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post #1 of 7 Old 04-28-2008, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Auburn Ca to Downieville CA: Sunday May 4th

Meet at Edelweiss Restraunt off High Street and Elm off of hwy 80 Auburn @ 7AM for breakfast..........Ride from here to You Bet Road, and meet up with others staging at the Quarry 8:30 and be riding 9ish. Then,"high speed hiking" to Downieville, Gas for those that need it and Back. 150 miles round trip from Quarry 95% dirt.

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-22-2009, 01:48 PM
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I was curious about this rd to Downyville. Is this a public rd? 2 track ar single track? I want to get my dad out on some easy trails that wont kill him. He's 60 and still gets a knee down in the corners on his sv1000. Where is the trailhead so I can take a look. I live in the Antelope North Highlands area(Elkhorn/I-80).

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-24-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings Aaron,

Get a Tahoe National Forrest Map as Google can mess you up. Downieville route may bel closed out at this time. Favorite Entrance is 174 and You Bet Road Up Chalk Bluff.
I good one, that is open right now, that is an easy joint>>>Take route 40 up past Weimar on Canyon Way>>>Rt on Yankee Jims>>>Left on Shirt Tail Canyon>>to Iowa Hill>>>>>East on Iowa Hill rd>>>>>Rt on Finney Mill or Left on Elliot Ranch Depending on the Snow Level (Elliot goes from 4-5k) Then connect to Forrest Hill Divide Rd and take Baker's Ranch Down to Michigan Bluff down to Gorman Ranch Rd>>>>>Takes you to Mosquito and then head home for a short 90 mile loop out of Auburn.

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Rick,
I would be very interested in tagging along sometime if you were willing... Sounds like a great ride. I used to live up in South Tahoe and have been thinking about getting back to that area to ride.

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Greetings Dave,
Sorry for not replying earlier, must have missed the notification.
I'm going through a divorce and my bike is neglected. Hasn't moved since May 09. From a guy who was riding at least 2x a month, at least. When I get the sand out, I'll post a ride.
BTW, I don't do single track with a KLR>>>Strickly "High Speed Hiking," quote from Tumbleweed.
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Rick,
Thanks for the note. Sorry to hear about the diivorce & restricted riding- never easy. Let me know when you are ready and I am glad to head up that way.


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