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Old 01-06-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Hello...I am kinda of new here....great site...and man the pictures are awesome....here are a few from my adventures in the year 2007...

Tonzi Rd


Michigan Bar Rd


Near Michigan Bar Rd...water


Do not remember somewhere near Colfax


Near Ice House Campground El Dorado National forest


More El Dorado National forest






Just thought I would share!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Hey Larry, Welcome!! You certainly have some nice shots there and the dual sport is looking just like it should in this one



its only mud!! Love the water shot as well...that simply amazes me...once again my "wusness" shines through as i'd be bribing someone to take my bike through.

Anyway...here's to 08!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Thanks Donna.....the water shot....well that was back in early March....and the bike still had the paper dealer logo on it. The water was a first for me, and the mud....I can't tell you how many times I dropped that bike in the mud that day!...This riding in the dirt etc....is very different that what I am used to. But I am taking a liking to it.

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Old 01-07-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Great pictures Larry, what nice country there. How do you like the DR 650?
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #5
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Dan....thanks on the pics!

Well I bought it because a lot of friends were getting them to play in the dirt! Which I had no experience at all in the dirt! So I have been enjoying it very much. Over all for what I am using it for is commuting and an occasional dirt trip(more like fire trails). At first I thought that it was great...after a point in time and dirt terrain in the dirt I saw the tires were more street than dirt....and after I rode a friends dirt bike only I saw how much less a dirt bike weighs and behaves in the dirt. But I guess that a "Dual Sport" is the great comprise between dirt & street. So on that note...I really do like the bike.....it has been serving me well.

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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Yeah I understand the comprimise, I am totally interested I getting a bike that I can use on dirt and fire roads. I am debating on going with a 400 or 650, but on gnarley dirt trails even a 400 feels abit big, I am on the short side. So, many choices your range is so much better though on the 650.
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

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Near Michigan Bar Rd...water
Hi Larry, thanks for sharing, I especially liked the water crossing.

Nice bike, and sure you'll enjoy many more fun rides. Some of those roads/trails looked familiar. There are many great dirt roads like these to explore just north in the Lassen area east of Chico. Look forward to seeing more of your reports.
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Hi Larry,

I'm new here as well. Nice pictures and great bike. I've had 2 DR650's and they were both fantastic bikes. I wish I lived up in your neck of the woods. Looks like great riding.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:24 PM   #9
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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

Darin.....well welcome...and enjoy the site.....I can't get over the great people and all the info about roads in Cali and the pictures that they have on here are incredible....


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Re: 2007 my 1st year on a Dual Sport....

wow! great pics. I rode with Redding Dirt Riders in December, and that was some very similar riding. Their next ride is in Red Bluff and should be just as fun...check out NorCaldualsport.com . My DRZ400 is the blue one on the front page...Let's ride!
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