June 26,27,28 Tahoe Rubicon Exploration

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  1. stevele5

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    Central Valley (fresno ca) dual sport riders are headed up to the Tahoe area for fun and exploration on the weekend of June 26-28.

    Looks like camping will be the lodging of choice, all riders welcome,
    any local riders that know of secret trails please join us or pipe in with some ideas.

    Some of us are riding up and some are trailering up, trying to put together a food coop like we did in Mojave.
    If you want to camp with us and take advantage of low cost high quality food then jump in.
    We divide the cost equally and do the shopping ahead of time,
    someone needs to volunteer to take some ice chests and gear.
    I have pleny of ice chests and some camping gear.

    I have some extra trailers if needed, but I will be riding up. Leaving Fresno as early as we can on
    Friday returning Sunday evening as late as we can.

    All suggestions welcome on the food deal, I would be happy to take care of the barbeque. Menu?

    I have heard from some riders in the area that there are some great trails to explore.

    Redwave, I have fixed up the little green trailer after you broke it on the Mohave trip,
    so its ready if you want to use it.

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  2. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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    This will be a blast
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  3. traveltoad

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    How big a bike can get through there?
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  4. stevele5

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    well see how its goes, i would not try it on a gs of either size 800, 1150 or 1200
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  5. traveltoad

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    Hmmm... ok... but if you are going on 650s it is not too crazy to think about htis on a 950SE.
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    and he goes everywhere we go
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    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    Sounds like you could have your hands full on the Rubicon! But, if you have a 950SE, then you already know that.:D I would think that the smaller bike, the better for maximum mobility.
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  8. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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    We here at Fresno Just met & are looking at map for good places to Camp as close to Tahoe.
    time for low gears and more bash guard mods
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    If you want to ride the Rubicon stay at Loon Lake Campground. Here is the page where you will find the link.

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/recreation/dev-camp/loongerle/

    If you are planning to ride the Rubicon from Loon Lake to Tahoe, which is the most popular route, start out early. At dawn would be a good time. I rode it last year and it took 9 hours to go 11 miles.
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  10. lsellers

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    Sounds like some memories in the making - can't wait! I better start a morning regimend work out.
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  11. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    How is that even remotely fun?:huh
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    Oh what do you think Monti? I was going to go grab a fire permit.. we plan on being there about an hour and a half before sun down, so if one of us on bikes has the permit we should still be ok breaking camp in time... but what if we don't? should one of the guys trucking/trailoring have the permit just in case?
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    Sawyer and i took to tahoe very nice lots of woods and twisties

    i like the simple food idea

    i like disbursed camping

    i like broccoli
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  16. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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    So if we leave by 730am be in Tahoe 3pm give us 1hr for food & fuel any other route ideas?
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  17. stevele5

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    600am in my umble pinion

    that way we have plenty of time to explore here and there on the way up
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    but i think i can do 6am, wake up at 4:45 ish..:snore
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  19. dsrider

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    Well I prefer 8am meet here at office yet will split the diff & leave at 730am. That will put us in Tahoe around 3pm with 1hr stop. Anyone get a fire permit?
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  20. tahoeacr

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    Are you guys going to start at the Lake Tahoe side and go in and come back out or loop back on 50? If you start on this side(Tahoe) I might show up for some laughs and pics of certain heavy motorcycles on there sides.
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