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Old 06-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #22561
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Shit I don't know any of that area all that well. Rode to the Rock Inn for the first time with YOU like six months ago. Rode sawmill to gorman for the first time two weeks ago; and that was alone

And I got new graphics a couple months ago. All red now...
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #22562
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hi eric, once you're up in southern utah, there are 3 ways you can get to toroweap (from colorado city, hurricane, and st. george). all 3 roads are interconnected by navajo trail. minimum gas you need to have is 300 miles range (i'm sure your gsa has more than that).

ranger todd will strictly enforce the 6 people and 2 vehicles per campsite. 1 motorcycle is counted as 1 vehicle, size doesn't matter.

if you stay on the main road, no problem for big bikes. the ride down to the canyon from bar10 may be tough for others, but after this weekend riding with you, you should have no issue. you can always turn around if you don't like it.

have a good time.
Thanks for the tips. Geomoto has helped with tips too. My biggest thing right now is simply getting someone to do it with me. I don't feel comfortable doing it solo.

As for Todd, I've got a few things I'm working on to address that situation. I've been in touch with a few in Congress (McClintock, Campbell) who touch the National Parks and am trying to get a few journalists to pick it up. Kicking out campers who are fatigued and in need of rest without a lot of other options is a safety issue and based on "congregating" seems to me a first amendment freedom of assembly issue.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:00 PM   #22563
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carbed, and it was a 525exc bored out to 540.

already have 50T. i need is more seat time.

earl, where are you riding this weekend? Nukes?
Oh, I thought it was some new model!

Or, try a 48, or +1 on the CS sprocket to smooth out the low end power delivery.

Another option is a larger rear knobby with a larger foot print.

Sun, we're parking at the Gorman main entrance parking lot and hitting LPNF single track/fire roads.

Sat is still up in the air, will nail down by Friday.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:28 PM   #22564
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Looks like weekend plans may have changed...

any recommendations on n00b friendly routes to hit in sequoia nat'l forest?

Saw there's some trails like freeway ridge or rancheria road, but something that takes us through the woods would be awesome...

any suggestions?
Get a AAA Kern county map and explore the fire roads in the section of Sequoia between Jawbone and Lake Isabella (Paiute Mtns). There's enough to keep you busy all day, it's noob friendly and lots to see - old mines, sawmill, fire lookout, old ranch cabins and secluded meadows. The Paiutes are at about 4000 feet so it's cool and the entire area is in pine trees. You can stage in Jawbone Cyn and follow the Jawbone road up to the forest. Btw the fire roads are accurately depicted on AAA maps and you can trust the mileages between road junctions.
Wow, that sounds so good I've almost talked myself into going up there!
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:28 PM   #22565
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Sun, we're parking at the Gorman main entrance parking lot and hitting LPNF single track/fire roads.

Sat is still up in the air, will nail down by Friday.
earl, someone told me that if you have a plated bike and parked outside gorman, you don't have to pay the entrance fee if you're just driving or riding "through". is that correct?

dude, how come you never invited anyone from this thread?.... j/k man. enjoy the ride!




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Thanks for the tips. Geomoto has helped with tips too. My biggest thing right now is simply getting someone to do it with me. I don't feel comfortable doing it solo.

As for Todd, I've got a few things I'm working on to address that situation. I've been in touch with a few in Congress (McClintock, Campbell) who touch the National Parks and am trying to get a few journalists to pick it up. Kicking out campers who are fatigued and in need of rest without a lot of other options is a safety issue and based on "congregating" seems to me a first amendment freedom of assembly issue.

todd is a special case, haven't seen one like him yet. even the people we met there know todd for his dedication to the "rules".

if you decide not to do this trip, there's always the WMRS weekend at the end of next month.

i am planning to organize a ride and camp north of mammoth. here's the general plan.

thursday pm - meet at mammoth
friday am - ride to walker pass and camp overnight
saturday am - ride back to mammoth via bodie, camp or motel for the night.
sunday am - ride to wmrs

lots of miles. i still have to find out if the snow at walker pass is gone.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #22566
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Where exactly you talking about? You would think I would know where Walker pass is. I am running into drifts at the 8-9k' level. All I have found are passable by going around the edges.

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i still have to find out if the snow at walker pass is gone.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #22567
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earl, someone told me that if you have a plated bike and parked outside gorman, you don't have to pay the entrance fee if you're just driving or riding "through". is that correct?
Yup. Tell the people at the kiosk that you are going to the NF and no charge.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:44 PM   #22568
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earl, someone told me that if you have a plated bike and parked outside gorman, you don't have to pay the entrance fee if you're just driving or riding "through". is that correct?

dude, how come you never invited anyone from this thread?.... j/k man. enjoy the ride!
I've heard that, but have never done that myself, $5 isn't going to kill me and it goes to keeping the SVRA system running.

Join us if you'd like to, looks like we'll all be on 2 smokes and zinging away Sun!
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:00 PM   #22569
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Where exactly you talking about? You would think I would know where Walker pass is. I am running into drifts at the 8-9k' level. All I have found are passable by going around the edges.

dammmn! that much still huh..

thanks for the info, lol and that much killed plan #1.

now, go to plan #2, camp somewhere north of bodie near hawthorne and at 7k feet.....yeah jeff, give me some teaser tracks for the ktm rally...
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #22570
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dammmn! that much still huh..

thanks for the info, lol and that much killed plan #1.

now, go to plan #2, camp somewhere north of bodie near hawthorne and at 7k feet.....yeah jeff, give me some teaser tracks for the ktm rally...


You know that if I drop the pig too many times on this ride you are going to have to lift it for me.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #22571
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Working on that this weekend. It was 89 yesterday in Gardnerville so that snow might all be gone by then.


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dammmn! that much still huh..

thanks for the info, lol and that much killed plan #1.

now, go to plan #2, camp somewhere north of bodie near hawthorne and at 7k feet.....yeah jeff, give me some teaser tracks for the ktm rally...
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #22572
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if you decide not to do this trip, there's always the WMRS weekend at the end of next month.

i am planning to organize a ride and camp north of mammoth. here's the general plan.

thursday pm - meet at mammoth
friday am - ride to walker pass and camp overnight
saturday am - ride back to mammoth via bodie, camp or motel for the night.
sunday am - ride to wmrs

lots of miles. i still have to find out if the snow at walker pass is gone.
"big bike-friendly" I bet, huh?
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #22573
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You know that if I drop the pig too many times on this ride you are going to have to lift it for me.
that's very untexan to wait for someone help u get the pig up.

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"big bike-friendly" I bet, huh?
oooops!
small bikes are welcome ........






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Working on that this weekend. It was 89 yesterday in Gardnerville so that snow might all be gone by then.

i heard there will be a gathering of big twins this weekend in your neck of the woods....
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:01 AM   #22574
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Looks like weekend plans may have changed...

any recommendations on n00b friendly routes to hit in sequoia nat'l forest?

Saw there's some trails like freeway ridge or rancheria road, but something that takes us through the woods would be awesome...

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novos, looks like you're the only one riding this weekend. so, still going to the sequoias?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:02 AM   #22575
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novos, looks like you're the only one riding this weekend. so, still going to the sequoias?
We'll be at CNF with Rich this Sunday.
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