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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 146,202
Posted By bdesj
Don`t change your schedule on my account,...

Don`t change your schedule on my account, Throwback. I`m comming from Lemmon Valley, about half way between downtown Reno and the NV/CA line on 395 North. I`ll probably start at about the same time...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 146,202
Posted By bdesj
I`d love to ride with you guys, and...

I`d love to ride with you guys, and SheWhoWearsThePants has her own thing going on this weekend that doesn`t involve me. The only problem is that I don`t want to get up and leave at O-Dark Thirty in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Loyalton pitstop

I was out farting around today and noticed a "Now Open" sign in "downtown" Loyalton. It`s a new coffee and pastry joint on the same side of the highway as Leonards grocery store, but across the side...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 109,617
Views: 22,059,335
Posted By bdesj
Hey, Ammowaster! Just get to the part about...

Hey, Ammowaster! Just get to the part about Reno- I`m in Lemmon Valley, do most of my riding west of here in the northern Sierra. What kind of riding are you hoping to do? Do you camp?

The link...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 109,617
Views: 22,059,335
Posted By bdesj
Good God, I don`t know how you "thread regulars"...

Good God, I don`t know how you "thread regulars" keep up on this! I dipped in as I do from time to time and caught the end of the bearing thing, followed it back to its headwaters in order to get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By bdesj
Well... since you posted picturers, we`ll try...

Well...
since you posted picturers, we`ll try to forgive you :D
Nice lights! The stock headlight on my DR650 is pretty sucky (as I was just reminded tonight). If I were doing more riding in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,499
Posted By bdesj
Man, what a weird May! I don`t know if all these...

Man, what a weird May! I don`t know if all these wet weeks are helping the reservoirs much, but it sure is nice for holding off fire season.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By bdesj
Perfect! But please don`t say "el vaca". It...

Perfect!

But please don`t say "el vaca". It hurts my ears even more than "un tamale".

Carry on- enjoy your ride :1drink
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Thanks Juan, glad you liked it. Sorry, I don`t...

Thanks Juan, glad you liked it. Sorry, I don`t know how to generate a google map, but if you`re wondering about any specific parts of it, I`ll tell you what roads we took.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By bdesj
Hmmm... All three of the USFS jurisdictions...

Hmmm... All three of the USFS jurisdictions surrounding Tahoe used to have their dispersed camping policies easilly available on their web sites, but I just checked and now it looks vague and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 234,055
Posted By bdesj
Way cool:clap The curved one, especially.

Way cool:clap
The curved one, especially.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Sunday

We left the butt crack and ran up to Chester first thing for gas and coffee, poked around at the west shore for a little bit, then down to Canyon Dam and found Seneca Rd. There was a nasty burn in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Saturday

The next day we reroad the Discovery Trail back to where we had left off and kept going up into the ridges south of Quincy. Found the first bit of head scratching over navigating the designated...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
My overdue ride report...

I met up with MikeDirt from feather Falls this weekend with intentions to ride the newly designated Plumas Backcountry Discovery Trail to the route`s "headwaters" near Almanor on the first day, spend...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 146,202
Posted By bdesj
I have never heard the word "goaty" used to...

I have never heard the word "goaty" used to describe a road before except by two members of Team Sac DS & ADV (Visualizerent and Hobbes), and in both cases referring to Oregon Hill Rd. Found myself...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
Even mo betta. Where exactly is it? A buddy...

Even mo betta. Where exactly is it?

A buddy and I on a Honda 250 met up to find some new routes through the Plumas NF. Excuse the red tank that`s dominant in some pics, just imagine the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
Mdguy, that is COOL! The gravel road, the green...

Mdguy, that is COOL! The gravel road, the green meadow, the "sprinkling" of little pines (or junipers?) and the eroded red hills are all pretty nice on their own, but I don`t believe I`ve ever seen...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By bdesj
The little towns on the west side (Homewood,...

The little towns on the west side (Homewood, Carnelian Bay, Tahoma, Meeks Bay, to some extent Tahoe City) are still quaint and relaxed. Probably look pretty much the same as they did in the 50s,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By bdesj
I`m a little late to the party, but want to offer...

I`m a little late to the party, but want to offer my pennies:

Winter storms are possible, but not likely enough to really worry about this year. I`d suggest planning your ride without much...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
I hate to diss the wet stuff these days, but keep...

I hate to diss the wet stuff these days, but keep that rain to a minimum this weekend! Meeting MikeDirt in La Porte for a run up the Plumas Backcountry Discovery Trail, and will end up camped...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Aw Jeez Rick, I`m sorry. I was out with my wife...

Aw Jeez Rick, I`m sorry. I was out with my wife yesterday until late, didn`t fire up the computer until just now. If its any consolation, my riding today turned out to just be running errands in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Hi, Azimuth. Yes, mostly fire roads with quite a...

Hi, Azimuth. Yes, mostly fire roads with quite a few highway connections. I like mildly technical sections, but anything you describe as gnarly is probably over my head. And Mondays are usually my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
You bet, Mike- I was going to give you a shout...

You bet, Mike- I was going to give you a shout anyway, but you beat me to it. And as of now (still subject to change), the schedule says FOUR days off from Thur through Sun. Not so hot when payday...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
^^Yeah, I was up there a couple years ago for a...

^^Yeah, I was up there a couple years ago for a pedal bike tour, loved it. Now I want to take my wife back to see some of the high points (Hoh RF and Deception Pass were my favs) and will also get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
This weekend is filled up, but I`ll be riding...

This weekend is filled up, but I`ll be riding somewhere Monday. Anybody else? Will be doing genuine "big bike" stuff this time since I spent my ride time last weekend impersonating a dirt bike up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
Much less of a haul from Reno, and I still...

Much less of a haul from Reno, and I still haven`t made it. But I`ve been thinking about it for years, if that counts for anything! Funny thing- this year I very nearly planned my "big vacation" to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Too soon to say positively, but hopefully. I`ll...

Too soon to say positively, but hopefully. I`ll post up or PM next week if it still looks good. After several weekends in a row of being a good hubby, I`m due for a play weekend!
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 109,617
Views: 22,059,335
Posted By bdesj
The section is on DRriders.com. I like ADV, and...

The section is on DRriders.com. I like ADV, and occasionally browse this thread, but yeah- too much in one place. It`s a lot easier when it`s spread out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By bdesj
Hey Stan, did you plan to link a RR in your post?...

Hey Stan, did you plan to link a RR in your post? Looks like you forgot it.

Samtech, I missed this when it first came up, but I guess it`s still in the planning phase, so not too late. I`ve...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
Oh, yeah- I bet you`re right!

Oh, yeah- I bet you`re right!
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
I like the modules. Care to elaborate on them? ...

I like the modules. Care to elaborate on them? I bet they work well to keep tubes small and protect them from wear or pre-use punctures.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 234,055
Posted By bdesj
I love low light pics- always have :norton ...

I love low light pics- always have :norton

I`m a bit envious of you guys with knowldege and capability for multiple exposre overlays, but I`m still doing my best with the pick-and-chose exposure. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
My DR and a buddy`s CRF250 camped out Sunday...

My DR and a buddy`s CRF250 camped out Sunday night in northern Nevada.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DR650/P3301969_zps5islucps.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By bdesj
Hahahaha! There are more vids of the same guy-...

Hahahaha!
There are more vids of the same guy- I clicked one that popped up in the sidebar while watching the first. The one posted above was apparently on an easy day.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 444,892
Posted By bdesj
117 pages worth !?! Well, I guess that`s a less...

117 pages worth !?!
Well, I guess that`s a less imposing homework assignment than:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295 :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 146,202
Posted By bdesj
Boy, I sure wish I had been free to play today-...

Boy, I sure wish I had been free to play today- saw this when the ride was proposed and I`ve been "stalking" you guys since then! Hopefully you can clear something up for me. I first read how it was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 114,656
Posted By bdesj
Get your kicks this winter in case it all goes up...

Get your kicks this winter in case it all goes up in flames by July! I met up with MikeDirt (from Feather Falls) outside LaPort for a weekend in the low sierra and guided tour of his neighborhood. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,499
Posted By bdesj
Possibly OT, but Quincy LaPorte was easily...

Possibly OT, but Quincy LaPorte was easily passable yesterday and this afternoon. There are still several snow drifts across it, but somebody plowed a single pass through the middle of them all. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 165,607
Posted By bdesj
Go back one page to post 1749. Reenmachine...

Go back one page to post 1749. Reenmachine posted a video of the whole Lippincot descent.



To the racetrack? No paved way. Learn to like washboard or enjoy the easier reached stuff in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 109,617
Views: 22,059,335
Posted By bdesj
Exterior cap = minimum interior space. I think...

Exterior cap = minimum interior space.
I think this one cost me about $6 from my local hardware store.
...
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