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Old 11-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #4216
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Nice. Hoping to head there next weekend if all goes well.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:22 AM   #4217
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A short blog about a week on the east side of the sierras (White Mtn and Death Valley)
It's a good follow up to all the talk about road closed signs in CC. There were a ton of those signs in DV...
http://deathvalleydirt.blogspot.com
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #4218
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I went through Clear Creek yesterday (New Idria to Los Gatos Creek Road - didn't do Spanish Lake or other county roads off it as I was solo and playing hookey from work). The road up from New Idria is unmaintained and quickly becoming a jeep trail - rock staircases forming, plenty of deep ruts, and whoops too - definitely an intermediate route

Without a mayor, New Idria gives me the creeps - I don't want to find out the meth heads have found it so I didn't stop.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #4219
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I went through Clear Creek yesterday (New Idria to Los Gatos Creek Road - didn't do Spanish Lake or other county roads off it as I was solo and playing hookey from work). The road up from New Idria is unmaintained and quickly becoming a jeep trail - rock staircases forming, plenty of deep ruts, and whoops too - definitely an intermediate route

Without a mayor, New Idria gives me the creeps - I don't want to find out the meth heads have found it so I didn't stop.
San Benito County isn't maintaining the road. SBC is also one of the poorest counties in California.

There is a family that lives next to town that are trouble makers from what I've heard. They don't own the town, but they act like it. They steal from the town and sometimes try to shoo people away. It's best to avoid all contact.

There are two paths up from New Idria to the summit. Lower and Upper. I forget which one is typically less nasty than the other. It's been a a few years since I've been over those roads.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #4220
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True that there are no *through* dirt roads open to motor vehicles, but the last mile or so of upper China Grade (up to Johansen Road at the Boy Scout camp sign) and White House Canyon/Creek (accessed from Hwy 1) are both dirt and open to the public (at least to the point where they are each posted closed).
I rode up China Grade yesterday and the gate @ Johansen was open. No sign prohibiting entrance so my buddy and I rode down to the intersection with Middle Ridge Rd (the first intersection, not down at Sandy Point). It was fun but I'm not sure it was legal. Saw two mtn bikers ... we kept the speeds down (1st and a little 2nd gear).

Also rode Lodge Road through the park. Paved - but stunning. Zero traffic.

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #4221
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Hey, I'm looking for some adventure riding partners in the Bay Are to ride with! I'm interested in doing day trips and overnight camping trips with some off road component to them. Would be great to find some people looking to explore out here!

I'm new to adventure riding around here and in general, but I have done some awesome riding in the Indian Himalaya before I moved here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4173476...7637857491694/

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Old 11-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #4222
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Hey, I'm looking for some adventure riding partners in the Bay Are to ride with! I'm interested in doing day trips and overnight camping trips with some off road component to them. Would be great to find some people looking to explore out here!

I'm new to adventure riding around here and in general, but I have done some awesome riding in the Indian Himalaya before I moved here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4173476...7637857491694/

Is this the best place to post this?
Welcome fellow inmate!!

Yep! tis the place to be! Most fellas will post rides they do on here. Some are organized others are not. Whenever you feel like going on a ride, just post up and see if you got any takers!

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Old 11-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #4223
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Hey, I'm looking for some adventure riding partners in the Bay Are to ride with! I'm interested in doing day trips and overnight camping trips with some off road component to them. Would be great to find some people looking to explore out here!

I'm new to adventure riding around here and in general, but I have done some awesome riding in the Indian Himalaya before I moved here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4173476...7637857491694/

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Nice pics! Welcome! Also check out http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...play.php?f=112, there's a small core of pretty active riders there.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #4224
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Nice pics! Welcome! Also check out http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...play.php?f=112, there's a small core of pretty active riders there.
Thanks for the welcome and the tips! I live in San Francisco... Would actually love to get out for a ride this weekend if anyone is interested.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #4225
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Thanks for the welcome and the tips! I live in San Francisco... Would actually love to get out for a ride this weekend if anyone is interested.
I'm 'tard style currently but was planning on doing a run this weekend. I can't do long freeway stints (or don't really want to). I was thinking out to the Junction and if I was feeling frisky, maybe up and over Hamilton...
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #4226
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I'm 'tard style currently but was planning on doing a run this weekend. I can't do long freeway stints (or don't really want to). I was thinking out to the Junction and if I was feeling frisky, maybe up and over Hamilton...
Which day? I could ride over Hamilton for lunch at the Junction (might go early and have some fun at Frank Raines in the morning come to think of it).
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #4227
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Oooh, my people.

Hi Lucas! (wakked1).

I'm definitely interested in joining some group rides in the Bay Area.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #4228
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Which day? I could ride over Hamilton for lunch at the Junction (might go early and have some fun at Frank Raines in the morning come to think of it).
Haven't decided. I'd love to hit Frank Raines, but I don't have all the hardware for the huge tank, so I'm limited to I'm sure a max of 150 miles, so I couldn't play long there.

Where are you coming from again? It would be good to ride together again. You still on the 640?

I gotta see what the boss has planned as I need to be on baby duty for a good while so she can get some stuff done.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:31 PM   #4229
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Haven't decided. I'd love to hit Frank Raines, but I don't have all the hardware for the huge tank, so I'm limited to I'm sure a max of 150 miles, so I couldn't play long there.

Where are you coming from again? It would be good to ride together again. You still on the 640?

I gotta see what the boss has planned as I need to be on baby duty for a good while so she can get some stuff done.
Yep, still on the 640, coming from San Jose. I'll ride back over Mt. Ham afterwards too. Maybe I could bring a transfer bottle, or something to improve that range?

I'll check with my boss too - preparations for Thanksgiving will be commencing I'm sure as we're hosting. But for now either day works for me.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #4230
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Yep, still on the 640, coming from San Jose. I'll ride back over Mt. Ham afterwards too. Maybe I could bring a transfer bottle, or something to improve that range?

I'll check with my boss too - preparations for Thanksgiving will be commencing I'm sure as we're hosting. But for now either day works for me.
Sounds like a fun ride, but I'm not sure I feel like an hour freeway ride each way (coming from SF)... I have a G650GS with stock tires - I'm curious would that be able to handle Frank Raines or would i need knobby tires?
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