Taken from the June 2016 Newsletter


Chas arrived and set up camp Thursday afternoon. George Smith, the only other person to show up, drove over from Reno for a day ride on Friday. The weather was variable with daytime highs on the cool side of around 45 degrees F with very gusty winds in the afternoon plus periodic rain/snow showers. The 30-mile Friday ride was similar to one of the rides last May 2015. The ride started about 4.5 miles west of camp on a very rutted-up two-track traversing in a northerly direction over the Dogskin Mountain Range. The road proved to be quite challenging over the steeper parts, especially after the snow started falling. Both riders were thankful for heated grips. George was on his trusty KTM 300 two-stroke and Chas was riding his new Beta 300RR two-stroke for its maiden voyage at Moon Rocks. Up at the higher elevations, the Friday temperature never got above 40 degrees F!! The two riders eventually found their way to the west end of the Dogskin Mountains; they then rode some of the super trails in the Sandhill Recreation Area and finally back to camp.

Chas decided to stay the night and take a short ride Saturday morning, then hightail it home Saturday afternoon. As luck would have it, Chas was just in time to make it over Donner Pass before mandatory chain controls went into effect.

Chas hopes that there will be a decent turnout at the Chalk Bluff outing not only for the “close to home” excellent riding, but also for the first potluck - including TBSA-supplied tri-tip.



ON OTHER SUBJECTS:   by Vicki Hepler



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