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Old 07-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #7711
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Gates at 4 corners closed? Mape Springs was open at around 3pm today.
going today around 5:30 - any idea if it's still open?

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #7712
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going today around 5:30 - any idea if it's still open?
Was there about 3:00 Sunday, Maple Springs and 4 corners still open.

Rode west on MD. Tried to exit Coal Cyn. Only exit I could find was through Star ranch off Green River. Private property so I won't try it again. Anyone know of another exit besides Skyline?

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #7713
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cool, went last night and still open

took my DR200 with some supermoto and an XR rider







the BMW didn't make it too far...he said the bike was too low and it kept scraping...













so the closest legal single track is wildomar?

does it connect to maple springs?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #7714
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If you can't ride Cleveland on that GS, what good is it?
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #7715
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If you can't ride Cleveland on that GS, what good is it?
CNF is that way. 98% of it is smooth graded fire roads that you could just about ride a goldwing on. It's that 2% that's loose, steep, rutted and rocky that makes it challenging for less experienced riders on a big enduro bike with street oriented tires.

Props to the the guy on the SM taking it in the dirt.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #7716
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Funny, haven't ridden CNF in almost a year and decided to go up yesterday afternoon for a quickie to the peak. Ran into and said hi to the guys who just posted ....

northsouth15 and his DR, thanks for the water by the way (edit - was another guy on a DR) and emilio700. Just guessing from the pics of your bikes.

Saw a bunch of guys staging at the gate when I rolled out. (edit - must have been you, nothsouth15)

Loving my little 525!

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #7717
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How was the ride???????????
How in the heck have you been, John? Long time no see.
The ride was fun as always! Come join us sometime.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #7718
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yep, that was probably us staging...I had to work until 5:30, so we didn't ride up until about 6:15

I thought the same thing about the gs...but looking at the bike, it is seriously pretty low; great for street, not so great for rocky sections.

it was also the rider's wife's daily rider (hence the low seat height)...he could've done more but he didn't want to beat up the bike
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #7719
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yep, that was probably us staging...I had to work until 5:30, so we didn't ride up until about 6:15

I thought the same thing about the gs...but looking at the bike, it is seriously pretty low; great for street, not so great for rocky sections.

it was also the rider's wife's daily rider (hence the low seat height)...he could've done more but he didn't want to beat up the bike
The GS will handle CNF just fine. Rode my Transalp to the peak with 100% street tires. It was a bit sketchy but doable. Once I got some 50/50 tires on it oh boy. I now ride it like my Husky.

We rode some super rock crap yesterday down into Borrego on the GS's. Dropped it twice. Stupid ABS

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #7720
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what good is it?
I thought I told you FF'ers it was closed

Costa Rica night riders, coming soon!
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #7721
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f u fer's



I'm at work



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Old 07-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #7722
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f u fer's



I'm at work



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This does not look like work....


theGrinch & me near Shuteye Peak
me on the 450 he on the 540. full RR will be posted here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903397
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #7723
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #7724
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Anyone riding Thor's Day? I made a new batch of cookies!!! 1 and feeling fine, 3 and feeling the ground.
Would the said cookie help me conquer the fear of a night ride? If so I'll consider it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #7725
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Would the said cookie help me conquer the fear of a night ride? If so I'll consider it.
Don't fear riding at night. It's actually easier IMO. Fewer visual distractions, less traffic, cooler. Certain sections of trail might be harder to read at high speed but in general, you get a better distinction of little bumps because of the single light source. In the middle of the day the light is flatter, less contrast. For me, it's sometimes harder to tell how high a whoop is at say 30mph that it is at night. Dust covered rocks can't hide as easily when they throw a big shadow.

I tend to hit more unexpected stuff in the middle of the day than I do at night.
Needless to say you want to make sure your lights are good. Newer bikes have decent (but not awesome) lights. Do a lot of night riding and you'll want a scaled down version of real rally lights. No need for 500watt/30 amp Dakar lights for blazing the desert at 100mph if all you do is plonk fire roads at 35mph (like me).
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