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Ok, here is my latest ride!!!!! Oh, and yes, I cheated once again!!!! Here's the linky!!!!!!!!!!! Chicken

I find it alot easier to just link to the ride report!!! Insted of writing the same thing in every forum!!!!!! :)
 

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i sent you a message about your tires a few weeks ago...since you have had a little more time riding the bike and doing some backroads exploring, what is your current opinion of those Avon Distanzia's? I'm thinking about getting them for my 05 KLR, but I am so conflicted. Let me know any info you can give me about how they perform on the road AND dirt. Thanks!
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Greetings, You asked for other suggestions of routes like chicken hawk and Gorman. Chicken Hawk will get very Powdery soon enough as well as other Clay Roads....Be careful with those tires...........The area your in has lots of options........Continue on Mosquito, to Oxbo Res then up Ralston Ridge all the way up to Hell Hole is nice...Cut over either way to 50/80/George Town but stay out of the Rubicon...If you want dirt can take some of the side routes, off Ralson, and power lines.........Also, Robinsons Flat at end of F.Hill Rd. One large tree to go around right now and those tires wont do it.........Wait until Tevis Cup and that Runners cup go through.......They clear the trees. Take a look at 174 out of Cofax and go to You Bet, up to Red Dog and Chaulk Bluff and follow that up to 20 and then down Alpha Rd to Washington Town and then Pick your routes...........up to the high county.
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hey there
i sent you a message about your tires a few weeks ago...since you have had a little more time riding the bike and doing some backroads exploring, what is your current opinion of those Avon Distanzia's? I'm thinking about getting them for my 05 KLR, but I am so conflicted. Let me know any info you can give me about how they perform on the road AND dirt. Thanks!
Rick
I can tell you that they feel really nice on the pavement. Almost like they are glued to it! But then again, I'm not a knee dragger, so I don't do twisties as fast as alot of others may do.

As far as dirt. I have not had any problems. But as you can read in the post above this one, they must not do to good in more serious dirt!!! I am only doing flat (a passenger car could go on) dirt roads. I have run into rock and loosed dirt, they seemed to do fine on it. Then again, a passenger car could have probably made it over the rocks and all too!!! LOL

So I will say I like them, but can't comment on the more technical part of dirt riding with them!!!!

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Greetings, You asked for other suggestions of routes like chicken hawk and Gorman. Chicken Hawk will get very Powdery soon enough as well as other Clay Roads....Be careful with those tires...........The area your in has lots of options........Continue on Mosquito, to Oxbo Res then up Ralston Ridge all the way up to Hell Hole is nice...Cut over either way to 50/80/George Town but stay out of the Rubicon...If you want dirt can take some of the side routes, off Ralson, and power lines.........Also, Robinsons Flat at end of F.Hill Rd. One large tree to go around right now and those tires wont do it.........Wait until Tevis Cup and that Runners cup go through.......They clear the trees. Take a look at 174 out of Cofax and go to You Bet, up to Red Dog and Chaulk Bluff and follow that up to 20 and then down Alpha Rd to Washington Town and then Pick your routes...........up to the high county.
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Wow, awsome!! Thanks for all the road names!! It gives me something to program into my zumo!!!!!

I did fine on Chicken Ranch Rd. Even in the looser stuff, but then again I was only in 2nd gear!!!!!!!! LOL Oops, Just re-read you post. I didn't realize you said it will "get" powdery soon enough!!!!!!!! I will make sure I take it easy on that kinda stuff!!!!

I did notice alot of "ohv" m/c trails when I was riding down Soda Springs Rd. I tell you right now, those are to technical for me!! So I think I will stay out of the ohv parks in that area!!!! :)

Thanks again for all the road names!!! I will be sure to check them out!!!

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More roads for your Zumo:
1.Off Highway 20: Bowman Lake RD (Forrest Route 18) great decomposed gravel road that will take you to Bowmen Lake, Jackson Meadows Res, and Hennesspass.
1. Off Highway 20. Alpha Rd, dirt and gravel to Washington town.. Both main routes are Relief RD (F.R. 36)or Gaston Rd (F.R. 21)after that both roads go to Graniteville Rd... If you want to continue higher follow 21 or take route 50 for a little more dirt verses gravel.....Once your skills are up take Bakers Ranch RD County Route 833 down to the Yuba and head to Henness Pass or Alleghany. You got to go to Tyler Foote Rd, off Cruzon Grade Rd via Graniteville to Foots Crossing and take it up to Alleghany.......Gas in Downieville........Easy route via Goodyears Bar Rd (County S300 to 300) down to Hwy 49 Downieville. A fun uphill back up would be Old Galloway Rd up to Pliocene Ridge/Henness Pas Road. Get a Tahoe National Forrest Map as well as an Eldorado Map for these areas discussed here and ealier.

Enough for now.
Peace,
Ricky
 
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