May31-last day to ride So-cal deserts!
Posted May 23, 2002 - 07:04 AM
superstition mountain,etc. Get your last ride of the season in! Kennedy Meadows is open year round.
I'm heading out to Cal-City this weekend if anybody is interested in going.
Posted May 23, 2002 - 07:39 AM
Besides, after May 31 the desert is too stinking hot for riding
Posted May 23, 2002 - 07:49 AM
Posted May 23, 2002 - 09:57 PM
Hey, if illegal aliens can do it with drivers licenses, without getting prosecuted I might add, then why not?
Posted May 23, 2002 - 09:58 PM
By the way, several thousand acres of riding in the Cal City area (West Rand Mountains) was recently closed, so theirs alot less whoops to ride out that way thanks to the granola heads.
Here's a tip, there are alot more good places to ride in the Mojave that the places where most folks congregate.(read no whooped out junk).
Posted May 23, 2002 - 10:24 AM
Despite the total lack of any shred of evidence that we have anything to do with the alleged reduction in Desert Tortoise population, they put up a fence that increases the average mileage from point to point, and they try to tell us that it reduces the traffic. Then they start closing selected trails within the fenced area, and tell us it won't impact the "open" trails. The "open" trails get massively whooped out, riders protest by riding closed ones, then they tell us they are closing the whole area because a few riders "violate" the closed signs and the overuse of open trails is too "intensive" for the endangered species that live there.
Is it me, or is there a pattern here?
I have ridden the area for 30 years. I have seen one tortoise killed by a motorcycle, but many saved from injury or death by motorcyclists. I have seen perhaps two dozen tortoises, 50 coyotes, hundreds of lizards and jackrabbits, and thousands of crows (natural enemy of the tortoise). The population never seems to change over that time, except for the crows. I am not aware of what evidence they are using to claim a reduction in tortoise population, but if it is true, I wouldn't doubt the exploding population of crows has something to do with it.
Support your favorite recreational rights group, because the greens are not about to stop here!
Posted May 23, 2002 - 10:52 AM
garbage dumps,the crows now have nothing to rumage trough! Can you say TURTLE SOUP! If you notice on most of the barbwire fences heading towards the drylake, ther are nails-spikes sticking up from the posts!That's so the crows can't sit there and stalk there next victim.Also i have seen a picture
of a crows nest-guess what was inside?You got it-a
sh** load of baby tortise shells. It's never been the riders! I'll be by the correction facility this weekend if anybody is heading out.
Posted May 23, 2002 - 03:07 PM
Posted May 24, 2002 - 03:43 AM
They legaly cannot keep you from riding with your red, There is no law on the books!.. But you would have to show in court (if they do manage to ticket you) Just mention to the judge that you could not find the vehicle code to cover it, would he be kind enough to tell you what violation it's under.. Viola! Out the door you go.. Now, get caught without your sparky! That is hammer time on you. $500.00....Ouch!
Posted May 24, 2002 - 07:14 AM
I not sure if the "Tortise Reserve" is still there, but there use to be this Greenie living there,we even got to know the guy ! once he listened to our story as to why we ride dirt bikes, camp with our families, etc. he then saw a different side of what he thought was "Hells Angels" tearing up the desert.
Even told us that many of us off-roaders knew more about the turtles and the desert then most of his enviro buddies.
Like Dan said, years of riding there and we can not claim any turtle killings, heck I can think of two endo's caused avoiding the turtles
Good luck guys !!! As to close down the places were I taught my two boys to ride would truly be a shame. Maybe instead of spending our weekends there, I should have let my kids hang-out in the city with the really cool dudes