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Old 09-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #961
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Julio - Among those redwoods is the tallest tree on this planet, but not the biggest. Farther south, in Sequoia NP, is the biggest living thing on Earth - a sequoia tree. To get there you would pass the highest point in the continental US, Mt. Whitney and the lowest point in North America, Death Valley. This in case you like to collect superlatives. (And don't forget the oldest living things, bristlecone pines near Bishop, CA, and the site where gold was discovered in Calif. at Sutter's Mill). Or, save all that for another trip and just enjoy the Calif. coast south of Carmel.

Thx for the info ; I still haven't made up my mind where to go next...tough call with so many options
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #962
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Talking Tough day

An other tough day in the office : wine tasting all day long in the Lodi region with Doug, aka holckster
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #963
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Thx for the info ; I still haven't made up my mind where to go next...tough call with so many options
When your hardest decisions are which direction to point your motorcycle, life is truly good!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #964
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When your hardest decisions are which direction to point your motorcycle, life is truly good!


You are so right about that !!!!!
Well the struggle is over , I made up my mind,i made a decision...at least for the next few days until my wife comes back from Guatemala on Thursday : I will go and explore the Lake Tahoe area
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #965
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AS long as it wasn't mad cow burger bar....

That KTM is PACKED! people say I carry a lot!

And when I said about "filling that roll" (ie riding along) I did of course mean "role"....I don't want to be eaten, mad or nay!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #966
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Hey Julio,
I spent some time catching up on your trip this afternoon, it looks amazing!!!! Reading about your trip has got me got me thinking about the road again even though we've only been home for a few months. Thanks for the inspiration,
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #967
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AS long as it wasn't mad cow burger bar....
Mad or not, it was good





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Hey Julio,
I spent some time catching up on your trip this afternoon, it looks amazing!!!! Reading about your trip has got me got me thinking about the road again even though we've only been home for a few months. Thanks for the inspiration,
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Hola Jordan,
good to hear from you. How is life in Calgary? Working again ? It's good to know, that my RR does inspire....
Saludos,
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:28 AM   #968
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Lodi to Tahoe

Yesterday morning I rode out of Lodi, headed to Lake Tahoe. My host,Doug, decided to come along for some part of the road and so he lead the way out of Lodi and up into the foothills. Being a local boy, he picked all kind of small and smaller but really beautiful backroads


And here he is, my personal tour guide






And these are some of the views we had on our way up to the foothills















And then we got to the small but interesting town of Mokelumne, packed with historical buildings


















And from there on we started to get away from the heat and up the mountains we went and the scenery got more impressive










Immigrant Lake







And from here on, it was all downhill to Lake Tahoe


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Old 10-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #969
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You are so right about that !!!!!
Well the struggle is over , I made up my mind,i made a decision...at least for the next few days until my wife comes back from Guatemala on Thursday : I will go and explore the Lake Tahoe area

Glad to hear that Luisa is able to join you on your journey. These journeys are meant to be shared!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #970
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Glad to hear that Luisa is able to join you on your journey. These journeys are meant to be shared!

Hola C&J, good to hear from you guys . How are things in Sheridan ? Yes I'm looking forward to Thursday, because like you said : Sharing it makes a hell of a difference
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #971
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Lake Tahoe

2 days at Lake Tahoe and I still have mixed feelings about it. Its beauty is impressive,but there is something that doesn't let me enjoy it completely and I don't know exactly what it is . All the people around it, the tremendously ugly buildings on the Nevada side ,.... who knows????

Here some pics that try to show its beauty



































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Old 10-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #972
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Julio, I know what you mean about Tahoe. A bit of advice. Go to Incline Village on the Nevada side, rent a mountain bike at the bike shop there (Village Ski Loft) and take a ride up the Flume Trail. It starts out as about a 1000 foot climb from the Ponderosa Ranch but then gets flat and spectacular all the way up to Marlette Lake. You can buy me a beer for that advice later.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #973
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Julio, I know what you mean about Tahoe. A bit of advice. Go to Incline Village on the Nevada side, rent a mountain bike at the bike shop there (Village Ski Loft) and take a ride up the Flume Trail. It starts out as about a 1000 foot climb from the Ponderosa Ranch but then gets flat and spectacular all the way up to Marlette Lake. You can buy me a beer for that advice later.

Thx Vince , but I was already over Ebbets Pass by the time I got your message , too bad .
As far as the beer, any time once your done with your diet
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:33 AM   #974
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Ebbetts Pass

Yesterday morning I realized that summer was over, it was cold when I left Lake Tahoe . As soon as I got out of town, the temperature dropped to 36 F and for the first time on this journey the ice warning signal on my bike came on .
I put on my silk under gloves and my liner and I enjoyed the fresh air and the great weather ! Cold climate is great, when it gets too cold you can protect yourself . On the other hand with hot climate , there is not much you can do besides calling it a day and

I was headed for Ebbetts Pass and then on back to Lodi .
The scenery was great and the further on I went, the better it got































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Old 10-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #975
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Very nice indeed Julio! Enjoy whats left of summer in the lower 48 Old man winter has already made his presence known here in Alaska

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