7 days under 1k miles ?, Tahoe / StreetVibes 2013

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by ReferJohn, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Location:
    Santa Rosa,California
    Sunday @ 1300hrswe arrived at our destination. South Lake Tahoe.. only 198 miles from Santa Rosa,Ca. we rode out HWY 12 to I 80, got on HWY 50
    and enjoyed a nice sunday ride against the sunday go home traffic.
    For $99usd a nite we got a Lakeview room with King bed, fireplace( gas), balcony with 2 chairs..
    this is the view from our balcony




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    Hammocks just steps away....
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    Room pics.
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    view looking back at hotel from pier
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    Pier looking southeast to Heavenly ski resort monument peak
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    Views from Logans Sholas
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    view is looking south at logans sholas at cave rock and southshore
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  2. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    With the tour-pak ready for a lake loop we headed out from south to west and around.
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    1st stop Hope beach, this was place empty for a Monday
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    quick walk south away from lake and into a meadow looking south...
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    Lookin west..
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    From the parking a trail towards the lake and sipping table
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    The SIPPING TABLE
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    The view from the table
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    That's HOPE BEACH
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  3. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Location:
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    Next stop Emerald Bay

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    Looking west from the same spot
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    Emerald Bay
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    The inlet to Emerald bay
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    We decided not to walk down to the bay this time, been there done that.
    Next stop lester beach.
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  4. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    With the Sake empty and the camera battery running low, we rode into Lester Beach. Again relatively empty.
    this is the day use parking area with trail behind my bike.
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    Quick steps down trail to crystal clear waters
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    The cove
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    Then we rode over to empty campground
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    Sat back Chilled and listen to the wind thru the pines
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    Back at the Hotel after the ride. Just steps away from the room we sat and reflected on the days ride..
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    Day 2 complete
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  5. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    With every morning since arrival, I walk across the street (HWY 50) to Safeway an get a starbucks coffee.
    Then come back to the room download / upload pics.
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    So on this day we have just Chilled and relaxed off bike.
    we did ride the backroad (pioneer tr) to Heavenly Village
    and at lunch at the Base camp pizza co. Awesome 32oz Drafts. Came back to our room and just Kicked it on the Hammock
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    Today was a relax day. Tommorrow we will ride to my Parents house in Spanish springs,NV. Once there, we will be enjoying the 2013 Street Vibrations rally.
    Any Inmates in the Reno / Sparks / Carson city area during / participating feel free to drop in Here or send a pm. I will continue to post daily progress toward the ultimate goal of under a 1k miles :puke1:eek1. Today around the Lake has been killer windy with white caps all day long, it blew many pine needles into the heated pool
    which I surface cleaned, then we used the pool and spa.
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    Day 3 Complete
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  6. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Day 4 started off real fast clean up, check out of the room, started our 50 mile ride to reno @ 0930 with 37 degree temperature. 8 miles into HWY 50 , wifey taps my shoulder and points to the dead instrument panal.
    no speedo, no fuel level, no oil pres, nothing at all.
    Kind of weird to ride a fairing bike and no instruments or
    indicator lights and the speedo buried at 0....:evil.
    In my head I said keep going...and I did. then the bike
    went into limp mode and minutes later shut off all together.

    After bump starting my Hawg on the downhill, turned back around and kept our ride now to the Reno HD.
    dropped it off for a 5 hour warranty job.
    the bike today got it's 3rd voltage regulator
    a new battery. The primary pulled off and stator replaced.... all within warranty.

    we made it to my parents house after a little rain on the
    ride home from the Reno HD shop.
    Finally, my bike has not seen a garage since we left home
    on sunday
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    My parents are into Rods
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    56 Chevy Bel-air
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    32 Ford 3 window coupe
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    Day 4 was a real humdinger, but all is well .
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  7. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Fantastic! I have so many of the same photos over the years and have stayed at that campground. It's been far too long.

    Thanks for the memories. :clap
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  8. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Man, the paint on that Ford is amazing!
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  9. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Day 5 was just another great Harley Davidson Experience-:1drink:1drink:1drink. Totally Awesome. Hang out and drink beer during the early stages of street vibrations.
    my Dad traded in his 07' FLHRS shown above for a new
    2014 FLHX... I got to ride this bike and let me tell you the Motor Co. made great power improvments.
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    These are wifes cell phone pics leaving the dealer late Thursday nite.
    I am a 3rd Generation and OldPhat is a 2nd Ryda.

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    Inmate - OldPhat ready to put on the miles on the new 2014

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  10. OldPhat

    OldPhat Adventurer

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    A great Street Vibrations, family time with John & Brittany and now I
    have a new 2014 Street Glide. An almost prefect week for a old fat guy.:1drink
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  11. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Day 6 we hung out downtown Reno, people watched, Rode back over to the Harley shop and chilled.

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  12. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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  13. OldPhat

    OldPhat Adventurer

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    Nice work John, good pics, great times, a good time was had by all.
    OldPhat Dad
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  14. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    This was Saturday at street vibes. Most riders are out riding one of the many rides /runs. This is the day we travel home because we are going to the Giants Game on Sun 9-29....

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  15. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Final Day 7.

    This is at the Reno Harley shop, vendors set up around
    the dealer ship. this is OUR friend BOB's area. He Does freehand pinstriping while you wait.

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    Bob doing what he do....
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  16. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Final Day 7
    We left Reno around 1630 and enjoyed a great ride home. We had to make a pitstop so I took some more pics.

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    They say that pictures are worth a thousand words, with all these pics, one could begin to think......
    Not for lack of trying- but I told you so....Less than a thousand miles :rofl 710 miles

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    I give all Glory,Praise and Thanks to the LORD JESUS CHRIST for keeping us SAFE.
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    I Thank my Loving and Patient WIFE for being a great riding partner.

    I Thank my Parents for letting us stay and having good times.

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