L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. BiggieFalls

    BiggieFalls b00b

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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    2 of the Oso Loco both from Canada, Radek and Licas competed here. Radek finished 2nd. He's also a tough competitor at Jimmy Lewis' King of the Motos.

    https://www.upshiftonline.com/adventure-blog/2019-ktm-ultimate-race-highlight-video
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    for over 3 months, the AT sat in the garage. the poor girl (her name btw is Ms. Kitamura) didn't get any love while i was gone. front tire was 10 psi, while the rear with the outex tubeless conversion managed to hold air with a small leak. amazing product, for 6 months, it lost only about 12 psi. inflated the tires and checked the suspension, sag and preload. since i lost about 18 lbs in body weight, the suspension was a little stiff. got rid of the preload but the rider sag is still not enough. for now, i just soften up both compression and rebound. we'll see after the holidays if gain weight before i address the suspension. oil is good and Kitamura is ready.

    just a mile from my house while on a city street, a female driver didn't see me and cut me off, missed me by a few inches. damn, i better be careful and so i moved to the slow lane. in less than 5 minutes, a young male driver swerved to my lane and almost hit me. at this point, i just want to turn around and go home. anyway, i continued on. i think a loud muffler will be on my shopping list.

    made it to Oro Vista off Sunland Blvd, and took Big T to AFH in order to get on the Crest. i know it's Friday but i didn't see more than 3 vehicles when i got to this spot.
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    looking back where i came from
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    in a city of 10 million people, this place is strangely empty
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    Pasadena and Los Angeles are down there
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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    love it when there's no traffic
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    made it to Newcomb's Ranch just in time for lunch
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    someone asked me how did i get up here. my reply was the usual way. she told me that they were forced to take a 100 mile detour earlier and she was wondering what's going on down below.


    here what it was. Porsche was doing a photo shoot of their new electric car on AFT and Upper Big T. you can spot the CHP on the middle of the road.
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    apparently the closed the highway going up and down. the CHP told me it will only take another 10 minutes and they're done

    there were 4 of the electric Porsche, each with a different color
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    look at the massive brake disc
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    soon, i was like a little kid again and home alone
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    need to get fresh gas after emptying the old gas in Kitamura's belly
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    i have to train myself again that Green Nozzle is Diesel...:lol3.... (you know what i meant if you read my ride report)
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    it was a good day of riding. did 100 miles, with no traffic which means relax and fast. great way to enjoy my Sabbatical.
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    less than a year ago, we met Lyndon Poskitt here in Los Angeles when he did his R2P presentation at Lucky Garage
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    https://advrider.com/f/threads/races-to-places-an-evening-with-lyndon-in-los-angeles.1372363/page-2

    Lyndon is also running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to run a daily video report from the Africa Eco Race bivouac each night . he's a big part of the adv community and a great contributor, please let's give him support, big or small (as low as $15)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...aSAYQEYw_dvTtX1ZQfFoMSxl4s9EFNocmi6T33wL0Cq7
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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  7. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    So
    2 is open all the way from Upper T to La Canada?
    Last weekend it was still closed...
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i didn't take La Canada, but i assume it's still closed. the lady at newks was saying there wan no way they could get there but take Mt. Emma.
  9. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile

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    Yesterday was open from La Canada to Wrightwood. Lots of traffic. What a zoo at Newks, almost got parked in during breakfast. Like a Moto GP pit, mixed with a HOG gathering.

    Mike B
  10. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Anyone planning on heading to the Long Beach IMS? My regular buddy I go with had to bail so I'm on my own.
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Mike. good to know.

    yes, still fun to watch bikes on a weekend at newks and shoot the breeze.


    https://advrider.com/f/threads/long-beach-international-moto-show-nov-22-24-2019.1414239/page-3

    mark, let me know what time you're heading out. biggie and i are planning to meet as well on Saturday morning.
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  12. THRASHED

    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i'll see you Friday just because you missed me.

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    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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  15. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    I couldn’t go there, I’m a dick...
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i knew someone will decipher and didn't take long.......:lol3

    besides that i think you wouldn't, not too many of us here want to ride into LA, but for those living in the city, a great place to hang out after a busy day at work.
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  17. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    There’s another show in town other than the Moto Show ... come by the LA Auto Show and check out my latest project. It’s a bike and it has a motor, just really small

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  19. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint. Supporter

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    anyone planing easy ride on big bike this weekend (Saturday)?
    i would like to take the 1090R for easy (but dirt) ride.
  20. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    I was thinking about it... But Rain scared me away