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Old 01-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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1st time dirt rider in LA where do i begin?

Hi all, going to be picking up my GSA soon and was looking for some fire-road or introductory off roading that you local chaps would reccomend?

Cheers- L
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Carrizo Plain is perfect for NooBs...... Not difficult, but you can learn a lot..

Spend the night at one of the two campgrounds and ride highway 33.. Perfect weekend.


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Old 01-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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I just rode Rowher Flats on my XT600. It's close by but may be a bit tight for a GSA.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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Go take a class. There are several out there: Motoventures, Jimmy Lewis, Rawhyde.

They may look expensive, but having the skills to not crash pays for itself very quickly.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Decent dirt/ fireroads from 15/138 split all the way to Palm Springs. Or just go out to the desert.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #7
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hope your a big boy... that's a lot bike

a lot folks here are doing gs rides
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #8
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Go take a class. There are several out there: Motoventures, Jimmy Lewis, Rawhyde.

They may look expensive, but having the skills to know how to crash pays for itself very quickly.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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another +1 for Carrizo. thats where I learned how to ride a GS..... just make sure you have crashbars.... and a buddy to help you pick up the pig
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Check with some of the local BMW dealers. Several of them have regularly scheduled rides.
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Hi all, going to be picking up my GSA soon and was looking for some fire-road or introductory off roading that you local chaps would reccomend?

Cheers- L
El Mirage dry lake. Great place to ride as mellow or nasty as you want.
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