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Went to Anza-Borrego, Aqua-Caliente, Palomar, Pacific Highway, Highway 94 to Tecate, Cuyamaca, Cleveland National Forest, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Malibu and some in town stuff like La Jolla.

Any other Southern CA rides that I'm missing out on?


I'm planning on another Joshua Tree and Death Valley, but only during the day. Camping at night there looks COLD! I'd really like to do some moderate off road stuff (Rock/Gravel/Dirt) nothing serious, just off the beaten path in addition to getting there.

Thanks, got until April before I go back to Maine and re-join the family, got to ride while the riding is good and no one complains...lol.
 

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Other biker hang outs with nice curvy roads:
Cooks Corner
Hells Kitchen
Toms Farm
The Rock Store

My favorite is Newcombs Ranch (local for me)
All of which will have over a hundred bikes on a good Sunday and plenty of fun roads on the way there.

There are more spots but I can't think of them right now.

Check google maps
Last week I hit Cooks corner, hells kitchen and Tom's farm in one fun day of riding. Good company, good roads, and good eats.
 

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Well, ortega hwy I think via freeway for 2 or 3 exits. Not bad considering I just followed and had no idea where I was. I had to super slab it on my way back form Tom's. I hit home on my GPS.
 

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Well, ortega hwy I think via freeway for 2 or 3 exits. Not bad considering I just followed and had no idea where I was. I had to super slab it on my way back form Tom's. I hit home on my GPS.
Ah over from san juan cap. i like spending Sun afternoons at Tom's
 

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Is the Salton Sea worth doing? I've had a couple of guys at work talk about it, but they don't ride?
the sea itself?? i don't think so. if you're a Hewl Houser type and get excited over abandoned buildings and the smell of rotting fish then go for it. hwy 78 out from sandiego land is okay. at least the first half. but you might as well cut out halfway, up the 79 then 76 and do a loop through palomar. i don't know if there's snow up there or if they plow. road might be closed for winter?? google palomar mountain state park and check conditions.

however, to get to the salton sea you go right through Ocotillo Wells state OHV park on the 79 (anza borrego desert). you could try a little off road exploration. there are gradded trails throughout the park that i wouldn't think would be a problem for the Strom. some sights would be unobtainable though (like the pumpkin patch). and north of the sea is an indian casino that you could throw som money away afterwords??
 

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there are gradded trails throughout the park that i wouldn't think would be a problem for the Strom
Thought about making a trip out there just to explorer for some easy roads some afternoon, but the last time I was out there, seemed like a lot of sand and whoops, but I would agree Strom-able roads are there, just a matter of figuring out which roads they are. Would be nice to know before entering the park so that you don't spend the day entertaining the metal mulisha while they watch you struggle to pick up the beast.

Has anyone tried Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs? I entered the trail but did not go too far back, got kind of creeped out alone out there. I was still on asphault when I turned around. I hear it turns to dirt and goes through a camp ground and ends up in Anza or Cuhilla.

Jim
 

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I went to Anza Borrego, great time, bring water and toilet paper. It was tougher before, because I didn't have any sidecases and just used a gym bag for random stuff.

I'd like to go back too, I went by myself, having a second person is probably good for safety. Let me know if you're up for it sometime.


 
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