Saturday's a bust for me. Gotta do some work to the Explorer to get it back in towing condition so that I can get my bike to whereever I end up on Sunday. I also need to yank the swingarm off my bike to grease all the linkage and put on my new TM Designworks chain slider so the grooves in my swingarm don't get any deeper. Barona Oaks and Amago are tracks. Last time I tried going to Barona they wouldn't let me ride cause of my 4 stroke. I guess they have or had rules against noise emmision and my stock YZ400 exhaust is too loud for them. How is Amago, I've never been there but have heard it's usually not too crowded? My parents said I could skip out on breakfast Sunday morning but gave me a little grief about it so I'm thinking it'll be better to meet them and postppone my riding till afterwards. Gotta keep up the family relations. Sorry Fred if this means it's too late for you.
I've heard there is tons of riding area in Temecula and Elsinore other then the track but don't know where. If you could maybe enlighten us as to some more spots that aren't to looked down upon by the law that would be cool.
OK, here's the secret poop! The area by Vail Lake is great, never seen a bust there. It's about 20 or so minutes East of Temecula on 79. You'll find a nice area to park of the right side of the road, just look for the open area, you'll see it. The other place in Elsinore is cool, you can ride all the way to Canyon Lakes. Get off at Central from the 15 and look to the right after about a mile or so. Work your way back to there and you'll find a river bed. That whole area is great, a little rocky at times. Never had a bust there. Stay South of Central and East of the 15 and you are good to go. Follow the trails East and you'll find Canyon Lakes. !!!!
Good luck. When you're ready for another area in Phelon, let me know. It's just off the 395 and the I-15 past the Cajon Pass. If you like exploring, the elsinore ride is better. You can go on forever as long as you head East and stay south of 79. You'll see. We'll hook up sometime and get a group together and shoot out to Phelon!
Oh yeah, I forgot. It's not the best area for 2 strokers but I'm going on Monday morning to the Ortega Highway. At the top of the crest near the Orange county line, there is a road called Kilsner Trail. If you take that until it ends, it dumps you into a camping and OHV park riding area. Lots of great stuff to ride on and around. They even have a junior track tolet the little scramblers ride on. I'll be there with my little girl on her new xr100 around 8ish or so. Anyone is welcome if you can blow off work for that morning. I'm also going to Elsinore track on Tuesday morning. Look for the white 66 el camino and stop by and say hey!
I'm not too familiar with the Phelon area. I'm hoping to do a trip on Friday the 13th in July with some guys from the Thumper Talk forums. I need to get a desert tank before then though and I'm kinda tight for money with some unexpected vehicle repair bill and other stuff. They meet at some McDonalds up north of Glen Helen and ride up into the mtns or something. I'm not sure. It's a great group to ride with though so I'm really hoping to make it. Do you ride the tracks often or are you strictly trails? During the season I head out to Ocotillo Wells a ton. I love the area and we occasionally do a run out to superstition. I go to Glamis about 3 times a year. Usually Thanksgiving, New Years, and Pres. Day. Pres. Day is the only time I take my bike though cause the other 2 weekends are stupidly crowded and I'd rather get hit by a drunk in my Explorer or Jeep then on my bike.
Unfortunately I've got the typical Mon-Fri 8-5 job and I'm too new to be taking days off for riding but by July 13th I should be able to pull that one. I don't want to make a habit though cause then it'll probably turn into a drug for me and I'll get addicted or something. Ditching work to ride is probably a good thing only in moderation for my position.
Originally posted by sirhk100 Barona Oaks and Amago are tracks. Last time I tried going to Barona they wouldn't let me ride cause of my 4 stroke. I guess they have or had rules against noise emmision and my stock YZ400 exhaust is too loud for them. How is Amago, I've never been there but have heard it's usually not too crowded?
I'm taking off July 2 - 6 and would like to go riding one of those days. Any takers? Don't know when where or what time I'll be able to go so let's start making some plans. I know this is a little early but I have the bug.