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Old 07-02-2014, 08:43 PM   #14536
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anyone coming Saturday ?
Really really want to, didnt get lights sorted yet. Will stop by Clawsons tomorrow to see what I can throw together.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:51 PM   #14537
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And just a quick update, the Central Sierra Noob ride is a go. The plan is for Aug 23-24, though some will be headed up and camping Friday the 22nd. There's a sign up list growing, check pg 1 of the thread. If anyone is interested, post in the THREAD or PM me. Seems like in addition to Noobs, there might be some people not falling over as well.

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:42 PM   #14538
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I know its a long way off but is anybody going to do the Barstow to vegas DS ride? Nov 28th and 29th. If i can get away I would like to at least do the second day.
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I would most likely ride it again with you. One day or two don't matter to me lets go for it man.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:43 PM   #14539
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What size bikes you doing this on?
I would guess it is a 01 XR6 1/2 R. Probley bought it from some clown near clovis. LOL...
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:45 PM   #14540
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The only way to conquer sand is to fight past the learning phase which is to keep on the gas, and steer with the rear, don't worry that the front is going bananas and keep loose, look ahead.

LA>BS>V has always been tempting every year.
I second the sand tip. steer with the rear...
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:13 PM   #14541
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I second the sand tip. steer with the rear...
And...stay on the gas.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:43 PM   #14542
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anyone coming Saturday ?
I'd like to but my body is still repairing itself... slowly at this age.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:02 AM   #14543
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170 mile loop tomorrow morning

Two of us are taking our DR650's for a day ride leaving from the Velaro gas station in Reedley at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for a 170 mile loop to Bald mtn. Probably will ride through Bald Mtn long before the fireworks.

The route:
Reedley
Dunlop to Milwood to the Heleport
Heleport to Davis Flat to Pine Flat to Balch Camp
Dirt to Dinkey via Sycamore Springs, Haslett, Nutmed Saddle and Dinkey Trimmer
Then Bald Mtn to Tocher lake (my first time to Tocher Lake)
On to 168, Shaver lake and back to Reedley

My GPS says it will be 14 hours of riding but I think we will do it in less time

Lots of great mountain loops in our neck of the woods.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:45 AM   #14544
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Two of us are taking our DR650's for a day ride leaving from the Velaro gas station in Reedley at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for a 170 mile loop to Bald mtn. Probably will ride through Bald Mtn long before the fireworks.

The route:
Reedley
Dunlop to Milwood to the Heleport
Heleport to Davis Flat to Pine Flat to Balch Camp
Dirt to Dinkey via Sycamore Springs, Haslett, Nutmed Saddle and Dinkey Trimmer
Then Bald Mtn to Tocher lake (my first time to Tocher Lake)
On to 168, Shaver lake and back to Reedley

My GPS says it will be 14 hours of riding but I think we will do it in less time

Lots of great mountain loops in our neck of the woods.
Damn ... that sounds like a good 530+sumo kit run. Been too long since I did a long all day ride. Hope its a blast - keeping my fingers crossed for something like this before summer is over.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:06 PM   #14545
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Is anyone doing the stewards of the sierra ride in a couple of weeks? Im considering doing at least saturday and was wondering if it would be doable for a pretty new rider and if a GPS is needed for it.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:15 PM   #14546
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Is anyone doing the stewards of the sierra ride in a couple of weeks? Im considering doing at least saturday and was wondering if it would be doable for a pretty new rider and if a GPS is needed for it.

Here is a thread about the ride ! http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=979723 To answer your question though NO you dont need a GPS but if you have one it would be a better option than using a roll chart. There are easy and hard splits where big bikes or newer riders can take the easier route. You may want to team up with one or two more riders as well. If you have any other questions lets get it on the dedicated thread so others can benefit from the Q and A's.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:42 PM   #14547
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Is anyone doing the stewards of the sierra ride in a couple of weeks? Im considering doing at least saturday and was wondering if it would be doable for a pretty new rider and if a GPS is needed for it.
Of course you can do it. If you don't have a GPS or roll chart thingy do like wrk2surf says and join in with others. And yes there are others on this board that will be there.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:11 PM   #14548
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Two of us are taking our DR650's for a day ride leaving from the Velaro gas station in Reedley at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for a 170 mile loop to Bald mtn. Probably will ride through Bald Mtn long before the fireworks.

The route:
Reedley
Dunlop to Milwood to the Heleport
Heleport to Davis Flat to Pine Flat to Balch Camp
Dirt to Dinkey via Sycamore Springs, Haslett, Nutmed Saddle and Dinkey Trimmer
Then Bald Mtn to Tocher lake (my first time to Tocher Lake)
On to 168, Shaver lake and back to Reedley

My GPS says it will be 14 hours of riding but I think we will do it in less time

Lots of great mountain loops in our neck of the woods.
Hmmm...



Sniff, sniff...

Reedly folk... On motorcycles...


DR650... But there's something else... A hint of old BMW... I'd say no more than 24, no, 26 hours old...

We came the same way on Sunday, scouting it out for the upcoming "noob ride". We did it on the downhill direction, but both ways look good. How was your ride?

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:46 AM   #14549
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Ya.......we were there......

We have one of the truly great riding areas on the east side of the central San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Tons of possible loops for dual sporting only minutes from our backyards.

I like that I can plan a route and then have multiple options along the way to adjust depending if I want to ride more or less. Do more stops or just ride non-stop. I like doing both.

With my 5.2 gallon Acerbis fuel tank, I can ride over 200 miles because I usually get 50 MPG.

My friend injured his shoulder in June, had a run in with a fire ring while camping on the coast at Kirk Creek, so he was more interested in an easy ride so after ridng Davis Flat and checking out the bottom of Verplank, we headed up to Dinkey on dirt out of Balch Camp on Sycamore Springs Road.





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Old 07-08-2014, 11:51 AM   #14550
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Rode to Dinkey but it was too early for lunch, they start at 11:00 a.m., so we rode past Bald Mtn to the turn off for Swamp Lake and decided we would rather just relax at Huntington Lake and have lunch there so we rode on.

Huntington Lake is the lowest I have ever seen it but it was a relaxing lunch anyway and then we rode through Big Creek and then back to Reedley on pavement. Having a Dual Sport bike gives me all the options I could want and let's me adjust my ride as I ride it.

This is the first DR650 I have ever owned and it is a great bike both off road and is a great hooligan bike for the paved twisties.

When I get a dual sport bike, the first thing I usually do is put on Dunlop 606's and I have a set waiting to put on the DR. However, I decided to ride the stock Trailwings and have been surprised how well they work on the pavement and are actually ok in the dirt.

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