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Old 04-15-2014, 06:58 PM   #1216
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Forrest here, fresh off Moab and I'm a camp host at French Meadows this summer(currently at Sugar Pine).

Is there any meet ups around here, rider groups, or regular rides? I'm camping next to the Foresthill OHV system. Would anybody like to go for a rip? How hard is that #6 trail??

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:14 AM   #1217
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Forrest here, fresh off Moab and I'm a camp host at French Meadows this summer(currently at Sugar Pine).

Is there any meet ups around here, rider groups, or regular rides? I'm camping next to the Foresthill OHV system. Would anybody like to go for a rip? How hard is that #6 trail??
Are the Foresthill OHV trails open already? I thought they were still closed for the year.

Trail 6 is supposed to be the most difficult. I plan to ride all of the rest before considering riding that one.

If the trails are open, I would consider coming up there to ride some of the trails on Saturday, April 19.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:43 AM   #1218
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Are the Foresthill OHV trails open already? I thought they were still closed for the year.

Trail 6 is supposed to be the most difficult. I plan to ride all of the rest before considering riding that one.

If the trails are open, I would consider coming up there to ride some of the trails on Saturday, April 19.
Yup, they were open by at least last Thursday.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:54 PM   #1219
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Are the Foresthill OHV trails open already? I thought they were still closed for the year.

Trail 6 is supposed to be the most difficult. I plan to ride all of the rest before considering riding that one.

If the trails are open, I would consider coming up there to ride some of the trails on Saturday, April 19.
trail 6 isnt that hard until you get to the river at the bottom, going up the steep rutted hill can be a challenge. Other than that its just tight single track and switch backs
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #1220
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I was out there yesterday...good times. I was solo and pretty new to offroad, so I avoided the 6. Maybe next time.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:24 PM   #1221
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trail 6 isnt that hard until you get to the river at the bottom, going up the steep rutted hill can be a challenge. Other than that its just tight single track and switch backs
I've been on other trails that are "only hard at the bottom". That usually means that you're stuck down there until you can work it out. I think I'll wait a bit to try Trail 6.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:02 PM   #1222
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I've been on other trails that are "only hard at the bottom". That usually means that you're stuck down there until you can work it out. I think I'll wait a bit to try Trail 6.
Yep, ask Focallength about getting stuck on Trail 6.

I know one rider that can take a 650L down 6 and make it look easy.

It's not your average Dual Sport ride.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:59 AM   #1223
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Wait, so it's not all like this?


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Old 04-22-2014, 09:40 PM   #1224
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Yep, ask Focallength about getting stuck on Trail 6.

I know one rider that can take a 650L down 6 and make it look easy.

It's not your average Dual Sport ride.
I've heard of a guy doing it on a HP2 but it's never been proven.....
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:56 PM   #1225
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I like that.
I am getting a little more confident on the 800, but is
is no 650R - that's for sure.

A few step-up's that I don't think about much on the R I look at pretty
hard with the 800.
I think the big issue is the 800 will sustain some expensive damage on a
loop out - where the 650R, well, it has seen it all before.

I have been taking the 800 out pretty much every weekend -
let me know when you want to head out.
The 800 does tend to keep things a little more mellow
...............

I am going to take you up on a ride, I will have my 800 in a few days. I might be able to keep up, but most likely not, you have more time on your bike than I do, you are more skilled than I am and I have not been on a big bike in a very long time.

Sean you are my hero! Now if we can get Stu to take his 690 out in the dirt, I really want to see him when he gets it dirty.

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:53 AM   #1226
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I am going to take you up on a ride, I will have my 800 in a few days. I might be able to keep up, but most likely not, you have more time on your bike than I do, you are more skilled than I am and I have not been on a big bike in a very long time.

Sean you are my hero! Now if we can get Stu to take his 690 out in the dirt, I really want to see him when he gets it dirty.

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Most of these "big bikes on trails" talks make it seem as if some of you haven't wrestled or boxed before, or even watched from the safety of your couch. Yeah, youse guys are faster, but simple math tells me you are riding the same size bike as most of us. :-)
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:56 AM   #1227
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Most of these "big bikes on trails" talks make it seem as if some of you haven't wrestled or boxed before, or even watched from the safety of your couch. Yeah, youse guys are faster, but simple math tells me you are riding the same size bike as most of us. :-)
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I just got my Ruckus 50 running (it is heavy), I am ready for an adventure






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Old 04-23-2014, 08:12 AM   #1228
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I just got my Ruckus 50 running (it is heavy), I am ready for an adventure

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If you join us on the Tour of Idaho on it you will be my hero.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:28 AM   #1229
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If you join us on the Tour of Idaho on it you will be my hero.
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I'm already your hero. Shh, don't tell anyone.

When is the tour if Idaho
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:18 AM   #1230
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I'm already your hero. Shh, don't tell anyone.

When is the tour if Idaho
On a TB and MX track and yoga mat, very true, but most all this "big bike" on hard trails talk is a fallacy, as discussed ad nauseum.

TID is late July, you need two weeks off.
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