Coast to Coast - Take 2

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Saltheman, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. staedtler

    staedtler Adventure Raider

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  2. MeefZah

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    Yeah man, even coast roads coming north were / will be bad especially in the early morning and after dusk. Several crashes that were ice related (at sea level) closed 101 in Mendo yesterday and all the mountain passes east of here above 1500' are snow covered. Roads closed over about 4500'. I really think it's kind of foolhardy to keep coming north to go east. If you thought Arizona snow was a goatscrew then you ain't seen nothing yet.

    I sent you a PM also about the tent space arrangements.
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  3. Saltheman

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    I hear you guys loud and clear. I'm seriously debating it as well since I've already done more than 6500 miles and had a few more encounters with snow today and the days before.

    If everything goes well with laguna seca I think that will be a good sendoff
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  4. CinKo

    CinKo I Break Stuff

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    Ending an epic route with a freezing journey north with a possible 'nother wreck in the snow, or an epic track day at one of the most beautiful tracks in America? ... Sal, I'm really not sure what your contemplating there.
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  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    :lol3

    Could you run it by me again?
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  6. Saltheman

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    Lolll
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  7. Stravoxylo

    Stravoxylo Been here awhile

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    STM that's a long way to go for a track day! Awesome trip so far. The Duc Touring edition is epic. I'm very much of the ride what you have group. I've been known to off road street bikes (some involuntarily :rofl).
    Stay away from the sleet and snow. No trophy to be had for making it through.
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  8. Saltheman

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    Because I'm dumb. Right @MeefZah ?
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  9. MeefZah

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    I haven't met you yet so I'll reserve judgment!

    Ballsy for sure.
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  10. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    @Saltheman you never answered my question in post #80.
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  11. Saltheman

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    Sorry I did not answer this sooner!

    It's actually an ND4 filter - not a wide lens. Does a great job combating the sun's glare and adds a "speed blur" when you're really moving - slows the frame rate even when in 60fps.

    Got it off ebay for chump change. Personally I think it's worth it.

    All the pictures posted here were taken with my Samsung galaxy s8 camera
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  12. steiny

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    WOW Great trip
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  13. Saltheman

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    Going to San fran was complimented by tremendous mountain roads then finding out the pass 37 miles from San Jose was still covered in snow and ice. So had to backtrack while nearly running out of gas (3.9 gallons used out of a 4.0 gallon tank LOL).

    Once we got back onto the main roads, covered a bit of PCH1 and some forests south west of SF.

    Crossing the bridge and taking a picture at the vista point brought an epiphany to the fact I rode an old ass italian motorcycle 7000 miles coast to coast. It was hilarious, and left me a perplexed. Yet, I realized that anyone can do the same and one doesn't need to be extraordinary to do so. Just have some balls and go for it.

    Funny enough, I felt defeated in having to forgo my route up north to Vancouver, especially CA36. But hey that's the caveat to traveling in the winter.

    Laguna Seca tomorrow with an old friend from UMD. He'll be in his miata.

    Let's get it.

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  16. Saltheman

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    Laguna Seca.

    Almost died twice with high-sides. Got hilarious footage of one through turn 3.

    But yes, the ducati finally got to stretch its legs! It ain't no damn touring bike, it's a RACE BIKE!

    When the paddock got a whiff that I rode this far, people were coming up saying "oh I heard about you..." felt like a celebrity even though I'm slow AF.

    Made some friends and rode along in a badass miata for the car advanced group

    But wow this track is phenomenal. I'll see if I can post my videos here.

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    NICE ductwork on that Acura!
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  18. Saltheman

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    Fan. Tastic.



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  19. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Just thought I'd put this here as I was listening to this tonight. One of my favorite Scorpions/Michael Schenker songs-
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