Bay Area weekday dirt rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by lastplace, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    Thanks to a flexible work schedule, I get to ride my dirt bike about 3 weekdays each month. I usually ride alone because everyone else is working. Anyone else have a similar situation?

    Maybe we can post here whenever we plan to go dirt riding. I live in San Francisco and ride a mix of dirt bikes, but no big dual sport. Most times, my decision to ride is very last-minute. Usually, I head to: Metcalf, Hollister, Carnegie or Mendocino NF.

    For example, I'm planning to be at Hollister tomorrow (Thursday August 16) from about 11:30 to 3 on my '76 TT500. (you can't miss it, come out and say hello if you can.)

    Its always great to ride with new folks!

    fun fun
    Charlie
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  2. cme4lyt

    cme4lyt Been here awhile

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    Good idea !!!! I'm in a similar situation: flexible work-week so can ride some mornings, pm or sometimes the whole day.

    I'm in Walnut Creek and have ridden at Carnagie and Mendo recently. Cannot make tomorrow but keep on posting. Sounds like a good idea. Maybe we can grab a few more inmates for a casual ride?

    Rgds...jonathan
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  3. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    great idea, Im in SF too looking to ride down to the parks more often!
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  4. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Sounds good. Wish I could join you today, but my Tuesday job got postponed to today :ddog

    Thanks for starting this thread...
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  5. ThisWayHome

    ThisWayHome Adventurer

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    I ride a 2011 KTM 990 Adventure and am always interested in weekend dirt rides. I live in the Sunset District in San Francisco. When somebody is interested in a weekend ride, give me a ring on my cell at 415-699-1003.

    Gurupurkha, a.k.a. "G"
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  6. Cdubs

    Cdubs made for adventure

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    Cheers for SF adv riders! Working from home but not off during the week :/

    Happy riding fellows
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  7. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    I'll be at Metcalf from about 1:30pm till they close. Single track and MX track on my '06 KTM 250XC-W
    Come out if you can!

    fun fun
    Charlie
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  8. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Sounds good, I'll be there riding a blue 2-stroke.
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  9. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    If you guys are ever interested in coming out to Prairie City, Mammoth Bar, or Forrest Hill, I would be interested.
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  10. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    My XR650L is still awaiting an electrical part from Honda, so is not running, or I would be tempted. I'm down to just one working bike currently. :wink:
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  11. boney

    boney Ride > Post

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    I have a rotating schedule with various weekdays off. I ride a 640 Adventure and don't have anything smaller. I'm interested in doing a lot more riding than I am but that bike is a handful in the harder stuff...

    If ya'll don't mind having me tag along, maybe I'll make it out one of these days.
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  12. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    I might make it depending on work or not. I'll raise my hand on Thursday if I'm going to make it.

    I'll be on a blue and yellow bike. Or, a blue and yellow bike in a 90's blue F-150 if I trailer up.
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  13. boney

    boney Ride > Post

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    Yeah, I remember...

    I can handle the "not black diamond" at cow... and my parents are here weds-sat this week. Happy B-day!
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  14. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Wednesday 8/29
    I'll be at Carnegie with my YZ250 & white pickemup truck. Approximately 10:00am to 2:00pm. Should be dusty & fun!
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  15. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Follow this link to get a map of Carnegie with names of trails:
    http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1173

    So you'll be at Tyson's Basin by the maintenance yard? In the parking lot there, or more at the entrance?

    I'm not coming, but just trying to help make it more clear. That parking lot is where I used to start when my son was first learning to ride. He came very close to landing an RM-125 on the hood of the only nice car parked there. :eek1

    We later parked just west of Skip's, which now has some other name.
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  16. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Closer to the exit gate.
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  17. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I rode it 135 miles yesterday, including quite a bit on dirt roads around Forest Hill.

    It's nice to have it back among "the living" again. Since I've basically replaced the entire ignition system, it should be reliable now.
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  18. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    Last minute! Hollister today. Getting there around noon. Ford Escape with KTM 250 XC-W (plated). Parking in the first lot on the right, near the vintage track.
    fun fun
    Charlie
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  19. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    This Thursday. Hollister or Metcalf. Middle of the day for a few hour ride. Anyone interested?
    fun fun
    Charlie
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  20. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Maybe. I'll have to see if stars align...
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