Wildwood 400--Whos going? June 22/23 2013

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  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    So Ive ridden this ride about 4 times,it's always been a fun one with great scenery and backroads to slide and ride around on,I would have never found most of these roads except for riding this event.
    Wildwood is out hiway 36 from Red Bluff.

    I understand this year there are more options with more singletrack etc,big bikes are fine on the gravel road portion of the ride though.

    Once we get to Fortuna by the coast,its handy to stay next to the brewery,good food,good beer,friendly waitress's.
    Great lunchstops along the way as well.

    I think its a funner ride then the Sheetiron,not so many bikes and riders involved,less traffic of that sort to contend with.

    See you there!
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  2. Rockgarden Bob

    Rockgarden Bob Been here awhile

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  3. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    I am looking to see if my g/f is interested in going on this ride. We did the Sheetiron this year (her first event) and she seems to have enjoyed it (easy route of course). She rides a Yamaha xt225 with the stock tank. I assume there are plenty of gas stops along the way? I haven't been to the Wildwood area except for riding the Lost Coast ride a few years ago to Fortuna. It looks like a scenic ride.
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  4. Rockgarden Bob

    Rockgarden Bob Been here awhile

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    Motowest, if your girlfriend rode the Sheetiron and liked it she'll love the Wildwood 400!
    There are A, B, C routes plus the Lost Coast Adventure bike route, so there is pretty much a route for riders of any skill level on any kind of bike.
    Distance between gas stops varies depending on the route you take, but the longest one I believe is less than 120 miles with an average more like 80-90.
    And of course the Scenery is absolutely amazing! I'll post a couple of pics from past rides below.


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  5. andrew.pdx

    andrew.pdx Thump

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this part of the country from the right perspective. So... who is going on this ride?

    I got a non-smoking room w/ two queens at the Comfort Inn around the corner from the Eel River Brewery. Anyone not known for snoring is welcome to contact me about splitting it. See Amenities at http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-fortuna-california-CA688/Hotel-Services

    Send me a PM if you're interested.

    -Andrew
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  6. bmwgirl

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    and super excited. I'll be attempting this on a 1200GS and NOT doing the single tracks! Got several buddies joining me - all first timers - all BMW'rs. Hope to do the B course and drop if it gets to be too much. I'm an advance beginner - lower intermediate - think I'll be ok on the B course?? Bob said I should avoid one section on the 2nd day and he's going to point that out to me.
    Bob sounds like an awesome guy - can't wait to meet him. If you find our group - stop by and say hello! Happy to share a beverage! Oh, even easier - one gal (me) - 4 guys. G/F mentioned below is welcome to ride with us if she wants. Anyone know where this starts? Trying to plan our route up. Thanks.
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  7. Rockgarden Bob

    Rockgarden Bob Been here awhile

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    bmwgirl and all Newbies to Wildwood, I look forward to seeing you on the ride!
    This is a great ride for the "Advanced Beginner", the expert enduro rider and everyone in between. We have 3 separate routes, A, B, and C and even those routes have some options so it's pretty much a great ride for any rider on any bike. Looks like we'll have a good showing from the Women Riders this year also, still hoping my wife can get the time off to ride with me again this year. Anyway the Staging area is located on private property in the community of Wildwood, CA. This is about 1/2 way between Red Bluff and Fortuna on Hwy. 36 very close to where the Wildwood store used to until it burned down this past winter. There is free camping at the staging area Friday night before the ride and plenty of room for RVs. Of course for more information about this and other Ironman Dual Sport rides check out my website, http://www.ironmandualsport.com


    Here's a little more about the ride.
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    A little video I made the first year this pretty much the B loop
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    A little of the "A" loop thanks to my friend Matt
    http://youtu.be/7EcTz5h6AGQ
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  8. LaPorte

    LaPorte Been here awhile

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    I am planning on going, wouldn't miss it. Too much fun. If you haven't ridden this one yet, your missing out on a fun ride!!!!!!


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  9. tweeder

    tweeder Farkle Queen

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    As Bob mentioned, there are plenty of options for all levels of rider. I've done it twice on a DL650 w/Tourances, so anyone can do it...

    The easier/road loops are great as well-truly great scenery!

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  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Well this looks like its coming together nicely,some more ADV'ers are coming out to give it a try. It IS a fun one,a casual pace will still get you to Fortuna in time,the lunch stops are in nice spots with great food,some time riding through the redwoods is always a good thing.
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  11. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I wonder how much singletrack is on this ride? Ive heard there's a bunch of new trail for the A loop?
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  12. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Signed up with the big Katoom. Y'all think B route for a short guy on a tall bike?

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  13. Rockgarden Bob

    Rockgarden Bob Been here awhile

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    Alleycatdad, I've ridden the "B" route and my Lost Coast route on my 990, Had a great ride even though I did get my feet wet on the 13 stream crossings at the end of day 2. It's a great ride look forward to seeing you there!

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  14. Klrcharlie

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    Iam going sounds like a blast. Do we rent the gps when we get to wildwood? Do you guys know is there a limit to how many can go? I have to Waite until the end of the week to pay.
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  15. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Is there an extra charge for 2-up? Thinking I may bring my 12 year old along... We're overdue and he's pretty durable. :)

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  16. Rockgarden Bob

    Rockgarden Bob Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys, so for riding 2 up there is no extra charge and sounds like a great lifelong memory for any 12 year old.
    For GPS rental you just go to the Members Store on my website, I only have about 8 of these Garmin 60csx units for rent so supply is limited they come with mounting hardware for any bike and only take a few minutes to install the tracks for the ride are loaded and your ready to go, here's a link to the Members Store, you also sign up (pay) for the rides here.
    http://shop.ironmandualsport.com/category.sc;jsessionid=827114B72383556ACE9DF8E9BAC6062C.qscstrfrnt02?categoryId=2
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  17. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    So we get tracks for all of the options ?

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  18. Rockgarden Bob

    Rockgarden Bob Been here awhile

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    Yes it's a lot of tracks and I try to send out enough instruction that people don't get confused plus the tracks are colored for example the main "B" loop would be blue the "A" loop splits off of that would be Red the bail out easy ways or "C" loops may be Green, the Lost Coast route is a completely different file. Each ride is different and I deal with the tracks to each ride a little differently depending on how much overlap there is between routes. Believe me it takes a lot of work to come up with a ride that's good for an "A" class expert enduro rider and the weekend warrior on a 500 lb bike, but that's part of the fun of it, were all out there to have a good time and at the end of the day these rides bring everyone together with the shared experience of a great days ride.:beer

    This screen shot shows the overlapping tracks on the Red Mountain 350

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  19. Klrcharlie

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    Ok Wildwood is paid for. Who else is going?
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  20. Klrcharlie

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    I looked all over the Ironmandualsport page and can't find any GPS units. Does that mean you are out. If so I guess I will have to follow someone that has one.
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