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Old 07-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Watsonville to LA; 101 or i-5?

Hey California guys, I have a question for you. I'll be over for the MotoGP races at Laguna Seca shortly, and am plotting my trip back home. Question, would you take I-5 or 101 to end up east of LA (Moreno Valley) from Watsonville? I see that I-5 is not directly in that path, but if the speed limit is higher (I've read some fussing that 101 is 55 in some place), maybe it is worth the detour east to pick up I-5? Yes, I know 5 is boring, I did it last year, but after the races my only interest is in getting back to the furnace over here in Phoenix. Which would you take?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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Take the 101. We take that freeway when we leave the races. But don't leave right after the races end on Sunday. Popo is out in force catching all the wanna be racers headed home. We stop for dinner then leave.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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after the races my only interest is in getting back to the furnace over here in Phoenix
I5 then

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which would you take?
assuming time on my hands ... let's see:
Watsonville, cut over to 25 S
at 198 go W to 101 or E to I5
if 101, head S to E 166
E 166 to 33 S
back on 101
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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The fastest route is 101 to Paso Robles, then over to I5 via Hwy 46.

If you take Hwy 152 right over to I5, it adds 5 minutes, and you can stop at the Super Taqueria in Hollister.

If you take 101 all the way to L.A., it adds 25 minutes, but you will be riding in lower temperatures the whole way.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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The fastest route is 101 to Paso Robles, then over to I5 via Hwy 46.

If you take Hwy 152 right over to I5, it adds 5 minutes, and you can stop at the Super Taqueria in Hollister.

If you take 101 all the way to L.A., it adds 25 minutes, but you will be riding in lower temperatures the whole way.

There's a Super Taqueria on Main St. in Watsonville.
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Is a Super Taqueria lunch advisable before a 400 mile ride? LOL
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Is a Super Taqueria lunch advisable before a 400 mile ride? LOL
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Is a Super Taqueria lunch advisable before a 400 mile ride? LOL
...and after as well.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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Vastly increased speed will be achieved due to massive tailwind .
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #10
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The fastest route is 101 to Paso Robles, then over to I5 via Hwy 46.

If you take Hwy 152 right over to I5, it adds 5 minutes, and you can stop at the Super Taqueria in Hollister.

If you take 101 all the way to L.A., it adds 25 minutes, but you will be riding in lower temperatures the whole way.
I am leaving camarillo heading to the Moto GP, while the I-5 would be faster it will be hotter, I will be on the 101. Not Phoenix kind of hot but getting there.


From King City to Paso watch out for Chippies! They love to patrol that section of road. Many local friends lament about the heavy patrol efforts.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:23 AM   #11
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Thanks you guys for your insight. I will take your advise on the heat and stick to 101, I do have plenty of time on that leg to get to where I'm going. I will have enough heat crossing from Phoenix to your direction tomorrow, then again going home next Tuesday.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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Hwy 58 is a fun ride as well....
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