Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Parx400, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Up for anything?

    I would love to watch you take your BMW through the single-track trails a Georgetown. :lol3

    Of course, if I was there to watch, I would probably feel obligated to help you get it back out too. :p3rry
  2. Ryanxhc

    Ryanxhc n00b

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    Well, let me clarify.... Up for almost anything. I didn't buy the BMW to look like Ewan McGregor, I bought it because I do more road riding than off road. However, it hasn't stopped me from plowing that tank of a bike into many situations I shouldn't have. One year, a set of valve covers and 18,000 miles later, I know it pretty well and I'm willing to follow a 990 KTM wherever it goes. I'll even scrape pegs on the way there. Let's boogie guys!

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  3. tripready

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    haha ya man the ride there was awesome we had some good turns and than I got a nice lesson on going downhill on a trail with my f650. After a good bonk to the knee and a few bent pieces I had to leave early. Than on the way home my tire went out on the freeway. I had a great time but I'll be down till next week I have to replace some brake lines (one rubbed through after jostling loose) and my forks and I'll be back out there.
  4. Ryanxhc

    Ryanxhc n00b

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    Last minute ride organization... I'm riding to Leavitt lake tomorrow leaving about 7:30 am. I'm leaving from downtown and most likely will take hwy 16 to 49 to 120 over Sonora pass.. The trail is about 3 miles of rocky gravel and you arrive at a beautiful crater lake at a 9500 ft elevation. Its 100+ miles to the trail head and we can ride more off road once in the area. If anyone else can afford to make last minute plans for this lake before its closed for the season, reply here, text or call me. I guess a good meet up spot would be the ARCO station at J st and 29th street. I'll fuel up and wait there till about 8:00 am. I'm riding a white, red and blue BMW r1200gs. My number is 707 290 4788

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  5. EventHorizon34

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    Man, I would have been so down to do this if it were TODAY, but unfortunately have to work tomorrow. Next time, for me.

    Justin
  6. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Rode it a couple weeks ago from Homewood side to Loon Lake Spillway and back. Looking to ride over and back from the west side this time. On a trials bike again, but most any bike could make it.

    Can't check email or PMs after 3:30 pm friday, but should get text msgs in FH on cell: seven oh two 53 eight 61 forty-seven or call: five three oh three67 three67ate.

    Stu
  7. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I'm thinking of riding up to Sierra Buttes one more time before it gets snowed in. I'll be leaving Folsom just after it gets light, riding Auburn/Folsom Blvd to Auburn, then some back roads to Grass Valley and hope to do dirt roads from Nevada City to Downieville. From there, dirt roads up to the top.

    I'll be on my KTM 990 Adv, so this ride will be big bike friendly, but you'll need decent dirt tires for the last few miles.

    Let me know if any of you are interested in going along and I'll come up with a more exact starting time and meeting place.
  8. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Anyone going? Any idea how many throwback bikes will show? thanks
  9. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    How are you getting from Downieville up to the Buttes? The 990 is a big bike to be bringing up the Downieville Downhill. Believe me, I know…

    Here's me on the Butcher Ranch trail a few years back. That was a LONG day...

    [​IMG]

    JG
  10. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I was planning to take the same route that I took the last time I rode it up there. I'll take 93 up and Butcher Ranch back down.

    This was taken at the gate at the end of the road last time I was there:
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  11. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    Just got an email from A&S, if you're looking for Vintage bikes this may be for you........October 19th

    Our Vintage Motorcycle Show is this weekend! We'll be filling our parking lot with tons of amazing old bikes from Ariel to Zundapp for your enjoyment. - You never know what will show up!
    Free admission, Free BBQ, clearance sales, vendors, music and more!
    You won't want to miss this special day at A&S Powersports!
  12. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Wish you were going Sunday. Have fun!
  13. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    I will be there, You never know how many show up. Come on up and check it out.
    See ya
    Steve
  14. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Cool. And thanks for the vintage tip, Oldtrucks.

    Rode the Duc into work today so I can meet buddy in Auburn on his HD to ride up. It was that or something orange, I ain't got nothing vintage. yet :-)
  15. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    How about Fordyce then? Maybe got a taker for that, same fellow that did Rubicon too. He said the flows are down, water is doable.
  16. djborden

    djborden Been here awhile

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    Scott,

    This sounds like a great ride, and should be able to make it. I'm near placerville so would need to meet you near auburn? If anyone in our area wants to ride over, let me know.

    David
  17. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Photos from the ride on Saturday:

    Trying to figure out where we are and where we need to go
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    I think one of the KLRs got a flat back there
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    Things like flat tires help to make the ride an "adventure"
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    Tire is fixed, let's hit the road
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    All of us in Downieville at the lunch stop
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    End of the road - we weren't the only motorcycles up there
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    You can see a long way in all directions up there
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    It's a bit of a hike from the gate to the top
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    Just need to climb a few stairs and we're at the top
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    The whole group at the top of Sierra Buttes
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  18. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    :clap

    Wish I wasn't working. Would have joined you guys. Looked like fun.

    JG
  19. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Up and back. Weather should be good. Taking a trials bike, but most any dirtbike could work.

    OK, Rubicon on Sunday instead. Fordyce the following weekend maybe.
  20. ElDorado650

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    I thought you were doing the Rubicon.
    I see how I rate!
    Guess high country 88 again on Sunday.