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Old 09-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Anyone Interested in Monthly Rides in Big Bear?

I'm looking to ride some trails around Big Bear this Saturday with any other "bigger bikes".

I own a 1992 KLR650 and joined the Big Bear Trail Riders club which meets this Saturday (and I think the first Saturday of every month) but most (if not all) of their members ride KTM 450's and the like through lots of rock gardens that my 650 (or maybe it's just me) are not cut out for.

If you're interested in doing some "adventure type" riding around Big Bear with me this Saturday (or any first Saturday of the month) please contact me.

I'm looking to ride once a month in Big Bear with anyone else new to Big Bear and and bigger bike riding to map out all the best trails suitable for a KLR 650 or similar "adventure bike".

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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As soon as im healed up and ride ready I will be up there, I should be ready withing a month or so, damn head injury.. But as soon as I am, count me in... I love riding up there, and I could care less about doing john bull and the like, I have broken too many bones, and just want to have fun and not bench pressing my 530 off me... A really fun ride is from Big Bear to Pioneer Town and back, lots of stuff to look at and nothing really hard, just your right hand makes it as hard as you want it without scaling waterfalls lol...

Ya def put me on your list, I should be ride ready soon....


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Old 09-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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Maybe the 3N16 from Dump Access Road to 3N14 to Fawnskin

The Big Bear Trail Riders breakfast meeting is from 9am to 10am at Nottingham's at 40797 Lakeview Drive in Big Bear Lake, right on the corner of Lakeview and Bartlett, near The Village.

After breakfast I'm thinking that I'd like to ride the 3N16 trail from East to West starting at the dump (http://goo.gl/maps/6J5i3) and then turn South at 3N14 coming out at Fawnskin. I'm bringing a couple GPS devices to try and teach myself how to navigate using them.

I was up in this area last month and it looked nice - lots of trees and not too many mountain bikes to run into.

Last month I tried to make it to the Holcomb Valley camp ground going North up 3N69 from the Baldwin Lake area but got stopped at some "rock stairs" about a mile or so up. A couple KTM 450s passed me and made it up but I couldn't make it with my 80/20 street tires after 20 minutes of trying so I had to go back down and then reached Holcomb Valley via 3N09 and then went East on 3N16 and out at the dump.

I went home (Lake Elsinore) that evening via the 38 which I had never been down before. It was beautiful in the rain.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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The Big Bear Trail Riders breakfast meeting is from 9am to 10am at Nottingham's at 40797 Lakeview Drive in Big Bear Lake, right on the corner of Lakeview and Bartlett, near The Village.

After breakfast I'm thinking that I'd like to ride the 3N16 trail from East to West starting at the dump (http://goo.gl/maps/6J5i3) and then turn South at 3N14 coming out at Fawnskin. I'm bringing a couple GPS devices to try and teach myself how to navigate using them.

I was up in this area last month and it looked nice - lots of trees and not too many mountain bikes to run into.

Last month I tried to make it to the Holcomb Valley camp ground going North up 3N69 from the Baldwin Lake area but got stopped at some "rock stairs" about a mile or so up. A couple KTM 450s passed me and made it up but I couldn't make it with my 80/20 street tires after 20 minutes of trying so I had to go back down and then reached Holcomb Valley via 3N09 and then went East on 3N16 and out at the dump.

I went home (Lake Elsinore) that evening via the 38 which I had never been down before. It was beautiful in the rain.

Argh, I cant wait, I still go in the garage daily to pet my 530 and let her know we will be riding again soon .. I also need to learn to use Maps and a GPS, all my years on closed courses lol, I never needed them before heheh...
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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Sounds like a lot of fun. I have been riding the Big Bear area the past two summers and know some cool rides that you would enjoy. I ride a KLX 250 but like riding at a big bike pace and ride for the views not the hard challenges. Living in the high desert, I ride from my house up trails to the lake and loop back thru Silverwood Lake. If interested let me know.

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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subscribed and interested.
I have an F800gs and also enjoy the slower pace.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
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I'm Interested ...

Andy, I'm intersted. Do you want to meet at the BBTR meeting at Nottingham's restaurant in Big Bear at 9am or somewhere else?

Feel free to call me at 951-251-5155 or email ateldan@gmail.com.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #9
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subscribed and interested.
I have an F800gs and also enjoy the slower pace.
Francis, Do you want to meet at the BBTR meeting at Nottingham's Saturday at 9am? I had in mind the 3N16 & 3N14 around Holcomb Valley north of the lake and Andy says he knows some nice routes as well.

Feel free to call me at 951-251-5155 or email ateldan@gmail.com.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #10
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I am considering meeting up at Nottingham's too. I'd be riding a Suzuki DRZ 400s, and generally take it easy.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #11
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If you want to make it easy and ride up to Big Pine Flats, we could meet at I 15 and Hwy 138 (McDonalds). From Big Pine Flats the whole valley is open to explore. Can do the area around B B Lake or head towards Green Valley Lake and back down by Silverwood Lake and back to the start.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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i've used this usfs map of the area. lots of good and easy riding, big bike friendly.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5202570.pdf

i''ll try to join your ride whenever i can. big bear is a great place for all skill levels.

couple of weeks ago, we camped at crab flats and rode around the lake.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=811515&page=6

have fun and ride safe.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #13
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If you want to make it easy and ride up to Big Pine Flats, we could meet at I 15 and Hwy 138 (McDonalds). From Big Pine Flats the whole valley is open to explore. Can do the area around B B Lake or head towards Green Valley Lake and back down by Silverwood Lake and back to the start.

Andy
Andy, How about I meet you at Big Pine Flat campground (http://goo.gl/maps/mHVIR) with any non-hardcores that want to join for a ride around 11am? That will give me time to better meet the people at the 9am BBTR breakfast. If I leave Nottinghams by 10am that will give me pleanty of time (http://goo.gl/maps/k832u) to get to Big Pine Flat campground by 11am.

After meeting up I'd be interested in having you show me & any other interested riders any cool rides you know in that area. I've never toured the Silverlake area so I'd be up for exploring anything between Big Pine Flat and Interstate 15.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #14
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I like your plan, but I will meet you at Nottinghams around 9 to 9:30 for coffee and meet the guys also. We can then decide which ride to take, I have a few to choose from. See you then.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:47 AM   #15
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Cant do this weekend; but I'd be up for a ride nest weekend.
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