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Old 09-26-2012, 05:59 AM   #856
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so you made it through Yosemite?

there's no way east from central California that doesn't go over a high pass. South of Tioga Pass (9943 ft), you have to go all the way down to Bakersfield and cross the Mojave Desert to avoid passes, and even that is 4000 feet (Tehachapi Pass) and worse, its all freeway.

North of Tioga Pass. there's SR 108 aka Sonora Pass (9623 ft), SR 4 aka Ebbets Pass (8730 feet), SR 88 aka Carson Pass (8652 feet), and US 50 which goes over Echo Summit at 7382 feet en route to Lake Tahoe.

108 and 4 are incredible motorcycle roads, but they are steep as all hell on the east side, and full of narrow hairpin turns.
i was gonna say 108.... that's an incredibly beautiful road, but as you say, the east side of sonora pass is pretty steep.... had trouble last year on a ZRX going up it, dunno about that torque monster Indian, though he would be going down to 395..... it would be epic, though....
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:10 AM   #857
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I think if I was in Doug's place, I'd be heading east on 120 to US 6 to nevada 375 and the Extraterrestrial Highway skirting the north side of Area 51... some serious Desolation Alley stuff....
We gotta remember that Doug doesn't carry all that much gas with him, and the ETH is like 130 some odd miles between gas stations.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:11 AM   #858
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I would love to go all the way across the country - and back again - at 45 mph. Well, maybe without the need to replace a cylinder or two along the way.

It seems all the long-distance riding I do is on the highway at quasi-legal speeds and is just not very interesting that way. Gently tooling along the backroads would suit me better, but my schedule usually doesn't allow it. Gotta git wherever it is I'm gittin' to in a hurry, then git back home again in a hurry. Would be nice to slow down a little and soak it in.

Thanks for taking us along and have a safe trip back home
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #859
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We gotta remember that Doug doesn't carry all that much gas with him, and the ETH is like 130 some odd miles between gas stations.
It's farther than that....like 170 I think.....but the Aleinn out there near Rachel keeps gas in cans for bike riders. Also don't forget to stop at the county hot springs in Ash springs (across from the gas station).

Have a good trip Doug. It was great meeting you at Cotati.

What old bike are you dealing on now?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:19 AM   #860
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what's the big deal...

....about riding an indian through DV?

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #861
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Doug and his Indian are on the move! Let's see which way he goes. This is just like reality TV
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #862
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....about riding an indian through DV?

DV INDIAN
thats not a 1928 flathead.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #863
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thats not a 1928 flathead.
It is a flathead. It's not a Scout I think it's a Chief and I don't know what year it is, not being a Indian person and it not being original. My hat is off to him for taking it where he took it as my solftail Harley wouldn't even have liked that. All that said I'm guessin Doug will stick to the Tarmac if he chooses to go through DV
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #864
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thats not a 1928 flathead.

That is one of Mikes retro chief bikes. He's done a number of rides on them to prove they are worthy. He just did a ride cross country to the wall and now plans on a trip to AK and then around the world much like Doug has done. But I still perfer Dougs adventures!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #865
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Looks like there was some trouble

Doug was stopped @ Bishop Chopper followed by Kragen Auto Parts then off onto 395 again.

It's fun playing with Spot.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #866
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Re: Trouble?

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Doug was stopped @ Bishop Chopper followed by Kragen Auto Parts then off onto 395 again.

It's fun playing with Spot.
That just sounds like Doug being Doug, and socializing at a bike shop....and the Kragen for oil. those things run on oil which is normal.

Doug and his bike at Cotati Ca check point
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notice no engine oil , just a couple drop off the chain....not bad.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #867
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Well he is in Lone Pine, lets see if he makes the turn in to Death Valley.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #868
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OH NO! What will he do?

The suspense is fuckin KILLIN me!!!!!!

(You know i gotta go see the varmint)
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #869
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if you do go through death valley, gas in stovepipe wells is a LOT cheaper than in furnace creek.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #870
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OH NO! What will he do?

The suspense is fuckin KILLIN me!!!!!!

(You know i gotta go see the varmint)
LMAO!
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