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Title: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Mud on 10/22/13 08:25PM
Some friends and I are doing a guys camping/riding Friday Nov 1- sat nov 2. Probably getting there afternoon on friday and camping out. Riding saturday until we get tired and leave.

Camping in Hungry valley, its a OHV, so you dont need a plate, but you do need a spark arrester. Someone in my group is bringing out a quad, so quads are welcome. More details will be available if anyone is interested.

Some pics from previous outings at Hungry Valley

(http://adamjohnson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dual-Sport-Rides/Happy-Valley-2-Feb-13/i-LhqRt6H/0/XL/IMG_0981-L.jpg)

(http://adamjohnson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dual-Sport-Rides/Hungry-Valley-4202013/i-hWrfVLp/0/L/IMG_0174-L.jpg)

(http://adamjohnson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dual-Sport-Rides/Happy-Valley-2-Feb-13/i-p7qNcTh/0/L/563096_10151695293383625_222552936_n-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Klaus on 10/23/13 04:16AM
What city's the truck coming from?  Room on it for the DR?  The freeway is BRUTAL on the little 350 single.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: breakdirt916 on 10/23/13 05:42AM
working friday, then having guest over Saturday/Sunday or else I'd make it!

fun place!

haven't been there since July...only twice this year...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%207-30-13/vlcsnap-2013-07-30-16h33m57s198.png)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%207-30-13/IMG_0879.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/patelbv/35-OC%20moto/Hungry%20Valley%207-30-13/vlcsnap-2013-07-30-16h46m37s105.png)
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: FZ1_Chris on 10/23/13 08:03AM
Mud, this sounds like fun.  Are you guys riding in?

I have a questions about on/off road tires:  Are you running something like this?  If so, how are they on/off road?

http://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/trailwing/index.html
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Dan on 10/23/13 11:34AM
hmmm, is there a lot of enforcement out there for the spark arrestors?
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: 77 RD 400 on 10/23/13 12:27PM
Great place to ride, a lot of fun out there.  As for spark arrestors and the rangers, the last time I went up, the lady at the gate asked if we had spark arrestors but never checked to see if we actually did.  Past the gate, we only saw one ranger go by, and that was about half way through the day. 

Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: mbstr on 10/23/13 01:19PM
They check th Mx bikes pretty close  I wouldn't risk it, I don't have a sticker or arrester so I'm stuck in the desert!  :6:
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Mud on 10/23/13 02:42PM
Mud, this sounds like fun.  Are you guys riding in?

I have a questions about on/off road tires:  Are you running something like this?  If so, how are they on/off road?

http://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/trailwing/index.html
I am using the rear tire and it works ok. Decent compromise. I put on a more agressive front tire for dirt. A MT-21

We are trucking it out there. No need to waste knobbies on the freeway.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: 77 RD 400 on 10/23/13 03:18PM
They check th Mx bikes pretty close  I wouldn't risk it, I don't have a sticker or arrester so I'm stuck in the desert!  :6:


Really?  I must have had a lazy ranger then.   I wouldn't risk it either, I have a spark arrestor in mine so I never worry, just found it nice that the ranger at the gate didn't even bother to question us.  Maybe it had to do with us going on a week day instead of a weekend.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: mbstr on 10/23/13 03:44PM
They check th Mx bikes pretty close  I wouldn't risk it, I don't have a sticker or arrester so I'm stuck in the desert!  :6:


Really?  I must have had a lazy ranger then.   I wouldn't risk it either, I have a spark arrestor in mine so I never worry, just found it nice that the ranger at the gate didn't even bother to question us.  Maybe it had to do with us going on a week day instead of a weekend.
Depends on what your riding, They know what to look for If your on a plated bike they just keep going but old or race looking Mx bikes will get rolled on My buddie even got a ticket for speeding on the road that goes back to Alamo mountain!
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: 77 RD 400 on 10/23/13 05:18PM
'97 CR250R with FMF full system and replaced plastics from when it was supercrossed.   Like I said, I must have been lucky.  I'm green stickered anyways so it's not like they can tell me to go away.   This Friday I'll be heading to silverwood which is a load of fun as well.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: mbstr on 10/23/13 05:26PM
'97 CR250R with FMF full system and replaced plastics from when it was supercrossed.   Like I said, I must have been lucky.  I'm green stickered anyways so it's not like they can tell me to go away.   This Friday I'll be heading to silverwood which is a load of fun as well.
Want some company on Friday? :31: :31: :31:
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Mud on 10/23/13 05:38PM
ohhh friday?
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: mbstr on 10/23/13 05:50PM
Sorry to thread jack but Im wide open Friday!!!!
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: 77 RD 400 on 10/23/13 10:35PM
'97 CR250R with FMF full system and replaced plastics from when it was supercrossed.   Like I said, I must have been lucky.  I'm green stickered anyways so it's not like they can tell me to go away.   This Friday I'll be heading to silverwood which is a load of fun as well.
Want some company on Friday? :31: :31: :31:

Sure, we don't mind other riders.   We will be leaving the O.C area around 8, should put us up there and riding around 9:30, assuming light traffic.  We typically ride the ridge line up over to deep creak (or devils hole, not sure which it is called) and a couple of black diamond trails around the area. (just for the record, that's this Friday, two days from now.)
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: mbstr on 10/23/13 10:51PM
'97 CR250R with FMF full system and replaced plastics from when it was supercrossed.   Like I said, I must have been lucky.  I'm green stickered anyways so it's not like they can tell me to go away.   This Friday I'll be heading to silverwood which is a load of fun as well.
Want some company on Friday? :31: :31: :31:

Sure, we don't mind other riders.   We will be leaving the O.C area around 8, should put us up there and riding around 9:30, assuming light traffic.  We typically ride the ridge line up over to deep creak (or devils hole, not sure which it is called) and a couple of black diamond trails around the area. (just for the record, that's this Friday, two days from now.)
Working Graveyard in Apple Valley that night and will be done and ready to ride by 9:30 ... IN! :29:
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Mud on 10/27/13 12:39PM
Ok so my friend and I are leaving sometimes friday. Depends what we do thursday night (haloween). Get out there early afternoon hopefully. I have another friend getting off work and coming out with his quad. Later friday.

We are going to camp/fire/drink friday night and go riding sat morning.

We are going to camp at lower scrub oaks campground.
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/pages/1170/files/hungryvalleytrailmap.pdf
That is a map but they give you one when you enter the park. I think its 10 bucks a night per vehicle to camp.

Bring water/food/beer.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: breakdirt916 on 11/02/13 11:57PM
how'd it go??
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Comp720 on 11/03/13 09:40AM
Chris in regards to tires get Trials tires they hook up great on everything but deep loose sand.  I've taken them in the canyons on the street and lots of off road.  really good for hard fire roads with thin layer of loose dirt on top.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Mud on 11/03/13 10:40AM
Had a blast, camping was fun and we got 2 good days of riding in.
Title: Re: Dirt Ride at Gorman/Hungry Valley
Post by: Dan on 11/04/13 09:01AM
when is the next one? :)