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Old 07-10-2020, 04:12 PM   #3991
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Those look like they'd be fun to tool around on.
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:23 PM   #3992
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:25 PM   #3993
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:33 AM   #3994
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Like the touch of light hitting the bike on this one.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:50 PM   #3995
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The front tire had a leak but I couldn't find any nail holes. It turned out the inner tube had a leak on the side, apparently where it rubbed against a paper sticker left inside the tire. That's crazy!






This Shinko 705 rear tire had 4,017 miles on the 690SM. It looks like the Shinko 705 rear on my R1200GS will last around 4,500 miles. (The Pilot Road 4 was from another guy who got his tire changed before me this morning; he did a burn out right before the change.)




Bridgestone T31, my go-to tires now.




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Old 07-11-2020, 12:57 PM   #3996
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Naturally, I headed up Mt Hamilton Rd to see how the new tires feel.

This brush fire looked pretty impressive from Alum Rock area.




The fire didn't look so bad from higher up and farther away.




Bridgestone T31s at 30 psi felt a little "dead" on this bike; the rear didn't feel as light as I expected. Compared to the Shinko 705 rear (150/70R17), the bike on T31 rear (160/60R17 - stock size) does seem to roll better, deeper, and stick better.

BTW, when I rode down Quimby Rd, a whole bunch of Lamborghinis were heading uphill - I counted 34 of them. So many rich people!


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Old 07-11-2020, 06:24 PM   #3997
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Nice exploring!! I love it.

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The goal of this ride was to explore some of the roads at the end of 377 that had gates across them until recently. I was just up there on Friday, feeling the need to do some exploring.

This is where 377 starts, down by Arrowrock Reservoir.


This is the forest service map, showing the region to explore. Anything marked in orange is what I've already ridden. Okay, before and after photos. Everything out to Highway 21 is new today.


The first road was 202B, which I rode to the end, slightly past where the map showed that it ended. As you can see from the condition of the road, they get very little traffic through here.


End of the road.


Actually, somebody on a serious dirt bike could go further. I looked at it and decided it would be a bad idea to try taking an adventure bike through this little "ravine", which would have been coming from left to right getting across. If I didn't make it, I would have a difficult time getting the bike out of there.


After coming back out I headed up 202C a little ways. It was a bit steep and I decided not worth going to the end. Next was 202. I could have gotten past this tree blocking most of the road, but decided, once again, that it was a good point to turn around.


Coming back out all the way to where I first entered, the next plan was to see if 240 and 240B went all the way out. This is where 240 becomes 240B. Not a bad road at all up along the ridge.


After riding a long ways, I came around a corner and saw roads and buildings down below. I was sure it would come out at the main road at this point.


This is where it comes out at Highway 21. I never would have guessed that you could get all the way up into the hills from here.
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Going up Calaveras early due to heat. 10 billion bicyclists were on this road.






The end of Marsh Road




The reservoir from this end. Earlier pic was directly across from here.




Bugs Bunny




The other end of Calaveras Road








I was done with photos until I rode for a bit with the visor cracked open and got a direct left eye bug hit. So pulled over for a bit for eye functionality restoration.

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