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Old 02-28-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Talking Best California rides

Hi
in coming Swede wants tips about where to go.
I have about 10 days to ride in Cali so please tips ideas please
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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north or south?
paved or dirt?
http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle...526-SoCal-Pack
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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Southern California

Destinations:

Joshua Tree
Death Valley
Big Bear
Angeles Crest/Forest
Borrego Springs
North/east San Diego County
Iddylwild
Canyons above Malibu

Cafe race places:

Rock Store
Rock Inn
Baldy Lodge
Pappy and Harriets

Further afield:

Las Vegas NV
Laughlin NV
Kingman AZ
Prescott AZ

Hiya Anders
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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North pavement?
Hiway Nine to Skyline to Pescadero and then to the coast
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #5
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Head a little north to Solvang via Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) through Santa Barbara.

And change your Sig Line to "Damn I'm glad I bought a KTM"

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:08 AM   #6
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Come to Joshua Tree National Park. it's a fun ride. Me and some other locals will even cruise with ya! If you're on a dual sport I can show you awesome places around here. Just gimme a day lol
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:31 AM   #7
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Some info here

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:31 AM   #8
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>"in coming Swede wants tips about where to go."

A little more info.

When are you coming into the country?
Coming into Los Angeles or San Francisco or... ?
What kind of bike are you riding in the US?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #9
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LOL! Yea, a tad more info would help. You can see damn near everything here year round cept the mountains, but whether you ENJOY the trip, well, that's a different question. I've ridden many many miles in California.

10 days....I'd make sure too:
Flying into LA? Go North 405 to 10 Santa monica, get on PCH for the next few days.

Ride the Big Sur PCH. - Absolute must. One of the best roads in the country if not the world.

San Fran / Golden Gate / Redwoods - straight up the PCH. Avenue of the Giants is a must!!!!!

Cut across on HWY 20 and ride to Tahoe Lake. HWY 50 round back to HWY 49 and down through the gold towns. Stop in Oakhurst and take HWY 41 south entrance into....

Ride through Yosemite - Stunning and no amount of speech of words can convey or describe that feeling after coming through the tunnel into the expansive valley of granite giants. 2nd largest chunk of granite in the world. Tioga PAss through to HWY 395 to....Bodie Old West Ghost Town if you want....then

Death Valley / HWY 395 - Another unique experience, depends on season!!! Highest point and lowest point of North America are here.

Joshua Tree is close you can ride that. Then you can ride to the end of the state, turn back to the ocean down San Diego way, and ride back to LA to fly back to hell frozen over. (I dislike cold ALOT)
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #10
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I agree with most of Entheogen's post (except the cold...I like cold, and loved Sweden).

Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) through Big Sur

The Gold Country along Hwy 49, including Yosemite National Park

Death Valley (this will be the most contrast with Sweden)
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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LOL! Yea, a tad more info would help. You can see damn near everything here year round cept the mountains, but whether you ENJOY the trip, well, that's a different question. I've ridden many many miles in California.

10 days....I'd make sure too:
Flying into LA? Go North 405 to 10 Santa monica, get on PCH for the next few days.

Ride the Big Sur PCH. - Absolute must. One of the best roads in the country if not the world.

San Fran / Golden Gate / Redwoods - straight up the PCH. Avenue of the Giants is a must!!!!!

Cut across on HWY 20 and ride to Tahoe Lake. HWY 50 round back to HWY 49 and down through the gold towns. Stop in Oakhurst and take HWY 41 south entrance into....

Ride through Yosemite - Stunning and no amount of speech of words can convey or describe that feeling after coming through the tunnel into the expansive valley of granite giants. 2nd largest chunk of granite in the world. Tioga PAss through to HWY 395 to....Bodie Old West Ghost Town if you want....then

Death Valley / HWY 395 - Another unique experience, depends on season!!! Highest point and lowest point of North America are here.

Joshua Tree is close you can ride that. Then you can ride to the end of the state, turn back to the ocean down San Diego way, and ride back to LA to fly back to hell frozen over. (I dislike cold ALOT)

when are we going? ill throw the stock sprocket on and some of those diztanza thingies on!
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #12
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I agree with most of Entheogen's post (except the cold...I like cold, and loved Sweden).

Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) through Big Sur

The Gold Country along Hwy 49, including Yosemite National Park

Death Valley (this will be the most contrast with Sweden)

I agree with a lot of Entheogen's post too but the highest point in North America is nowhere near here. 3 different countries each contribute multiple peaks to the highest mountains in North America.

Mt Whitney is the highest mountain in California and highest in the lower 48 states. Mt Whitney barely cracks the top 25 tallest mountains in North America coming in at number 24. Heck, it doesn't even crack the top 10 highest mountains in the United States.

I do like the optimism. Mt Whitney would only have to grow another 5,815 feet tall to tie for #1. Take comfort in knowing that it beats the pants off the second highest peak in the lower 48 by a whopping 65 feet. In your face Colorado.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:48 PM   #13
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Hi
in coming Swede wants tips about where to go.
I have about 10 days to ride in Cali so please tips ideas please
Many have posted some really great suggestions... if you could give us a little more info on where you're anticipating starting from and what type of riding you're looking for... that might help. There is a plethora of riding in Calfornia... coast, Sierras, twisties in between... we could keep you busy for months... give us a little more guidance so we can do the same... you might even find a few willing to guide you along the way!
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #14
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Hi
in coming Swede wants tips about where to go.
I have about 10 days to ride in Cali so please tips ideas please

What time of year?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #15
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rattis arrives 13th of April. Early evening. LAX

His KTM 990 Adventure is at my home in Claremont CA. 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The bike is orange, fastest color right?

We will put him up for at least that night, then set him loose on everyone else!

I think he is a capable, mature rider with long legs!
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