1st road report

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by bignslo, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. bignslo

    bignslo Adventurer

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    OK lets see if I can do this. Last friday was supposed to be great weather up the coast to Ft Bragg so off I went.

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  2. bignslo

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    Thought it might be like sailing on the bay but the ST is alot faster, more like flying a jet

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  3. bignslo

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    I took the 37west across to Lakeville-Petaluma Road then the Bodega road out to Bodega Bay. Along the way I finally spotted a whale on a ST.

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  4. bignslo

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    the road out to Bodega was nice and clear of all those pesky bicycle people trying to stay in shape, glad they have jobs and only come out in mass on the weekends. On the ST they don't hear you coming. I would hate to hit one I don't have a hunting tag for a Schwinn. I backtracked up the hill a ways for a view of the bay and Bodega Head in the background.

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  5. bignslo

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    Farther up the coast I stopped to see the bigger surf just North of Bodega Bay. Not much traffic and it was hard to stay within the speed limit today, but after passing a few Sherriffs I didn't go more than 10 over much.......

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  6. bignslo

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    looking north

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  7. bignslo

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    the farther north I went the more fog I ran into. It was supposed to be a clear day but what the heck I'm riding. Pt Arena Pier.

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  8. bignslo

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    the surf

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  9. bignslo

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    I continued enjoying my day off as I rode on up to Albion and headed South East on 128 towards Booneville through the Redwood forest. The road is nice and twisty but the canopy of huge trees keeps the road wet in alot of curves(who cares about the straights) and with sungalsses on it was hard to see the imperfections (ridges and whoops) so there was only a few places my mind yelled "holy shit" what was that....

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  10. bignslo

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    once the road opened up to the skies (meaning light) the 128 is a dream. Verhicles ( german made cars) even pull over and let you pass or maybe it was might super bright high beams, either way I'm flying smooth here.

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  11. bignslo

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    wrong pic

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  12. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Doing great so far! Nice pics! :thumb
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  13. bignslo

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    so I stop in Booneville and in front of the Market I have always found somebody interesting to talk to while stretching my legs and stomach(ice cream). This old guy and I started a conversation but I could not understand some of hiss words cause the oldtimers there have their own language/slang. He eventually tells me they Market man made him buy a banana and told him he was not welcome in the store anymore, He says he can't remember doing anything wrong or stealing from him. Anyway I get the jest of his conflict after he asks me 4 times where I'm from while we were talking. So I go into the store and tell the counter guy what a kick I got out of talking to this old coot and that he doesn't remember doing anything to be not welcome in the store. The store guy says " only every time he comes in he steals something," so he just makes him pay for whats in his pockets. What a kick. I hope to do that shit when I get older just to have fun.
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  14. bignslo

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    After Booneville I scream down 128 to Cloverdale and south on 101 to lakevill-petaluma road to the 37 west to Vallejo just in time to catch a great sunset across Mare island with Mt Tamalpais on the horizon. Can you see the sleeping Indian Maiden? I'm almost home with about 300 smiles behind me for the day......Happy Trails you-all

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  15. traindriver

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    Nice pics enjoyed thanks
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  16. Lostcoast Joe

    Lostcoast Joe n00b

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    Spreken ze Boont?
    Boont: The language spoken in Boonville, California.
    And for god's sake do not forget to stop in at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville for a Boont Amber Ale.
    Cheers!!! :slurp
    Nice report!!
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  17. rodr

    rodr Been here awhile

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    Good run, thanks for sharing!
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  18. bignslo

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    Yes a Boont would be nice but after a serious accident behind an alcoholic beverage, it's not a risk I take anymore. My wife would kill me if the accident didn't even if alcohol wasn't a factor. Cheers to all that can safely, my reactions are already slow enough, I really enjoy riding again..
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  19. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Nice bike, report, and photos!
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  20. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    Looks good to me!!. I love this part of the coast,I camped at anchor bay on 1-21-11 and did the king ridge rd to cazadero..some kind of january??:hmmmmm now it is snowing and 34* ..that why you ride when you get the chance!!!:ricky thanks for posting!!

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