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Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:44 pm
by goldendale
Anyone out there around LA who would like to go out to the desert or just on a ride?

-Jeff

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:25 am
by hotflash44
goldendale wrote:Anyone out there around LA who would like to go out to the desert or just on a ride?

-Jeff
good luck, seems to be hard to get Ural people to get interested in functions/rides/camp outs etc west of Texas.all the fun is back east, maybe we are just unfriendly! truly odd. :? :cheers:

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:18 pm
by GSPDrider
Wife and I want to do some exploring up around Wrightwood in the not too distant future... "Truly odd" - Yes. I don't know if we're unfriendly but it definitely takes us longer to get there. :oops:

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:21 pm
by BigJames
It's not just Ural people. Many moons ago I ran the Rally Map for the BMW RA. In the Beemer world back then same issue, California folks just don't attend rallies in state. Races, motorcycle hangouts, riding, out of State stuff like Sturgis, oh yeah, but not traditional rallies. We kinda thought we figured out why, it was quite simple. There is so much rally like stuff happening all the time in California, because the bike culture is so strong, folks don't want to miss their normal stuff to go hang out and do the same with strangers. Good luck, just go out and ride, another Ural will show up, who knows, might even be Jay Leno...

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:04 pm
by vitz
Havent seen too many other Urals around Orange County. I just did Santiago peak a couple weeks ago and had a blast. Looking to do it again here soon before they close the gate for fire season.

If anyone else is interested we could put together a date to go. After doing it I think 2wd is needed as there are a couple uphill rocky parts.

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:11 pm
by vitz
Forgot to mention that this Sunday going to the Adventure Mobile and coffee meet up in Long Beach. Should stop by as it’s normally a pretty good turnout. We’ll be showing off our latest bags which work very well with the Ural.

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:45 am
by goldendale
Ahh, I live in Long Beach although I had to come up here to Oregon so I missed Adventure MobilesandCoffee...that sounded great. what year is your Ural? -Jeff

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:56 pm
by Tazio
Checkout the Southern California Sidecar Club started by Doug Bingham many decades back. We are just kind of getting restarted after our previous leader dropped out. Our next currently scheduled event will be the:

3rd Doug Bingham Rally
at W.S. Hart Park
24151 Newhall Ave,
Newhall , CA 91321
Day: October, 28, 2018

Here's a link to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoCalSidecarClub/

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:25 am
by vitz
goldendale wrote:Ahh, I live in Long Beach although I had to come up here to Oregon so I missed Adventure MobilesandCoffee...that sounded great. what year is your Ural? -Jeff

It’s a 2004 patrol. We’re going to do it again next mo th. First Sunday of every month. So if you can make it to the next meet up I’ll be there’s. Same location as last time.

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:44 am
by goldendale
I will try and make it considering I live on Coronado just 7 or 8 blocks South. What happens? I assume good coffee and I spent 20 something years in Portland so good coffee (& beer) are always welcomed. -Jeff

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:14 pm
by vitz
goldendale wrote:I will try and make it considering I live on Coronado just 7 or 8 blocks South. What happens? I assume good coffee and I spent 20 something years in Portland so good coffee (& beer) are always welcomed. -Jeff
It starts around 9am and it’s a group of overlanders that meet up at this great coffee shop. Grab a coffee and talk cars, bikes, camping, etc. some motorcycles show up like the GS or ktm riders but it’s mostly cars. I’ll be there with the Ural selling the latest Colfax bags. It’s this Sunday June 3rd at Commodity Coffee.

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:42 pm
by RPG
I live in the San Diego area and keep abreast of Ural activities via Soviet Steeds. Perhaps one of these days I'll get up north to the LA area.

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 pm
by cpres
The Retro ate its engine but I am in Hesperia.

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:48 pm
by mjrally
I’m new to the Ural world. Just bought my Tourist in LA two weeks ago but live North County San Diego. I don’t have Facebook so I can’t see the link. Any other ways to contact the group?

Re: Urals around Los Angeles?

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:43 pm
by Lmo
I don’t have Facebook so I can’t see the link. Any other ways to contact the group?
FWIW ... I submitted a FB "Join" request to this group over a month ago, and it's still "Pending". The last post by a group member was April 24 ...