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r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« on: 05/24/17 03:18PM »
June 4th this year marks the 4th anniversary of being a rider for me, so I'm going for a long ride. You are more than welcome to join me, and celebrate!

On June 4th, 2013, I bought my SV650 - and never looked back. It was my first street bike after a long life of wishing, and it's been great so far. This year, the 4th falls on a Sunday, so I'm going to take advantage and go riding. My planned route is Hwy 2 (ACH) from Flintridge to Big Pines, head west towards Littlerock, and come back over Angeles Forest Road and Big Tujunga Canyon Road, coming out in Sunland-Tujunga.

Meetup will be the Shell Station at the entrance to ACH, 7:45am (Yes, I know it's early.)
4530 Angeles Crest Hwy, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

KSU 8am

All rider levels welcome. Fast guys are welcome to run ahead, I'll be running a moderate pace. Slower riders are welcome, if turnout is low, my pace will be reduced to something anyone can keep up with safely, but be sure to ride your own pace.
Wear full gear.

Possible detours if people are interested:
* The view at the Mt Wilson Observatory is wonderful, and it's a nice ride to get to, adds about 45 minutes.
* Break at Newcombs, of course.
* Lunch on the backside of the Angeles Crest perhaps in Littlerock.

Rough route posted, subject to change. Only 116 miles, but most of it curvy.

Care to come out and play?

https://www.facebook.com/events/1525248907497142/
« Last Edit: 05/26/17 09:34AM by r0ckrat »

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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #1 on: 05/24/17 04:37PM »
That's a pretty nice route. Not sure I can make that date but will put in on the list just in case.
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #2 on: 05/24/17 04:48PM »
also potentially interested  :44:

except the rear tire on the DL650 is roasted and toasted



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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #3 on: 05/24/17 07:46PM »
I'm a maybe. i too need to replace my rear tire.  have one just need to find the time to take it somewhere
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #4 on: 05/24/17 08:59PM »
Come on guys if you can't get a tire mounted in 10 days turn your keys in and give up motorcycles you are not worthy. Let chicken know when your coming and get em mounted while you wait I'm sure he'll work with ya.

I got fresh tires already count me in Steven.  :31:

« Last Edit: 05/24/17 10:37PM by thepretender »
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #5 on: 05/24/17 10:22PM »
I don't have proper scooter for such a ride but I'm with you in spirit your a GOOD DUDE Steven congrats on making it riding 4 years in the urban jungle and scoring the new job.
« Last Edit: 05/24/17 10:42PM by Rd Todd »
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« Reply #6 on: 05/24/17 10:59PM »
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #7 on: 05/25/17 05:39AM »
I'd go, but I'm on the wrong coast...

Have fun and post a lot of photos!

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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #8 on: 05/25/17 12:03PM »
I don't have proper scooter for such a ride but I'm with you in spirit your a GOOD DUDE Steven congrats on making it riding 4 years in the urban jungle and scoring the new job.

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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #9 on: 05/25/17 09:54PM »
I don't have proper scooter for such a ride but I'm with you in spirit your a GOOD DUDE Steven congrats on making it riding 4 years in the urban jungle and scoring the new job.

Steal the 300 from Niki? LOL!
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #10 on: 05/26/17 09:34AM »
So, I've heard rumors that ACH is closed just past the tunnel - does anyone know if this is true?

Oh - and here's the Facebook event for the ride:
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #11 on: 05/26/17 09:48AM »
So, I've heard rumors that ACH is closed just past the tunnel - does anyone know if this is true?

Oh - and here's the Facebook event for the ride:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1525248907497142/
According to the LADWP website, it does not show a closure, nor does the Caltrans website. Could change between now and then though.

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi?roadnumber=2&submit=Search
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #12 on: 05/26/17 11:23AM »
That's what I'd found, as well.

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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #13 on: 05/26/17 03:43PM »
I'm told open but dirty past the tunnel.
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #14 on: 05/26/17 08:42PM »


getting there!!

@Chicken - can you fix this up next Friday after 2:30pm??
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« Reply #16 on: 05/27/17 05:52AM »


getting there!!

@Chicken - can you fix this up next Friday after 2:30pm??

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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #17 on: 05/27/17 10:15AM »
I'm just a newbie to OC Moto but hoping to make it. Will there be refuel stops along the route?

Also, great choice for a fun run. I've done this drive a few times - as well as Tajunga Canyon - with the POC/PCA. It's very scenic and varying levels of complexity. If I can attend I'll wear my helmet cam and try to get some video of the run.

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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #18 on: 05/27/17 11:21AM »
Yes, It's recommended you fuel at the meet point then  Wrightwood or wherever we stop to eat will have gas stations available. Point to your tank and we will all pull in for your fuel needs :)
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Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
« Reply #19 on: 05/27/17 04:22PM »
60% confirmed right now. I may have a friend coming up from Carlsbad. Anyone else in South OC (Laguna, Aliso, MV, Lake Forest) interested in caravaning?

 

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