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AJxr 10-27-2012 05:25 PM

mx fan from the east coast coming to west coast
hey guys,

i will be wandering around your great state of california for a few weeks this november. looking to hit all the hotspots and check out to real deal mx scene. maybe watch some amatuer racing, etc.

i will be checking out A day in the Dirt as well.

basically this is what i have for a checklist so far.

Glen Helen, day in the dirt
malcom smith motosports
hangtown, when i head up the coast.

any other suggestions? is there any dirtbike junkyards? google only helps so much.

i will be out there on the dr650 so i wont be looking to do any racing myself but down for off road riding as well.

TUCKERS 10-28-2012 09:00 PM

When you are at Glen Helen you are so close to famous Cleghorn off ramp. Nice easy ride over the mountain on your DR650. Then down the road a spell then easy dirt again towards Big Bear. Weather permitting, it CAN snow at higher elevations in November, it can also be 80 in the shade!

TUCKERS 10-28-2012 09:02 PM

Close to Highway 2 also. One of the best roads around. Weather permitting. I've ridden it Christmas and New Years, also it's been snowed out November to never know.

TUCKERS 10-28-2012 09:03 PM

You are not that far from Lake Elsinore either. Ask Malcolm about that!

HAPPYTRAILSINC 10-30-2012 05:13 PM

you cant miss the largest motorcycle dealer in the west
make sure you go buy chaparell motorsports- only a few miles down the fwy from glen helen!
there are lottsa supercross factory test tracks in the so cal area also :,1230826

scottrnelson 10-31-2012 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by AJxr (Post 19913880)
hangtown, when i head up the coast.

You can watch people riding for fun at the Prairie City SVRA park - where the hangtown race is held in May - but there aren't any events worth going there to watch in November.

Event calendar:

If you're here on a DR650 and have a Saturday available, I could show you a few dirt roads and trails in the area. You could also get in touch with the Gold Country Dual Sport Riders to find others in the area who may be more flexible was to when they can go out riding.

German Trick 10-31-2012 04:08 PM

Here are a few places to consider:

I'm not sure about the museum hours but the White Brothers have a pretty nice setup.

This place, well... just because.

It's now the entrance to a landfill site but once uppon a time it was the entrance to Saddleback Park. If you squint you can still see the track and smell the Castrol R.

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