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Old 03-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #4471
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clear creek

Can I Meet u guys @ coalinga rd and clear creek rd or about a mile down clear creek rd from coalnga rd (looks like a small stagng area)?

Can be there any time ready to roll,

What time?
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:00 PM   #4472
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Crap. Wish I'd seen this sooner. We just got back from our first visit to the area on Sunday. We didn't get to explore much, as Shesaid was on her big bike, which she doesn't really feel comfortable in the dirt with. We're thinking of going back with her on her small bike, but aren't sure about the closure plan. As it was, we squeezed Sunday's ride into a weekend when we didn't really have much time to spare, since we were worried that it might be our last chance. She hasn't had time to write up a trip report on it yet, just a teaser post from our thread:
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Guess where we went?

Go on, guess:





But we didn't let that stop us, Ranger Rick's warnings went unheeded, and we ventured forth:





Just how far forth, I'll let Shesaid explain. Sadly, it's likely we won't get to explore too much of this new-to-us area. So for you Ranger Rick, a hearty ADV salute

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Are any of you going to attend the SRMC event at their place? As I mentioned, we know little to nothing of the area, and all I know of the SRMC is from chatting with them on Sunday, but we are a little upset about the closure, and wish we could explore the area more. I'll keep an eye on this thread, and hopefully learn from you guys' visit. Have a good one.

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Old 03-12-2014, 05:32 AM   #4473
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We still on for Sunday? I should be fine. If I don't get stuff done for the KTM, I'll just take the pig. Heck with it.
Let me know what time you'll be in my neighborhood Sunday morning; how about this 76 station on 1st St at 880:

https://plus.google.com/116520255900...ut?gl=us&hl=en

Other locals can join us there too if you want. When we know what time you'll be there these fellas will know what time we'll be in Tres Pinos - transit time is about 1hr - I presume breakfast at Flapjacks would be agreeable.

From there I recommend down to Los Gatos Creek Rd, and in the west entrance on Clear Creek Rd, departing from the east entrance at New Idria for a scenic tour of Panoche Valley and a stop at the Panoche Inn for a sip.

If we get done early enough with San Benito Co Roads in the area we can check out Panoche and Tumey Hills, which don't close until mid-April.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:10 AM   #4474
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Let me know what time you'll be in my neighborhood Sunday morning; how about this 76 station on 1st St at 880:

https://plus.google.com/116520255900...ut?gl=us&hl=en

Other locals can join us there too if you want. When we know what time you'll be there these fellas will know what time we'll be in Tres Pinos - transit time is about 1hr - I presume breakfast at Flapjacks would be agreeable.

From there I recommend down to Los Gatos Creek Rd, and in the west entrance on Clear Creek Rd, departing from the east entrance at New Idria for a scenic tour of Panoche Valley and a stop at the Panoche Inn for a sip.

If we get done early enough with San Benito Co Roads in the area we can check out Panoche and Tumey Hills, which don't close until mid-April.
I'll give you a call.

What range do I need to have? Should I leave the Exxon Valdez tank on? Think I should put the 'tard wheels back on? I absolutely hate melting knobs on pavement?

I ask b/c it's a decent clip from SJ down to CC. I might just deal with the busted windshield and bent rim on the pig and roll on it based on distance.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:46 PM   #4475
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Hey guys,

Sorry for dropping in at the last minute, but I just came across the post. I happen to be in Morgan Hill this weekend for my son's soccer tournament, but I'm just using it as an excuse to do some riding down there. Be interested in meeting up with your guys at Flapjacks Sunday morning if I can get away. Got a time? Staying for breakfast or no?
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:27 PM   #4476
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Hey guys,

Sorry for dropping in at the last minute, but I just came across the post. I happen to be in Morgan Hill this weekend for my son's soccer tournament, but I'm just using it as an excuse to do some riding down there. Be interested in meeting up with your guys at Flapjacks Sunday morning if I can get away. Got a time? Staying for breakfast or no?
You have to eat there if you stop! The Italian Pesto Omelet is my favorite.
I won't be making this trip but plan for the next one
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #4477
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OK, I'm pretty certain at this point I'll be rolling the pig- just too much pavement on the 450. The pig definitely has some Baja wear on it that I've not had time to resolve since moving to the new house, so go easy on me.

That said, let's get serious about a meeting spot and time.

Popsicle boy suggested a spot above in San Joser that seems like a winner to me. I dunno, say 9am sharp there?

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Old 03-13-2014, 01:06 PM   #4478
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I plan on being there.




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OK, I'm pretty certain at this point I'll be rolling the pig- just too much pavement on the 450. The pig definitely has some Baja wear on it that I've not had time to resolve since moving to the new house, so go easy on me.

That said, let's get serious about a meeting spot and time.

Popsicle boy suggested a spot above in San Joser that seems like a winner to me. I dunno, say 9am sharp there?

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Old 03-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #4479
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What are the tire requirements? I would ride the 990 (big pig of a different color) with Scorpions, and she would be on a newer F650GS with Battlewings. I imagine she would air down, at the least....

We're in SJ as well...95124 zip...north of Hamilton/Camden & just east of Campbell.

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Let me know what time you'll be in my neighborhood Sunday morning; how about this 76 station on 1st St at 880:

https://plus.google.com/116520255900...ut?gl=us&hl=en

Other locals can join us there too if you want. When we know what time you'll be there these fellas will know what time we'll be in Tres Pinos - transit time is about 1hr - I presume breakfast at Flapjacks would be agreeable.

From there I recommend down to Los Gatos Creek Rd, and in the west entrance on Clear Creek Rd, departing from the east entrance at New Idria for a scenic tour of Panoche Valley and a stop at the Panoche Inn for a sip.

If we get done early enough with San Benito Co Roads in the area we can check out Panoche and Tumey Hills, which don't close until mid-April.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:21 PM   #4480
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I'm up in Livermore, so about 40 mins give or take.

I'll be running a set of 3/4 worn TKCs, so you'll be fine with those tires.

So are we saying 9:00 at https://plus.google.com/116520255900...ut?gl=us&hl=en



I'm figuring we just meet there, hit 101 to Hollister and then down 25 to either Coalinga road for the "traditional" entrance, or take Panoche road over to New Idria and on through there.

I absolutely love both Coalinga and the road to New Idria, so I don't really care. Going over to New Idria might be kinda cool for anyone that's not done it before. The climb out of there can get a bit technical too with washouts, but nothing too bad. The "town" is ultra sketch, so I don't usually hang out there, but I've never had a problem and it is really cool to see- kind of a ghost town feel to it.

OK, now I have to insert the typical health and safety crap. This is in the middle of nowhere. Read, no cell phone reception, no gas, no tow, no nothing. Be prepared for the worst and anticipate a minimum of 150 miles range necessary. Bring tools and trail spares and plenty of water- and I'd suggest a few snacks as well as clothes to anticipate decent swings in temp.

It's only a day's hike to some form of civilization (probably only a few hours if you head the right direction) and I'll load some tracks on the little GPS, but it's pretty easy to get lost in there if you don't have your bearings, so plan accordingly.

I need a nice little getaway like this, so it should be fun!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:34 PM   #4481
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I'm up in Livermore, so about 40 mins give or take.

I'll be running a set of 3/4 worn TKCs, so you'll be fine with those tires.

So are we saying 9:00 at https://plus.google.com/116520255900...ut?gl=us&hl=en



I'm figuring we just meet there, hit 101 to Hollister and then down 25 to either Coalinga road for the "traditional" entrance, or take Panoche road over to New Idria and on through there.

I absolutely love both Coalinga and the road to New Idria, so I don't really care. Going over to New Idria might be kinda cool for anyone that's not done it before. The climb out of there can get a bit technical too with washouts, but nothing too bad. The "town" is ultra sketch, so I don't usually hang out there, but I've never had a problem and it is really cool to see- kind of a ghost town feel to it.

OK, now I have to insert the typical health and safety crap. This is in the middle of nowhere. Read, no cell phone reception, no gas, no tow, no nothing. Be prepared for the worst and anticipate a minimum of 150 miles range necessary. Bring tools and trail spares and plenty of water- and I'd suggest a few snacks as well as clothes to anticipate decent swings in temp.

It's only a day's hike to some form of civilization (probably only a few hours if you head the right direction) and I'll load some tracks on the little GPS, but it's pretty easy to get lost in there if you don't have your bearings, so plan accordingly.

I need a nice little getaway like this, so it should be fun!
Sounds good, thanks. We're south of those coordinates, so would probably meet at Flapjacks, assuming that's still on the menu.

I'll toss a filled red Rotax on the Katoom, bring first aid, tow strap, frisbee, etc.

If anything, I'd prefer to get a slightly earlier start, but will respect...the wife is interested, and that's the prime objective.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM   #4482
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Sounds good, thanks. We're south of those coordinates, so would probably meet at Flapjacks, assuming that's still on the menu.

I'll toss a filled red Rotax on the Katoom, bring first aid, tow strap, frisbee, etc.

If anything, I'd prefer to get a slightly earlier start, but will respect...the wife is interested, and that's the prime objective.
Wanna say 8?
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:54 PM   #4483
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Wanna say 8?
8 at the coordinates listed above, and 9 at Flapjack's?

That works for us, but again, mob rule.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:57 PM   #4484
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Where is Flapjacks again?
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