2018 April: Florida - California - Florida in 26 days

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  1. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    Sounds like you had a great ride.
    Many temperature changes and some stunning scenery. Have a good one

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  2. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Sorry. My phone was having problems for a couple of days and I missed your message. Was at the North County House Of Motorcycles today for servicing. That was almost in Oceanside. Lonnie took good care of me. I’m riding up S6 to Mothers Kitchen and down the East-grade on Sunday as I make my way to Joshua Tree for the night. I eventually hookup with my wife in Zion NP.


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    Been up that way several times but never ate at the restaurant... just played there on the weekends...

    looks like you are going by way of Bear Valley and Valley Center Drive... what time are you headed out?? I need to get my other bikes running this weekends to gets the juices circulating and then break-off before you start the climb up to Palomar...
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Love company! Give me a rendezvous place and I’ll find my way there. Need to speak with my son about when to depart. Although I don’t expect to leave real early. Parting from the grandkids is not easy!



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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    North County House Of Motorcycles is huge. They treated me great. Even gave me a “House” sticker for my top case. Lonnie in Service took great care of me!



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  6. black 8

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    There's a Chevron where E Via Rancho Pkwy turns into Bear Valley Pkwy at 215 Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025... just give a rally time and I'll be there...
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Perfect. 20 minutes from my son’s. I’ll reply again this morning after I see him. We haven’t talked about Sunday. I suspect I’ll leave when they go to church.



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  8. black 8

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    no worries.... I'm on your schedule...
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    11:00 AM at the Chevron. See you there!




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    Greg go ahead... got lost and took a wrong turn on the S6 and ended up by Del Mar will try to take the 78 to catch up
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Leaving the Chevron station at 11:11 found for S6 at the top of the mountain hope I see you along the way


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    Greg did you make it to the top?

    Sorry I missed you Greg... I tried to catch the S-6 over at Encinitas and wound up in Villa de la Valle...
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    Enjoy the rest of your trip, Greg. After helping you out with your route around SoCal, I lost track of you. I had hoped to join you along with Rudy (Black8), but hadn't noticed this thread in the Trip Planning section.

    I hope all went well riding around Borrego Springs, Mt. Palomar, etc. and that you enjoyed our roads.

    Have a safe rest of your ride!

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    Up the south grade of Palomar Mountain. A bunch of sport bikes. Lunch at Mothers Kitchen. Down the east grade. Stunning. Fun! Fun! Fun!


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    Through Julian (Montezuma grade is better ... now I know), around the Salton Sea, through Joshua Tree NP to Yucca Valley.

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    Thanks. You made all the difference in the world in road selection. I am off this AM for Death Valley and will be staying the night in Palhump, NV.


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    45 mph gusting crosswinds across the Mojave and Death Valley. Tried to get off Rita in Badwater Basin but the gusts were so hard I was worried about blowing the bike off the kick stand. Took in Artists Drive and Furnace Creek. Glad I was not tenting at FC. Wind and dust storms. Stayed the night in Pahrump, NV. Cabin in Preferred RV Park. Nice.

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    Rode through Las Vegas today through Red Rock Canyon. Staying the night in Mesquite, NV for $27 at the Virgin River Casino and hotel. The hotel seems good so far.

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    Lazy day. Exploring Zion National Park.

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