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Old 07-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #4051
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Is anyone planning to do the Ride Reno 200 in September? I'm thinking about signing up but would be hitting it solo, which I would rather not do. Just trying to see if there are any other solo guys wanting someone to ride it with or anyone who is cool with me tagging along.

All my riding buddies ride sport touring bikes, so I'm trying to make some friends in the Adventure department.
Reno area riding is awesome and I would go but I hate rollchart rides. I am GPS all the way now days
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #4052
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couple suggestions..

From SF... take hwy 280 south, to 92 west, to Skyline south.. to Alice's Restaurant, (Saturday 10 am hundred bikes there.). then south on skyline to hwy 9 south.. take to Santa Cruz.. Then back.. :-)

I am out n east bay, (so you'd gave to take 580 towards Livermore out of SF...but Mines Road is my favorite ride... (North Livermore road South off if 580...) make your way towards Lake Del Valle Regional Park, but turn left on Mines road befor you get there.. and great place Called the Junction..after 45min of beautiful roads.. meet the old husband/wife owners.. have a hamburger or pulled pork sandwich.. (and a cold beer if you dare..).. then on to Mt. Hamilton.. over the top.. (be careful tight turns and steep drops..), then down to 680... to get back to SF..

Fwy's blow around here, I'd suggest getting out at dawn, and getting out of town..

enjoy, be safe.


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Old 07-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #4053
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #4054
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Hi all! I am staying in San Francisco for a few weeks and looking for ride suggestions... mostly interested in day trip stuff. Any suggestions on fun twisty and scenic roads would be appreciated!
I'm in the east bay area and I'm somewhat tired of our limited roads. (Mines to Hamilton, Morgan Territory rd, Calaveras rd to Felton rd, are all worth doing)

I'd be looking at Google maps for ideas on south and north bay rides and trying to find roads like Soquel San Jose to Summit, Big Basin, and Skyline simply because it's got a few M/C folk gathering spots.(South) and if you head north there are some great M/C roads all over the Marin area including Mt. Tamalpias (Panamatic Hwy) Bolinas (Bolinas Fairfax rd) and that whole area for that matter.


But then that's just what I think and what I'd do.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #4055
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I'm in the east bay area and I'm somewhat I'm tired of our limited roads. (Mines to Hamilton, Morgan Territory rd, Calaveras rd to Felton rd, are all worth doing)


I've been riding Mines and Calaveras for around 15 years and still see them as a challenge every time- but I can understand running out to the Junction and back getting old. If you head on out to Patterson or up and over Hamilton, there are another hundred or more miles of prime twisties. And if you go up and over Hamilton, that is a great segway over to the multitude of offerings on the Peninsula or south to Hollister and Airline and all that.

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I'd be looking at Google maps for ideas on south and north bay rides and trying to find roads like Soquel San Jose to Summit, Big Basin, and Skyline simply because it's got a few M/C folk gathering spots.(South) and if you head north there are some great M/C roads all over the Marin area including Mt. Tamalpias (Panamatic Hwy) Bolinas (Bolinas Fairfax rd) and that whole area for that matter.


But then that's just what I think and what I'd do.
I can't stand the north bay but must concede there certainly are some nice roads up there. However you have to do them at insanely off hours to avoid deputy dog or the parade of moron cagers.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #4056
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I've been riding Mines and Calaveras for around 15 years and still see them as a challenge every time- but I can understand running out to the Junction and back getting old. If you head on out to Patterson or up and over Hamilton, there are another hundred or more miles of prime twisties. And if you go up and over Hamilton, that is a great segway over to the multitude of offerings on the Peninsula or south to Hollister and Airline and all that.



I can't stand the north bay but must concede there certainly are some nice roads up there. However you have to do them at insanely off hours to avoid deputy dog or the parade of moron cagers.
I agree with both points.

Perhaps my reluctance to promote Mines Rd. comes from not only traveling that road since before I could drive (To get to the snow and friends lived up there.) but it includes the knowledge that most of the ranchers up there willingly hog the lane with the understanding that their ranch trucks are much bigger than any bike they'll encounter. And the knowledge that my boss (Who built the big bridge at ~mile 15) has replaced his fence and picked up bike parts more times than he can count.

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Old 07-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #4057
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Reno area riding is awesome and I would go but I hate rollchart rides. I am GPS all the way now days
I think it said its GPS tracked as well. So you will be able to do that I believe.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:01 PM   #4058
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Hey BARRC,

Here's another dual-sport event, August 10-11, 2013, in Long Barn, on Hwy 108, easy-to-get-to-from-San-Francisco ...

Here's the Facebook page:
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Bungee Brent sez there'll be a great band there on Saturday Night ...

see you there,
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #4059
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Lake Alpine ...



Off to Lake Alpine ... Coffee first this morning at the Mercury Cafe, Octavia and Page ...

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Old 07-27-2013, 09:36 AM   #4060
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I like that little place! I stop in there sometimes when I walk from the Fisherman's Wharf to Market and Octavia to meet Eric after work.

Have a great time and take lots of photos




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Old 07-27-2013, 09:48 PM   #4061
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I like that little place! I stop in there sometimes when I walk from the Fisherman's Wharf to Market and Octavia to meet Eric after work.

Have a great time and take lots of photos
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How funny it would have been to see you guys there!

We're having fun ...



Best to Eric!

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #4062
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I hate rollchart rides. I am GPS all the way

+1 Rollcharts are for the birds.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #4063
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I think it said its GPS tracked as well. So you will be able to do that I believe.
Thx I will look into it
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #4064
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Calaveras Dome, Lake Alpine Ride ...

Hey BAARC,

Pic from today's ride ...



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