Sierra Nevada Foothill Rides - San Andreas to Oakhurst

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Odin69, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Odin69

    Odin69 Been here awhile

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    Allright, so we are going to meet around 9 am at the Hardly Ableson shop. I was planning on meeting Mr. B in Snelling at the gas station around 8 am, if he is still going?

    See you guys in the morning.

    Jason.
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  2. Lasherman

    Lasherman Ah Sh!t!

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    Yup, my brothers bike and mine are loaded in the truck, and will be departing Turlock at 0800. We would love to have a local opinion, just show up and show us where the good rides are at. I don't think we really care where we ride as long as we have fun.
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  3. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    Not true at all. I'm glad you told us that that route I posted is blocked by closed gates. My big problem is that I am unfamiliar with the area, so Google maps is my only reference, and they don;t have gate locations/status. If you have some good route info PLEASE share! GPS track logs and GPX files are great, and I'm also more than willing to follow if you are kind enough to lead. :freaky

    On a side note, for those with GPS, uploading your track logs to http://www.gpsxchange.com with a the name of a nearby city like Sonora, Columbia, or Oakhurst would make a great resource in the future.
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  4. Mr B

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    I am still a go, bike is all prepped and ready to go, see you in Snelling Saturday!
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  5. LookOutLinn

    LookOutLinn Strom Trooper

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    And I'm at work. No ride for me today. Drat!!!!!:dog
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  6. ADVMindset

    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

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    Well,
    There will be another time...looks like an ugly day out there...You're not missing much...

    Let's put something together this coming week.
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  7. LookOutLinn

    LookOutLinn Strom Trooper

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    My family is out of town on the 10th, 11th and the 12th. PM me and we can set something up.

    I'm down in Modesto.... What's so "Ugly" about today up in the Mother Lode?... The Forest Service doing their "Controlled" fires again?
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  8. SmileAndFollow

    SmileAndFollow KLRn00b

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    I am down at the studio today, so no ride for me as well. Hope you all have a good time and post some pictures.
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  9. Mr B

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    Just a quick thanks to all the guys, had a great ride today and it looks like the GPS did NOT dump the track

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    I spent the better part of this afternoon trying to figure out how to do that....
    The picture every 30 sec, not so great....lots of shots of the dust!!!!!
    I am sorry to say that I do not have any shots of the one dead end/fallen tree. I am sorry but if you want to go back, help yourselves.

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    No real order to these next time we can shot video...

    :1drink
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  10. ADVMindset

    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

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    I was just trying to ease the pain that You weren't able to make it !

    You did however miss an awesome ride...approx. 85 miles of all kinds of terrain !

    Mr. B, Thanks for putting up the map, looks good as well as the pix !
    I'm glad Your GPS didn't dump the route !

    It was GREAT meeting all of You guys, had a great time and am looking forward to doing it again sometime !
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  11. LookOutLinn

    LookOutLinn Strom Trooper

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    Sounds like you guys had fun today.... But I was making money for my creditors.!!!! That's pretty cool too... Right?
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  12. Lasherman

    Lasherman Ah Sh!t!

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    Ya, had a great time riding, it was great to meet new riders. That GS800 punches great holes through heavy brush! Here a the few pics I took.


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    This is where Memnok crashed, even though he will deny it.

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    This is what happens when you try to grow wings and fly over your handle bars! The dirt tasted rather nice today i Must say.
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  13. Odin69

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    Here's some of the photos I took.

    Memnok, Lasherman, ADVmindset, and Mr B.

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    That was some cool single track. It's too bad we couldn't continue on it.

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    Lasherman checking out his dirt rash.

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    It was nice riding with all you guys, I had fun. It was good to get into some new trails I haven't been on before. See you next time.
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  14. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    I am glad you guy enjoyed yourselves, as there is plenty of good riding up here that gets little use.

    I see you went part way up FS4N05. Don't know what made you turn around, but I am glad you did. My only excursion there got me an intro with an angry guy complete with a 45auto and a pitbull. The rd is gated further on anyway. Unfortunately that route apparently is on the wrong side of the gate.:rofl

    Memnock please read your PM
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  16. Mr B

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    4N05 had a log down and blocked our way....pretty dense underbrush, so to speak. Kind of like a fullback hitting the line, Head down on the gas and hope the guy in front dont stop.....
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  17. Mr B

    Mr B Been here awhile

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    In Aug it is likely to be Hot again, how about lets find a ride that starts and ends at a Lake....I could us a cool dip in the water, :1drinkafter that ride....
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  18. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    We all know the ADV rule: If ya didn't get a picture, it never happened! :evil


    Ya, "so to speak". :lol3 It was dense enough to grab my handle bar and pull me off the bike at one point! But there is no photo, so technically, it never happened. :evil
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  19. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    I forgot the video:

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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XjD2yqg4wYE&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></object>
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  20. Odin69

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    Cool video Clint, thanks for posting it.
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