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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Bob Tosi, Jun 25, 2010.
It was a nice day, too bad I was working.
Have a great day!
Had to check out the flooding last weekend:
Just wanted everyone to know, the Paradise Ridge Riders MC is having their annual New Years Poker Run.
January 1st Rain or Shine. Great trail riding, Great food, fun, and prizes! You can pick up a flyer about
the ride at both Chico Honda and Chico Motorsports. Hope to see some new faces there this year!
Looks like the weather is going to be perfect for this years ride!!!
Here's some unedited video from last years ride.
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Cool video, I'm too out of shape right now to do that with my current bike.
Nothing big, just a short run up into the hills to warm up the oil. This is the end of the road in Cohasset
The road turned to mainly ice an snow so I stopped.
Thanks for the pictures Bob. It has been awhile since much has been posted, especially on 'dirt'. Happy New Year!! Gerry
I could have gone much further If I had gone on the first day of snow rather then letting things ice over for two days but I had family dealings the prier two days.
Another Winter adventure. Thanks KYO. Certainly looks to be a manageable depth had it not been iced over. As I am on the Paradise ridge, during this time of year it is not uncommon to see snow in the Mendocino as I drive down the Skyway and get a good view across the valley. In very general terms, is the Raglin Ridge loop open more often than not during the Winter or are most rides in that area aborted due to snow/ice, mud/muck and downed trees.
The best I was able to do was roll my bike out to the drive-way and run it for 15 minutes to charge the battery. Thanks again you guys for the inspirational photos. Gerry
Sometimes my "ride" consist of just like this one to where I go up as far as I can and then turn around and try to do the same thing on Colyear Springs road but If I could have gone on further, (inching along eventually over heating my engine-which is the main reason I stopped where I did), I would have hit this obstacle next...
I never have too much trouble with mud/muck but sometimes trees..
but as far as I can tell the snow usually gets pretty deep the further up making it pretty much impassable via motorcycle,(without a ton of shoveling) this last picture is after a lot of the snow had already melted.(I thought I had a better picture of some deeper snow?)
Thanks for the info. At 200cc's it doesn't take much snow to really impact my forward progress. I never seem to ride when the snow is soft and fluffy. As of late, whenever I start seeing snow in the brush along side the road, I figure likely within the next 1/4 mile the road will be impassable for me. Those gates are all to familiar to me. Not recent rides, but some adventure pictures non-the-less. Seems at one time or another, we all will deal with the same issues. Gerry
Hahahaha, love the similarities.
Do you have enough room on those little buggers to carry a chainsaw and cutting torch? Lol!!!!!!
I have seriously considered fabricating a rack to hold a chain saw but my fold up saw will do until then.
Anyone up for a ride Saturday- Feb 2nd? I can meet anytime after 10am.
Let me know.
I am into riding Sunday if that work for anyone.
I was going to watch the game on Sunday.
Let us probe the silent places,
let us seek what luck betides us,
Let us journey to a lonely land I know,
There's a whisper on the night-wind,
there's a star agleam to guide us,
And the wild is calling, calling... let us go.
Bob, didn't notice your quote until today, my uncle who passed last year, gave me one of his books that always sits on my desk in front of me.
Last I heard, there is snow on the west side in the shadows where the road turns from asphalt to dirt. I wonder how the Hogsback would be doing?