Chico, Ca Dualsport Riders

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

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I have much respect for you and other die hard adventurers on this local thread,Im just an inveterate shit disturber and its how I am.

    But,if you enjoy your Trials bike,I can show you some fun and new places to ride it,we have a singletrack paradise up above Chico,guys often strap extra gas on their trials bikes and come out and do a loop or two.
    I ride my 09 200XCW up there and for me its the hot settup. Much big granite to stop and play on,all decomposed granite otherwise.
    I run Tubliss in the rear at 5psi which makes the bike a climber and a half.

    If your interested Id show you around up there sometime.
  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ive found that tires pretty much come right off the rim for trailside fixes,when they are good and warm from riding they almost fall off. I always make a point of carrying everything to fix tires on the DR...........that way flats dont happen.

    I did get a 25.00 harbor freight bead breaker for home use,it hasnt failed yet.
  3. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    During my trip last year over Heness Pass, got lucky as it happened at a gas station that had a tire machine.:D Made the chore much easier adapting it to work for a motorcycle tire. Thank God I had the supervision of the 2 CHP officers that were there also, don't know what I would have done without them. :lol3
    Only other times I've had a flat I was able to air up and get home. I was close enough to make it work.:clap
  4. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    My vise works good, I have had it forever and Have a system where it doesn't scratch the wheel. breaking the bead on a dual purpose tire on my BMW is a little different than changing a dirt bike tire. I have changed a couple of tires in my time. and this tire was going to need all I had even at home. Getting a tire off the bead can be a pain. We run tubeless on our trials bikes. To get the bead to set when putting a new tire on takes 90 to 100 psi, that gets a little scary.
    Also anyone wanting to tease me go for it. I can take a joke. but That will open a door you may not want open. I got all day to Badger you back and Being a German my sense of humor can be a bit harsh.
    Hop-Sing
  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    No badgering or teasing,tires are tires and some are a bitch.
    Ive used as many as 3 plugs in one hole on a tubeless street tire to get me home,its a pain and the tire is junk at that point buy may hold air long enough to get home. Ive broken beads using the kickstand on the bike to pop the bead loose,not fun but can work.

    Ive had flats where if I didnt fix it,it would be a very,very long hike out once the tire flops off the rim and the bike goes no more.

    Giant PG&E style tie wraps can hold a tire tight to the rim in a pinch situation,I carry em.
  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ive also devised a new route to try for a marathon dual sport day,Chico to Humbug summit,then pavemento to Taylorsville,then figure the dirt route from there to Doyle on hiway 395,then dirt/gravel to Gerlach for Bruno's homemade Raviolis then home again.

    It would be maybe more then an all day thrash.

    My DR would do it as well as anything.
  7. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    Somewhat short notice by I'm going to do an overnighter on Friday, one last blast out of the valley before I'm stuck for 6+ weeks due to harvest. And yes Hop-Sing the tent is going, and the sleeping bag.

    Leaving work early and thinking of riding out of Corning by 2:00p.m. or earlier and either going up to Anthony Peak for the night, get up in the morning and riding around until early Saturday afternoon and then home. Hopefully return home without any Bow hunters arrows embedded in me or the bike...

    Or if someone has a good trip up to/around Lake Almanor, that would be good as well, still need to take my bike down the Feather River canyon. Up for almost anything other than spending 2 hours on the I5...

    Still have my "streetish supermoto" tires on the bike so if there are plenty of rocks let me know and I'll swap to knobbies.

    If anybody is interested in going, let me know.

    Oh yea, and for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=897WjTBePik
  8. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    Sept 7th in Quincy.
    You going, Chuck.
    or anyone else.

    My weekends just got shuffled, had a Trials event that weekend and it has been moved to the next weekend which is also the Reno 200 out of Boomtown. so I am considering the BMW ralley.
  9. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    Sorry for the large pictures but the small one's do not do this place justice.
    Second picture is of sunrise this morning, and yea the point of the shadow is where I was standing, the Lookout on top of Anthony Peak.
    Got up to the lookout at 4:15p.m., just in time to spend about an hour b.s.ing with the lookout, interesting guy, first time I had been in a lookout.
    Spent the night a little downslope (incase of wind or lightning, yea I'm a sissyboy). Beautiful sunset last night:
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    Simple and neat inside:

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    Fun, easy overnight trip, 60 miles from my house to the top of the world and the middle of the forest.
  10. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    Nice pictures!
    I'm Jonesin' to go for a ride...c'mon cooler weather!
  11. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Good weekend for and overnighter. I spent all day today getting my bike back on the road after having a cracked case repaired and servicing the rear swing arm/suspension. Tommorow will be a short test ride to make sure everything is good then install the skid plate. I'll be ready for some more thrashing. :clap:clap:clap
  12. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    Finally made it up to your neck of the woods-the High Lakes OHV area last week, before the big weekend. Had the whole place to myself. Perfect conditions, a little warm down low.
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    CAMPBELL LAKE AND LONG LAKE

    2 days-380 miles, mostly dirt. GPX LINKY
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    GREAT 2 DAY LOOP!​

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    CAMPED AT LONG LAKE, AT THE SPILLWAY​

    Here's the complete ride report...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22245298#post22245298

    Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwZCp0fPeo4&feature=youtu.be

    Juan
    Nevada City, CA
    KTM 350 EXC-F
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  13. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Love that area. :clap:clap:clap
  14. Klrcharlie

    Klrcharlie Adventurer

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    That looks like a great ride. I have been looking for a good overnight ride. Do you think a KLR could do that route?
    Oh and that was a great video.
  15. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    I was wondering the same thing along this route (I have an '06 KLR)...Here's what I would suggest. Haul ass up to Philbrook Resv from Sterling City, then cruise up Philbrook Rd(25N05?) to the PCT near Lotts Lake (mostly private land). This is the North entry to the High Lakes OHV area. There is a good camp site right there. From here you could poke your nose into the High Lakes OHV area and decide for yourself.

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    I think inside the High Lakes OHV area it's too rocky to be much fun on a KLR, I was sweating during some sections on the KTM 350.

    The next day, from the N. end campsite, go back to Philbrook resv. and take Humbug Road to Almanor -excellent, scenic KLR country.

    Then work your way down to Johnsville and take the Johnsville McRae rd. (28 miles dirt) to LaPorte (or LaPorte to Johnsville).

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    JOHNSVILLE McRAE RD.​


    Juan
    Nevada City
  16. Klrcharlie

    Klrcharlie Adventurer

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    Good info what lake did you stay at?
  17. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    Long lake at the spillway, would be a challenge on the KLR.
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    LONG LAKE​
  18. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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  19. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    The High Lakes access from the Tobin switchbacks is an interesting way to get up there,many switchbacks and quick gain in altitude.

    I havent done it in a while.
  20. Klrcharlie

    Klrcharlie Adventurer

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    Thanks I love the East side.and when I camp I like to be near a lake or creek.