Big Bear (Big Pine) Camping.

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Well, I got to telling tall tales of how I spanked everyone in BB last weekend, and now the wife wants to go. (And I've got to conquer MS Trial) My question is, did any of you pull a camp trailer in there? Can you park it in Big Pine? Do you need reservations? (I just drove up for the day.)

We've got a 18" toybox and would like to take it slow and stay a couple nights. Is there a better spot?

Anyhow, we're thinking of going Aug. 17-19. Anyone would be welcome to meet us there. My wife is going to be trying out her new YZ, so I don't think she'll be up for any gnarly, rocky rides or hillclimbs, seeing she's coming off a very portly four-stroke. Some nice smooth fireroads would be just the ticket. :)
 

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Hi William,

Didin't get to yack with you last weekend, sorry.

Big Pine is first-come first serve. You fill out an envelope and insert csah ($12.00??). A few trailered their campers/motorhomes in last weekend.

Crab Flats is a better spot (more centrally located to green trails) where you can reserve at http://www.reserveusa.com. Shorter drive from Redlands too. I'll try to hook up wherever you end up.
 
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Cool! Thanks so much mtngoat. Where can I get my hand on one of those maps sgr scanned in last week?

I'll check Crab Flats first...
 

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Hey Bob, the fireroad in from Green Valley is pretty good and cut for large equipment access. Should be fine.
 
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Thanks everyone. So.....When is the next DRN Big Bear ride? Larry showed me the pictures and I want, no NEED, to ride someplace other than the Desert. :scream:

I may be able to make the August 17-19 ride with the family.

Bob
 
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Sounds like 8/17 has been instigated by William for a mini-ride. I think john and Larry are good too.
 
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Originally posted by mtngoat
Sounds like 8/17 has been instigated by William for a mini-ride. I think john and Larry are good too.
I would especially like for any women riders to drop by (sgr?), as my wife would do well with the encouragement.
 
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Originally posted by *william*
I would especially like for any women riders to drop by (sgr?), as my wife would do well with the encouragement.
Dang! If Big Bear wasn't so far I would love to "drop by". Make sure to bring your wife if you ever make it to Kennedy Meadows to ride with us sometime. :) How long has your wife been riding?
 
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I was gonna drop your name Speedy but I knew you weren't as close. But by all means drop by. For some reason I thought sgr lived around here (?). :think

Anyway, my wife has been riding only a year, but did really well right off. She just had a baby and is dying to go after a 9 month hiatus. We just sold her lead sled (TTR225) and got her a YZ. It was beating her up and wearing her out (the weight and lame suspension). Of course I'm a bit worried that the four-stroke spoiled her, but I've already thrown some money at the YZ to make it a bottom-to-mid bike, and I'll see how it works out the next few weeks. :cool:
 

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Originally posted by *william*

Of course I'm a bit worried that the four-stroke spoiled her
I live in O'side, not too far and look forward to riding up there again, but what do you mean about being "spoiled by a four stroke???? :think :p :p ;)
 
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Hi All
Hey - all you guys ride up there on the weekends, anybody game for a Tuesday or Wednesday mid week adventure ??? I have those days off and ride up there now and again. I usually stage out of Pinnacles and end up at Crab Flats, but am game for anything.
I ride a KTM 440exc and also have a KDX 220.

Let me know!
Steve
PS - There is no one there during the week - Man is it good!:)
 
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DesertBob -- there's four of us within 6 miles of you, who all ride BigBear. This should be easy to do.

p.s. You said family -- does that mean wife? kids? what ages?