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Old 08-30-2011, 11:34 AM   #1456
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Hello all. I'll be visiting my girlfriend in Suisun City for a week in September and was looking for suggestions/riding partners for some M-F day rides while my girlfriend is at work. I was thinking of heading over to Point Reyes Lighthouse one day and checking out Prarie City SVRA another day. I'd like to do some dirt, but I won't have knobbies or a real skid plate yet, so I can't do any narly stuff yet. Any suggestions/takers? Cheers,
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I live about 30 min. from Pt. Reyes. Hit me up when you are around I can give a nice twisty tour if you would like......
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:34 AM   #1457
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I'll be riding my G650 X-country with the stock Metzler Tourances and plastic bash plate being my biggest limitations in the dirt. A nice country drive through some twisties would be fun as well. What's your favorite 3 - 5 hr loop? Thanks,
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Like I said above, Suisun Valley Road (also Gordon Valley Road is a good one) to 121 to 128 to Spanish Flat to Knoxville-Berryessa Road, which then turns into Morgan Valley Road. You can turn east onto Rayhouse/Reiff Road (Yolo County Road 40) that heads down to Highway 16, but the upper section may freak you out due to the rocks. It really isn't that bad and the hardest parts are downhill going east. From there you can high-tail it back via Highway 16 and various county roads to Winters then Pleasants Valley Road back to Lagoon Valley (between Fairfield and Vacaville). Or, take Sand Creek Road (Yolo County Road 41) over the hills to Arbuckle. From there, county roads back to Winters....

Or you can continue on Morgan Valley Road into Lower Lake. Depending on time, take Highway 29 south to Middletown and then take Butts Canon/Pope Valley Road back towards Lake Berryessa via Pope Valley. I highly recommend taking Lower Chiles Valley Road if you're returning to Highway 128. The road to Angwin is quite fun, too. The Silverado Trail in Napa isn't bad, and more than worth it if you go south to Highway 121 east. The section from Napa to Suisun Valley Road is a dream if you get a clear run.

The run to Sac can be boring as hell. To liven it up, take Highway 12 east out of Suisun. Then take Branscomb, Creed, 113, Hastings Island, Salem, Brown, Robben, Binghamton, Sikes, Delhi, Levee (Co. 104) to Mace Blvd. in Davis. After that, it's kind of just slab to get to Prairie City. You can return via White Rock, Grant Line, Kammerer, Bruceville, Twin Cities, Co. Rd 113 into Walnut Grove. Cross the river to Highway 160 to Ryde. Take 220 west to the Howard Landing Ferry (free). After the ferry, immediately turn left and ride the levee to the Ryer Island Ferry (also free) into Rio Vista. Highway 12 to "home" from there.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:35 PM   #1458
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I have Tues. and Wed. off currently, weather is cooling down. Let's ride.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #1459
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Hello Steve and everyone else. Hope everyone's doing well. Get your last few days of riding in and enjoy it. for those of you who don't know I'm out on the wrist injury. ride safe and have a good time
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #1460
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #1461
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In the past year if it wasn't for really bad luck I wouldn't have luck at all. Thanks for thinking of me Kyle
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:45 AM   #1462
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #1463
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get well quick...

Coming from a guy whose nickname at one time was "A.P." (for accident prone) I know of what you speak. Did you hurt your wrist riding? On the job? Heal fast, heal well.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #1464
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Lab2v

Any locals going to LAB2V this year? I will be riding the DR650 on the regular route with a few hard splits thrown in and meet up with some friends from RawHyde as well. I have never done it but I assume it will be similar to Sheetiron and LostCoast which I have done a few times now. I am deciding whether to ride down or truck down. If I truck down then some expenses can be shard - it starts in Palmdale and ends in Las Vegas which makes logistics a little difficult coming from up here - and by the way... it's the day after Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:52 AM   #1465
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I was thinking of going down to that LAB2V. I have a DR650 as well and everything I need to do this. When are you going down to palmdale and do you wanna meet up and possibly share a ride down?
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:50 PM   #1466
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I was thinking of going down to that LAB2V. I have a DR650 as well and everything I need to do this. When are you going down to palmdale and do you wanna meet up and possibly share a ride down?
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:27 AM   #1467
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Left Ukiah, rode Bartlett Spgs to Indian Valley reservoir, hauled ass out Bear Valley rd to Hgwy 16. Then finally went over Rieff-Rayhouse rd to Lower Lake, over Hgwy 175 and home. Just sayin...
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #1468
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Left Ukiah, rode Bartlett Spgs to Indian Valley reservoir, hauled ass out Bear Valley rd to Hgwy 16. Then finally went over Rieff-Rayhouse rd to Lower Lake, over Hgwy 175 and home. Just sayin...
Nice. Gate on Rieff-Rayhouse is still open? I thought they usually locked that up around october.

I did knoxville berryessa, hopland grade, and geysers last weekend- very nice, didn't see anyone out there on a sunday afternoon (after I passed the north end of lake berryessa).
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:29 PM   #1469
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I'm glad this thread is staying alive. Even better you guys are out there riding! I hope to be back in the saddle come spring.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #1470
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Left Ukiah, rode Bartlett Spgs to Indian Valley reservoir, hauled ass out Bear Valley rd to Hgwy 16. Then finally went over Rieff-Rayhouse rd to Lower Lake, over Hgwy 175 and home. Just sayin...
How was it? Just askin?
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