Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by dsrider, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. SuperDave23

    SuperDave23 Monti's Nemesis

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    Conditions are primo right now! We rode all over 007 and Whiskey yesterday and the trails were all wide open and tacky!

    Another group tried Shuteye and reported no snow so that's still open too.
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  2. LannisterImp

    LannisterImp Winter is coming...

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    Headed up to Central Camp on Tuesday with SMjunkie990. The more the merrier.
  3. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    I'm planning on riding some of the dirt roads, on my Africa Twin, I have never been on in the Raymond area this weekend. I would like to hear from any of you who have ridden dirt or fun paved roads in this area:

    Roads in between Raymond, Oakhurst and Mariposa.

    Also roads between highway 49, 140 and 41 and roads between 49, 120 and 140.

    I know this is a big area but this is the time of year when the temperature would be perfect to ride here.

    It might be a good idea to create a whole new thread dedicated to this area

    I was thinking about going to the desert but there is still so much I haven't explored very close to where I live.

    Thanks for any help on this.
  4. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I will come by or meet you at staging next ride.. up to you.
  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    All those roads on that side are a great adventure including Whiterock ... some are outstandingly smooth and now is a perfect time or just after a rain.. Flat tracking city.
  6. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Thanks. It is a huge area and it is about time I started exploring it.

    Found White Rock Road on Google Earth. If you have any gpx route files, that would be great. You can PM me.
  7. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Found it. White Rock Road.

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  8. Mountain-horne

    Mountain-horne Been here awhile

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    I think there may be a bridge out on White Rock Rd close to Eastman Lake. There is a way around, so not a huge deal. These roads are all pretty smooth.
  9. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    I can see a bridge on White Rock Rd that is 11 miles north of Eastman Lake. Does that sound like the one?
  10. Mountain-horne

    Mountain-horne Been here awhile

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    It would have to be between Old Hwy and W. Westfall. I noticed it this summer when I was detoured because of a fire. I had to take White Rock and then connect to Ben Hur. Not sure if it has been repaired yet. I may be interested in cruising around with you if you are cruising easy backroads. I have a KTM SMT on street tires, which is good for about 20mph on dirt roads. PM me your number if you want to shoot for a weekend ride.
  11. LannisterImp

    LannisterImp Winter is coming...

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    IMG_20171121_144639.jpg IMG_20171121_163013.jpg After we fixed a flat we had some fun out in Central Camp. Just started following trails and not worrying about getting lost. Good times. Thanks Dave! image.jpg
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  12. JPaccassi

    JPaccassi ...searching

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    Looks like perfect dirt! I'm hoping to get out this weekend after I pay my poor bike a little attention :D
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  13. LannisterImp

    LannisterImp Winter is coming...

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    Yeah. It was pretty nice dirt! We brought a gremlin with us, though. One flat tire, one broken rear brake lever, and somehow a broken chain guard. Weird day, but good times.
  14. rideallday

    rideallday Been here awhile

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    Hey Mike, sorry but some dude already came by and grabbed it.
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  15. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Found where the bridge is out and it looks like an easy work around if water isn't running or too high in the river. Looks like it is on White Rock Rd just east of West Fall Rd. Thanks for the heads up:

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  16. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Here is another view of where the bridge is out:

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  17. LannisterImp

    LannisterImp Winter is coming...

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    Anyone doing any desert riding over the Christmas holiday? Wife's out of town and I want to get out and ride for a day or two.

    Any recommendations? I've never been.
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  18. FoggRider

    FoggRider Been here awhile

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    Headed up to Bass lake tomorrow for a hookie ride.
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  19. JPaccassi

    JPaccassi ...searching

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    Got out yesterday for a few hours....wish it could be for a few days instead :D


    Soaproot Saddle
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    Rush Creek crossing
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    View from Barnes Mountain
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    Big Creek
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  20. JPaccassi

    JPaccassi ...searching

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    I missed one...I don't want to hold out on the photo's. :lol3

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    .....and here's a couple of artsy ones from a Saturday ride with PotentialScat™

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