Chico, Ca Dualsport Riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Bob Tosi, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. darinm

    darinm Adventurer

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    Up between Slate Creek and Canyon Creek out past La Porte. Sure is one of my favorite areas to ride but quite a trek from Chico. You guys make it out there often? Fun to see all the old mines and towns.
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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Pretty nice weather lately,some 200 mile weeks on pedal bikes. Need to get a Covelo run in on the DR before the ice gets thick. DSCF3406.JPG DSCF3473.JPG
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  3. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    Just looking at those bicycle seats makes my ass hurt! You came to mind a couple of times lately when I found myself on Wildwood Road. There is a nice section preceded by a sign that says slide area. Made me wonder how you would take the meaning.
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  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    1 month of steady bicycle riding and the seat is no longer even noticed,getting up hills is the trick and continues to be that way. I do know Wildwood road pretty well,and have still over shot some corners on it.
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  5. CrazyCooter

    CrazyCooter --Crazy MoFo-- Supporter

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    HOLY platform pedals Batman! Never seen pedals that big.
  6. they

    they bewilderness

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    I got one of those mountain bikes the other day. Somebody needs to work on their cardio. And hydration. Sheesh, I don't remember it being that strenuous.
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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    They are the Best Ever! I will never clip my damn feet to a bicycle again.
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  8. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Chico to Butte Meadows is when you know your having fun,some climbing involved.
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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Dead of winter coming up,who's Riding motorcycles? This pic is from a 530 mile day to coast and back including the Unknown Coast/USAL/FH7 through Covelo with a flat in Petrolia and a flat in Laytonville.
    Solid day out. DSCF0683.JPG
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  10. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    I go out for short rides between the rain.
    Took the dog out in the sidecar on Monday- it was a great day to ride.
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    She finds water almost anywhere we go, even if it's only wading deep and freezing cold.

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  11. XLEnduroMan

    XLEnduroMan Husky Head.

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    Foot dragger.... what is it with you and flat tires on that DR?

    I have seen more flats in this thread on your DR then I have had in my lifetime. LoL
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  12. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    That is an old picture,But if you put 46,000 miles on a bike,flats happen.
    The thing is,being ready to fix it,or not.

    The real issue the last 12 months has been flats on bicycles,road bike and mt bike both. I rode up to DeSablo reservoir Monday on road bike,up through centerville up the gravel.
    Made it to Desablo and headed down to Neal rd and flew down it till the ft went flat. Patch kit had dried up,spare tube had issues. About my 20'th flat in 12 months.

    A guy stopped,threw the bike in his truck and dropped me off at my house. Bicycles SUCK for flats. I got myself some new tubeless wheels for x-mas,and the latest best sealant.
    I think it will work. Somewhere around 5000 miles on bicycles in 12 months. DSCF3715.JPG
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  13. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    Did a short ride today, went on the Hop-Sing loop...anyone want a free boat? vlcsnap-2020-01-08-15h52m08s222.png

    Bee Biz...
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  14. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    Roads actually looking pretty good. Last time I was on them it was like a wash board. Anything less than about 50mph would shake the fillings out of your teeth.
  15. Hop-Sing

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    BMW 1200 gs or an Africa Twin ?
  16. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    A fair comparison would include 1 BMW R1200GS vs. 2 Africa Twins, probably with a little money left over.
    I love my 2007 R1200GS but they have become incredibly expensive and complex.
  17. ChicoProf

    ChicoProf Been here awhile

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    I don't have either one, so I should probably just shut up, but... are we assuming used? I've seen occasional used 1200gs's at Ozzies recently in like new condition for $13k-$18k (depending on age and mileage), and they are loaded: ABS, Cruise, heated grips, etc. A quick perusal shows some Africa Twins out there used for $9-$11k, but none of the bells and whistles. So, the AT is a better deal - up to the 2 for 1 Hookalatch mentions - if you want a huge dirt-y bike without fancy electronics and luggage. If you are planning to tour and will see some dirt, the GS may not really cost more than an AT once you get it outfitted, right?
  18. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    790 KTM ? Not a GS but probably cooler than an AT
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    Klrcharlie Been here awhile

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    Brand new bike for me. So far very happy with the first 400 miles IMG_2271.jpg
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