John's Desert Motorcycling
Page # 3, Images, Rants & Raves
NEWS: December 2008:
We are trying to protect the tradition of
fun rides, great camping and quality
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Welcome to our Southern California Desert adventures. Some of these pictures on these pages are " video capture " from VHS-C & BETA camcorders. So they may be a little fuzzy, but the low kilo byte per picture is very low which is good for trying to load large web pages. Photo scans have been reduced in DPI so that their kilo byte ratio is on the low side also. So maybe be the time you're done reading this , the pictures will have loaded. Anyway, here are a few pictures just to get started. Caution: The following pictures are not in any particular order.
Travis on the 1969 Hodaka Ace 100.
I bought this bike when I was in High School, about 30! years ago. This bike has been quite a trouble free bike from the start, and still on the same tires I might add. I was really pleased to have my son start riding this bike as not many from his generation will get the opportunity to ride these vintage dirt bikes. Besides, it will make him really notice and appreciate the changes in modern bikes when he gets a "real motorcycle". That may be some years off with new bike prices today. "I better oil that Hodaka chain again."
|| The desert is really a beautiful place. With
it's miles of openness. Just pick any direction. New
things to see that you would never see if you were on
foot, ( just how many miles you think you would walk in the desert if no
bikes were allowed ? not very many I bet ). Although
we do like to hike among the giant rocks, exploring
the sights. I wish this were my backyard 7 days a week.
NOTE: The BLM ( bureau of land management ) is making more and more of our desert off limits to motorcycles. So far ( and they are not done yet ), the BLM has closed off over 20 MILLION acres of public land from motorcycles in California alone. You could hardly call it public anymore. Many people will never get to explore as much of the desert as we get to while riding our motorcycles. Motorcycles in moderation do not harm the desert if they use the trails & their brains.
A few BLM related links and stories
locked out of more of our public land.
They are slowly but methodically stealing our rights, freedom
and country from us!
Want to help? Click California League of Off Road
Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA)
The following is from the BLM site at the following
Conservationists, environmentalists, listen up.
One more thing about this desert tortoise issue, the one thing that
is the most threatening thing to "our" beloved desert tortoise, is crows.
Yes, the noisy old crow. They love to eat those loveable, quite
little baby desert tortoises. I'll sign any petition if you want to
get rid of those noisy things.
100+ mile journey home.
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