Bay Area Adventure Riders Club

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by T O Double D, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. JoeyD-SLO

    JoeyD-SLO Been here awhile

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    Myself as well. I haven't met anybody local. Just got back from Mammoth over 4th of July, was a lot of fun but nothing too exciting to talk about.

    I'd be willing to try to set something up if people just need a fire lite. However I'm an inexperienced rider off road and do not know any places to go really.

  2. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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  3. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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  4. chorizo

    chorizo Been here awhile Supporter

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  5. JoeyD-SLO

    JoeyD-SLO Been here awhile

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  6. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Nice to meet you all. I live in Oakland and would love to meet some local ADV riders :)
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  7. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    Did my almost-anual Mendo NF Grand Tour last weekend ... talked @HeatXfer into camping out overnight on Anthony Peak on Thursday night, and joining the BARF Weaverville Rally over the weekend ... the BARF Weaverville Rally is an @Sfcootz production, so you know it rocks ... :ricky

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    sunset over Covelo on Anthony Peak ...

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    the big news was that the access road up Sheetiron Mountain was clear of fallen trees ... finally got to camp up there after years of trying ... :lol3
    the view is to the south east with Mt. St. John in the distance ...

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    the Sheetiron Mountain peak register is still there, signed by @catfish, @O'Hooligan and @cme4lyt back in May of 2014 ...

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    maybe covered 600 miles of dirt fire-roads up and back over six days and five nights ... camped at
    Buck Island, Anthony Peak and Sheetiron Mountain and spent two nights in Weaverville with 75
    of my closest moto pals ... up north on the east side through Red Bluff and home on the west side
    via Mina and Covelo ... hoping to do it again next year ... :deal
  8. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Hi friends! I am looking to get my bike over to the Lost Coast and was wondering if anyone had some routes/suggestions they could share.
    Usal Road is definitely one I've been wanting to check out, but it looks a lot shorter than I thought it was. Are there any other areas nearby there that would have fun and easy dirt to ride? I can camp at Usal Road Campground 2 nights in a row, but am open to other options too.

    Thanks!
  9. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Long timer

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  10. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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  11. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Long timer

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    I've made several vids out on USAL, once did it all with my wife on the back of the 990 as well. Below are a couple that gives some perspective - others are on my YouTube site, and some PCH, 10 mile rd, Shelter Cover, etc.






    Cheers
  12. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    A bit tighter than I'm used to, but totally doable.
  13. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Im up for a day ride there from North Bay area!
  14. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Damn, looks like our schedule changed and now we have to leave Sat morning, so we only get one night. Anywhere on the coast that you can think of that would be a good route now?
  15. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Anyone want to ride tomorrow?
  16. silly boy

    silly boy Adventurer

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    Usal area has a big forest fire going on right now, only 30% contained
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  17. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Yep, we're now going to Hollister.
  18. JoeyD-SLO

    JoeyD-SLO Been here awhile

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    Are you going to the OHV? Just dirt bikes or adventure bikes?

    I've been there once in the 4 wheel section in my Xterra but was wondering if they have an area for bikes that isn't sand. I'd love to go there on trails and what not but my Himalayan isn't set up for dirt bike stuff.

  19. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Yep. Going to the OHV, ADV bikes. I only have my R1200GS. So we will see how that goes :)
  20. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Damn, everyone just bailed on me for one reason or another. Anyone want to meet up at Metcalf or Hollister Friday night camp / Ride all day sat?