Chico, Ca Dualsport Riders

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

  1. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    Sounds good guys. Hope both of you make progress this weekend and Monday as well. Shoot me an email or PM if somethin comes up..Looks like tues were in for some showers possibly. Haven't gone to the west side of the valley for a while..guess we will have to wait and see.
  2. Bob Tosi

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    Read you loud and clear
  3. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    If we ride Monday, where and how long?

    My kids are off for spring break so might be able to get away for awhile.
  4. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    Meeting up at 830a. I leave for work at 4 so need to be back no later than 330p. Route is posted above via google maps. Might not be able to view it on a phone depending on the model. I sent you a PM with contact info Bob. :thumb
  5. Bob Tosi

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    Not seeing the route. How far back in the thread? Sent you a text
  6. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    Monday's ride was a blast. 140 total miles. Up 32 to Crown Point, Doe Mill to Skyway, took Doon Grade rd. to Jordan Hill break at Sawmill Lookout. Hopped on Concow rd up to Rag Dump roughly then back down to Dixie rd. 70 to Pentz back up to Centerville and rolled home. We sure have some great scenery here.
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  7. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    I'm not sure of how many of you use a SPOT, but I've ridden with one every ride and really like that my wife and family feel safe with me being out, especially alone, of cell signal reach. I recently Purchased a Delorme InReach as my SPOT signal was starting to become very intermittent. The Delorme blows the SPOT away hands down. Not only in signal stability (Has way more satellites to communicate with) but it is a 2 way communicator. I can send a text to anyone I want using 160 characters and it reaches them in a couple mins. Then they can respond if needed. Just thought I'd pass some of this on as I am extremely happy with it. :thumb
  8. Bob Tosi

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    Sweet looking ride! Awesome looking bikes too. Hit to run that route again sometime, And ill make it for sure..

    Was there any gas stops available on the route?
  9. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    That is awesome. Been thinking about a Spot but it's nice to know there is competition... I live in Redding but look forward to some rides in your neck of the woods. Great pics!
  10. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    When we got to Jordan Hill staging area we were at 42 miles traveled. We opted to head down to the Fast Strip in Paradise real fast to top my buddy's 2.25 gal tank off. From there back to my house was 94 miles. We could have made it to 70 and gassed up in paradise after, or even syphoned from my tank.
  11. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    No competition Brian. The Delorme has this hands down...Sent you a link to show the Map comparison and tracking results.
  12. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    Nice pic's :D
    I will try to get motivated and post up a few pic's of my last ride,
    I got a bit adventurous and it almost bit me in the :katunfortunately the camera doesn't show how steep things are when you are going up or down them.
  13. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    Interested in this too. Which plan did you get, and where did you pick up your unit?

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    BanhXeo Sushiman

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    I got it from Amazon.com. Ships from them so its guaranteed, arrived very fast. I went with the $25 monthly fee. SPOT you pay $120 up front. Inreach is monthly. They have seasonal plans(If you only play for a few months out of the year) or a basic $10 a month plan where you pay 1.50 per text message. The $25 plan includes 40 text messages and extra texts are .50 cents per. For the amount of riding I do I knew I could use more than 15 texts a month ( the offsetting price)...I have a galaxy note 2 also that pairs with this..If you have a smart phone already then this is the best bet as it comes with really great software to compliment it. If not I found this new model yesterday coming out in early April that appears to be a complete standalone that utilizes the software.http://www.thegpsstore.com/Delorme-inReach-SE.aspx
  15. Bob Tosi

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    Seems like a very good unit.
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    I know where my REI dividend is going. Thanks for the information. Been kinda wanting a spot or something for a while. This seems just the ticket!
  17. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    These First set of pictures are from Colyear Springs road, with the "Short cuts", the second set of pictures is from Ponderosa way to Black Rock.

    I decided to get a little adventurous and try some of the "short cuts".

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    Walking back up the last hill-you can see my bike at the top:


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    These Second set of pictures are from the ride to Black Rock- I went on Friday.

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    the road from the South to Black Rock is much nicer (wider,less steep,less rocky)then the road from the North.
    I kept heading south just to explore it and came to a "T" in the road,with a sign that said Highway 32 18miles, I turned around to head back home at that point because of time.
  18. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    Looks awesome! I look forward to some rides "down south"....
  19. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    Great pictures KYOxR. I have been to and thru Black Rock a few times but could not place any of your locations. Looked to be a nice ride, but sure hope I don't find myself dealing with any of 'your' short-cuts. Seems you have one of the few camera's that can take 'real' shots as to how steep hills are. Those inclines looked to offer a real challenge.

    Perhaps you were on part of the old Lassen Trail when you saw directions back to highway 32. Seems most routes now are gated logging roads, though as I recall, a bit beyond the old 'Transfer Station' there is a access to the old Lassen Trail. Thanks for sharing your adventure, I will try to do likewise. Gerry
  20. oobus

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    Kyoxr,

    Did you take plum creek road or hogsback? Looks like a great trip, I want to do a bunch of riding out there this spring/summer!
    Was there anyone at the campground at Mill Creek?