L. A. ADVenture Rides

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

  1. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    One of my most miserable motorcycle memories is being stuck in traffic in Yosemite Valley on Memorial Day weekend on an air-cooled Ducati. I was young, from the East Coast, and wasn't sure if lane splitting was legal in National Parks, even if in California. Getting out of the park and riding east towards Lee Vining was a MUCH nicer ride!
  2. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    tried to go to "3 forests" but had to come back early. still had a good trip - great western divide hwy IMG_20200721_094317.jpg
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  3. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    IMG_20200721_120706.jpg sierra foothills and cow pastures
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  4. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    IMG_20200722_102530.jpg looking back at trimmer
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  5. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    dont remember - too hot IMG_20200722_123734.jpg
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  6. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    IMG_20200724_095229.jpg chimney creek on the way back IMG_20200724_095229.jpg IMG_20200724_095229.jpg IMG_20200724_081022.jpg
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  7. thecoldman

    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    thecoldman Been here awhile

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    IMG_20200724_115841.jpg tried to get closer to owens lake but it was too sandy , bike too overloaded and to hot to be picking up a dumped motorcycle. NEXT TIME i will try it again , hopefully after i go through stanislaus forest
  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    thecoldman. that's nice to enjoy a small bit of summer and breathe fresh air. the bike needs to stretch its legs too.

    thanks for the pics.
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  10. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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  11. Dwieland54

    Dwieland54 Adventurer

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    I was wondering if anyone here knew if there was a way to do mostly offroad from the Big Bearish area to the west side of the Mojave Road mostly off road. Trying to set up a trip for when it cools down and if I could launch from my sisters place in Running Springs I'd like to jump on the Mojave Road to link up with the CABDR.
  12. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @Dwieland54 someone on here will surely know better, but I start with this website when trying to plan something out: https://owlsheadgps.com/map/

    It looks like you can make your way east without trouble, but getting north without pavement isn't clear cut.

    I should note, that map comes with a couple caveats: It doesn't reflect current conditions, and it doesn't reflect closed gates. Many of those roads have been closed for years, it can be quite out of date. It's just a starting point for me.
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  13. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Paging @rider914 to the white courtesy phone. (aka human gps)
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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  15. aanichols

    aanichols Racer at heart

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    I got this one....

    Take Coxey Rd out of big Bear area to Lucerne/Johnson Valley, then the powerline Road running from Lucerne/Johnson Valley area to Pisgah, near Ludlow on the 40, and then Crucero Road north out of Ludlow towards Mojave Road. Camp Rock will intersect the powerlines or you can keep going north and take the gas pipeline to Ludlow.
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  16. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    dammnnn....one more closure and it may take a few years before Sawmill gets reopened (we waited 10 years ? on that one). we were fortunate @Klammer and i lead a group to ride that area last June 6th.

    not smoke but fog
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    hope the residents and front line workers to be safe.
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  18. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    I’m real sorry I missed the chance to get up there now. Won’t be seeing it again I guess...
  19. THRASHED

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

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    Anybody ever camp at Slide Creek Campground in So Cal, just down from Big Bear Lake?
  20. PukaWai

    PukaWai Long timer

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    Not to worry, nature will heal those scars. Just a month ago I backpacked to the summit of San Gorgonio from the north. That whole area north of Gorgonio burned in the "Lake" fire 4 years ago. Don't know when they reopened that area, but it is beautiful now. Lots of snags still standing, but many of the oaks didn't die completely and are sprouting new growth and lots of new ground cover growing that wasn't there before. Looks like this "Apple" fire burned everything to the south below the tree line, but it'll be back - just in it's own time frame. You can see lots of dead trees below, but also many that survived, so this new burn area will likely be the same.

    [​IMG]
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