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Old 01-03-2019, 09:40 AM   #2896
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I did it solo last month, never having been there before. the only place where there's any confusion about where to go is where there's a tree down in a clearing. go left and then you can go back down to the road. my 2nd and 3rd pics are there.

it wouldn't surprise me if the gate is locked but I don't know. given the amount of rain expected I hope you're on decent tires.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:52 PM   #2897
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Is this ride still going on?

I live in Napa and would love to join this ride if it is still going on. I don't have an Adventure bike but modified my suzuki SV 650 as a Scrambler with Kinko 705 tires. I think my bike can handle these fireroads. Even though it is currently Winter, are these rides still going on, on the 2nd Sunday of each month?
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:04 PM   #2898
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I'd like to do this ride as well!
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:16 AM   #2899
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Nobody else showed up when I did it.

How much clearance do you have between tire and fender? I'd be worried about it getting clogged with mud this time of year (if it's even open - I think they close it).

https://www.yolocounty.org/community.../road-closures shows it as a full closure due to landslides and a tree down
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:35 PM   #2900
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Low fendered ADV bikes or bikes in general are probably not the best idea right now.

I went 2 weekends ago and i was stopped about 2 miles from the top due to all of the mud caked in between my front tire and the fender. Had to remove fender completely and dig bike out of sticky ass mud.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:32 AM   #2901
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Anyone going Sunday atleast to check out Knoxville or should I say does anyone WANT to go on Sunday?
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:30 AM   #2902
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XXshawnXX, did you end up going last weekend? If so, I'd love a report on down trees, mudslides, etc. I'm planning a trip down into Buck Island but want to make sure I can actually get there. Any reports on the gate being closed?
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:32 AM   #2903
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I'd be awfully surprised if the gate was open
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:38 AM   #2904
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The zero ton bridge at the Hwy 16 end is under water right now.

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XXshawnXX, did you end up going last weekend? If so, I'd love a report on down trees, mudslides, etc. I'm planning a trip down into Buck Island but want to make sure I can actually get there. Any reports on the gate being closed?
I did not. I decided to do some maintenance on the Africa Twin and good thing I did as my air filters were the color of mud.

Thinking of going Sunday but will only head to Knoxville and fuck off up there.

Last time I tried to go to Buck Island, I had a helluva time with a low fender in the thick ass mud and had to turn around.
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