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Old 02-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #1516
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Fellas Seavoyage just moved to the Bay Area and is looking for riding partners and looking to explore the area. I told him this is the thread to post up rides and get out and ride.

If I wasn't a lame duck I would join up on this ride it looks like a good ride.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:47 AM   #1517
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Meet up: 8:45 AM Sunday, February 19, 2012

Starbucks
4470 Central Way Ste 100
Fairfield, CA 94534


Route:. http://g.co/maps/y4usq
off-road at Knoxville http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/knoxville.html

Weather: http://www.bing.com/weather/search?q...ca&FORM=DTPWEA

Knobbies NOT required. Must have license plate or Green/Red Sticker.
Working that day. I'm on a string of sundays right now.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:28 AM   #1518
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Hell, I always work Sundays... Low man on the totem pole at a corporate retail outlet. Get a discount on parts though (not that much, alas).
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #1519
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inmates ha how close to the discription that is.
while away at sea my managers dont like it when i compare going to sea is like going to prison with a chance of drowning.
i've been off work on a medical leave. all that time off. tends to lend to cabin fever.
i had arranged to go fishing with a co worker. i strapped my fly fishing 4 piece pole and hit the road petaluma up the 101 to lake Sonoma it was a great relaxing run the upper anderson valley along dry creek road was nice.
after waiting a half hour to fourtyfive minutes. we called each other with some miss understanding he went to spring lake i was up at lake sonoma. he rode his k 650. i was on my 74 R90/6.
after we blamed each other he was already in his marina in petaluma.
it was such a great day i took to the coast along skaggs springs road 50 miles to stewars point and down hill along the coast of highway 1. the weather clear, skys warm along the coastal run, smells , wind shears, sea kelp. and cow poop on the feilds. this was a great day and it allows.me bragging rights for yesterday.
tomorrow is an other day

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:33 PM   #1520
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i had a chance to meet up with a group of vintage bike riders at 55 i dare say i may have been the youngest riding my 40 year old R90/6.
the deal is on every sat morning to meet up at san marin high school in novato at 800 to 830.
then hit the road to navato out to petaluma point reyes station with a lunch stop over at point reyes.
in attendence some dozen or so bikes guzzi hondas suzuki royal endfield bsa my bmw.some. had other bikes as well.




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Old 03-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #1521
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Cow Mountain

Going up to Cow tomorrow before the rain Sunday.
I'll be at the Westside staging area between 8-8:30.

Anybody want to join, not a big bike friendly ride though.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #1522
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Going up to Cow tomorrow before the rain Sunday.
I'll be at the Westside staging area between 8-8:30.

Anybody want to join, not a big bike friendly ride though.

Give me a little more notice for a weekday ride & I'll probably join you. I haven't ridden the Beta at Cow Mtn yet.


Our March 22-26 Stonyford trip has been Mother Natured.

We're retreating to Cal. City for more Mojave Madness instead. If anyone is interested in some desert fun instead of CLOSED or snowed-out riding areas, come join us. Ride info & discussion in this thread.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:26 AM   #1523
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2nd Sunday evey month ADV/DS ride Knoxville OHV

We've scheduled for Saturday April 7th to free up Easter Sunday. We schedule this ride on the second Sunday every month...same meet up place, same meet up time...pending weather.
Informal ride to Lake Berryesa/Knoxville OHV

BARF Thread from previous months ride: http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums...d.php?t=394532 Feedback, pics, videos, opinions.
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Fear not! This is not hard-core dirt bike riding and knobbies are not required to ride this jeep trail. So it is okay if you do not have a dual-sport or ADV bike. All are welcome but you should feel comfortable riding your bike in the dirt, which is the same technique as wet pavement.

For the truly adventurous looking for a challenge: We've seen this terrain handled comfortably on H-D Sportsters, a V-strom with Passenger, a Ural with side car, a FZ6, vintage Triumph Bonnevilles, and sports bikes (See Sjaak[/URL] Lucassen on an R1: )

NOTE: This is an INFORMAL RIDE.

There is no assigned lead or sweep. For those that would like to join the ride but skip the dirt portion of the route, you have the option of continuing on to the gas stop in Lower Lake on CA-29.
Hardcore dirt riders on plated dirt bikes/lightweight DS: Explore the single track around Knoxville OHV heading West... you will be challenged! A Trials bike with a 4-gal tank may be more appropriate...

Gas stops are sparse on this route (80 miles to Cache Creek Casino refuel point, ~160 miles round trip) so please have a full tank of gas when you arrive at Starbucks.

So if you're feeling adventurous to join this ride, meet us at 8:45am.

PLEASE READ GUIDELINES BELOW. THEY WILL APPLY.

Meetup:
Starbucks
4470 Central Way Ste 100
Fairfield, CA 94534
KSU at 9:00am (adjust for DST as appropriate)

Route: Test your navigation skills and route planning. Set up your GPS waypoints and roadbook reader, and navigate your way through the described route. Download .gpx
Link to Rallye/Raid navigation instructions
Link to GPS Coordinates converter
Additional .gpx tracks[/URL] of off-road area courtesy of Catfish

Head North on Suisun Valley Rd to Rt-121 Wooden Valley Rd to Rt-128 Cappell Valley Rd (38.493100 -122.246933) to Berryessa Knoxville Rd. (West side of Lake Berryessa) for the multiple stream crossings.

Morgan Valley Rd. to the South Entrance of the Knoxville OHV area (N38.79.013 W122.21.182 or 38.829010 -122.347183 ). Turn left into Knoxville Devil's Head Rd. then follow signs to "Lower Camp" (38.810018 -122.374649).

Head North out of "Lower Camp" on Jeep Trail to "Upper Camp"/Staging Area and back onto Morgan Valley Rd. Download Knoxville OHV Trail Map

Instead of heading to Lower Lake: Find the mysterious Rd-40!
Morgan Valley Rd. East on (38.858157 -122.407608) Reiff Rd./County Rd 140A/Rayhouse Rd./Rd 40 all the way to CA-16 at Cache Creek Regional Park.

Refuel at Cache Creek Casino (38.734502 -122.143979) on CA-16 if necessary.

Return the way we came to maximize off-road time and stay off the boring slab.

A few maps, pics, videos of the off-road route. Courtesy of SFMCjohn
Berryessa Knoxville Rd video
Morgan Valley Rd. to Knoxville OHV video
Knoxville OHV Lower Camp to Morgan Valley Rd. video
Reiff Rd video
Rayhouse Rd. to Cache Creek video

Stragglers: For those unable to get up at O Dark thirty in the morning... isn't that the reason Starbucks follows the word 'Beyond'? Try to catch us on the way:

First checkpoint: intersection of CA-121 and CA-128 (Poser's 38.445632 -122.196448 ) ~ 9:45AM (depending on how fast we strafe CA-121.)

Second checkpoint: South Entrance to Knoxville OHV on Devilshead Rd. off Morgan Valley Rd, (38.824697 -122.354908 or N38.79.013 W122.21.182) ~ 10:30AM if no one drowns in the several water crossings on the Northend of Lake Berryessa. Chance to empty bladder and suck in the fresh air... and for the posers to excuse themselves by staying on the slab to make Lower Lake for lunch.

Third checkpoint: Reiff Rd./Rd-40 and Morgan Valley Rd. (38.875733 -122.424216) Probably 12 Noon. Had enough dirt? break off and head out on slab.

Fourth checkpoint: Cache Creek Bridge in Cache Creek Regional Park (38.915212 - 122.318602) off CA-16. 1:00PM Ditto: Had enough dirt? break off and head out on slab.
GPS, Camelback, and Camera highly recommended. Brown bag lunch if you prefer. Take videos/pics or there is no proof you were ever there.

Weather: forecast. Rains 48 hrs. prior to KSU cancels events due to flooding and muddy trails.

**GUIDELINES TO RIDE KNOXVILLE OHV RECREATION AREA**
•All vehicles must be street licensed or have a current off-highway vehicle registration (green or red sticker)
•All vehicles must be equipped with a properly installed muffler and a U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrester.
•All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators must wear a D.O.T. approved safety helmet.
•No operator of an all-terrain vehicle may carry a passenger when operating on public lands. However, the operator of an all-terrain vehicle, that is designed for operation off of the highway by an operator with no more than one passenger, may carry a passenger when operating on public lands. (CVC 38506).
•Please respect our neighbors and stay out of private land.
•Yield the right of way to pedestrians, horses or bicycles.
•All roads and trails in the area have two-way traffic. Be alert and always stay to the right-hand side.
•Please stay on designated trails. Avoid cutting switchbacks or driving through stream bottoms and wet meadows. Devilhead Road is a county road, therefore only street licensed vehicles are permitted.
•This area is open to hunting year round. Be extremely cautious when riding during peak hunting seasons.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #1524
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Hey fellow Adv riders, making the jump from dirt to adv riding, just picked up a Strom last week



Looking foward to hooking up on some rides, I live in Willits Ca.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #1525
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Cool strom. Post up if You have a ride and need a buddy or join a ride if one pops up. rrsteves lives in ukiah and rides a lot. Rumor has it a heard of TAs are going to be roaming mendo this summer.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #1526
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LOL wonder if the Strom will make trail 16 I need to learn some nice loops for sure.

Riding this weekend, Tomorrow Saturday I have band practice around 6 so we want to get in a small ride. Thinking of riding up to Legget, take 1 down to 128 or hit 253 to Boonville and from there who knows, maybe head back to Ukiah or go south through Napa over to Lk County and back, depending on time.
Sunday we have all day so looking to do a bigger ride, I really want to head north and hit 36 to 3 to 299 and stop in Redding to say hi to my son but it might be to early for that ride, I need to get a map.

So riding this weekend if anyone if interested
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #1527
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Working this weekend,

available Tues. or Wed though. Can't tell if your DL is 650 or 1000. Not that familiar with them though they intrigue me a lot. Inmate Joe fro SF goes the same places on his 650 as I do on my KLR. With more style as well I might add...
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:24 PM   #1528
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. Inmate Joe fro SF goes the same places on his 650 as I do on my KLR. With more style as well I might add...
Thanks for the plug Steve.

Bob, the Strom is a great adventure bike platform, but it needs a little work. Before:



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Old 04-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #1529
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Can't ride weekdays right now but our next ride will be Sunday the 6th,
Nice Strom, what skid plate are you using?
We got in a couple nice rides over the weekend though. Saturday we rode up to Leggett took hwy1 and came out through Boonville. Watch out, that part of hwy 1 between Leggett and the coast has green moss growing on the rd


Then on Sunday we took Berressa/knoxville rd from the Lk County side to Berryessa, thats a cool rd. Wraped back around on 121 to 128 through Garberville, about 260 miles. That last 50 miles we had to stop a few extra times, the seat is soft but I need to check into a softer seat then stock.


Fun weekend, logged about 400 miles.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #1530
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Nice Strom, what skid plate are you using?

That last 50 miles we had to stop a few extra times, the seat is soft but I need to check into a softer seat then stock.
Skid plate is from Adventure MotoStuff. I highly recommend them for Strom related stuff. http://www.amotostuff.com/adventure_...f/AMSVSEP.html The owner Chad is a long time supporter of the Strom community.

I still have the stock seat, but use an Airhawk pad for long trips. Works well and is easy to remove when I get to the dirt.
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