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Old 10-05-2007, 06:43 AM   #91
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CJ,

I just stumbled across this thread. I've loved reading your ride reports. If you make it to Colorado and need a place to stay - let me know. I've got a garage for the bikes and a spare bedroom. Would love to get out and ride with you some.

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Old 10-05-2007, 07:51 AM   #92
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Sounds like a long day for you today.

I just had a crazy idea. When you decide to head east across the plains, I imagine you will be on the interstate...

... any interest in trying to bag a SS1000?

You could add membership in the Iron Butt Association to your souveniers of your trip!

Just an idea!
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:57 AM   #93
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...to head east across the plains, I imagine you will be on the interstate...
Not to say that trying for an IBA is a bad idea, but shooting across the plains on the interstate is. Just because we don't have mountains doesn't make us boring. Wide open America is just as beautiful as the rest of America.

I say stay off the interstates as much as possible. Wherever you are in the country.

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:38 AM   #94
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Chance of rain tonight in SF but clear through the weekend...Light flurries in Truckee! Anyone have more info on the weather.

Is his proposed route now over Sierras? Maybe he needs to do a S route and therefore head further down the CA coast.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:58 AM   #95
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Not to say that trying for an IBA is a bad idea, but shooting across the plains on the interstate is. Just because we don't have mountains doesn't make us boring. Wide open America is just as beautiful as the rest of America.

I say stay off the interstates as much as possible. Wherever you are in the country.

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Off the interstate, the plains has much to offer.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:42 PM   #96
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Bridegport weather

prediction for tomorrow shows sunny and a high of 45. Bridgeport is around 6000', near the route, and is calling for light freezing rain and snow tonight. As long as they don't get there too early (or late), the roads should be clear. Shady spots may be slick though.

Caltrans maintains a website with highway information at

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/

If your proposed route has chain controls, you'd probably want to head to a different route. You can access the same info via telephone at 800.427.7623

For instance, here's the current info on State Route 108 (Sonora Pass):

SR 108
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE
JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE,MONO CO's) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS
ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

[EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE
JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE,MONO CO's) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS
ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:57 PM   #97
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Hmmm, maybe the passes aren't a good idea

I played around on the Caltrans website after posting the link. Here's the info on the area:

Hwy 4 (Ebbett's Pass)
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA]
IS CLOSED FROM 0.5 MI EAST OF THE JCT OF SR 207 /MT REBA TURNOFF/ TO THE
JCT OF SR 89 /EBBETTS PASS/ (ALPINE CO) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORIST ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

Hwy 89 (Monitor)
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA & SIERRA NEVADA]
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM THE MONO/ALPINE CO LINE TO THE JCT OF SR 88 (ALPINE CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM PICKETT'S JCT (ALPINE CO) TO 2.7 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF US 50 (EL DORADO CO) /LUTHER PASS/

However, hwy 88 (Carson Pass) hwy 50, hwy 80, and hwy 395 (the north/south route along the eastern Sierra) show no travel (e.g.) chain restrictions.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:09 AM   #98
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Florence to SF in one day is huge. Saturday around noon at best...that is haulin' ass too. It might be more like Saturday evening.

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Old 10-06-2007, 01:11 AM   #99
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SR 108
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE
JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE,MONO CO's) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS
ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

[EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE
JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE,MONO CO's) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS
ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
Looks like I timed it right when I rode it last weekend.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:12 AM   #100
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The weather on the east coast is in the 70-80's and we're in a drought. I hope you guys are'nt going to show cj around your backyards so long that he doesn't get to ride the twisties here in the east where the leaves are turning and the wheather is perfect.The ride over Roan Mnt is also 6k and the tightest little twisty roads around . so give him a break on the shitty wheather and let him head east
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:18 AM   #101
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The weather on the east coast is in the 70-80's and we're in a drought. I hope you guys are'nt going to show cj around your backyards so long that he doesn't get to ride the twisties here in the east where the leaves are turning and the wheather is perfect.The ride over Roan Mnt is also 6k and the tightest little twisty roads around . so give him a break on the shitty wheather and let him head east

Ha! He's doing really well eating up the miles considering his desire to shoot what he sees and ride through a foreign land that he's only read about.

It's just America - yeah, it's big, but how big can it be? It's a very big candy store he's wandered into. It'll take a few days to acclimate himself to the fact that even though the map of the US and India are about the same sized sheet of paper, the US is just a tad bigger to ride.

They're leaving Ukiah this morning - probably in the next half hour. I'll hook up with them in southern Sonoma Co., ride with them into SF - probably around noon. Just as predicted earlier in the week.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:02 AM   #102
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Tomorrow he's heading East through Yosemite to Bishop. Roads look good so far, and the weather looks like it will be clear

This highway information is the latest reported as of Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 23:59 .

SR 120
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA & SIERRA NEVADA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

[YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK]
FOR YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK ROAD INFORMATION CALL 209-372-0200

[EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

395 looks clear too.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:01 AM   #103
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