PCH trip planning - need input from So Californians

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by two_wheeled, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    No problem, you can see different stuff.

    You're going to have the same risk of snow in the Sierra this year, so you might think about coming down the west side of the Sierra along Hwy 49. The roads are great, and there are lots of little towns to see in the Gold Country. Almost all of them have interesting restaurants and motels.

    Did you see the vintage Motorcycle Museum in Solvang (near Lompoc) when you went through last time? Also, a bit north of San Francisco is wine country. The little roads around there are the closest thing to European countryside I have seen in California. In Petaluma, there is a motel 2 doors down from the Lagunitas Brewery. Their SF Fusion beer is my all time favorite. If you are into wine, there are some good ones there as well.
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  2. Cannabinoid

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    spa is riding in ice and snow and people think I ride crazy? You got bigger balls than I. I've ridden in it, but not by choice. Keep her on two wheels bro.
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  3. 1224R

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    If you come through PCH through Santa Monica/Malibu, call me ill take you guys on a great loop through the Malibu alps.. Stop by the rock store and back out to pch... Or PM me... Always looking for a excuse to ride the canyons!
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  4. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Hello,

    Reading this I am agreeing with all, about the snow. To late. Talked to Dave at Hells Kitchen, SoCal, today and he went over Tioga and had snowball fights. Big storm supposed to hit in two days. Almost read this whole thing till I fingered out it was a yr old, nice one!! Stay away from south of Malibu on PCH unless you want a light every 100 yards or so. The elephant seals are cool for sure. Was once there and I was the only one that was speaking English, a worldwide must see. Of course I was talking to myself. The Malibu alps are great fun as is PCH north.
    Would ride with 1224R but I am usually on a tw200, xt225, dr650 or a Burgman 650 scooter, which is my race bike.

    Good luck,

    Heirhead
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  5. two_wheeled

    two_wheeled two_wheeled

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    1224R, are you suggestions some mountain roads will still be open in the next week or so?
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  6. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Probably referring to the coastal hills, which should be open. There are some great side roads in the SoCal hills.

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