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DH19 (Non Feature DH)
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54.0 mi / 86.9 km

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At a Glance
During his brief tenure as governor, Gray Davis took on the maxburning confederacy and proclaimed the abolition of gravel on Wentworth Springs Rd. Thanks to Californiaís modern-day Abraham Lincoln, this mountain pass would no longer be the sole domain of the dual sport elite. The entirety of this route to motorcycling freedom astride the Desolation Wilderness is now beautifully paved for all to enjoy, regardless of tread, clearance or displacement. Predictably, carpetbaggers were quick to move in and shackle the inconsistently curved western end of this DH with side roads and driveways. But east of the historic outpost of Uncle Tomís Cabin, youíre free at last. Development is officially abrogated where beautiful black asphalt esses along a perfectly sightlined ridge. And though the dream of equal Pavement the rest of the way is compromised once you turn south on Ice House Rd, at least the Remoteness keeps you out from under the lash of the speed tax collectors. This twisting exodus through quiet woods ends with a tight, steep descent down to the South Fork of the American River. Of course, some rebel maxburners will remain unreconstructed, but, in time, most will come to accept the notion of liberty for all. And Davis will live on in motorcycling history not as a silent, gray fellow shot down in the prime of his political life, but as The Great Emancipator.
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