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Events => Rides => "UNOFFICIAL" Rides => Topic started by: Jerome Daoust on 09/11/10 10:31PM

Title: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 09/11/10 10:31PM
WHEN: Sunday Sept 12, at 10:00 am (KSU time, so arrive before)
MEET: Chevron at the corner of Red Hill & MacArthur (see map link below)
ROUTE: See map below
SKILL LEVEL: Noobie, Intermediate, Expert*

123 miles and about 2.5 hour riding (not counting stops).

Map of the route (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Red+Hill+Ave&daddr=N+Azusa+Ave+to:34.221627,-117.7887651+to:Mt+Baldy+Rd+to:S+Main+St&geocode=FbAeAgIdgqv5-A%3BFQyuCAIdit_4-A%3BFTsuCgIdo6_6-Clj65RLeSTDgDFg5JucVMLAeA%3BFaJtCgIdXK_8-A%3BFaI2AgIdYnn5-A&hl=en&mra=mi&mrcr=2&mrsp=4&sz=16&via=2&sll=33.69869,-117.866199&sspn=0.016888,0.027616&ie=UTF8&ll=33.985502,-117.706146&spn=1.077205,1.767426&z=10)   <-- Click me.
Point A: Start and gas station: Chevron at the corner of Red Hill & MacArthur.
Point B: Gas station: Mobil in Azusa. Second meetup location: Be here before 10:35 am and wait for me.
Point C: Lunch break: Mt Baldy Lodge (http://www.mtbaldylodge.com/).
Point D: End at gas station: Mobil at the corner of Main & MacArthur.

************* Skill Levels Defined:
Noobie -You have been riding your motorcycle for at least 3 months (hopefully more) and have confidence that you can ride around streets without any issues eg. stopping at stop lights, not stalling the bike, not falling over etc, making u-turns, etc.
Intermediate - You have been riding for at least 6 months (hopefully more) and feel comfortable enough to handle twisty roads as found in local canyons. You are mature enough to understand going slow is okay and not to try and keep up with riders that are faster than you as it will result in a crash.
Expert - You have been riding for years and hopefully been riding with the members going on the ride long enough to know how they ride.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: shojivic on 09/11/10 10:41PM
Jerome, I'm going to try to meet directly at the Mobil in Azusa...  I'll be on 10R (silver).  I'm trying to get in touch with Grom111 to drag him along...

See you then!
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 09/11/10 10:42PM
This is a last-minute decision fun short ride. Only takes about 30 minutes to get to Azusa from OC.

I will be riding "slower than normal" because my radar detector is being repaired.

Below is a picture taken in April on GRR (Glendora Ridge Road) on the way to Mt Baldy.
I like to see drop-offs on both side of the road.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: erkishhorde on 09/11/10 11:35PM
I might come out since that's practically my back yard. We'll see if I remember tomorrow morning. =p If you see a red monster that only says Ducati on the right then that's me.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: EndlÈÉsss on 09/11/10 11:45PM
if my wife and i can wake up, we'll see u at mobil
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: vetmxer on 09/12/10 04:18AM
I'm prolly getting off work early but ill prolly make this ride. Vic hope to see you there man.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: xDJXKLUSIVEx on 09/12/10 04:52AM
ha ha ha ha! ill be in palomar! have fun tho guys!
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: 1madmnky on 09/12/10 05:26AM
ha ha ha ha! ill be in palomar! have fun tho guys!

You won't be, unless I call you!

Vic, PM sent. You guys have fun!
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: Bugsy_Clarkdale on 09/12/10 09:15AM
Wish I can ride with u guys today but I got some plans. Have a good one.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: sgt_0331 on 09/12/10 09:22AM
have fun guys i would love to go ride gmr though im at work again lol. have fun guys and post pic of you all at the Y :-)
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: DarkeR6 on 09/12/10 09:31AM
anyone near fullerton wanna meet then go to azusa meet point?

Edit: on my way, see you guys there!
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: Nikolai on 09/12/10 07:23PM
u went down in this ride eh! bt it was a fun ride! hope the boss is ok as well since hes da one who fell first im sure pix will be posted by Jerome
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: grôm111 on 09/12/10 07:27PM
u went down in this ride eh! bt it was a fun ride! hope the boss is ok as well since hes da one who fell first im sure pix will be posted by Jerome

Wait...You went down too!?
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: k on 09/12/10 07:28PM
3 people went down (2 on this ride, 1 on another ride).  I think.

- K
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtMaldy.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 09/12/10 09:02PM
Total of 9 riders at the beginning in Azusa. Was on the warm side but not too bad.

I will let the guys tell their own crash stories since I did not see them happen (was in front).

Picture below was taken on GRR (Glendora Ridge Road). From left to right (if I remember the names OK): Mario, David, Nikolai, "I-like-my-slippers" Nick.

On the plus side today: No police, and cyclists did not interfere.
But I did get squeezed by a black Mercedes who wanted to be where I was in the carpool lane.

That's all for now.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: grôm111 on 09/12/10 09:44PM
Here's the pic I was telling you about, Jerome.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/grom111/IMG_7668.jpg)

Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: DarkeR6 on 09/12/10 09:49PM
Here's the pic I was telling you about, Jerome.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/grom111/IMG_7668.jpg)



niiice, i saw this AFTER we stopped for the pic on GRR and i wanted to take a picture of this as well, but, yeah.. haha

great meetings all you guys!

wishes for a speedy recovery to the people that went down..
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: Nikolai on 09/12/10 09:50PM
u went down in this ride eh! bt it was a fun ride! hope the boss is ok as well since hes da one who fell first im sure pix will be posted by Jerome

Wait...You went down too!?

yes sir i did! now my leg is hurting bt i should be fine in the next couple of days i shouldve left wth u guys huh lol
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: DarkeR6 on 09/12/10 09:57PM
u went down in this ride eh! bt it was a fun ride! hope the boss is ok as well since hes da one who fell first im sure pix will be posted by Jerome

Wait...You went down too!?
yes sir i did! now my leg is hurting bt i should be fine in the next couple of days i shouldve left wth u guys huh lol

mt baldy seems like it would be a LOT of fun if it were cleaner.. the no center divider thing didn't bug me as much as i thought it would..
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: jimmco46 on 09/12/10 10:40PM
Nice pics !!!
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: WOT Designs on 09/12/10 10:50PM
Jerome- I was pissed when I found out I got flaked on this morning and THEN logged on and saw this ride!  Really wish I had gone!
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: erkishhorde on 09/13/10 08:02AM
Nice pics !!!

That's probably because you didn't have much oncoming traffic. It's a rarely traveled road which is why it's so dirty but when you do see oncoming vehicles, they're often in the middle of the road.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: Jerome Daoust on 09/13/10 10:29AM
Jerome- I was pissed when I found out I got flaked on this morning and THEN logged on and saw this ride!  Really wish I had gone!
Sorry to hear people flaked-out on your ride. They each owe you a beer.

Posting my ride here was a night-before decision. I was just planning earlier to go ride with my neighbor (Nick who was on this ride) but then decided to open up the ride to all OC Moto the night before and add it to the calendar. I was surprised to see how many showed up at such short notice.

Catch you next time Brian.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: WOT Designs on 09/13/10 12:20PM
Nice pics !!!

That's probably because you didn't have much oncoming traffic. It's a rarely traveled road which is why it's so dirty but when you do see oncoming vehicles, they're often in the middle of the road.

ESPECIALLY THE EFFING PARK RANGERS or whoever drives the effing green trucks that seem to be allergic to driving within 6' of the right white line! I will rarely ever cus someone out cuz I'm a nice guy but I've chased those ****ers down before. I have literally squeezed through the 3' of dirt and sand those asshats leave when they round left corners at 30mph. Last time I did baldy was with Vic and the SAME truck almost hit me on the way up AND the way back down.
Title: Re: Sunday Sept 12: Azusa, 39, E Fork, GMR, GRR, MtBaldy.
Post by: notabiker on 09/13/10 02:48PM
i did Glendora sunday morning . i do not like the Azusa to baldy part. it is about 20 miles to the top if you go threw Glendora.
 great road and i only saw a couple of other bikes. no cars. round trip is about 1 HR.