Lookin to ride the desert


11 replies to this topic
  • foxomatica

Posted January 15, 2006 - 12:00 AM

#1

Hey everybody.

Up here in Vancouver Canada it is pretty cold so we are thinking about comming south to do some desert riding this February. Any great ideas. We don't want to go too far east.

Thanks, Fox

  • moach1

Posted January 15, 2006 - 12:41 PM

#2

so cal all the dez you want

  • ToooFaarOutt

Posted January 15, 2006 - 04:34 PM

#3

Hey everybody.

Up here in Vancouver Canada it is pretty cold so we are thinking about comming south to do some desert riding this February. Any great ideas. We don't want to go too far east.

Thanks, Fox


Spangler lots of desert. 140 miles out of Los Angeles. I believe it is about 57000 acres of ohv land.

Jawbone canyon about 100 miles out of Los Angeles. same direction as Spangler but closer. Nasty hill climbs and a 30 mile trek to some awesome single track in the Piutes. To do the ride from Jawbone to the Piutes do your single track riding and back to Jawbone you need to have a 100 mile range on a tank of gas.

  • dbailey223

Posted January 15, 2006 - 05:04 PM

#4

I don't know if licensing matters for foreign nationals coming to California, but California is strict on dirtbikes, so I assume they would be on non-California registered bikes????

Nevada is no registering, licensing, etc for off road bikes!

  • ToooFaarOutt

Posted January 15, 2006 - 05:15 PM

#5

I don't know if licensing matters for foreign nationals coming to California, but California is strict on dirtbikes, so I assume they would be on non-California registered bikes????

Nevada is no registering, licensing, etc for off road bikes!


Strict? Come on I have been riding in the desert 2 times a month for the last 3 years I have yet to see a ranger. On top of that riding with red sticker and no stickers. Not a problem.

  • dbailey223

Posted January 15, 2006 - 05:54 PM

#6

"Strict" as in the law, not whether it would be enforced. Whether someone wants to risk violating the law is their perogative. Especially when we are talking about doing it in a different country.

I wouldn't want my bike impounded, etc. And, I'd be the one that would get ticketed--Murphy's law

I've not always been in strict compliance with the law concerning bikes, so don't get me wrong, but when you're talking about coming here from another country, I think you should at least consider the issue.

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  • foxomatica

Posted January 15, 2006 - 09:20 PM

#7

Thanks for all your input guys. Any one know who to talk to about the California green sticker thing?

Fox

  • mjslim

Posted January 15, 2006 - 09:56 PM

#8

If you're a U.S. resident from another state you need a non-resident ohv permit if you ride in California, but not sure what the requirement is when visiting from another country. My guess is they might pinch you for a few more $$ since you're dealing with the goverment bureaucracy of Californiastan who loves to levy taxes on everyone they can. Check out this link for starters http://ohv.parks.ca.gov
You might also do a search on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) the Federal agency that oversees most riding areas in the western US.

  • foxomatica

Posted January 16, 2006 - 08:03 AM

#9

Thanks mjslim, I will check it out!!

Fox

  • Koko Azuela

Posted January 16, 2006 - 12:43 PM

#10

If all that is too much hassle, come to Baja to ride whenever, wherever you want :applause:

  • RichBaker

Posted January 17, 2006 - 03:22 PM

#11

Southern Arizona....no stickers to worry about, better air (cleaner) than So Cal, and lots fewer BS rules to worry about! Also fewer jackholes around....
Check out www.ridingarizona.com for details.

  • griffithds

Posted January 17, 2006 - 04:35 PM

#12

Why go all the way down to southern California? There are great dunes in the south east side of Idaho. They are the St. Anthony's sand dunes are are quite similiar the Glamis dunes in southern California. Choke Cherry is the killer dune to climb their. Much steeper than Oldsmobile at Glamis. :thumbsup: :bonk: :thumbsup:




 
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