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"Hippies From The Coast Tour" aka Tour d'Wildfires

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MongoLikeCandy, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    This Is Road Warrior's Journal Of Our 3 Week Moto-Camping Tour Of NorCal, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Glacier NP, Yellowstone NP, Utah, Nevada, and All Points Between Beginning Aug 28.

    If You Have Had, Or Know Of Any Ahhh-Massing, Magical Experiences, Awesome Sights To See/Not To Be Missed, Twisties To Carve, Or Unicorns To Chase Along Our Journey's Road ... Offer Them Up In The Comments!
    We Have No Set Route On This Adventure, It's One Day At A Time, One Twist Of The Throttle At A Time!

    We Have Very Limited Coverage Due To The Nature Of The Roads We Are Riding, Campgrounds We Are Camping, Time For Social Media, Ect...So Please Be Patient With Our Updates And Replies!

    ADV Forum Specific -

    It Is Such A PIA To Share Multiple Pix On This Forum Via Tapatalk (its what I used , work it out amongst yourselves) However, I will Share As Many As Many Pix As I have time and bandwidth to do so, that could be 1 - 100, All depends On MY Time, Energy And Interest.

    Strava Comes First, IG, Then Sloppy Thirds For ADV. Sorry Darlings.

    DAY 1

    Strava - https://strava.app.link/5mUVXbE6n9

    Instagram -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEjAPYJlt8p/?igshid=r7lzvfxvrwwe

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  2. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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  3. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 3

    Strava - https://strava.app.link/Z6JYI5y7n9

    IG -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmKjW9FY1f/?igshid=224ddws1earb


    a little out of order...and started the strava log a couple of hours late.....time and space is beginning to dissolve into one fizzy ball of love and gaga-ness. lots of drool in my helmet.

    this was a really nice romp from the upper elevations on the Sequoias under 1000 year old trees, down grade on amazing twisties to to hot and smokey Clovis. we took the opportunity to find a Best Western in Old Town Clovis, clean up, enjoy some AC and ice cream....excellent coffee in the AM @twocitiescoffeeroasters before slogging it out on the hiways to Sf to see friends and celebrate our 7th anniversary!!
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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #Clovis
    #TwoCitiesCoffeeRoasters
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
    #V85TT
    #V7iispecial


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  4. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    The look in her eyes...pretty sure that’s not the “come hither” look. :)
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  5. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    its the -

    "get me to the fucking coast, it been +100°, my lungs are full of ash for 3 fucking days"... look.

    we spent the last three days dodging wildfires, trying to find clean air....its a shit show in the sierras.....heading for the coast and out of California, asap.....but first we need to stop in SF/Oakland visit some friends, find a Guzzi shop to get a replacement clutch lever.....#ItalianMistressNo1 popped hers yesterday. 20200828_151938_1.gif
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  6. multiphrenic

    multiphrenic Been here awhile Supporter

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    It’s pretty easy to add photos to a post on a mobile browser instead of using Tapatalk fwiw. Strava want me to login which is too much effort for me. Fires have mostly died down here but smoke still lingers. Ride safe.
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  7. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    yep. keep hearing about that. it fails the paywall test.

    easiest platform(s) to load pix, story tell and the best audience for me is as follows -

    1) strava (im a Cyclist first)
    2) instagram (im an IG Queen second)

    ... I'm the Queen on those platforms...trolls are neutralized, den mothers (trigger happy moderators), and forum wanna-be-renta-cops (den mothers in training) are vaporized, my feed is curated and sanitized .... no scooby-do, #MakeAmericaBlueAgain

    our task tomorrow...find this in Sf....

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  8. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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  9. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    gas leak? no problemO!!!

    BMW rs 1100 loves a good B & D session with da Zip Tie Queen 20200830_111830.jpg
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  10. MongoLikeCandy

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 2

    Strava https://strava.app.link/abDzAaIuq9

    IG
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmF-bsl8TQ/?igshid=1bc0mdm6hebyj


    we super slab from Clovis to Oakland. I'm averaging 50mpg, +80mph on freeways, on the throttle in the twisties, at altitude, elevation gains, losses, FULLY loaded.....im VERY impressed with this machine....both as a pack mule and a beautiful Italian Mistress.....she carries my luggage and is a nasty girl in the tight and twosties ....a real dream boat.....Jerry Hall (Keefs wife) said it best ....

    "to keep a man happy, you have to be a cook in the kitchen, a maid in the living room and a whore in the bedroom"

    #ItalianMistressNo4 is all that.

    had a wonderful anniversary dinner (7years with #ItalianMistressNo1!! ) with some dear friends in Oakland last night, nice and cool finally.

    I was going to ride into the city this morning to pickup a clutch lever for the wifes Vii Special but while in the shower last night before bed I said...

    "yo....baby....are you good with the short lever? can it wait till Portland?.....'yes honey.'...are you sure?....' yes dear'.....perfect then!!! instead of fucking about in the city for 4hrs and rolling into Lassen at sunset....fuckall and let's jam to Lassen now....tomorrow morning......keep on with the journey....get out of population....away from the smoke (4 days of it so far), ....lets just get the fuck out of crowded, smokey, choaked out of California"

    on that, we are headed to Lassen this morning...pics from the Apocalypse...... Screenshot_20200901-053813_Instagram.jpg
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  11. MongoLikeCandy

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  12. MongoLikeCandy

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 3

    Strava log - https://strava.app.link/OQ9zzAVyq9

    IG -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmKjW9FY1f/?igshid=1fw45i3dibqh6

    a little out of order...and started the strava log a couple of hours late.....time and space is beginning to dissolve into one fizzy ball of love and gaga-ness. lots of drool in my helmet.

    this was a really nice romp from the upper elevations in the Sequoias under 1000 year old trees, down grade on amazing twisties to a hot and smokey Clovis. we took the opportunity to find a Best Western in Old Town Clovis, clean up, enjoy some AC and ice cream....excellent coffee in the AM @twocitiescoffeeroasters before slogging it out on the hiways to Sf to see friends and celebrate our 7th anniversary!!
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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #Clovis
    #TwoCitiesCoffeeRoasters
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
    #V85TT
    #V7iispecial 20200830_164704.jpg
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  13. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Head up Hwy 1 if going North of Golden Gate and catch HWY1 to Stintson Beach once you clear Sauselito.
    Don't know what the smoke/fire situation is in Sonoma County but its a fantastic ride up the coast and can catch the Lost Coast vic Fort Bragg south of Shelter Cove.
    Montana: Beaverhead Rock State Park/Bloody Dick Road (after riding Lolo/McGruder Corridor across Idaho) was an awesome ride. If a history fan can visit Big Hole National Park/Lehmi Pass (L&C)
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  14. MongoLikeCandy

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 4

    Strava -
    https://strava.app.link/abDzAaIuq9

    IG -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmF-bsl8TQ/?igshid=1dweye9cydlq7

    we super slab from Clovis to Oakland. I'm averaging 50mpg, +80mph on freeways, on the throttle in the twisties, at altitude, elevation gains, losses, FULLY loaded.....im VERY impressed with this machine....both as a pack mule and a beautiful Italian Mistress.....she carries my luggage and is a nasty girl in the tight and twosties ....a real dream boat.....Jerry Hall (Keefs wife) said it best ....

    "to keep a man happy, you have to be a cook in the kitchen, a maid in the living room and a whore in the bedroom"

    #ItalianMistressNo4 is all that.

    had a wonderful anniversary dinner (7years with #ItalianMistressNo1!! ) with some dear friends in Oakland last night, nice and cool finally.

    I was going to ride into the city this morning to pickup a clutch lever for the wifes Vii Special but while in the shower last night before bed I said...

    "yo....baby....are you good with the short lever? can it wait till Portland?.....'yes honey.'...are you sure?....' yes dear'.....perfect then!!! instead of fucking about in the city for 4hrs and rolling into Lassen at sunset....fuckall and let's jam to Lassen now....tomorrow morning......keep on with the journey....get out of population....away from the smoke (4 days of it so far), ....lets just get the fuck out of crowded, smokey, choaked out of California"

    on that, we are headed to Lassen this morning...pics from the Apocalypse.....

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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #Clovis
    #TwoCitiesCoffeeRoasters
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
    #V85TT
    #V7iispecial

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  15. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 5

    Strava - https://strava.app.link/wMbZFt7ax9

    IG -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CErSwF-F199/?igshid=1xuld9wk7hiv7

    We decided to make a quick escape from Sf and blast across the busy central valley of 4 lane blacktop to the safety of Lassen.

    high above the smog, smoke and insanity of bay area and the Sac Valley far away from the cold damp air of Oakland, to hot dogs at the visitors center and a vacant national park!.....the park is vacant!!! no one here! love it!!

    we found a nice campsite at summit lake, quick dinner then bed.....we are pooped.

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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #Clovis
    #TwoCitiesCoffeeRoasters
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
    #V85TT
    #V7iispecial
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  16. MongoLikeCandy

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 6

    Strava - https://strava.app.link/PYf0N4pbx9

    IG -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CErT8BElkMe/?igshid=nkoliizgr636

    started the strava log late again

    the sicilian wife #ItalianMistressNo1 busted my lazy texas hump this morning and got me packing and moving early from my morning fireside coffee, on the road. we left lassen around 9:30 or 10 and jam down some of the most incredible mountain roads, big wide sweepers through Redding down to the to 299 which is a long twisty following the Trinity river with very little traffic....norcal ROCKS!!! no one comes up here....locals only man!

    we got lucky with several road construction projects, the gods were smiling on us as every time we hit them we got the green light and were escorted through! it could have been hours of waiting in oppressive heat.

    Popping out on the 101 from Shasta/Trinity we drop down to the coast where it was 57゚ that's a temperature difference of 50゚ incredible!!!! we froze our asses off north to Crescent Beach on the 101 where we are hunkered down for the tonight in a warm room, with TWO queen beds and a hot bath....turns out one of our riding buddies Brian who rode with us early in the trip reunited here at the motel!!! he had to split off at Quincy/Tahoe to visit family and repair his temp zip tie fix (see zip tie bondage pix from day 2) on his BMW RS11000, now we are three again!

    I have a oil leak in #ItalianMistressNo1 Moto Guzzi V7ii final drive to sort out in Portland......life is good.

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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #Lassen
    #Shasta
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
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  17. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 7

    Strava - https://strava.app.link/ibQlBWXbx9

    IG -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEv8dxtFLqN/?igshid=15nxif979u842

    the oregon coast.....what can I say.....it BLOWS away big sur, norcal....just incredible.....wild, cold, foggy, desolate wide expansive beaches....no.one.anywhere.

    we stopped at dairy queen for a peanut butter cup blizzard.....then uppa coast more where we got an incredible espresso (finally) from Kate at Tasty Kates Place....good conversations there....she used to live in hollywood.....back on the motos....north....colder, wetter....windyier......landing in Yachats we had to pry our cold wet hands off the bars at the Adobe Inn....and after a dethaw shower we met up with Creighton (Valentines dad) for an amazing food session at Drift Inn....more food....cheaper than LA for 3 people....and the food dominates LA eats....wow, super impressed.

    ....east to Idaho tomorrow.....

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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #TastyKates
    #DriftInn
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
    #V85TT
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  18. MongoLikeCandy

    MongoLikeCandy Long timer

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    Tour d'Wildfires - Day 8

    Strava - https://strava.app.link/cOFlSMMbx9

    IG Feed -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEv-eYLF8lK/?igshid=1ngaby0sx94ei

    Yachats to Mitchell Oregon.

    we left beautiful, cold coast of oregon.....and smash some amazing twisties to Corvallis....grabbed some Rigabertos (REAL san diego mexi food in oregon???!!!) in Albany were I degreased and cleaned deirdres rear wheel and hub assembly....im trying to keep track of a final drive leak....or is it just an overfill blowing thru breather? not sure....we will see if seals are leaking.

    hero twisties over to Mitchell rolling in around dusk and got the LAST room at the Oregon Hotel....lots of drinking happening here today ... one bar, one feed store, in a one hotel town...drunken locals trying to get me to watch porn and play poker with them....i had a little Deliverance moment there, all good now....and tonight at the saloon next door, shit is going down....a little bluegrass band of locals out front playing... they were dancing in the street when we rolled in....the guitar player....."Tom Fitzgerald"....+80 years old....just did +8500 mile tour of the USA on .... get this....a CSC 250!!!! i chatted him up and heard alot of his tales....lovely man....+8500 miles in 30 days, with only 4 days off the saddle total.....+80 years old....incredible.....i was honored to hear his story(s), see my pic with him.....honored.

    bats are coming out now and gonna get up early and see the deer eat the grass on the lawn.

    tomorrow is a big day....gonna make idaho and start heading up the 95 to Lolo Pass!! looks like a cold front with rain/snow coming in on monday....looking to make Jackson Hot Springs by then to hold up for a day or so.... we will see!!

    Tomorrow is HOT SPRINGS DAY!!!

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    #LRRHTourdWildfires2020
    #RealtorInLeather
    #ItalianMistressNo1
    #ItalianMistressNo4
    #MakeAmericaBlueAgain
    #AdventureTouring
    #MotoGuzzi
    #V85TT
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  19. Me4speed

    Me4speed Dirt/pavement=Relief

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    Looks like your passing thru my area of you need anything, you can hit me up I’m In Couer d Alene.
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  20. MongoLikeCandy

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    thank you for the offer!!

    we just spent 3 days at Mundo Hot Springs soaking, eating, getting massages, and waiting out this cold front/big wind storm.....setting off for Missoula today, then turning south to Sun Valley.....then over to Yellowstone, Jackson Hole...ect....well....thats what it looks like now....changes everytime we pickup a map!

    thank you again!
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