|01-05-2013, 11:52 PM||#16|
Don't mean sheeit. .
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Berzerkeley, CA
I just wanted to chime in: I've ridden solo quite a bit in this area on those roads, but I wouldn't be doing it right now. There are places on reiff road and low gap road that can get really, truly muddy. Enough that getting a 950 (what I ride) or F8 unstuck by yourself can easily take up half a day. And there's plenty of ice around too. That said, it's probably worthwhile to dip a toe in by riding up to the gate on reiff, and riding a ways out low gap and a ways out sherwood road to get a feel for it. Walker ridge to bartlett springs to clearlake oaks might be do-able right now, or it could end like this:
(I turned around about a mile later, when the snow really did get too deep for my street tires).
Oh, and I wouldn't ride across that bridge, no way, no how. That's a lot of cold water moving pretty quick, with a big drop on the downstream side.
Have fun out there.
|01-06-2013, 01:28 AM||#17|
Joined: May 2010
Location: Oakland Bishes!
I've got a 500 mile route I have done that includes much of your route...Reiff, FH7, Low Gap, Railroad Rd., Bear Valley, Bartlett Springs, etc. You can do it in a day but not this time of year.
I'm up for a similar trip for a weekend, or day trips through Clear Creek if you're interested.
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|01-06-2013, 09:32 AM||#18|
Joined: Sep 2009
|01-06-2013, 08:46 PM||#19|
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Fremont, CA, USA
Thank you all for the tips and feedback.
Here's the ride report of what I ended up doing: Basically just Bartlett Springs Rd and I ended up meeting some folks (including ridejpride) so we went at it together. It got interesting in the ice on Bartlett Springs but I had a great time.
175 in the pouring rain and then in the frozen cold the next morning was also an interesting bit...
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