Looking for Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Lake Co. riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Bonnie & Clyde, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Mendo has been really nice lately, still a little nippy in the higher elevation but a very pleasent spring nonetheless.

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  2. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Where is this in MEndo national?
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  3. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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  4. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  5. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Ran into Vrago and Sandplow on Sunday, 3-650's and 1-450 had a blast riding with these guys at Cow mountain !!

    Pretty much on the move from the gate and this was the only place Vrago gave me a moment to take a picture. :lol3
    Ibuprofin, 3 sidecars, dinner and life was good again :nod

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    Mendocino next Sunday..
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  6. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    I dont think my girl's jugs would clear that rut. :cry
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  7. sandplow

    sandplow Been here awhile

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    I thinks that was trail 6. I was not sure what riding style to adopt. Ended up with my knees up by my ears and holding on for dear life. Not pretty but effective!!!:D
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  8. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Hey Tirebiter, how's things... That was trail 6 heading towards the creek.
    17 to 24 and dumped us on 6.
    Sunday is my only day to escape at the moment and we're taking refuge from the trees in Mendocino, Cow got a little warm and we almost had another head on. For some strange reason people like to ride on the wrong side of the road, maybe the meth huh :norton

    Come join us in Mendo and we'll show you some trails, it's only another 30 minutes.... or so.
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  9. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    I don't know where you rode but it sounds like you found some bad stuff, nice :thumb :lol3
    I was up ther two weeks ago, sorry we missed each other.

    Most of the trails are in pretty good shape and I generally see trail workers doing some upkeep. The trails up in Penny Pines are in good shape.
    We'll hook up and I'll show you around next time.
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  10. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Did you do 38? If you did then I think I know what your talking about.
    Just after you go down the long downhill section you pass the creek and it's a battle to keep your helmet from getting whacked.
    That trail needs help no doubt.. I see most riders are playing around most of the blue trails. I like getting farther away from people so I tend to explore further north.
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  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Took my "Wifes" new toy out for a spin yesterday. It does a good job with two wheel drive. I actually rode by myself again:cry (no one loves me). I ran into this snow bank on N1702 off M5 that heads to Letts lake and then to Bear Creek. I got stuck then put in reverse and tried again and got through. Then 10 yards latter more snow. Then a group of Jeeps came up behind me and plowed the way for me.:clap

    Hit me up for the Mon-Wed rides. I might have a ride brewing on May 6th if anyone is up for riding. I will take my GS on a group ride not the slow moving tank.
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  12. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Next time you take the side car let me know, my wife keeps asking how fun one of those would be to have.
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  13. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    It has been more fun than we thought. We bought it for my wife. She has been riding for five years. She has never had "Fun" when riding off road. She cant relax and is white knucle the whole time. So we are giving the sidecar a shot. So far she loves it. She has been riding it to work to get used to driving it. She hasnt had it off road and i just did yester day. Its more stable in some ways and not so stable compared to a two wheeler. Over all more stable than two wheels.

    We have been taking it to dinner and any place we can think of together. The whole time we cant stop the smiles. We are very happy with it. I have posted some thoughts on the rig over in the Hack section.
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  14. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    I can probably make a ride on Monday the 12th.:deal
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  15. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Any one up for a ride on May 6th? I have the day off and Im going to ride one way or another.

    Do I hear any one for May 6th thats Tuesday?

    GillaFunk Im not going to be able to ride on the 12th right now but I'll let you know if my plans change.
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  16. vrago

    vrago Plays with dirt

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    I'm bummed, wife made lunch plans with a landscape designer, so I'm out.

    I Saw your post in hacks.

    I'm very seriously considering the 1150GSA hack that levity and threewheelfun are selling.

    Would love to check out the ural sometime.

    Vincent
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  17. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Ok two guys are willing ride on Wednesday the 7th. Its confirmed for the 7th three of us riding if any one else wants to join in.


    The 6th Tuesday is out. 7th is in.:wink:
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  18. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    The 1150 hack is nice. Thats my back up plan if the Ural dosnt work out. I'll just hack my 1150 Adv.

    So far the Ural has been great. More than welcome to check it out.
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  19. brian

    brian "Clever Quote"

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    What's the plan for the 7th? BK
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  20. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    The plan for May 7th

    leaving calistoga at 9am ish

    Us three are from Napa (the other two are not on ADVrider) so we were planning on riding up hwy 29 to clearlake oaks and hitting high valley that drops out on bartlett springs. then to M5 to N1702 over to letts lake to M10 that hits bear creek. from bear creek depending on time we might head back on twin valley to bartlett springs and out. if we are pressed for time (the other two guys have kids) we will just stay on M10 that drops out at upper lake near hwy 29 and then back to Napa. should be fun, i was on this same N1702 last week and it still had some snow banks on the road. there are some creeks to cross, sand, dirt, rocks, snow, mud and ruts.

    The other two guys have never rode up there so im kind of helping them get out and see whats in our back yard for riding and i dont have to ride alone.
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