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Old 07-01-2014, 01:25 PM   #16
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> Routes: (Shorter to longer).

Thank you!


> I think what people are saying is pavement riding is necessary to do any of the riding around the Lost Coast,it isnt an ohv area. People dont stage and ride dirtbikes there

Yup, this is a sightseeing dual sport trip for us, not an off road trip. I didn't quite realize how much pavement there was going to be. I broke down and bought some Shinko 244s for her bike. I'll be putting the 17s on my bike for this ride.


> Spark arrestors. If you do get checked by rangers, this is one thing they will almost definitely check for

Always equipped with SAs. I've lived in high risk fire areas, I WONT be starting one.


> I drove the Lost Coast yesterday... it is only 5 miles from the last
'Avenue of the Giants' to Scotia/Rio Dell exit.

Cool. I'll take her bike out for a spin and see if it can sustain 55+ mph.


>Another great resource is the California Coastal Byways book by Tony Huegel.

Bought it. Thank you amazon. And thank you to everyone for your suggestions.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #17
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Yes, and not terribly technical rides either. I've done most of the rides TwilightZone highlights on my B/S (Bright/Shiny) Airhead mit street tires.

The Dyerville/Fort Seward loop is awesome, great inland views. And be sure to go here:

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/G...9-4e0c3b431476

I think that's visible to everyone.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:46 AM   #18
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I'm working on turning this city girl into a class A redneck. I've got her riding a dirtbike, drinking craft beer, and eating poutine, but it will still be a little while before she's happy to sleep in the moto van....
Class A Redneck, Girls will be girls, but a class A redneck does not drink craft beer, or eat ?. No we drink Buds and eat cows. At night we lay our head on the ground and watch stars.

No moto van or staging, thems for city slickers.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:37 PM   #19
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I am gonna agree with this.

A redneck doesnt drink craft beer till hes over 40. Ask me how i know.

Shelter cove hotel for $180 is a true bargain. Serously. Rio dell has no ocean front anything. Get the shelter cove motel and call it the price of good living. You can walk to the bar and the beach in 5 min.

The money and effort you spend on horsing around the 101 will more than cover it. The ladys want to be comfy at night. Dont cheep out on this one bro.

From shelter cove hike south about 2 miles along the beach. There is an old aircraft carcass among the sand crabs. It went in the breakers after a dual engine flameout. Circa 1997. I was USCG at that time and arrived too late. Yada yada.

Ryan. Originally from the Lost Coast. Now living in New Mexico.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #20
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>"Rio dell has no ocean front anything."

True enough.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #21
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>From shelter cove hike south about 2 miles along the beach. There is an old aircraft carcass among the sand crabs.

Cool. Looks like no one got killed either:

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br...20001205X00346


> A redneck doesnt drink craft beer till hes over 40.
> a class A redneck does not drink craft beer, or eat ?. No we drink Buds and eat cows.
Over 40 = yup
delicious beer = yup
delicious beef = yup
Poutine = The greatest thing to ever come out of Canada. French Fries covered with gravy and cheese curds.


> Get the shelter cove motel and call it the price of good living.

I'd love to. $180+tax x 3 nights = not going to happen.


> No moto van or staging, thems for city slickers

If I rode to the Lost Coast I'd have to do 2 valve adjustments on the way. I've got one of them finicky orange bikes.


>At night we lay our head on the ground and watch stars.

With you 100% there, but I'm still a decade away from retiring. Once that happens I'll switch from little bike to big bike.

I really like the idea of doing a cb500x adventure bike conversion:

http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...onversion.html

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #22
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I am gonna agree with this.

A redneck doesnt drink craft beer till hes over 40. Ask me how i know.

Shelter cove hotel for $180 is a true bargain. Serously. Rio dell has no ocean front anything. Get the shelter cove motel and call it the price of good living. You can walk to the bar and the beach in 5 min.

The money and effort you spend on horsing around the 101 will more than cover it. The ladys want to be comfy at night. Dont cheep out on this one bro.

From shelter cove hike south about 2 miles along the beach. There is an old aircraft carcass among the sand crabs. It went in the breakers after a dual engine flameout. Circa 1997. I was USCG at that time and arrived too late. Yada yada.

Ryan. Originally from the Lost Coast. Now living in New Mexico.
The 4th of July party at Shelter Cove is nothing if not loud and lively,wheelie contest on beach,lots of explosions/drunken bufoonery.

Great Tidepool s to check out right at the cove.

Plenty of comfortable camping close to food and showers,if a person cant camp there,they cant camp.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:07 PM   #23
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Make sure to ride Bear River Ridge Road out of Rio Dell.... one of my favorites. Great vistas.
that is an awesome road!
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:15 PM   #24
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that is an awesome road!
The place we are staying is about 3 miles up the road from Bear River Ridge Road.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:18 PM   #25
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:03 AM   #26
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>"44 miles to the lighthouse:"

The last road is usually known as 'Windy Point' road.
Take the 'Lighthouse road' to the Mattole Beach Campground.

Couple hundred yards east of the campground, take the
road heading (south) up the bluff. On a nice day, there are lots of
'camera views' from the road.

Continue up the road to a fork. Right hand fork (dual rut) leads
down through a gate (open in summer). It goes down to
a cabin (sheepherders cabin) on the beach.

Punta Gorda light is a very short walk south from the cabin.
On a nice day... awesome place.

The Windy Point main road goes up a bit further to private property.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #27
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Rode the 'Lost Coast' this weekend.

Windy Point road - good, but the downhill road to the beach is pretty loose for a beginning rider.

Usal Road - Good, not a lot of dust. North Half of the road has
a few ruts (not big ones though). South half of the road is pretty 'flat'. Good road for a new dirt rider. 25 miles.

The east end of Monument (i.e. Bear River) has log trucks coming down.
So be careful going up that road.

Avenue of the Giants was pretty empty.
Fog on the beach, sunny inland.
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>Rode the 'Lost Coast' this weekend.

Thank you for the road condition update!



We've got 3 days of Lost Coast riding planned, about 90-100 miles per day.

Day 1: Usal Road
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