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Old 11-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #1201
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Good ride guys. Yes that was fun dicing w/ my 9?0 brethren.
Hey Biggie, i found Gobbler's know. It was in my pants. It's always in the last place you look.
FYI: It was the hill just to the west of where we stopped. I don't see a road up to the top. When i say i've been there before i must be thinking of something else.
https://maps.google.com/?ll=34.31226...58907&z=15&t=h.

Let's make w/ the pix!

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #1202
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AWESOME day guys. Feeling like this tonight: The great thing about being a supernoob is the thrill of the "first time". Sex, racing cars, whatever - nothing compares to the first time. Just glad I got to do it right - great trail, great weather and most importantly, great guys. Thanks for all the great tips too. I felt SOOO much more confident by the end of the day - really took a big leap in terms of technique and comfort today for sure. Really looking forward to riding with you all again.

If anyone's up for the Pioneertown-Big Bear ride next sunday let me know.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #1203
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AWESOME day guys. Feeling like this tonight: The great thing about being a supernoob is the thrill of the "first time". Sex, racing cars, whatever - nothing compares to the first time. Just glad I got to do it right - great trail, great weather and most importantly, great guys. Thanks for all the great tips too. I felt SOOO much more confident by the end of the day - really took a big leap in terms of technique and comfort today for sure. Really looking forward to riding with you all again.

If anyone's up for the Pioneertown-Big Bear ride next sunday let me know.
I'm glad you enjoyed your first day in dirt Glen. I remember mine like yesterday. It has been almost 2 years.
Here is the link to LA Weekend Rides. You will learn about all rides in LA area from this thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318376

And this is the link to Death Valley Noobs Rally at the end of March.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841673
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #1204
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Anyone want to go for a ride this weekend. Also in the four days after Thanksgiving I'll be up in Pioneertown and I was hoping to ride to Big Bear through Burns Cyn. Anyone up for that?
I have a house in Landers and will be up there during that weekend. Our plan is to do a ride day on Saturday but it will be a noob day since I'm planning on teaching my wife how to ride on the dirt for the first time as well as my street biking neighbors. We'll probably just be riding the roads around Giant Rock. I might be able to get away for a blast up New Dixie Mine road or the south end of JV if you want to come down the hill and meet up on Saturday.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #1205
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Sounds like everyone had a good time.

Mission accomplished

How about a few pics...

Five pumpkins and a lone chainsaw.


Starting up lower Lytle Creek divide... Puddles


'New Guy' Glen was a little timid at first, but up to speed by the end of the day


It was really really foggy in some places.


Dad, Ersin, and Eric.


Stopping to make sure no one was lost to the mist monsters


Orange conga line on upper Lytle Creek divide.


Finally breaking into the sun... Marty was on-it, as usual.


Mount Baldy got only a light dusting of snow on top.


Looks like more fog ahead.


'oopsy' at the turn-around near Gobbler's Knob


Down Lone Pine Canyon, past Lost Lake, and heading towards Hwy138.


I was chased all the way up to Baldy Mesa.


Lunch stop at the usual spot


Glen was in the groove now


Freight trains.


All road surfaces were covered


Found our way onto some dark, woodsy roads up behind Lake Silverwood.


Climbing Burnt Mill towards Cedarpines Park.


Whoooosh!


Worked our way over to Monument Peak, where the fog layer was resting on the tops of our helmets.


Descending Bailey Canyon to Palm Ave and heading for home.


Good ride guys!

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #1206
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damn now that looks fun.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #1207
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'oopsy' at the turn-around near Gobbler's Knob


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very nice pics matt, and i think that big guy resembles someone i know....
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #1208
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Anyone up for a ride this coming Sat or Sun? I'm avail either day or a two day ride with a hotel stay (want to stay light to practice riding).
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #1209
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Thanks for posting the pics Matt. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #1210
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Thanks for posting the pics Matt. Looks like a lot of fun.
Hey Errin
Whats new? Did you ever make a CDT trip?

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #1211
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Cajon Pass - Nov. 18, 2012

Before it is too late, let me post my RR for last weekend's Sunday ride.
Breakfast at McDonald's, Sierra Exit on 15 Fwy. I didn't see Eric since DV Noob's Rally. It was a nice surprise. And the new member, Glen.


Lots of oranges as usual, and a Husky.


Welcome back Eric


It was foggy in the morning, very fogy...


Welcome to the club Glen.


Beautiful scenery


I love SC




You two guys are so lucky...


Glen


Eric & Marty


Marty & Glen


Dead end at Pacific Crest Trail


Matt exploring


Rest of the day was mostly sunny and clear


Then Matt took us to a nice forest ride






Really nice forest roads behind Silverwood Lake


It was a long (about 8 hours, 80+ miles) and very nice ride. Thanks to Matt, we have seen some new and beautiful back roads of Silverwood Lake area. As I always say, Matt's rides never disappoint...

All other pictures of the ride is here.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #1212
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Hi Matt!

Yeah, I rode part of the CDT last summer, 2011. Rode from Banff to Butte MT by bicycle. Same kinda travel, just no moto.

Here's a recent ride I did down near Anza Borrego.

Rode the moto in to work today. Got try and get it out with you sometime.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #1213
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Hi Matt!

Yeah, I rode part of the CDT last summer, 2011. Rode from Banff to Butte MT by bicycle. Same kinda travel, just no moto.

Here's a recent ride I did down near Anza Borrego.

Rode the moto in to work today. Got try and get it out with you sometime.
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Might get down to Anza Borrego this weekend for a day ride with dad. Several times, we've come across mountain bikers down there. I still don't understand how you guys can pedal for so many miles in all that sand. Seems to me like it would be one long push

Wasn't sure if you still had the moto. Let me know whenever you want to get out for a ride

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #1214
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Might get down to Anza Borrego this weekend for a day ride with dad. Several times, we've come across mountain bikers down there. I still don't understand how you guys can pedal for so many miles in all that sand. Seems to me like it would be one long push

Wasn't sure if you still had the moto. Let me know whenever you want to get out for a ride

-M
Yep, we pushed our bikes for about 10 miles on that trip. Was wishing I had the moto many times that day. Expect for the climb up Pinyon or whatever it's called. I'd never make it up that thing on the 990! We even ran out of water! I thought I'd have to use my SPOT, but luckily we made it out.

Yep, still got it. Or it's got me. Not sure which anymore.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #1215
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Yep, we pushed our bikes for about 10 miles on that trip. Was wishing I had the moto many times that day. Expect for the climb up Pinyon or whatever it's called. I'd never make it up that thing on the 990! We even ran out of water! I thought I'd have to use my SPOT, but luckily we made it out.
The slide on Pinyon is one-way down for most folks anyhow

Just read thru your Tour Divide report. Reminds me that I should get out on my MTB once in awhile
Pedal with me and i'll make you look like a climbing hero

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