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Old 08-31-2012, 09:18 AM   #31
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we could camp in my back yard

I will roll the bike onto the grass if needed.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:37 PM   #32
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Nothing? No one can tell me if its a street or dirt ride? Ok thanks anyway, out...

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #33
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We don't even know what Kiel is bringing yet. What's it gonna be, Kiel? FJR or BMW?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #34
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Nothing? No one can tell me if its a street or dirt ride? Ok thanks anyway, out...
Matters where Kiel decides to go, who shows up, and with what gear.
This will only be the third event, but the previous two have been more street oriented. Since its mostly unorganized, you get to do whatever the heck you want!
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #35
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Nothing? No one can tell me if its a street or dirt ride? Ok thanks anyway, out...
You could do either. Don't get discouraged due to slow replies. This thread is moving at the speed of glue at the moment. Hang in....
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #36
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Hey Gilli, May I make a suggestion. Ok, I will anyway. Groover Hot Springs at Markleville is a good spot. Great Camp ground, with Hot Springs, East side of the Sierras where the colors are much better, Hwy. 4, beautiful road.
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I second Grover Hot Springs. Remember how you about froze your little sack off at the Sierra Soiree? It is just over the hill to the south. Moniter pass/Hope valley is colorful. The heated pool will be done.

I ain't riding in no snow.
Grover Hot Springs SP would be nice. It's certainly pretty up there, but I'm pretty sure that there is very little around there. The nearest town is Markleeville which, if memory serves me, is really small. I've been through there a couple of times, and I don't even remember seeing a store. Please correct me if I'm wrong (like I have to give you guys permission!).

I've never been to Big Trees so that would be my suggestion, but I think you all have done that one before. I'm not familiar w/anywhere in El Dorado or Placer counties. Maybe someone could educate?
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:09 AM   #37
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I am not pushing Grover Hot Springs, just some facts. There is a grocery store in Markleeville. A bar/restaurant and a card lock gas station. A seasonal Deli that should be open until the end of Oct. 6 miles away on 88 is a general store in Woodfords with at least a breakfast/lunch restaurant. Minden/Gardnerville and a Casino complex/store/gas station at Topaz lake within 20 miles.

There are a few other seasonal small grocery stores and restaurants available to accommodate fishermen.

I came down 88 last year after this event and Hope Valley was packed with cars and people enjoying the "colors", I don't know about Markleeville. Monitor pass should have a good view of them and the road itself is worth traveling.

This so far has been a big adventure bike event, but there are dirt roads in the area. One off 89 to 395 with some spur roads off it.

A disavantage for me is it is in my backyard. I do the 108/89/4 loop many times during the summer.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #38
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Sounds like a recon ride might be necessary.

I'm still curious about places in Placer/El Dorado.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #39
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Did I hear Recon?

Another ride idea, the recon ride for GillaFunk's color ride...
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #40
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A disavantage for me is it is in my backyard. I do the 108/89/4 loop many times during the summer.
Same old thing for you. That's a drag. Are you familiar with any of the Plumas County stuff I listed earlier?
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #41
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Not enough to make any CG suggestions. Ridden 32,36, 89, Gold lake loop, some dirt from Paradise to 89.

For Colors you really need to travel to the Eastern Sierra. The location last year was a nice one and would not mind going back. There is a lot of area to explore and some small paved roads I missed out on.

Getting there was half the fun. Hwy 49 from the house to 89 was an exteneded tail of the dragon. 89/88 back was very colorful.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #42
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Not enough to make any CG suggestions. Ridden 32,36, 89, Gold lake loop, some dirt from Paradise to 89.

For Colors you really need to travel to the Eastern Sierra. The location last year was a nice one and would not mind going back. There is a lot of area to explore and some small paved roads I missed out on.

Getting there was half the fun. Hwy 49 from the house to 89 was an exteneded tail of the dragon. 89/88 back was very colorful.
There we go! Sounds good to me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #43
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A bit north of where you are thinking, but maybe in the future?

Feather river Canyon



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Oroville-Quincy Hwy

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #44
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Sorry for the delay folks, I am just back from a 3,000 mile through the PNW.

I am sorting this out now and will determine the location within the next week. It would appear hot springs somewhere would be where many want to go.


As for the rest of you with questions....this is not an 'event'. Its a 'Here is where I'll be. Show up if you wanna come hang out and ride'.

That said, I just blew out the suspension on the FJR....so for me, its either the GS or the DR on this one.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #45
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I'd like to come, but I don't know anyone and need help setting up my tent. Plus, if there is a gravel road I'm scared and might drop my bike and don't want to scratch my powder coated crash bars.
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