Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

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

  1. OverdeBars

    OverdeBars Moto Explorer

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    Hey Tod,

    Great thread idea for local riders.

    Id love to ride with you guys this weekend, but have family in town. I'll have to catch up with you guys next time.
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  2. Scribe

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    How's the riding up there? Possible move in the pipeline for me so the very thing I always want to know is whether or not there's any decent dirt within an hour or two.
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  3. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

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    Lots:

    Do a search of these and "OHV" Stonyford, Foresthill, Georgetown, Mendocino, Penny Pines, Downieville

    all within 2-3 hours (or less) of Sacramento.

    Also some great street riding: in the Delta, foothills, wine country etc.

    As far as riding in/near Sacramento? almost none except for the Delta area (street) and one basic, small OHV park (Prairie City in Folsom).

    My buddy Mark puts these paid (reasonable fee) rides on.

    http://www.sierranevadaadventures.com/?page_id=4808 Good way to get to know the areas. He knows Norcal really well. Lots of dual sport stuff.

    Cheers
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  4. Adventure Trio

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  5. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    What time would you be leavin sierra motor sports?
    Not wanting to get a pretty bike dirty, I'd have to ride an XR up there...
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  6. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Yes, the intial proposal was for a big bike ride. I will qualify that the ride I have in mind would include a high percentage of off-road riding ranging from dirt roads, logging road (with water bars), options (not manditory) for some single track, more dirt roads, rocky roads, gravel roads, some paved roads, more dirt roads, then some twisty narrow paved roads. The only highway miles will be from the start out to You Bet Road.

    The BMW would be able to do it all (with maybe an exception of the single track if you have panniers on it).

    Disclaimer: The final route decision on where to go will be based upon who shows up and what they all want to do (a democratic process). There are a zillion options! :deal
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  7. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    My plan was to leave sometime between 9:30 (the planned start time) and 9:45 - 50 in case someone might get stuck in traffic.

    Since you're coming from the valley, if you're familiar with where You Bet Road intersects Highway 174 (which runs from Colfax to Grass Valley) you can meet up with us at that intersection. We should be there by 10:15ish. You can top off your fuel in Colfax and be at that intersection within 12 minutes (+/-) from Colfax.

    See my post above if you want to rethink riding the "pretty bike" (whatever that is). This will be an off-road ride but set up for the big bikes. Your call...
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  8. tomfoolery

    tomfoolery procrastinator

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    I think I'm going to try to make it too. 9:30 at Sierra Motor Sports. If I make it I'll be on an 08 KLR650.
    Will it be Chalk Bluff or Snot Bluff?

    I rode with a group from this site before around here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292268 It was a blast and we had quite a mix of riders.

    TOM
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  9. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Great! I hope to see you there.

    My guess is the wet spots in the red soil are going to be, shall we say, potentially entertaining. I have a 25 mile dirt route section planned from the end of the pavement on You Bet Road (technically that is on the section of Red Dog Road) up to Highway 20. This is just a portion of the ride, but we won't be entirely on Chalk Bluff the whole time. As such, the road conditions will vary considerably over the course.

    Hopefully there'll be no snow at the top... or we'll need to improvise!
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  10. Scribe

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    Well that's good to know. How hard is it to get a bike plated there, one that … let's say probably has all the smog crap taken off.
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  11. Speed Racer

    Speed Racer Falling is bad

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    CA DMV doesn't do a visual check for "all the smog crap". At least, they never did with any of mine. For instance, in 2007 I brought one in from Colorado (an '04 BMW R1150RTP), and they never looked at it. YMMV.

    I'd start by looking here.
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  12. Speed Racer

    Speed Racer Falling is bad

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    From personal experience, and I've done it dozens and dozens of times, you can go from downtown Sacramento to days and days of nothing but dirt in less than an hour. For instance, downtown to the little town of Dutch Flat in 55 minutes, easy. From there, you can pretty much go on...say...95% dirt to Boomtown, Nevada. And in between there, are days and days of dirt. Another example would be Sacramento to Colfax (45 minutes). From there, go dirt to Forresthill. Again, many dirt options, not to mention some nice OHV parks.

    As for paved twisties, a good deal less than an hour from Sacramento to the west edge of some seriously stupid twisties heading east to 395, gateway to Death Valley.

    Now then, want wine? Less than two hours to beautiful downtown Napa. I hear they have grapes there. Continuing west to Mendocino? Something like 4 hours or so. Of course, you'd have to take some majorly-nice twisties to get there.

    Perhaps you want to ski? Don't get me started.

    Less than 2 hours from SF, less than 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.

    p.s. - Don't tell anyone. I don't want it getting crowded here like SoCal.
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  13. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Yep . . . Sacramento is at least an hour from anything good. :lol3
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  14. 2manyrides

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    Don't know for sure that I can make this...

    Don't wait for me.:deal
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  15. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Step away from the computer and get on your bike!
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  16. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Ha, just got back to it and was looking for updates...
    I'm making food, checked with a fellow rider, he can't go, I'm still on the fence...
    Wanna, am running short on time...let me eat, I'll check here one last time after.
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  17. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Not sure if you're riding or trailering? If you're riding, just meet us at the Highway 174/You Bet Road intersection and that will buy you 45 more minutes. Plan to be there by 10:15ish. That is if you can.

    I am only 15 mnutes from the start so I'll be home for a while and will check here again. Let me know if you go and I'll wait there for you.
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  18. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    OK Tod, I'll have to wait until the next one. Hate to miss this cause you guys are running through what I used to consider my back yard.
    Too many logistical problems with getting there on time.
    Should I fry the knobbies on the freeway to get to you bet. Should I bring the 35 year old bike with 3" of suspension...
    Running short on time and you guys have a tremendous head start compaired to the "sacramento riders".

    :deal Keep em coming and I'll see about the next one.
    I already had planned OHV at chalk bluff for next sunday the 12th.
    (so this is a bit of overkill)
    Anyone interested meet at the staging area 'bout 10:00am.
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  19. j.gordon

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    To calm for paragliding looks like a fine day to get a ride in.

    Coming from Lincoln I meet you all at the 174 / You Bet Road intersection around 10:15ish.
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  20. Speed Racer

    Speed Racer Falling is bad

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    :lol3