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Old 06-25-2013, 08:16 AM   #871
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Looking for some suggestions on locations I can bike to and camp.
There's a lot of camping and riding opportunities in the area East of Nevada City and North of Hwy 20 in the Tahoe National Forest. It's only a few hours from Sacramento, ride up Hwy 20 out of Nevada City take the Bowman Rd and you'll find a bunch of roads and lakes that offer camping and riding.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #872
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There's a lot of camping and riding opportunities in the area East of Nevada City and North of Hwy 20 in the Tahoe National Forest. It's only a few hours from Sacramento, ride up Hwy 20 out of Nevada City take the Bowman Rd and you'll find a bunch of roads and lakes that offer camping and riding.
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Check out Emerald Pools and ride over and camp by Bowman Lake.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:47 AM   #873
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Also, another good road is Tyler foote in nevada, hw 49 right past the river, take a right on tyler foote, enjoy the drive. I did it on my V-Strom for fun. Will be taking it to Bowman lake in a few weeks (3+ hour drive) Almost all dirt.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #874
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Seeking advice on good dirt from Alta to Mt. Verdi route

I'm hoping to get a ride in later this summer from the town of Alta to the Mt. Verdi area. My thoughts are this:

Lowell Hill Rd. > 20 > Alpha Rd. > Gaston Rd. > Meadow Lake Rd. > Henness Pass Rd. at Jackson Meadows Reservoir > Verdi Peak Rd.

From our friend Google Maps satellite view, it seems it may be a bit boring on a DR350. Any advice from experienced-in-the-area inmates would be appreciated on any legal but more "challenging" routes. Any areas I should avoid for whatever reason? Is Alpha Rd. as groomed as it seems from outer space?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #875
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Alpha Rd has areas that are pretty well groomed, mainly the upper section, but once you get past the diggins area it gets a little rutted and rocky. When you come down 20 cut through on Old Omega Rd (N39 18.612 W120 46.081) off of Hwy 20 to Omega Rd. It's a few hundred yards west of the Hwy 20/Chalk Bluff intersection. It's a little overgrown but has a few rocky section.

About 6 miles up Gaston take a right onto Rd 50/Hoosier and take that out to the Meadow Lake Rd. You won't see any other traffic on Rd 50 and it's much better riding. Consider Rd 41/Pinoli Ridge instead of going down to Bowman. It drops you off right at Jackson Meadows and has some incredible views of the Sierra Buttes.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:20 AM   #876
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Alpha Rd has areas that are pretty well groomed, mainly the upper section, but once you get past the diggins area it gets a little rutted and rocky. When you come down 20 cut through on Old Omega Rd (N39 18.612 W120 46.081) off of Hwy 20 to Omega Rd. It's a few hundred yards west of the Hwy 20/Chalk Bluff intersection. It's a little overgrown but has a few rocky section.

About 6 miles up Gaston take a right onto Rd 50/Hoosier and take that out to the Meadow Lake Rd. You won't see any other traffic on Rd 50 and it's much better riding. Consider Rd 41/Pinoli Ridge instead of going down to Bowman. It drops you off right at Jackson Meadows and has some incredible views of the Sierra Buttes.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #877
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This coming Monday or Tueaday, planning on riding from auburn, to bowman lake to Henness pass, and west over to comptonville if anyone is interested in joining. I will be on a black BMW f800
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #878
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This coming Monday or Tueaday, planning on riding from auburn, to bowman lake to Henness pass, and west over to comptonville if anyone is interested in joining. I will be on a black BMW f800
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:53 AM   #879
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This coming Monday or Tueaday, planning on riding from auburn, to bowman lake to Henness pass, and west over to comptonville if anyone is interested in joining. I will be on a black BMW f800
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #880
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Ride Reno

Is anyone planning to do the Ride Reno 200 in September? I'm thinking about signing up but would be hitting it solo, which I would rather not do. Just trying to see if there are any other solo guys wanting someone to ride it with or anyone who is cool with me tagging along.

All my riding buddies ride sport touring bikes, so I'm trying to make some friends in the Adventure department.

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #881
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Sorry, should of checked in the night before. Ended up going Tuesday. The ride was awesome. Henness pass was a great ride. The road up to Bowman lake and Jackson meadows was pretty rocky and more challenging on an adventure bike, but still a great time with no spills.

I usually have weekdays off so I'm always lookin for someone to ride with Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays if anyone is in same boat.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:53 AM   #882
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Weekends!

I now have saturday and sunday off due to the lovely work gods

I am on a "big bike" Vstrom 650, with agressive tires. I'm pretty decent at manuvering it around. If anyone ever is up for a ride, I'm usually available.
side-note - I have a scala rider G9 if you have comms.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #883
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Anyone up for adventuring in the Nevada city on weekends? I'm going up there sat and going up to Reno on Heness pass, camping somewhere in the Tahoe forest.

Bit more adventurous then most people will do on the Strom. My roommate is coming on a KLR650
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #884
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Anyone up for adventuring in the Nevada city on weekends? I'm going up there sat and going up to Reno on Heness pass, camping somewhere in the Tahoe forest.

Bit more adventurous then most people will do on the Strom. My roommate is coming on a KLR650
How about Thursday? We're heading into Nevada via Henness Pass on our way to Denio. Plan on camping somewhere in the Black Rock the again near Denio before heading up into Oregon for 5 or 6 days
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #885
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How about Thursday? We're heading into Nevada via Henness Pass on our way to Denio. Plan on camping somewhere in the Black Rock the again near Denio before heading up into Oregon for 5 or 6 days
Just got back from eastern Oregon and would recommend passing Denio up towards Frenchglen for camping. Page Springs is a nice BLM campground about 2 miles up the north side of the Steens loop from Frenchglen for $8. Free camping is permitted on the Steens loop and a nice little spot can be found behind Lily lake about 15 miles further up the same road. BTW, if you plan to do the Steens loop (and you shouldn't miss it) my recommendation would be to skip the south side of the loop below the South Steens campground because it is flat desert washboard. Best to come in and exit from the north side of the loop to south Steens campground and then return.
I would also avoid the 60 mile "backcountry scenic" shortcut from Frenchglen to Plush through the Hart Mtn refuge unless you really like washboard. The weather was really mild with rain further north in the Blue Mtns and still spring like conditions in the eastern Oregon high country last week... such a well kept secret!
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