Boldly going nowhere - a mini weebeastie adventure.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by AngryScot, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. AngryScot

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    boldly going nowhere

    Home alone for the evening so I thought I would take the scooter to the coast, nothing like a good honest burn WOT along the pacific coast highway right :D plus it was going to turn 1000 miles since I got it not too long ago, and why waste that clock cycle on a commute!

    The beastie of choice this evening.
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    The mountains look clear, should be nice weather!
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    Adding a second story? Folks in woodside, ca have a lot of money!
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    OK this is better, tiny bit of local traffic out of the way and I needed my momentum for the hill!
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    come on my 125 little CC's
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    Darn almost made it all the way to the top, when traffic hit!
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    Not a bike in sight at alices today :scratch
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    I got twists to take care of!
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    bit of video, left handed so sorry for the shake but twists and one hand riding is an art?
    :D

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    Pulled over for the 1000 shot :clap
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    Not a bad place to do it either :ricky
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    More traffic! Not bad in the straight aways as they leave me in the dust but annoying in the twists as I could faster :D
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    Coast getting nearer! Not quiet the weather I wanted but the cool air felt good. Vents open!
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    Small break to grab a drink and a snack at my fav store before reaching the coast
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    small jam session going on tonight
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    Pretty much summed up the trip!
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    some cool local traffic
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    My secret hide out spot for a great view of the coast when clear and never anyone there
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    the sitting reflecting shot :lol2
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    the weebeastie
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    long since abandoned road to the coast
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    snacked up and off again, kinda nice not being able to break the speed limit :poser
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    into half moon bay
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    This was the part I was concerned about, super fast uphill sweepers and a tiny 125 scooter, luckily not much traffic and they all just woodshed by me.
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    at the top!
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    doesn't look like a reasonable place to park if you ask me.
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    The dwarf and the beastie :poser
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    nice view!
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    the ride down was excellent, no cars and the lines just seemed to call my name.
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    looks like the local drink pond is full for once!
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    OK, maybe I can break the speed limit on occasion, wind on my back downhill etc….
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    slowly made my way back into town, well almost. Lots of horse folk around these parts.
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    Lots of taco trucks near my local parts :lol2
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    last stretch home
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    60 miles - 80miles to the gallon on fuel :D and an amazing 61.7mpg top speed :lol2







    fin
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  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Woohoo! How many cc's has that thing got?
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  3. GB

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    125 cc, fuel injected Yamaha reliability..

    Looks like a fabulous ride.. I miss my Zuma.. :(: Going from a big bike to a scooter is a hoot. :nod Thanks for sharing the fun.. enjoyed your report :thumb
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  4. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Nice pics, Gary.

    Its funny, but those places look vaguely familiar...

    :D
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  5. Ramage

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    Most excellent adventure! And the pix were great too. :ricky

    My 50cc Zuma only gets out about twice a year. I need to use it more 'cause it is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. I keep forgetting.
    Thanks.
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  6. Laconic

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    You get your best tacos off those trucks. :dg
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  7. AngryScot

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    see below! :lol2
    yes 125cc of raw power :gdog
    Not freeway legal in CA, which is why I got it. Force me onto back roads :D

    Thanks Rick, and thanks again for the cup holder for this thing it has been very handy. Nice to get lost in the ride even if for just 60 miles :wink:


    I almost went by your house just for laughs and take pictures of me trying to get in. :lol3



    :nod small displacement motors are a blast. It is a whole new way of thinking of riding. Momentum and carrying speed since you can't just yank the throttle.


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    $1 - who can argue with that either :lol2 I am Scottish after all!
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  8. alba

    alba Been here awhile

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    Excellent! Enjoyed reading of your little trip.

    Oh, and if the weebeastie was concerned about going up that hill, does that make it a timorous weebeastie?
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  9. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    So are you going to Wetfest on the Wee Beast?

    I'm looking into a small bike route to Hwy1 from Eureka CA. So far it looks like I might have to ride Hwy 101 part of the way out of Eureka.
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  10. AngryScot

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    The timorous beastie is the rider :lol2

    you do indeed, I found that for planning I was looking at as a just in case i can make it thing was from caltrans

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1transplan/bikeped/bikeguide/pacific_coast_bike_route.pdf

    When no alternative route is available freeway access is fine for bicycles and presumably smaller cc motor driven scooters etc.

    there is a fantastic guide book you can get in hard copy or down load (huge 14mb+)
    http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1transplan/bikeped/bikeguide/full.pdf

    I have not looked up the OR/WA stuff yet.
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  11. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    If you're ever near Coos Bay-North Bend we've got a campspot.

    I've been checking out Google Maps, which shows a couple of alternative routes parallel to 101. From Fortuna there's Matiola Rd which ends west of Legget and you can pick up, from the park there, I think it's called "Ulsa" road which makes it all of the way to connect with Hwy 1. They're both pretty curvy which makes me think they're also going to be quite hilly.
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  12. AngryScot

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    in west there is a better description somewhere of the state of those roads, one is dirt and if wet is pretty impassable. plus once you get out there gas might be a concern?

    You should post up a thread in West, there should be some cool info there for sure.
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  13. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Enjoyed your report. The small cc bikes can be a kick to ride as long as you're not in a huge hurry. It's amazing how much more you see, it's just a different ride. :ricky
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  14. AngryScot

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    thanks and Amen! :D
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  15. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Nice report, Garry! It's kinda fun to slow down and smell the roses now and again, innit? :thumb
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  16. Crilly

    Crilly Been here awhile

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    :norton You know it is the BMW bag that makes it a great ride.:lol3
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  17. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    It does indeed Al :wave

    Yes the BMW bag is pretty darm cool, on the GS it is a perfect weekend bag, leave off the jesse's etc. It works well on the beastie too. I didn't really need the space with plenty under the seat but this was a try out for the bag and the scoot before planning a few mini camping get aways using the raw 125 power plant...

    :D
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  18. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    You mounted a fucking GPS to a scooter [​IMG]. With a rubber-band no less. I'n not sure where this goes. Below or above 'KLR' class bikes

    :clap NOICE!!!
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  19. AngryScot

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    :poser

    it actually has a bike mount on it, but I keep the rubber band on just in case, the shocks can be likened to a steel rod attached concrete block :lol3

    I am going with above, since I have yet to mount a milk crate :hide

    :wave gimpy
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  20. troutwhisperer

    troutwhisperer Adventurer

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    Enjoyed your ride report.

    Really loved the video. Looks like you was moving pretty good through the twisties.
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