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Old 08-25-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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SD to SF via 101/1 any advice?

I hope this is in the right sub, but I'll be trading bikes with a fellow inmate in northern California. I've done this ride in a cage some odd years ago but don't remember much about it in regards to stops along the way for fuel, food, etc. I'll be riding a wr250x for the trip w/ stock tank so fueling will be frequent. More than likely it'll be midweek to avoid the weekend traffic. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
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As far as fuel stops, I think the longest stretch is probably about 70 miles when you're going through the Big Sur area. Plan on getting gas at Gorda, and it'll be around $6.50/gal...but it's worth it.

From my time riding with the stock WRR tank--I hope you're planning to take a spare fuel canister.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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Dont bother getting on the coast until north of the LA area, Ventura at the soonest.

The quick blast up the slab to get through LA and Malibu will save you a LOT of time and avoiding the worst of the coast traffic influenced by the LA mobs.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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Oddly enough, Mulholland Highway will get you from LA to about 8 miles south of Ventura a tad north of Malibu.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #5
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Oddly enough, Mulholland Highway will get you from LA to about 8 miles south of Ventura a tad north of Malibu.
Excellent option if not done on a weekend, but the traffic on the 1 through that stretch still blows balls...
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #6
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Thanks All! I was planning to slab it past LA then route from 405 to the 101/1. I will have a spare canister for gas but am prepared to stop frequently to stretch and gas up.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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mullholland takes you right to the LA/ventura county line

slab it till you get to calabasis then to mullholland to pch. then exit at las posas to the 101 to 33.

33 pass ojai north past taft to 58. all the way to hwy 1 then north.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:56 PM   #8
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:38 AM   #9
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Years ago I did San Clemente to Big Sur on a Trail 110.

I guess you are going to do PCH most of the way.


Get off the 5 at Pico in San Clement this will get you thru SC much quicker.
Take PCH North to turn at Second St in Long Beach.

Take East ocean Blvd to the 47 then over the Vincente bridge.

Exit Gaffey west turn left on 17th st Stop at 1640 S Pacific Ave, http://www.centurymotorcycles.net/

Take South Pacific to Shepard then right.

At Palos Verdes Drive South go Left.


When you get to Palos Verde drive follow around to the left.

It will take you to PCH go north thur Redondo Turn left at
8th street in Hermosa.

Turn right on Hermosa Ave take that to 35th street go right turn. Then turn left at the first alley.

Make a right up the hill on First st then a left on to Manhattan ave.

This will take you to Marina Del Rey.

Take Culver to Lincoln which is PCH.

Take PCH to California the down the hill.

Take PCH to 101 in Oxnard

Exit 101 at Santa monica road go left on Foothill.

Take foothill to 158 go right take the 158 north thru Los Olivios to the 101.


When you get to Arroyo Grande take the 227 north to SLO. From SLO it is PCH Hwy 1 North.

This is the back way to Big Sur.

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:08 PM   #10
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Are you doing it in 2 days, or just soldiering on for 10+ hours?

If you end up staying the night near Pacific Grove/Monterey, the Petra Cafe (in either town) has Turkish coffee that will wake you up big time. Good baklava too.

My new favorite seafood restaurant in the Monterey area is Sea Harvest. There is one right on the PCH in Moss Landing. Might be a good place for lunch/dinner. I used to like Phil's Fish Market (which is still good), but it has kind of become a mass production of deep fried stuff these days, with a line out the door to boot.

You might consider taking Hwy 9 out of Santa Cruz, and riding the ridge of the Coastal Range up the SF peninsula. If you are doing that last stretch tired and in the dark, however, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:15 PM   #11
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I'd connect with the 1 well up the road from LA, and I'd get there through central California. We've all heard about the coast (mostly from cage drivers) but there is some FANTASTIC riding up through the middle.

Specifically, Cerro Noroeste, Peach Tree Road and Indian Valley and Hwy 25. You could also go up further inland- 395 to the Sierras and over Ebbets Pass (or others- there are three or four)- also excellent riding. You can take 15 to Angeles Crest, do the Tujungas then into the state's center.

Yes, it might be hot. Yes, going through LA is awful as well.
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