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    Frank Raines Regional OHV Park

    Has anyone been to Frank Raines OHV Park? It is located on the other side of Mt. Hamilton (from San Jose) on Del Pureto Canyon Rd. (Hwy 130) going into Patterson.

    Chime in and report how it was. It might make for an interesting day trip for locals.

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    hey tony,
    i've wanted to go and check it out, let me know when you're thinking of going. i have some days off around new years.
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    Hey guys,

    I have never ridden at Frank Raines OHV Park, but one of my favorite, twisty country rides is to take Mines Road out of Livermore to the Junction (a small rural cafe that serves as a general store/gathering place for the locals and a stopping point for bicyclists and motorcyclists on weekends), and then down Del Puerto Canyon Road to Patterson. This goes right by Frank Raines Park.

    It doesn't look like much from the road and I've never seen more than a handful of vehicles in the parking lot whenever I've ridden by. If you like Carnegie OHV (I don't - steep, rocky, rutted trails) you'll probably like Frank Raines. However, looking at the trail map, once you get up over the initial hills that you can see from the road, it appears to have quite a network of less challenging(?) trails.

    Mines road is a spectacular ride as I am sure the road up and over Mount Hamilton is also. Once you get onto Del Puerto, the terrain changes and it feels like you are in a completely different world (planet?). The condition of this road is pretty bad in some spots but it is still a fun ride. Be aware that the only gas available out there will be in Patterson.

    If you guys decide to take a ride out that way, let me know and maybe we could meet up at the Junction and then head over to Frank Raines Park.

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    I just heard from Darrell and he is in. That makes 4 of us so far. All we need is a date we can all agree on and decent weather. I know Friday is easiest for Darrell but he might be able to work something else out if necessary, like a Thursday. Any day is pretty much fine with me. Why don't you guys post what days you have off and we can cross reference and take it from there.

    So, the more the merrier! All are welcome.
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    I'll go! I've passed by it a number of times and wondered what it would be like. Most of the time it looks empty or even closed.

    Pick a day Tony, and by any chance is T2 available? (T2 is the name of Tony's so called TW "Parts Bike" that he lets me use.) Or I can just bring my DR (oh yuk) to the TW party.

    A Friday is easier for me to get off of work than the other days, but a weekend also works.

    So I count 4 already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS23 View Post
    and by any chance is T2 available?
    As long as T1 is running T2 is available.
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    so I'm assuming that all of you are riding your bikes there? I've heard of that OHV park but never been there. I could bring my bike over in truck but that is just too far to ride mine there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evan View Post
    so I'm assuming that all of you are riding your bikes there? I've heard of that OHV park but never been there. I could bring my bike over in truck but that is just too far to ride mine there.
    Mike,

    You're welcome to drive to my place and we can ride from there if you would like. I believe that it is about 45 miles from my house to the Junction and then another 15 or 20 to Frank Raines Park. We would be taking Mines Road which really is a great ride (assuming that there aren't too many sportbikes blasting by us!).

    This invitation is also open to anyone else who might be interested in trucking their bike in for this ride.

    Brian

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    Thanks Brian! I'm in if the date works for me.
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