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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ExodusRider, Mar 14, 2019.
Man ! You really chewed up those rear sprocket bolts and nuts. Front drive teeth are really hooking.
Love your trip report. Plenty of food porn shots and pics of accommodations. Thanks.
Moses, thanks for the ride reports! I really enjoyed them. I’m planning on heading to Magadan next summer as well. Would love to meet up with you on the road..
Glad you enjoyed it brother; definitely keep in touch about Magadan next year. Mike (EdgeOfTheWorld) and I are trying to synch our schedule as well.. a few Americans versus the entire Russian army sounds doable
I know plans change, but what kind of approximate time frame are we looking at for the continuation here. Only asking because we all enjoy your reports so much. Thanks for all the work you to get then to us.
Thanks for kind words, BB!
Let's see.. On D-Day, 2020 to circumvent the world for 2 years.
A few things must happen before then for me to pull this off.
1) my girlfriend leaves me
2) the dog catcher grabs my two dogs permanently
3) I lose my job or quit.. whichever is easier
4) I win the lottery between now / then.
So yes, highly probable
You could knock off numbers 1-3 in one afternoon...
It's official boys, transplanting to Sonora, California next month..
Anyone in that area, hit me up.. need some new riding partners, and route recommendations of course ...
What a great area to move to! You'll have a terrific time out there.
You have a good perspective and good personality. I will look out for your adventures. Stay safe and be happy.
Look up @Benduro. He's around there though probably a bit north but would defintely be able to steer you in pleasurable directions.
There's a million great roads.
You need to ride 49 from Sonora to Mariposa and back. It's more technical in one direction than the other. And it's probably the one road in America that you should follow the advice of the suggested corner speed signs. At least on your first run.
Ward's Ferry to Groveland is bad ass, too. There's a ton of other good ones. You're really gonna like it there, I think.
For dirt touring, Cottonwood road from Tuolumne City to Hetch Hetchy just outside of Yosemite Nat'l Park, is awesome. The whole corridor between 108 and hwy 4 is out of this world.
@High Country Herb is a longtime resident and rider.
I love this place.
Oh nice! There are miles of great roads around Sonora. Dirt, asphalt, high elevation during the summer, and clear roads in winter. It's a motorcycle paradise.
I'm putting my 750 Aprilia back together right now. New fork seals, new brakes, new chain, etc. It's due. It's made for street, but I do some mild off road stuff. If you want to do dirt, I'll borrow my wife's DR350.
In the meantime, I second Benduro's recommendation of Hwy 49 between Sonora and Mariposa. Normally, I'd say do a loop through Yosemite, lunch at the Whoa Nellie Deli, and back over Hwy 108. I heard Yosemite entry is restricted to those with reservations right now, so I'm not sure how that would go. Instead, drop lower and loop back through Hornitos, Merced Falls, and Red Hill Road back to Sonora.
The Hwy 108/Hwy 4 loop is also phenomenal. You can lunch/fuel in Walker. Murphys is also a gem of a town. They have some good stuff: sushi, fish tacos, a winery with a giant gold nugget (Ironstone).
Forest roads are endless up here, and usually lead to swimming holes. Spring gap and Pinecrest are about 30-40 minutes from Sonora.
Keep it coming guys.. excellent recommendations..
I first fell in love with the area when renting a cabin up in Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland about 10 years ago, and said I would move up there once I could no longer take the Houston's summer heat!!
Well this year is a scorcher..
I go back up every couple of years to visit but the pull was too great not to move there...
So looking forward to it...
I'll bring the Yama YZ400 with me.. need to rebuild carb, then she'll be ready for some dirt exploration.... can't wait!
I definitely will ping you guys once I get settled in..
Lunch / beers on the new guy!!
The AdvRider community is top notch with absolutely amazing people!!
That's funny. I have a picture of my wife sitting on that beast in the Barcelona airport. We took an ocean cruise that was supposed to go from Amsterdam to Rome. The boat broke down in Barcelona, and we were there exploring the city 3 days before they announced the cruise was over. While everyone else was pissing and moaning, I jumped on the internet and booked cheap flights to Rome, along with a Ducati Multistrada 1260 rental. We explored the Abruzzo mountains with gusto. The refund from the abbreviated cruise paid for the whole thing. Talk about making lemons into lemonade...