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Old 07-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #98
Mr B
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Location: Merced, CA
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Hunter Valley Road?

Ok so the week ended with both wheels off the bike and new shoes. It seems that I was just wearing out the TKC's running pavement this summer. So i opted for a set of Shinko 705's. They were cheaper then the continentals and the metzler's and look to handle pavement better.

Any way during the change out I noticed that the rear bearings on the GS where not the smoothest they could be. So I opted to get a set on Friday and figured I would change them out Friday night. Well I did not have the correct bearing puller so a trip to Modesto happened and Cycle Specialist's were kind enough to take care of me Saturday afternoon. thanks guys...

Well anyway so today I finally took it out for a spin, headed out to Hornitos and up Bear Valley Road. I have seen the turn off, just over the summit for Hunter Vally Road and so I figured I would see where it took me...

Any of you guys ever been down this road before. it is in great shape but I only made it about half way, when I noticed the time and realized that I needed to be home like five minutes ago....

Looking on the map it looks to dead end at Lake McClure but was wondering if it is worth dropping down to the lake. Where I stopped was almost at 3,000 feet and the temps had dropped from 104 to about 92 with a nice view of the valley and Snelling and Merced Co.

Here is the turn off

Kind of the top, at least where I saw the time and had to turn around!

More views

Any thoughts on the next ride, Aug. I am pretty sure I am going to head north the third week/weekend. I need a good excuse to take some time off work,

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

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