Fall Colors Get-Together 2017 (Calif. Sierra Nevada)

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by GillaFunk, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Long timer

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    Bears are not scary, People are. Last year a couple weeks after we where up there a guy lit another guy on fire. For those that where there it was At the gas station just a couple miles away. A guy walks in and throws some kind of fluid on the clerk and lit him on fire killing him. True story.

    Anyway don't worry about bears, this is a state run campground and not out in the boonies. And if you want I can swing by and tell them not to bother you.

    This is a good time for sure, but with the shorter days and the cooler weather, long day rides get cut short. Mainly getting started in the morning. Lots of good roads dirt/gravel. Last year after you all left I tried riding the Rail Road grade but it wasn't very good and the place I was at was for walking anyway.

    I have my class sewed up this year with 3 remaining events, But This/that weekend I am going to mind my Grandson as he still needs to do a little work in his class to get the year end results I want him to achieve. His mom can't do it but I am working on his grandma and another subject to see if I can come, But my priorities are with the skinny bikes after the whole year of competing.
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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    DR's are simple,I am a simple mechanic. 9 years so far nothing has broke on my 03. I did the Race Tech modded shock for 33,000 miles.............slapped a Cogent on and that's the best mod yet,mucho way better especially when the bike is loaded for travel.
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    Yes Hop Sing should re-think schedules,stew was good last year as was the Saturday back country loop.
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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Water crossings should be decent this year,bring the GS fo sho.
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  4. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    :lol3


    I'm thinkin' that I'm IN for this again for some reason. :scratch

    Maybe just curiosity to see what critter wants to have it's way with my bike.
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  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Im OK with bears,its the Mt Lions that are too fast to even see,at least it would be quick.
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  6. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    Here kitty kitty
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  7. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    here kitty kitty.jpg
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  8. radbrad511

    radbrad511 Been here awhile

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    Kitty, YES. Mountain Lion, NO! Add large Cats to my scared list.

    FootDragger- Went full Cogent, suspension- check. Super easy and cost effective.

    Are you attending this event?
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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Im thinking about it,might make up some kind of big loop/Spree of the north and camp 2 nights at Burney falls as well.
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  10. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    I can see a nice day's ride up through the Delta, picking up 49 above Jackson, then through Grass Valley, Downieville, to 70, through Graeagle, Quincy, 89 around Lassen, then coast into camp. For the return, something that goes through Redding and out toward Eureka/Arcata, maybe camp along the coast near Petrolia, then loop back to 101 and head home. Crisp cool fall temperatures, should be fun. Street tires on my GS... :ricky

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  11. JStory

    JStory Long timer

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  12. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Yup.

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  13. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    I hope the weather is nice, and the color is good. Seeing how hot its been, hopefully we get a little rain beforehand to keep the trees greener for longer.
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  14. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    The trees are green, it's just a little hard to see them thru the smoke.
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  15. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Whats the latest among the cognoscenti? Wind has blown the smoke away I bet.
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  16. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Looks like we're in. :clap
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  17. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Just don't forget your tent this time. Or if you're Gimpy, don't let your buddies barf in yours...

    I/we would love to make it, but I'm really going to try to hit Joel's deal in November in NV the following weekend and it looks like a new gig will put me back to being a productive member of society meaning I'll be earning it again. :(
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  18. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    :fpalm Fuckin' facbook :patch


    :lol3




    :photog



    :lobby Do both! :pynd
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  19. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    1 nite or 2?
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  20. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    I've gotta yank dyvkings' chain and see about dragin' him up also.
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