Downieville.DAZE! June 25-28, 2015

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by catfish, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Howdy All
    I will be rolling in friday eve. brinning my 450. Any one have room for me and a small tent for friday night only? I will be contibuting to the cause for saturdays feast. It will be a surprise, to me too. Looking fowd ato a great time.
    See ya...
  2. miks

    miks Been here awhile

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    StevefrmGV - I believe we have space for one at site 09. Feel free to set up there and see you then.
  3. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Rough week. Rolling out in the morning. Hope there is space somewhere for me.
  4. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Have a great time up there fellas!!!!!!

    Be safe


    Brice, ride the hell outta that place for us!!!!
  5. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Arrival will be Sat morn. Plan on riding w/ VisualizeRent aka JB.
  6. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    The old Generator Plant, Spencer Creek near Lavezolla trail. Fletch pointed it out....

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  7. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    NSFW

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  8. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    That will be funny to watch when I get time.

    Made it back yesterday afternoon. The joys of being back to reality... :huh

    I pulled the video of the cool trail and it's pretty good, but won't be able to post until I get home late this week.

    Thanks to everyone, it was a blast.

    Oh yeah, Catfish, I hope you grabbed my cooler. :freaky :lol3
  9. F250Pal

    F250Pal Cunning Stunts

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  10. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    OMG!!
    "Shall we sing Baby Beluga Together?!"

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    Juan
  11. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Hans got a couple shots from his climb up the hill.

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    We never got to see him at the top, but see, he does this stuff all the time.

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    Here is the Motoguzzi that Juan was telling us about.

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  12. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    Dazed & singletracked! In Downieville heading home. Update this evening.

    THANKS Everyone for a FUN weekend!

    Catfish ...
  13. miks

    miks Been here awhile

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    Evidence of some adventures this weekend.

    Saddleback lookout:
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    In case of lightning, stand on this:
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    Chimney Rock:
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    Irresistible force vs immoveable object vs technology:
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    Generator off Spencer Creek trail:
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    Sierra Buttes lookout makes for tiny bikes.
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    Thanks, Catfish, for organizing. Good times meeting everyone and exploring that amazing area.
    - Beluga #3
  14. miks

    miks Been here awhile

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    Some of you had asked me about my outdoor- and travel-products company. It's called humangear. We don't really target the ADV market, but you might find some of the stuff useful for rides or other travel. I think our new GoBites utensils are way better (both smarter and stronger) than what's currently on the market, but of course I'm somewhat biased.
  15. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    I serviced my bike Saturday, got it all ready for the summer (ive been busy with work etc). Yesterday I thought you know the Catfish ride should be coming up pretty soon. OOOPS missed it. :cry
  16. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    Only time for a quick teaser ... :ricky

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    Gotta go rescue a damsel-in-distress this morning. :wink:


    More later,

    Catfish ...
  17. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    DAMN! This was the ride I was hoping for. Oh well, next time...
  18. Rustler

    Rustler Happy Camper

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    Sorry I had to eat and run. Dawns early light called as I hightailed it down the coast and back to the homestead Saturday night. You know its time to go home when the idea of setting up your tent one more night makes you think "I'll just keep visions of a bed in my head and keep on rolling".

    And Catfish, thanks for taking us out of the frying pan (Downieville Downhill) and into the fire (Chimney Rock). To the Trail Angels who pulled me out of the inferno (you know who you are) thanks!

    And Wayne, the best 68 yr. old wheelie king trail rider I have ever seen. Inspiration to all rocking chair jockeys to keep moving.

    Some pics of the Seventh Sojourn to Downeville coming in the next few days.

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  19. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    Cool old mining stuff! Thanks for sharing Juan.

    Pretty docile night. :bueller Shame the musicians didn't get drunk enough to perform! :lol3 :rofl :freaky

    Thanks for sharing!



    Yes, your cooler was one of my Lovely Parting Gifts(tm) when I returned to camp & everyone else was gone.

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    Your cooler & the MacCabee chair (Whose? :dunno) are at my place in Concord. I may be in Livermore soon.

    I also found all this food left for me too!

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    All for THAT diet! :eek1 :lol3 :rofl :freaky


    THANKS for coming along & sharing your great photos Gary!



    OMG is RIGHT!!! :lol3 :rofl



    THANKS Hobbes & Hans! It was great meeting y'all!


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  20. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    THANKS for sharing your great photos Chris, and for staying to ride MORE singletrack with me on Sunday!!! :clap :clap :clap





    We'll get you up there next year! :thumb



    THANKS for joining us Russell! You are an inspiration yourself riding that XR650L everywhere! :eek1 :clap


    Catfish ...