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Old 07-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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Thumb Loop through Gold Country

So decided it was time to put some miles on the new to me bike via a trip instead of my daily commute.
I have over 5K on the bike since I got it but a long ride over 200 miles was yet to be had, got that sorted over the weekend.

The route:



Basically it was a loop of Cal from LA to the bay area and back trying to avoid as much free-way as possible.

Set out Friday morning meeting up with Lonestar2112, this was the only pic I got of him this weekend. Basically he saw the sign and all but vanished for a while, no idea what he was up to and frankly don't want to know.



Saturday has us running up the 395 and passing over the mountains north of Yosemite, we were able to avoid the worst of the traffic and get out of the wind, it was brutal coming up the 395. Bob had visible wear mark on the rear tire off center due to the long distance and constant wind from the side.

Some random shots of this leg...





It was a little buggy out





Dealt with some construction.



No real traffic at this point to deal with



Finally got into some of the nicer riding...lots of snakes though
Tar Snakes that is..









You can see where we were on the GPS..









Still climbing



Got this vista view (turn your head)





Finally reached the top



He was a little wore out by this point ;-)



Then we started to head down..





Ended up staying at a campground in Angel Camp. Good setup, and of course I totally failed to get a picture of it.
Next morning we took the 4 to the 88/89 in a loop.

Some sweet roads







Saw more water than I was expecting





Got to the top



Started the second half of the loop..








Ended up the day at halfmoon bay, this was after 12 hours (500 mile day) so no more pictures, food and drinks were in order.

Next day we headed down the coast to home.















289 miles to LA





Bottom line.

1500 miles in three days, most of the miles were secondary roads. Averages were 500 mile days 10-12 hours riding each day. I learned a couple things about the bike, the seat is NOT good for that long a day in the saddle, the bike does eat miles like no bodies business and my windscreen mod actually worked very well for the trip.

Also worth noting all of the pictures with very few exceptions were taken while on the bike at speed.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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To fill in where Dve left off.

Met Dave at the Mobil off of Sand Canyon. Yes I told him we would meet at the Exxon. Dave, listen to what I mean, not what I say.



The ride up 395 was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!


Going up and over the hill on 108 was very enjoyable. Into Angels Camp for the night. Our resort for the night.

Dave setting up camp for the night. He decided that the picnic looked like a good fit.





On the Saturday ride we saw some wonderful contry.








On sunday we left half moon bay and went to Alice's. Very nice, the ride down 35 to the 17 was a real workout. Wonderful twisties! The coast to SLO was enjoyable. By this time, we were both worn out. Slab the rest of the way home!

Dave, it was good riding with you. ~1400 miles in three days, almost 600 miles of twisties.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:44 PM   #4
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THATS IT?!!

Man suxors of a ride report, what happened to the parking lot troll you went into that glory hole place with?

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Heh, I see they fixed the west-facing Ebbetts Pass sign. It used to say "TF" instead of "FT."
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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THATS IT?!!

Man suxors of a ride report, what happened to the parking lot troll you went into that glory hole place with?

since i live close to Angels Camp and Glory Hole, troll was probly my ex girlfriend. and DAVE i was at PSR,site 8 across from your tent site., i met you and your parents during their visit.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #8
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since i live close to Angels Camp and Glory Hole, troll was probly my ex girlfriend. and DAVE i was at PSR,site 8 across from your tent site., i met you and your parents during their visit.
Cool, I will be there again this year but bringing the GF with two little bikes to ride the dirt side of the valley.

If your there I will be on the same row but at the other end, just look for the fire pit, cant be missed.

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