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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Parx400, Jan 16, 2012.
Thanks for the word>>>Oldtrucks
Sunday, March 17: ST Patrick's Day DS Ride to Alleghany for Food
Sounds good! I'm in for this. I'll watch the thread for time and place.
Riding on the Foresthill side: As off several days ago snow at China Wall. Gorman Ranch area and lower is good to go. I rode the Mosquito Ridge side 2 days ago and there is snow on the road just past the turn off to the upper Middle fork dam. Probably around 4200 feet or so. South facing slopes are generally clear and shaded north facing slopes above 3500 or so may still be snow covered.
I have to work.
Maybe another time,,,
Re: Elliot Ranch Rd...
I followed you around that gate in your video and got stopped by Ranger Mary...
Was able to talk us out of a ticket...lol...
Good job! I have never been able to talk my way out of a ticket. The sign saying road closed is on the back side of the gate. That should mean that after you go around the gate, the road is open, right?
Something tells me that logic would get me extra tickets!
That was a nice road. How far did you get?
We only go a little past where morningside lake rd or such comes into it that is now totally blocked as a roadway...
I made it through Chalk Bluff today but rode from the top down. I'm not sure I could have made it going up, still some good size drifts and mud holes that would have been tough, definitely not ready for big bikes.
Alpha Rd down into Washington is clear, but I hit snow on Omega Rd just a few miles from Hwy 20. Relief Hill Rd is open and in great shape between Washington and Malakoff, fast and fun!
I may need to edit this ride,,,make a real adventure and go up/down snotty chaulk bluff still with Alleghany in mind...
Well let me calm down a second and ask: How far down from the top do the snow drifts go?
Drifts on steep sections could pose to be difficult... Shoots!!! Got me thinking... But easier going down... I think they call this thinking out loud...lol...
Thanks for the word...
The first mile in from Hwy 20 was clear, had me thinking it would just be some mud, then the snow started. Nothing big, just rutted from the jeeps. There are sections of snow and mud down to just above Buckeye Road. Definitely an adventure
From Folsom area, but living in Vacaville because the Military has brought me back to CA. If anyone is doing any trips that my big pig BMW GSA can handle, let me know! Glad to see lots of local folks on here!
So Nytro and I made the ride this morning. Dispite waiting a half-hour for the others to show up at the SPD parking lot, we decided to head out on our own. Got to Allegheny in time for lunch, but apparently we were still an hour and half ahead of the corned beef special. Nothing but dancing shamrocks... or something like that.
No worries, we headed back over Foote's Crossing and then up to North Bloomfield before heading over to Washington. There we finally stopped for lunch, but their corned beef special wasn't going to start for another couple of hours. Damn.
Finally we headed up Alpha Road to Highway 20, and then came down Chalk Bluff (ran into StevefrmGV) and hit the Deer Creek Forebay Road before returning back to Nevada City. I think it was about an 85 mile loop (from and to Nevada City).
It was a fun ride. Apparently, everyone else knew where the corned beef was hiding.
Well,,, I was ready to role at 7am... Apparently,,, my ride woke up when I called him at 7am, but told me he was on his way at that time,,,lol,,,and didnt show up till 830... then off to breakfast... we got to spd at 1030 and rolled out at 11. Ran up the snow line off backbone, played around that area a bit and rolled into Alleghany at 1pm for the Best Corn Beef and Awesome fixings... We were so full that we took it easy on the way back... yeah right...
Anywho,,, next time we plan to ride we should exchange numbers so we can call when shit happens as it does...
All the Best,,,
Did you come all the way down Chalk Bluff on Big bikes .. without snorkles?
We were up Relief Hill/Washington way on Saturday with the crazy idea we may ride down Lowell Hill Rd from 20 but it was iced over pretty solid at the top, and knowing the brown pools on Chalk Bluff like I do.. we rode back down 20.
Was watching for a slew of bikes as I was on my way home from work so I could give you all a big ADV salute.
Looks like everybody rode this weekend. My weekend starts now. Ho hum, wonder if its a burn day? Got plenty of stuff to do besides ride. Laundry, mop the floors, brush the dog..... I am sure I sneak in some saddle time somewhere.
The voice at 268-1023 says burn. I'm going to light mine off tomorrow afternoon before the rain starts
Thanks for showing me around the area SierraJeep. Glad you showed up!
No worries on the late/missed start, next time I'll do a better job of connecting to find out about any changed plans.
Not sure if we went all the way down Chalk Bluff. I don't think so, but I had no idea where I was the whole time.
We had a bit of snow, mud, water, rocks. Nothing too crazy so I'm guessing we missed the gnarly bits just like we missed the corned beef...
First time in the area for me as I'm a bit of a lazy rider... With Foresthill and Georgetown in my back yard it's just too easy to ride there without much effort. Hope to explore the area more and maybe connect with some of you FF'ers.
Yep, started at about 10 and just came in. 9 hours of burn and got it done (for now)
We only came down about 2 or 3 miles (I can't remember) until we got to the Deer Creek Forebay Road intersection - which also happened to be the first large snow drift you'll hit coming down from the top. Most of the giant water holes are between there and Buckeye Road.
As of today - it's as good as it gets.