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Old 09-02-2014, 03:05 PM   #4876
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[QUOTE=SFMCjohn;24965586]Hey LTS,
Thanks for the kind words! I was sorry to miss Hesaid/Shesaid's ride,
and to hear about your shoulder ... it was cool to hang out around the
campfire in DV and Mendo this year ... Patterson would be a good
n00b ride because it's doable (unlike Dusy Ershim or Rubicon) ...



I missed the n00b ride doe to some bike related issues that I'm close to fixing. If you do head up to Patterson and don't mind having a n00b tagging along let me know. The photos make it look like it isn't to be missed
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:07 PM   #4877
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Hey all - new to AR, thought I'd introduce myself. I'm fairly new to adventure riding, with my first multi day trip just last weekend (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006839). That got my fairly hooked though, so I expect more in the future. I ride a DRZ-SM currently in SM kit, but I'll be tailoring it via crash protection and new tires for a more off-road type set up. I'm based out of Oakland, and have been riding 4+ years now.

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Old 09-02-2014, 05:28 PM   #4878
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:07 PM   #4879
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Hey all - new to AR, thought I'd introduce myself. I'm fairly new to adventure riding, with my first multi day trip just last weekend (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006839). That got my fairly hooked though, so I expect more in the future. I ride a DRZ-SM currently in SM kit, but I'll be tailoring it via crash protection and new tires for a more off-road type set up. I'm based out of Oakland, and have been riding 4+ years now.
Wow, that's a nice little ride. And on a DRZ no less? Well done!

Here is some motivation for you from a few years ago and a trip with some buddies to Death Valley:

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Old 09-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #4880
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Wow, that's a nice little ride. And on a DRZ no less? Well done!

Here is some motivation for you from a few years ago and a trip with some buddies to Death Valley:
Awesome. Looks like some 17" Continentals on that bike? I'm thinking of doing a DV trip over Christmas/New Years. Now you've just got me ready to go right now.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:09 PM   #4881
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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 ...








see you around the campfire,
-- SFMCjohn
john, that's a nice ride report. i've been wanting to explore the area north of bridgeport. thanks for the inspiration.


lots of miles, hardcore!

that last picture looks familiar from the assault on tahoe ride.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:11 PM   #4882
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Hey fellow Bay Area ADVers!
Kinda a random request, my girlfriend just got her license and we are bike shopping for her right now.
Currently we are thinking a wr250r. However, it has the same seat height as my 690 and is too tall but we are thinking that with a lowering link it might work.
Does anyone around Santa Cruz or San Jose have a WR250R with a lowering link installed that we could come look at and she could sit on?
Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #4883
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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,
-- SFMCjohn
John -- do you have an actual map/gps points for this ride? I was looking to do something similar and could use your plan as a jumping off point.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #4884
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Is anyone else headed to the Sierra Adventure Rally Sept 25th -28th in China Peak Inn?

I was just trying to get some folks from SFMC to join us for the ride...

Have you all heard about it? Is it on your schedule?



In short, this event celebrates the machines, the riders and most importantly the riding that is core to our enthusiasm for motorcycling. For adventure bikes it shows us all just how much fun can be had with our machines.

When:
Sept. 25-28, 2014

Where:
China Peak Resort in Lakeshore, CA.

What:
The Adventure Rally -Sierra Edition

Why:
To show how much fun can be had on Adventure and Dual-Sport motorcycles

Who:
Ned Suesse - Dakar participant, adventure junky and creator of Double Take Mirrors and The Bonnier Motorcycle Group and adventure riding experts, Justin Bradshaw of Butler Maps.

How:
Sign-up and ride



Latest Dirt Rider story on ADV Rally - Rockies Edition
http://www.dirtrider.com/features/th...venture-rally/


ADV Rally information and overview video:
http://www.cycleworld.com/adventure-...ierra-edition/

Sierra sign-up portal
https://bonnier.webconnex.com/ADVRally_Sierra2014
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #4885
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Is anyone else headed to the Sierra Adventure Rally Sept 25th -28th in China Camp?



Where:
China Peak Resort in Lakeshore, CA.

Just to be clear, the event is in Lakeshore, CA, NOT at China Camp...

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Old 09-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #4886
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Just to be clear, the event is in Lakeshore, CA, NOT at China Camp...

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Old 09-04-2014, 11:18 AM   #4887
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Some friends and I are headed to Sequoia Park next week for a few days of camping. We'd like to schedule a day ride -- leave camp about 10, return around 4 -- of easy to moderate dirt/forest roads. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:34 PM   #4888
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Some friends and I are headed to Sequoia Park next week for a few days of camping. We'd like to schedule a day ride -- leave camp about 10, return around 4 -- of easy to moderate dirt/forest roads. Any suggestions?
Sounds like you'll be in my neck of the woods. Gimme a little more info on where you'll be, what you'll be riding, and what you like to do, and I ought to be able to give you some ideas.

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Old 09-04-2014, 12:55 PM   #4889
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Every year year a group rides to Sequoia for 3 or 4 nights camping at Buckeye Flat campground about 12 miles from Three Rivers. Until we leave I haven't a clue as to how many are going... might be 2 or 3, might be more. Some interest has been expressed this year by the Vstrom/GS riders for a day ride consisting of mild to moderate dirt roads. Our perfect ride would be about a 6 hour loop at a leisurely pace that has us passing at least once store on the way back to camp to replenish the beer supply :). An out and back works, too.

I've looked at the maps of roads in and around the Hume Lake area and Kings Canyon but couldn't tell much about the roads. Ditto for the roads SE of Lemon Cove and Three Rivers. Any pointers would be appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:57 PM   #4890
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Every year year a group rides to Sequoia for 3 or 4 nights camping at Buckeye Flat campground about 12 miles from Three Rivers. Until we leave I haven't a clue as to how many are going... might be 2 or 3, might be more. Some interest has been expressed this year by the Vstrom/GS riders for a day ride consisting of mild to moderate dirt roads. Our perfect ride would be about a 6 hour loop at a leisurely pace that has us passing at least once store on the way back to camp to replenish the beer supply :). An out and back works, too.

I've looked at the maps of roads in and around the Hume Lake area and Kings Canyon but couldn't tell much about the roads. Ditto for the roads SE of Lemon Cove and Three Rivers. Any pointers would be appreciated.
Can do. But it'll have to wait until after work.

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