Richloam Wildlife Managmenet Area (Central FL) Ride - 09/26/2015
By Eric Hall
This sounds cool
ALISO VIEJO, CA - December 19, 2014 - (Motor Sports Newswire) - Schuberth has partnered with MotoQuest, Long Beach BMW Motorcycles, MotoVentures, Doffo Winery, and The John Penton Story to offer an exclusive motorcycle adventure. The two-day event is set for January 24-25 and will feature some amazing riding and unique motorcycle experiences.
The weekend starts the morning of Saturday, January 24 at Long Beach BMW Motorcycles. The Schuberth van will be onsite and participants will be able to get professionally fitted by a Schuberth specialist and then demo any Schuberth helmet model on the ride as the group makes its way south.
The New Year Camp ‘N Ride will depart from Long Beach and will make a lunch stop at Doffo Winery in Temecula, where riders will get to see the MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection. Riders can also switch demo helmets at this point and try a different Schuberth for the continuation of the ride. The group will then ride to Gary LaPlante’s MotoVentures facility in Anza, where dinner will be served, camp will be pitched, and the group will enjoy a fireside chat with Hall of Famer Jack Penton and a private outdoor screening of award-winning documentary The John Penton Story. On Sunday morning, riders will have the option of taking Gary LaPlante’s Dirt First off-road training course at a discounted rate, and the group will disband to return home through the beautiful Southern California desert.
The Schuberth demo van will be at BMW Long Beach before the ride departs and will follow the group down to the MotoVentures facility in Anza. Demos will be subject to availability and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. If you’ve been curious about a Schuberth helmet, this is a perfect opportunity to not only try one on but take it out for a ride and get some real in-action experience with the helmet.
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By Eric Hall
Each summer now for about 4 or 5 years (?), Jesse Kimball has organized this event he calls the "Flying Monkey Adventure Rally." I never knew where that name came from until this last time. Apparently, the first one was held near this old military testing facility that had rocket sleds where they'd put a monkey in a flight seat and blast it off to see if he survived the g-forces. I guess the staff of the facility named the area the "flying monkey" test range or something and it just stuck.
The location of the event has since been moved to the wonderful Ponderosa Ranch Resort just east of Zion National Park. Really nice place where you can camp for something like $10/night. Hot showers, jacuzzi, laundry, wi-fi, restaurant, etc...
My first FMAR I was still learning how to ride the big bike and I was amazed at how big bike friendly all the trails were. It's like a GS rider paradise.
Here's a pretty basic video of my first FMAR
Death Valley, Titus Canyon, Ubehebe, Racetrack Playa
Ride report to follow ...