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  1. Calidogs

    La Pine/ Bend Riding & Camping?

    Nice. Thanks a lot, that's what I was looking for, some personal insight. Glad to hear the Oregon OHV website provides some pretty acurate information, I was hoping their descriptions and directions of that area east of La Pine via Finley Butte Road was correct and based upon what you said, it sounds like it is and sounds like where I want to go. Thanks again.
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    La Pine/ Bend Riding & Camping?

    So you talking east of La Pine via Finley Butte Rd (also shown as Road 22)also? I know out east past Bend on Hwy 20 there is ohv areas, but I ask about the La Pine area because coming from the Southwest, obviously it's closer for me to just head east out of La Pine instead of heading all the way up to Bend and then head east. Thanks for the reply btw.
  3. Looking to plan and eventually head up to the area for some high dez riding and camping and would like to get some local advice about where to camp. I'll be coming from the Grants Pass area so I'm thinking out Hwy 22(?) east of La Pine? It will be my 6 year old son and wife. I'll hit the trails solo and we'll mostly romp around in the rhino and the boy's PW 50. Looking to get an idea of any good "off road" camping areas (truck and toyhauler set-up) to stay. I like dry camping for the privacy and ability to bring my dogs, but I've never been up in that area to ride so I don't have a clue where to head to. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm guessing it's probably warm up there right now and a "bit" dusty? Better to wait until.........???? Thanks.
  4. Calidogs

    Cal City Veterans Day weekend

    Oh yeah. Coming down for the ride. Can't wait to hit the dez and ride my home turf once again. Hope we get some moisture out there soon.
  5. Calidogs

    Christmas Valley

    Thanks for all the info. I'm actually going to be going to X-mas Valley next weekend (Oct. 14-16) and would love to maybe hook-up with some peeps for some rides since I will be with my family who does not ride bikes. Anyway, if you're going to be out there, give a shout.
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    Christmas Valley

    Nice info there. How are the dunes in terms of their "softness?" I'm thinking I could get by with a normal tire so I can run either the desert or the dunes. But having never been there before, I don't know. It sounds like there is the option of riding both so I'm thinking I wouldn't want to limit myself to just the dunes........... right?
  7. Calidogs

    Christmas Valley

    OK JIM and DRZ, 1st, thanks for the info. I come from the So. Cal area and desert is or was my main riding terrain. I also was big on hitting Glamis at least once a year too. One question I have, based upon your experiences out there, would (or do you) you recommend running a paddle tire or just a regular tire to be able to ride everywhere? Also, in terms of the dunes, is it a big area of dunes, or just a small percentage of the area? Are the dunes small, medium, or large size wise (I've been to the Oregon coast dunes and my personal opinion is they are small, pretty, but small). Also I'm still concerned about the access to the riding area, is it RV friendly to get in and out, or does it beat the crap out of you? Will an RV get stuck out there easily or do you have to an idiot to get it stuck? Rain....... if it rains will you be doomed trying to get in and out? Sorry for so many questions, but I haven't been able to get much info on the place from people who ACTUALLY go there. I'm in Grants Pass so I would love to meet up with people that ride from this area. Thanks for any additional info.
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    Christmas Valley

    Yeah, lets hear some feedback about X-mas Valley. I want to go there also. I've heard it's pretty cool, but I've never been there myself. I've driven by the actual Christmas Valley city (area of residents) and it looks like it's a pretty wide open area. It looks like you can ride the dunes or desert. I would really like to hear from people about the actual riding area, like is it RV friendly in terms of camping out there, etc.
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    Oregon

    Hey Clutch. Haven't rode devils slide since it was cool and wet out. I actually haven't rode in a few months plus. I don't race, although I do like to hit up a track every now and then. I ride for fun now. I'm used to the desert so I'm looking for some open riding areas for a change. How is White City? I have buddies at work that ride John's peak and I'm going to be going there soon. I'm just trying to find some spots to check out that is not hill climb after hill climb. I don't mind a hill climb every once in a while, but coming from the desert, hill climb after hill climb starts to take its toll on me, not to mention my bike. Besides, I don't know a lot of guys that ride around here so I would like to find some flater riding areas so in case I eat it good, eventually someone will see me.
  10. Calidogs

    Oregon

    Grants Pass here. Hoping for some ideas of where to ride locally. Rode Quartz Creek and Devil's Slide so far. Would like to find some more local spots.
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    where to ride? close to simi valley

    Sorry to say, but there are not a whole lot of legal riding options in Simi anymore. Even the illegal spots from the 80's and 90's are gone with homes over them. I've lived in Simi my whole life until recently and basically your only legal options are, Gorman (if you like head-ons with newbies), and the desert. The closest track is Piru. Simi is a dirt bike teaser, you live in a valley surrounded by hills yet you can't (legally) ride in them. I was doing the desert/ cal city drive almost every other weekend in the winter for the past five years. Having buddies that ride helps to cut down the miles on your own vehicle, but you are basically looking at some drive time to ride. If you do try to shoot up into the hills watch out for the cops on bikes, especially on the weekends. You may be able to ditch them, but they have been doing it for a while and you eventually need to get back to you vehicle and load up and that's where they get you. Hit up The Racer's Edge and find some guys to ride with, at least you will have some local knowledge with you if you go for the local hills. It's a pity really, the Simi hills used to have some fun terrain to ride in back in the day. Good luck and watch for cops!
  12. Bingo!!! Enduro Engineering looks like it will work. I like the Scott's idea too, but for $35 I'll start with the Enduro one first. $170 for a gps mount right now sounds a little too high. Thanks for all the info guys.
  13. Hmmm, that's getting close. I think those are pretty much like the RAM mounts from cyclegadget.com. I was hoping for some type of solid mounting bar over the gps unit type thing. I'm not sure if one exists, or even if I know what I'm talking about. I'm anal about things like this and want to be able to place it right in the center of my bars for visibility and for protection during a crash. I just can't seem to find anything that will compensate for the scotts gps without using some type of extended arm type thing. Thanks for the link though, It gives me ideas.
  14. Posted in the CRF450 section and now here. Anyone know of any products that let you mount a garmin gps over a steering dampner, besides the garmin bar clamp and a RAM mount? I'm trying to get a mounting kit that will put it in the center over the dampner but no luck. I have not been able to find anything that will center it and also that doesn't look cheesy and fragile. Scotts does have a kit that puts the dampner under the bars, but it raises up the bars and is a little pricey at $499.00 (I'm hoping at that price they include the dampner too but I can't tell). But either way, scott's mounting brackets are at least $100+. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  15. Anyone know of any products that let you mount a garmin gps over a steering dampner, besides the garmin bar clamp and a RAM mount? I'm trying to get a mounting kit that will put it in the center over the dampner but no luck. I have not been able to find anything that will center it and also that doesn't look cheesy and fragile. Scotts does have a kit that puts the dampner under the bars, but it raises up the bars and is a little pricey at $499.00 (I'm hoping at that price they include the dampner too but I can't tell). But either way, scott's mounting brackets are at least $100+. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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