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Old 10-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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LA bike rental- Dec.

My son and I are thinking or renting some bikes (GS?) near LA when out there for Christmas.

1. know a good place to rent BMW or other road bikes? Not Harley.
2. know some good roads north of LA or East?

I presently ride a GSA and LT. He will be new to street bikes, but raced AMA enduro/cross country for 6 years- B class...

Suggestions appreciated
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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This thread has the list of rental companies: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927091

If you find another one, post it there. Hopefully someday it will have all of them in the entire USA.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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Theres a place next door to Long Beach BMW that rents GS, only 40min from LAX
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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There is this place:
http://www.rentaducati.com/

Much closer to LAX than Long Beach.
I've never rented from them, but have been in the shop.

A quick google search also turned up this place:
http://www.racyrentals.com/
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Any thoughts on nice roads Starting in the Valencia Area?
that will be our base.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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If you're going to be in Valencia you could try http://advrentals.us/
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #7
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Any thoughts on nice roads Starting in the Valencia Area?
that will be our base.
I was just down that way about a week ago and found some lovely roads. Here is an idea. Take an out and back on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd. off of 2 - you won't be disappointed!

Watch for rock slides on 2/Angeles Crest on the snowy parts - I hit a rather large one that gave me a flat tire about 14 miles out of Wrightwood.

Stop for lunch at The Log Cabin Restaurant in Big Bear Lake. Ask for Kathy and tell her I sent ya... maybe you'll get to meet Santa while you're there!



Here is another option the other direction through Ojai, Tepusquet, Foxen Canyon, etc.

There are a ton of canyon roads around the Malibu area too... I'll see if I can pull together our route that we did... I was following someone else so not 100% sure which ones we did but do remember Tuna Canyon (one-way road) and Latigo Canyon. The Rock Store is in that area as well.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:54 AM   #8
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Okay, here is what I think is the route we did around the Malibu canyon roads. Stop at the Rock Store which is a motorcycle hang out. Jay Leno as well as some of other Hollywood personalities are rumored to frequent the place upon occasion.

Have lunch at Malibu Seafood (park on the ocean side of the street and just walk across to the restaurant)... fantastic fresh seafood!

FYI, the other routes I posted above may be weather dependent as snow may be an issue on some of the higher elevation roads.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:18 PM   #9
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Thank you.!!
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:22 PM   #10
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roads are dangerous, why not rent some dirt bikes out here in dirt bike paradise?
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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Would love dirt bikes...My last dirt bike was KTM 520... What fun.

However- after years of the dirt and trying to take too many trees down in our forest, my knees are shot. Already had one replaced..
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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I rented a multistrada at rentaducati.com, thoroughly enjoyed it
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:45 PM   #13
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Already posted by Tyler, but here is another look.
Get on the roads very, very early and get off those roads very, very early. Tuna Canyon is a one-way(N to S)road and terrific.



Oh yeah, Glendora Mtn Road is fun too!
Which is located out of Glendora, off the 210 fwy.

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Old 10-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #14
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Hey,

I work in Valencia and was out in Ladson about six months ago for work ... was only there about a month or so, visited Charleston on weekends.

Anyway, if you want a local "tour guide", drop me a note ... I work M - F but know I have quite a bit of vacation I'm using between Christmas and New Years.

Carl

PS I'll be on a GS.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:00 AM   #15
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Wow, Thanks Carl.

I'll let you know. My son will be along and we will only have 1-2 days. Just might not be enough time.

Also, at 30, he will be new to street bikes. He raced AMA Enduros for 6 years and is a really good dirt rider[B-A class] which to me = darn good on any bike. but the street is a different animal..

Will keep you in mind.
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