May 2, 2022 at 4:54 pm #1003
Dean, Kurt and Mark (a DDMC guest rider from Chico) met up on Saturday April 30th at Moon Rocks to have some fun looking for single track trails. The weather was perfect, just breezy enough to keep you cool, and we took off from the Range Land Trailhead at 10:30. We were all on dual sports and we all rode to the OHV area – Dean on a Husaberg 570, Kurt on a KLX650 and Mark on a WR250R. We started off with a warm-up hill that was wide and hard-packed. Here is a shot of Dean cranking up the first climb…May 2, 2022 at 4:56 pm #1006May 2, 2022 at 4:58 pm #1009May 2, 2022 at 5:07 pm #1012May 2, 2022 at 5:10 pm #1015May 2, 2022 at 5:28 pm #1018
Moon Rocks has single track trails cross-crossing the big hills on Warm Springs and Dogskin mountains and you can connect one to another directly or via a short hop on a whooped out jeep trail. We had a pretty good success record on hill climbs, although some needed 2 attempts and some we only tried to go halfway up. You tend to find rocks as you climb, so a few of the peaks were adorned with small rock gardens on top. That type of climb is good training for balance and clutch and throttle control.
I managed to get a few ‘action’ shots of one of the tricky sections with scattered rocks and roots.
You can see Mark picking out the rut on the right here in action shot #1:May 2, 2022 at 5:31 pm #1021May 2, 2022 at 5:34 pm #1024May 2, 2022 at 5:48 pm #1027
Here is a pic of Mark and Dean on a high peak with a view to the north catching a piece of Pyramid lake. From here Dean rode back home on dirt. Mark and I continued riding single track in a more or less clockwise loop around the OHV area until we got worn out. After a lunch break we rode a few laps on a sandy turn track. The turn track was half perfect berms, half washed out flat turns – very fun and a little tricky.
We only saw a few people in the areas we rode, I think there were more mustangs there than other riders. We called it a day at around 3 and rode back to town on the highway.
The DDMC schedule is pretty full for May, but I will try to post up another impromptu ride here in Moon Rocks later this month. Thanks for checking out the RR!May 3, 2022 at 8:33 am #1031RenoDeanoParticipant
Here is a Goggle Pic Album with all the photos and vids. Thanks for leading the ride Kurt. Enjoyed the ride, but my old body called it quits after a couple of hours of your torture.
H. D. ChaneyMay 3, 2022 at 5:16 pm #1036
Good riding Dean and Mark!
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