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Old 03-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #796
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I agree. I've lived in sac most of my life... There's nothing here, but were close to EVERYTHING.
I concur. There isn't much here but shopping centers and chain restaurants. However, within an hour of slab you can be here:



and here (if the trail opens again...):



and here:



and here:



and here:





An hour to here:



and here:

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #797
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Here's a little bit from our ride yesterday.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #798
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As soon as it stops freezing at night,,, Heading for Alleghany...lol..
please post when you get there. I want to do Plumbago/German Bar but I don't want to waste a run all the way up there to get turned around by snow.

I was figuring June but with this winter it may be earlier.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #799
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Sunday, March 17: ST Patrick's Day DS Ride to Alleghany for Food

Greetings,,,
Info: Talked to Carrie at Casey's and reports that Foots road is good to go but something about a wash out at German Bar but snow drifts above on that side... So that is still a no go as well as Chaulk Bluff having snow on the top by a Ranger (may not be valid).... I found snow drifts last week at 4300 so should open up soon... Thus will start this ride in Nevada City Area...
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1. Staging::: SPD Market, Zion Street, Nevada City say 9:30am clutch out...
2. Breakfast @ 8ish
Dine N Dash Cafe
1516 S Canyon Way, Colfax, CA 95713
(530) 346-1000 ‎
dinendashcafe.com
4. will be looking to eat at Casey's in Alleghany for St Patrick Day Food
5. Not looking for Single Track so Big Bike friendly
6. Bring plenty drink, snacks
7. Back to vehicles before dark, I hope...
Peace,,,

mysticrick screwed with this post 03-15-2013 at 02:09 PM Reason: Staging time and Breakfast Notification
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #800
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Greetings,,,
Info: Talked to Carrie at Casey's and reports that Foots road is good to go but something about a wash out at German Bar but snow drifts above on that side... So that is still a no go
I road up last Friday and Tyler Foote is open and in great shape all the way into Allegheny, no problem for big bikes. There were two isolated snow drifts in a shaded area, probably gone now. I hit snow on the north slope climbing the ridge on Kanaka Creek, so I couldn't see any of Plumbago Rd. I tried gong up Hells Half Acre to come in from Henness Pass and got stopped buy snow near the top as well.

Cruzon Grade/Graniteville Rd was pretty bad about a mile past Back Bone, that looked like it would be slushy for at least a few more weeks. With that much snow on Graniteville access into German Bar will probably be pretty muddy
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:42 AM   #801
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Word

Thanks for the word>>>Oldtrucks
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:03 PM   #802
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Sunday, March 17: ST Patrick's Day DS Ride to Alleghany for Food

Sounds good! I'm in for this. I'll watch the thread for time and place.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #803
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Riding on the Foresthill side: As off several days ago snow at China Wall. Gorman Ranch area and lower is good to go. I rode the Mosquito Ridge side 2 days ago and there is snow on the road just past the turn off to the upper Middle fork dam. Probably around 4200 feet or so. South facing slopes are generally clear and shaded north facing slopes above 3500 or so may still be snow covered.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:52 PM   #804
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #805
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Gate at Elliot Ranch Rd

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I have to work.
Maybe another time,,,
Re: Elliot Ranch Rd...
I followed you around that gate in your video and got stopped by Ranger Mary...
Was able to talk us out of a ticket...lol...
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #806
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Good job! I have never been able to talk my way out of a ticket. The sign saying road closed is on the back side of the gate. That should mean that after you go around the gate, the road is open, right?
Something tells me that logic would get me extra tickets!

That was a nice road. How far did you get?
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #807
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That Tuesday on Elliot

We only go a little past where morningside lake rd or such comes into it that is now totally blocked as a roadway...
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #808
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So that is still a no go as well as Chaulk Bluff having snow on the top by a Ranger (may not be valid)
I made it through Chalk Bluff today but rode from the top down. I'm not sure I could have made it going up, still some good size drifts and mud holes that would have been tough, definitely not ready for big bikes.

Alpha Rd down into Washington is clear, but I hit snow on Omega Rd just a few miles from Hwy 20. Relief Hill Rd is open and in great shape between Washington and Malakoff, fast and fun!
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #809
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Shoots!!!

Shoots...Oldtrucks!!!
I may need to edit this ride,,,make a real adventure and go up/down snotty chaulk bluff still with Alleghany in mind...
Well let me calm down a second and ask: How far down from the top do the snow drifts go?
Drifts on steep sections could pose to be difficult... Shoots!!! Got me thinking... But easier going down... I think they call this thinking out loud...lol...
Thanks for the word...
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #810
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How far down from the top do the snow drifts go?
The first mile in from Hwy 20 was clear, had me thinking it would just be some mud, then the snow started. Nothing big, just rutted from the jeeps. There are sections of snow and mud down to just above Buckeye Road. Definitely an adventure
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