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Old September 27th, 2017, 07:10 PM   #21
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Wish I was there instead of here... :-(
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Old September 27th, 2017, 08:01 PM   #22
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Four times we rode this road. Four times we could count the traffic on one hand.



The routes are a mix of technical backroads and smooth higher speed twisty. 3rd gear and then 4th gear. All out of the way of traffic, though some highway action needed to tie everything together.



Really, none of my planned routes have been followed. Instead, reacting to current construction, I am leading the guys on freestyle routes. Each night we turn in completely exhausted.



It has turned out that my freestyle routes are the most enjoyed by riders, both this spring and now. Any future rides will be only this kind of ride. One where guys follow me on my favorite roads. Only waypoints shared in advance, to allow for riders to meet at a specific point should they need to.



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Old September 28th, 2017, 07:34 PM   #23
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Old September 29th, 2017, 09:57 AM   #24
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Are you guys interested in a group ride since you're local? I know there are a few other bay area guys too. I like riding Mt.Hamilton and try to do it weekly or every other week. PM me if that sounds fun!

I've ridden redwood and pinehurst before, but only a couple times. Pretty fun roads. Berryessa is SO bumpy. Oh man, the pot holes out there can take out a wheel if you aren't careful.

The most insane road I have ever ridden, by far, was Mattole road up in the Lost Coast area. It was borderline dirt biking. The most nasty, torn up roads with massive 2 foot dips, jumps, gravel, pot holes. I probably caught it at the worst time ever since there were about 50 loaded gravel trucks going up and down for construction.
Always up for more riding, I'm not consistently riding every weekend but it's always good to have options. Last ride I did was the enchanted hills in Sonoma, that was poorly timed during the heat wave we had out here and my gear is not suited for anythin much above 80. Anyway, I'll shoot you a PM.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #25
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Are you guys interested in a group ride since you're local? I know there are a few other bay area guys too. I like riding Mt.Hamilton and try to do it weekly or every other week. PM me if that sounds fun!

I've ridden redwood and pinehurst before, but only a couple times. Pretty fun roads. Berryessa is SO bumpy. Oh man, the pot holes out there can take out a wheel if you aren't careful.

The most insane road I have ever ridden, by far, was Mattole road up in the Lost Coast area. It was borderline dirt biking. The most nasty, torn up roads with massive 2 foot dips, jumps, gravel, pot holes. I probably caught it at the worst time ever since there were about 50 loaded gravel trucks going up and down for construction.
All great roads! Matole is certainly one of the most "interesting" roads!
I love it! (some bikes are not well suited! )

Several groups I ride with ridden the area since late 80's ... along with all the roads around there, including the dirt ones. Some group rides end up a sort of race ... so can get a bit crazy depending on who is in attendance.

I liked the area so much I set up the first Horizon's Unlimited California travelers meeting there about 10 years ago. They've since relocated it to Mariposa, CA.

I'd love to do a Mt. Hamilton ride now that my Strada is up and running again. Let me know when you guys want to do it ... I'll try to make it.
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 05:38 PM   #26
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Iíll give you guys a couple backroads to find and ride:

Between 50 and 88
Cat Creek
North South
Silver Fork

Between 4 and 88
Sheep Ranch
Railroad Flat

Between 50 and I-80 closed until 2019
Except for Iowa Hill
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Old October 3rd, 2017, 06:07 AM   #27
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Riding in California allows for a wide range in elevations within a small area.

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Old October 4th, 2017, 06:16 AM   #28
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Ebbetts Pass - California Hwy 4

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Old October 4th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #29
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looks stunning and the best bike to ride them roads.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #30
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Iíll give you guys a couple backroads to find and ride:

Between 50 and 88
Cat Creek
North South
Silver Fork

Between 4 and 88
Sheep Ranch
Railroad Flat

Between 50 and I-80 closed until 2019
Except for Iowa Hill
Challenge accepted, I need to get into the hills before the snow comes.
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