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Old 12-11-2009, 07:25 AM   #76
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The exc dislikes long street hauls.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:33 AM   #77
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So do I.

I think he means anything over 10 miles...
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:50 AM   #78
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I think he means anything over 10 miles...

Yup, that's what I mean too. I look at riding street the same as I look at working. It's just a means to an end.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:03 PM   #79
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why is it that "means to an end" last forever!

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Yup, that's what I mean too. I look at riding street the same as I look at working. It's just a means to an end.
the shitty part about the bay area is that the "means to an end" takes HOURS, if not longer.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:31 PM   #80
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Dual Sport ride Hosted by ScottRNelson dec-12...
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Due to weather concerns, this ride is canceled.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:05 PM   #81
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Yup, that's what I mean too. I look at riding street the same as I look at working. It's just a means to an end.
I'm an everyday bike commuter and I don't particularly like "street riding" here in the Bay Area for fun, at least not on a streetbike, but I really enjoy the funky pavement when it's out in the middle of nowhere. Stuff like this...















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Old 12-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #82
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Hell yes! Is that third picture of Bear ridge road between Rio Dell and Mattole road? Most of the other pictures look familiar too.

Riding over Sonora pass certainly doesn't feel like work to me.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #83
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Hell yes! Is that third picture of Bear ridge road between Rio Dell and Mattole road? Most of the other pictures look familiar too.

Riding over Sonora pass certainly doesn't feel like work to me.
Oh yeah, Sonora Pass...I forgot that one



And you are correct on the 3rd photo. All those roads out there...Mattole, Dyerville, Alderpoint, Honeydew...they are all just one big E-ticket ride when on a plated dirtbike or a supermoto. Last time I was on Alderpoint I saw a guy on a ZX-10 bumping along at about 14mph. He looked miserable



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Old 12-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #84
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And you are correct on the 3rd photo. All those roads out there...Mattole, Dyerville, Alderpoint, Honeydew...they are all just one big E-ticket ride when on a plated dirtbike or a supermoto. Last time I was on Alderpoint I saw a guy on a ZX-10 bumping along at about 14mph. He looked miserable



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Are you talking about the road from alderpoint to Covelo? Whoops, no that's alder springs to Covelo. I love that road on the KTM- it's like Skaggs springs with dirt. And once you get there, hang a right and head towands zenia!

I had a great time last time I was on Mattole road- on a sport bike, it might not be much fun, but on a DRZ-400, you can pin the throttle and have some fun.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #85
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Are you talking about the road from alderpoint to Covelo? Whoops, no that's alder springs to Covelo. I love that road on the KTM- it's like Skaggs springs with dirt. And once you get there, hang a right and head towands zenia!

I had a great time last time I was on Mattole road- on a sport bike, it might not be much fun, but on a DRZ-400, you can pin the throttle and have some fun.
Yeah, Alderpoint Road twists and turns east up the hill from Garberville and then it heads north at the intersection with Zenia Bluff/Alderpoint Bluff Rd. It then runs all the way to 36. It continues north of 36 but it's called something else and is even more goaty. There is just no end to the fun and games up there...



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Old 12-12-2009, 01:13 AM   #86
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sarcasm, i hope?

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I'm an everyday bike commuter and I don't particularly like "street riding" here in the Bay Area for fun, at least not on a streetbike, but I really enjoy the funky pavement when it's out in the middle of nowhere. Stuff like this...
How come every time a thread comes up you gotta post the same ol' pics?
We all know your the coolist person to ever throw a leg over, but get a grip..
Who gives a shit about what you did, over and over...
i can't tell if you mean that as hostility, or admiration, or sarcasm...

we're all friends here, right?

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Old 12-12-2009, 06:15 AM   #87
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How come every time a thread comes up you gotta post the same ol' pics?
We all know your the coolist person to ever throw a leg over, but get a grip..
Who gives a shit about what you did, over and over...
Geez, Dan...I'm really sorry if my oft-repeated photos angered you. Perhaps when quoting me in the future you might want to remove the attachments first so you don't, you know, perpetuate the madness.

I really like to ride my motorcycles, I like to travel throughout the west (by the way, how are Forest Hill, Cow Mt and Hollister these days? Haven't been to any of them in awhile...) and I like to take photos. If you don't like me or my posts, you are certainly more than welcome to not read them.

If I recall correctly, you are quite a few years older than me. Surely you understand that our remaining heartbeats are finite, yes? I prefer to use my remaining heartbeats in a positive manner. I come here for fun, entertainment and information. I get plenty of negativity in the "real world" and prefer not to spread any around when I'm here. In your very own words to Velo on TT many years ago, "If you got nothing nice to say, don't say nothing at all." But, hey, that's just me We're all different; that's what makes this place so interesting.

So in keeping with the general theme of your post, and as a gesture of ADV good will, allow me to leave you with, yes...you guessed it... another photograph. This one was taken in Utah many years ago, and I am absolutely positive you've never seen me post it anywhere else.




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Old 12-12-2009, 06:58 AM   #88
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Geez, Dan...I'm really sorry if my oft-repeated photos angered you. Perhaps when quoting me in the future you might want to remove the attachments first so you don't, you know, perpetuate the madness.
I'll second the part about quotes and add that I hadn't seen the pictures before. I kinda liked them. If I saw them again, I'd like them again too.
Oh, and life's too short to worry about stuff like that. If you want to worry, worry about whey Clear Creek is still closed.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #89
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I'm an everyday bike commuter and I don't particularly like "street riding" here in the Bay Area for fun, at least not on a streetbike, but I really enjoy the funky pavement when it's out in the middle of nowhere. Stuff like this...















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Old 12-12-2009, 09:32 AM   #90
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the shitty part about the bay area is that the "means to an end" takes HOURS, if not longer.
The freeway and multi-lane sections are the drag - the "means to an end", but give me a route with a mix of two lane pavement, one lane pavement, and double track dirt, and I will likely have a great time.

So many great rides between SC and SF are entirely paved (although I was bummed when they paved over Lobitos Creek Road - one of the last pieces of through dirt in the area...) But, yes, the truly great adventures involve hours of riding away from the urbanized bay to get to the open and legal dirt!
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