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Old 11-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Sierra nevada adventures mother lode ride


OK, Well, I know, we did this one last week and it was incredible, however, we had to cut it a little short due to the massive downpour in the late afternoon, which, after a few glass's of wine, made for a very interesting ride home, and ya know, I wouldn't have had it any other way. So, were gunna do a rebate on this one so we can go the whole 9 yards, (which would equate to about 60 more miles of backroad fun) and I really hope you'll be there!!
There is also a ride report for last weeks run

Here’s your opportunity to explore some of the best single lane back roads and fun dirt roads in the heart of the Mother Lode.

Mother Lode Dual Sport Adventure ride, weaves a tapestry of single lane back roads, fun dirt roads and historic sites throughout the heart of the Mother Lode.

This dual sport adventure begins in the foothills of El Dorado County and travels south through some of the richest hard rock mining sites and historic gold rush towns along the Mother Lode.

Riders will explore historic dirt mining roads to some of the *richest hard rock mines such as the Freemont mine, Bunker Hill and the Kennedy mine which is one of the deepest hard rock mines in the world.

You will have the opportunity to view Ironstone’s Crown Jewel which is the world’s largest piece of crystalline gold. This unique gold specimen weighs a remarkable 44 pounds with an appraised value of over $3.5 million. After exploring the heart of the Mother Lode this dual sport ride ventures into the forest through some of most remote and forgotten mining town in the eastern gold belt.

Riders will have the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting, remote twisty curvy single lane back roads that exist including remote dirt mining roads through forgotten mining towns. If you’ve been looking for fun twisty curvy single lane roads and fun dirt roads this is the adventure ride you’ve been looking for.

The California Mother Lode is a world famous hard-rock gold vein stretching northwest to southeast in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The California Mother Lode is a zone from 1.5 to 3.7 miles wide and 120*miles long, extending from Georgetown in El Dorado County on the north, through Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, south to Mormon Bar in Mariposa County. Shortly after the discovery of gold on the American river in 1848 the rich Mother Lode was discovered in the early 1850s, during the California gold rush. The Mother Lode zone contains hundreds of mines and prospects, including some of the best-known historic mines of the gold-rush era. Individual gold deposits within the Mother Lode are gold-bearing quartz veins up to 49*ft thick and a few thousand feet long. The Mother Lode was the most productive gold-producing districts in the world during the California Gold Rush.

Mother Lode – Dual Sport Adventure
*This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium to large dual sport bikes.
*Off-road terrain is rated “mild” with lots of gold rush history & adventure.
*Ride distance: 175 miles round trip (60+ miles dirt roads)
*One gas stop (at half way point)
*Lunch at Ironstone Winery (lunch Not included)
“Don’t forget your camera”

Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m. (return approx. 5:00 p.m.)

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