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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by rodr, Jul 24, 2010.
Great report and fantastic pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Ok, having just ridden that this summer and only being slightly impressed (moreso let down), I am wonder what your opinion of the road was..
We took the East side of it as far as Wildwood Road. I think the big deal is for those that ride a spirited pace; I'm not so fast though I did scrape pegs a couple of times, mainly I think because many of the curves are not banked much if at all. It was fun for me.
You can see the Pashnit view of it here.
Hmm. I rode from Fortuna to Red Bluff, and (although I was hungover ) I wasn't really impressed. Maybe I was just jaded; coming from the midwest and riding around California all summer.
Rodr, nice pics. Your story is similar to mine. I also just turned 60 (in March of this year). In 2006 I bought a Wee Strom after 30 years without a bike. More recently I bought an R1200GS and have now traveled across the country a couple of times, but haven't really had a chance to travel by bike in the areas you showed in your trip report. I have been through that area by car but wished I was on my bike.
I've been thinking about where to take my bike next spring, and your report has inspired me to head to that area. My brother lives in Novato and my sister lives in Eugene, so a loop similar to your route should give me a chance to visit both of them. Thanks for posting.
I missed that highway due to getting to the coast on 299 last trip to the North California Coast. But, now when I do get a chance to get California way, I use Pasnit to see what roads I might want to dance on. ;-)
Thanks for the great report and pictures.
Very cool trip. Looks like something I would want to ride.
Hey Thanks Mia! If y'all consider coming up North, let me know and I'll help you figure out stuff to see.
I want to thank you for reminding me how much I miss home. I worked in the Mt. Shasta area for over twenty years. Like you, I also returned to bikes later in life, an '05 Vee. Many of the roads you pictured were common rides for me and I never tired of them. I'm now retired in Istanbul, ride a Yamaha 125, haven't seen bacon in two years, and am desperately trying to figure out how I can ride form So. Cal. to Houston and Greenwood, Ms. in the spring. I wish you many great rides in the future and look forward to more of your RRs.
Thanks LF123! My Reconnection Ride (see sig) in 2011 did actually hit Houston and came within 40 miles or so of Greenwood. Might be some useful routing info for you there. Hope you are successful in making it happen.
One of the things you said in this really resonates with me. "...sometimes a place is interesting for what is not there." I understand that. I think I will quote you in my signature, I like this that much.
DaLunk, I'm flattered.
Very nice indeed. Thanks.