Been text-only here for a while, time to start posting up RR's. This was a short trip up to Alpine County to do a few side roads that have been on my list for a while. I come from a street riding background, so I'm more of a dirt road guy than singletrack and trail, but the local National Forest road systems are extensive and offer a lot of less technical riding. If you have 11 minutes of your life to toss away, I made a vid, tried to keep individual shots short and tell the story of the ride. Anyone with any dirt skills at all will get a chuckle of me grinding up the grade at 1:30, flailing around, picking horrible lines, etc. Go easy on me, guys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsaYiyjOp_s The first thing I wanted to do was Forestdale Divide road, from the Red lake turnoff on 88, over the hill to Blue Lakes. Couldn't clean this on the big bike (KLR) so the 250 is the weapon of choice for the harder stuff. http:// Upper Blue Lake, on the other side.