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Old 01-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Cool2 Riding an R1200GSA on NorCal's #2 Best Riders Road in the region!

A bucket list road if ever I have been on one. Gentle curves seen here but it tightens up considerably on the last 2/3 of the road. The engineering of the road is the real star, as well as the quality of the tarmac.

Enjoy...the detailed description I put on YouTube tells it all. This is about the first 1/3 of the 30 mile route in:


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Old 01-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Where is that?

What's the posted speed limit?

How fast were you going in the video?

It looked like the curves were mostly all pretty gentle and you were running 60-70? I only noticed 2 or 3 places where I saw a yellow sign marking a lower speed for a given curve.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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I'm sure you had a fun ride.

The roads up in the Berkeley Hills are fun, too.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:01 AM   #4
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I'm sure you had a fun ride.

The roads up in the Berkeley Hills are fun, too.

They have some fairly high speed limits there.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #5
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They have some fairly high speed limits there.
Rather, there are riders who motor well in excess of the posted limits. That road has too many deer, bicyclists, and dog walkers for me to feel comfortable wicking it up as high as in the video. But it's nonetheless a very fun road - the bad pavement only adds to the challenge!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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Rather, there are riders who motor well in excess of the posted limits. That road has too many deer, bicyclists, and dog walkers for me to feel comfortable wicking it up as high as in the video. But it's nonetheless a very fun road - the bad pavement only adds to the challenge!
Hmmmmm...Have ridden it back and forth three separate times and never once saw any deer, bicyclists or dog walkers. The engineering and quality of the pavement are beyond reproach. You simply cannot even be talking about the same place.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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The engineering of the road is the real star, as well as the quality of the tarmac.

I'm guessing they put a high priority on those two aspects in their rating, as would explain the result , otherwise I think there are much better roads for technical riding or scenery in that same area, let alone the entire state. Non the less, thanks for the video, it sure doesn't suck riding there

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I'm sure you had a fun ride.

The roads up in the Berkeley Hills are fun, too.
That video took me back to riding 600s to "The Wall", except I had to use a lot more RPMs than that S1000RR
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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That is the best road in N.Cal if you ask me. I have ridden DH#1 and it isn't near as much fun. If you continue that road west of Cecilville, it gets pretty interesting in a more adventurous way.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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That is the best road in N.Cal if you ask me. I have ridden DH#1 and it isn't near as much fun. If you continue that road west of Cecilville, it gets pretty interesting in a more adventurous way.
Did you know that the state recently paved the road West of C-Ville? All the way up to Happy Camp you can follow the Salmon River (at MUCH slower speeds than I am running in my video...but beautiful nonetheless.) Any bike could make the trip all the way now, including full dress Harleys or Wings.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #10
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Ahhh...roger that. I was like...WTF is this guy talking about!? LOL
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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The best roads in nor cal are closely guarded secrets
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #12
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I know that road...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #13
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Did you know that the state recently paved the road West of C-Ville? All the way up to Happy Camp you can follow the Salmon River (at MUCH slower speeds than I am running in my video...but beautiful nonetheless.) Any bike could make the trip all the way now, including full dress Harleys or Wings.
Thats a great road! you have about 15 miles of one lane road and most of the time the crystal clear waters of the Salmon River,is way down their.Another great ride is: Happy Camp to the Redwood Hwy(Via Grayback Rd 30 mi closed untill june) Then follow the Smith River (Redwood Hwy 45 mi) to the coast.Great video,I live in the area
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Beautiful Scenery!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:26 AM   #15
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So Cecilville Rd is paved from 3 to 96?
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