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I'm going to be in the Pasadena area for IT training and then in Woodland Hills from 3/22 - 4/1 Are there any hare scrambles or races I can go watch since I cant ride while I'm out there? I would love to see some riding places in CA since all we have here is flat cow pastures!

Anything else cool going on I can checkout?

Another thought, are there any MX stores in the area I can check out? I'm looking to buy a pair of sidi boots and would like to try them on first before paying that much cash. Nobody in my area carries them.

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Not sure about motorcycle races, but up the 101 freeway from Woodland Hills is the city of Ventura, with Seaside Park right on the beach running sprint car races - http://www.venturaraceway.com/schedule.htm . Definately worth going to.

As for local mx stores, there is Afterburner MX http://www.afterburnermx.com/- and GMO http://www.gmo1.com/

Both stores on Canoga just north of Woodland Hills. Hope this helps.

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Very nice! thanks. I may check out the sprint care race. I have bought from gmo1 a few times and had very bad service from them when doing online transaction. Is there store as huge as there website makes them look? if so I can go there and waste an hour or two easy.

I really appreciate the reply.

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GMO's store isn't very big, not as big as the website makes it look. Best local dirt bike store is TRE - http://www.tremx.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y located in Simi Valley. Not very big, but friendly, knowledgeable bunch of guys.

There is also a Cycle Gear in Canoga Park - http://www.cyclegear.com/ basically road bike stuff, but they have some off road gear as well.

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Who says you can't ride.

If you want to try the desert there is a place at Jawbone that rents bikes. I think the best they have is a XR400 and it isn't cheap, but I would say that it would be worth it. http://www.fun-time-rentals.com/

Someone here might invite you along for a trip. Can't be me though because I don't have a spare bike.

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Thanks guys, I would LOVE to ride in CA, but I'm going to pass on spending the money on a rental this time around. If anybody has a race coming up, I am volunteering to be your pit biatch. Or just get a beer or two my treat? Always cool to meet riders and hear all about an area that isn't Florida. I will be flying in on 3/22 and wont be in until late. I'm open every evening after 5, Saturday afternoon on and all day Sunday.

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It's a bit of a drive, but consider going to Chaparral. They have a gigantic show room that is half bikes and half gear. It's a great place to try on boots as they have a rows of them. They may have more floor space for boots than the your local shop has for everything.

http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chaparral/assets/html/contact.asp

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It's a bit of a drive, but consider going to Chaparral. They have a gigantic show room that is half bikes and half gear. It's a great place to try on boots as they have a rows of them.

http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chaparral/assets/html/contact.asp

Very cool, I google mapped it out and have it with my itinerary. Thanks!

I might drive over to Malcom Smith's place http://www.malcolmsmith.com/ as well to show a little support for the lead ban protest for the kids OHV sales.

http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/industry-news/2009/03/16/malcolm-smith-leads-bike-ban-protest

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