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Old 02-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #4381
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Bexlee - I think you will find that in the Bay Area, the amount of rainfall is almost literally on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. Proximity to the ocean drives the amount of fog and rainfall. We live in Oakland about 4 miles from the Bay, but 15 miles from the ocean. It's warm and dry in the summer, and cool and damp in the winter. It's nearly always sunny -- we almost never get fog.

If you go inland further, over the coastal range, you get much more "continental" weather patterns - much hotter in the summer, much colder in the winter.

Then again, I have a friend that lives in the Sunset District in SF -- about 8 blocks from the ocean -- and he complains bitterly whenever the temperature is above 62, and he can see the sun.

There will be some neighborhood which will suit your weather desires.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:18 PM   #4382
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Hey Bex - welcome to ADVRider! Nice to see another woman around here!

Beale is north of Sacramento - so you have your pick of going into the Sierras vs heading over toward the area north of the Bay Area

Near Oroville there is "Clay Pit SVRA" http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25572

And, way west in the opposite direction - there's "Cow Mountain" - http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cowmtn.html

The BLM and NFS are your friends -- there are loads of dirt roads on BLM land and if you have a plated dirt/dual-sport with knobbies, you shouldn't have any trouble finding awesome places to get dirty.

You might have some fun here: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:50 PM   #4383
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Oh lovely that sounds brilliant! Thanks everyone and special Hi to you Jenn. Not many of us indeed. I have a community page in Facebook if you are ever on there. It's called GS Girls Riding. Stop by and say hi!
We are super-excited about the thought of moving either to NorCal or back to Colorado. Will digest all your fab info offered up and hope to have an update in the coming weeks/months. Cheers!


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Old 02-19-2014, 08:00 PM   #4384
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Planning/thinking about going to Stonyford or Middle Creek pending conditions and if anyone else game. Thinking about doing simple stonyford – Middle Creek ride or vica versa.

How about it what type conditions this week sat –sun 22 – 23? u game?

I’m a intermediate rider maybe
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #4385
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Planning/thinking about going to Stonyford or Middle Creek pending conditions and if anyone else game. Thinking about doing simple stonyford – Middle Creek ride or vica versa.



How about it what type conditions this week sat –sun 22 – 23? u game?



I’m a intermediate rider maybe

Can't this weekend but maybe next? What kinda road is that?


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Old 02-20-2014, 05:44 AM   #4386
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fire roads 2 wheel drive unless u want more or get off track. Using GPS route 4 1st time well see how it goes
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:24 AM   #4387
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FYI... There is a ranger station at Upper Lake that you can get maps at. Free.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:42 AM   #4388
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Planning/thinking about going to Stonyford or Middle Creek pending conditions and if anyone else game. Thinking about doing simple stonyford – Middle Creek ride or vica versa.

How about it what type conditions this week sat –sun 22 – 23? u game?

I’m a intermediate rider maybe
Should be great weather this weekend - I'd be glad to join for a single day, either sat or sun. I can bring a 650 or a 1200gs, would prefer the GS as it's new to me.

I've made a similar trip from Elk Creek to Lake Pilsbury on my 650, I'm cool with the terrain, though an intermediate rider on my best days, maybe...
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:44 AM   #4389
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New Film

Just saw this posted in another West thread. Wondering if we might be able to get a screening up here? Probably SFMCJohn is already on top of it??

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BABAE29AAFB6-road
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #4390
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fire roads 2 wheel drive unless u want more or get off track. Using GPS route 4 1st time well see how it goes
I'm up for anything but I am still kinda new to off road so won't be going super fast. How do you find off road routes?? Google maps is not working for me lol
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:26 PM   #4391
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plan @ this time is Fouts Springs SAT 9 9 30am have maps, new GPS, little knowledge re gps and ability to tuck tail between legs go back to camp. Easy stuff been there done that. gray Chev Silverado pick up

Sun iffy depends upon how Sat goes and prospect to camp O nite if solo Sat Sun not, but reserve right to change my mind
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #4392
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Has anyone done Soquel San Jose Rd? If so, is it fun, worth it?
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:16 PM   #4393
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Has anyone done Soquel San Jose Rd? If so, is it fun, worth it?
It's paved, but if you're lucky enough to get it with no traffic, it's fun. But usually there's enough traffic to keep you from having much fun.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:05 PM   #4394
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Im down for this on Sunday too but prefer to go with someone who has been here before. I just can't wait for spring.
hi - where is this (the pictures) at? i'm in the Sacramento area and very very much a rookie, this picture is the stuff that interests me - can anyone give a name/location?

thank you!
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:44 AM   #4395
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Hey leesagi, NOmamesSF, Madmax237, maxinux and all,

We're planning to have a campout in Hollister on
Feb 22-23rd ... usually stay at Madrone, up from
the store ...
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Be a bunch of us at Hollister, and probably just Cary and me at Mercey ...

BAARCers always welcome ...

see you around the campfire,
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Hey John, We will be up there around 10:00am tomorrow. Me on a XR650R and Mike on a black KLR.
Was gonna haul my XR400R but I'm just getting over a cold and probably won't ride much.

Is there a club banner or something to look for?

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