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Old 07-03-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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Any NorCal Dual Sport Group Riders ???

Any local NorCal dual sport riders here?

I sold my 450 doing less OHV and single track stuff any more, just bought a new 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. Will be looking to get reacquainted to the Northern CA dual sport 50/50 riders around here who do some combo road and dirt double-track dirt rides. Will need some seat time while doing some break-in and sorting out time with a newer bike.

I also took a look over at the gold country dual sport riders (GCDSR) site too. I'm wondering if there are any known group rides planned September to March when it starts cooling off.

Anyone here in NorCal, Eldorado, Gold Country DS riders here in the regional west coast forum?

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Old 07-03-2014, 11:32 PM   #2
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Yeah, just buy a KTM 950 or 990 and will let you in the club. Just don't get an 1190 cause there not allowed. It would make us too jealous.
Seriously, my buddy Sharpie and I both ride 950s so when you get your bike look us up. Just make sure it's a KTM. Just joking sort of. There is no better big DS bike out there.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, just buy a KTM 950 or 990 and will let you in the club. Just don't get an 1190 cause there not allowed. It would make us too jealous.
Seriously, my buddy Sharpie and I both ride 950s so when you get your bike look us up. Just make sure it's a KTM. Just joking sort of. There is no better big DS bike out there.
Okay, thanks, I'll look for the secret password after I get my next bike, but I'll share up front I'm not much of a KTM fanboy and don't have an orange crush or anything. Grew up as a Honda Red and Yamaha Yellow and Blue rider instead. :) Recently sold my amazing Beta 450RS to do more open riding with a bit more road mixed in to extend my trail explorations. I put a deposit on a new KTM 690 Enduro R. I almost went down that path of the bigger ADV bikes. The large KTM DS bikes are very cool, but not my cup of tea right now. I test rode the new KTM 1190 Enduro and decided I needed something smaller and more nimble, but capable enough to get me down the road to the next dirt trail ride. A buddy sold his 950, bought a 690, and so I test rode two different 690s and decided this would be the better dual sport adv bike for me. I'm hoping the 690R will be my next bike. I will be on the lookout for group ride announcements in the future. Thx.
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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Where in Nor Cal?
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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Where in Nor Cal?
I laugh when I hear Nor Cal, sorry, but really. Where is Nor Cal.
Sacramento is Central. I live in Red Bluff Ca. still 150 miles from the boarder. My friends in Nor Cal call me a Flat lander.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM   #6
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I laugh when I hear Nor Cal, sorry, but really. Where is Nor Cal.
Sacramento is Central. I live in Red Bluff Ca. still 150 miles from the boarder. My friends in Nor Cal call me a Flat lander.
I know, it's a huge area. People consider Sacramento north, but its more central. People in Sacramento consider Fresno Central. I think anything north of Stockton to be "north".... but nor cal is still a huge area. Thats why I asked where he was, because north could be Eureka, or could be Auburn. All depends
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:30 PM   #7
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Where in Nor Cal?
Nor Cal? how about all California counties within the State of Jefferson.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #8
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Nor Cal? how about all California counties within the State of Jefferson.
Maybe, but that is even stretching it. I need a good ride, but I aint going South, till I'm headed home.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:04 PM   #9
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Where in Nor Cal?
As stated in the original post, and some did not read it -
Eldorado, Gold Country

Edit: I'm in Folsom CA but people in Sac believe anything North of Sac is NorCal to the Oregon border. Hundreds of businesses, motorsport, and athletic clubs located nearby are prefixed with "NorCal" in their business names, logos, or club names. We are in Gold Country which some refer to a Northern California as opposed to "Bay Area, Central Valley, SoCal" area designation.

I typically ride single track dirt, dual sport, and road in the Eldorado, Gold Country or Tahoe National areas.

Plan to switch it up a bit now with a new KTM 690 Enduro R to explore areas further out


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Old 07-13-2014, 08:08 AM   #10
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Any other 650/690 ADV or DS dirt and backroad riders out here in these areas?
I live in Folsom and have a Honda XR650L. I try to get out regularly but "life" has been getting in the way of that lately.

My goal this summer is to find as many dirt roads that I haven't been on as possible. I still need to ride the one between Hell Hole Reservoir and French Meadows as part of scouting a longer route through that area. There are plenty of good roads that I still need to visit between Nevada City and Downieville as well.

I can usually only get out riding on Saturdays.
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