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Old 12-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #1021
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That should be a fun day.. I spent some time this afternoon riding trails off of MRR and for the most part there isn't too much snow in the sunny places. There were a few fun spots up at higher elevation though like this section of Chicken Hawk Rd:




Have fun on Saturday, I'll be stuck at work all day.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #1022
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yea its me! you were on the r100gs right? i still think thats the smartest choice of the boxer twin gs'. Yea, lets ride. im working for awhile thru the holidays. i'll dig thru my cell phone, i think i have a pic from that little ride.

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Hey Juan,
I just caught up with this post. The old GS is a keeper. It's done the Continental Divide, Copper Canyon, Baja, etc. You always have to compromise somewhere with dual sport/ adventure machines but this one is most often my go-to ride for longer dirt/street adventures. Thanks for posting the pix. (Damn ... I have a big head!)
Hope we can do some riding when the snow clears.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #1023
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That should be a fun day.. I spent some time this afternoon riding trails off of MRR and for the most part there isn't too much snow in the sunny places. There were a few fun spots up at higher elevation though like this section of Chicken Hawk Rd:




Have fun on Saturday, I'll be stuck at work all day.
Maybe next time. Got four riders so far. We'll be heading west and north going through Colfax toward Chalk Bluff, hopefully staying below the snow. FH is at 3200 and there are still patches of snow halfway down to Auburn.

Can't see the pic. I have a trail off MRR, but it is very short. ;-)
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:10 AM   #1024
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As of right now today (Tues.), everything above about 3000' is too snowy, but melting fast.

Damn bears in the trash again...anyone up fer some bear wrestling?
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I got tired of that mess real quick. Put three handles (two on lid, one at bottom that is used for emptying) on a screw-top haz mat plastic barrel and you are done. I chained it up for a few attempts so it wouldn't be carried off, but they learned quick after chewing on it some with no success and now they just tip over the neighbors' cans instead. Was funny to see them jumping and stomping on it, but the lid holds, as the threads are massive. Rubber sealing gasket on the lid is a bonus too.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #1025
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Wow, had to really search for the Sac thread. Guess cold weather and snow hampers riding somewhat. ;-)

We should find a bit of everything; including pavement, FS roads, ST, and some snow. Could be some pointless hillclimbs and maybe some sneaking around (only if lost, of course), so be comfortable with that. Easy bailouts at any time to meet up later or to go home early via I-80, etc. Should be back by dark or shortly thereafter. May not find anything as challenging as FH's T5 & T6 (they may be snowed in), but you should be comfortable on stuff like that with your size of bike/skillset. Otherwise you may not enjoy parts of the ride. Stock fuel range should be fine.

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My schedule just opened up. Where in Foresthill are you meeting tomorrow? (pm sent)
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #1026
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #1027
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I was supposed to get the DVD for Christmas. Guess Santa didn't think I was a good boy! I'll be working so I can't attend the showing in sac. I'll just have to see what I get for my birthday... :(
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #1028
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anyone heading out saturday?

foresthill, georgetown area, downieville, nevada city. im good for anything, i havent been offroad in months.

let me know, i know foresthill typically shuts down the ohv area for winter, gotta protect us from ourselves, but georgetown usually is at least partially open. even some fire roads would be cool.

i get off saturday morning at 0630, if all goes well, maybe meet somewhere around 1030 or so depending on how far i have to drive.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:12 PM   #1029
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I'm working Sat. but I can report that Lowell Hill and Chalk Bluff roads are open and loopable. The mud bowls on the top of Chalk Bluff are full though. Heck, other than NF road closures almost everything is more or less snow free, you could probably make it all the way up to Graniteville without any serious problems.

Supposed to be some wet weather coming in next week, so this weekend might be your last chance.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:18 PM   #1030
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I rode Yankee Jim's, and around Gorman ranch area on Monday.... No snow and fairly dry.

Probably will do chalk bluff Monday
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:06 PM   #1031
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We should find a bit of everything; including pavement, FS roads, ST, and some snow/ice. Will be some pointless hillclimbs and maybe some sneaking around (only if lost, of course), so be comfortable with that. Easy bailouts at any time to meet up later or to go home early via I-80, etc. Should be back by dark or shortly thereafter. May not find anything as challenging as FH's T5 & T6 & WST, but you should be comfortable on stuff like that with your size of bike/skillset. Otherwise you may not enjoy parts of the ride. Stock fuel range should be fine.

Tea and crumpets during Eldo's trials demonstration at 8, roll out at 8:30ish

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Old 01-08-2014, 08:41 PM   #1032
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Im a maybe, Ill have to check my schedules, may call in sick for this.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #1033
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Im a maybe, Ill have to check my schedules, may call in sick for this.
There are four of us so far, likely five.
Will go to Plan B and ride all legal stuff. Like WST outa FH and beyond. Black Diamond ST until snow too deep, then back to Plan A (Chalk Bluff/BR) if time.

StuInFH screwed with this post 01-10-2014 at 09:13 AM Reason: updated rider count & route
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:34 PM   #1034
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Riding tomorrow, pm if interested
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:38 AM   #1035
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Great conditions on the trails above Nevada City @4-5000'! Dusty! -Fri 11 Jan.

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