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Old 04-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #3856
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Ben would make fun Of me anyways if I trailered or trucked
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #3857
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Anyway, we're doing a Sheetiron tune-up ride at Hollister and camping out Saturday night at Hollister Hills on April 27-28 .... some pics from last year's SI tune-up ride at Hollister:


I would like to make this ride and shake down my bike before Sheetiron. any extra room in the campground for a Husaberg rider.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:41 AM   #3858
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Anyway, we're doing a Sheetiron tune-up ride at Hollister and camping out Saturday night at Hollister Hills on April 27-28 .... some pics from last year's SI tune-up ride at Hollister:


I would like to make this ride and shake down my bike before Sheetiron. any extra room in the campground for a Husaberg rider.
Hi mtbjeff,

Hollister is fun, and there should be plenty of room for everyone ... we usually camp back in the Madrone campground, which is past the store, making it the last campground at the end of the access road ...

I think they now charge $10 if you're riding in to camp ... it used to be free if you rode in, because the $10 was a parking fee for tow rigs, but that was too good to last ...

I'll post up more info about what time we'll be getting there ... we may have some folks there Friday night, and we'll definately be there Saturday.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #3859
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Day rides if you ride in are free. If you haul your dirt bike in, you pay $5 for the day.

Camping has always been $10/night AFAIK.

BTW, Annual Pass isn't good for camping, only day rides. Which is kind of a rip off, but that's how it works.


Either way, it's cheap fun in my book. Even at $10, that's half what you'd pay at a National Forest. Even the ones without any trails to ride.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #3860
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Day rides if you ride in are free. If you haul your dirt bike in, you pay $5 for the day.

Camping has always been $10/night AFAIK.

BTW, Annual Pass isn't good for camping, only day rides. Which is kind of a rip off, but that's how it works.


Either way, it's cheap fun in my book. Even at $10, that's half what you'd pay at a National Forest. Even the ones without any trails to ride.
Always been $10? Nope it was $7 to camp and $4 to truck in the last time I was there. Hi Curt.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #3861
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Always been $10? Nope it was $7 to camp and $4 to truck in the last time I was there. Hi Curt.
So that was what? 15 years ago?

Cuz it's been $10 since at least 2007...


The point was it was never FREE to camp... AFAIK. I'm sure they've raised the rates once or twice over the years.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #3862
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So that was what? 15 years ago?

Cuz it's been $10 since at least 2007...


The point was it was never FREE to camp... AFAIK. I'm sure they've raised the rates once or twice over the years.
hmmm 2000 or so yea that's about right Once I found this place called Clear creek! I didn't go back send in your comment now to BLM or you will never get to ride it poor dirt bikers.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #3863
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hmmm 2000 or so yea that's about right Once I found this place called Clear creek! I didn't go back send in your comment now to BLM or you will never get to ride it poor dirt bikers.
Yeah, well, I'm still skiing the bunny slopes so to speak.

But at least that's where the ski bunnies are!
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:36 AM   #3864
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Day rides if you ride in are free. If you haul your dirt bike in, you pay $5 for the day.

Camping has always been $10/night AFAIK.

BTW, Annual Pass isn't good for camping, only day rides. Which is kind of a rip off, but that's how it works.


Either way, it's cheap fun in my book. Even at $10, that's half what you'd pay at a National Forest. Even the ones without any trails to ride.
That's good to know. I have alway's trailered in. I will have to test this out on Sunday!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #3865
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Hey all,

So, some of us BAARCers and SFMCers will be at Hollister Hills OHV Park on Friday, April 26th thru Sunday, April 28 ... for our annual Sheetiron Tune Up and birthday party ...

We'll be taking a group photo at 5 pm on Saturday in the Madrone Campground, and this Airstream should be there, starting Friday ...

There will be birthday cake for our mascot, AJ Murphy, who is in middle school, I guess, and is a good dirtbike and flat track racer ... We get together every year for AJ's birthday at Hollister, it is a fun time, and Clay, AJ's dad, says "no gifts!", so you all are invited, and would be very welcome ...

Mike, the Airstream guy, also plays the guitar around the campfire, which is fun ...

Also, we'll be showing MotoGP Austin at the clubhouse at 18th and Folsom starting at 4 pm on Sunday, April 21st ... I won't be there this Sunday, but motorcycle people and BAARCers and ADVers are welcome ... MotoGP at 6 pm ...

And we have weekly meetings at the clubhouse every Thursday ... I'll be there tonight ... everything a motorcyclist may wish to quaff at our fountain, KLR prices ... ha. Doors open around 7pm ...

OK, that's one way to keep my post count low ... double ha.

If you click on this pic, it will take you to more pics of a trip a few SFMCers did recently to Mercey Hot Springs, Clear Creek and Carrizo:
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A KLR, DR650 and KTM 690 ...

Hey, if you live in San Francisco, and are a motorcycle person, the SFMC is basically your club ... we've been around since 1904, and at 18th St and Folsom since 1947 ... we're always happy to see motorcycle people!

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #3866
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SFMCJohn - That photo looks awesome! I was just down that way a couple of weeks ago, but nothing I rode on was as cool looking as the trail in that photo. Care to post tracks?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:54 AM   #3867
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Hey all,

So, some of us BAARCers and SFMCers will be at Hollister Hills OHV Park on Friday, April 26th thru Sunday, April 28 ... for our annual Sheetiron Tune Up and birthday party ...

We'll be taking a group photo at 5 pm on Saturday in the Madrone Campground, and this Airstream should be there, starting Friday ...

There will be birthday cake for our mascot, AJ Murphy, who is in middle school, I guess, and is a good dirtbike and flat track racer ... We get together every year for AJ's birthday at Hollister, it is a fun time, and Clay, AJ's dad, says "no gifts!", so you all are invited, and would be very welcome ...

Mike, the Airstream guy, also plays the guitar around the campfire, which is fun ...

Also, we'll be showing MotoGP Austin at the clubhouse at 18th and Folsom starting at 4 pm on Sunday, April 21st ... I won't be there this Sunday, but motorcycle people and BAARCers and ADVers are welcome ... MotoGP at 6 pm ...

And we have weekly meetings at the clubhouse every Thursday ... I'll be there tonight ... everything a motorcyclist may wish to quaff at our fountain, KLR prices ... ha. Doors open around 7pm ...

OK, that's one way to keep my post count low ... double ha.

If you click on this pic, it will take you to more pics of a trip a few SFMCers did recently to Mercey Hot Springs, Clear Creek and Carrizo:
DSCN9899
A KLR, DR650 and KTM 690 ...

Hey, if you live in San Francisco, and are a motorcycle person, the SFMC is basically your club ... we've been around since 1904, and at 18th St and Folsom since 1947 ... we're always happy to see motorcycle people!

see you around the campfire,
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Nice pictures.
Good to know my BRP would fit in the group.
Is that camp site at Panoche Hills? I didn't know it was out there.
Is it near Mercy Hotsprings?
I've been across that road coming across from hwy 49 a few times but it has been over 10 years since the last run.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:24 AM   #3868
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SFMCJohn - That photo looks awesome! I was just down that way a couple of weeks ago, but nothing I rode on was as cool looking as the trail in that photo. Care to post tracks?
I know that this conversation has been had before, but I thought that the Panoche Hills were off limits to motorcycles, quads, etc. (open only to cars/trucks on existing roads). Has something changed?

Perhaps a plated bike is not considered as a motorcycle in Panoche Hills?
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:00 PM   #3869
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I know that this conversation has been had before, but I thought that the Panoche Hills were off limits to motorcycles, quads, etc. (open only to cars/trucks on existing roads). Has something changed?

Perhaps a plated bike is not considered as a motorcycle in Panoche Hills?

I see a license plate on that last bike in the pic, if it is ok for cars and trucks I guess it is ok for all plated vehicles. I know some of the roads around\through CC were opened up, just not positive which ones and the last time I went through there it wasn't like any of the trails I saw running off the main road had "closed" signs on them. Was too chicken to do any of the trails off the main road, last thing I needed was another ticket from big brother.


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Old 04-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #3870
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SFMCJohn - That photo looks awesome! I was just down that way a couple of weeks ago, but nothing I rode on was as cool looking as the trail in that photo. Care to post tracks?
Hi leo_jb,

It's the BLM land in Panoche Hills ... closed now for fire season between April and October ... no tracks, I'm still a map luddite ... It is a fairly small area, used mostly by guys who want to shoot guns, and by wildflower viewers, during a good wildflower year ... oh, and to graze sheep ...

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Nice pictures.
Good to know my BRP would fit in the group.
Is that camp site at Panoche Hills? I didn't know it was out there.
Is it near Mercy Hotsprings?
I've been across that road coming across from hwy 49 a few times but it has been over 10 years since the last run.
Hi woodsxr,
You'd be the bad-ass on the kick-start BRP ...

The Airstream is Hollister Hills ... the campsites in the linked photos are at Mercey Hot Springs and the Carrizo Plains ... the BLM land in the riding photo is near Mercey Hot Springs ...

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I know that this conversation has been had before, but I thought that the Panoche Hills were off limits to motorcycles, quads, etc. (open only to cars/trucks on existing roads). Has something changed?

Perhaps a plated bike is not considered as a motorcycle in Panoche Hills?
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I see a license plate on that last bike in the pic, if it is ok for cars and trucks I guess it is ok for all plated vehicles. I know some of the roads around\through CC were opened up, just not positive which ones and the last time I went through there it wasn't like any of the trails I saw running off the main road had "closed" signs on them. Was too chicken to do any of the trails off the main road, last thing I needed was another ticket from big brother.

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Hi r3r3r and Fasttrak,

I've heard that Panoch Hills was closed to bikes, too ... most BLM and National Forest areas I'm familiar with, when they say "no motorcycles" they really mean "no dirtbikes" ... we stay on established roads and have not had a problem, but YMMV ...

They are going to go to some crazy permit/day-limit-per-year thing in Clear Creek ... not sure about the wonderful county roads thrugh Clear Creek, I'm getting the impression the BLM is going to grab them and "close" them to the through-riding I've done there over the years ...

Supporting my motorcycle/dirtbike confusion hypothesis, however, is the fact that the BLM uses the phrase "registered vehicles" in their most recent Clear Creek plans ... as in "only registered vehicles may use established routes" ... in other words, no OHVs ... so, if I have a plate, I can go anywhere a jeep can go on BLM land.

It was ever thus ... my old time dirt bike buddies love to tell me how they rode all over the Bay Area on their dirt bikes ...

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