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Old 07-17-2013, 05:20 AM   #16
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Just remember to stay right around 45 mph.....though this is nearly impossible on CA 120! It just BEGS to be ridden at speed. Cops are everywhere and lots of places to hide for them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:33 AM   #17
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Don't miss Glacier Pt.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #18
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great views and many places to see, and plenty of LEOs !
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #19
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Don't miss Glacier Pt.
Yes, be sure to ride up to Glacier point, and when you get to the parking lot at the very end, take the trail out another few hundred feet to the lookout point.

Don't miss it.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #20
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I would not do what you propose - you are not "in traffic" - you are in a "queue" to make a transaction

I'm in traffic and will do what I want...used to filter at the toll booths before I had Fastrak....you'd just sit there behind 1,000 cars and wait to get rear ended? Dumb.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #21
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great views and many places to see, and plenty of LEOs !

I got stuck behind a wobbling sight seeing idiot one time, park cop whipped it around me and pulled the bastard over for a ticket in Yosemite.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #22
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This should be an outstanding ride. Bodie is an excellent little side excursion, the June Lake loop is also magnificent. Just remember to actually spend some time off your bike taking a little time to smell the proverbial roses. The geology, history and nature of the Sierras is second to none.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #23
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+1 on the June Lake loop, forgot about that one. It's right by your loop and won't add a lot of time, maybe an hour and well worth it for some good "Eastern Sierras" scenery.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #24
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #25
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Fastrak, we don't need no stinkin' Fastrak. Just split the lanes under the Fastrak "reader". No flash, no ticket, free ride. Been doing this since they opened up the "King's Ransom Roads". Fuck tolls, fuck king roads, all roads should be public, bastards. So F em and ride for free. I do...and will.
Maybe its just my rebellious nature, but I love hearing stuff like that.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:25 PM   #26
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Greetings from the Left Coast. I lived in Silver Spring, MD for my first 44 years.

You'll love Yosemite. All the advice is good: don't speed in the park. Don't speed anywhere on 395. Generally, CA doesn't have as much traffic enforcement as the East Coast, but Yosemite and surrounding areas are an exception due to the challenging nature of the roads and the general low level of driving skill of visitors.

[rant] I swear you get people from far flung lands that have never driven, but they rent a 40 foot RV for their Yosemite vacation. I witnessed and RV-on-RV collision, it was interesting/entertaining watching the two drivers shout incomprehensibly at each other in their respective native tongues. [/rant]

Anyway, the moral of the story is that if you pull off the road -- pull ALL THE WAY off, and you really have to watch your back anywhere that vehicles are in motion.

Whoa Nelly Deli is good, doubly so since it's in the middle of F'in nowhere.

If you're going to go that far, might as well visit Mono Lake, as well. It's very unique geology that you won't see just anywhere.

Also, in September, the weather will be generally awesome, but you have to be prepared for cool weather -- if you cross a pass late in the day heading East, most or all of the downhill side will be in shade or otherwise lacking direct sun. There is a slim chance of rain -- that's usually well within "dry season".

Also, if you (or anyone) visits the town of Walker, tell them you saw the ad in CityBike.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #27
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Greetings from the Left Coast. I lived in Silver Spring, MD for my first 44 years.

Also, if you (or anyone) visits the town of Walker, tell them you saw the ad in CityBike.
We live close to the intersection of Georgia ave and Rt 28 (Norbeck Rd). It's right on the border.
Thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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How funny. I used to live 2 blocks off Georgia & Randolph. This internet thing is a small world.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #29
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Also, if you (or anyone) visits the town of Walker, tell them you saw the ad in CityBike.
Also be sure to try the BBQ Brisket at Mountain View Barbeque. Maybe the best in the west.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #30
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I personally avoid the NP boundries like the plague when on two wheels. So many "as good" roads/routes that skip the entrance fee, law enforcement, and motorhomes. I'd much rather overnight at the Topaz Lodge then take Monitor & Ebbetts Passes back over..
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