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Old 03-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #3241
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Hi All,

New to the ADV scene and looking to get more involved. Ive been following many threads on the site, especially the ones regarding MotoCamping, and have recently been working on gathering all the camping gear needed to do some camping on my bike.

Well I have finally scrounged most of the essentials together and although I don't have extensive setup that some have out there I'm ready to hit the road.

So I'm looking to find some people who might want to put a small trip together for a weekend (fri&sat night) camping trip somewhere up or down the coast from the Bay area. The weather is getting nice, so hopefully plan a trip soon.

Let me know if anyone is interested. Either PM me or just post a reply.

Hope to put a nice trip together

Thanks
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Welcome. You might be interested in riding in to the Mendo NF rally/camp out coming up in May: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757208

Don't know where in the Bay Area you are located, but you may also want to check SBR http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/ under the Dualsport forum. You will often find overnight rides being organized by local folks there.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #3242
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Welcome. You might be interested in riding in to the Mendo NF rally/camp out coming up in May: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757208

Don't know where in the Bay Area you are located, but you may also want to check SBR http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/ under the Dualsport forum. You will often find overnight rides being organized by local folks there.

Awesome thanks r3r3r and Woodschick . I hadn't seen the Mendo NF rally yet so that looks like a lot of fun, I will definitely try to make that. I live in the Sunnyvale area but am willing to meet up anywhere to go for a weekend trip. I'll check out southbayriders as well, and I have been keepin an eye on the BARF site too.

Thanks again and keep em coming if anyone else has any trips planned.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #3243
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Didn't you know? ...that is the Barbie Adventure model!

Well, at least it's not hot pink...

(it's a good bike for the price and you could easily remove some of the stickers to tone it down a bit)
I thought my bike was the "Barbie" bike:



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Old 03-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #3244
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Im a noobie to the Adventure Riding world. Got bit when I watched around the world . I really dont know where to start. I am thinking of doing an Alaska ride from SF (where I live) to Anchorage, but not knowing where to start.

What kind of bike do you think I need for that trip?
What gear and what shops do you recommend buying from?
And what accessories do I need for camping?


Thank you so much for the help.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #3245
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Im a noobie to the Adventure Riding world. Got bit when I watched around the world . I really dont know where to start. I am thinking of doing an Alaska ride from SF (where I live) to Anchorage, but not knowing where to start.

What kind of bike do you think I need for that trip?
What gear and what shops do you recommend buying from?
And what accessories do I need for camping?


Thank you so much for the help.
Spend some time on this site reading and learning. The answers to all your questions will come in due time grasshoppah.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #3246
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So I'm looking to find some people who might want to put a small trip together for a weekend (fri&sat night) camping trip somewhere up or down the coast from the Bay area. The weather is getting nice, so hopefully plan a trip soon.

Let me know if anyone is interested. Either PM me or just post a reply.
Once you get a plan together, just post up the ride details in this thread and you should find people to join you.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #3247
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Hi All,

New to the ADV scene and looking to get more involved. Ive been following many threads on the site, especially the ones regarding MotoCamping, and have recently been working on gathering all the camping gear needed to do some camping on my bike.

Well I have finally scrounged most of the essentials together and although I don't have extensive setup that some have out there I'm ready to hit the road.

So I'm looking to find some people who might want to put a small trip together for a weekend (fri&sat night) camping trip somewhere up or down the coast from the Bay area. The weather is getting nice, so hopefully plan a trip soon.

Let me know if anyone is interested. Either PM me or just post a reply.

Hope to put a nice trip together

Thanks
Cleric


Emmm, hopefully nice happens sooner rather than later - it's snowing in many places tonight. There are all kinds of weekend rides coming up too, just have a gander at the main western region thread. I for one was hoping for a dry March.....not gunna happen.

Cheers man
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #3248
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #3249
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Did you do your pre-ride today?
the prerun was good Luckett was on small bike so we didn't ride the wide open parts. we tried to go more goat trail.
pre Oysters are good! I eat 6 small, 6 med, 1 large, and 4 more small +17 1 Beer some bread.

May 19th oyster run? will that work for you guys?

as for the 4-1 run you guys have the gps and are welcome to put it together and go then if you like
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:31 AM   #3250
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Alaska....

I'm contemplating doing the same from here in Oakland. Thinking of leaving June 10th....
Will be in contact as I give it more research. Anyone else up for a ride to Alaska? Anyone local that's made the trip that would be willing to spill some knowledge over a few beers?


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Im a noobie to the Adventure Riding world. Got bit when I watched around the world . I really dont know where to start. I am thinking of doing an Alaska ride from SF (where I live) to Anchorage, but not knowing where to start.

What kind of bike do you think I need for that trip?
What gear and what shops do you recommend buying from?
And what accessories do I need for camping?


Thank you so much for the help.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:35 AM   #3251
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Sorry I couldn't make the "pre-ride." Love the oysters. I think I might have topped your 17.
I'll miss May 19 as I'm riding the Sheetiron that weekend.

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the prerun was good Luckett was on small bike so we didn't ride the wide open parts. we tried to go more goat trail.
pre Oysters are good! I eat 6 small, 6 med, 1 large, and 4 more small +17 1 Beer some bread.

May 19th oyster run? will that work for you guys?

as for the 4-1 run you guys have the gps and are welcome to put it together and go then if you like
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #3252
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Alaska ...

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I am thinking of doing an Alaska ride from SF (where I live) to Anchorage, but not knowing where to start.

What kind of bike do you think I need for that trip?
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I'm contemplating doing the same from here in Oakland. Thinking of leaving June 10th....
Will be in contact as I give it more research. Anyone else up for a ride to Alaska? Anyone local that's made the trip that would be willing to spill some knowledge over a few beers?
Hi GreenWolf and ColdC,

I've ridden up to Alaska from San Francisco a couple of times, once on a streetbike and once on a KLR ...




A 1988 BMW K75s near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai Peninsula ... any streetbike is suitable for a ride to Fairbanks or Anchorage ... I saw mostly Harleys and Goldwings ... The second trip, I took the KLR with TCK80s in order to ride up to the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway and to go to the ADVrider.com rally, Dust to Dawson in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.


The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon Territory Canada, during the Dust to Dawson rally ...

The Dust to Dawson rally is held in late June on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, June 20th this year. The rally is a hoot, and you can make a run up to the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway before or after the rally, depending on the weather ...




A campsite on the Cassiar Highway, and spring flowers on a dirt road near Kispiox, British Columbia (near the south end of the Cassiar Hwy).

I'm happy to talk about trips to Alaska almost any Thursday night here in San Francisco from 7pm 'til late, at the San Francisco Motorcycle Club at 18th Street and Folsom Street ... a few blocks away from Zeitgeist ... we'll also be there during the MotoGP season on Sunday afternoons, too, from 4pm to 7pm, any Sunday where there is a MotoGP race ... we'll be watching the race at the clubhouse ... maybe BenJava will show up to tell us about his Alaska adventures ...

I grew up feeling like a motorcycle trip to Alaska was a sort of pilgrimage all motorcycle guys made at least once ... June is the best time to go, IMO, weather-wise, mosquito-wise, rally-wise and daylight-wise ... but any bike and any time are the best bikes and times to go!

See you around the campfire,
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:17 PM   #3253
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SFMCjohn - Alaska

Excellent John, look forward to meeting you & downloading your knowledge.
Your photos made the desire even more acute. Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway and the Dust to Dawson was what I had in mind. Fairbanks, Anchorage, Prudhoe Bay?....I have at least a month or more....
I'll be making the trip on a KTM 990 Adv.
The only reason I won't go is that I have always ridden somewhere in Asia at least every other year and I skipped last year.
It will either be Alaska or Northern Thailand & Lao... done Thailand many times, Lao once... NEVER been to Alaska.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #3254
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Im a noobie to the Adventure Riding world. Got bit when I watched around the world . I really dont know where to start. I am thinking of doing an Alaska ride from SF (where I live) to Anchorage, but not knowing where to start.

What kind of bike do you think I need for that trip?
What gear and what shops do you recommend buying from?
And what accessories do I need for camping?


Thank you so much for the help.
Do gear research at REI, buy some there and some at Campmor.com, depending on price.

Practice makes almost perfect. Take your gear out as often as possible and carry a note pad. When you think of something that would make life easier write it down, when something worked poorly write it down. When you get home use your notes to improve your gear. If you dont use something at least 1 time in 2 trips, consider whether it is needed, unless its a safety item.
Use/buy items that can do 2 or more jobs when possible. A good example, carry a knife, spoon and fork or this:

Which has all that plus a cork screw, can opener, bottle opener and an awl! A little more weight but alot more uses!

And +2 on reading up on here!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:38 AM   #3255
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So SFMCjohn which trip did you enjoy more, the street bike or the KLR trip?? Too bad I dont live in SF anymore would like to make one of the club meetings. Born and raised just a few blocks from the Cow Castle, MANY moons ago.
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