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Old 02-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by vuganeja View Post
Jchen:
Any pictures of the gradient and road quality of summit road?
I've got street tires on my F650gs twin and live very close and want to try.
Also I'm a newbie with dirt.
If you just want to experience riding in the dirt, go visit the Carnegie OHV park east of Livermore. It's a nice ride to get there and they have many easy dirt roads that you can experiment on. If you stay on the green beginner roads, you should be able to handle it well enough. I've taken newbies there, some even on the same bike you ride, and they did fine. Just be careful that you don't continue too far on some roads that turn into blue or black diamond trails.

I would offer to take you there myself, except that I no longer live in the area. (We have a lot more good dirt road and trail choices here, east of Sacramento - I need to get out and ride more of them.)
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