Bay Area Adventure Riders Club

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

  1. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Alright, got 2 of my friends headed to Metcalf with me on Sat morning. We will be there around when they open at 8am. We got my R1200GS, and some friends on a Desert Sled and F800GS. Anyone from here want to come with? It's only $6.
  2. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Have fun! I've always ridden there on 200# dirt bikes...there is lots of TST but you should be able to enjoy the wider stuff.
  3. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    What does TST stand for? Something SingleTrack ?
  4. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    Twisty Single Track?
  5. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    :lol3

    I've always used it to mean Tight Single Track, but Twisty can work too. Unless it's this kind of single track

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    Idaho sidehill is a whole 'nuther ball game! :ricky
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  6. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    I don't see my R1200GS making it through that haha
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  7. 1brunoj

    1brunoj bruno

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    Is there a place to leave a truck safely near Bixby bridge/Carmel for a couple of days? Planning on doing a ride on coast rd (fire road?) nxt week (maybe), adventure bikes, dirt; never done it advice guide welcome re route and camp sites, camp (limited cooking/food) off bike on route after Bixby bridge.
  8. K. L. Rocket

    K. L. Rocket Big bouncy make big happy

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    Hi Bruno. If you go, post some photos and report back? I've been curious about that area, too.
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  9. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Hey team!

    3rd week in California/Bay area and my Tiger 800 XC already got stolen. Happened yesterday downtown SF.

    Any good place to post it up, in case anyone will see it?

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  10. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Dang. This is a good thread, also maybe in the West Regional forum, start a new thread. Probably get more exposure there. Hope it's found and returned in good shape. It happens, sometimes.
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  11. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Holy shit. I had no clue just how "not like a dirt road" Metcalf would be! Went down a bunch with the friends on big ADV bikes too, but learned a bunch and had a great time.
    Still in awe of how much that kicked my ass. Good thing these R12s are tanks.
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  12. SnipTheDog

    SnipTheDog Been here awhile

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    Which trails did you do? A lot of the trails there are not big bike friendly.
  13. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    My friends started me off with this near vertical climb. No idea what the name was, but crashed a ton up that and had to have my friend ride my bike out.

    After that it was just the "easiest" beginner trails, which were more than enough for me.
  14. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    I am sorry for your loss... California is not what it used to be.
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  15. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    I run a 6.3k person motorcycle group for the bay area on Facebook. I will post it up there for you.
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  16. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    What's the plate on it?
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  17. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Thank you, what's the group? Would love to join it!
  18. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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  19. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Bay Area Riders Group
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  20. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    I would suggest posting the VIN and plate. And if you haven’t, file a police report. Also try posting on BARF. Www.bayarearidersforum.com.
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