ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-20-2011, 06:06 PM   #346
dtp
Gnarly Adventurer
 
dtp's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Turlock, California
Oddometer: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odin69 View Post
Sounds like you had a good time anyway. I was in the Cal City area, where you at?
I was up at Spangler which is just north of Randsburg on Trona Rd. There are SO many places to ride down there its amazing.

Flowers were quite a sight too. Yellow and purple everywhere.

I'm glad I came home last night. My brother-in-law is driving to Vegas and he says he's seen four rollovers and a TON of other wrecks along 58 because of the wind and rain. It's a mess down there right now.
__________________
07 Husqvarna TE250,07 VStrom 650, 92 Suzuki DR350S
"Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon!" -- 1962 Honda Safety Rules
dtp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 08:07 PM   #347
Mr B
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mr B's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Merced, CA
Oddometer: 481
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odin69 View Post
It looks like a nice event but, I just can't bring myself to pay money to ride an area I already know. If things work out, I am going to go on a ride in Primm, Nevada that same weekend. Interested?
Makes sense hadn't thought of it like that, Primm, boarder town right?

Sounds like a possibility, depends on how much time or if I get any work...

big bike ??
__________________
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Leonardo da Vinci[/FONT]
Mr B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:01 AM   #348
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtp View Post
I was up at Spangler which is just north of Randsburg on Trona Rd. .
We went down Trona Road for awhile, before we got back in the dirt. You could see Wagon Wheel from one of the hills we were on. Sounds like we got pretty close to the event?
__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:21 AM   #349
Lasherman
Ah Sh!t!
 
Lasherman's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Turlock, Ca
Oddometer: 199
No matter how bad the central vallley gets.....at least I don't live in Trona!
Lasherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:42 AM   #350
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr B View Post
Makes sense hadn't thought of it like that, Primm, boarder town right?

Sounds like a possibility, depends on how much time or if I get any work...

big bike ??
Yeah, it's right at the border. I found a link of the ride.

http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...e__hl__x-plane

Most of it doesn't look too bad but, there are some rough spots that could be a struggle on a big bike, and apparently a small bike too.



Also, it's limited to 50 riders I believe? There were only 15 spots left when I signed up last week.

I know someone who's selling a DRZ400S if your interested in a smaller bike. Here's the link.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/classifie...ct=67890&cat=5
__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 10:51 AM   #351
dtp
Gnarly Adventurer
 
dtp's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Turlock, California
Oddometer: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odin69 View Post
We went down Trona Road for awhile, before we got back in the dirt. You could see Wagon Wheel from one of the hills we were on. Sounds like we got pretty close to the event?
Yeah you were right on top of us then. We were about two miles east of Trona Rd on Stephens Mine Rd right where it intersects with the gas pipeline road. If you remember seeing a few dozen RVs off to the east in that area that was us.

Turns out I finished in 32nd place out of 73 riders and did not finish last in my class. My goal was to not finish last in my first enduro on my not so up to par bike and I exceeded that so I am pretty happy!
__________________
07 Husqvarna TE250,07 VStrom 650, 92 Suzuki DR350S
"Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon!" -- 1962 Honda Safety Rules
dtp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:02 PM   #352
Mr B
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mr B's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Merced, CA
Oddometer: 481
I know someone who's selling a DRZ400S if your interested in a smaller bike. Here's the link.

Man timing is everything if things go well this week, I might be able to justify another bike, got ask the other half....but that is exactly what I have been looking for....
__________________
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Leonardo da Vinci[/FONT]
Mr B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 07:27 AM   #353
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr B View Post
that is exactly what I have been looking for....
Let me know if you want to see it? I know where he lives. We could meet in Snelling and ride over from there. He lives off of Merced Falls Rd over by Lake Don Pedro.
__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #354
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
Bruce, I sent you a PM.
__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 11:51 AM   #355
Calikatoom
Norcal Moto Nut
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Modesto CA
Oddometer: 287
Adventure Bike Night Wed March 30th - Cycle Specialties

Hi Everyone!

We have a fun Adventure Bike Night planned next week, Wed March 30th! All brands welcome.

We will be BBQing some good food and we also have some awesome presentations scheduled for the evening.

Product Specialists from Moose Racing, Cruz Tools and Parts Unlimited will all be here to showcase the latest and greatest goodies. We will be unveiling the new Moose Racing F800GS!

Ironman Dual Sport will also be here to present the Wildwood 400 to everyone. This is an awesome 2-day dual sport ride in the Northern Woods of California. Learn more at www.ironmandualsport.com

Be sure to ride your bike if the weather is nice. We will be giving away t-shirts for coolest, dirtiest, and most farkled bike. I am sure we will think of some other fun categories too.

The plan is to have a fun, informal "gathering of the tribe".

I hope you all can make it Wed March 30th at 6:00PM. Cycle Specialties BMW Triumph, 1201 N Carpenter Rd, Modesto, CA, 95351

www.cyclespecialties.com

Please email me an RSVP so we know how much food to cook! email to sales@cyclespecialties.com

See ya soon!
Gail
Calikatoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #356
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
I'm going riding on Tuesday if anyone wants to go? Thinking of the Coursegold and Bass Lake area?
__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 10:48 PM   #357
Mr B
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mr B's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Merced, CA
Oddometer: 481
Would like to join you but have an interview on Tuesday in Oakland, if goes well might be able to justify two new wheels in the garage.
__________________
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Leonardo da Vinci[/FONT]
Mr B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 09:20 AM   #358
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
The weather is warmer and the rain is gone for now so, I went riding.



I rode around Bass Lake, Oakhurst and Coursegold.



I ran into trouble in the higher elevations. It had only recently just stopped raining so, there were a lot of closed roads and very muddy conditions on the roads that were open. The snow wasn't that bad, but just added to the wet conditions.



This doesn't look that bad, but that red clay is slippery to ride in. I got a little further in it and decided to turn around when I came upon some deep ruts. I was already sliding around pretty good, and I don't like to be too stupid when I'm riding by myself.





More coming...
__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 09:24 AM   #359
Odin69 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Odin69's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: California
Oddometer: 384
I decided it was too muddy to stay in the mountains so, I headed west of Coursegold and rode in the foothills. The conditions were better and I had more fun, instead of wondering if when I was going fall in the mud.

Eastman Lake.





I rode to the top of this hill and took a few photos.







I saw this side trail and decided to see where it went?



Just some cows grazing on some fresh green grass, so I turned around and headed home.



Turned out to be a great day to ride.


__________________
Jason.
Odin69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #360
Mr B
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mr B's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Merced, CA
Oddometer: 481
Nice
Looks like Preston road area?
__________________
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Leonardo da Vinci[/FONT]
Mr B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014