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Old 05-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #3916
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #3917
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #3918
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Laugh Let's Ride!

We'll be at the Sheetiron this weekend ...

Hope to see some ADV/BAARCers ... always welcome ...

See you around the campfire ... or up on Mendo Pass!
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:45 PM   #3919
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Laugh Funduro and Sheetiron ...



I'll be up at the Deer Valley group campsite on Wednesday night and Thursday night for the Funduro (which is this weekend, up near Lake Pillsbury), and then riding over to camp with the Oakland Motorcycle Club with the Sheetiron 300 Dual Sport Ride ... camping in the Rodeo Grounds in Stonyford on Friday and Saturday ...

Here's a map of the way I like to get to Lake Pillsbury from Lower Haight ... Knoxville, Reiff, Walker Ridge, Twin Valley, French Ridge ... will probably be on the M-10 on Friday heading east to Stonyford ...



Pic of the view from Sheetiron Mountain looking towards the Snow Mountain Wilderness, I guess ...

From what I've been reading, there isn't likely to be any issue with snow this year ... have seen pics of people on top of Mt. Sanhedrin and Mt. Hull ... water crossings should be mellow, too ...

Thanks to the OMC for all their hard work putting on the Sheetiron ... 500 riders this year! Friday night is a lot of fun in Stonyford ...

The Funduro is great fun, too, if you didn't get an entry into the Sheetiron. Group of Moto Melee type-folks (vintage bike people) mostly from San Francisco ...

The Funduro/Deer Valley Group campout is an easy, free, show-up-or-don't campfire event ... The Sheetiron is a bit more involved, since they have a rider limit ... they do 'em every year, if this year does not work ...


Sitting around the campfire in Stonyford on Friday night ...


Becky, Super Suz and Larryboy ...


View of that part of the world from Walker Ridge Road ...


M-3, above Lake Pillsbury ...


Lake Pillsbury from Mt. Hull ...

Thanks to the Oakland Motorcycle Club for another wonderful Sheetiron 300!

Cary and I will be riding down and around Benton Hot Springs this Memorial Day Weekend ...

Wave if you see us!

see you around the campfire,
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #3920
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I don't want to hijack, but thought some folks on here might have something to share with me...

I'm looking for a work/live type place for 1 person in the Oakland area, that is motorcycle friendly. Looking towards the end of summer.

If you know of anywhere, PM me.

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #3921
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Hit the Lost Coast this weekend - was fun. Anyone else get to ride some dirty? Was all good until the rain came last night....

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Ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890637
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #3922
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #3923
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We made a marathon day of sunday to avoid traffic on either end of the weekend, had a good 15 hours of riding east of 101, lots of great tiny roads there, dirt/gravel/single lane pavement. No pictures were taken.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:02 AM   #3924
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I was coaching over the Memorial-Day weekend ... but during the Sheetiron week, we rode the Sequoia NF for the 3rd time this year!












Then we drove home Thursday, washed clothes on Friday, and got the street bikes to ride to breakfast early Saturday morning;




and rode down to the Songdog Ranch.



Our host prepared a GREAT dinner Saturday night & breakfast Sunday morning!

Twisty backroads over to the Solvang Vintage Moto Museum on Sunday ...




1925 DOT "Devoid of Trouble" Racer








Dinner Sunday night ...






And rode up the coast on Monday.



Ms.Caponord turned over 128k miles on the ride home. A fun-filled week of riding!

Quiz: What cool-ass mostly-paved road begins just past "Fog's End?"


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Old 06-01-2013, 03:30 AM   #3925
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Catfish, thanks for the reminder about Songdog, good to hear Rev is still holding the place open for camping. My group rode down there "religiously" each Spring and Fall for the events - Summer was tooooo hot - before it closed due to, as I recall, health department codes that started out as a noise complaint.

I plan to ride Carrizo Plain in the Fall, I'll send an email asking about camping costs - unless you happen to know? Nothing specified at songdog.com.

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #3926
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Nice stuff, Catfish!




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Old 06-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #3927
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Songdog!

First trip I took in CA when I moved here in '99 was to Songdog with a bunch of Sonoma CO. people. Big Red was one of them. That woman could ride - and had a big sense of fun.

I've camped there a couple times when riding down to LA. Good place to stop and Rev's always a good guy to talk to.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #3928
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I camped at Songdog a few times in the '80's .... I still have my Songdog bandana!!

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #3929
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Songdog & RevPack info ...

Jim (or Rev) has moved back to the Songdog ranch & making RevPack luggage again. His daughter & her family had been there the last few years.

The CG & lodge on the mesa are still there, but it is NOT an official, advertising campground. Old friends are welcome to stop by for the night or 2 or the weekend. He just asks that you call (800 # at Revpack.com) to let him know you are coming. Services are varied & negotiable.

The old songdog.com web site was/is ran by son Ben, but there is no real info there anymore. Just memories.

I remember when daughter Jenny left the ranch after high school, on the back of a S.F. Northstars motorcycle. She just moved her family from the ranch to Taft because her kids are in high school now.

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #3930
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Quiz and tonight and this weekend ...

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Ms.Caponord turned over 128k miles on the ride home. A fun-filled week of riding!

Quiz: What cool-ass mostly-paved road begins just past "Fog's End?"


Catfish ...
Hi Catfish,

Nice to meet you, briefly, the other day ...

An answer to your Fog's End quiz: Santa Rosa Creek/Cambria Road?

Thanks for the cool pics from Song Dog, Ventucopa, etc.!

OK, on to some of the usual SFMCjohn dribble:

We plan to be showing some roadracing at the SFMC tonight (18th St. & Folsom), 7pm ... from Ace Cafe Rob:
"I have just put together probably the best show of race coverage I've ever done.

Race 1. WSS from Portugal this morning. Maybe 7 or 8 passes in the last two laps. A stormer. Edit lasts 20mins.

Race 2. Hi-Def incredible footage of Friday's IoM Senior TT. So exciting I had to pause and take a break half-way through for a shot of rum. Edit lasts 45mins (the race coverage, not the rum).

If you'd like me to show it at the club Thursday I'd need to start at 7pm to finish in timely manner before the meeting.

I'd also like to invite a half dozen non-member TT fans, whom you probably know, to join us."

So, that's tonight, Thursday ...

On Sunday, June 16th, starting at 4pm, we're planning on showing the Catalunya MotoGP race ... also at the SFMC ...


Rossi fans at the SFMC during the Italian Grand Prix a couple of weeks ago ...



Finally, I have a vague plan to ride up and camp out at Buck Island tomorrow night (Friday), and then over to the Booneville Fairgrounds to camp with members of the SFMC on Saturday night ... guess we're trying to eat at Table 128 ...

BAARCers and ADVers always welcome ...

see you around the campfire,
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