Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:00 AM
I got tired of seeing my name in the title --
if anyone wants to come this Saturday the 30th (early departure) I'll be hitting some trails behind Big Bear and back to Hollywood by 4/4:30-ish. Then off to BJ's suare' in Malibu. Let me know.
With any luck (and more work) this will be BJ in about 6 months:
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 11:04 PM
we really need to get a group of ops with dirt bikes and jeeps/trucks together for some fun in Hungry Valley. It's only 60 miles north of Los Angeles. We could set up a "camp" (ie: ice chests full of food and tasty beverage) to use as a base one could return to periodically for R and R. We could sing songs by the fire, tell ghost stories, etc... Unfortunately there's no runway for the aviators and Eric might get high centered in his Audi. I met John Hankammer and Greg Bubb there last year with their bikes. It was alot of fun, and we didn't even talk shop once!
John tells me that Anthony has a pretty serious bike -- maybe Dakar next year?!
here's a picture John took yesterday
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Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:56 PM
I'm there! If anyone want's to ride up I have room for four more people, plus lots of room for stuff. Do you need a green sticker for a bike? I could bring up my bike too. I'll call you back this week Ron.
Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:49 AM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:05 AM
if I don't break my truck Saturday, maybe Sunday we could cruise up for an hour or so of fun? Anthony? John? Greg? Colin?
Ron, I wish I could join you! It sounds like it will be a lot of fun. I will DEFINITELY be in for a future outing. At the moment I am in the London Heathrow Airport heading to Copenhagen for a few days. I won't be back until Monday.
Ah well, have fun and take pics.
As for my bike... it's capable of going places that scare me.
BTW, has anyone seen "Dust To Glory," a documentary film about the Baja 1000 race? An A.C. friend of mine, Jaime Felz worked on it, and she appears in the credit sequence footage. It was a pretty cool movie if you're into off road bikes or trucks.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:26 AM
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:41 AM
Seriously, if someone had pointed out the trails we went up and down and told me that they we traversable by 3 ton wheeled vehicles, after the laughter stopped my first question would be "Are you high?". Or that people would actually put $100,000 vehicles through this kind of abuse. One guy literally snapped an entire wheel clean off! A few hours and some spare parts later he drove out.
Insane? Without a doubt. Fun? Absolutely!
Jim "girly-man by comparison" Bartell
Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:07 PM
Are those trails bike friendly aswell??? However, I am not sure how I would feel riding on two wheels with a handful of 3 ton Hummers on my ass ..lol
I am really considering a trip down there now...hmmmm
Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:55 AM
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:07 AM
I got your call, thanks for the invite. As you surmised, I was out of town at the time. I'm back now, and aside from house hunting, I have some time before the next project starts. Let's het the trails some time!
Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:03 AM
There must be at least a few of the 1000 or so LA based steadi-ops that have dirt bikes or jeeps/suv's that might like to venture outside of a soundstage? Maybe BJ will actually bring his V-Cross and get it dirty! (No weapons allowed).