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Old 02-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #91
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As you all know we aren't sponsoring any official rides. However, I think it's
fine to post your ideas for rides so other people have an idea what they
can do.

So I'll start. On Friday of the rally I'm thinking of doing a ride to Covelo
for lunch. Couldn't do it last year with all the snow but that doesn't
look like it's going to be a problem this year.

My idea is to head northeast on the M6, to the M61 and 311. Hook up with FH-7
and head west to Covelo. Have lunch, fuel up and head back to camp
on the M1 for dinner.

Saturday I'll be riding the trails around camp since I'll be tending to the smoker
most of the day.

Those are my ideas, anybody else?
That sounds like a fun ride for Friday, count me in.

For Saturday I would want to loop out to the east and back around to the south on fire roads (likely the route that SFMCjohn recommended below). Nothing hectic, but looking for a good loop and nice views along the way. Any suggestions (route numbers, etc.) welcomed.

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The next loop shows Lake Pillsbury, Bartlett Springs, Stonyford (gas) or G, E, F ... it's about 110 miles, so doing both in a day is about 250 miles ...



If the water was low enough I'd cross a river and head up towards Goat Mountain instead of the way shown between Bartlett Springs (E) and Stonyford (F) to avoid the blacktop along Logoda-Stonyford Road ... I'm sure someone who knows the area better will set me straight ...

There is another fire tower just south of Lake Pillsbury that is fun to find on a big bike that has a nice view of Clear Lake ...
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #92
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Hey Cory & Dean,
This event sounds like a blast!
I ain't gotta plated bike right now, if I brought the berg up would it be a hassle taking it to the trails?
Would some dirtbikin' sheriff gimme a ticket??

Cory, I know you ain't got no dirtbike right now, but after you heal up and get the itch, I gotta sweet little KDX 200 you can use..

BTW, Cow on sat.

Dan a sticker bike isn't a hassle the trails are right close come on up and bring the wife.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #93
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Would love to make this, and looks like I can, as long as it works out as May 3rd - 6th ... Hopefully Cary can make it too ... will give me some motivation to work on the KLR ... ha.
So, IN:
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Thanks for taking the lead on this unorganized Mendo Rally mootsuno and hotmamaandme!

Hi r3r3r,
I'll have to look at a map to put some names to those roads when I get back into town ... one of them is M-10 which goes from Stoneyford to the Bear Creek crossing just before Lake Pillsbury (Soda Creek lunch on OMC's Sheetiron Dual Sport Ride) ...

See you around the campfire!
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #94
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As of 2-24-12 we have 40 people on the sign up list. 50 is the limit at the group site per PG&E. 12- 14 trucks so parking is near full at the group campsite. There is additional parking at the boat ramps but you wont be able to see or sleep in your truck at the ramp. If you can car pool that would be great or ride in.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #95
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As of 2-24-12 we have 40 people on the sign up list. 50 is the limit at the group site per PG&E. 12- 14 trucks so parking is near full at the group campsite. There is additional parking at the boat ramps but you wont be able to see or sleep in your truck at the ramp. If you can car pool that would be great or ride in.
Cory / Dean,

Post #1 still lists the dates as "Tentative". Folks will be more comfortable paying knowing if those dates are now "Firm".

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 AM   #96
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Cory / Dean,

Post #1 still lists the dates as "Tentative". Folks will be more comfortable paying knowing if those dates are now "Firm".

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Hey Joe,

That's why we're not collecting any $ yet. We have to make sure the
sight is going to be open. 99% it will be, but we have to confirm it
with PG&E and they can't confirm yet.

We'll know in a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #97
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Hey Joe,

That's why we're not collecting any $ yet. We have to make sure the
sight is going to be open. 99% it will be, but we have to confirm it
with PG&E and they can't confirm yet.

We'll know in a couple of weeks.
My bad. I started seeing payment info in Post #2 and thought it was time to start paying. Now I see that the PP address hasn't been posted yet and Cory's note about the dates.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #98
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Hi Dean,
Put me down as maybe/not sure.
I have to wait for my life to settle down before I can commit.
I would be riding in on my KLR if I can make it.
I just wanted to get my name in to help visualize it.
Thanks for herding the cats.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #99
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Route ideas to Lake Pillsbury ...

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As you all know we aren't sponsoring any official rides. However, I think it's
fine to post your ideas for rides so other people have an idea what they
can do.
Hi mootsuno,

Here's some route ideas about getting to Lake Pillsbury on Thursday from the south ...

I'm trying to get to some dirt asap, and trying to avoid traffic and highways ... this is generally the way I get to Lake Pillsbury or Stoneyford ...

It is a 200 mile route (from San Francisco) that does the water crossings on the Berryessa-Knoxville Road, the jeep trails in the Knoxville Recreation Area (~10 miles of dirt) to Reiff-Rayhouse Roads (dirt), to Walker Ridge, Bartlett Springs, Twin Valley, French Ridge and Deer Valley (dirt) ... it is all easy, fire road stuff ... French Ridge and Deer Valley avoids the creek crossing on Twin Valley at the hot spring and the Bear Creek crossing, but that is a fun way to go if the water is low ...


An overview, showing Hwy 101 and I-5 ...

Knoxville Recreation Area, Reiff Road, Rayhouse Road to Rt. 16 at Cache Creek

Rt 20 to Walker Ridge Road to Bartlett Springs Road ...

Bartlett Springs Road to Twin Valley Road to French Ridge and Deer Valley to Elk Mountain Road and Lake Pillsbury ...

Here's a pic of the gate at Reiff Road and Rayhouse Road at the Yolo County line that's been open and closed in May over the years ...



This gate ruins this route for me when it's closed ... The bail out I do when the gate is locked is Lower Lake, Upper Lake to High Glade-Pitney Ridge-Deer Valley-Elk Mountain ... or Bartlett Springs-Twin Valley etc.

I think that all makes sense ... love to hear about other ways to get up north! Or recent route reports ...

See you around the campfire,
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #100
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Hey Joe,

That's why we're not collecting any $ yet. We have to make sure the
sight is going to be open. 99% it will be, but we have to confirm it
with PG&E and they can't confirm yet.

We'll know in a couple of weeks.
Hi Dean,

noticed on the IN list you have me listed twice.

First in the 11-20 group as Zeegman and the 31-40 list as zeegman.

Please remove my name from 31-40 list and keep the Zeegman in the 11-20 list with Zeegman / trucking / group camping / dinners

thanks,

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #101
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Dirt routes looks like you have it pretty dialed in on the maps for getting to dirt the fastest and the longest from the south. Once you get around/west of Indian valley reservior the options are endless. It's probablly going to take you longer than you would think once you get around the reservior. I would suggest twin valley road or take M5 to Letts lake to M10 to bear creek into the campsite.



If you get stuck in traffic or get a late start cut out the reservior and just ride hwy 29 to clear lake oaks and hit high valley road that droops right in at Bartlett springs and M5



Also pope valley chiles pope valley and Butts canyon are good ways to get off the big highways and see some nice two lane county roads.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #102
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Please put me down as "In' for this.

Trucking / Camping / Dinner.

I have no problem parking my car offsite if the lot gets crowded. If I can get around my pack-rat nature I might use this as my initiation to leaving the car at home and loading up my 250 with camping gear.
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Hey Everybody,

When addressing the participant list and want to be added or something have edited,
please let Cory know. He's taking care of that post. He and Marcia will also
be collecting the funds.

I'm responsible for securing the campsite and cooking. I'll be talking to PG&E
next week and start the reservation process.

Let's not forget about DaveBro who's in charge of beer. Many think that's the
most important responsibility at the rally and it might be.

It's also nice to see some folks throwing up ride ideas, looks like some
good routes, keep those ideas coming!
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #104
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The IN LIST for the PG&E group camp ground will be capped off at 50 people. Once we start taking payments in March the first 50 people to pay for group camping are in. If you want to RV or dont make the group cut off you can still make your own reservations at the FULLER GROVE public camp ground and join us for meals.

Camping is $20 per person (Thur-Sun)
Meals are $30 per person (Friday & Saturday Dinner as well as Beverages & Snacks)


This is the IN LIST (once we start taking payment in March you will be maked as paid)
The PayPal link will be listed below once we confirm our site and dates.


Payment
When using Pay Pal please note: Mendo 2012 in notes section. You must select "personal and others" tabs. Pay Pal address to be added here when we confirm our site & dates for the event.

If you are unable to pay via Pay Pal you can pay via 'Bank Check' - PM me for my address.

We need to know :
Screen name / riding or trucking / group camping or NOT camping / and dinners


As of 2-24-12 we have 40 people on the sign up list. 50 is the limit per PG&E. 12-14 trucks so parking is near full at the group campsite. There is additional parking at the boat ramps but you wont be able to see or sleep in your truck at the ramp. If you can car pool that would be great or ride in.
Whats the email to send Paypal ? or do we wait till March? Dates and location set?

Got me down as #21 . edit for: Riding in / Camping / Dinners

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I'm in for trucking in/group camping, sleeping in my van, starting on Thursday.

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