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Old 11-21-2012, 11:57 AM   #1571
mootsuno
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Originally Posted by Mudcat View Post
That sounds like a fun ride but too far for me this time of year.

One of my favorite loops from the South Bay area is up past Lake Berryessa. Iíll take Old Toll or 175 into Hopland. I like them both for different reasons.

I have been meaning to try the road through Cow Mountain. I am on a R1200GS without knobies.

Should I take Scotts Creek west of Lakeport to Tuckerís and Blue Dadge or Trail 17?
Mudcat,

Scotts will get you to east side of Cow and on to the main fire road. (Mendo Lake Road)
That's probably ok to do without knobbies. Sometimes early in the year the dust
turns to cake frosting mud after the rain.
However, I was up there two weeks ago and it was like a supermoto track.

As for trail 17, the section that runs between trail 15 and trail 24 is fine on a
big bike. Right now though I wouldn't do it without knobbies, too slippery.
And don't do the section of trail 17 between trail 24 and Mendo Lake Road
on a 1200 unless your a real good rider and want to trash your bike.

For big bikes trail 13, 15, and 20 work pretty well and are fun. Without knobbies
or at least aggressive DS tires wait until those trails dry out a little.

Hope that helps.
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