Small Bike adventure through the sequoias / Sierras- Riding Partners? Whos in?

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  1. Stroked 550

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    hey guys and gals

    I am planning a small bike dual sport trip starting at Lake Isabella and ending in Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe ......

    I will be riding a 450 exc and the plan is to ride as much dirt as possible. I know we will be forced to hit the pavement in some areas but the scenery is still nice :D
    I plan hauling the bike to Lake Isabella and leaving it there (need to find a place to park it)
    The rough plan is spend a few days in each location exploring the surrounding trails and interesting sites before heading north to the next "base camp"


    Dates: Mid to late July (so all the white stuff is no mas)
    Trip Duration 2-3 weeks ?
    Lodging: Primarily dispersed Moto- camping with a mix of hotel/lodges thrown in
    Food: Camping food as well as stopping in the towns throughout the ride for a hearty meal
    Return: Rent a Uhaul load up the bikes and head back to Lake Isabella to get the tow vehicles or ride down the eastern sierras back to Lake Isabella :D

    Im still in the planning phases of the tracks- but here is what I have so far. I primarily have been working on the tracks heading north along the trip so I dont overload locus with all the side trail tracks... I will have locus and AVENZA MVUM maps for each area and switching between them to explore the trails.




    Is anyone interested in joining?

    Any advice on the what trails and sites to check out is much appreciated

    Section 1
    Lake Isabella to Johnsdale

    Section 2
    Johnsdale to Hume Lake

    Section 3
    Hume Lake to Shaver Lake

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  2. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Sounds like a great plan.
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  3. Stroked 550

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    Thanks I can't wait to implement it
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  4. brianpeck

    brianpeck Been here awhile

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    Definitely interested and intrigued. I'm based in Ventura and ride a DR350. I have tentative plans to drive my van & motorcycle up to BC and back and some point this summer, no definite dates though. If I'm not on the road and in Ventura when this goes down, I'd be super into joining.
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  5. Stroked 550

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    Oh nice it sounds like you have a fun summer ahead of you as well... this should be an epic ride

    If you're leaving from Ventura I could link up with you at the Castaic exit and we can Convoy to Lake Isabella
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    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I'll have to see how things unfold but I'm planning on selling the house and taking life of being trailer nomad. On a test run as I'm writing from southern New Mexico. So there's a lot on the table this spring. I'd like to join you on my 501S. Plus if needed I could park my home for a basecamp along the way.
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  7. Stroked 550

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    It sounds like you have an exciting journey in front of you.... thats nice you are getting a little glimpse of it right now...
    thats nice to have that option
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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Contact me when it gets closer, I could personally ride you from Pine Flat Lake to the Merced river and actually the tuolumne river and up to the Black Oak Casino...all of this pretty much in the dirt and you can stay here for a day or two to see Yosemite.

    Are you good at riding rocks as the climb you have going up to bald mtn is kind of tricky but not all that hard.

    Heck I may even ride up to Tahoe and down 395 with you.
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  10. Stroked 550

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    Ok cool I will get in touch with you as it gets closer.... that would be awesome thank you

    good hmmmm... I can get through them... I been through a lot of rock gardens in the sierras... I watched a video from some jeepers going up bald mtn and it looks steep and huge slabs of rock
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    just bringing this back alive, is anyone interested in joining me for this trip in August?
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  12. Shadowed_Stranger

    Shadowed_Stranger Been here awhile

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    When in August? I might be picking up a bike in that general area in a week or two and that's my favorite place in the world to ride and camp.
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    @Shadowed_Stranger

    Im leaving today to head up to Huntington Lake, Ill be there from 8/10-8/15

    If I have time Im gonna head further north near Coulterville base camp there for a few days and explore
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    Shadowed_Stranger Been here awhile

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    Oh bummer, that won't work for me. Enjoy the ride!
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