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Old 12-11-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Good GSA desert rides near San Diego

I moved to SD and found some nice hardpacked dirt roads in the mountains. I'd like to do some desert rides that are good for the big GSA with Anakee III's. Most of my riding is solo so can't be too gnarly.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Take i5 south, through the gate, enjoy tacos and all the dirt you need.
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San Diego Adventure Riders - great group - free - plenty of GSA and other big bike riders.

Painted Gorge is a good starting point and here are a few non-desert rides that you may have covered, but..........

Check Black Canyon Rd out of Ramona.

Otay Truck Trail

Sleep Train Ride by the amphitheater

Morena Stokes leading into Corral Canyon OHV where the perimeter road is doable on a GSA.


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Old 12-11-2014, 10:36 PM   #4
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+1. Good advice with some good links.

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San Diego Adventure Riders - great group - free - plenty of GSA and other big bike riders.

Painted Gorge is a good starting point and here are a few non-desert rides that you may have covered, but..........

Check Black Canyon Rd out of Ramona.

Otay Truck Trail

Sleep Train Ride by the amphitheater

Morena Stokes leading into Corral Canyon OHV where the perimeter road is doable on a GSA.


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Old 12-13-2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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Thanks a bunch. I joined the SD ADV Riders, glad to hear theres some big bike riders in the group. Enjoyed Black Canyon Rd last Sunday. Will try some of the others you listed. Mike

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San Diego Adventure Riders - great group - free - plenty of GSA and other big bike riders.

Painted Gorge is a good starting point and here are a few non-desert rides that you may have covered, but..........

Check Black Canyon Rd out of Ramona.

Otay Truck Trail

Sleep Train Ride by the amphitheater

Morena Stokes leading into Corral Canyon OHV where the perimeter road is doable on a GSA.


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Old 12-13-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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Take i5 south, through the gate, enjoy tacos and all the dirt you need.
Speaking of crossing the border...

Want to do that and start with a good day-ride. Looking for some suggestions. Also, haven't crossed the border before----what do I need to get across (and back) without any problems?
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I guess best to have your passport but license and birth certificate has worked.

SDAR Baja ride over T-Giving.
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Speaking of crossing the border...

Want to do that and start with a good day-ride. Looking for some suggestions. Also, haven't crossed the border before----what do I need to get across (and back) without any problems?
passport always works
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