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Old 10-09-2008, 06:14 PM   #661
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you mean roll-over investment...
Exactly, and I liquidate my assets about every two hours.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:16 PM   #662
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me thinks it might be jager or blank or blank time.Please someone fill the boda i mean blanks
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:11 PM   #663
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Making plans to join the Friday Nite ride

I am looking to expand on my riding and people meeting opportuities and would like to join up with everyone on your next Friday Nite ride (Oct 17th). I have a question about the terrain which will help me better decide which skid to bring (03 XR400 or 07 650 V-Strom). I will be traveling from Dana Point area and would rather ride there on the V-Strom, instead of hauling the XR400 in the van as this puts a heavy load on the wallet and riding the XR400 more than a couple exits on the freeway is bad for the bike and my ass. My main question that needs an answer is how rutted out are the dirt roads/trails and is there alot of deep sand? I have looked over this thread and studied the pictures trying to see how rough it might be. Do the pics represent the majority of the ride or is there more technical stuff that the pics don't show. I am an advanced rider and can handle the V-Strom in some pretty rough/rutted trails but it hates deep sand.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:55 PM   #664
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no sand you cribabymostly loose dirt with hardback underneath,shouldn'tbe a problem on the v storm as long as you can ride and feel ok on the dirt join in the more the merrier
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:03 PM   #665
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hiya crib, the vstrom should be good as long you got tires that can bite.

doing the night rides is the best way to increase your skill, and help you one day if you get stuck in the dark. i personally think that i can ride better at night, cuz i'm totally focused.

bottom line, how much beer can you carry on the vstrom...

deep sand is only on a few spots and i will be there with my camera.

hope to see you this fri.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #666
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Thanks for the info it looks like it'll be the v-strom. She will be wearing her deathwings, so it should be fun as long as it doesn't rain/snow, they don't like the mud or snow, and as long as I can control the right wrist and don't power down the liquid courage I think I might be able to manage. As for her hauling capacity there might be room for a few extra adult beverages to share.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:19 PM   #667
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I am looking to expand on my riding and people meeting opportuities and would like to join up with everyone on your next Friday Nite ride (Oct 17th). I have a question about the terrain which will help me better decide which skid to bring (03 XR400 or 07 650 V-Strom). I will be traveling from Dana Point area and would rather ride there on the V-Strom, instead of hauling the XR400 in the van as this puts a heavy load on the wallet and riding the XR400 more than a couple exits on the freeway is bad for the bike and my ass. My main question that needs an answer is how rutted out are the dirt roads/trails and is there alot of deep sand? I have looked over this thread and studied the pictures trying to see how rough it might be. Do the pics represent the majority of the ride or is there more technical stuff that the pics don't show. I am an advanced rider and can handle the V-Strom in some pretty rough/rutted trails but it hates deep sand.
If you want a better idea of the terrain, check out this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318376. It's pretty much the same terrain that we ride at night.

Personally, I'd do the XR. Just being there though is more than half the fun. Be prepared for some silliness and to not be home until after 4am.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:56 PM   #668
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The XR would be my first choice too, but since it's the start of the winter desert season and in order to budget 1 to 2 trip per month the V-strom will be the skid this time as it will cost 5 times as much to haul the XR up there (50mpg on the V-strom compared to 9mpg with the van hauling the XR) and after looking at the great links you have provided (thanks for all of them as it helped re-assure me that the V-strom will handle it), and as long as I keep it some between 3rd and 6th gear (40 to 90 mph, ha ha) I should be fine and not make your dirt napping photos. See all this Friday under the light of the moon.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:19 PM   #669
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:52 AM   #670
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:55 AM   #671
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Fire fire everywhere

Not looking good for Friday night's ride . Even if that fire is out by tomorrow, which doesn't look likely, they'll close the area down for cleanup and control.

Might need to plan alternate ride.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:20 AM   #672
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Not looking good for Friday night's ride . Even if that fire is out by tomorrow, which doesn't look likely, they'll close the area down for cleanup and control.

Might need to plan alternate ride.
maybe ridding in the paiutes for the weekend
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:54 AM   #673
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Little Tujunga Fire

i can see the billow of smoke from here. it spreading out west and filling in the san fernando valley skies.

the wind is very strong right now.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:35 AM   #674
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is night ride gone or switching locals?
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:37 AM   #675
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we can do tt ride out of mcdees in castiac and hook up by sitos rock to the rock inn then sawmill and home,anyone bueller?
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