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Old 04-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #4636
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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   #4637
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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   #4638
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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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Old 04-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #4639
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Snowy

Little Ride that was supposed to be dry, became snowy...




RR Here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=973651

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #4640
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Old Toll Road and Mendo Rally 4 ...

Hey BAARCers,

Had a wonderful time at the Mendo Rally this weekend ...
Great ADV Rally, saw a bunch of guys who post here and in the West Forum ...

Leo_jb tells me the gate is unlocked at Reiff Road ...
I had to go through Petaluma to visit Mike at EdCo
(has a KLR cylinder needs a re-bore), so I got a chance to do
Old Toll Road, instead of the usual Reiff Road/French Ridge route the gang did ...

I've been riding past this stretch of dirt road for
years on 175 cuz ima idjit ...



Old Toll Road runs parallel to 175 to the south between Hopland and Lakeport ...





About 15 miles of graded gravel road ... fun ...
Thanks to mootsuno for posting about it so I could find it ...

The Mendo 4 Rally was epic as always, especially when the weather co-operates ...
Hull mountain was open ... I got to ride up a couple of times to watch the
sunrise from the 6800' peak ...



Cruised Anthony Peak ... turned back by a small snow drift a short way from the top ...





A scene from 23N69 a short fun fire road that runs between the
campground at the top of Anthony Peak to M2 ...
bunch of small water crossings ...



Lots of wildflowers on Bentley Ridge ...



M1 winding down to Lake Pillsbury ...



Lake Pillsbury is maybe three or four hours from San Francisco,
with hundreds of miles of fire roads to explore ...

Thanks to mootsuno, SanGJan and everyone who puts on
the Mendo Rally, looking forward to #5!

see you around the campfire,
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #4641
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Great Pics John.... Another great Mendo Rally! Great seeing you again
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:27 AM   #4642
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I've been riding past this stretch of dirt road for
years on 175 cuz ima idjit ...
I dunno, that part of 175 looks pretty sweet...

I have never checked it out. Now I have 2 roads to explore there... Thanks John!

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Old 05-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #4643
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Great Pics John.... Another great Mendo Rally! Great seeing you again
+1 It was a lot of fun - good to see you guys there!
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #4644
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I dunno, that part of 175 looks pretty sweet...
Right now, the pavement on the clearlake side is a bit torn up and has loose stuff. It's still good, but needs work.

The other side, though, is mostly pristine pavement and is hellaciously fun to ride.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:52 PM   #4645
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We had a couple of adventure bikes with 80/20 tires ... No problem ...
This was a nice 90,000 mile GSA ...

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Hi John! What a fun day. Thanks again to the SFMC for their warm welcome and support on the trails, it was my first time there, and it was a blast to ride with you guys.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #4646
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Great Pics John.... Another great Mendo Rally! Great seeing you again
Hi Just Paul,

Great to see you and Jill back on a bike ... congrats on the wedding!

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OMG, that's me!
Hi John! What a fun day. Thanks again to the SFMC for their warm welcome and support on the trails, it was my first time there, and it was a blast to ride with you guys.
Haha, hey cxwing!

Super-fun meeting and riding with you at Hollister, and lots of fun riding around Hollister with some big bikes ... your cool GSA, and a new 800GS ... quite a diverse group of bikes with the Murphy's KTMs and my KLR!

There will be a bunch of the same guys at Hollister on May 17-18th for the rescheduled Wild Piglet Family Enduro on Saturday ... be a handful of guys there to run the Family Enduro, and some guys to sit around the campfire, anyway ...

I'll be up in Stonyford on 5/16-18 for the Sheetiron and in Deer Valley near lake Pillsbury on 5/28- 6/1 for the Funduro ...

You'd be welcome at any of these events ...

Hope to see you again, soon!
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PS: wow, that's a seriously early ADV join date ...
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #4647
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Super-fun meeting and riding with you at Hollister, and lots of fun riding around Hollister with some big bikes ... your cool GSA, and a new 800GS ... quite a diverse group of bikes with the Murphy's KTMs and my KLR!
Man, you were flying on your KLR. The first time you passed me, I just looked to the side and remember looking down at your wheels and noticed THEY WERE BOTH IN THE AIR
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:43 AM   #4648
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I dunno, that part of 175 looks pretty sweet...

I have never checked it out. Now I have 2 roads to explore there... Thanks John!

JG
Hi L2RT,

Fun part of the world, for sure ... have fun exploring!

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Man, you were flying on your KLR. The first time you passed me, I just looked to the side and remember looking down at your wheels and noticed THEY WERE BOTH IN THE AIR
Hey cxwing,

Haha ... I was cheating ... it was my knobby tires!

Here's another pic from that day at Hollister Hills OHV Park:


What a fun day that was ...

see you at the Sheetiron or Funduro!
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:17 PM   #4649
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local airport parking

Hi all, sorry if this is the wrong thread but since you are locals and all, i'm looking for parking near san jose or SFO airports for a couple of big adv bikes for 2 weeks starting labor day and picking up early JUne. Anything cover would work, long term airport parking if safe?
thanks in advance
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #4650
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Hi all, sorry if this is the wrong thread but since you are locals and all, i'm looking for parking near san jose or SFO airports for a couple of big adv bikes for 2 weeks starting labor day and picking up early JUne. Anything cover would work, long term airport parking if safe?
thanks in advance
I wouldn't see it as a problem as long as luggage and everything is off. Bring a really big lock and just tie all the bikes together.. that's what i would do.
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