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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #61
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Slidewayes, you are so not a noob!

All may enter NoobNation.......passports or visas not required, just the ability to laugh at yourself

*we do not discriminate against those who actually know what they're doing*
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #62
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Im a newb myself, and have lots of great riding areas around the Santa Clarita (magic mountain area) area,

If anyone is ever around here and want to check it out, i can show you around, pm me.

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #63
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Im a newb myself, and have lots of great riding areas around the Santa Clarita (magic mountain area) area,

If anyone is ever around here and want to check it out, i can show you around, pm me.

Ron
Cool! Would you be willing to set up a group ride?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #64
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The Official Toro Peak Ride Posting

When: Sunday, May 5th
What Time?: Meet at 8:30, leave for the trail at 8:45
Where to Meet:

Shell Station
44462 Highway 74
Hemet

I would attach a Google Map, but....

Post up if you're going
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #65
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When: Sunday, May 5th
What Time?: Meet at 8:30, leave for the trail at 8:45
Where to Meet:

Shell Station
44462 Highway 74
Hemet

I would attach a Google Map, but....

Post up if you're going
I'm in!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #66
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Cool! Would you be willing to set up a group ride?
Sure, i see you are in Temecula, that is about 2+ hours away,

Theres trails out here, fire roads, and some hard sections, but not too bad, we will have to cross a few black diamond trails, but its not that bad,

3+ hours or so, 50 miles of dirt, then we can head back on the black top.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #67
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May 5th Ride mileage estimate:

about 91 miles from the Shell Station, up Rouse Ridge, up and back Toro Peak and to Anza for gas.

It's an estimate!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #68
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You have to STAND UP though LB

Im following....
It's the end of the first day at Jimmy Lewis' class and I've been standing up!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #69
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Jimmy Lewis

Got back from jimmy's riding class early Monday morning, wow. Highly recommend. A lot to process, especially if you're starting from my riding level (I really hope I didn't slow the class......). You think you're doing ok with some skills, you get an exercise to do and feedback, then you realize that you really should have been analyzing what you've been doing all along. 99% of the class for me was "what! I had no idea!".

For example, i found my clutch control sucks. I couldn't believe how many times I stalled or chugged! Thought it was a skill that was fine, not so much!

The second day jimmy was trying to help me feel what I was doing wrong with bike control. He stuck me on the back of the bike and off we went! After a minute of !!!!!it, jimmy talked me through it and, yeah, I really could feel the difference.

A lot of the exercises were frustrating, but in a good way. The class is not easy, i found it very challenging. I got a little cranky sunday, I didn't feel like I could do anything right (at one point I told jimmy that I was doing fine on an exercise until he came over to watch......).However, whenever I've taken a skills class for any sport, the best classes always have a day or moment like that. Those are the classes where you learn the most. If everything is easy to accomplish you're not going to learn much.

The second day was harder too because I was pretty tired from day 1. Highly recommend you are in reasonable shape for taking the class. A little of the difficulty I had Sunday was because I was feeling a little bedraggled from the day before (enough that I did some dumb things and didn't have the stamina of day1). Tired = Stupid.

Today I wrote down as much as I could remember about each skill (I planned on doing this each evening, but I was too pooped). Now it's practice, practice practice. I'll definitely be retaking the class, hope I don't drive jimmy too nuts next time. (he is very patient)

Go do it!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #70
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Me again.

We have a Sunday ride coming up this weekend. I'm thinking we should schedule a Saturday ride next. There are roads in the Santa Ana mountains, between Corona and Orange County, that I want to check out.

Maybe first weekend in June?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:32 PM   #71
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Little Bike... You have my interest piqued... I may have missed the info before... What's Jimmy's class? Sounds like something I'd like.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:48 AM   #72
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Little Bike... You have my interest piqued... I may have missed the info before... What's Jimmy's class? Sounds like something I'd like.
http://jimmylewisoffroad.com/

That's little bike in his cover photo!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #73
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http://jimmylewisoffroad.com/

That's little bike in his cover photo!
Nope, my bike is even littler and I'm not! Wish it was me!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #74
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Wow very cool... I am definitely going to try and do this!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #75
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Me again.

We have a Sunday ride coming up this weekend. I'm thinking we should schedule a Saturday ride next. There are roads in the Santa Ana mountains, between Corona and Orange County, that I want to check out.

Maybe first weekend in June?
I ride those mountains above OC quite a bit on my Super Tenere. Nice trails up to Santiago Peak. Let me know and I'll join in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g6ZY36WjS4 from our last ride
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