Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Well, I'll give you guys the pics that will load.

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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    12 is probably the safest, first thing in the morning because nobody is going that direction.
  3. Rustyone

    Rustyone Adventurer

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    Glad you made it Doug. Congratulations.
    It was great to see you again at Spirit Lake. Wish I could have seen more of the ride. I'll plan to see more of the next one. I hope nobody gave you any crap for riding bitch on the oldwing.
    By the way, the shot of you at the HD building would make a great mural.
    Good luck and be safe on your ride home.

    Rusty
  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Finally!! Got it to upload!!

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    Way to go, the finish line!!!

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  6. pierce

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    re: Tioga Pass, the east side of that is pretty darn steep all the way down.

    my favorite cross-the-valley non-freeway route is 132, but you got to get out of the SFBA, and other than 580, I dunno. I doubt you want to go over Mt Hamilton :eek1

    You probably want to go into Yosemite on 140 so you can do the valley floor loop, then climb up Big Oak Flat to 120 to Tioga Pass.
  7. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I had to run out & grab a few things for the bike.
    pete says 'you can ride my v-strom.....:huh

    OR... you can ride my old rigid triumph bobber......:evil

    there was no consideration needed.
    But the right side throttle feels a bit strange, & why is the clutch pedal on the handlebars? it was really hard to get my foot up there.

    I also dont think many folks in oakland liked my helmet...

    Thanks Pete!
  8. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    +1

    I'd go up into the Oakland Hills and take Grizzly Peak Road till it turns to Skyline. At the fork take Pinehearst up to Canyon Rd. Then take it down to Moraga. I recommend taking St Mary Road at the fork. Then take Glenside Dr to Reliez Station Road to Olympic Blvd. Ride that to S. Main in Walnut Creek.

    I'm in Lafayette and a stones throw from Moraga border.
  9. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Nope, but that's right in town. They have free wifi, IIRC :lol3
  10. SFMCjohn

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    Hi petefromberkeley and rtwdoug,

    On our vintage and small dual sport bikes here are a couple of practical, safe routes ... :ricky

    We like to take Grizzly Peak/Redwood Road to Hayward, Palomares Road, Niles Canyon, Vallecitos (Rt 84) to Tesla/Corral Hollow to Right on Linne to Right on Kasson/River Road to J16 to Snelling to Hornitos Road to Left on Old Toll Road and into Oakhurst to 41 into the Yosemite Valley ...

    This looks like a bit out of the way, but the trade-off for the person who has never been to Yosemite Valley is the Tunnel View into the Valley floor on 41 ... priceless ...

    The shortest way we like to go is Redwood Road, Palomares, Rt 84, Corral Hollow, Linne Road, Kasson Road, Left on Airport to Ripon Road to River Road, 28 Mile, Rodden Road, Orange Blossom Road to Knights Ferry to La Grange Road to Red Hill Road to Rt 49/120 to Rt 120 ...

    These routes stay off the interstates and bypass Tracy, Modesto and Oakdale (River Road) and Modesto (J16) ... and keep you off 4 East into Stockton, which we just did on our vintage bikes, and it sucked ...

    Here's a pic of rtwdoug at the GGB lunch stop ... My friend Kalle snapped the pic ... our club was responsible for lunch and saving space in the parking lot by the bridge for a goup Cannonball Rally pic, and helped escort the racers to Dudley-Perkins ...

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    DSCN9548 by San Francisco Motorcycle Club, on Flickr

    Few more pics on the SFMC Flckr site here.

    Good luck on the ride back to Alabama! :ricky

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  11. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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    You know what they say about not being able to take a joke? You probably didn't like oakland all the well either (:>))
  12. KeithTurk

    KeithTurk Been here awhile

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    So they didn't take kindly to your helmet eh.... my what a shock.... wait for it.... Here ya go.. this is my shocked face...

    yeah.... LOL... it's Freaking California... what did you expect... these ass hats ... oh hell never mind... hurry your nappy ass up... Barber awaits....
  13. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    thanks for the route suggestions guys, but that all seems a bit too complicated. I need one of those fancy route sheets like they had on the C-Ball!
    I'll probably just do it the old fashioned way, and keep heading east until I hit mountains :D
  14. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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    You got plenty people tellin you how to get across Death Valley so I'll just keep quite. When you get east like into New Mexico Highway 64 across northern New Mexico is real pretty and not as high as crossing the Rockies in Colorado. 160 in Arizona turns into 64 in New Mexico. If you get close to Southeast Kansas and need a place to crash or a place to work on the scoot pm me. I'll be on the road from Thursday till next Monday other than that I'd be at your disposal
    At least till the 25th and we're takin the shovelhead to the Texas mile but if yo ain't through here by then you done missed Barbers.
  15. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    congrats doug. :freaky

    just don't stop at the top and it's downhill from there.
    there is some great food at the restaurant at the gas station on the other side in lee vining.

    see you in 2 yrs.
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    woodly1069 Long timer

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    :huh temps in the 100s...:cry
  18. pierce

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    I heard the owner/chef of Tioga Toomey's, aka Whoa Nelly Deli, sold out and moved on a few years ago. is it still as good as it was? I haven't been there in 5-6 years.

    ah, this says Matt Toomey has moved to Mammoth Village, a few miles south of there, and opened a new place, Toomey's.
  19. pierce

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    if you can make your way to livermore, here's a no-freeway route to Yosemite Valley and over Tioga Pass...

    big messy link to route?



    Start in Livermore
    1. Head southeast on S Livermore Ave toward 5th St 1.6 mi
    2. Continue onto Tesla Rd 12.2 mi
    3. Continue onto Corral Hollow Rd 9.0 mi
    4. Turn right onto W Linne Rd 5.0 mi
    5. Turn left onto Bird Rd 0.2 mi
    6. Turn right onto CA-33 S/Ahern Rd Continue to follow Ahern Rd 6.2 mi
    7. Turn left onto S Welty Rd 0.5 mi
    8. Turn right onto CA-132 E/Vernalis Rd Continue to follow CA-132 E 14.2 mi
    9. Turn left onto N Carpenter Rd 0.5 mi
    10. Take the 3rd right onto Kansas Ave 1.1 mi
    11. Continue onto 8th St 0.6 mi
    12. Turn left onto K St 371 ft
    13. Take the 1st right onto 9th St 0.6 mi
    14. Turn left onto D St 0.3 mi
    15. Slight right toward CA-132 E/Yosemite Blvd 358 ft
    16. Continue straight onto CA-132 E/Yosemite Blvd Continue to follow CA-132 E 51.7 mi
    17. Turn right onto CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S 25.9 mi
    18. Turn left onto CA-140 E/California State Route 140 19.7 mi
    19. Turn right to stay on CA-140 E/California State Route 140 11.8 mi
    20. Continue onto El Portal Rd 6.5 mi
    21. Continue onto Southside Dr 5.1 mi
    22. Turn left onto Northside Dr 6.4 mi
    23. Continue onto El Portal Rd 0.9 mi
    24. Turn right onto Big Oak Flat Road (signs for CA-120/Tioga Rd/Manteca) 9.5 mi
    25. Turn right onto CA-120 E/Ireland Lake/State Hwy 120 Continue to follow CA-120 E/State Hwy 120 Partial toll road This road may be seasonally closed 57.9 mi
    CA-120 E/Tioga Rd

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  20. Jeffy

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    If he rode through Moraga to Lafayette he could ride Danville Blvd/San Ramon Valley, which runs all the way down to Dublin.

    Or he could take Redwood Rd. through Chabot down to Castro Valley then take E. Castro Valley Rd out to Dublin.

    Then it's city streets to Livermore.