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Old 08-18-2014, 08:55 AM   #4861
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1987 Honda TLR 200, sorry can't push date. Wed too convenient, Tahoe after; like I said low skilled conservative rider, may be watching the crawlers do stuff I can't
Bummer. Next time. It's a goal of mine to do the Rubicon on 2 wheels. We've run it a few times so I kinda know the trail, but that's always been in Jeeps. Still trying to see if we can get a family trip through this year...

Have fun, and if you consider yourself low skill and have no qualms about the Rubicon, I'd hate to see what you consider hard.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #4862
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:01 PM   #4863
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Ok, then we did talk to you. We were the locals on dual sports. If you're up for dirt on the F800GS, next time we can take you a different way between Shaver and Hume. More dirt, more snakes, occasionally more paranormal activity...

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Hey, I remember you! Sounds fun. :)

Seeing what you two were riding, maybe I should prioritizing getting my TE610 fixed up... (nothing major, just lack of time really)

I doubt the 70 mile range of my TE310 is adequate.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:13 AM   #4864
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Rubicon +

Rubicon adventure; Went there, got lost several times, Thought I might be on trail o nite (tired, lost, maybe break ankle, over active mind) ran out of energy could not stand up as much as needed, luckily my bike has a seat (conserved energy where I could) lit bike up too many times to set up run at rock, lucky starter worked well (electric would be better), no flats or mech problems ran out of water, did not meet anyone on trail , did not get very far (little sluice ....not) don't go alone, make sure others know where u went and when u should confirming ok, Had dead done deal the right bike for me. If I tried this 9 mos ago when was a young punk (76) it would have been ........ Will try again Yahoo

South Shore: Power line trail. Starts @ OHV park ends outside of park (saddle rd), lot of side trails, easy for me to get lost. Single track fit for bicycles, hikers, bears; easy fun through woods single track rode TLR 200 ran across bicyclist who said trail not 4 motorcycles, asked more questions than he should have. Told him no signs 4 motorcycles; signs for ski mobiles, quads, skis, skate boards. It really was a fun little trail. Will try to find out what penalty for catching me on trail and how defined to public. South Lake Tahoe is really picky many bicyclist who believe others do no have a reason to live ditto hikers or land owners who not into sharing the wealth
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:20 AM   #4865
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1brunoj--you sound a little....delirious, not that there's anything wrong with that. Sounds like you had an adventure. When you've recovered, some more detail would be cool.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:22 PM   #4866
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Details???? The Rubicon u have to be there I can't describe it. It is definitely worth doing/exploring. KTM 990's do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsvSQFB_JfA I was on a 1987 Honda TLR 200, which is a better choice for me, but don't get lost, bring water, energy, partner.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:58 PM   #4867
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2014 BMW R1200GS owner reporting as ordered...

I have taken two epic rides in the 2.5 months of ownership of this machine. First weekend I went to Washington into the Kitsap Peninsula and SEATAC area..

Just last week, I returned from an ride to northern Mexico and visit to my father in Hermosillo...

My home base is here in Hayward and I can be found running around the East Bay Redwood/Skyline/Grizzly peak/Bear creek/Alhambra Valley or on the Peninsula in the typical haunts in the hills radiating from Alice's and in the South Bay..

Reach out and holla...
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:55 PM   #4868
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2014 BMW R1200GS owner reporting as ordered...

I have taken two epic rides in the 2.5 months of ownership of this machine. First weekend I went to Washington into the Kitsap Peninsula and SEATAC area..

Just last week, I returned from an ride to northern Mexico and visit to my father in Hermosillo...

My home base is here in Hayward and I can be found running around the East Bay Redwood/Skyline/Grizzly peak/Bear creek/Alhambra Valley or on the Peninsula in the typical haunts in the hills radiating from Alice's and in the South Bay..

Reach out and holla...
Check out this thread. Hope to see you at one of the meets. Would love to hear about some of your trips...

Cheers,

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:04 PM   #4869
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Afternoon Ride to Lick Observatory

I finally got my recently acquired Honda CRF230L (aka the Awesome Possum) out for the first time, as I've been waiting on a part to arrive so that I could get it running proper. I decided to go from my house near downtown San Jose up to the Lick Observatory, and boy what an enjoyable ride that is! I took it slow and easy, as I wanted to get used to this bike, and the route up to the top is certainly full of twisties and amazing views. I stopped a lot to take in the view and the perfect weather, and I practically had the road to myself the whole time. Can't wait to explore more on this lil' bike, and to finally get her offroad onto the dirt and some trails! Now for some pictorial evidence...





I had to stop a couple of times for wild boar in the road…



…and also several times to let deer cross my path…





More bike porn….



Stopping again to take in yet another boring, ugly view…



A lil' selfie along the way…



Yep…just like that.


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Old 08-26-2014, 10:45 PM   #4870
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Great pics, vagabondmatt!



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My home base is here in Hayward and I can be found running around the East Bay Redwood/Skyline/Grizzly peak/Bear creek/Alhambra Valley

Fwiw, those roads are all much more fun on a bicycle (all 25-30mph limit except for Bear Creek and Camino Pablo where it is 50 in some sections).

Hopefully you are passing slower vehicles with care (not like the rider I saw passing a minivan going at least the speed limit on the Grizzly Peak descent over the DY into oncoming traffic).
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #4871
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Hopefully you are passing slower vehicles with care (not like the rider I saw passing a minivan going at least the speed limit on the Grizzly Peak descent over the DY into oncoming traffic).
What is the DY? It wasn't a white Triumph Tiger 800XC was it?

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Old 08-27-2014, 12:40 PM   #4872
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What is the DY? It wasn't a white Triumph Tiger 800XC was it?

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Old 08-28-2014, 04:42 PM   #4873
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I finally got my recently acquired Honda CRF230L (aka the Awesome Possum) out for the first time, as I've been waiting on a part to arrive so that I could get it running proper. I decided to go from my house near downtown San Jose up to the Lick Observatory, and boy what an enjoyable ride that is! ...
Congratulations on getting out on the bike, and yes that is a great ride. Next time I recommend going down the backside past the Observatory to the intersection with Mines Rd. There is a restaurant there that may or may not be good food, but being that its the only game in town... er, no there's no town. There's probably food and cold drinks.

Next, you can either go east to Frank Raines OHV Park - $5 will let you explore this fairly small park but you can have fun in it at any skill level. And/or you can go north on Mines Rd. towards Livermore, which is a fun ride too.

I'm near downtown SJ too
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:28 AM   #4874
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Congratulations on getting out on the bike, and yes that is a great ride. Next time I recommend going down the backside past the Observatory to the intersection with Mines Rd. There is a restaurant there that may or may not be good food, but being that its the only game in town... er, no there's no town. There's probably food and cold drinks.

Next, you can either go east to Frank Raines OHV Park - $5 will let you explore this fairly small park but you can have fun in it at any skill level. And/or you can go north on Mines Rd. towards Livermore, which is a fun ride too.

I'm near downtown SJ too
The Junction has decent food and it isn't much further than the observatory.

I think Frank Raines is closed right now. I went past there 2 weeks ago and didn't see any life
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:22 AM   #4875
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Laugh Mt Patterson and East Walker River hot spring ...

Hey BAARCers,

Finally made it up Mount Patterson and found the hot spring on the
East Walker River on Tuesday on my new-to-me, loaded-for-camping '05 KLR 650 ...



The road past Walker Peak ... 11,600 feet high ...
Way above tree line ...



Cary got us a SPOT, this is the map it generated for me ...
Hwy 108, Sonora Pass, Mt Patterson, East Walker River,
Monitor Pass, Hwy 4, Hell's Half Acre back to 108 ...
could do this over a weekend from San Francisco ...
I camped out three nights ...



Got lucky with the weather on top ... was able to sit in
shirtsleeves and make myself a cup of coffee while
watching the falcons strafe pikas ...



Finally found the hot spring on the East Walker River after
searching for it for years ... Route 765K on the forest service map
is your friend if you want to find it ...



They've had some gully washers out there this season, and the
final plunge down to the river is in rough shape ... tough KLR riding
for this n00b, but the reward is the hot spring
site isn't being used much ...

The ride over Patterson was also tough for me, particularly the bit
just below Belfort, the cool old ghost town on the slopes of Walker Peak ...

Came back via Risue Road and Monitor Pass ...



Rode up to visit the watch tower on Leviathan Peak ...



Camped a third night at an old fire tower sight in between Hwys 4 and 108
with a nice view to the west ...



Bumped down Hell's Half-Acre Road and got back to Lower Haight
around 3pm ... super beautiful trip, really glad I finally
got a chance to ride that part of the world ... all just an easy ride away from
Lower Haight ...

see you around the campfire,
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