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Title: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat 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 Caņada 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/
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: OOTV 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.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/24/17 04:48PM
also potentially interested  :44:

except the rear tire on the DL650 is roasted and toasted

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-165525126_zpsuunygklf.jpg)

just ordered a shinko 705 from Chaparral...hopefully I can have it mounted and scrubbed in time
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: 1fastrider 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
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thepretender 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:

(http://dougieville.us/images/coastgroup.jpg)
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Rd Todd 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.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: SUPERCHICKEN on 05/24/17 10:59PM
In
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Snapshot on 05/25/17 05:39AM
I'd go, but I'm on the wrong coast...

Have fun and post a lot of photos!

Ride on,

J~
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat 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.

Steal the 300 from Niki? LOL!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Rd Todd 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!
You boys are a couple leagues above me, Ride hard BE SAFE!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat 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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1525248907497142/
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: OOTV 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://dpw.lacounty.gov/roadclosures/)

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi?roadnumber=2&submit=Search (http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi?roadnumber=2&submit=Search)
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat on 05/26/17 11:23AM
That's what I'd found, as well.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thepretender on 05/26/17 03:43PM
I'm told open but dirty past the tunnel.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/26/17 08:42PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20170526_203304_zpstqubkpgh.jpg)

getting there!!

@Chicken - can you fix this up next Friday after 2:30pm??
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thtanner on 05/26/17 11:57PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Is2BJsx.png)
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: SUPERCHICKEN on 05/27/17 05:52AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/IMG_20170526_203304_zpstqubkpgh.jpg)

getting there!!

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

Yes sir
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Brando 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.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thepretender 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 :)
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Brando 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?
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/27/17 06:47PM
I will likely be the slowest guy out there on an underpowered piggy on dirt tires...so I will see you guys at the next gas/food stops!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/29/17 03:12PM
ahh nevermind...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-1320578523_zps0smjg31i.jpg)

not really feeling $400 in tires/chain/sprockets just to make this Sunday's ride

I'm out
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: OOTV on 05/30/17 08:56AM
ahh nevermind...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-1320578523_zps0smjg31i.jpg)

not really feeling $400 in tires/chain/sprockets just to make this Sunday's ride

I'm out
Seriously! How do have a chain with a missing roller?!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: breakdirt916 on 05/30/17 10:41AM
I generally have things happen toe that don't happen to other people ha ha

When I bring a car to a mechanic after a "slight hesitation", when I see a doctor after an injury, when I talk to a manager about an incident, I often hear the phrase "Wow, I've never seen that happen before."

I am just glad it didn't let go on a ride!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Kota on 05/30/17 12:10PM
Hey breakdirt916, do you jump your bike often? Do you lube your chain "excessively" before you hit the dirt? and maybe adjusting the chain on the "tight" side?

My guess is that you lube your chain excessively before hitting dirt, causing more dirt and grime to be attracted to your chain and sprocket. When you jump your bike and land, the chain is maybe set up too tight for your style causing it to flex  as the sprocket tooth digs into the roller ? maybe?  :26:


Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Rogue on 05/30/17 07:34PM
Yeah Breakdirt.  Quit jumping your DL650.  LOL!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Rd Todd on 05/30/17 08:39PM
Breaks a busy dude but experiences being stranded teach MAINTENANCE is the key!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: slipgatecentral on 06/01/17 04:52PM
I started riding about month later same year, so I might join the celebration. Also on dirt tires!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: The Cycle Guy on 06/01/17 07:14PM
also potentially interested  :44:

except the rear tire on the DL650 is roasted and toasted

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn29/breakdirt916/Snapchat-165525126_zpsuunygklf.jpg)

just ordered a shinko 705 from Chaparral...hopefully I can have it mounted and scrubbed in time
I ran Shinko 705's on the KLR650.  I loved them.  I think you will too.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 06/02/17 06:54AM
I'll be able to make it til lunch and will likely head back home afterwards.  See you Sunday!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat on 06/03/17 06:42PM
Tomorrow morning! Really looking forward to a great ride in the mountains! If you are coming by running late, you can text me at 206.280.5193.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Brando on 06/03/17 07:10PM
South OC guys, what time are you departing? Looks like a long ride out to be there by 7AM.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat on 06/03/17 07:20PM
You don't have to be there by 7, osu is at 8....

Thinking lunch at Charlie Brown's farm in little rock.

http://www.charliebrownfarms.com
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thepretender on 06/03/17 07:30PM
Be there at 7:45 kick stands up at 8:00am. From my house in lake forest it's a 60 mile ride. Sunday at 7am is very light so I leave home by 7am to be there at 8am. Probably leave my place at 6:50 to be sure to have time to gas up take a break and be ready for KSU.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: breakdirt916 on 06/03/17 09:26PM
Have fun and ride safe!

Saw pics from rockrat's recent ACH runs... very jealous
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thtanner on 06/04/17 10:33AM
Ride safely guys! I couldn't muster the energy to be way up there so early. The days are so long now days I find myself starting out later, like 10-12.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: slipgatecentral on 06/04/17 04:28PM
I slept through my alarm :(
Hope the ride was good!
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: r0ckrat on 06/04/17 07:09PM
Good ride, no accidents in the party, full report to follow. Processing video now. Not very good video, but video.
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: thepretender on 06/04/17 07:28PM
Good day nice weather good company, one rider had some mechanical problems and this poor Harley rider had a bad day but nobody complained and we had fun anyway.  :7:

http://www.youtube.com/v/AJOV2EvD--8 
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Brando on 06/05/17 01:07PM
I ended not able to go - sad I missed the group. Too much stuff on the "honey do" list, plus rebuilding some furniture that fell apart from my move.

Poor HD dude. Not to kick him while he's down, but no gear? Looked like a non-DOT bucket and nothing else. And I certainly hope that was engine oil leaking under the bike, human oil :O

Good day nice weather good company, one rider had some mechanical problems and this poor Harley rider had a bad day but nobody complained and we had fun anyway.  :7:

http://www.youtube.com/v/AJOV2EvD--8
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: SUPERCHICKEN on 06/05/17 02:52PM
Half human, half bike, was a mess
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: Rd Todd on 06/05/17 08:41PM
Summer is here out come the knuckleheads its going to get worse lots of noobs  n squids around town on the weekends lately, Minus the occasional "dirt" day rides n vintage motos my bikes are parked its safer in the ocean on a leaky boat. 
Title: Re: r0ckrat's 4th anniversary ride
Post by: VFRCapt.Bob on 06/08/17 03:06AM
Rocket congrats on 4 yrs of safe riding. What a great occassion for a ride.