Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

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

  1. TahoeRider

    TahoeRider Red Rider

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    That should be a fun day.. I spent some time this afternoon riding trails off of MRR and for the most part there isn't too much snow in the sunny places. There were a few fun spots up at higher elevation though like this section of Chicken Hawk Rd:

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    Have fun on Saturday, I'll be stuck at work all day.
  2. luv2lean

    luv2lean not lost til out of gas

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    Hey Juan,
    I just caught up with this post. The old GS is a keeper. It's done the Continental Divide, Copper Canyon, Baja, etc. You always have to compromise somewhere with dual sport/ adventure machines but this one is most often my go-to ride for longer dirt/street adventures. Thanks for posting the pix. (Damn ... I have a big head!)
    Hope we can do some riding when the snow clears.
    chris
  3. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Maybe next time. Got four riders so far. We'll be heading west and north going through Colfax toward Chalk Bluff, hopefully staying below the snow. FH is at 3200 and there are still patches of snow halfway down to Auburn.

    Can't see the pic. I have a trail off MRR, but it is very short. ;-)
    cheers
  4. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    I got tired of that mess real quick. Put three handles (two on lid, one at bottom that is used for emptying) on a screw-top haz mat plastic barrel and you are done. I chained it up for a few attempts so it wouldn't be carried off, but they learned quick after chewing on it some with no success and now they just tip over the neighbors' cans instead. Was funny to see them jumping and stomping on it, but the lid holds, as the threads are massive. Rubber sealing gasket on the lid is a bonus too.
  5. luv2lean

    luv2lean not lost til out of gas

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    My schedule just opened up. Where in Foresthill are you meeting tomorrow? (pm sent)
  6. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

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  7. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    I was supposed to get the DVD for Christmas. Guess Santa didn't think I was a good boy! I'll be working so I can't attend the showing in sac. I'll just have to see what I get for my birthday... :(
  8. focallength

    focallength Long timer

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    anyone heading out saturday?

    foresthill, georgetown area, downieville, nevada city. im good for anything, i havent been offroad in months.

    let me know, i know foresthill typically shuts down the ohv area for winter, gotta protect us from ourselves, but georgetown usually is at least partially open. even some fire roads would be cool.

    i get off saturday morning at 0630, if all goes well, maybe meet somewhere around 1030 or so depending on how far i have to drive.
  9. St.Stan

    St.Stan Been here awhile

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    I'm working Sat. but I can report that Lowell Hill and Chalk Bluff roads are open and loopable. The mud bowls on the top of Chalk Bluff are full though. Heck, other than NF road closures almost everything is more or less snow free, you could probably make it all the way up to Graniteville without any serious problems.

    Supposed to be some wet weather coming in next week, so this weekend might be your last chance.
  10. DoWorkSon

    DoWorkSon Been here awhile

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    I rode Yankee Jim's, and around Gorman ranch area on Monday.... No snow and fairly dry.

    Probably will do chalk bluff Monday
  11. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    We should find a bit of everything; including pavement, FS roads, ST, and some snow/ice. Will be some pointless hillclimbs and maybe some sneaking around (only if lost, of course), so be comfortable with that. Easy bailouts at any time to meet up later or to go home early via I-80, etc. Should be back by dark or shortly thereafter. May not find anything as challenging as FH's T5 & T6 & WST, but you should be comfortable on stuff like that with your size of bike/skillset. Otherwise you may not enjoy parts of the ride. Stock fuel range should be fine.
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  12. focallength

    focallength Long timer

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    Im a maybe, Ill have to check my schedules, may call in sick for this. :1drink
  13. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    There are four of us so far, likely five.
    Will go to Plan B and ride all legal stuff. Like WST outa FH and beyond. Black Diamond ST until snow too deep, then back to Plan A (Chalk Bluff/BR) if time.
  14. focallength

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    Riding tomorrow, pm if interested
  15. visualizerent

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    Great conditions on the trails above Nevada City @4-5000'! Dusty! -Fri 11 Jan.

    Juan
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  16. luv2lean

    luv2lean not lost til out of gas

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    Almost too dusty yesterday ... but not anymore! Likely riding Chalk bluff single track tomorrow.
  17. Tr25w

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  18. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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  19. EventHorizon34

    EventHorizon34 n00b

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    Any short mid day rides today (Sunday)?
  20. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Rolling out from FH by 9. Black Diamond ST (WST/FH T6 & T5), 2track (Soda Springs Rd), some road (FH). ~120 miles. Headed beyond snow/ice line, so choose a tire you like for that. No services along route.