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Old 04-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #211
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Any ADV rides this weekend?

There's another SierraNevadaAdventures.com ride the following weekend, but I know the weather is supposed to be good this coming weekend... and I am ready to ride for a change!
I was thinking about checking out Indian Valley Reservoir this weekend, then scouting up into Stonyford area if there are any interested parties let me know. Cheers.

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Old 04-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #212
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Standing by on that one...

Weekend plans still up in the air...
Can you say, "spur of the moment"?

How's the snow level up there? I was in G/V on monday, and of course there was no trace.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:53 AM   #213
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OK, good going...
Just don't hang out there to long!

Makes me remember when I used to cross elkhorn (errr..1982) and ride the fresh plowed field at full speed. But I got stuck crank deep in a sump right next to the road where cars could honk and people could laugh at me.
A guy stopped and helped me get it out of the thigh deep goop. He had slacks and dress shoes on and he wouldn't accept any money after saving the day.

I was greatful


BTW nice bike.
Ya, I went to another area that was all mud and found myself about a foot deep in the back. It took me a little while to get out. If I was with someone I wouldn't have minded, but being out there alone was a little concerning.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #214
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Hey Brien, just wondering how much poop the slip-on, re-jet and filter added to your bike. Daughter is finally ready for a few more ponies on her 2009. Gonna have to get some of you Sac guys up here for a change of scenery.
I think the re-jet made the biggest difference. For me I wanted to do a few minor mods that wouldn't cost a lot of money or time. I really like the sound of the FMF.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:10 AM   #215
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I'm down to my 06 KLR (30k miles) and a recently seized up '74 GT 550 cafe racer after selling my '98 Valkyrie. I ride with GCDSR's when I can. The KLR is a 'tool' for doing river shuttles on the Middle Fork American (I get to ride Mosquito Ridge Rd. and Driver's Flat Rd. 5-7 days a week in June-August... such drudgery!). www.raftwet.com
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:16 AM   #216
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The KLR is a 'tool' for doing river shuttles on the Middle Fork American (I get to ride Mosquito Ridge Rd. and Driver's Flat Rd. 5-7 days a week in June-August... such drudgery!). www.raftwet.com
Maybe you could have a talk with the guys who drive those big vans with the rafts on top up Mosquito Ridge Road. The last time I rode up there we got behind three of them and it was nearly impossible to get around them. Fortunately we came to a herd of cattle in the road and the bikes were able to easily slip through the cows while the big vans had to wait for a clear road.

I don't know why drivers of such vehicles don't seem to even consider that five seconds at a turnout is all it takes to let faster traffic on past.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #217
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#1 A observant person could be courteous.
#2 Slower traffic use turnouts.
#3 If you get 5 vehicels piling up behind you...
you have to pull over and let them by!

A) many people do not retain knowledge... such as what they were supposed have learned in drivers ed

B) Another possability is that with over half the Ca. population being outsiders that moved in, the "teachings" of Ca. code were not something they retained.

For instance...
What don't you get?
driving/parking

It's illegal in the whole state to drive with your parking lights on.
So why do they do it?

#1 I can see, it's not too dark.
#2 My car looks really cool with these parking lights on.
#3 I want to be visable, but it's not night time...

I firmly believe that anyone who rides a bike is a more knowledgeable operator as they have to drive defensively and constantly scan the road for possable upcoming mishaps.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #218
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Standing by on that one...

Weekend plans still up in the air...
Can you say, "spur of the moment"?

How's the snow level up there? I was in G/V on monday, and of course there was no trace.
I haven't made it way up the mountain but would be surprised if there is much snow. I'm going anyway so let me know.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #219
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I was thinking about checking out Indian Valley Reservoir this weekend, then scouting up into Stonyford area if there are any interested parties let me know. Cheers.

TK
From the north end of the lake there is a trail that goes north that will lead you to the southeast corner of the Grindstone Ranger District. From the top of the ridge at Pacific Point, you can drop down Lovelady Ridge (Trail 01) to Little Stony OHV Staging area or continue west to Pacific Point Campground. Or, you can go a little west of Indian Valley Reservoir and go north near Hough Springs on M5 to Pacific Ridge Campground (same ridge as Pacific Point mentioned above), but you have to cross the creek right at Bartlett Springs Road.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:13 PM   #220
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I haven't made it way up the mountain but would be surprised if there is much snow.
I'm going anyway so let me know.
Count me out...
Just found that the water supply leaks under my slab. I'll be playing in dirt, but not on two wheels.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #221
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From the north end of the lake there is a trail that goes north that will lead you to the southeast corner of the Grindstone Ranger District. From the top of the ridge at Pacific Point, you can drop down Lovelady Ridge (Trail 01) to Little Stony OHV Staging area or continue west to Pacific Point Campground. Or, you can go a little west of Indian Valley Reservoir and go north near Hough Springs on M5 to Pacific Ridge Campground (same ridge as Pacific Point mentioned above), but you have to cross the creek right at Bartlett Springs Road.
Is this a small bike (dual sport) route or a big bike (adventure bike) route? It's years since the last time I rode the Jack Hammer or WFO enduros and I am not too familiar with the route numbers/names.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:14 PM   #222
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I was thinking about checking out Indian Valley Reservoir this weekend, then scouting up into Stonyford area if there are any interested parties let me know. Cheers.

TK
TK,

Do you have a date/time for the starting point yet? This one sounds like it might be interesting for me (and my 990). But I have to figure in the time getting to the starting point from my place (east of Nevada City).
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #223
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Is this a small bike (dual sport) route or a big bike (adventure bike) route? It's years since the last time I rode the Jack Hammer or WFO enduros and I am not too familiar with the route numbers/names.
Depends on the rider. Generally speaking, M5 is more appropriate (easier) for the big bikes. But the creek crossing can be intimidating for those not used to rocky water crossings. A XR650R with motard wheels and tires can make it

The route from the north end of the lake isn't really bad, just narrower and a little steeper. For fun, there are some alternate sections that are really steep if you desire. The hardest part is actually after you top out and hit a section of baby-head rocks on your way to Pacific Point/M5
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #224
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #225
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Is it even possable to drum up intrest in the
Sacramento DS+ADV riders thread?
....for........

http://www.bsaocnc.org/BSA_MOTHERLODE_RIDE_2012.pdf

The motherlode ride is Sat April 28th

(they let other bikes ride too)

Previous ride below...
Recognize the scenery? Gas stop in Georgetown



Some video perhaps?





I'm going on this no matter what.
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