2013 Sheetiron 300 thread.

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by klinquist, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. cobra46

    cobra46 Been here awhile

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    There's a chance my riding partner may have to work next weekend and won't be able to go.

    I may be looking for someone to ride hard splits with. I'm on a KTM525.
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  2. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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    We've got a few riders in our group doing easy splits. Look for my van (see signature), I'll be there by early afternoon on Fri.
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  3. JTO

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    I'm looking for another spot if anyone knows of someone bailing on the ride
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  4. MrEndo

    MrEndo Been here awhile

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    If your taking the easy splits Sunday, it looks like the roll chart mis labels "Easy Way 1-2" at the very end. Shouldn't be too hard to see. Chart says advance to either easy 1 or easy 2 but both are later labeled easy 1.. Very enjoyable day. My buddies all bailed so I was able to ride alone and make real good time and stay out of most of the dust!
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  5. somanygoodbikes

    somanygoodbikes Adventurer

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    Did anybody ever find trail 9A in Cow? After doing all the hard splits on Saturday we were looking forward to collecting the whole set on Sunday, but couldn't find the trail and had to sort of make up our own route out of the area to the lunch stop.

    There were dozens of riders with us, lost looking for the reset point after the creek on the left after lunch on Sunday too.

    Both Sunday roll charts, shall we say, have room for improvement. And a GPS option for the ride would be awesome.

    The Sheet Iron still abides though. Pretty moderate weather this year was nice. Especially the sunny morning in Fort Bragg.
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  6. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Such a great weekend of riding! From the 1st hard split to looking for trail 9A (we never did find it), this ride was an awesome adventure. Thanks to the OMC for organizing this ride. The weather was perfect, even in Ft. Bragg. :thumb
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  7. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    Another great event!

    Only comment would be that the 2nd roll-chart for sunday needed some help. Lots of riders got a bit lost on Bartlett Springs Road after coming from Clear Lake. Appears we turned onto M12 when we should have stayed to the right? GPS said we were still on Bartlett Springs Road but the roll-chart was worthless the rest of the ride.

    Any word on the rider of the KTM 690 who broke his leg on Low Gap Rd. sunday morning? We saw the tow truck loading up the bike & CHP was there too at 1pm sunday. Hope he is alright.

    Loved the ride!
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  8. nrvale0

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    The guy who broke his leg is named Cody. He's gonna be alright but his leg is pretty f-ed up. I'm buddies with him and was about 3 miles ahead on the trail when it happened. We got word last night that he was out of surgery at Santa Rosa Memorial with multiple compound fracture and a he's not going to be able to through the metal detector at the airport any longer. The SMS pictures that were flying around were gross.

    On that note, everyone in our party was scrambling around trying to coordinate the evac that we didn't get a pic of the bike. Apparently it was standing in the middle of the trail completely upside down (resting on bars and seat with the wheels in the air). If anyone has a picture to share please PM me. After Cody is feeling better we can hopefully get a good laugh out of that pic.
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  9. missadventure

    missadventure n00bie d00bie d00

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    I just want to thank all of the volunteers at the Oakland Motorcycle Club for putting on another great event! What a fun ride - I'll be back next year.:clap:clap:clap

    Special thanks to Super Suz :clap:clap:clap :freaky
    Next year I'll bring cookie bars AND Laphroaig:norton
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  10. third eye

    third eye back road loon

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    Hope Cody gets well, we rode past and saw him lying on the side of the trail. Seems like some people were going just a little too fast down that trail yesterday
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  11. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    They've been doing that ride for how long and *still* no GPS Tracks? Gee Whiz...
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  12. PastRedline

    PastRedline Wanderer

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    I dunno, I sort of enjoyed the novelty of learning how to use a rollchart - given the option, I would have just grabbed GPS tracks and missed out on trying the roll chart. I do wish we could have done the hard split at the end - we missed it since that part was mismarked on mileage.

    (as a backup, I did have one downloaded from a previous sheetiron in case I had to reference it).
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  13. klinquist

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    Agreed. I'm looking for someone that has GPS tracks of all the hard splits so I can go back up there and make a weekend out of 'em.
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  14. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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  15. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    That wouldn't be Cody that's a member of the Piston and Chain MC club, is it?
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  16. somanygoodbikes

    somanygoodbikes Adventurer

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    That's quick turnaround time on the video there. I've only finger-swipe fast-forwarded through the 17 hours (!) of raw Go Pro files I've got.

    I wish I'd brought my printout of the South Cow area PDF with me. Instead of spending way too much time trying to find 9A, we could have just looked ahead on the roll chart and looked at the map and taken trail 10 over to our choice of the hard or hard/expert options. They were all pretty easily accessible, even from the main road.

    The yellow line I added is as far as most people got before getting stuck looking for 9A. The reddish orange line is where we wanted to go. The red line is the last hard(est) section. The orange line is the link we could have taken on trail 10.

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    Compare to the raw map:

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    You can get the PDF here:

    http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/media..._pdfs.Par.b7b72dfe.File.dat/South_Cow_Mtn.pdf

    The official OHV area map, could, shall we say, also use some improvement as it doesn't designate any off the alternate/additional trails (like 7K, 7C, etc.)
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  17. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    One more vote for gps tracks to go along with the rollchart - it would have helped a few people sunday afternoon.
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  18. nrvale0

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    Yup, it was him. For those who know him and want to get in touch, I can share his email. Just PM me.
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  19. jk71

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    Glad to hear he's OK, we stopped and chatted with them for a bit (it was on Sherwood not Low Gap) - he was looking pretty shaken up.
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  20. Rat Patrol

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    No drops - saw the Ural! Awesome event!
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