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

  1. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    I must have passed by your house a few times. Ex's in-laws live down that way :)

    It's a great place and worth considering for a ride or two.
  2. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    Santa from Oakley here.
    I ride a big Honda DS bike.
    I'm up for dirt rides but as I work saturday
    I'm open for Sundays or Mondays

    Too bad they closed Carnegie down.
    That was my favorite park. :cry
  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Hi Santa! :wave
  4. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    It's not closed yet. The rangers that work there are doing all that they can to keep it open and will definitely keep it open this coming weekend.

    There have been quite a few different stories put out about Carnegie, but if you actually call there (see: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=1172 ) you can verify if they'll be open when you want to go.
  5. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Yeah Hi Santa, sure hope you make it by my house next Thursday.:D
  6. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    Just called them and although no one answered, the message sounds like it's business as usual.
    Anyone want to go dirt ridin on Sunday or Monday?

    Hiya Toad:wave
  7. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Skip the cookies and milk and make sure there is good booze out.
  8. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    No more booze. I think I'm gonna dry out for a while and get back in shape.
  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Better sell all my alcohol related stocks then. Thanks for the heads up.:lol3
  10. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    They got a stay on the closure. For now. They expect to be able to remain open at least through Christmas.

    I'd call in advance, though, just to make sure.
  11. T O Double D

    T O Double D Pogue Mahone

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    Cool man! We'll have to set something up. I've yet to make it up there, other than riding dirtbikes at Middelcreek.

    Cheers!
  12. Alucard

    Alucard Adventurer

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    Sounds interesting. What route do you plan on taking to get to Kirk Creek CG? I've never been there before. Where does Cone Peak road exit? From google maps it looks like it stops in the middle of the forest.
  13. mwolff

    mwolff Been here awhile

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    I, too, will be monitoring this thread. Always interested in a Mendocino NF, Cow Mtn., or any of the dirt roads between 101 & the coast. WR250R is happy from single track to graded fire trails to the highway. I'm just learning this little bike's potential, (and mine).:clap
  14. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    Cone Peak road does dead end - at least for motor vehicles. Here's a
    pic of the end of the line.

    [​IMG]

    (We actually rode a good ways beyond this point but it turned very
    V-Strom unfriendly quickly!):rofl
  15. johnmcallahan

    johnmcallahan KnumbKnutz!!!

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    Double D

    I like your plan for Jan 9-10 but will be out of town:cry

    But keep upthe good thinking. Would like to tag along some time.
  16. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    NC Ridge Rd. continues as a singletrack for a few miles and then returns to a good double track/road. However it goes thru the Condor sanctuary and lots of private property and gates till it exits at Ventana Inn in BS.
    It is also in the Ventana wilderness from that pic above until Anderson Peak.
    A "friend" of mine has done it on MTB and gave me the intel. I have ridden from Venatana to Anderson Peak on my MTB when it was open, some left wing lawyers for the Land owners, who get a free graded road made the closure permanent!
  17. T O Double D

    T O Double D Pogue Mahone

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    I will not be tresspassing on this ride. There's too much potential for further bad press if a group of MCers goes beyond the road closure. I'm not the judging type, so if you want to go it won't bother me.

    That being said, I'm away from home right now and don't have the capability to post an accurate route. I will post it sun-mon. The basic route will be meet in Carmel at 9, ride 1 south to Kirk Creek, where we will set up camp. Then we can ride 30+ miles of dirt along the ridge above 1 unencumbered. Then return to Kirk Creek, for dinner and revalry.

    The next day we will ride through hunter ligget, then some dirt between the base and 101. We can then take Bitterwater rd to 25 and back up to Hollister. Ther is several options to hit up some dirt along 25.
  18. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    There's a really good possibility that the Cone Peak stretch of road
    will be closed and gated for the season at the Nacamiento Fergesun/SCRR
    intersection.

    The USFS normally locks the gate on that stretch of road every winter.
  19. T O Double D

    T O Double D Pogue Mahone

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    Bummer. I thought that was just because of the fires. There's still plenty ofriding to be had in any case.
  20. RichardBryant

    RichardBryant Adventurer

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    I have sent my money in for both the Dualies Ridgecrest 250 and the Countdown Hi Desert 250. It looks like we have a good group for the dualies ride. Is anybody interested in doing the dual sport route for the Hi Desert 250? Once again the plan is to truck the bikes doewn. If I can swing the ime I'd also like to head over to the Spring Mountains for a day or two of camping and riding.