So Cal to Nor Cal to Nor Idaho, whadaya tink?

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  1. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    So i have gotten myself into a situation that i will have to ride myself out of.. a fly-n-ride.. fly from Spokane WA to San Diego, ride from Escondido back to N Idaho in 4 days.. How would you do it?
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  2. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Odom 1234!

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  3. holckster

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    395 north
    208 north
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    1288 miles to Coeur D'Alene

    3 easy 428 mile days, your route and mileage will vary.

    Safe Travels
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  4. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    395 north with whatever curvy sidetrips you can fit in. For a leisurely ride like this, I'd detour over on Hwy 89 and take that past Lake Tahoe all the way to Hwy 299. That avoids some hotter, more crowded and lower elevation riding. Then 299 back to 395 up to John Day. Work your way NE on whatever curvy roads you have time left to ride.
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  5. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    Rding a R1200RS, leaving Wed. June 16th in afternoon, get home Sunday... whenever, or maybe Monday.. :D
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    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    Thanks Holckster ! Some good ideas here.. No votes for cruising the coast, even if longer days... max out the daylight of mid-June maybe ?
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    More good ideas ! I like the "less hotter" ideas too.Thanks jonz !
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    Well if you've never done it a mid-summer weekday ride up Hwy 1 is a very fine route (weekends can get pretty busy). Temps are pleasantly cool and the scenery can't be beat.
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    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Highway 1 as far north as you can. It's a fantastic road with lots to see, do, and eat.

    I lived in LA for 25 years and never really went north of San Luis Obispo on Rt1.
    I did it last year, and my God do I want to go back and do it some more. I'm normally a rush there on the highway so I have more time "there" guy. I still am, but when you're given an option of a beautiful route, sacrifice the time. It's worth it.

    Just going just from LA to SF is enough. I can't imagine how much more beautiful it is further north.
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  10. holckster

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    If you like Hwy 1 LA to SF and rate it a 10, then north Hwy 1 from SF to Fort Bragg is a 20.
    Google "Lost Coast Hwy" off Hwy 101/254 at the "Avenue of the Giants" for an amazing 70+ mile loop thru the Redwoods of Humboldt State Park over to the coast and exiting thru Ferndale, a quaint Victorian Village back to hwy 101..
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  11. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    That's Iron Butt type stuff there. If I had to do the ride portion in 3 days, I'd probably make a b-line, including Hwy 395 for the best possible scenery without adding time.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Esc...b05bf5290!2m2!1d-116.7812225!2d47.6734632!3e0

    How is the fuel range on the bike you're buying? The section between Reno and Boise may be sparse on gas. You may want to bring/buy a fuel container of some sort. I carry MSR bottles in a small cloth tool bag, but Giant Loop makes larger bladder style gas bags.

    When I was coming back from Montana, I nearly ran out in my truck. I was looking at the map, thinking I might just make it to a little mom & pop store. When I got there, they were out of gas. The lady says "the good news is when you run out of gas before the next town you'll be back in cell phone range". :lol3 I made it, running on pure fumes. :knary
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  12. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    Yep, I have pretty much wittled it down to sticking to the coast as much as possible with some fun canyon detours... If the time and weather cooperates, the lost coast Matolli Rd loop de loop is no my radar too. Thanks for the ideas !

    Cheers!
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  13. N-Id-Jim

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    Holckster, it's done and it was as you said... but... Hwy 1 from Fort Bragg to Leggett was a 30! Best stretch of road hands down, period! Also the lost coast loop was epic, but it would be easy to wreck a Rim out there.. the road is in such rough shape.. sheesh.
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