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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 17th, 2007, 10:13 am Thread Starter
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Anyone familiar with this bunch? I stumbled accross their site looking for riding opportunities.

A check of their calender reveals a trail riding opportunity starting at Throttle Wear in Folsom on Sunday April 29, and it includes an easy and more difficult route.

They meet at 9AM with a 10AM Start, and I am thinking of tagging along.

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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 17th, 2007, 11:20 am
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Knobbies on the Gold Wing recommended.
Unless you're riding the SPARE (KLR).

I will be in Bakersfield that weekend on a Rotary Sequoia's Ride.

Cambria the following weekend. Finally, riding season is upon us.

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Sounds interesting, but I'll be in Laughlin doing the Harley thing...

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Knobbies on the Gold Wing recommended.
Unless you're riding the SPARE (KLR).
I'm thinking ride the wing and tow the KLR behind it.

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The Sunday ride had some 50 bikes. Too many!

Like a pack of bumble bees, we rode the pavement from Folsom up past Georgetown, then up into the dirt. 47 1 cylinder bikes, and 3 or so KTM Adventures. I think there was a GS or two as well.

The group split up so some could ride the more technical dirt, some could stay on dirt roads.

Not knowing any better, and wanting to try out my newly learned skills (thanks to Rob at the dirt bike school) I went with the group looking for the tough stuff.

Along with fording some streams, slogging through some mud and some very rocky rutted roads, we took some single track trails with unavoidable mud bogs. I blasted through the first ones and almost crashed twice, getting swacked by trees and branches. Somehow I managed to retain control.

Another guy passed me and I watched him go through the mud. He went slowly and with control and I tried that and found it to be much safer. I thought slow through mud means getting stuck, so I guess it depends on the mud.

The single track was slow, steep, lots of steps over rocks and ruts. Quite challenging to me.

The group I was following got lost and we ended up taking quite a few additional side trips on dirt roads till we got our bearings. Hey, I wasn't lost, I was following the guy in front of me!

Though late by an hour, we ended up off of Forest Hill Road down another very rocky dirt road for the Bar b que, for which they charged $7.50 per head. Except for the group getting lost, the ride was pretty well organized. They have video, stills, and there was music and at the Lunch spot.

Some went home, some wwent on for more riding, I went home tired, covered with mud, and very happy.

Once they get put up, there should be a video at http://www.gcdsr.com/

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The Sunday ride had some 50 bikes. Too many!

Like a pack of bumble bees, we rode the pavement from Folsom up past Georgetown, then up into the dirt. 47 1 cylinder bikes, and 3 or so KTM Adventures. I think there was a GS or two as well.

The group split up so some could ride the more technical dirt, some could stay on dirt roads.

Not knowing any better, and wanting to try out my newly learned skills (thanks to Rob at the dirt bike school) I went with the group looking for the tough stuff.

Along with fording some streams, slogging through some mud and some very rocky rutted roads, we took some single track trails with unavoidable mud bogs. I blasted through the first ones and almost crashed twice, getting swacked by trees and branches. Somehow I managed to retain control.

Another guy passed me and I watched him go through the mud. He went slowly and with control and I tried that and found it to be much safer. I thought slow through mud means getting stuck, so I guess it depends on the mud.

The single track was slow, steep, lots of steps over rocks and ruts. Quite challenging to me.

The group I was following got lost and we ended up taking quite a few additional side trips on dirt roads till we got our bearings. Hey, I wasn't lost, I was following the guy in front of me!

Though late by an hour, we ended up off of Forest Hill Road down another very rocky dirt road for the Bar b que, for which they charged $7.50 per head. Except for the group getting lost, the ride was pretty well organized. They have video, stills, and there was music and at the Lunch spot.

Some went home, some wwent on for more riding, I went home tired, covered with mud, and very happy.

Once they get put up, there should be a video at http://www.gcdsr.com/
Glad you had fun Dan. The guys that organize that ride are in the shop all the time and are always trying to get me to come. I just never wanted to do a dirt day with 30+ people...

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