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    Gmr Is Closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/25/07..........8:00pm


    I just drove up to GMR (Glendora Lone Hill start area). BIG BOLD letters on the lighted sign saying 'FOREST CLOSED/EXTREME FIRE DANGER'!!!!!!!.

    I drove up to the big steel gate. Another sign (billboard type) right behind the gate saying 'No Tresspassing Private property/Keep Out!!!!!!!!! Extreme Fire Danger!

    When I was backing up to turn around a ranger pulled on us with a spotlight. He said the road was closed to all, didn't know how long but nobody was allowed up the road. I didn't ask as the sign said 'forest closed' but I assumed it was the entire road.

    Guy was all up on me before I knew what was happening. More than likely watching out for arson punks!

    Also posted in Maria's GMR ride thread!

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    That's too bad ... but not really surprised at all, with all the arsonists going around. I actually expected that.
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    It will probably be totally closed until there's a good rain or two. That's pretty much how it went down last time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    That's too bad ... but not really surprised at all, with all the arsonists going around. I actually expected that.

    Yeah, I bet the locals are very happy though. I would be!...As much as I hate the road closed to cyclists, I more than understand under the present circumstances. AND that ranger was doing a great job cause he was all over me like............well you know!

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    The Angeles Forest closed on 10/23. Same with the Cleveland Forest. Not too sure about San Bernardino.

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    With all the smoke hanging on those hills i dont think trying to climb rite now is such a good idea anyway.

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    Come up to Norcal and climb hills here!
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    darn all the mountains down here are closed.....where to ride.....where to ride

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    It's a good thing they closed GMR cause I was about to take you all to school on climbing!

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    You can always come up here and show us how it's done ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    You can always come up here and show us how it's done ..

    Ummm, errr I would buttuhhhhhhh, my car needs new tires!

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    No worries Beanz,

    You have some time to train before Butterfield in Feb!

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    And what better way to train than the Thanksgiving Baldy Ride?
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    Anybody know how far is GMR closed? Could I do the 39/Ridge Road loop, or is that section climbing from east fork shut down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclon View Post
    The Angeles Forest closed on 10/23. Same with the Cleveland Forest. Not too sure about San Bernardino.
    San Bernardino mountains are also closed.

    I went with some friends and rode in Joshua Tree yesterday. It was pretty nice out there. Smoke started getting kinda nasty as we went towards the 29 Palms Entrance, but was ok out towards the Cottonwood entrance, and the Yucca Valley side. Only problem with J-Tree is there's no water available anywhere *inside* the park, just at the entrances/visitor centers. So you hafta plan accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr@sshopper View Post
    Anybody know how far is GMR closed? Could I do the 39/Ridge Road loop, or is that section climbing from east fork shut down?
    I would figure that Little GMR is closed as well. It was for a couple of years until last year from the 2003 fire. The same situation exhists in the Los Padres Forest too. Everything but the main road is closed including the Wheeler Gorge Campground. FYI the main roads in all of these forest are open but that's it. You can ride AC to Newcombs I'm sure, just don't leave the road. I rode Little T this morning and it was open but there was a sign at Bear Divide saying the forest was closed and the gate to the Camp 9 road was locked when I came back down. The firemen were cool but I didn't hang around Camp 9 long. Joe[ their dog] was uneasy and barked as usual. I talked to a couple of guys up there. They were grateful for some rest, brave men. 2 choppers were parked there, I guess they aren't needed now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    It's a good thing they closed GMR cause I was about to take you all to school on climbing!
    Angeles Crest is open, when does class start?

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    I never rode AC yet, maybe I'll head there next saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Angeles Crest is open, when does class start?
    No class for you cause you just bought yourself a ticket to the principal's office, MISTER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    No class for you cause you just bought yourself a ticket to the principal's office, MISTER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    No class for you cause you just bought yourself a ticket to the principal's office, MISTER!

    2008 I start teaching fulltime!
    Oh Man, is M.E. writing your material now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Oh Man, is M.E. writing your material now?

    Nope, just read too many derailed threads and it's gettin' kinda catchy!

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    ME is rubbing off on all of us. Pretty soon we'll start saying "look it" ...
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    How did I get dragged all in it? Look it, I write the way I talk, got that? I mean, for cry eye, you people don't have to write like me cause you got your own voice anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post


    How did I get dragged all in it? Look it, I write the way I talk, got that? I mean, for cry eye, you people don't have to write like me cause you got your own voice anyway.


    Oh for cry eye! I knew you'd chime in sooner or later!

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