Clear Creek Pre Gate Lock - KTM 990's Weekend

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by chrish4ku, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Well,
    We decided to do a quick trip to the clear creek area as the area is getting ready to gate up for the summer. Hopefully not forever, but it sure seems like it used to be a cool place to ride. Pretty much just a few dirt roads open now, and Old Hernandez - with the creek crossing on the flip side.

    Two Days Riding - over 440 miles total.

    Once we got down off my favorite 101 slab, we hit the back roads. This was the first time for me on the new KTM 990 on a mini-trip off road. The old one got destroyed in an accident in January. BNRP also had a major spill on the freeway, so was riding his fixed up 990 R. Needless to say it's time to try and get over that and move on.

    Sweet back roads.

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    Da Gang
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    Good to get out of the Bay Area
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    "I hate BLM - Land Closures"
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    Bert was happy, he was joyous, he had gas and water for the thirsty beast. Too bad the bolt was to sheer and all go bye bye...
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    Yes Countour is the group favorite
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    Hey where did your gas tanks go? GONE. Bolt Sheered.
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    Not even in the dirt yet...
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    We stopped to asses the damage..at least it was absolutely awesome back here.
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    OK, well F..... that, no fix, lost cause.
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    The White R model with ABS.
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    Some guy with us on a BMW 800GS....haha.
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    Not bad for pavement
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    Old Mines
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    Orange is KTM, but Orange is BMW
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    Clear Creek - Sweet area, sweet views.
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    We found some Captain, so we "kept" it.
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    I am liking this.....since I'll be traveling for work for 10 days straight next.
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    Fun times
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    It's such a great area - to be a huge shame to have to buy a permit to ride back here at all...
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    Old signs fade away
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    The man, the myth, - he rides, he falls, he loses parts, but seems to fix it all.
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    My personal fav
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    Ride the moon
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    We did Old Hernandez road to the creek, thinking it would be as usual. As we found, a bit wider and deeper than normal.
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    And...where I have seen people cross prior, someone has fenced that area off to guide them away from crossing.
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    hmmmmm
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    OK, go see how deep it is....Paul
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    Past knees and sinking into mud...
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    "I'd do it..."
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    Water speed - - fairly swift.
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    Scorpions = Opted out this time. Plus there is a fence where the narrow crossing used to be, and the water is high, muddy, and full of cow piss..
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    Drop off into the water -
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    These guys wanted us to try.... they wanted to see another bike drown....
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    Day 2:
    Carmel valley road
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    TONS of purple
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    It was a good overnight ride, weather was perfect. Let's just all try to support keeping as many of these dirt roads open as possible.
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    nice...big bikes on the prowl. sorry to hear about the accident, well that white big twin is awesome too.

    very nice rr. never been there, it's beautiful out there and nice weather.
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  3. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Because losers use rotopax

    Lol
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  4. SplitRock

    SplitRock Been here awhile

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    Nice, folks ! That looks just awesome. High and dry, up in the pines. Tell me more about the access issues ? Inquiring minds want to know.


    :beer Brent
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  5. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    :super
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  6. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    I stumbled on to this area from local inmates... happy to see more big bikes riding it.

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  7. zeegman

    zeegman Been here awhile

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    Cool ride Chris,

    wish I was there but was out sick.
    Missed this and Baja too, major bummer.
    Are you in for Mendo?

    Mike Z
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  8. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    I called roto pax they will not even help! what a shit deal it was new first time with some thing in them. Don't buy them:deal they are shit[​IMG]
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  9. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Tell them to FedEx you a damn bolt or you will ensure nobody ever buys their products again.:rofl
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  10. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Shit service never responded to emails a called and they said call the place I got it from. I call them and they we like that's bullshit! they will take care of me but it will be slow.
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  11. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    get away from my bike!
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    safety third

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    so I had to part ways with the ADV boys
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  12. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    hey Chris tell Paul I put in his room the next weekend:rofl
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    fort hunter
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    Wendy said Hi
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    one more
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  13. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Nice Knobbies....

    In the room ehh, cause the risk is so high of theft in Carmel.:lol3
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  14. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    in King city at the Keefer buddy in room 54. we all sleep better when we are together :lol3.
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  15. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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  16. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Bummed ..... Can't do this weekend. Everyone I know is going, so I'll have to live the life through a PC screen.....help me out!
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  17. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Nice RR!! :clap:clap

    I might have missed it but at what point did you get off of 101 to take backroads??
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