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Old 04-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #4621
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Hey John and all SFMC riders at HH, Thanks for inviting us into your group.
We had a great time even though the place was packed.
Cole is missing Tofu
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:34 PM   #4622
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So, the next dual-sport rides for me are:
The Mendo Rally, 4/30 - 5/5
The Sheetiron, 5/16-18
The Funduro, 5/30-6/1

Anyone else planning on any of these
dual-sport/adventure rides?

Be cool to say "hey" to some BAARCers!

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Hey John. I'm heading up for the Mendo Rally, probably on Wednesday. Skipping the Sheetiron this year.

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:58 AM   #4623
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Hey John. I'm heading up for the Mendo Rally, probably on Wednesday. Skipping the Sheetiron this year.

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+1 - I'll be trucking up on Thurs. See you guys in Mendo!
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:18 AM   #4624
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Great pics, John. I was in MI last week for work and couldn't make it, but for anyone thinking about it, simply amazing view. From the last time I went:

















I think I posted some of these in the thread on this a few years ago, but it was fun to look at them again. I need to go back again with the nice camera now...
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:41 PM   #4625
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Hey John and all SFMC riders at HH, Thanks for inviting us into your group.
We had a great time even though the place was packed.
Cole is missing Tofu
Hey Ken,

Good hanging out with you and Brenda!
Hear Tofu is missing Cole, ha!



Thanks for making the scene, and hope
to get back down to Hollister soon ...
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:49 PM   #4626
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Hey John. I'm heading up for the Mendo Rally, probably on Wednesday. Skipping the Sheetiron this year.

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+1 - I'll be trucking up on Thurs. See you guys in Mendo!
Hey leo_jb and r3r3r,

Can't wait, should be lots of fun!
I'm going to try to be there Wednesday, too ... hope so, anyway ...

see you around the campfire,
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:15 PM   #4627
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Great pics, John. I was in MI last week for work and couldn't make it, but for anyone thinking about it, simply amazing view. From the last time I went:


Hey LTS,

Love this pic, thanks for posting!
Every few years the weather is perfect on Easter Sunday ...

see you at the Mendo Rally!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:36 PM   #4628
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So, the next dual-sport rides for me are:
The Mendo Rally, 4/30 - 5/5
The Sheetiron, 5/16-18
The Funduro, 5/30-6/1

Anyone else planning on any of these
dual-sport/adventure rides?

Be cool to say "hey" to some BAARCers!

see you out there,
-- SFMCjohn
I'm riding The Sheetiron this year (first time for me). I'll be up there with the MotoShop SF crew. We're a few first timers on the Sheetiron. I'll be riding up Friday and the others will be trailering. Any plans to ride up? If so, care to compare notes and maybe join rides? I was thinking Berryessa and Cache Creek up the east side of Mendo to Stonyford.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:20 PM   #4629
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Hey leo_jb and r3r3r,

Can't wait, should be lots of fun!
I'm going to try to be there Wednesday, too ... hope so, anyway ...

see you around the campfire,
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Hey John, what route you taking up?
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:32 AM   #4630
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Laugh Dualsport route to Stonyford/Lake Pillsbury ...

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I'm riding The Sheetiron this year (first time for me). I'll be up there with the MotoShop SF crew. We're a few first timers on the Sheetiron. I'll be riding up Friday and the others will be trailering. Any plans to ride up? If so, care to compare notes and maybe join rides? I was thinking Berryessa and Cache Creek up the east side of Mendo to Stonyford.
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Hey John, what route you taking up?
Hey tedski,

Sheetiron rocks, you'll love it ... I have to come check out MotoShop SF on DeHaro, very cool you are in the city now! I always ride up and camp on Friday, but am thinking (vaguely) about doing the SI on my '73 Triumph Tiger streetbike this season, so I don't think I could keep your DR in sight very long ... ha.

Hi leo_jb (and tedski),

Here's the way I'm going to try to go next Wednesday (4/30) to the Mendo Rally and Lake Pillsbury (to get to Stonyford for the SI in May I turn right at Bartlett Springs/Walker Ridge (instead of left to get to Lake Pillsbury) to drop down to left on Bear Valley to Stonyford) ...



Anyway it is not a very good map, but it shows Napa, Lake Berryessa, Knoxville BLM, Reiff/Rayhouse and Walker Ridge dirt and fire roads and Indian Valley Reservoir ... for the SI ... The blue line goes on to Twin Valley and French Ridge to Elk Road ...

leo_jb, I'm still not sure when I can get away for Mendo ... The gate at Reiff/Rayhouse is still locked, I think ...



Here's a map that shows the jeep trails through Knoxville on the south side of Knoxville Berryessa Road and Reiff/Rayhouse north to Rt 16 ...



And Walker Ridge Road ... a more fun dirt road than Bear Valley ...

So anyway, there you go ...

See you around the campfire,

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:41 AM   #4631
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leo_jb, I'm still not sure when I can get away for Mendo ... The gate at Reiff/Rayhouse is still locked, I think ...



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SFMCjohn - that's more or less the route I took last year. Let me know if you want to ride up together next Wednesday. I'll probably head out late morning. btw, its supposed to be relatively easy to get around the gate these days. Not sure I believe it though.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #4632
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Hey BAARCers,

This ride was epic, as always ... 500 bikes at Tam Junction at 5am ...
We saw a bunch of ADV Riders ...

sfcootz snapped this 4/20/14 sunrise pic:


Thanks for the pic, sfcootz!



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I'm glad you like it! FYI, I work a block from your clubhouse.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #4633
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I'm glad you like it! FYI, I work a block from your clubhouse.
Hey Sfcootz,

Cool! Wonder where? it's a nice busy neighborhood ...
I'm sure our paths will cross soon ... we're at the
clubhouse every Thursday and are pretty
boring compared to Jo mamma, ha!

see you on the sidewalk,
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #4634
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Mendo Rally IV, 4/30 - 5/5/14 ...

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We have a couple of spots open. Unfortunately we've had some cancellations
due to rider injuries.

So if anybody wants a last minute in let us know.

Some good news. Looks like it's going to be raining there
the next few days but not when we're there.

That should make for great riding conditions!
If you are looking for a ride next weekend, this one is fun ...

Right on Lake Pillsbury at a big PG&E group campsite ... I rode right
through this area my first three or four Sheetirons, only stopping at Soda Creek ... never even saw the lake, ha.

Anyway, super great riding, and one year I saw a couple of black bears ...

Great warm-up for spring Mendo NF riding ...

Here's the link to the thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949437

see you around the campfire,
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:28 PM   #4635
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That's a bummer. Hope you heal up soon.
healing up fast thanks walking good again rash is almost gone and the ribs are jacked but two weeks and I feel good. Todd, I am still on the Mexican drugs, just less
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