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Old 05-24-2008, 05:38 PM   #436
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Mt. Pacifico

The trail leading to Mt. Pacifico; also the only time to see Snow this month of May! First time to ride this trail after they opened last week. Thanks to Don, the Guardian of Angeles Forest, and the Protector of the local species.

Snow up ahead, we don't need ARTBOY (SNOW MAGNET) to find snow!






Like always, I never get respect from the FFs.


Gary, is that a pipe bomb on your rear rack? Or a uranium bottle?



The snow was all over the place, all the way to the Angeles Crest, good there was no ice on the road.




Hit pavement, we're getting close to Angeles Crest


Finally we reached Angeles Crest, snow everywhere




My 640A was flawless in both high elevation and cold weather. The rider needs a little help, but as long I ride every weekend, in 5 years I will catch up with all you bastards.


The locked gate leading to Wrightwood was opened! Hmmm, need to check it out and find out how far I could ride it.


A family enjoying a little winter games, in the month of May


We were surprised, only our bikes can be seen in front of Newcombs




Inside Newcombs, we got a table next to a fireplace, nice and warm, no more frozen fingers


We would rather eat than take a picture of the food






Airing up before we hit the road. Makes it easier to do some knee draggin



Again, I'm very glad we rode today and thankful to Mike, Sito, and Gary for sharing a good and different experience. The wet weather and snow put a different twist to the ride - made it more unusually exciting.

I did over 100 miles and more than half is dirt; the best part, I was home by 2:30 in the afternoon. Where else can you ride for that many miles and still have a free afternood to do other things, of course bike stuff.

The ride down on Angeles Crest was one of the best, there were no cars in front, just us. The first time we saw bikes coming up was at the bottom of the Crest. I wonder what happened to the Bike Safety Rally?

The bottom line, if you don't go out and ride, the chances of having good memories will be diminished.

Just watch this thread for the next ride....

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Old 05-24-2008, 05:50 PM   #437
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Ben, you should come out here and check out the trails. You'll going to love it.

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Paul...????? ...

Great riding with you guys today....thanks for the plan and the report....

Sito did you make it home...?
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:22 PM   #438
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Go back to post #432 and you'll find the answer.

Mike, thanks for the lunch! Very little was wasted!
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:29 PM   #439
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Great RR and pics as usual Joel, if you weren't so far away, I would have joined you FF's but too many freeway miles and I'm a wuss.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:31 PM   #440
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I made it home on time so the wife is still happy It's always great riding with you guys. Just wish I didn't have to bail out half way thru the rides

I too was surprised how dead ACH was? I guess the weather made it to unsafe for a bike safety ride? Only us crazy dual sport riders ride in the snow and rain! I'll take these conditions any day! bring on more rain! Going to try and squeeze a late afternoon ride in this coming monday. 2pm to 7:30pm ??? I want to do the ride to the top of Lynxs!
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:00 PM   #441
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:30 AM   #442
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Just wish I didn't have to bail out half way thru the rides
We wish too that you don't have to bail out. Anyway, you're company is good enough to be around and fixed my front tire !

I like the look on your face, it seems you can't wait to do the steep hill climb.

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:37 AM   #443
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Ride Route

The picture shows the route we took. Begins on Osbourne and ends at Angeles Crest. All the roads were curvy, the way we like it, and not a single straight line for more than a quarter of a mile! From 400ft elevation to 6K feet, from dry to wet to snow! I heard of "April Showers", but this weekend a "May Snow", hmmmmm...........that's new to me!

Most riders come to the Crest and AFH for their ride, but for us, they are just another roads to and from our dirt ride. It's a double whammy for us, we get to wear out the knobs and use some of the chicken strips !



We surely has a plan to do this ride again, just watch this thread.

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Old 05-25-2008, 11:49 AM   #444
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The trail leading to Mt. Pacifico; also the only time to see Snow this month of May! First time to ride this trail after they opened last week. Thanks to Don, the Guardian of Angeles Forest, and the Protector of the local species.

Snow up ahead, we don't need ARTBOY (SNOW MAGNET) to find snow!

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Just watch this thread for the next ride....
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I see a lot more eating pics than riding pics! What are you boys tryin' to pull here? I would have joined you, but my rear tire change got the best of me.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:57 AM   #445
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What about a rare Monday morning ride? Anybody want to ride tomorrow early?
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:09 PM   #446
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Hi Doghouse Riley...my bike is down for maintenance...need a new rear dirt tire (D606), oil/filter change, etc.

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Old 05-25-2008, 12:28 PM   #447
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Hi Doghouse Riley...my bike is down for maintenance...need a new rear dirt tire (D606), oil/filter change, etc.

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I hear ya , bro. The KLX is down. It started overheating really bad up in Big Bear last weekend. I haven't taken the ime to troubleshoot it yet. If I ride tomorrow I'll be on the XRL.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:41 PM   #449
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i go outta town for a week(the week AFTER the 100 degree hottness) and i see L.A. got wet, the mountains got snow, AND newcombs was a ghost town??? W T F

i am itchin for a ride this coming sunday (hell, i might even sneak up there this thursday or friday, Doghouse Spicolli, you IN ? )
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:33 PM   #450
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I see a lot more eating pics than riding pics! What are you boys tryin' to pull here? I would have joined you, but my rear tire change got the best of me.






You have missed 2 good ones, Big Bear and Mt. Pacifico!

Next weekend, I will be in Baja to watch the 500.

You guys have to do the loop we did, it was a blast.

And the best part, you can do it all for less than $20 in gas and still be home by noon if you're skipping lunch.
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