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Old 02-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #76
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When I was there last May, I did walk upstream a ways and I didn’t see anywhere I’d want to try crossing. But I did not cross the fence lines.
You don't actually have to cross any fence lines to find yourself on privately owned land. A lot of it is open-range out there, so it's hard to tell.
Easy rule of thumb is: Stay on the road and you won't be trespassing.

It is a shame about the closure, though, I too enjoyed riding Old Hernandez from time to time. Fun road.

At least there's still LaGloria.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:08 AM   #77
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It is a shame about the closure, though, I too enjoyed riding Old Hernandez from time to time. Fun road.
At least there's still LaGloria.
I would take Old Hernandez every time I went down or up Hwy 25. It made a nice break from all the high speed stuff. And it was part of one of my favorite loops from Hollister through Clear Creek. Nice ride.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:24 PM   #78
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I would take Old Hernandez every time I went down or up Hwy 25. It made a nice break from all the high speed stuff.
Yup, that's what I did, too. It was a nice little change of pace, and scenery, when you got tired of 25. I actually kind of enjoyed having to dodge livestock on the road.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #79
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I actually kind of enjoyed having to dodge livestock on the road.
Livestock in the road can help motorcycles get past slower traffic too. The last time I rode Mosquito Ridge Road out of Foresthill, we were stuck behind three of those short buses with rafts on top hauling people to the top of the rapids to do some whitewater rafting. We maybe could have passed one on that narrow and winding road, but not three of them. When they stopped for the cattle in the middle of the road, it was easy enough to thread our way through the cows while the buses waited for them to get off of the road.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #80
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I actually kind of enjoyed having to dodge livestock on the road.
Me too
I had a stampede going once on New Idria road.
I had too stop and calm the cattle down. I was afraid the rancher would shoot me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #81
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Re-resurrecting thread...

What about Fish Rock Road? Looks like fun. Doable on a Wee with Anakee IIs?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #82
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What about Fish Rock Road? Looks like fun. Doable on a Wee with Anakee IIs?
Sure. My wife and I accidentally took that road in our 68 Camaro going from Hwy 1 to 101. We didn't have enough fuel to turn back, so we rally raced the whole thing pretty hard Dukes of Hazard style. Just before we reached 101, the 6x9 speakers fell into the trunk because the bolts had rattled loose.

It has been a couple of years, but at the time there was quite a bit of washboard. On a bike, you could probably drive around it better than we did. Nothing too rough though.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #83
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Dug around and found this thread. Guess it's time to resurrect it again in hopes there's updates and some new routes. I tend to prefer to head north in to Marin and Sonoma counties.

I've seen Mendocino mentioned a couple times, and that's pretty accessible by my standards. What've people got up there that's either goaty, dirty, or good for a beginner dualsport rider?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #84
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Low Gap Road is fun, also Sherwood Road out of Ft. Bragg is one of my favorite roads up there. These have probably already been mentioned around here but they are a little north of the Bay Area.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #85
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Low Gap Road is fun, also Sherwood Road out of Ft. Bragg is one of my favorite roads up there. These have probably already been mentioned around here but they are a little north of the Bay Area.
Next time I head up that way, I'll try to check both out. Buddy of mine and I discussed doing a ride around there in mid August.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:19 AM   #86
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I'm in Sonoma and just getting into the adventure scene. Would love to find some roads and maybe meet up with a few of you guys for some rides.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #87
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:10 AM   #88
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Yes, but there isn't much to talk about once you get past the off road vehicle parks.

Come out here to the Sierras. There are lots of good choices. I still have a big list of dirt roads I need to try out.
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I am in Santa Rosa, ride a XR650L...cow mtn.. Knoxville.. anywhere
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:48 PM   #90
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Yep. I'm still figuring out this whole dirt thing. So far all I can really tell is that the bike is big, the wheels (Scorpion A/Ts) aren't right for the random bits of dirt I do encounter.

New tires are going on, just to better handle the odd mix of gravel and hardpack that's around here.
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