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Unread 01-23-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Big Bear Weekend Feb 6-8

Some of us from San Diego will be heading up to Big Bear the weekend of the 6th-8th for a weekend of wheeling. All are welcome but you are gonna have to make with your own accommodations. Personally I think it is to cold for camping but I know some of you are crazy enough to do it.

The current plan is to meet up at the Discovery Center on the north side of the lake at 9:00AM on Saturday the 7th. We are planning on running Gold Mountain and then John Bull. Time and weather will dictate if there are any other trails squeezed in there.

Jbolty and I are leaving the San Diego area around 2:00PM on Friday afternoon. If you want to caravan up with us you are more than welcome. Just shoot either one of us a PM with a way to contact you and where we can meet ya close to the 15.

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Unread 01-24-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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I might be interested. Would I b able to make it through on 33x12.50's with a three inch lift? I heard wide tires aren't very good in the snow?
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Unread 01-24-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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I honestly couldn't say for sure since I have not wheeled in the snow. I have heard that the 35X12.50 ProComp xterrains turn to skis in the snow but that's about it. Maybe some of the locals who have snow wheeled can chime in? Heck, there might not even be a whole lot up there right now.
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Unread 01-25-2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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There still is quite a bit of snow up there, especially on the backside of Gold Mountain. And there was a fallen tree across the trail last week. But one of the local clubs was supposed to be up there this weekend to clear the trail.

When driving in deep snow, air down your tires as much as you can. I have 305/70/16 (33X12.50) tires and at one point, I got stuck in some snow while aired down to 12 psi. I aired down a little more to 8 psi and pulled right out.

There is probably a lot of snow left on John Bull too. We didn't make it that far. Deep Creek had very little snow.
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Unread 01-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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Let me see if I can get the days offf from work and I might as well give it a try.
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Unread 01-25-2009, 08:07 AM   #6
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In my experience of driving in the snow wider tires are good for hardpack and narrow tires are better for loose snow, where there is a chance if getting down to dirt below.
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You'll all be fine, most of BB trails don't even require 4wd from what i've heard. Add the snow and wet rocks, no problem. My 35 X's go anywhere at 9psi up at BB, even in the snow,and if you do John Bull or Gold Mtn I'd recommend 4LO more so since their wet. Have fun Jeff its a blast. Take pics.

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Count 2 here. Me and Sean, assuming we figure out plans on where to stay!

Anyone wanna get manly and split a cabin (cost and space) for the weekend perhaps?

Or atleast know a good place to call about one?
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Snowing at Big Bear today. Hopefully there isn't some freak heat wave between now and then!
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I was up there a week ago and most snow had turned into ice. But I had a blast skiing!
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I was up there a week ago and most snow had turned into ice. But I had a blast skiing!
Wanna come up with us for some wheeling?
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Dang, I was just up there this weekend. I would go up with you guys but I'm broke.
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Some of us from San Diego will be heading up to Big Bear the weekend of the 6th-8th for a weekend of wheeling. All are welcome but you are gonna have to make with your own accommodations. Personally I think it is to cold for camping but I know some of you are crazy enough to do it.

No definitive plans on what trails and times. That will come as we get it hashed out. I just wanted to put the thought in people's heads so they could make arrangements as needed.

So far it is:

Myself - wife and dogs included
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I wanna go! What kind of dogs do you have (male or female). I'm thinking about bringing our husky, but he doesn't play nice with other males, specially bigger ones. If that doesn't work out I might have to take my girlfriend.
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Count on 2 more...my gf and I have decided to make a weekend of it in Big Bear...need to get a cabin or hotel reserved still, but we'll be there.
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I wanna go! What kind of dogs do you have (male or female). I'm thinking about bringing our husky, but he doesn't play nice with other males, specially bigger ones. If that doesn't work out I might have to take my girlfriend.
Well, we have a yellow lab named Rozzy, a pomeranian named Buddy and the newest is a chihuahua we rescued named Boomer. Boomer is a bit skiddish around bigger dogs but its not that big of a deal. Rozzy is a care bear and Buddy is kinda of a 'doesn't really care about anything' dog. They are all male. Boomer (chihuahua) is the only one that'll be on the trails.

Hope to see you up there for at least a day of wheeling!

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Count on 2 more...my gf and I have decided to make a weekend of it in Big Bear...need to get a cabin or hotel reserved still, but we'll be there.
Looking forward to seeing ya up there!
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