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sounds good. i live in orange county. only problem my bike is at fineline motorsports having the suspension reworked. i have a drzs. i traded my husaberg in for something with an electric starter. i did not know the suspension was so bad on the s model. i ordered heavier springs for the front. everytime i try to ride the drz on hardcore dirt trails i crash. i do know how to ride and have lots of experience. the suspension is so bad. we just straighten the rear sub frame. i left the helmet lock on cause i did not have the security wrench to remove it. i finally cut it off along with the bracket. i am convinced that is what bent the subframe cause it sticks out on the left side. i ride up in lake arrowhead alot on the single tracks. we just finished a snow ride. i went a little to fast on the highway and hit some ice.bent subframe, bent left radiator. raditor does not leak. antway should be good to go soon.

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I'm in... Let's hit Baja for a day. I know a great loop. Just got back an hour ago from a day trip. Conditions were excelent the bike was perfect and company was the best.

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Sounds Great! I'm in if we ride on a weekend!

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Count me in. Going to Octotillo Wells this weekend with about 30 others to kick off the new year. We will be on County Line Road. Come on by.

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I live in Alta Loma Ca, close to the entrance of Cucamonga Canyon there is a short ride to the falls and then also a great 26 mile ride to Lytle Creek. I have been looking for someone ride with (at my wife's urging to stop riding by myself for safety reasons). I usually ride on Sunday or Monday.

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Originally posted by SoCa DRZ-S:

I live & ride in Rancho Cucamonga. I ridden these hills a time or two also.

If you'd like to ride around here, let me know.

Mike

I am surprised there is any open land left to ride in. I'd love to come up there and be shown around. I grew up in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. I rode Seabreeze, Saddleback, Escape Country and the open hill areas. I miss Saddleback the most. That place had it all!

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MJlang

How are you crossing the border? On your bike or do you haul it down? I would be very interested in a day ride in Baja. Ultimately I plan on going on one of the tour companies multi-day Baja rides.

Originally posted by mjlang:

I'm in... Let's hit Baja for a day. I know a great loop.

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Originally posted by mjlang:

I'm in... Let's hit Baja for a day. I know a great loop. Just got back an hour ago from a day trip. Conditions were excelent the bike was perfect and company was the best.

It's lookin like Baja is the choice. Just set a date and give me a few weeks heads up. I told myself no more Mexico but what the heck, let's do it!

By the way I ride an E, not street registered. Is this a dula sport ride or off road only? Do they even care in Mexico?

:)

[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: SANDRZ ]

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OK... How is mid to late January looking? The only day I can't go is the 19th. The day loop we can take leaves from Tecate. The route is about 140 miles total with a fuel stop in the middle. (PMex gas is OK. I've run gallons of it through my bike without any trouble.) If you have a stock tank, you'll hit reserve just before the fuel stop. The riding is mostly two track at your own speed. Follow the #1 rule of riding Mexico, ride within your ability and be careful.

The weather will most likely be on the cool side. Yesterday, we had a snowball fight in the mountains near Laguna Hanson. Yes, it snows in Mexico.

I'll set up a meeting place on this side of the border. If someone needs to come down the night before, we'll work something out.

Two weeks ago a group of us rode from Tecate to San Quintin to Mike's Sky Ranch and back. According to my GPS, it was 504 miles. It was a true adventure.

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BTW, SanDRZ I have an E with a plate but don't worry about it. I have buddies riding YZ 400s without lights or anything. We will have to haul the bikes across. Don't forget your registration. Sometimes they check at the border.

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Originally posted by mjlang:

I'm in... Let's hit Baja for a day. I know a great loop. Just got back an hour ago from a day trip. Conditions were excelent the bike was perfect and company was the best.

I bet it is fun down there. I sure would hate to get hurt in Baja. I usually ride plaster City. Tomorrow morning I will be at The MX track at Pala Indian reservation.

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I can haul my bike across in my truck. Tecate works for me. I am glad we won't step foot in TJ. Jan 26th would work for me. I assume we would cancel for rain?

This is going to be a kick :)

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Man, you guys are killing me! I would love to come down there and ride Baja with you. If I can work it out, will you let a NorCal rider tag along? Thanks, P

[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: PMAUST ]

[ December 29, 2001: Message edited by: PMAUST ]

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Come on down Bro!

I have a confession guys. I am really friggin slow. I just got back on the dirt after a 25 year layoff. I rode a nice forest trail in Pine Valley today. Most of the time I was in 2nd or 3rd. I got it in 4th a few times. If you think I will hold you guys up in Baja, go without me. I am seriously slow. Today and old lady with a cane passed me!

:)

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I took my friend down two days ago and he had ridden his DRZ 6 times and this is his first bike. The only way you get better is lots of miles. Besides, my old granny was pretty quick with her walker.

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Looks like the 26th is the favored day. Let's mark it down on our calendars. There is an outside change I might end up in the UK at the end of the month for work, but I'll work around this date.

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