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Old 05-11-2009, 10:32 PM   #31
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Can plated bikes ride Knoxville as is?

I know what a green sticker is but what is a red sticker? And maybe, just maybe, an ADV sticker could get a guy off with a warning? Nudge-nudge, wink-wink...
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:30 AM   #32
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I know what a green sticker is but what is a red sticker? And maybe, just maybe, an ADV sticker could get a guy off with a warning? Nudge-nudge, wink-wink...
a plated bike is fine. Green sticker means year round legal in OHV parks. Red means seasonally restricted access (some of the area's are closed to Red sticker bikes in the summer). Plated is = green sticker as far as OHV parks are concerned.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:26 PM   #33
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I emailed the public works department about the gates of CR40 (Reiff/Rayhouse Road) as well as CR41 (the other dirt road off of Highway 16 that goes east). In particular, I was asking about the accessibility that was promised during the Board of Supervisors meetings.

Here is the response:

"The bridge over Cache Creek has been ranked unsafe for vehicular travel by the Caltrans underwater inspection.

The gate in the east side of CR 40 has been modified (with a five-foot wide opening) to allow pedestrian, equestrian, and off-road vehicle access only.

The gate on the west side of CR 40 remains closed for safety purposes, which is to prevent vehicular access over the bridge from the west; however, there is pedestrian, equestrian, and off-road vehicle access adjacent to the locked gate.

The gates on the remaining county roads (including CR 41) are open for public access."



From the pictures posted most recently in this thread, we can see that the west gate isn't as accessible as they say. I replied by suggesting that the rock on the uphill side should be removed. Or maybe we should just go out with a case of beer and some shovels and be done with it.....
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #34
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At least it sounds like we won't be in violation on the trail, though.

Thanks for posting this. I'm going to include this in my ride thursday.

edit. I've done some trail construction/maintenance during my CCC stint
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:05 PM   #35
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From the pictures posted most recently in this thread, we can see that the west gate isn't as accessible as they say. I replied by suggesting that the rock on the uphill side should be removed. Or maybe we should just go out with a case of beer and some shovels and be done with it.....
HLDMC Service project??? We should look into this on Friday of the HLD weekend.

I still haven't ridden this road the whole way.....we both know how my first attempt ended up.....

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #36
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Ahhhh, what a memory maker.

I have a folding shovel. I'm sure Eric has one, too.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:52 AM   #37
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Looks like a volunteer work group won't be necessary. I emailed Public Works again about the west gate, including adding the above photo, and got this response:

"Thank you for the information including the photograph of the closed gate. After further investigation, it was determined the gate on the west side of CR 40 can be open. O& M personnel will open the gate by the end of this week. "

I don't know if they plan to close it at the end of the summer as in years past. But the discussions at the Board of Supervisors meetings did not indicate they would.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:03 AM   #38
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Cpt. Ron can move mountains. (Or at least open gates)
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:43 PM   #39
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:00 PM   #40
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Thanks for the updated information on Rieff/Rayhouse.

I have a new machine that I want to play with on this road.

Here we are gettin our feet wet on Knoxville-Berryessa a few weeks ago:

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Old 05-26-2009, 01:07 PM   #41
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Is OPEN!

Superhunk and I went out and verified the gate status this last weekend. The western gate at the county line is wide open. That upper section of road is pretty nasty already from this last winter. The eastern end at Highway 16 has a new gate and concrete barrier to prevent cars from passing through, but more than enough room for any motorcycle, beemers included.

Even on Memorial Day weekend, it was really quiet out there. No other vehicles during the entire ride out there. The bathrooms at Buck Island (where the rafters would put in) are locked since BLM can't get vehicles out to service them.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:46 PM   #42
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Good news

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Superhunk and I went out and verified the gate status this last weekend. The western gate at the county line is wide open. That upper section of road is pretty nasty already from this last winter. The eastern end at Highway 16 has a new gate and concrete barrier to prevent cars from passing through, but more than enough room for any motorcycle, beemers included.

Even on Memorial Day weekend, it was really quiet out there. No other vehicles during the entire ride out there. The bathrooms at Buck Island (where the rafters would put in) are locked since BLM can't get vehicles out to service them.

Thats good recon and news
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #43
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Thanks for the recon, Ron.

I can't believe they actually opened it!! It's about time something worked in our favor.

I'll have to head out that way before everything drys up completely.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:56 PM   #44
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Looks like a volunteer work group won't be necessary. I emailed Public Works again about the west gate, including adding the above photo, and got this response:

"Thank you for the information including the photograph of the closed gate. After further investigation, it was determined the gate on the west side of CR 40 can be open. O& M personnel will open the gate by the end of this week. "

I don't know if they plan to close it at the end of the summer as in years past. But the discussions at the Board of Supervisors meetings did not indicate they would.
You the Man! Nice work keeping those dirt roads open.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:45 AM   #45
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I did a recon with some photos yesterday (6-2-09)

It's here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470961
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