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Old 08-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Looking for riding buddy's

Hello
I'm Kenney I live in Hollister CA
I own a XR650L and I want to do some adventure riding but I have nobody to go with
I'm a experienced rider and have the right gear
Thanks
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Maybe check this out??
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks but it seems more geared to women and street bikes
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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Thanks but it seems more geared to women and street bikes
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Huh? You might want to look at that thread a little bit more closely...
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:20 PM   #5
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Hey Kenny, Eric here. I live in Gilroy, I also own a 650L (675 high compresion motor) and yes I would be interested in doing some rides in the future. Will be gone riding long distance this weekend but later on I would be interested.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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Also interested in some rides in your area.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:51 AM   #7
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Many times when out on 25 on my street bikes I see a lot of trailered off roaders taking a left about 40 miles south of Hollister southeast towards Coalinga. Isn't there a dedicated off road area or track out there somewhere?
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Many times when out on 25 on my street bikes I see a lot of trailered off roaders taking a left about 40 miles south of Hollister southeast towards Coalinga. Isn't there a dedicated off road area or track out there somewhere?
I imagine you're thinking of Clear Creek which, at the moment, has been "temporarily" closed by the BLM because of what they deem a health risk from naturally occurring asbestos in the soil. It is a sore spot with many local riders who have riding there for decades as kids and with their kids with zero health issues. Ask anyone in the area who rides and you'll get an earful. :(
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #9
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Hello
I'm Kenney I live in Hollister CA
I own a XR650L and I want to do some adventure riding but I have nobody to go with
I'm a experienced rider and have the right gear
Thanks
Hi Kenny

I have the exact same problem, I have bikes, experience and no one to ride with. What makes it worst is, I have a place in northern Cal that I can stay at and ride from, with hundreds if not thousands of miles of back roads, fire roads, trails and single track in the area. I have ridden a lot of the area in the past. If any of this interests you let me know.

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:25 PM   #10
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I imagine you're thinking of Clear Creek which, at the moment, has been "temporarily" closed by the BLM because of what they deem a health risk from naturally occurring asbestos in the soil. It is a sore spot with many local riders who have riding there for decades as kids and with their kids with zero health issues. Ask anyone in the area who rides and you'll get an earful. :(
You can ride the County roads. Clear Creek road through to New Idria. You can even do an out and back towards Santa Rita Peak on R11.


I do a loop through there a few times a year.


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Old 09-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #11
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Hi Everyone - It has been a while since I lurked around here.... I lead a monthly Adventure Ride up an down the Central Sierra range. I work at Cycle Specialties BMW Triumph in Modesto. I try to aim for the 3rd Sunday of the month. We usually have 10-20 riders each month. Rides are free and something i started doing because there are lots of people looking for riding buds. This is a great way to meet a few!

The rides are not gnarly. I try to make them fun without getting people in over their heads.

If you would like to be on my email list, just shoot me a PM with your email address.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #12
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If you would like to be on my email list, just shoot me a PM with your email address.

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Excellent suggestion! I know Gail personally and he is a stand up kind of guy...
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #13
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Excellent suggestion! I know Gail personally and he is a stand up kind of guy...
I know Gail also. but he is more of a horizontal type guy spread out on the trail
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #14
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Hi Kenny

I have the exact same problem, I have bikes, experience and no one to ride with. What makes it worst is, I have a place in northern Cal that I can stay at and ride from, with hundreds if not thousands of miles of back roads, fire roads, trails and single track in the area. I have ridden a lot of the area in the past. If any of this interests you let me know.

Tony
Tony, check the Chico Dual Sport Riders thread occasionally. Several of the locals get up to or near you fairly often. You have suggested several interesting overnight rides in the past that I was very tempted to try and join. The timing didn't work but maybe it will sometime.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #15
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Come to our rallye. You'll meet lots of assholes there.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900863

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