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Looking for fellow rookie riders. Specifically, rookie to the dirt.
I am out of fremont CA, looking for a riding buddy to ride in the dirt in the east.
 

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Hello from the east bay San ramon area.

Where are you guys riding the big GS off-road around here ?

I used to take much smaller 225/350 dual sport bikes to Carnegie park but would be nice to find easy trails to practice and improve my off road skills on the 2014 GS.
 

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I'm in Livermore. We were hoping you had some local off road ideas!
 

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Hi Mark, other than Carnegie, Gilroy and Knoxville ( near lake bareyssa) which were more suitable for smaller bikes I don’t know of any light off road / fire roads to test the GS. I was thinking of trying the easy /access road/ gravel / rocky part (not the trails) in Carnegie sometime just to get the feel on the GS


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I saw this on advrider.com. Some gravel roads near rio vista windmills. Emigh road off Highway 12. Need to check it out.






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Here’s a video emigh rd near rio vista, ca. Definitely need to check the gravel roads out on the GS




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Here’s a video emigh rd near rio vista, ca. Definitely need to check the gravel roads out on the GS




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Hello folks, This is H14 just joined this forum today.
Thank you for the useful information. This morning I went to Carnegie Pk. and spent three hours. After warming up on the flat area, went up green trails (Pottery and Juniper) a few times. Of course stayed away from blue/black trails:) 2 GS riders were training at the west end of the park. It was a fun day and this park is really amazing!!
 

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Welcome H14. I’ve only done those trails on my 225/350. Going downhill in steep hills is what I really need to practice on bike bikes. Cheers


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Thank you IndianRider!
Next time I will bring hiking shoes and walk up/down blue trails to check the difficulty.
Or go there with my 125cc scooter:)
 

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I did the Rio Vista / Emigh road gravel section today. Only about couple miles , did a few laps back and forth. Nice scenic paved roads around the windmills too. There was another side road gravel I didn’t have time for but wish there were many more miles of these easy off roads ones in the Bay Area rather than Carnegie / hollister.






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