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    Group Ride at Lake Tahoe Anyone?

    Evan and I have started thinking about a cool,mellow yet scenic group ride somewhere in the Sierras before we all melt in the summer heat. Mike needs to break in his new Duro ATV tire and find some mud to roost at us.
    My best idea so far for a mixed road/ trail adventure that doesn't scratch up bikes nor riders is as follows:

    Begin ride @ Tahoe City, ride along lake on western shore of Lake Tahoe on hwy 88 heading south to Homewood, then head into hills on access road to Rubicon Trail. We pass three scenic lakes then explore a few miles of the famous Rubicon Jeep trail before it gets very rough and nasty. Those with better judgement may wait at one of the lakes or poke along untill others return from Rubicon's Cadillac Hill turn around point. Brown-bag lunch in the hills then north on dirt road or singletrack trail past Ellis Peak. From there Baker Pass road can be explored and there is an ORV park back towards Lake Tahoe. We are probably thirty miles or so into ride now and can return to lakeside and head south to Emerald Bay via highway. Then return to Tahoe City. The total milage is not great so we can poke along, stop and chat , enjoy the views and not just pound down a zillion miles

    I live an hour away up Hwy 80 past Truckee at California/ Nevada border and can host a herd of campers on my ranch for those who like. Otherwise Truckee, Tahoe , Reno,and Verdi Casinoes have lodging. An cool evening or morning ride may be done from my place day before or after Tahoe Ride on a variety of sandy roads and trails. A simple BBQ would not be out of the question.

    Any interest folks? Let me know, this is just an idea open to improvement and I seek your input. This would not be a difficult, remote ride. Mike was thinking to do this soon so timing and your availability is a concern.

    Reno has Hot August Nights first week and bracketing weekends the first week in August so area gets crowded with well over 6,000 hot rods and antique cars on display plus another ten thousand or so of wanna-be hot rods of attendees cruising town. These vehicles are awesome to see but hotels get booked up for the event.

    If you guys want something more scenic, remote and wild let me know. Logistics can be arranged.
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    Count me in! ...unless it happens some time between August 15th and September 1st, then I can't.

    Looking forward to this. For those close by in the Bay area that have not rode in the Sierras - you should definitely consider this, as they are very, very much worth the attention from yourself and from your two fat tires
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    This is going to be so much fun! I've always wanted to ride the Rubicon trail but really didn't think I could tackle the whole thing. Just to be able to ride on part of it is on my bucket list and who can honestly say they wouldn't want to check it out and be able to tell their jealous riding buddies "I've ridden my TW200 on the world famous Rubicon trail" I would go for july 26 weekend but realize that may be too soon for some of you. Or how about August 2nd? I would head over the hill Friday night and leave sunday when Fred kicks me off his property....Getting in a second sunday ride would be a great bonus!
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    I'm in pending date. Heck I'll even break down and buy a battery prior so I don't have to ask whomever is last on their bike to give me a push.
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    We could call it " The Rubicon Teaser". This just might work. Who else? The ride to top of the Rubicon's Cadillac Hill is quite scenic, not too challenging and provides bragging rights to impress mere mortals. Lake Tahoe is always a beautiful destination.
    7/26 or 8/2 dates are both good. Later date gives me a little more time to prep but 7/26 is good if folks can ignore my mess here at the "Pawn-derosa Ranch" a.k.a. Big Sky Ranch. As early responders Adam and Tony get first dibs on a hot shower afterwards. I'll just turn the hose on others after the hot water is gone.

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    Tony?
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    Sorry Mike, stupid me just confused evan screen name with elime. Of course you are welcome to the towel reserved for "Tony" and his hot water ration. My humble and embarrassed apologies.
    Josh we can push start you all day long. Bring the whole family and let them enjoy Tahoe, Reno car show, quite creek here, whatever.
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    Well if that is the way you all are going to be!!! I just won't take a shower and you all can suffer!!!!
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    Oh no! Tony I' ll save you some hot water & a towel, or maybe we will just toss you in " the quiet creek here"uploadfromtaptalk1405553122731.jpg Dog inserted for scaleuploadfromtaptalk1405553171955.jpguploadfromtaptalk1405553196763.jpg
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    Hell Yes!! When?

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