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T O Double D 12-02-2009 08:52 PM

Bay Area Adventure Riders Club
 
What's up you Bay Area FFs? I'd like to start a thread for all of us here to post up with weekend get together rides, and also plan some more serious overnight to multi day rides. If you have a ride you'd like to host PM me and I will post it up here. If this gets too crazy we will have to come up with something else. It would also be nice just to meet some of you FFs I wave at as we pass on the slab heading for our far off destinations. This page will be for all ability levels, although not all rides should be considered beginer friendly. Also, all bikes are welcome. I have my preference, orange, but I really just love motorcycles in general.


My name is Todd and I take adventure riding pretty seriously. I post a fair amount of ride reports on South Bay Riders under the name DoubleD, but haven't been as active here on ADV simply because I like the tools SBR provides and it is a very local forum. (There's cool map tools I can use to show exactly where my pics are from, etc...) Check my RRs in my sig line to get an idea of what I'm into.


I've done a fair amount of trips solo and a few with others I've met online. It seems to me like there are a lot of like minded riders in this area, but nobody's organized anything here. I know there isn't a whole lot of good dirt anywhere near us, but we can still have some fun day rides near us.


So wha'dya say? Even if you can't make the first ever BAARC ride, is this thread worth pursuing? And no, there will be no official club, no patch for your leather jacket, although we might have a secret handshake...


Cheers!


Upcoming Rides:

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Epic 2,400 mile 5 state ride... and your invited
Hey Adv'ers,

This Aug 19th 2 riders from this forum and myself are going to set out on a 18 day 2,800 mile journey thru Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Colorado returning home Sept 5th

My friend Mike and I have bought the Garmin topo products needed to route this ride properly and we have completed the GPS track.

I am looking for 1 to 3 more people to come along.

The ride will consist of approx 200 miles per day each day with 90% being on EASY dirt and the rest pavement.

camping 60 to 70 percent of the time

if you would like to read about this ride there is a fantastic RR called Forever West here
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647968

this ride is said to be better than the CDR or the Can to Mex ride (which are different rides btw)

If you are intrested let me know..

you must have a 600CC or larger
you must have a GPS and know how to use it

PM me or email me if your intrested.

Paul


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Past Rides:

First ever BAARC ride Dec 6 2009...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9#post11566419

Dualies Ridgecrest 250... Jan 23-24 2010
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...530333&page=15

This was a disorganized weekend, with several groups of us doing our own things. Pics throughout pages 20-23
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...530333&page=21

Reopen CCMA Protest Ride, with Hot Springs Too! Pics start on page 33 post 482
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...530333&page=33


If you would like to post your ride here on the first page PM me and I'll add it. Type the text out exactly as you want it, so I can simply copy and paste it to this thread. Remember the dates!

Just Paul 12-02-2009 09:14 PM

Todd, This is a great idea.
I think its important to keep the first post updated with bay area rides so that someone does not have to sift thru 100 pages to figure out the next upcoming ride.

Just Paul 12-02-2009 09:18 PM

Todd,

If you create a GPX track for the ride you can host it here for free.
http://www.4shared.com

you need to sign up for an account but its free and the file will be good for a certain # of days.

AngryScot 12-02-2009 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Just Paul
Todd, This is a great idea. If you want to share the load with 2 or 3 people create a generic account and give the pasword out to a couple different guys like Me, and Ian408.

Then post the Bay Area Adventure Riders Club thread under this account.

This way we can keep the first post updated with current rides.. Look at this thread for what I am talking about..
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318376 Joel does a great job.

If you want to do all the work yourself I am cool with that also...

I think its important to keep the first post updated with bay area rides so that someone does not have to sift thru 100 pages to figure out the next upcoming ride.

We kinda frown on multiple user names :deal
cool idea on the ride set up thingy though :D

kaia 12-02-2009 10:34 PM

finally something new...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Paul
I agree with Todd.. Lets lets this thread Die and move on to the thread listed above..

i was a bit daunted by the old thread, and the crew that had been around for so long... and never posted....


the dec 6 group ride is actually on my birthday, i'll do what i can to make it out and meet everyone. if not... i'm subscribed, and i'll be around.


hi. :D

ian408 12-02-2009 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScot
We kinda frown on multiple user names :deal
cool idea on the ride set up thingy though :D

Maybe we should just move over to SBR. Andy's got way more "stuff" to help in the planning too.

T O Double D 12-02-2009 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ian408
Maybe we should just move over to SBR. Andy's got way more "stuff" to help in the planning too.

While SBR has killer tools it doesn't have the user base. Besides, I'm happy to volunteer for this. If it starts to detract from my TV watching I'll close the thread though... Edit: Todd hates TV.... Only watches when bored...

Let's ride! :D

M N B 12-03-2009 12:02 AM

Odd, this thread made me relogin... Twice.

To address the map in the other thread....
A recent change to google maps won't allow you to route through Buzzard Lagoon. It was real tricky befoe but could be done. Now they don't even picture the road as going through.

In reality it does go through except part of it is closed during the winter (most of the good stuff)

ian408 12-03-2009 06:00 AM

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Originally Posted by M N B
Odd, this thread made me relogin... Twice.

The web servers that serve advrider will respond to "www.advrider.com" and "advrider.com" with regard to cookies, they are two different sites.

You probably logged in using www.adv... . If you want, edit the URL and add www and I bet you log in every time :D

boney 12-03-2009 07:41 AM

:lurk

ian408 12-03-2009 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by boney
:lurk

Hi Tom!

Just Paul 12-03-2009 08:42 AM

Ian, What was that book name with the norcal/socal jeep trails..

kaia 12-03-2009 01:21 PM

wrong thread to reply?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Paul
Ian, What was that book name with the norcal/socal jeep trails..

lol. i think he replied about the book in the other thread...

California Coastal Byways: 50 of the California Coast's Best Backcountry Drives

mcma111 12-03-2009 01:29 PM

Book
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Paul
Ian, What was that book name with the norcal/socal jeep trails..


Perhaps it's: Backcountry Adventures: Northern California

http://www.amazon.com/Backcountry-Ad.../dp/1930193084

luckett 12-03-2009 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by T O Double D
And no, there will be no official club, no patch for your leather jacket

I'm not going unless I get a leather vest and a patch.


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