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post #1 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Are there any Dual Sport guidebooks out there that cover CA?

Just wondering, I tend to collect guide books from the various sports I take part in...have a shelf full of mtn climbing, rock climbing, mtn biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking etc...etc..

It would be cool to write a 'Dual Sport Select CA'...

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 09:38 AM
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Have you checked out www.pashnit.com ? Great site; I thought it was worth $20 to join. A lot of road stuff, but very good.
I have an old book, 'Scenic California Backroads', but I can't remember the publisher off hand. It has some nice roads, but is car oriented.
There are also a number of sites, like ADVrider, that have GPS tracks.

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Are there any Dual Sport guidebooks out there that cover CA?

Just wondering, I tend to collect guide books from the various sports I take part in...have a shelf full of mtn climbing, rock climbing, mtn biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking etc...etc..

It would be cool to write a 'Dual Sport Select CA'...
Ridgerunner,

I have a book called "Backcountry Adventures - Northern California" By Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson. It was designed more for 4X4 enthusiasts but I have found the most of the roads and trails are easily navigated by Dual Sports bikes. It is very detailed, giving mileage and GPS coordinates. It also allows you to start at either end of the Road/Trail and gives you directions each way. It is in full color & includes the map of the route and seems to be written for all levels of experience. I have used it several times and have found it to be very accurate, it has also pointed out places close to me I did not know existed. Each trail/Road has a description, history, special attractions, it is very well laid out and easy to follow.

The book is about 700 pages and very large, it would not easily fit into a bag. But I just find the trails I want to use and just copy the pages and carry those. I believe it comes in regions, Northern and Southern CA, and runs about $40, well worth the price IMO.

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I have a book called "Backcountry Adventures - Northern California" By Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson. It was designed more for 4X4 enthusiasts but I have found the most of the roads and trails are easily navigated by Dual Sports bikes. It is very detailed, giving mileage and GPS coordinates. It also allows you to start at either end of the Road/Trail and gives you directions each way. It is in full color & includes the map of the route and seems to be written for all levels of experience. I have used it several times and have found it to be very accurate, it has also pointed out places close to me I did not know existed. Each trail/Road has a description, history, special attractions, it is very well laid out and easy to follow.

The book is about 700 pages and very large, it would not easily fit into a bag. But I just find the trails I want to use and just copy the pages and carry those. I believe it comes in regions, Northern and Southern CA, and runs about $40, well worth the price IMO.

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Thanks. Sounds like something I would enjoy and use. Only $40....700 pages in color

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Thanks. Sounds like something I would enjoy and use. Only $40....700 pages in color
Since you are in Sac, the Northern Guide will give you many places to ride that are in your area. I'm in Fresno and it covers my area very well. I'd be happy to copy any rides or trails that you may be interested in and send them to you, so you can see if the book map and directions are laid out well for you.
PM me if you need or want to see something in Nor CA.

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I thought you were talking about CAnada.. California's full of nothing but fruits and nuts. I mean, look at Lockjaw!!
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I thought you were talking about CAnada.. California's full of nothing but fruits and nuts. I mean, look at Lockjaw!!
True dat, brother! You know what's awesome about CA, though? I just went down to clean my air filter in red plaid pajama pants, an old green and white striped shirt, and flip flops. I was thinking, the neighbors already think I'm crazy...then I thought screw it...then I saw them all in succession and no one even looked twice.

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