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Old 07-30-2009, 11:03 PM   #46
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Doing Ebbetts pass.



We run into another rider who tells us of a nice place to stay in Murphy and also get a tour of the winery/ceramics shop in Brice Station.



We end up staying here.



Then we head down to Sonora to ride the 108 another "closed in winter" mountain pass.

great scenery and superb riding as we work our way to the east side of Yosemite.









A nice mountain spring and a little siesta is in order.



Cool off the feet


Then on the road again.







Mono Lake in the distance.



















We spend the night on the east side.



Taking it all with you.



Take the gravel road up to Saddle Bag Lake for a great breakfast and some magnificent views.



The lake is at 10,000 feet and it is nice and cool.





Then into Yosemite



The light at the end of the tunnel.







It is hot in the valley but there are lots of crystal clear streams to cool off in.







Yosemite killer squirrels.











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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:16 AM   #47
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Great Ride Report with killer pictures! Keep em coming!
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:31 PM   #48
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After a full day of riding around Yosemite we take the crossing the park on the Tioga Pass into Yosemite Valley for lunch then up to Glacier Point we exit the south end of the park on 120 the GPS shows us an offroad option to reach the town of Mariposa where we have a motel room. On the GPS it is called Miami Mountain Rd and is a great ride.











After a night in Mariposa we head head back into Yosemite for a ride to the Hetch Hetchy









After a great ride to Hetch Hechy we head out of the park and north to Placerville.



Then we are off to San Francisco.







Once in the city we get new tires at Subterranean Cycle

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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476605

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Old 08-01-2009, 05:56 PM   #49
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Heading to the coast.... the temperature is dropping.







It is cold on the coast.





We stop at Waddel Creek to watch the kite boarders for a while.



Then head on into Santa Cruz to visit some friends.



We stopped at the local KTM shop to look at the new XCW 400, really nice bunch and they gave us a map with some great roads marked out to ride.



We plan on hanging out in S.C. for a few days change the fluids in the bike and reset the ABS brakes. GS spot has all the info you need to do the ABS reset.



A free concert on the beach behind the Crow's Nest.



Nothing better than a beach BBQ with friends.



Chilling on the wharf, enjoying this Hippie town for a few days....



more to come in a few days
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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476605

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Old 08-08-2009, 05:51 PM   #50
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We go mountain biking with friends.



Then a day of sailing in San Francisco





Then it is back on the bike and up the coast to Redwood City to tour the Motion Pro facility


This was a huge treat for me as I have been racing motorcycles since the early 70's and have been using Motion Pro products for many years. There is a fabulous collection of dirt bikes there that brought back a lot of memories.

Twin pipe Suzuki.



Single pipe Suzuki the basis for the TM 400, 250 and 125 MX bikes.(the bikes I started racing on)



I got off a TM400 and went to a AW440 Maico thought I had died and gone to heaven.




I never got to ride one of the Rickmans but did ride the Bultaco Pursang which I loved because you could slide the bike through just about anything.



Early YZ Yamaha's



CZ



Then over to A&A Racing for some dirt track history.

Kenny Roberts TZ 750 Dirt Tracker. Just proves that Kenny is the god of flat tracking. This creation even got his attention.



King Kenny was my hero.

H-D Sprint and a Royal Enfield flat tracker



Bultaco



The genius behind these beautiful machines ( he is on the right)



more to come as we ride down Big Sur
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Upper Italian Lakes report.
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South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:59 PM   #51
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Great trip!

West is best

I grew up on Vancouver Island, can't wait to ride there!

Glad you got some sailing and MTB in there too. Keeps things intresting
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #52
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We leave Redwood City and head back to Santa Cruise we find some more great roads to ride through the Great Basin Park.





Riding through the big trees is fun.









We leave Santa Cruz and head for Big Sur.



A ride through Lobos is worth the trip.







And of course Big Sur is amazing.























Caught up for now. Will be spending a few days in Santa Barbara with friends then we will head east
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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

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Old 08-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #53
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Santa Barbara is a happening place. Old Spanish Days was in full swing.



There was a great band called The Bomb playing downtown.



Then it was off to the rodeo, the bulls won! Not a single rider made it to 8 seconds.



The girls managed to stay on the dolphin.



Then it is time to hit the road again, we leave Santa Barbara the back way over the mountains and head for the South end of Sequoia National Forrest.



Lots of curves and no traffic. A stunning ride.



Ride towards the white light.



Coming out of the mountains towards Lake Isabella





After spending the night in Kernville we head into the national park on The Kern River highway , a super ride.Lots of huge trees.





From a tiny seed comes a monster tree.



Yes people really are this stupid, sign posted at Dome Rock



After a fantastc day of riding a dip in a cool river is nice.





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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:41 PM   #54
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When you see this sign take the road to Mineral King this is a nice windy road way up into the mountains. From pavement to dirt and everything in between.
The scenery is amazing.











We are up about 8000 feet and it is nice and cool.



Then it is into Sequoia to see the giant Redwoods.











You also want to ride down into Kings Canyon. It is another ride in ride out but worth the trip.





These gas pumps are still functioning.



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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:52 PM   #55
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Wow! Keep it coming Slideways, I'm really enjoying this one. Thanks for taking the time to post it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:34 PM   #56
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After a ride back through Yosemite we spend the night in Mammouth, home of the Mammouth Motocross





Then it is off to Death Valley





We are still up about 4000 ft so it is not to hot...yet but as we descend into the valley the heat starts increasing noticeably.



We stop for some fuel and liquid refreshment before we head down into the valley.



Then it is down into the heat.



Yes it is hot.

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South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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hi there

we met (island girl and national park guy) at the top of the escalante canyons pull out.

anyway, when you two flew by us i managed to take some photos. i'll have Lotus54 post it here later.

stay safe and have many more fun rides.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:32 AM   #58
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we met (island girl and national park guy) at the top of the escalante canyons pull out.

anyway, when you two flew by us i managed to take some photos. i'll have Lotus54 post it here later.

stay safe and have many more fun rides.
Thanks guys. Escalante was spectacular we took hundreds of photos which I will post here in a few days.

Cheers
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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:42 PM   #59
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Death Valley car protection. One way to insure your car makes it out of the Valley with an intact paint job!



An early morning departure from DV,it is nice and cool at 5AM so we haul ass towards Vegas jump on the 15 and super slab it to Zion. Nevada must be a police state,cops are everywhere.

The desert is really nice this early in the morning.







We make it to Zion. Which turns into another fabulous ride.











We spend the night in Kanab Utah(John Wayne Country) then the next morning head for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.













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Upper Italian Lakes report.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160841

South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana ride report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454490

Great CanAm Tour
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:32 AM   #60
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This is usually done when a new model of a car is being tested and the automaker is not interested yet in providing full disclosure of what it will look like.

Great report, really nice places and photos.

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