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Old 10-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Sticky400SM adventures

This thread started as 'Fresh detail on the SM but I couldn't keep it clean' but I've decided to change it to an ongoing thread with pics from various adventures that the DRZ has taken me on.



These are from a trip through the Truckee/Donner train tunnels in early October 2010

Control burn near Stampede Reservior


Started the ride clean and planned to keep it off the dirt


Hand crews working the fire...might be doing this next summer.


After a trip up Old 40's twisties the dirt was calling me...I've seen the old train tunnel before and always wanted to explore the area.


It was a little creepy rolling solo....


It took some work to cut this tunnel


Daylight was nice...the tunnel was a bit chilly


Donner Lake


The view was hard to beat




Donner w/ Hwy 80 in the background


Old train tunnel in the background


Running low on fuel and hoping to make it to 89 but the dirt road turned into the Pacific Crest trail...no motor vehicles allowed and I'm only 3 miles from 89. Probably could have gone for it and know body would have known since the SM doesn't tear up trails but didn't want to be that guy.


Gotta love the view...


Heading back into the tunnels


Next section ahead and more tunnel in the background


The tunnel in the background


Heading into another section






























Up the street from my house


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Old 10-13-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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Nice pics. Looks like a great area to explore.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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neato!

Thanks for sharing sticky - looks like a really interesting place to ride, how's the SM on the gravel/dirt? I want my next bike to be as versatile as possible, and have been eyeing these machines......

Anyhow, nice report - if I ever make it around your parts, I'm gonna seek out that tunnel! Pics are great too...that SM sure looks pretty sweet in the dirt!

Let's see some more!
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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...how's the SM on the gravel/dirt?
It's not as bad as you'd think in the dirt as long as you're comfortable sliding around a bit.


Here are some pics from a few other dirt adventures it's been on.

Out for a swim at Boca


Little bit of snow in Dog Valley


Riding the redwoods on the Sonoma County Coast


Sunrise Creek trail near Verdi Peak





From Sunrise Creek trail you can see Hwy 80 between the trees and NW Reno in the background


The first multi-day adventure was Usal Rd/Lost Coast

















Perfect tool for dry lakebeds



Exploring a bit around Pyramid Lake


The Virgina City area is full of fireroads, great pavement and cool stuff to check out





But let's not forget the fun you can have on pavement with a SM






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Old 10-15-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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Gorgeous ride! Thanks for sharing it
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