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Old 08-29-2011, 08:09 AM   #61
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Sunday was a very cool day for me. Got the bike loaded up.



Beginning mileage...



Left at 6:30 and got through the city, cold and dreary.



Somewhere in there is the Golden Gate Bridge...



It wasn't until about 2 hours from home did it clear up. My heated jacket wasn't working at all either. Coming into Hopland.





As you can see the weather became alot better, finally. Never really ventured up north on US101 much. It's a lot better than I 5!



Going through Willits, of which I've only heard of it because of the Skunk Train.



http://www.skunktrain.com/

This I like..






Bad picture, but it gives you scale of these great giants and why this is called the Redwood Highway.



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Old 08-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #62
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I had to hurry as I needed to get to my destination by 11:30. I made it!



The Benbow Inn.

http://www.benbowinn.com/







I even had time for breakfast.



Dining room



As you can guess, it's a motorcycle event



Interesting panniers.

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:27 AM   #63
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Not just vone, but two Cagivas!





And the reason why we're all here, Ted Simon!



http://jupitalia.com/ We're riding along with him to his home in Covelo.

He rides the DL650 in the front of the Inn in one of the pictures. He saddles up quickly and off we go, like Paparazzis.



CHP had a traffic break due to a car going over the side and the tow trucks removing it.





For 80 years old, he hasn't slowed down one bit.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:59 AM   #64
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We stop often to regroup and take pictures.



And take pictures of the Mighty Tempter.





Highway 162 is a great road and those that had the talent, do so. I, on the other hand do not, so I go slowly and enjoy the scenery

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=211715401324380591171.0004aba60da25477055c 4&msa=0&ll=39.63425,-123.504181&spn=0.717062,1.554565
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:18 AM   #65
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Ok, I suck at this google map thing. Anyway look up Longvale, CA to Covelo, CA and you'll see what I mean.



Lots of twists and turns, not many pictures.



Old abandoned rail line.

We get to Ted's home.












Two of the older bikes there.



He rode it all the way from Utah and will be taking two days to ride back.


I buy Ted's first book, "Jupiter's Travels" and he graciously signs it. We get treated to some refreshments and pulled pork sandwiches. It's time for me to go and I shake hands with Ted and say goodbye to some new friends.





Big rock!





Getting close to the city and the temperature really drops. I put on my non working heated jacket anyway and fight the late sunday traffic through the Golden Gate Bridge, Toll plaza and the city. It dizzles hard and the wind blows me sideways. Once out of the city, all is well and I arrive home at 9:30 where my youngest heats up some dinner for me.

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #66
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Time to dust off the Mighty Tempter and take it out join an impromtu club ride to Alice's. Since It looks like a nice day after a rainy saturday, it's just what I need.







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Old 04-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #67
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Interesting cast today.










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Old 04-02-2012, 06:19 PM   #68
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We set off from Los Gatos and head through Saratoga Village. This leads to the good stuff.







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Old 04-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #69
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Sorry for the really shaky video, guess my p&s on a RAM mount isn't stable. Don't know why my video doesn't have any sound either.


Nice ribbon of Highway 9...




This is Highway 35...

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #70
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We get to the overlook and look at the view and thankful for such a nice day.





Didn't realize Honda made a 750 with the automatic, thought it was only a 400(?)





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Old 04-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #71
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Onward to Alice's, it's just a few miles down the road.



Interesting stuff gathers here.





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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #72
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #73
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A couple of guys in our club recently picked up some really nice bikes.






I found these pipes pretty neat.



For some reason, I missed the other two for a total of 4 tail pipes on this bike.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #74
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All in all, a nice day for a ride and to swap lies.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:03 AM   #75
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Nice write up!

Keep em coming!


it makes me think that I should finally work on the Tempter this summer...
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