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    by garthdad Written Jul 18, 2006

    The CCBR (Central Cal BMW Riders) puts on a great show for 4 days each September. Checkout their site a ccbr.org

    Lots of guided and self guided rides, stay at the fairgrounds if you want to camp, but plenty of Motels and B&Bs for those of us that prefer a little more confort. Enjoy the comaradarie of other bike riders, certainly not limited to BMW enthusiasts. We have people from many states and last year 560 bikes were there!

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    by sierracowgirl Written Feb 26, 2004

    Western Hospitality at it's Best! What a place! Warm, friendly atmosphere, great food, horseback riding on trails where the views will take your breath away. Great place for families, single parents love to bring their kids here. It's like coming home. The staff is so down to earth and well, you just feel like family.

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    • Horse Riding

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  • by lygchicana Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Mid-February and mid-March, Annual LongBoard Ski Races, sponsored by the Plumas County Ski Club. this year's competion held on Sunday, February 18 and March 18, 2001 at:
    Ski Gold Mountain Resort
    Jonesville, California

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    • Cycling

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  • by lygchicana Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Goretex winter sports gear, ski & snow play gear, multiple pairs of sunglasses and ski goggles. Hey, folks, share here. No problem! Be creative and considerate if your mascota(pooch) accompanies you...Four-legged animals are welcome at Ski Gold Mountain...I have canine-sized snowshoes and a doggie 'saddle-style blanket' for my Tigre del Norte, my red Sib Husky...He even has his own crampons for snow climbs.

    Area is groomed regularly for snowmobile trails and racing.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Full equipped first-aid kit for those unforeseen misshaps.

    Photo Equipment: Tons of film...your favorite photo gear.

    Miscellaneous: Bring your ready smiles and belly laughs. It's good medicine, too!!

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  • by lygchicana Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Snap winter shots near a train trestle...drink the misty kisses of the romantic fog bank covering this winter wonderland...experience the soothing crystal clear waters of the majestic Feather River...touch the granite texture of the Elephant Mound tunnel and the hidden canyons and far distant buttes, tabling Nature's magnificent landscape...Share a cup of French Roast with the friendly townsfolk at the lunch counter of a local Courthouse cafe across the Main Street from the Quincy Courthouse...Everyone is on a first-name basis in this quaint, meadow village, even visitors. They are simple 'right friendly' volken in all sense of this downhome term.
    If you're from the San Francisco Bay Area, you might even have a chance encounter, perfectly timed by the Auld Lang Syne goddess, with old 'running partners', childhood schoolmates, or your retired college professors you haven't seen in years. Here at the same time, same place, same channel of the universe's Spinmaster's quark-second gathering place and way station ...It is a small world, indeed!!
    This peaceful meadowland surrounded by the Plumas National Park is gloriously simple...Canadian geese honking overhead, with an occasional Mallard call in the creeks and icy river waters...Springs of lacey winter waterfalls cascading o'er the rockwalls, spilling to the roadside...Hearty horses, cattle and sheep, weathering the winter chill, give a picture postcard Currier & Ives tinge to the scenic backdrop of the Northern California Sierras.

    Fondest memory: Snowboarding at Ski Gold Mountain in the neighboring community of Jonesville. Home of the first Longboard Skis Races and its anuual revival ...members of the exuberant Plumas Ski Club(several of whom are Nat'l Parks Service, CDF Cal. Dept. Forestry firefighters or Hotshots, and community retirees) sponsor a throwback to the original settlers' Nordic backgrounds alpine ski techniques.
    Both men & women participants are required to sport authentic alpine costumes and don traditional ski gear---leather X-C ski boots, traditional wooden longboards(minimum 9 ft. skis), waxed by dopemasters. Dope wax,a mixture of malleable parafin wax with age-old secret ingredients and blends is melted to the skis with a steaming, hot iron...Old(active retirees fit-as- fiddles) and young alike, happily play at this good, old fashioned sport diversion...But, it's far from child's play. As the pairs of competitors, precariously balanced on these awkward, gangly 'gun boats', strapped to their snow boots with a leather strap binding, many fall before the finish of the run...Besides the obvious technical and athletic ability, physical prowess and manual dexterity play a grand element in the winner's 'bag o' tricks'...You see, in order to stop, one has to 'brake' with a large wooden single ski pole 'tween your legs...Watch out, guys!! An unskilled or careless participant could render 'mortal damage' to the family joyas....Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Merrily, old and young downhillers, 'boarders, X-C telemarkers( with those magnificent metal-edged skis), snowshoed runners, tube sliders, and advanced technical skiers all co-exist at this family oriented resort...You can warm your bejabbers at the toasty fire, roped with clothed-pinned drying snowgear. Down a chilled Gordon Biersch Amber Ale and wolf down a hearty chili-cheese dog to replenish the
    inner man. IT'S ALL GOOD!!

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