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Old 01-26-2009, 05:43 PM   #4696
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I'm in for camping..

The ride report didn't give the full story on the STICKY MUD that exists in Carrizo. ANYONE with a low front fender should consider modifying said fender before going on this ride. DAMHIK Riding the mud was not a problem, just locking up that front tire creates a major problem.

Non plated bikes are OK on trail type roads. Soda Lake Rd. must be plated though, per DDennis. Not sure green or red sticker though.

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #4697
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I'm in for camping..

The ride report didn't give the full story on the STICKY MUD that exists in Carrizo. ANYONE with a low front fender should consider modifying said fender before going on this ride. DAMHIK Riding the mud was not a problem, just locking up that front tire creates a major problem.

Non plated bikes are OK on trail type roads. Soda Lake Rd. must be plated though, per DDennis. Not sure green or red sticker though.

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Good advice I've been looking for an excuse to take mine off. Thanks for the tip Jim, I might be in for camping also.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:25 PM   #4698
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Here's what i'm riding this weekend. I look fast even in the picture. I kick ass!





marty, looks like that bike just came in the receiving department, make sure you disconnect the speedo and return it to the stockroom before anyone shows up at work monday morning.



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spafxerI'm in for camping..

The ride report didn't give the full story on the STICKY MUD that exists in Carrizo. ANYONE with a low front fender should consider modifying said fender before going on this ride. DAMHIK Riding the mud was not a problem, just locking up that front tire creates a major problem.

Non plated bikes are OK on trail type roads. Soda Lake Rd. must be plated though, per DDennis. Not sure green or red sticker though.

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not sure if there will still be mud this sat????, if so, lol to my gs.

who else is camping?????????

jim, we can ask sopascat to haul the firewood and get them from her at the designated parking spot. or have every rider take a piece and drop them off at the camp.....

best yet...let's convince sopascat and sopasamber to camp with us...
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:00 PM   #4699
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not sure if there will still be mud this sat????, if so, lol to my gs.

who else is camping?????????

jim, we can ask sopascat to haul the firewood and get them from her at the designated parking spot. or have every rider take a piece and drop them off at the camp.....

best yet...let's convince sopascat and sopasamber to camp with us...
The weather is expected to improve. Last night we got an inch of snow. Today Simmler and Panorama roads were not passable, although Soda Lake was fine. I expect that parts of Elkhorn and the roads back into the canyons would be muddy. The expected clear weather should dry that up. I think. I won't ride my 250 Ninja next weekend though.

Weather forecast for the vicinity of the Selby Campground:
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 34.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
All according to the National Weather Service

Regarding non-plated bikes
In the winter Red stickers are OK in most OHV areas. The Carrizo has very limited opportunities for Green/Red stickers bikes though. Inside the Carrizo no one can ride or travel off-road, only on roads, so you can operate OHVs only on roads. Since the county roads like Soda Lake, Elkhorn, Simmler, Panorama are illegal to ride on without plates, this leaves the BLM maintained roads. That means generally on the Caliente Mountain roads (west side). Obviously this place is best for jumbo Dual Sports.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:09 PM   #4700
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not sure if there will still be mud this sat????, if so, lol to my gs.


The mud was in the Valley Floor. It kind of sneeks up on you, doesn't look like anything too hard to ride through (it isn't), next thing you know your on the ground with a locked front wheel.
Mike didn't want to go over the hills into Taft for fear of mud in those hills. The hills to the west were dry and slightly dusty. Your GS will be fine as long as you pull that low front fender off..

who else is camping?????????

jim, we can ask sopascat to haul the firewood and get them from her at the designated parking spot. or have every rider take a piece and drop them off at the camp.....


Bring a Duraflame Log

best yet...let's convince sopascat and sopasamber to camp with us...

Great! The more the merrier!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:03 PM   #4701
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I'm stuck


Last Week....Carizzo
Week Before....Tule-Sawmill
Before That.....SCD
Before That.....Randsburg etc...

what now.....
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:05 PM   #4702
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Johnson Valley, Copper City, Pinnacles?

johngil screwed with this post 01-26-2009 at 09:10 PM
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:26 PM   #4703
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Johnson Valley, Copper City, Pinnacles?

hi john, can we organize a jv ride, maybe end of feb while the alcohol loving FFs are out in baja, or even as early as feb 14 (dog house riley training ride)......

let's lure those 950/990s into joining us....and get stuck again....


jim....looks like camping is out this weekend..............brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #4704
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The Johnson Valley day trips I have done on the BMW have turned out to be really long days.
I would love to throw something together, but I would like to meet more of the group and get a feel for what everyone would like.
I would also like to have GPS tracks so the real bikes could go on the loop @ speed and not get bored.
Breakfast @ Letty's, lunch @ Slash X and all the riding you can do in a day sounds like a plan.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:43 PM   #4705
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The weather is expected to improve. Last night we got an inch of snow. Today Simmler and Panorama roads were not passable, although Soda Lake was fine. I expect that parts of Elkhorn and the roads back into the canyons would be muddy. The expected clear weather should dry that up. I think. I won't ride my 250 Ninja next weekend though.

Weather forecast for the vicinity of the Selby Campground:
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 34.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
All according to the National Weather Service

Regarding non-plated bikes
In the winter Red stickers are OK in most OHV areas. The Carrizo has very limited opportunities for Green/Red stickers bikes though. Inside the Carrizo no one can ride or travel off-road, only on roads, so you can operate OHVs only on roads. Since the county roads like Soda Lake, Elkhorn, Simmler, Panorama are illegal to ride on without plates, this leaves the BLM maintained roads. That means generally on the Caliente Mountain roads (west side). Obviously this place is best for jumbo Dual Sports.

thanks dave for the update.....looking good for this saturday.

wallyweird on the gsa may join us on this ride.


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johngilThe Johnson Valley day trips I have done on the BMW have turned out to be really long days.
I would love to throw something together, but I would like to meet more of the group and get a feel for what everyone would like.
I would also like to have GPS tracks so the real bikes could go on the loop @ speed and not get bored.
Breakfast @ Letty's, lunch @ Slash X and all the riding you can do in a day sounds like a plan.


come out more often on the sat or even church sunday rides...you'll meet them all.

i plan to trailer, bring the smaller bike, and camp, a weekend in jv. too far to drive for a single day ride.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:27 AM   #4706
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I'm stuck


Last Week....Carizzo
Week Before....Tule-Sawmill
Before That.....SCD
Before That.....Randsburg etc...

what now.....

Been thinking about riding up to Nordhoff Peak. All I know is you have to contact the Ranger Station in Ojai to get a pass and the gate combination.. The fires have affected this area too.

We don't have much dirt available to us in Ventura County. All gated off.

Anyone done this before?

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Old 01-27-2009, 08:53 AM   #4707
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Last Week....Carizzo
Week Before....Tule-Sawmill
Before That.....SCD
Before That.....Randsburg etc...

what now.....
How about a desert ride? Leave palmdale and head out to the desert.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:55 AM   #4708
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Pozo Saloon

For this sat...if Simmler and other areas are still muddy.....the other option is take Soda Lake Rd and head to Pozo Saloon for lunch .

From Carrizo to Pozo is about 80% dirt!





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Old 01-27-2009, 10:40 AM   #4709
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:07 PM   #4710
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How about a desert ride? Leave palmdale and head out to the desert.
Sounds great to me....
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