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Old 02-04-2012, 12:07 AM   #91
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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.
CA DMV doesn't do a visual check for "all the smog crap". At least, they never did with any of mine. For instance, in 2007 I brought one in from Colorado (an '04 BMW R1150RTP), and they never looked at it. YMMV.

I'd start by looking here.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:18 AM   #92
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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.
From personal experience, and I've done it dozens and dozens of times, you can go from downtown Sacramento to days and days of nothing but dirt in less than an hour. For instance, downtown to the little town of Dutch Flat in 55 minutes, easy. From there, you can pretty much go on...say...95% dirt to Boomtown, Nevada. And in between there, are days and days of dirt. Another example would be Sacramento to Colfax (45 minutes). From there, go dirt to Forresthill. Again, many dirt options, not to mention some nice OHV parks.

As for paved twisties, a good deal less than an hour from Sacramento to the west edge of some seriously stupid twisties heading east to 395, gateway to Death Valley.

Now then, want wine? Less than two hours to beautiful downtown Napa. I hear they have grapes there. Continuing west to Mendocino? Something like 4 hours or so. Of course, you'd have to take some majorly-nice twisties to get there.

Perhaps you want to ski? Don't get me started.

Less than 2 hours from SF, less than 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.

p.s. - Don't tell anyone. I don't want it getting crowded here like SoCal.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:08 AM   #93
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From personal experience, and I've done it dozens and dozens of times, you can go from downtown Sacramento to days and days of nothing but dirt in less than an hour. For instance, downtown to the little town of Dutch Flat in 55 minutes, easy. From there, you can pretty much go on...say...95% dirt to Boomtown, Nevada. And in between there, are days and days of dirt. Another example would be Sacramento to Colfax (45 minutes). From there, go dirt to Forresthill. Again, many dirt options, not to mention some nice OHV parks.

As for paved twisties, a good deal less than an hour from Sacramento to the west edge of some seriously stupid twisties heading east to 395, gateway to Death Valley.

Now then, want wine? Less than two hours to beautiful downtown Napa. I hear they have grapes there. Continuing west to Mendocino? Something like 4 hours or so. Of course, you'd have to take some majorly-nice twisties to get there.

Perhaps you want to ski? Don't get me started.

Less than 2 hours from SF, less than 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.

p.s. - Don't tell anyone. I don't want it getting crowded here like SoCal.
Yep . . . Sacramento is at least an hour from anything good.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:02 AM   #94
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sat feb 4th ride

Don't know for sure that I can make this...

Don't wait for me.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #95
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #96
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Ha, just got back to it and was looking for updates...
I'm making food, checked with a fellow rider, he can't go, I'm still on the fence...
Wanna, am running short on time...let me eat, I'll check here one last time after.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #97
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Not sure if you're riding or trailering? If you're riding, just meet us at the Highway 174/You Bet Road intersection and that will buy you 45 more minutes. Plan to be there by 10:15ish. That is if you can.

I am only 15 mnutes from the start so I'll be home for a while and will check here again. Let me know if you go and I'll wait there for you.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:22 AM   #98
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Thanks for being patient with me...now move along and have a good ride!

OK Tod, I'll have to wait until the next one. Hate to miss this cause you guys are running through what I used to consider my back yard.
Too many logistical problems with getting there on time.
Should I fry the knobbies on the freeway to get to you bet. Should I bring the 35 year old bike with 3" of suspension...
Running short on time and you guys have a tremendous head start compaired to the "sacramento riders".

Keep em coming and I'll see about the next one.
I already had planned OHV at chalk bluff for next sunday the 12th.
(so this is a bit of overkill)
Anyone interested meet at the staging area 'bout 10:00am.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:31 AM   #99
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Not sure if you're riding or trailering? If you're riding, just meet us at the Highway 174/You Bet Road intersection and that will buy you 45 more minutes. Plan to be there by 10:15ish. That is if you can.

I am only 15 mnutes from the start so I'll be home for a while and will check here again. Let me know if you go and I'll wait there for you.

To calm for paragliding looks like a fine day to get a ride in.

Coming from Lincoln I meet you all at the 174 / You Bet Road intersection around 10:15ish.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #100
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Yep . . . Sacramento is at least an hour from anything good.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #101
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Thanks for a fun ride today. Got to push my boundaries a bit and learn a bit more confidence on the bike. Was great to meet all of you. Hope to see you out on another run.
Post up the pictures when you can. Tod, don't forget the one of J. riding my bike up that rocky section for me. Next time maybe I will make it all the way to the top.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #102
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Nice ride today folks.

Good loop Todd thx. Your lucky I didn't have the camera out quicker at the Hotel. Could have made for some good captions. Rats maybe next time you can show us that classy trick.

Few pics

http://jaygordon.smugmug.com/Good-Times/Dirt-Bike-Rides/You-Bet-road/21330948_MgWdwP#!i=1698760383&k=jdBF6nW
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #103
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Post up the pictures when you can. Tod, don't forget the one of J. riding my bike up that rocky section for me. Next time maybe I will make it all the way to the top.
Okay...

Nancy and Tom are standing together and the headlight from the bike J.Gordon is on can be seen down below...



And here he comes on his way to resolving the issue....

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #104
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Nice ride today folks.

Good loop Tod thx. You're lucky I didn't have the camera out quicker at the Hotel. Could have made for some good captions. Rats maybe next time you can show us that classy trick.
My skills have been learned from years of honest dedication and relentless practice. Unfortunately, I forgot the kickstand was mounted on the other side of the bike when I stopped!

I tried to download the .GPX file for the route, but I couldn't get it to plot on either of my two mapping programs. Then I plotted the route on one of those programs but I cannot get it to fit on one map (or .PDF file). I will continue to work on it and post it if I can.

Good ride today. The group stayed together and there were no significant misshaps... except for parking the bikes in front of the hotel!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #105
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http://www.gethome.no/stein.sorensen/body_gpsdump.htm

Hey Tod

Have you ever tried GPSDump?
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