section is too much for my first dirt ride of any kind and I am on a Tenere......)

    Hope all is well and we get to ride soon.
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  16. Greedyg76

    Greedyg76 Certified Card Carrying A-hole

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    Hiding out :hide
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    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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  18. PukaWai

    PukaWai Long timer

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    Yes, I live up here and will be around on Sunday. If you have an aversion to early mornings, there's always This from the Tent Space thread. I just came back from a Europe/Africa ride, and a ride through the local woods might be a prescription to the jetlag-post trip blahs...
  19. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Been here awhile

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    For you adventure bike riders, or riders who like an easy trail, come on out to the Big Bear Run on June 22-23. Although there is a thread titled 'Brave Enough to Ride the Big Bear Run?', that's for riders who are going to choose the hard route on June 22 and go for a plaque. Would you like a scenic tour of the San Bernardino National Forest? Then this ride's for you!

    There will be an adventure bike route available and two easy routes: a regular easy route and an advanced easy route. What more could you ask for? Well, I guess the super hard route! Read my other thread for info on that.

    You can sign up at the event. Or register here:

    https://www.bigbeartrailriders.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=849383&module_id=20431

    Here's the Big Bear Run flyer that will answer most of your questions:

    http://www.district37ama.org/dualsport/ridefliers/BBTR2019BBR.pdf

    The riders' instructions are here (towards the bottom of the page after you click on the link:

    https://www.bigbeartrailriders.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=849383&module_id=20431

    As a reminder, there are no course markings or roll charts for this event. It is GPS only. So hook up with someone if you don't have a GPS. Also, AMA membership is required, since the event is part of the AMA Beta National Dual Sport Series and the AMA KTM National Adventure Riding Series. However, you can purchase an AMA one-event only membership for $20. Or a yearly membership for $49. (This $49 membership is also good at other events like LA-Barstow to Vegas on Thanksgiving weekend.)

    I'll be there interviewing riders for a magazine article I'll be writing. Hope to see you there! :-)
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  20. the_captain

    the_captain Adventurer

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    Since I’m a single dad I need to stick around LA on Sunday. Are you free Monday or Tuesday?
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