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Old 09-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #814
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Originally Posted by pierce View Post
re: but you got to get out of the SFBA, and other than 580, I dunno. I doubt you want to go over Mt Hamilton
Hi petefromberkeley and rtwdoug,

On our vintage and small dual sport bikes here are a couple of practical, safe routes ...

We like to take Grizzly Peak/Redwood Road to Hayward, Palomares Road, Niles Canyon, Vallecitos (Rt 84) to Tesla/Corral Hollow to Right on Linne to Right on Kasson/River Road to J16 to Snelling to Hornitos Road to Left on Old Toll Road and into Oakhurst to 41 into the Yosemite Valley ...

This looks like a bit out of the way, but the trade-off for the person who has never been to Yosemite Valley is the Tunnel View into the Valley floor on 41 ... priceless ...

The shortest way we like to go is Redwood Road, Palomares, Rt 84, Corral Hollow, Linne Road, Kasson Road, Left on Airport to Ripon Road to River Road, 28 Mile, Rodden Road, Orange Blossom Road to Knights Ferry to La Grange Road to Red Hill Road to Rt 49/120 to Rt 120 ...

These routes stay off the interstates and bypass Tracy, Modesto and Oakdale (River Road) and Modesto (J16) ... and keep you off 4 East into Stockton, which we just did on our vintage bikes, and it sucked ...

Here's a pic of rtwdoug at the GGB lunch stop ... My friend Kalle snapped the pic ... our club was responsible for lunch and saving space in the parking lot by the bridge for a goup Cannonball Rally pic, and helped escort the racers to Dudley-Perkins ...

DSCN9548 by San Francisco Motorcycle Club, on Flickr

Few more pics on the SFMC Flckr site here.

Good luck on the ride back to Alabama!

see you around the campfire,
-- SFMCjohn
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