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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by schwuller, Jan 18, 2017.
NO.. unless you have spiked tires
where could I truck my YZ to park, then just slide around a few hours and come home?
google snow reports show depth near baldy, snow summit, snow valley, and bear mountain...but I dunno if any of those places have trails
I'm plated BTW
It's not that big of a deal. Just start out via Cledgehorn on the fireroads. Dishpan will be a little tough but other than that it will be a breeze.
I've parked near the end of the pavement and by the last houses past Pioneertown and then ridden up Burns Canyon. Or you could park at Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown.
@jonz - am in Cali
Cleghorn or into Silverwood will have snow?
Just drove back from big bear area...clear roads with Snow everywhere else in the mountain range, although it tapers out as you start coming down...May head back up with bike to pinnacles or cleghorn or Silverwood
Pioneertown - Big Bear route: Link
Going to pilot rock truck trail/Silverwood Weds after all this rain
I will be 100% noob status on my 94 YZ250 since first ride since knee surgery...Another +1 on sv650 with knobbies...So slow ride on easy roads, noobs and adv bikes welcome.
Read about a lot of windows smashed...So don't leave anything in your truck
Riding ON snow can be a little fun. Riding when it is snowing is nearly impossible. Unless you have a wiper on your visor and air/heat to stop it fogging. Also you will have 10" of snow in your crotch and on the front of your jaclet within minutes. It's only nearly impossible though...so that makes it possible right? Have you ever ski-ed when it's actually snow falling? They close the slopes for lack of visibility.....at motorcycle speeds it will be difficult to see.......hey again it's possible...post pics.
I went up to Idylwild on my BMW R1200GS followed by my friend on his BRAND NEW at the time Ducati 999 (or some other number). Snow was on the ground...he was MOST unhappy about the condition of his bike.
Riding in snow:
goofing around close to home on a light dirt bike = fun
long ways from home on a heavy expensive-to-crash street bike = stupid
took a light bike to pilot rock truck trail...rode to pinnacles and no snow...probably too late for silverwood...pioneertown may have been a better option
not big bear, but it's local and a mix of small & big bike snow riding. brings back good memories.
looking to get my fix this year...will try Pioneertown per Jonz's suggestion
may stud up a junk tire on the YZ250
not looking to ride snowy roads in traffic...any open field areas?
anyone tried frazier mountain/mt pinos? If CBS news says it's a spot to play in snow, it must be good right?
At the moment, you could probably ride through a pile of ashes
Dang, it's bad! Could use some snow up there
maybe venturing out Wednesday morning...hoping the rain/snow shifts to Tuesday night!
with my luck it'll be melted by the time I get there...but taking suggestions on staging points
Don't stage from Green Valley Lake! Since it's the highest town in the mountains, it will have snow for sure. They're expecting about six inches Tuesday, with a slight chance of rain/snow on Wednesday. So stay away from there unless you like riding in 43 degree temps with snow!
Loud and clear...that is exactly what I am looking for, haha
Snow report shows 6"+ on Tuesday morning, but slowing or stopping Tuesday night.
My goal is ride Wednesday morning well after it stops falling, and when it's a little warmer... hoping the roads will be clear and trails freshly coated and not iced.
More of a novelty than anything else....drive up early, cruise around the best that I can on a trail, give up, get lunch around there and drive back.
Anyone else curious and/brave enough?
RIDE: 9:30-lunch...lunch there...back in LA by 3:30-4ish
STAGING: Forest Road 3N16 aka ("Crab Flats Road" on google maps)
Directions: 330->18->Green Valley Lake blvd -> 3N16
Green Valley Lake is getting 5-8" right now
tapering off to an 1" tonight, no active snowing tomorrow...but high of 40 and low of 30...hoping for a clear day w' fresh snow
I was too lazy to tapcon/stud the tires, so it will be just fooling around on 1-ride knobbies...mostly just sliding, gopro, pics, etc.
I bought chains for my 2wd F150 because snow chains are required on all vehicles per CalTrans