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Old 09-16-2018, 10:45 AM   #2851
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I hit this yesterday. Pretty ride.

Google did not take me on Knoxville Devilhead. I feel cheated.

Knoxville Rd is more patches and potholes than road, and seems to be slipping off to the downhill side in many places.

All stream crossings were unsurprisingly dry.

Was surprised by a rider on a bike more appropriate for the OHV area overtaking me. I allowed his polite beep to distract me, and my front wheel washed out in the drylubed gravel (the dust is powdery and dry). Left mirror mount broke off. Replacement clutch lever clamp isn't too expensive, but you never notice how much you look at a mirror until it isn't there.

The powdery parts of the trail are slippery. The back wheel was floating, and I was staying loose, but a few times, I swear God was driving the bike because my accidental throttle blips drifted the back at just the right time to keep me on the line I needed.

Fun. Pretty. I won't do this alone on a heavy ADV again.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:21 PM   #2852
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I went through Reiff Rd last year for the first time, and I was apprehensive at every blind turn (essentially all of them) that another vehicle would be coming from the opposite direction; I did not have much fun.

Is there an unwritten rule that Reiff Rd is only traversed in one direction (West to East) and not the other?
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:59 PM   #2853
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I went through Reiff Rd last year for the first time, and I was apprehensive at every blind turn (essentially all of them) that another vehicle would be coming from the opposite direction; I did not have much fun.

Is there an unwritten rule that Reiff Rd is only traversed in one direction (West to East) and not the other?
Definitely not, people start at either end and sometimes turn around and reverse course. ATV's and trucks run that road also. Just slow down for blind turns. I feel much more vulnerable on blind paved road turns where speeds are way higher to say nothing about the damn deer and turkeys!

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Old 09-22-2018, 02:47 PM   #2854
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I have minimal dirt experience, but now that my WR has a big enough tank I'll have to try this sometime
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:54 PM   #2855
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I spoke to the BLM and Knoxville is open. Might trailer up the XR to Pope Canyon intersection, and putt around Knoxville... Sat or Sun
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:25 PM   #2856
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Didn't see any ADV or Dual Sports today up at Knoxville. It's beautiful up there right now.








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Old 10-15-2018, 08:40 AM   #2857
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XR4 lookin’ aWeSoMe, as always!

did you see lots of evidence of the recent fires?

thanks for the pics ... hope the see you
at Lanesplitters on Weds ...
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:08 AM   #2858
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XR4 lookin’ aWeSoMe, as always!

did you see lots of evidence of the recent fires?

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Lot's of fire evidence. You can see fire lines that have been cut all along Knoxville / Berryessa road. Lot's of burned areas.. Mostly the route I was on was beautiful.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:57 AM   #2859
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:16 AM   #2860
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Was there an actual group that rode up last Sunday? I was gonna go and last minute my wife said we had a b-day party to attend. I plan on going next month if the weather permits.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:42 AM   #2861
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Was there an actual group that rode up last Sunday? I was gonna go and last minute my wife said we had a b-day party to attend. I plan on going next month if the weather permits.
I didn't see a group other than me, myself, and I.... it was quiet..

Post here is you plan on going to coordinate with others.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:47 AM   #2862
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I didn't see a group other than me, myself, and I.... it was quiet..

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Where did you go off Knoxville. I want to throw some knobbies on the 701sm and go off the beaten path
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:38 PM   #2863
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I didn't see a group other than me, myself, and I.... it was quiet..

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Oh I'd love to!!! I just got a little TTR125 to help me find my mojo that's been missing for about 3 years. Hopefully by Spring

I have to admit, I anticipate being a little spooked at those slimy water crossings

Also I love that tank on your bike. It is really confidence inspiring when you can actually see how much gas you have.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:08 AM   #2864
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I didn't see a group other than me, myself, and I.... it was quiet..

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Eh hem.... You might get some company if you let folks know you're going!
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:18 AM   #2865
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Eh hem.... You might get some company if you let folks know you're going!
Im gonna try and get a few people together for next month.
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