SoCal Motography Adventures...(post ride....)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks Supporter

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  2. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Oh yeah... I got plans for the big bikes, mid-size, and little bikes in the coming year... :ricky
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  3. tjt94

    tjt94 Been here awhile Supporter

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  4. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    If you are around Vegas again, let me know!

    I'll figure out a dirt bike before too long or if you need help picking up a beast in the desert let me know as well.

    Your Yamaha is the reason I've been looking at an SR400 "XT" build.

    Just add longer legs. Not too long though. Getting tired of tall bikes and falling in the dirt when I can't get the landing gear to touch before CG takes over.
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  6. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Will do Brian...

    my riding for the year is done though and I won't be getting back on the saddle until next year. I'm taking the family on a cruise...

    When I do get back, I'll be testing the F800 out at Borrego for some off-road action to see if my experience on the CABR is transferrable to a bigger bike...

    cheers...
  7. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    When I see those pics of the coast, I'm reminded how lucky I am. Heck, even Leucadia Donuts! (Bring cash only, and do it quick, because they close when they sell out.) They sell out usually by noon....They do a decent job of "proofing" their donuts usually, but last month I was disappointed. (They were over proofed.) Oh well, not everyone can be "Get N Go" donuts, or VG donuts in Cardiff...
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  8. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    Hey, next time any of you are in Leucadia, stop in at Seaweed N Gravel.
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  9. Wierdrider

    Wierdrider Been here awhile

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    Very interesting C0B524FA-3934-4285-8F6F-223B2572B671.png
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  10. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Let me know if you want another F8 to tag along and slow you down also it takes 2 to pick them up most of the time.
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  11. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Although my retirement dollars can go further in lower tax states, I love Southern California for the weather and year round riding opportunities... but I do miss proper autumn and winter seasons at times...

  12. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Who knew??
  13. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Yeah, most definitely... the more the merrier when it come to picking up bikes...

    I really need to spend more time out at Borrego to keep working on my sand training. The only way to build proficiency it to keep pounding the sand...
  14. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Seat time Baby!! Ride, fall down, pick up, repeat!! :)
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  15. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Yeah well they say practice makes perfect but I dont think that appies to sand! Crap is a beeaaatch! Back when I rode in the dunes on a KX 500 I didnt seem to mind. But now its a different game on an ADV bike. Cheers Rudy and have fun!
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  16. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    I hear ya... I'm not looking to punish myself on the sand dunes. I just want to practice crossing some loose sand going from one end of the trail to the other... The 1200 GSA is ready to go when I get back to SoCal... sounds like more trial-by-fire...
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  17. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Yeah for sure. They say to gas it and unload the front end when it gets squirly. Makes sense to me but have a tough time doing it. I tend to waller and hope to stop before we bit it! Haha! It will take some getting used to for sure. We always dreaded it when the crap came up outta the blue. She cant stand the stuff along with the soft pea gravel weird stuff..ahh memories! Cheers!
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  18. Skooter

    Skooter moto-slowpoke

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    Plenty of sand pits where I live. Just need to learn how to fall without hurting myself. :muutt:fpalm
  19. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Had a baja 500 winner tell me along time ago to......keep front end lite with throttle.....squeeze the fn seat hard......and hold handlebar loose and let er float.......

    Works really well in a wide wash......when it gets tight......feel like the guy on laugh in falling over on the tricycle (showing my age)

    Look forward to your next ride report Rudy!! And Merry Christmas to you and your Family!!
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  20. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    riding in sand tips are about as effective as giving your buddy a golf swing tip. But for what it's worth . . . let the front float, steer the bike with your feet and the throttle. Once it get's about 8" deep just go home and watch football instead.
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