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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by T O Double D, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    So that was what? 15 years ago? :rofl

    Cuz it's been $10 since at least 2007...


    The point was it was never FREE to camp... AFAIK. I'm sure they've raised the rates once or twice over the years.
  2. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    hmmm 2000 or so yea that's about right:clap Once I found this place called Clear creek! I didn't go back send in your comment now to BLM or you will never get to ride it poor dirt bikers.:deal
  3. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Yeah, well, I'm still skiing the bunny slopes so to speak.

    But at least that's where the ski bunnies are! :evil
  4. woodsxr

    woodsxr Been here awhile

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    That's good to know. I have alway's trailered in. I will have to test this out on Sunday!!
  5. SFMCjohn

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    Hey all,

    So, some of us BAARCers and SFMCers will be at Hollister Hills OHV Park on Friday, April 26th thru Sunday, April 28 ... for our annual Sheetiron Tune Up and birthday party ...

    We'll be taking a group photo at 5 pm on Saturday in the Madrone Campground, and this Airstream should be there, starting Friday ...

    There will be birthday cake for our mascot, AJ Murphy, who is in middle school, I guess, and is a good dirtbike and flat track racer ... We get together every year for AJ's birthday at Hollister, it is a fun time, and Clay, AJ's dad, says "no gifts!", so you all are invited, and would be very welcome ...

    Mike, the Airstream guy, also plays the guitar around the campfire, which is fun ...

    Also, we'll be showing MotoGP Austin at the clubhouse at 18th and Folsom starting at 4 pm on Sunday, April 21st ... I won't be there this Sunday, but motorcycle people and BAARCers and ADVers are welcome ... MotoGP at 6 pm ...

    And we have weekly meetings at the clubhouse every Thursday ... I'll be there tonight ... everything a motorcyclist may wish to quaff at our fountain, KLR prices ... ha. :ricky Doors open around 7pm ...

    OK, that's one way to keep my post count low ... double ha. :D

    If you click on this pic, it will take you to more pics of a trip a few SFMCers did recently to Mercey Hot Springs, Clear Creek and Carrizo:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfmc/8632871865/" title="DSCN9899 by San Francisco Motorcycle Club, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8544/8632871865_45ab5388a6_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="DSCN9899"></a>
    A KLR, DR650 and KTM 690 ...

    Hey, if you live in San Francisco, and are a motorcycle person, the SFMC is basically your club ... we've been around since 1904, and at 18th St and Folsom since 1947 ... we're always happy to see motorcycle people!

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
    2013 SFMC President
  6. leo_jb

    leo_jb -

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    SFMCJohn - That photo looks awesome! I was just down that way a couple of weeks ago, but nothing I rode on was as cool looking as the trail in that photo. Care to post tracks?
  7. woodsxr

    woodsxr Been here awhile

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    Nice pictures.
    Good to know my BRP would fit in the group.
    Is that camp site at Panoche Hills? I didn't know it was out there.
    Is it near Mercy Hotsprings?
    I've been across that road coming across from hwy 49 a few times but it has been over 10 years since the last run.
  8. r3r3r

    r3r3r Wildebeast

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    I know that this conversation has been had before, but I thought that the Panoche Hills were off limits to motorcycles, quads, etc. (open only to cars/trucks on existing roads). Has something changed? :ear

    Perhaps a plated bike is not considered as a motorcycle in Panoche Hills?
  9. Fasttrak

    Fasttrak Captain Crash

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    I see a license plate on that last bike in the pic, if it is ok for cars and trucks I guess it is ok for all plated vehicles. I know some of the roads around\through CC were opened up, just not positive which ones and the last time I went through there it wasn't like any of the trails I saw running off the main road had "closed" signs on them. Was too chicken to do any of the trails off the main road, last thing I needed was another ticket from big brother.


    Fasttrak
  10. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Hi leo_jb,

    It's the BLM land in Panoche Hills ... closed now for fire season between April and October ... no tracks, I'm still a map luddite ... :lol3 It is a fairly small area, used mostly by guys who want to shoot guns, and by wildflower viewers, during a good wildflower year ... oh, and to graze sheep ... :deal

    Hi woodsxr,
    You'd be the bad-ass on the kick-start BRP ... :ricky

    The Airstream is Hollister Hills ... the campsites in the linked photos are at Mercey Hot Springs and the Carrizo Plains ... the BLM land in the riding photo is near Mercey Hot Springs ...

    Hi r3r3r and Fasttrak,

    I've heard that Panoch Hills was closed to bikes, too ... most BLM and National Forest areas I'm familiar with, when they say "no motorcycles" they really mean "no dirtbikes" ... we stay on established roads and have not had a problem, but YMMV ...

    They are going to go to some crazy permit/day-limit-per-year thing in Clear Creek ... not sure about the wonderful county roads thrugh Clear Creek, I'm getting the impression the BLM is going to grab them and "close" them to the through-riding I've done there over the years ... :cry

    Supporting my motorcycle/dirtbike confusion hypothesis, however, is the fact that the BLM uses the phrase "registered vehicles" in their most recent Clear Creek plans ... as in "only registered vehicles may use established routes" ... in other words, no OHVs ... so, if I have a plate, I can go anywhere a jeep can go on BLM land.

    It was ever thus ... my old time dirt bike buddies love to tell me how they rode all over the Bay Area on their dirt bikes ...

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  11. Farkleberry

    Farkleberry Been here awhile

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    Now I'm worried. That's where I take my bike. What's wrong with the service?
  12. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I admit to my share of blame in this tale -- I requested a goodwill replacement of a known bad part (MFG knows this part fails, it's part of the DOT required safety equipment, they have a redesigned part) -- and the service dept. said "OK, yeah, we'll submit the warranty claim to the MFG.".

    Weeks turn into months, I don't hear anything. So I call. They say "Oh, yeah, didn't you get the email? We need pictures." So I send them pictures. Yet more weeks turn into yet more months. I call again. They tell me they need the pictures again. So I send them again. Weeks turn into months AGAIN and I don't hear anything, so I call. They say that the "duplicate request" has been denied because the first request was fulfilled already. WTF? So, now I don't have the part, and the MFG thinks I already received one.

    This is a $400 part, so I went to Scuderia to find out WTF, and they declined to "rat out" another dealer, and suggested I take it up again with them.

    I absolutely should have been more persistent, and kept them on a much shorter leash. BUT, imho... I should HAVE to keep my vendors on any kind of leash, they should be proactive in contacting me when IMPORTANT SHIT happens, like the MFG declining my warranty claim.
  13. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    They've damaged my bikes twice. And they're grossly incompetent.
  14. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    Just an FYI on Panoche Hills.

    We contacted the Hollister BLM Field Office a couple years ago before a
    ride down there for some clear info on motorcycles in Panoche Hills.

    We were told no motorcycles allowed in there period, plated or not.
  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    They can't do that and don't have the authority to even say it. If a registered car is allowed, then so is a registered and plated motorcycle. Only private land and HOA's can exclude vehicles based on type of said vehicle.
  16. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Tell that to the guy with the smart uniform and gun. Sometimes being right doesn't make a damn bit of difference.
  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I don't see that guy?


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    Sometimes taking a stand is the right thing to do...damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!
  18. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    The guy with the badge doesn't decide what's legal - the judge does.
  19. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    The BLM Hollister Field Office is corrupt.

    Rick Cooper should be put in jail for denying the public access to their
    own land.
  20. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Larry Boy and his buds are coming to town, watch out Dick Cooper.:lol3

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