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Old 08-22-2011, 04:47 AM   #2296
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Wow...I'm sorry to hear that, Paul. I'm glad you got to go, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing the photos of you in your shiny new gear




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Old 08-22-2011, 06:25 AM   #2297
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:58 AM   #2298
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:27 AM   #2299
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I'm looking for routes in the Sierra/Tahoe area. I was thinking about getting this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Nevada-...4033625&sr=8-2

I figure that would be a good starting point for some rides. Has anyone used it? What do you think? Or can anyone recommend another resource?

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Old 08-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #2300
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I'm looking for routes in the Sierra/Tahoe area. I was thinking about getting this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Nevada-...4033625&sr=8-2
Huegel's books were written from a 4wd perspective. So if you're looking for single track, it'll be off the paths covered in his books. Huegel is on ADVrider, btw. He rides now.

I have most of his books, although I've yet to plan and ride a trip using them. I picked them up over the last year or so and time, money and a functional ADV bike haven't all aligned properly for that to happen.

I think you'll find that no single resource will be all you need. What I like about Huegel's books is the description and the difficulty rating. Of course, as I mentioned, it's intended for 4wd, so the difficulty may or may not be accurate for ADV riding. For example, some stuff is pretty narrow for a Jeep, but otherwise only of moderate difficulty. That might get rating difficult because it's tricky in a big vehicle, while a bike might cruise through without much trouble. Some rough areas might be a lot easier for a 4wd than for a big ADV bike, too.

I think his books, in combination with good maps, like the Benchmark Road and Recreation series of maps are a good start for planning rides.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #2301
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Or can anyone recommend another resource?
I also use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Backcountry-Ad...4037409&sr=1-1

It's amazingly comprehensive, including history, wildlife, many color photos. It's not aimed at dirtbikers, but it's a starting point for some interesting places to explore. It's a huge volume, very well written. The biggest shortcoming is that they are organized as day trips--pretty short for one-wheel drive vehicles (recommended to me by Larryboy, if I can namedrop here...)

The Benchmark atlas has amazingly useful graphics, very accurate, but just a mite too small of scale.

The Delorme atlas has a better (larger) scale, but is amazingly inaccurate in places and the graphics are not designed for usability.

I use them all though, along with Nat Geo Trail series maps, USFS maps, and NavTeq gps topo maps.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:12 PM   #2302
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Thanks for the tips guys. I went ahead and ordered the byways book and the backcountry book. My plan is to pick out some of their roads to use as a base for exploring.

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Old 08-22-2011, 10:12 PM   #2303
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I also use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Backcountry-Ad...4037409&sr=1-1

It's amazingly comprehensive, including history, wildlife, many color photos. It's not aimed at dirtbikers, but it's a starting point for some interesting places to explore. It's a huge volume, very well written. The biggest shortcoming is that they are organized as day trips--pretty short for one-wheel drive vehicles (recommended to me by Larryboy, if I can namedrop here...)
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Great info on more than just the trails and as per the theme, its intended for 4wd not bikes, so use our judgement!
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:16 AM   #2304
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anyone up for a hardcore DS ride this weekend? I have friday off and would love to go ride maybe up by truckee.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #2305
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anyone up for a hardcore DS ride this weekend? I have friday off and would love to go ride maybe up by truckee.
How hardcore and what bike are you riding?
Oh... And do you go to the gym to help me pick mine up
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:52 PM   #2306
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How hardcore and what bike are you riding?
Oh... And do you go to the gym to help me pick mine up
there is a trail that goes from almost reno to nevada city. I think its call Henness pass rd ? I dont think it will be to bad its a 4x4 trail. thats what I was thinking about for the ride. I am will ride a big xr600 or xr650r truck up there or slow ride up. I don't hit the gym but I have hit a tree or two. I will help you lift your bike but only if its 700cc or under first three lifts are free, after that its two beers prelift

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Old 08-23-2011, 01:05 PM   #2307
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I will help you lift your bike but only if its 700cc or under first three lifts are free, after that its two beers prelift
A three lift grace? That's very generous.

For bikes under 350cc, is it 6 lifts free and one beer per lift afterwards?

(I knew getting a 310 would pay off!)
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #2308
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A three lift grace? That's very generous.

For bikes under 350cc, is it 6 lifts free and one beer per lift afterwards?

(I knew getting a 310 would pay off!)
Oh man...990 ADV. How many lifts do I get for that?
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:23 PM   #2309
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:55 PM   #2310
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Route 8A Northern Nevada

Anbody know much about Route 8A Northern Nevada. Can't tell how good or bad the road is, wondering if it would be a good weekend ride up from the BA?

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