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Old 05-17-2013, 12:03 PM   #31
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comments on my experience

Here is the report on my ride to LA and back - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885003.
Post 9 has my comments on the loop I made from Cayucos through Hunter-Liggett and back to the PCH. I suspect that on other roads in the area, other days, a different bike(?) I might have enjoyed it more.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #32
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Just did a ride up Nacimiento-Fergusson about 3 weeks ago. Ride report with a few photoshere. You do not need papers to go through N-F road... you do need papers to go onto the actual base itself. We stayed at The Hacienda which is a converted mission on base... it was very nice.

Yes, watch for dirt/gravel in the turns and definitely stop and take in the views! The suggestion for 229 is a must if you haven't ever ridden it... it is also called Rossi's Driveway and for good reason.

Lots of great roads through Paso Robles as well... Vineyard, Adelaida, Peachy Canyon, and Chimney Rock to name a few. Also check out Old Creek and Santa Rosa Creek Rd. near Cambria. Lots to choose from!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #33
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Lots of great roads through Paso Robles as well... Vineyard, Adelaida, Peachy Canyon, and Chimney Rock to name a few. Also check out Old Creek and Santa Rosa Creek Rd. near Cambria. Lots to choose from!
heh, that santa rosa creek road into hte back side of Cambria will definitely exercise your suspension... that was some of the worst pavement I think I've ever seen when I went over that a few years ago. the rest of those roads were great fun.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #34
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heh, that santa rosa creek road into hte back side of Cambria will definitely exercise your suspension... that was some of the worst pavement I think I've ever seen when I went over that a few years ago. the rest of those roads were great fun.
But the views are stellar...

Ever ridden Mtn. Charlie Rd. off of Summit? That one will redefine your view of the term "goat road"..
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But the views are stellar...

Ever ridden Mtn. Charlie Rd. off of Summit? That one will redefine your view of the term "goat road"..

oh yeah, done mtn charlie a bunch of times, up AND down. another good one is the upper stretches of Zayante Rd.

but at least when I last traveled Santa Rosa Creek, it was in MUCH worse shape than either of these, it was all root heaves and potholes end to end.
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Mmm...Santa Rosa Creek Road on my 450





Some super-fun stuff down there! About 7 years or so ago there was a checkpoint and we had to show license, reg and insurance in order to pass through. It hasn't been manned the last few times we've been down there.




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Old 05-20-2013, 09:20 PM   #37
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Lots of nice hairpins coming down the West side headed towards Cambria.


The Old Creek/Santa Rosa Creek loop is one of the best
Beware Ranchers driving Dualies coming the other way ... W I D E load!
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Some super-fun stuff down there! About 7 years or so ago there was a checkpoint and we had to show license, reg and insurance in order to pass through. It hasn't been manned the last few times we've been down there.
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No longer required to ride through via N-F road. It is required if you want to actually go on base.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #40
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Lots of nice hairpins coming down the West side headed towards Cambria.


The Old Creek/Santa Rosa Creek loop is one of the best
Beware Ranchers driving Dualies coming the other way ... W I D E load!
That little pullout is one of my favorite stops. Sometimes I'll just drive the wife over with some food and we'll have dinner and watch the sunset.


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