4 days sport touring remote Nor Cal

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  1. BigDogRaven

    BigDogRaven Been here awhile

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    IMG_8287.JPG Day 3 ended with us leaving Etna and heading back to Redding. We took CA 3 S to Callahan (again), then Gazelle-Callahan Rd (again with no complaints), then I 5 South (the fun part). Pics Paystreak lunch spot in Etna and a pic of Lincoln in '420 friendly' Trinity County:

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    Day 4 coming up.
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    These were on Salmon River Rd on day 3:

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    On to day 4. We actually went all the way (the LONG way) to Fort Bragg on the coast. This day was a bit longer due to Dave kinda getting lost:lol2. We spent the night at the Holiday Inn in FB. This was another big day. Many great roads, many bumpy backroads, this day had it all. Went on Alderpoint Rd in Humboldt county (pot growers area). Day 4 route and us on Alderpoint Rd:

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    More of day 4. We blasted out 299 W to get on one of our other favorites (SOOOO many in this area), CA 3; also known as 'the Hayfork Pass'. Oh how we love this section of 3. Pavement is brand new for most of this run. Had zero cars in front of me on this beautiful morning. Pics of the Hayfork Pass:

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    Once in Hayfork, we gas up at I think the only spot in town. This place has these yummy cookies, I grab a few for us for later.
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    From Hayfork, it's a short but quite fun and twisty 10 mile run to 'Triangle Junction". Here is where 3 and 36 meet. Now 36 is quite well known in the motorcycle roads world. This is a long road. The section west of Red Bluff is what we're talking about. From here we head west. We know it's closed ahead and only open for one hour at lunch or something. That timing was not going to work for us. We went all the way to Dinsmore anyway to see. Then back tracked a bit to Mad River and headed down Ruth Lake Rd. Pics here of Triangle Junction:

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    Need For Speed Is that a cop?????

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    I didn't see if you guys rode Platina Road while in the area? A little beat up, but well worth it :deal
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    Actually YES. You will be happy to know, as we were, that is has almost ALL been repaved. Must have just happened. Was a pleasant surprise.
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    Down Ruth Lake Rd. Another fun road, beautiful lake. Quite remote. We all 3 have Sena helmet comms, somehow, Dave did not get on on the talk of 'meet at Ruth Lake store', which we have done on prior trips. I was first there, I pull in, there is a picnic table in the shade there, I take off my helmet, I see Dave blow by the store/gas station at like 60mph. Granted it's 25 mph here:bash. Lincoln pulls up, I tell him Dave blew by. Now we have never been down this road past here before. We find out from locals that it will eventually turn into a rough dirt road. So, we wait.........:dirtdog........and wait:johntm. No cell service of course. About an hour later he finds his way back; sort of. He actually blew by us again, but we caught up. Pics of Ruth Lake:

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    Need For Speed Is that a cop?????

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    Sweet, I'm going to have to get down there and test it out real soon :ricky

    Thanks for the info!
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