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View Results: What do you want to see on this ride? Choose as many as you'd like
PCVance lead a group down the infamous Verplank? 6 33.33%
The Grinch make it down Verplank (and the Grinch's balls grew THREE sizes that day) 2 11.11%
PotentialScat rescue crazy Verplankers (again) 3 16.67%
High Country Herb make his now famous camp Spam Sushi 7 38.89%
Long Tall Superfly Sally stick the landing 7 38.89%
Adrisley's tire changing tutorial 6 33.33%
Shesaid make it to third gear 5 27.78%
Hesaid fall down in front of the crowd, not hidden away where no one can see... 6 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-02-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Central Sierra Noob Ride 1.5?

It's too soon for a Part II, but I think we'll have time to squeeze in on more ride before the winter gets here!

I'd been half-heartedly planning a get together with some co-workers to play with their dirt bikes, and some other locals expressed an interest, so what the hell, let's post it up and give it another go.

The short version:

Who: Anyone who wants to ride. This one is off-road bike friendly

What: General purpose riding around, there are roads and trails

Where: The Millwood OHV area in the Hume Lake ranger district of the Sequoia National Forest

When: November 8th and 9th

Why: Not

The long version:

The general idea here is to gather/camp at the Millwood OHV area. I imagine we'll claim one "official" campsite, and make that the main focal point (something we lacked last time). Info on the Millwood area can be found here:

Forest Service info on Millwood

Rider Planet info on Millwood

General purpose Google map

As mentioned, this area is OHV friendly, so feel free to bring whatever bike(s) you have, it'll even be during "Red Sticker" season. Plated bikes can roam further, but there's plenty to do. Along those lines, I'll add links to the Forest Service's maps, both the MVUM and the (slightly easier on the eyes) Motor Vehicle Opportunity Guide. Look for Millwood to be about where roads 13S97, 13S70, and 13S92 all meet.

Now, this will be early November, so weather may be an issue. I'll be keeping an eye on it, and posting as needed. My Forest Service contact has high hopes for us though. I'll make a sign up list here, and add/edit as needed, and in the thread we can discuss who wants to ride where.

A few pics from about the area:


road from Millwood


road near Millwood


up at Cherry Gap

And if y'all are interested, I can even lead (plated bikes) to this crazy contraption:



Sign up list:

1) Hesaid and Shesaid , TW200 and DR650

2) Jwoltz?

3) Mramosc, WR250R

4) Piedralone?

5) McKay (grandpa-style)

6) PCVance?
7) Sfeatherstone, DRZ400 (at least, I think that's what the means)

8) Ironbasher on a Beta

9) CaliforniaPants

10) Cwenger, more bikes than he can ride...

11) Gebogen

12) Sarathmenon, F800GS (drool...)

13) y0y02369

14) Gogirliegirlgofastgo? With a Razor?

15) Justkip?

16) Flying Narwhal

17) FiveOJester?

18) Mrfirstbase0?

19) Desertrat, on Sunday

21) Vsnqust, on an orange bike from Colorado

22) ?

can't forget a poll!

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Old 10-02-2014, 09:18 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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In, Ill be riding grandpa style with Martin or drinking beer and making fun at base camp .

Not sure about camping yet, can a big ass rv get in there?
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:12 PM   #4
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Definatelly IN!

(on a WR250R)
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:53 PM   #5
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Won't make this because I will be in LA that weekend, but I look forward to finally catching one of your group rides...maybe 2.0 Cheers, Matt
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:11 PM   #6
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I WAS in 3rd gear! It's a TW200!

I like the way I was automatically included. I didn't even know Hesaid was planning this until I walked in and saw him checking on the poll!
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:15 PM   #7
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Bummer, I'll be in Death Valley practicing how to land correctly that weekend. If that changes, I'll rock.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:55 AM   #8
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I'm in, I' ll even bring the firewood if it looks like it will be legal by then. Ironbasher1
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #9
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How big of a ass rv do you have? Looks like the rd is pretty good to the staging/camping area.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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I'm flattered that someone voted for my Spam creation, but I won't make this one. I will be at an auto cross that weekend.

Besides, the last one was about all the Aprilia can handle. I need to get a dirt bike. I want something vintage: either an early 80's CR250 2-stroke, or a Fat Cat.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #11
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I'm flattered that someone voted for my Spam creation, but I won't make this one. I will be at an auto cross that weekend.

Besides, the last one was about all the Aprilia can handle. I need to get a dirt bike. I want something vintage: either an early 80's CR250 2-stroke, or a Fat Cat.
Too bad you won't make it-- the vintage Fat Cat will be available for pondering over.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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count me in for at least the first day
maybe the entire time if i can psych myself up enough to do some camping/find acceptable motocamping gear
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:19 PM   #13
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Herb, it sounds like you need a bike from Service Honda.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:27 PM   #14
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count me in for at least the first day
maybe the entire time if i can psych myself up enough to do some camping/find acceptable motocamping gear
Ill be driving up in the truck, I have a 10ft trailer I can latch onto as well. Split gas and you dont need motocamp gear. Open offer until the transport runs out of room.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:07 PM   #15
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Oh cool thanks for the offer! I'll see whats happening and what kind of stuff i have around and if im interested i'll get back to you.
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