2007 Sheetiron 300 Dualsport,May 19-20

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by skwidd, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Event is sold out.

    Who's in?:ear

    ADV gathering Friday night in Stonyford or Saturday night in Ft. Bragg?

    http://www.oaklandmc.org/

    So far the ADV crew looks like this:

    8Superman
    ARRRGGGHHNUT
    AngryShawn
    arbrlvr
    BicyclePhil
    Cpt. Ron
    Craig1200
    Creech
    Cyndi
    DaddyBigDaddy
    Dakariste
    DaveBro
    deangs
    Dettlinger
    Digger13
    GSNorCal
    Haggeo
    I and I
    ixab
    JBosso + 3
    Larryboy
    LazyShizno
    MendoDave
    MightyZeus
    MikeRD400
    Mongox
    Mootsuno
    Motowest
    Nixels
    NorCalSlowpoke
    Offsome
    Passmore
    R-dubb
    Santa
    Seth101
    SFMotogrl +1
    Skidmark 43
    SuperHunk
    Tarantulahawk
    TonyV
    Whammo
    Wheatwhacker
    XTGirl




    Lemme know who i missed,looking forward to meeting more of you guys and girls along the ride or over beers in Ft. Bragg.
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  2. slydrite

    slydrite Yea buddy!

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    hey skwiddy.....finally saw the light and got a DRZ400S...not as cool as the E like yours(?) but it has a plate....

    dunno if I'm ready for the SI300, tho....is it true that there's an "easy" route as well as the competitve route?
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  3. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Mine's an 'S' as well,i just changed a few things.

    The Sheetiron is not a competitive event at all,unless you count a few of us getting real stoopid through Sherwood for several miles.
    It's an organized and well laid out dualsport ride that goes from Stonyford to Ft. Bragg on Saturday,then back to Stonyford via a different route on Sunday.
    They give you a route sheet when you check in Saturday morning and you toss an overnight bag in their trailer,your gear is trailered to a pickup spot in Ft. Bragg so you just grab it there and hit the campground/hotel of your choice.

    There are 'easy' splits around everything difficult on the trail sections.We took a goldwing rider on his second ever dirt ride last year aboard a KLR and he did fine,we made sure he rode his own pace and waited up for him taking plenty of breaks.

    Do it if you can,it is a lot of fun.
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  4. Craig1200

    Craig1200 Adventurer

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    I will be there for sure. Only got to do half last year, but I am in for both days this time around. Probably won't try to do anything as stupid as riding up from SF the morning of the event this year either.
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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I'll be there.

    Official photographer for the SFMC swim team.

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  6. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    That water crossing got several people last year.:lol3
    For those concerned,it was on one of the sections clearly marked 'hard way' and the easy route had nothing like this on it.
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  7. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    I'm In!
    I've been looking forward to this ride. It's one reason I bought a Husky TE, wanted that plate. I guess I could ride my F650, naw I'll ride the Husky.

    Skwidd, I was on that ride that Boney did last summer through Mendo NF riding my old xl two-fiddy. We're doing a ride this Saturday through Mendo and we might cover some of the same roads. I will be riding the F650 for this and it looks like we'll have some big bikes going along. Of course you're welcome to join us. :D

    Dean
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  8. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

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    Yes, lets do the Saturday ADV gathering.

    I nominate this place:

    http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/

    Fuggin great world class beer, and good food, north side of town.

    It is a little walk from some of the hotels, but not bad. It is at the north end of town.

    Say 6-7pm, post bag pick up/check in/shower, then take over the place...?

    Maybe wear a moto-related t-shirt or your dual sport jacket to help help identify as an inmate, or slap an ADV sticker on your forehead? Any other input?

    Best beer label ever?

    http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/brother.htm

    Cheers
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  9. 8Superman

    8Superman Shut up and RIDE!!

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    I'm in, awsome ride!! Did it on a KLR 650 last year.
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  10. boney

    boney Ride > Post Supporter

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    I was really hoping to make it this year... Looks like I'm out.:cry
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  11. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    I'll call in for you,since there won't be any emergencies that whole weekend.

    "Chief,Boney has an eye problem.He can't see working the weekend of the 19th.":lol3
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  12. boney

    boney Ride > Post Supporter

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    I'm already sick for then, since I plan to be finishing my "all dirt" trip to Utah (or already be there) that weekend. That's right, here to there, minimal pavement. It's 800+ miles and I think once I get to the Sierras (depending on the snow pack) I can get "there" with only about 20 or 30 miles of pavement.

    This trip is already locked and loaded in the calendar. Sorry.
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  13. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    That sounds like more fun,i gotta try it sometime.
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  14. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers Scared shiftless ! Supporter

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    Can't make the ride but I HIGHLY recommend the Russian Imperial Stout!:photog:freaky:beer:dutch They have Food???</snippage>
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  15. Offsome

    Offsome Been here awhile

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    I will be there for sure. I road my 950 the last two years but this year I will be on my new to me DR 650. Santa you in ?
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  16. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    Hi,
    Yeah, I'll be there.
    Gotta juggle some issues but things look good.
    Now if I can just keep my fingers intact....
    See ya there.
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  17. arbrlvr

    arbrlvr Santa Rosa, CA

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    I'd like to make this ride a priority. Would a te 250 be too small or should I take the drz400s. Sounds like a fun route.
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  18. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    I think you would do OK on either bike.
    All ya need for this one is knobs and a range of about 100 miles.
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  19. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

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  20. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Got my Fort Bragg hotel reservation already. This will be my first time in this event, so I'm looking forward to it. Now to decide if I should ride the XR or GS.....
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