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Old 02-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #76
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Sounds interesting if there's room for one more....

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #77
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I'd like to ride with you guys some time. Im not sure how my bike (WR250R) will do on the highway because I have never tried, but I will find out soon.

Hey Larry Boy, I think I live right around the corner from you!

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #78
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Hey Larry Boy, I think I live right around the corner from you!

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Hey, that's right!! I remember you stopping by!!


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Old 02-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #79
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Bring him along. There's nothing in the fine print that says this is a KTM only ride!
It is our weekend to have his boys. I don't think this is a very pillion oriented ride.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #80
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Sounds interesting if there's room for one more....

-Terry
If you're interested in the Saturday ride (from Sierra Motor Sports in Grass Valley) there is a lot of room!

Here's a link to where the start/finish is...
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Sierra...ornia&t=m&z=16
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #81
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Hey Tod,

Great thread idea for local riders.

Id love to ride with you guys this weekend, but have family in town. I'll have to catch up with you guys next time.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #82
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How's the riding up there? Possible move in the pipeline for me so the very thing I always want to know is whether or not there's any decent dirt within an hour or two.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #83
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Lots:

Do a search of these and "OHV" Stonyford, Foresthill, Georgetown, Mendocino, Penny Pines, Downieville

all within 2-3 hours (or less) of Sacramento.

Also some great street riding: in the Delta, foothills, wine country etc.

As far as riding in/near Sacramento? almost none except for the Delta area (street) and one basic, small OHV park (Prairie City in Folsom).

My buddy Mark puts these paid (reasonable fee) rides on.

http://www.sierranevadaadventures.com/?page_id=4808 Good way to get to know the areas. He knows Norcal really well. Lots of dual sport stuff.

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Old 02-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #84
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If you're interested in the Saturday ride (from Sierra Motor Sports in Grass Valley) there is a lot of room!

Here's a link to where the start/finish is...
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Sierra...ornia&t=m&z=16
Suitable for big bikes? I spend alot of time off road with the big GS.

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Old 02-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #85
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I suppose a lot of it depends on who all wants to go (and what they wanted to ride), but for starters on this weekend's ride I'll toss this out...
Then again, if someone else tosses out another option I am game for that as well.
What time would you be leavin sierra motor sports?
Not wanting to get a pretty bike dirty, I'd have to ride an XR up there...
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #86
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Suitable for big bikes? I spend alot of time off road with the big GS.

-Terry
Yes, the intial proposal was for a big bike ride. I will qualify that the ride I have in mind would include a high percentage of off-road riding ranging from dirt roads, logging road (with water bars), options (not manditory) for some single track, more dirt roads, rocky roads, gravel roads, some paved roads, more dirt roads, then some twisty narrow paved roads. The only highway miles will be from the start out to You Bet Road.

The BMW would be able to do it all (with maybe an exception of the single track if you have panniers on it).

Disclaimer: The final route decision on where to go will be based upon who shows up and what they all want to do (a democratic process). There are a zillion options!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #87
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What time would you be leavin sierra motor sports?
Not wanting to get a pretty bike dirty, I'd have to ride an XR up there...
My plan was to leave sometime between 9:30 (the planned start time) and 9:45 - 50 in case someone might get stuck in traffic.

Since you're coming from the valley, if you're familiar with where You Bet Road intersects Highway 174 (which runs from Colfax to Grass Valley) you can meet up with us at that intersection. We should be there by 10:15ish. You can top off your fuel in Colfax and be at that intersection within 12 minutes (+/-) from Colfax.

See my post above if you want to rethink riding the "pretty bike" (whatever that is). This will be an off-road ride but set up for the big bikes. Your call...
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #88
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I think I'm going to try to make it too. 9:30 at Sierra Motor Sports. If I make it I'll be on an 08 KLR650.
Will it be Chalk Bluff or Snot Bluff?

I rode with a group from this site before around here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292268 It was a blast and we had quite a mix of riders.

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #89
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I think I'm going to try to make it too. 9:30 at Sierra Motor Sports. If I make it I'll be on an 08 KLR650.
Will it be Chalk Bluff or Snot Bluff?

I rode with a group from this site before around here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292268 It was a blast and we had quite a mix of riders.

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Great! I hope to see you there.

My guess is the wet spots in the red soil are going to be, shall we say, potentially entertaining. I have a 25 mile dirt route section planned from the end of the pavement on You Bet Road (technically that is on the section of Red Dog Road) up to Highway 20. This is just a portion of the ride, but we won't be entirely on Chalk Bluff the whole time. As such, the road conditions will vary considerably over the course.

Hopefully there'll be no snow at the top... or we'll need to improvise!
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:59 PM   #90
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Lots:

Do a search of these and "OHV" Stonyford, Foresthill, Georgetown, Mendocino, Penny Pines, Downieville

all within 2-3 hours (or less) of Sacramento.

Also some great street riding: in the Delta, foothills, wine country etc.

As far as riding in/near Sacramento? almost none except for the Delta area (street) and one basic, small OHV park (Prairie City in Folsom).

My buddy Mark puts these paid (reasonable fee) rides on.

http://www.sierranevadaadventures.com/?page_id=4808 Good way to get to know the areas. He knows Norcal really well. Lots of dual sport stuff.

Cheers
Well that's good to know. How hard is it to get a bike plated there, one that … let's say probably has all the smog crap taken off.
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