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Old 01-11-2014, 10:42 AM   #1036
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Great conditions on the trails above Nevada City @4-5000'! Dusty! -Fri 11 Jan.

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Almost too dusty yesterday ... but not anymore! Likely riding Chalk bluff single track tomorrow.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:43 PM   #1037
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:04 AM   #1038
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Gonna be checking out a 1972 XL250 tonight after work. Who says I don't need another project?
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:07 AM   #1039
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Any short mid day rides today (Sunday)?
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:35 AM   #1040
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02-01-14 Saturday DS from FH

Rolling out from FH by 9. Black Diamond ST (WST/FH T6 & T5), 2track (Soda Springs Rd), some road (FH). ~120 miles. Headed beyond snow/ice line, so choose a tire you like for that. No services along route.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #1041
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Hi guys,

I'm in the area on my helping survivors mission (madetosoar.org). I want to get into some off road riding here on my dual sport KLX250S, nothing too technical or intense, just some easy trail riding for a beginner like me! Any suggestions?

Here's what I'm looking for:

Light trail riding, not super technical single track or very rough terrain (I'm still learning)

Lessons with an experienced trail / mx rider to help me learn in the dirt

Looking for a ride buddy or two as well!

Thanks,
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:52 PM   #1042
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Hi guys,

I'm in the area on my helping survivors mission (madetosoar.org). I want to get into some off road riding here on my dual sport KLX250S, nothing too technical or intense, just some easy trail riding for a beginner like me! Any suggestions?

Here's what I'm looking for:

Light trail riding, not super technical single track or very rough terrain (I'm still learning)

Lessons with an experienced trail / mx rider to help me learn in the dirt

Looking for a ride buddy or two as well!
I'll be glad to show you around on Saturday, February 1st. You'll have to meet me in Folsom or somewhere further east, though.

If you're fairly new, we might want to start out over at Prairie City for a bit of practice first. The last rider I took along on what I had considered easy dirt managed to lock up the front wheel on a downhill turn on a dirt road and bent a few things on his BMW. I would like to avoid having that happen again.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #1043
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I am in for a ride Saturday.. Something big bike friendly. Anywhere out of Forresthill or Colfax(coming from roseville). Any takers?
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #1044
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Decided to run up to Graniteville last Saturday, to see if I could get all the way to Bowmann Lake, and to look at the pit on Spanish mine road.

No snow on the Buttes



Yuba River, near Washington



Todays weapon



Heading up Spanish Mine Road



First little bit of snow, by the water crossing



Lots of these

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #1045
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Took a wrong turn and ended up going up to the Ancho something mine, forgot the name. Got back on the right track and passed the big pit.



Graniteville. In January. We're in trouble.



A few miles past town, I had some traction issues on ice.



Bike came through it ok, my leg broke the fall. Need a new handlebar though, rode home with my throttle hand two inches above and to the rear of my left hand.

I figured Bowmann was snow free, but there'd be a lot more ice on the road so I turned around and headed back through Washington.

WeatherUnderground says rain late this week, hope it's a good storm.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:21 PM   #1046
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We were up there a few weeks ago and got stopped by the same amount of ice in the spot shown in the picture above that. We did not attempt a crossing.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:23 PM   #1047
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St. Stan! good pics and ride report (except fer that 'lil ol' patch of ice). Great exploring weather for January!
Yea, it's Ancho Erie Mine...here's a vid I shot exploring up there in '12 on the Bush Pig DR650. Very cool stuff to see.




Speaking of drought, here's a pic I shot last week flying low over Bullards Bar Dam, The now exposed bench you see was used to build the dam.



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Old 01-28-2014, 10:43 PM   #1048
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Here's the Google Map link to the Ancho Erie and Azalea Mine loop out of Washington.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...09698,0.021136

They called it Poorman Creek, 'cause you had to be a pretty piss-poor miner to NOT get any gold there. Rich country.


1.5 OZ NUGGET FOUND LAST DECEMBER IN NEVADA COUNTY (Note: Clamper belt buckle).

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:17 AM   #1049
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Looks nice up there except the lack of snow. Yeah we're hurting this year.
I can't beleive you're running the stock skid plate on that KLR, broke mine the first 2 weeks of owning it.

Visualizerent, nice gold nugget. Bullards Bar not looking good. Same with Oroville and Shasta Lakes. ECV, good memories (insert braying jackass here, )
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:20 AM   #1050
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Thanks for the link to the Ancho Eire site, I'll have to check that out.

Speaking of snow, 4 and 108 are still closed, but Monitor Pass (89) is open, rare for this time of year.

Folsom Lake, from Jan. 20. The historic townsite of Red Bank has been exposed by the low water and is quite the tourist attraction.



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