Chico, Ca Dualsport Riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Bob Tosi, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    sick day it is. I'm up for a ride on Saturday.:clap I'm not familiar with any roads up there other than the one to Sawmill Peak Lookout and I haven't been all of the way to the lookout.
    Let's do this!
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  2. DCardoza

    DCardoza Adventurer

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    Hey all. I live in Yuba City and most of they guys I ride with are 3 hrs away in wine country. Been looking for some folks closer to ride with. I ride a KLR 685 and mostly ride fire roads. Keep posting up rides fellas, eventually I'll join in.
    Darren
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  3. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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  4. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    good ride over the hill. some 50+ miles of dirt roads. got the GC dirty for sure. way warmer in the valley on the return than it was when we left. sort of makes you think about spending more time up in the mountians. maybe just sitting on the shore of one of those beautiful lakes we passed.
    JB

    next Sunday 7/25, is a pancake breakfast at the LaPorte Volunteer Fire Dept. a good excuse to head up that way next Sunday morning
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  5. obadiah

    obadiah Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the ride, Gents. Still trying to digest that burger! :evil

    Obadiah
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  6. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    About 1 mile into the dirt

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  7. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    1st rest stop at Phillbrook Lake

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  8. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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  9. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    The crew lined up at the lunch stop in Chester, Ca

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  10. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    Saturday the 24th?:ricky :dunno
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  11. CatSailor

    CatSailor CatSailor

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    I think I saw you guys in Chester Sunday afternoon. We were sailing catamarans on Eagle Lake and on the way back to Chico. With a little shuffling of commitments I might be able to get out this weekend too.
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  12. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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    I'm up for another ride this weekend. I'll start looking around at different routes.
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  13. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    one way or another I'll be riding on the 24th. I need to get out and start exploring some of the area around paradise/magalia. Cleared that day and have arranged for Friday off so I can get my projects done.

    Let's ride:clap
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  14. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    I don't enjoy riding in the heat we are having. If you decide to have a ride this weekend and are pretty much staying out of the valley and/or are starting pretty early I am interested too. I am still recovering from the heat soak I got riding this past weekend- it was 107 by the time I got home.
    Chuck
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  15. lowx

    lowx Adventurer

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    I'm up for a ride anytime. Let me know a time and place.
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  16. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    I have to ride home to Stockton the next morning so I don't want to be zapped by heat either. My goal is to explore the forest service roads up above Magalia. Never been off of the pavement up that way and haven't been to Philbrook lake since I was about 5. I have no route planned as I'm not familiar with the area, just go and explore. I do have a GPS and thought I'd see where it took me if I wasn't riding with anybody with local knowledge.
    I am going to be taking some water with me and snacks in case I don't end up anywhere for lunch (I'm diabetic). If anybody would like to join me, let's meet at tthe intersection of Skyway and Coutelenc Rd. at 7AM and plan on departing no later than 7:30am. I welcome riders with local knowledge and anyone else for that matter. Suggestions for destinations? High Lakes area?
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  17. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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    I would like to try to get up to the High Lakes again. I think if we brought a folding shovel we could dig a line through the snow. I don't know how much more snow there is beyond where I had to stop, but I think it drops back down so it should be dry. I say let's try it. This is where I had to stop, right at the sign with the map of the High Lakes. That road is actually going uphill.
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  18. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    I've got a folding shovel but my knobbies are pretty worn. Saving my new tires for the TAT ride I'll be taking off for in 6 weeks (western states)
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  19. LucasLeader

    LucasLeader Been here awhile

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    That was almost exactly two weeks ago.
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  20. sevkev

    sevkev n00b

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    I just did an unexpected :eek1 traverse of the High Lakes area on 7/19. There was only one small patch of snow (read as a non issue) just around the corner and to the left from where the above picture was taken.

    There is some roadwork going on the upper skyway/ Forest Road 171 just below the Humbug/Butte Creek Flat Road intersection. The flagmen only allow traffic to traverse the work site on the hour, so expect delays of up to an hour, or show up on time and drive on through.
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