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Old 02-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #4411
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Unfortunately no, I see Adrian, Doug and Barry in that photo though. Got nothing on the schedule for that weekend, so I'll toss Holister on the calendar tentatively!
Don't forget Jason Beren, ha! :-)
He was with you guys that weekend ...

Hope to see the Vampires again, soon!
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:42 PM   #4412
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Hollister ride.

Great pics John. Thanks for including Ken and I. I hope we can hook up again in the future. Please keep me informed of any future rides in the area.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:42 PM   #4413
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:40 PM   #4414
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That Hollister ride looked like a good time, John!
One of these days, I swear, it's going to happen.
I spy a Husky TR650 in one of those photos! Who is riding it?

I took mine to Carnegie last weekend. The semi-bald street tire I had on the rear made it a little more adventurous than I would have liked but it was fun just the same.













I couldn't really complain about the 650 being heavy and unwieldy on the trails since my friend David was on his Super Tenere...
















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Old 02-26-2014, 10:22 AM   #4415
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That Hollister ride looked like a good time, John!
One of these days, I swear, it's going to happen.
I spy a Husky TR650 in one of those photos! Who is riding it?

I took mine to Carnegie last weekend.
Hey WC!

Looks like another beautiful day at Carnegie ... Thanks for posting!

The pic with the cool TR650 is from last season, one of the Vampire guys had just purchased it ... maybe maxinux will chime in with a name for us ...



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Love this pic ... long-time friends having fun with motorbikes!

We'll be at Mercey April 6th and Hollister Hills again for A.J.'s birthday ride (no presents say his folks) on April 19-20th ... Maybe Mendo Rally, Sheetiron ...?

I'm sure we'll see you and Eric around the campfire, soon ...
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:43 AM   #4416
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Rare to see riders in fully buttoned up suits at Carnegie. Must have been a cold day..... I usually sweat it hard even in the winter if the sun is out. I think the Super T would vow just fine on Happiness Valley...
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #4417
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is this too good to be true?

just saw over from ADVpulse's facebook that clear creek is opening back up next month!

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-rides/cl...in-california/

which is great... i've never been able to ride clear creek, and would love to explore the hell out of it... but this part makes me slightly annoyed:

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The park will be open to street licensed vehicles only, such as Dual Sport and Adventure Touring motorcycles. The BLM says, 5,070 acres of the land “will be managed to emphasize primitive, non-motorized recreation opportunities.” Touring of the area by motorcycle will require a permit and visits will be restricted to 5 days per year to limit health risk. Clear Creek is expected to re-open after a 30-day appeal period on March 14, 2014.
i can understand opening it to only dual sport bikes, but why open it and then restrict it to only 5 days per year? maybe 30+ days, and not only 5 days. that's lame... not only that, but doesn't it then cause a management problem for the BLM to try to keep track of how many days each person gets permits for?

it feels like a tease from the BLM, we're going to open it, but you can't ride it... and you have to get a permit from a BLM office to do so? is/are there other BLM riding areas in northern California that require a permit to access?
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:16 PM   #4418
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just saw over from ADVpulse's facebook that clear creek is opening back up next month!

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-rides/cl...in-california/

which is great... i've never been able to ride clear creek, and would love to explore the hell out of it... but this part makes me slightly annoyed:



i can understand opening it to only dual sport bikes, but why open it and then restrict it to only 5 days per year? maybe 30+ days, and not only 5 days. that's lame... not only that, but doesn't it then cause a management problem for the BLM to try to keep track of how many days each person gets permits for?

it feels like a tease from the BLM, we're going to open it, but you can't ride it... and you have to get a permit from a BLM office to do so? is/are there other BLM riding areas in northern California that require a permit to access?
So you can ride through there as the road is open right through the middle of it, but if you go elsewhere, you can only do it 5 days a year? Typical Kalifornistan stupidity.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #4419
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So you can ride through there as the road is open right through the middle of it, but if you go elsewhere, you can only do it 5 days a year? Typical Kalifornistan stupidity.
BLM is federal.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:32 PM   #4420
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BLM is federal.
Nevertheless ... Typcal kalifornistan stupidity ...

I'm imagining a gate with a combination lock ...?
Get your pass and they give you the combination ...

Speaking of State vs Federal, I'd love to hear how San Benito County justified giving the BLM power over how I get from Los Gatos Road to the Panoche Valley over Clear Creek Road on (what used to be) a county thoroughfare ...

Not to put too fine a point on it: Typcal kalifornistan stupidity ...

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PS: fun history of the Moutaineers MC and how Clear Creek was
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http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/124831/
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:55 PM   #4421
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just saw over from ADVpulse's facebook that clear creek is opening back up next month!

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-rides/cl...in-california/

which is great... i've never been able to ride clear creek, and would love to explore the hell out of it... but this part makes me slightly annoyed:



i can understand opening it to only dual sport bikes, but why open it and then restrict it to only 5 days per year? maybe 30+ days, and not only 5 days. that's lame... not only that, but doesn't it then cause a management problem for the BLM to try to keep track of how many days each person gets permits for?

it feels like a tease from the BLM, we're going to open it, but you can't ride it... and you have to get a permit from a BLM office to do so? is/are there other BLM riding areas in northern California that require a permit to access?


Not a single trail is being reopened at Clear Creek. Some of the main roads are, but only to plated vehicles... with the 5 days/yr limitation.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:30 PM   #4422
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Here's a link to some info about a San Benito Board of Supervisors meeting, on March 4th, where the BLM is on the agenda to address taking control of the
county roads through Clear Creek:
http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/138037/

So, there you go ...
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:57 PM   #4423
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Thanks for posting. I will try to get the time off work for this
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:05 PM   #4424
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Not a single trail is being reopened at Clear Creek. Some of the main roads are, but only to plated vehicles... with the 5 days/yr limitation.
Not really much more than exists today. Pretty sad if you ask me.
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:25 PM   #4425
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Well I babbled on ignorantly re: federal stupidity vs. state stupidity. But is there a difference these days? Or are they just competing as to who can be more stupid.

John, thanks for the link on the history of the area. Cool stuff!

I'd like to see one similar for Skeggs or El Corte Madera back when it was a dirt bike area.
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