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. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    Great! I was thinking this the other day. We used to have a real good thing going on here!!!! Im out for post T.Day rides. We did a camp out last new years in MENDO and it was a BLAST!!!! hope to do it again just got to see whats happening with some other trips first.
  2. rrsteves

    rrsteves Been here awhile

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    That's one check in , how about some more? My work schedule gets handed to me the week before so planning is not my privilege. Somebody elde could put something forward and hopefully I could jump in. Sorry to be a weinie but reality is I work weekends.
  3. DaFoole

    DaFoole Pacific Avenger...

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    Cory and HotMamma moved to Nevada....:cry
  4. boney

    boney Ride > Post

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    Holy shit! When did that happen? I know that I've been out of the loop, but I didn't think I was that far out.
  5. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys,

    I was thinking of doing a DS ride next Saturday or Sunday (12/1 or 12/2).
    Th good old loop we always do. Geysers, Old toll Road and over Cow.

    That is if Cow is open, it just closed. Anybody up for that?

    Dean
  6. rrsteves

    rrsteves Been here awhile

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    Thanks for jumping in Dean. I knew we could count on you. But... I work weekends (cry). Shocked to hear about Cory. Hope they are doing well.
  7. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    That sounds like a fun ride but too far for me this time of year.
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    I have been meaning to try the road through <st1:place><st1:placeName>Cow</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType>Mountain</st1:placeType></st1:place>. I am on a R1200GS without knobies.
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    Should I take <st1:place><st1:placeName>Scotts</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName>Creek</st1:placeName></st1:place> west of Lakeport to Tucker&#8217;s and Blue Dadge or Trail 17? Or?
  8. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    Mudcat,

    Scotts will get you to east side of Cow and on to the main fire road. (Mendo Lake Road)
    That's probably ok to do without knobbies. Sometimes early in the year the dust
    turns to cake frosting mud after the rain.
    However, I was up there two weeks ago and it was like a supermoto track.

    As for trail 17, the section that runs between trail 15 and trail 24 is fine on a
    big bike. Right now though I wouldn't do it without knobbies, too slippery.
    And don't do the section of trail 17 between trail 24 and Mendo Lake Road
    on a 1200 unless your a real good rider and want to trash your bike.

    For big bikes trail 13, 15, and 20 work pretty well and are fun. Without knobbies
    or at least aggressive DS tires wait until those trails dry out a little.

    Hope that helps.
  9. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    Also,

    I'll probably start posting about the 3rd annual Mendo NF rally in
    January or February.
  10. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    Hey, thanks. I ride OK but I don’t want to trash my bike:eek1
  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Yes Fellas we have moved to Gardnerville NV. Without going into personal details life threw me/us a curve ball. We will miss Northern California and all the friends we have made over the years. We will be back now and again as we have family still there.

    If you are ever up our way Tahoe/Reno area drop me a line. We have two spare rooms and lots of free trails just down the block:evil

    Ride safe!
  12. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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  13. whutner

    whutner Adventurerer

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    The gates on the west side of cow were open today. I live right down the road for cow and I'm always wantin to go for a ride. Looks like its going to be rainy for a little while though, I'll get to see how good my new rain suit keeps me dry:clap
  14. fanderson

    fanderson Adventurer

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    I'm here in Lake County! :clap
  15. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Rode thru Lake County last weekend. Good ride. Started from Sonoma to Oakville on 29, took the Oakville crossing to Siverado Trail then Butts Canyon to Middletown. Onto 178 towards Cobb Mtn, followed Bottle Rock Road to 29 again ended up on Highland Springs road rode the dirt and mud for a while until we got to a hill with large rocks. I've just had my GSA for two weeks, so we turned around, found the road to Hopland Grade then headed back south to Sonoma. Nice ride, beautiful weather, will do it again, I'm sure. Probably even follow Highland Springs road to the end next time.
  16. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    Best of luck out there. A good change for you both!! :freaky
  17. K. L. Rocket

    K. L. Rocket Big bouncy make big happy

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    :clap Looking forward to 3 for 3.

    Hope you guys come back to visit the Mendo NF Rally. :ricky:ricky:kumbaya:freaky
  18. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I think you were on 175...

    Highland Springs Road with large rocks? That's a new one to me. My recollection of that road from June was that it's pretty easy and graded. Sure you were on the right track?
  19. mwolff

    mwolff Been here awhile

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    I imagine after the 5-10 inches of rain we just got, Cow is closed? I'm in Redwood Valley and often ready for a few hours of trail riding in our back yard. Let us know the status if you go up there. NOAA says sunny today and tomorrow, then rain again.
  20. mootsuno

    mootsuno Been here awhile

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    After this much rain Cow is going to be closed for a while. I'd say two
    weeks from experience, that's without too much more rain.

    You can always check this link.
    If the gate in the picture is closed so is Cow.