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Old 09-17-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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Location: N.California
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the darth peach rides on .....and then some......

I've yet to find an explanation for why we all fell in love with the motorcycle.
For some it's an identity.
For some it's a means of transportation.
But for all, it is a source of joy and great contentment.
A chance, for those moments inside the helmet when nothing else matters, to think of nothing else but what lay ahead.....and sometimes, directly ahead............


With that, I invite you on my latest journey. Kind of an unplanned, head clearing one.
San Francisco to Hwy 1 up towards Eureka. to Petaluma (home for a few days to work) Up to N. Lake Tahoe over to Yosemite and Mammoth and home, solo over the Sonora Pass 108. (that was one of my favorite parts)





I'LL BE ADDING PICS AND STORIES REGULARLY TO THIS THREAD, AS I'M ALWAYS FINDING ANOTHER COOL ROAD TO RIDE ON!!!


So. Cal trip starts post #406 (page 28 for some)

7/25/2010 BRITISH COLUMBIA, HYDER-ALASKA, VANCOUVER ISLAND #7102 (page 474 for some)











It started with a small dinner set for ghostryder, aka Jay, who rode his 1200gs from Atlanta, Ga to Ca.
Just Sean, best known in some social circles as, well, 'Sean', got a few ADV riders together to welcome Jay.
His ride report http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380898

As usual, I was late having come from HERE

(Got on 880 instead of 680) and ended up sitting all the way at the other end of the table from Jay. Didn't really get much of a chance to chat.








Close to the end of the meal I asked him where he was headed next....




'North' he replied.




Well, I live north so I offered to ride with him as far as my town or a little farther if need be. I tossed out the idea to stop in San Francisco first and see the city at night and cross over the Golden Gate bridge when the towers are lit up....
Jay, game.
As I quickly learn, is pretty much his MO.

Here we go.........The first portion of the pics are not so great.....bear with me......





At the top of Lombard saying 'hello' to everyone







Must sacrifice the body for the art.
(you'll see plenty of this on the jaunt north and east......)








Of course had to show him Broadway.....
Kid in a candy store?







Lets get out of here!!







Heading north over the GGB.......


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