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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
Steel and North Pass on Feb 13

I blasted out a quick loop from Bishop today. I headed down to Big Pine and went out Death Valley road to Saline Valley road. I went down North Pass to the hot tubs. North Pass is great. No snow or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
[QUOTE=browneye;26007657]Just did it the other...

[QUOTE=browneye;26007657]Just did it the other way, up Pleasant and down s-park. Kudos to you for going up all that shit. OMG, it goes on forever. Going down was hard enough. Pleasant isn't too...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
South Park to Pleasant Canyon

I went out by myself yesterday and rode up South Park and came down Pleasant Canyon. It was my first time up there. I never saw anyone all day. Looking up from Wingate road, it doesn't look like a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
North pass ice section

I headed down north pass from the north today. About 12 miles down I ran into a pretty bad ice section on a downhill. Is was like a zamboni machine went through there. I was by myself so I turned...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,073
Posted By verge
Flagstaff

I lived there for 12 years during the 80's and still visit family there from time to time. Flagstaff is a mixture of collage students, Indians, hippies and regular working class people. It's a fairly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
CHP writing tickets

My friend is working on the road crew repairing Panamint Valley road. He said the CHP is writing lots of expensive tickets and even arresting people for driving past the road closed signs on Panamint...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,647
Posted By verge
one hot one not

I rode both the R and standard models today at a demo day that Reno KTM hosted. It was in the high 60's so they didn't get too hot. I didn't notice it on the R but I did on the standard. It may be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By verge
120 maybe Wednesday

The local rumor up here is that 120 will open tomorrow Wednesday the 8th.
You can check here http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi Be carefull as there may be icy spots.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By verge
Mammoth

We got some snow over the weekend in Mammoth. The paved roads are clear but the dirt roads still have a fair ammount. Most of the dirt roads are clear from Mammoth to Death Valley. The higher...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By verge
Kenda K270 for me

I have a KLR 650 and my favorite is the Kenda K270. They are inexpensive and work well on dirt or street. They are also fairly quiet on the street. I ride alot of off road and they get through...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By verge
Thanks for the imput, i'll try some these ideas....

Thanks for the imput, i'll try some these ideas. Ive been using some small $5 kmart soft coolers that work ok but I wear them out in 5 or 6 rides.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By verge
Off road ice chest or bag

What are you guys using to keep your water and lunch cool on hot off road rides? I have a KLR 650 that I ride alot of rocky roads and the vibration seems to destroy everything that Ive tried so far....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
Saturday 2/2/13. I rode solo on my KLR 650 From...

Saturday 2/2/13. I rode solo on my KLR 650 From Panamint over Goller wash, Mengal, Butte valley and Warm springs. I took West Side road to over to Furnace Creek and the highway back to Panamint. It...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,050
Posted By verge
Rode Steel / North pass yesterday

Saturday 1/26/13 I rode from Bishop out to Eureka sand dunes via Death valley road on a KLR 650. No snow and the roads were smooth. The road behind the dunes was sandy but managable. Dedeckera canyon...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-23-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,749
Posted By verge
I smacked one

I live in deer country and have hit one in my truck and one on my bike. I should say they hit me. Both occasions the deer have ran into the side of me. Both times were at dusk before the sun was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,366
Posted By verge
Bummer

This is happened right in my backyard. I rode near this area last Saturday. There are several Indian drawing areas that are well marked for the public to visit and others that are not marked to keep...
Forum: Photos 11-19-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,943
Posted By verge
Rock crawling

This is my KLR 650 on a solo trip up Swansea grade to the Salt Tram near Lone Pine, CA. It's alot easier to go up Cero Gordo mine road but I wanted to see if a 450 lb bike could do Swansea. It wasn't...
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