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post #1 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a few friends in the San Jose, Santa Cruz area who enjoy the usual Strom activities.

I use my 650 as a commuter ever week, but I can't resist taking a ride through the SC mountains and the local roads on the weekends. I go camping every chance I get and would really like to have some fellow riders to enjoy this with.

I didn't see a post for this area and just wanted to see who was interested.

Also I would like to plan a ride down to the tip of Baja and back this January so PM me and we can talk.
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post #2 of 21 Old 10-23-2013, 12:56 AM
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We should do an Alice's run. I'm new to the Strom and looking forward to discovering the unpaved roads around here.

I know a few guys on BARF and grouprides.net who are planning a Baja run. Maybe you could check them out. Just don't ride at night in Baja and you will have a great time.

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post #3 of 21 Old 10-24-2013, 10:32 PM
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Drop me a pm if you guys head out. I'm in Los Altos but never know my schedule for availability. Roger

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post #4 of 21 Old 10-26-2013, 10:32 PM
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I know it is a little off track, but my group is riding from sacramento to pismo beach friday, leaving about noon friday, ride around pismo area sat and riding the 1 back sunday. if anybody wants to tag along it will be a bunch of harleys and 1 real bike(mine) riding. We dont ride fast just enjoy the ride.
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post #5 of 21 Old 10-28-2013, 01:09 PM
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Another Sacto Area Stromer Checking In

I am in the Sacramento area myself. I ride occasionally with the Gold Country Dual Sport Riders as well as Sierra Nevada Adventures, but most commonly go 'lone wolf' style and do solo rides. I don't make it to the coast as often as I'd like but that could potentially change if I had some fellow Strom buddies to ride with!

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post #6 of 21 Old 10-28-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well the idea is that nobody has to ride alone if they don't want to. I'm in my last year of college and most of my friends who ride, only have sport bikes. They might be fast, but they never go anywhere! haha

I usually take a ride on Tuesday every week up in the Santa Cruz mountains. I know a few really fun roads up in the hills with some great views and pretty good dirt.

I'll check this tomorrow morning if anyone wants to get lunch.

Tydive, thanks for the BARF comment. I hadn't found that site yet. TrapperDog, i'll keep you up to date any time Plan on riding through. BigJoe, I hope you brought your earplugs....
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post #7 of 21 Old 10-28-2013, 10:55 PM
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Hey Teckman,

I was up on 35 today, lots of leaves and branches on the roads after those winds last night.

I can't play tomorrow, but might be up for a ride next Tuesday afternoon.

I'm going on the Doc Wong Dual Sport clinic this Sunday down at Clear Creek. Should be lots of fun and I'm looking forward to getting my dirt skills back up to snuff.

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post #8 of 21 Old 10-30-2013, 01:51 AM
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I just moved into San Ramon and don't have a ton of "Off Road" experience although I've been on many a fire road. Would love to get more experience and always like to meet Strommers. I usually ride on weekends if I can get away from the house and have mostly been doing some exploring around here. Looking forward to getting farther away from here and into some more dirt.

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post #9 of 21 Old 10-30-2013, 12:22 PM
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I usually ride on weekends if I can get away from the house and have mostly been doing some exploring around here. Looking forward to getting farther away from here and into some more dirt.
If you want to pick up some tips, Doc Wong has the orientation class for dual sport training Friday night starting at 6:30. everyone is welcome to the talk, the Sunday ride requires a sign up and costs $20. Not sure if it's full or not. PM me and I can send you the details if you want to go.

[URL="https://www.stromtrooper.com/ride-reports-route-sheets/211578-california-idaho-lolo-motorway-magruder.html"]California to Idaho Adventure style[/URL]
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post #10 of 21 Old 10-30-2013, 10:23 PM
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If you want to pick up some tips, Doc Wong has the orientation class for dual sport training Friday night starting at 6:30. everyone is welcome to the talk, the Sunday ride requires a sign up and costs $20. Not sure if it's full or not. PM me and I can send you the details if you want to go.
Thanks Tydive. I can't go this Friday (Oregon State plays USC) but I did find his website and signed up on his email distro list. I am excited for the next off-road clinic that they do.

I actually saw Dr. Wong at the IMS show on Saturday but had no idea he was that much of a riding enthusiast. Wish I had taken more time to talk to him. Thanks for the great lead and hope to see you on the road.

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