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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 07:18 AM
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Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I did a Don Ivan ride in April. The first time I...

I did a Don Ivan ride in April. The first time I ever paid for a ride.
It was great. Food and gas on the trail, good long ride.
It was nice too that it rained the night before the ride - perfect!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,368
Posted By ElDorado650
That is funny - that is my good old 650 with a...

That is funny - that is my good old 650 with a chain-saw in the blue bag.
Not one of my better attempts at a log.

by the way - that spot is near Elkins Flat - no where near Downieville.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
A shiny bike? What is that?

A shiny bike? What is that?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
Chubby Buddy - my reference? Probably so - but...

Chubby Buddy - my reference?
Probably so - but a fat guy on a fat bike is just fine.
As long as it is fun in your own mind - it really doesn't matter - does it?

I am not on ADV too much - but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
Rode just a little south of there Sunday. ...

Rode just a little south of there Sunday.

Really nice and warm day for November.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll27/eldorado650/20141109_142029_zps3e780299.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
[QUOTE=visualizerent;25453124]Anyone ridden thru...

[QUOTE=visualizerent;25453124]Anyone ridden thru the King Fire burn area yet? any pics?

Thinkin' about checking it out on the 690...
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
Just look at the California Forum. It is all...

Just look at the California Forum.
It is all but useless, but once in a while a ride will pop up.
The one for Sunday fall apart - but I am riding Saturday anyways
so not riding Sunday is not too...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I'm meeting a couple of Thumper Talk guys at...

I'm meeting a couple of Thumper Talk guys at Caldor at 9:00 am.
They are slow, but a ride is a ride.

Anyone can show up and enjoy the awesome fall conditions!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I live off of Omo Ranch Road - I am going out...

I live off of Omo Ranch Road - I am going out Sunday after the rain.
Shoot a pm or post if you are riding Sunday as well.
I know the forest in that area fairly well.
I ride an XR650L or XR650R.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,870
Posted By ElDorado650
Silver Fork on HWY 50 and Silver fork Road are...

Silver Fork on HWY 50 and Silver fork Road are nice and will take you from HWY 50 to Iron Mountain Road.
A quick left at Iron Mountain, then Leek Springs Lookout is just up the road.
Easy jaunt -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I am riding Saturday - South of the King fire.

I am riding Saturday - South of the King fire.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,469
Posted By ElDorado650
Pizzaforbreakfast and I hit those switchbacks and...

Pizzaforbreakfast and I hit those switchbacks and kept going on to the lakes,
after that - nothing.
No trail, just logs and trees.
The route went through the lake - but it is too deep for that....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
Just let me know. All is good on my end. Even...

Just let me know.
All is good on my end.
Even if you just show up on Wednesday is fine.
Not sure what bike I am taking yet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I wish I was on the ride. I was doing this most...

I wish I was on the ride.
I was doing this most the weekend.

After work Friday until midnight, then Saturday from 8 am to 8:30 pm.
Took it out Sunday for a shake down run, as it is Rubicon time...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
There are a few, slightly younger, that know...

There are a few, slightly younger, that know these rules as well.

And as you know from a winter ride - ride a BMW in there.

No one ever gets upset at me on my BMW - but my XR650R gets the sting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
[QUOTE=StuInFH;24258038]Negative on crash site,...

[QUOTE=StuInFH;24258038]Negative on crash site, as you know, Gorman turnoff is around 8 miles and I believe they said site was at 16. Sad situation. Didn't want to scout it out. I have seen the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I did something similar Wednesday after work. ...

I did something similar Wednesday after work.

Left my house at 5:20 pm - in the rain.
Thunder and all - it was nice.

Took shelter under these trees when the hail hit at about 4000 feet:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I'm going to Elkins area. Meeting a few people...

I'm going to Elkins area.
Meeting a few people Friday night, camp and ride Friday night and Saturday.
My kid is coming - so not a crazy long ride - just a decent ride.

He is getting better -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I would love to go - but am riding Friday evening...

I would love to go - but am riding Friday evening and Saturday only.

Sunday promised to my mom - she dealt with me for 18 years plus college.
I owe her at least 1 day.

Since Jerry has a knobby...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I think it may have been StuInFH and James and...

I think it may have been StuInFH and James and myself.
We did a big loop - pretty much all single track.

We had done loop 6 in the morning with some VERY VERY slow Thumper Talk riders.

That...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I am not sure that holds true. A logging truck...

I am not sure that holds true.
A logging truck and a bug will have close to the same power to weight ratio.
But, a bug will do better on a track then a logging truck.
There are other physics...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By ElDorado650
any where you can get a bike and a pup tent in...

any where you can get a bike and a pup tent in the woods is always better then home!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I like that. I am getting a little more...

I like that.
I am getting a little more confident on the 800, but is
is no 650R - that's for sure.

A few step-up's that I don't think about much on the R I look at pretty
hard with the 800.
I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
You sending an invite my way? Big or little...

You sending an invite my way?

Big or little bike?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,293
Posted By ElDorado650
The 90/10 is kind of hard to get my head around. ...

The 90/10 is kind of hard to get my head around.
90% off road and 10% on road - easy enough.

But, my riding is more 50-50 mile wise. But, when off road, I am off road.
This means real dirt,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,293
Posted By ElDorado650
Very cool - I am pleased with the combo. I...

Very cool - I am pleased with the combo.
I still have the 650 and will not get rid of it - it is a real dirt bike.
I am a believer in multiple bikes.
Not that I am wealthy, as I bought the 650R...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,293
Posted By ElDorado650
I have been a lurker on ADV for a little while. ...

I have been a lurker on ADV for a little while.
Have always rode Honda 650's , and I still have a couple of them.
But, in January, pulled the trigger on a 2013 800GS.

Love the bike. Use it for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
Tell me the time. I will ride the Ladies Bike. ...

Tell me the time.
I will ride the Ladies Bike.
Will ride from my house.
Easy deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I thought you were doing the Rubicon. I see how...

I thought you were doing the Rubicon.
I see how I rate!
Guess high country 88 again on Sunday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By ElDorado650
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/10218286085_2de...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/10218286085_2de856f3b6_b.jpg

The bridge did't actually wash out.
It was a Wetsel-Oviatt bridge, from their saw mill
located in Omo Ranch at the time.
They...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I'm in - of course. Big Bike - check Beginner...

I'm in - of course.
Big Bike - check
Beginner - depends on your perspective
Friendly - probably not:lol3

The old 650L with Giant Loop Bags - Is that OK?
Stupidity will make up for the lack of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
Saturday fell through - sorry. I will be out on...

Saturday fell through - sorry.
I will be out on the bike in the woods all day.

Let's figure another day.
Are you open to Pizza after work in Plymouth?

I drive through there every day.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
The Dead Fly - good food - long waits at times. ...

The Dead Fly - good food - long waits at times.
Karen is entertaining.

Any time. I am doing a short ride from my place Saturday.
Have dinner plans - otherwise I would be in Forest Hill again....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
StuInFH, Be at your place at 8:00 am as usual. ...

StuInFH,
Be at your place at 8:00 am as usual.
Feeling better, so th pace should be a little better than last time.
The Ladies bike is ready as always!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
I have been all over Thumper Talk since 2004. ...

I have been all over Thumper Talk since 2004.
Was great - now - not so much.
The 650 portion is good - caught a few tips there.

I think GCDSR is more fire road and not single track.
I will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 155,665
Posted By ElDorado650
New to AdvRider

New to Adventure Rider - but have been riding 37+ years now.
Though I have my CR500AF, my bike of choice is the good old XR650L.
There is something about a plate that makes up for so many other...
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