Bay Area Adventure Riders Club

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

  1. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info -- I have been looking for something like this for my g/f and I to tune our skills a bit. We are not beginners, so this sounds like a good class to attend.
  2. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    Sounds like the route from the Lost Coast Dual Sport Ride (a few years ago). Maybe search that; also the route is probably available on gpsexchange if you will be using a gps.
  3. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Adventurer

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    Does anyone in the Bay Area have one of these PLB type devices they would like to loan or rent me for about 3 weeks?

    I'm heading off on July 22nd, returning August 8th and would love to have one of these along with me. I'd buy the Spot 3, but they don't offer monthly service plans, which seems ridiculous to me, and the Delorme is out of my budget this year. Renting a Spot for a month is $99, a ripoff, IMHO.

    I'll come pick it up...

    PM is best.

    Thanks,
    BaileyMan
  4. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    I'd lend you mine, but it will be in use in Malaysia for a month. Sorry man!

    Check for apps on your phone though. I found one for my iPhone called GPS tracker, which allows people to track me where ever i have reception. The apps goes offline after 20 mins to not drain your battery.. Not the best solution i know, but better than nothing! Best of luck to you!
  5. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Adventurer

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    Thanks man...I appreciate the thought. I'm more interested in the summoning for help option than the tracking for fun option.

    Malaysia for a month sounds awesome! Have a great time! Is there a ride report thread?
  6. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Oh yeah I meant it as a safety thing. But I guess it's useless since where we tend to go there is no cell reception. :lol3

    I'm sure it will be...for my dad! Haha he is going for business. So no riding and no fun. :( I'll be doing Canada though in the next couple weeks though so stay posted!


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  7. jtbek

    jtbek ADV990R

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    Can anyone suggest a good day trip from Oakland (in any direction) that will give me fun pavement and some dirt/fireroads/etc of a moderate skill level (not newb but not super vet)?

    As a long-time bay area mc rider I'm familiar with the great road rides but looking for a day trip that will mix it up.
  8. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    Fair warning to inmates. DSM8 and I will be on our way tomorrow. Angels camp Friday night and then play in the mountians and over to half moon bay on Saturday. You had better lock up your wives, kids and small pets (Dave's preference). :lol3
  9. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Here's a good one:
    Get yourself up to ukiah, either by slabbing it up 101 or taking fun roads, your choice. Take talmage exit, and mill creek road (might be wrong about that name) up towards cow mt, and just ride the fire road through Cow, or jump on some trails if you feel like doing a bit more. After that, head north on 29, and then you've got a choice: head north out of upper lake to penny pines, then head east on M10 (this is the longer route), or head around the lake to clearlake oaks, then long valley road to bartlett springs road. There are other options for getting up there, but I can't remember road names very well, you'll have to look them up. Take bartlett springs road all the way over to bear valley, then south to hook up with 20 again, then cross 20 and head south on 16. If you have time, you can cut off from winters and ride the berryessa roads to get back to susuin valley.

    That's a pretty long day, but it's totally doable if you keep moving, and if you want more riding of dirt or twisties, there are a lot of places to add nice riding miles.
  10. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Please, do NOT take trails if you're riding alone. A guy did that last summer on an R1200GS and got stuck for 4 days. Eventually managed to hike out to town. Died of a heart attack a week later. Very sad story. :cry

    I haven't ridden those fire roads, but those are probably ok, although I'd advise riding with someone. I nearly got stranded on a fire road once. I was riding alone. Fortunately, I had some tools and after a couple hours in blazing heat, came up with an idea that managed to limp my way to civilization where I called a friend to drive 120 miles down to Paso Robles to tow a trailer down to pick me up.
  11. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    "I like your style, Dude."
  12. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    You guys and gals are safe. DSM8 and I are out of the area. :lol3

    One question? What gives with the harley riders rideing at 10 - 15 under the speed limit and being dicks about being passed by a bike? :huh
    Other that that, we had some great fun riding! Sorry to see that the lakes are so low. :cry
  13. jtbek

    jtbek ADV990R

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    Thanks for the suggestions on a day ride—and the cautionary warning. I realized that I was missing the "990 essentials" otherwise known as skidplate and sidestand relocator, so I kept to the pavement.

    Knoxville-Berryessa was an absolute blast.
  14. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    We went last weekend, and last year. Haven't seen a dirt road the 990 can't handle north of Fort Bragg yet.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890637

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    We actually took the USAL trail from HWY 1 to Shelter Cove, then Kings Peak all the way to Wilder Ridge this last weekend. USAL is in good shape this year with just a few deep dry ruts and rough spots.

    You should also take Fort Bragg /Sherwood road from Fort Bragg to Willits.

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  15. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Yeah he had fun, so much so it left him blue....

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    Let the bating begin...
  16. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    I heard that 18 was inside. :lol3
  17. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    The gold country is a fun place to ride. We had a real good time.

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    :eek1
  18. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Not that kind of fun..
    :puke1

    Sick bastage...

  19. WHOISDIRK

    WHOISDIRK Adventurer

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    Look out for poison oak if you camp at glory hole it's all over

    Explaining I got a bad rash at the glory hole was very hard to live down
  20. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    Ya'll are invited to: LINKY (sign up/info page)





    In the tradition of BYOB and Laurel Fork
    Presenting


    1st Annual Sagebrush Ballyhoo​


    Why:

    Ride, Eat, Drink, Sleep & Repeat in the Northern Western Nevada/Northeastern California Area

    When:

    September 12-14

    Where:

    Taylorsville, CA

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    Things to know:
    The Reno Ride 200 and the Reno Air Races are
    on the same weekend, if you want to head over
    there for the day and come back to camp in
    Taylorsville and have a few beverages, that's cool.:1drink

    Food close by for those who do not want to cook

    Fuel in Greenville or Quincy

    Bar close for obvious reasons (Taylorsville bar. It's just
    over 1/2 a mile from the campsite. Not crawling distance
    but an easy and flat walk.)

    Accessible for all styles of bikes (Street, Touring, Adventure, DualSport)
    -------------------------------------
    ASPER THE WEBSITE...
    http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/Camping.htm

    Taylorsville Campground
    The Taylorsville County Park and Campground is located 1/2 mile east of
    Taylorsville past Indian Creek, right across from the Indian Valley Riding
    and Roping Club (Rodeo grounds).

    60 + campsites
    $14 per night for overnight camping
    $75 for group kitchen area use
    Coin-operated showers at $1 (quarters)
    Showers open 24 hrs per day
    Flushing toilets
    RV dump station
    Tennis court
    Horseshoe pits
    Beach access for swimming and fishing
    Group picnic area
    Quiet time - 10p.m. to 6 a.m.
    Open April 15 through October 15, weather permitting