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Old 11-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Northbay Dual Sport Ride

Update. See post #26. Ride postponed.

How about a ride on a route we've done a number of times with riding groups.
Saturday 12/1 or Saturday 12/15 depending on weather.

Start in Santa Rosa, head north over the Geyers. Up to Hopland and east over
Old Toll Road to Lake County. Then do Cow Mountain from east to west and south on
101 back to Santa Rosa.

We'll meet at Bad Ass Coffee at 8:30am and head out from there.

If it's wet, knobbies or aggressive dual sport tires would be good. Any bikes are welcome.

Any questions just ask.

Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun Dean! I might be able to make in on the DR650 if it takes place on the 1st. Thanks for initiating the ride!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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Looks like this weekend is out.

Weather says lots of rain, possibly up to 12" by Monday in parts
of the northbay.

We'll see how the 8th is looking as we get closer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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definitely interested but not sure if my bikes are appropriate for the entire ride, however they would probably work fine for all but Cow Mountain (I'm guessing)....have a Triumph Tiger 955i and a DR650 supermoto...any thoughts on which would work better for this ride??
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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Dean,
ill be watching this. might work out for me. hope for less than that much rain.....
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #6
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definitely interested but not sure if my bikes are appropriate for the entire ride, however they would probably work fine for all but Cow Mountain (I'm guessing)....have a Triumph Tiger 955i and a DR650 supermoto...any thoughts on which would work better for this ride??
Either bike will work on the main road at Cow, unless it's muddy.
I'd take the DR then.

However, if the tiger has knobbies....
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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8th?

Hey Dean, is the 8th now an option - initially you mention the 1st and the 15th.

I would still be up for this weekend unless it is completely dumping (which it sounds like it may be). Bring on the mud!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:21 AM   #8
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Yipeeeee

Dean,

Great to see a possible ride being planned !!! I can only make the 15th so if that becomes an option, count me in.

Rgds...
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Hey Dean, is the 8th now an option - initially you mention the 1st and the 15th.

I would still be up for this weekend unless it is completely dumping (which it sounds like it may be). Bring on the mud!
Sorry. Going to Hollister that weekend to ride with my nephews.
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Either bike will work on the main road at Cow, unless it's muddy.
I'd take the DR then.

However, if the tiger has knobbies....
Thanks for the reply! this thread inspired me to ride part of the route today and my DR650SM worked great. FWIW Geysers RD had some washouts (including one with an unexpected stop sign ) , short stretches of gravel and mud but was fine overall. Old Toll road had lots of washboard sections and I had two sort of close calls on blind curves with pickup trucks going the other way, glad I was not going too fast. BTW found a most excellent new microbrewery in Kelseyville along the way

http://www.kelseycreekbrewing.com/

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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Sounds like fun. and it meets the most important of my criteria...a reason to ride. I'm in if the weather holds.



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Old 12-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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Still plan on doing this ride on the 15th. Again weather dependent.
We might have to change the route some. I wouldn't be surprised if
Cow is still closed.

I'm thinking after Old Toll Rd we head south through Cobb, down to Middletown
and then over Western Mines Rd. (Ida Clayton) that ends up in Alexander Valley.

We'll see.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:04 AM   #13
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Do you have an percentage estamite of paved/dirt? That would help in deciding what bike to bring.

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Still plan on doing this ride on the 15th. Again weather dependent.
We might have to change the route some. I wouldn't be surprised if
Cow is still closed.

I'm thinking after Old Toll Rd we head south through Cobb, down to Middletown
and then over Western Mines Rd. (Ida Clayton) that ends up in Alexander Valley.

We'll see.
sounds great, will definitely make it if the weather cooperates...
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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Ride still on for the 15th?

Hey Dean,

It's been awhile. Am too out of shape/practice to ride my EXC -- at least for now -- so I bought a Triumph Scrambler to bomb around on. If it's on, will definitely try to make it.

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