SoCal road check SLO to Lancaster

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by melville, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. melville

    melville Long timer

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    I'm caging it to the Southland next week and I'm wondering about a road that Google Maps has me on. It's the bit between leaving 166 and meeting 138:

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/san...a!2m2!1d-117.1858759!2d34.5008311!2m1!1b1!3e0

    It's described as Hudson Ranch road to FH 95 (9N05) to Mill Potrero to Cuddy Valley to Frazier Mountain road.

    It looks like a bunch of fun but I'm wondering if it belongs as part of a 500 mile day. The cage in question is a low clearance sports car on summer tires.
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  2. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    I don't know about the section from SLO to Santa Maria but most should be no problem with any car. Much is pretty easy to maintain 55+. The section between Hwy 33 and Frasier Park is fast fun twisties. After leaving Frasier Park it is back to 55+ the rest of the way to "Palmcaster".
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  3. melville

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    Thanks! I saw the Forest Service notation and figured it would be like FH1 here in Humboldt. That road is great on the moto but not appropriate for my car.

    I switched to Google Earth and was happy to see that it's paved all the way and even has a yellow line in the middle. We have actual state highways up here with no centerline.
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  4. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile

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    It is a fun road in any car and for sure on a bike, and Yes it is a paved two lane Hwy.
    Starts at Hwy 166 with open Ranch land and rolling Hills and winds its way up to sub alpine levels around Pine Mountain Club.
    Stop for a view over the Valley!
    Gas, Food and Groceries in Pine Mountain.
    Some confusion, the road is only named Hudson Ranch Rd for a view years and is also known to locals as Cerro Norrestre Rd
    (Which was apparently to hard to spell...)
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  5. melville

    melville Long timer

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    A little vid of Hudson from the cage last Wednesday:



    One of the best parts of a 500 mile day!
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