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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:52 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Agreed. The CB500 platform looks to have...

Agreed. The CB500 platform looks to have potential but it has a long way to go to replace the big KTM adventure bike.
I have spent a lot of time of the big GS's and 950/990 adventures, and find the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Careful near the houses - lots of new keep out...

Careful near the houses - lots of new keep out signs and an arm waving resident has been sighted the last year or 2.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2015, 07:17 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Big Valley Bluff

I did a little solo exploring up Hwy 80 today also and took in this vista of the North Fork American River Canyon from the Big Valley Bluff spur accessed out of Emigrant Gap.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
I take it the gate was on Lowell Hill Rd between...

I take it the gate was on Lowell Hill Rd between Chalk Bluff Rd and the washed out bridge?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Guilty as charged! That was lunch at Back Roads...

Guilty as charged! That was lunch at Back Roads Cafe.
Dirt was wet down there - had to go see Amador Creek, Quartz Mtn etc
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
More High Sierras Today

Rode the big KTMs up to Bowman Lake today and over the top on McMurray Lake Rd. That's the rocky steep road with the "Not Maintained" sign as it leaves Bowman Lake Rd about halfway around Bowman...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Thanks for the report Doc. I have been curious...

Thanks for the report Doc. I have been curious about the road and trails conditions after the fire and logging efforts. There WAS some good extra curricular single track east of Sand Mtn Blvd if you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Good to see all the Sacto thread action. Must be...

Good to see all the Sacto thread action. Must be the great riding conditions.

I had to get some more today. Up Soda Springs Rd dirt rd from Robinson Flat, around French Meadows and back over...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Hilarious! Nice pics too.

Hilarious! Nice pics too.
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Just got my 990 crash bar bags and am very happy...

Just got my 990 crash bar bags and am very happy with the product. Look no further if you want some extra storage for tubes, straps, water, snacks and soft stuff!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
So my big question is - do you think a bmw boxer...

So my big question is - do you think a bmw boxer can get around that gate?


I emailed Jerry a few times with my route thoughts last week, but it may not have been helpful since I dont...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Looks like I would need a chaperone AND a...

Looks like I would need a chaperone AND a paramedic! Just kidding!! I have other commitments and am rehabbing a swollen knee - from kneeling on asphalt to wash the bike!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2015, 07:02 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Hey Jerry, Is that first rocky nightmare...

Hey Jerry,
Is that first rocky nightmare picture coming down from the microwave tower to Eagle Lake exit on hwy80? .. I made that mistake last year!
BTW - Are you sure its not dating?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Good to know. I saw huge rocks on both sides of...

Good to know. I saw huge rocks on both sides of the gate and assumed there was no way to get around it with a big twin.

I know the dirt road up to the tracks from the southwest side of Donner...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Yes! we did go up the "corkscrew", and up the...

Yes! we did go up the "corkscrew", and up the power lines a ways, and Ralston Ridge, and Nevada Point Ridge



How did you get in? Did you go up from Donner Lake end? There is and has been a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 07:28 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Hmmm ... Thrill was driving and Safety was...

Hmmm ...
Thrill was driving and Safety was riding shotgun.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Those are skin savers. It was perfect weather.

Those are skin savers. It was perfect weather.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Cry Back out of the burn area and around French...

Back out of the burn area and around French Meadows heading for Soda Springs. Fresh air, cool temps, wet dirt, beautiful vistas .. am I in heaven?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Alrighty then - a mini ride report! We met...

Alrighty then - a mini ride report!

We met up in Auburn for a High Sierras RRRide about 8. Rode good twisty asphalt to the wet dirt. Stopped here on Ralston Ridge where we saw the back side of a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Will be leading an dirt adventure bike Rough Road...

Will be leading an dirt adventure bike Rough Road Ride tomorrow to Soda Springs via Hell Hole, for experienced dirt riders on adventure bikes. Will be mostly 950/990s.
Start: Auburn Starbucks on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2015, 07:55 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
I will be riding dirt/street on the 990 tomorrow...

I will be riding dirt/street on the 990 tomorrow out of Colfax area if any experienced riders want to join in ... Or ... Could be easily talked into taking the 450 up to Chalk Bluff for some single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
I was on some of those roads today and it was as...

I was on some of those roads today and it was as you say - about as good as it gets!

This was at about 4000 ft off Elliott Ranch Rd
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 07:15 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Bowman Lake to Hwy 89 = Adventures punch thru!

We rode from Hwy 20 to Bowman Lake, through to Jackson Meadows and on to Hwy 89 on the Big adventures today. The most snow was on the paved section of Henness Pass/Fiberboard Rd from Jackson Meadows...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
I am out for the adventure ride this time. ...

I am out for the adventure ride this time. Single track at Georgetown is the choice for me tomorrow. Will be at Bald Mtn staging area about 10 or 10:30 in a red Ford Ranger with a couple of ktms if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
I am a maybe too... more likely if it were north...

I am a maybe too... more likely if it were north of Hwy 50, closer to home (Colfax).
Know the foothill dirt roads/trails well and can lead or help with routes if needed.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Good - or 9:45 will do

Good - or 9:45 will do
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 07:20 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Hey Trevor- How about 9:30 at the Auburn...

Hey Trevor- How about 9:30 at the Auburn starbucks on the S/E side of I-80 at the Foresthill exit?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Anybody adventure riding the Sacto foothills...

Anybody adventure riding the Sacto foothills tomorrow-tuesday? I'd be starting near Auburn and would love to do some of my favorite dirt roads on the 950 or old GS airhead.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Question My order of wet dirt is ready and waiting up Hwy...

My order of wet dirt is ready and waiting up Hwy 80!

Just got a taste on new-to-me 450exc and I want MORE!

Any experienced dirt riders want to do some single track at Chalk Bluff or Georgetown...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
450exc - sent you a PM.

450exc - sent you a PM.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By luv2lean
Slid through than mud hole without any surprises....

Slid through than mud hole without any surprises. Good thing since I was by myself and the 950 is no lightweight to pick up in the snot.
Nice 690! I'd go Sunday but have prior single track plans at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Is good!

The Sierra's were darn near perfect for adventure riding today. Dust is gone!
No snow yet, and not too sloppy.

http://neelymoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/gear-11-09/i-MFfBCbj/0/M/IMG_0630-M.jpg

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-25-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
I heard inmates were fighting the fire .. but had...

I heard inmates were fighting the fire .. but had the wrong idea?? Seriously - MANY THANKS! I live in a high fire hazard area and really appreciate the sacrifices being made.

Got out today for a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-24-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
I'll go if we get enough rain to knock the dust...

I'll go if we get enough rain to knock the dust down that long and the smoke cooperates. Just after the (anticipated) rain sounds even better - like thursday afternoon or friday?? I'm game for big...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Yes it is the same road (FS12) but farther south...

Yes it is the same road (FS12) but farther south towards Jackson Meadows. I usually access FS 12 from the north out of Bassetts via FS54. Nice views of the Sierra Buttes on FS54.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Another image of the Sierras today.. ...

Another image of the Sierras today..

http://neelymoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/gear-11-09/i-mKKL7Np/0/M/IMG_0551-M.jpg

So does the sign mean motos are fair game the rest of the year??
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
A gift from above! Rained pretty good in the high...

A gift from above! Rained pretty good in the high Sierras today.

This is what it looked like around Yuba and Donner summits.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Interesting old bridge blog link there St Stan. ...

Interesting old bridge blog link there St Stan. The section of Ponderosa Way between Hwy 26 and Jesus Maria was a regular on my adventure rides until somebody piled dirt and rubble across the road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By luv2lean
Thanks for this info. I have ridden several...

Thanks for this info. I have ridden several sections of Ponderosa Way and always been curious about the history. After reading your post I searched a little further and found the following on the WPA...
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