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Old April 18th, 2017, 09:06 PM   #21
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Great photo play of NorCal roads! I recognize most of them ... and the Sierra
stuff too. Wonderful. 90% of visitors to CA never find those roads.

I ride with a group who have been charting out these roads for over 20 years, so I was lucky to be introduced to some of the better ones.

Any of this look familiar?


Near Santa Maria


Big Sur


Sierra pass ... just before it snowed.

S. Oregon

Salmon creek

Lost Coast ... testing Guzzi Griso

Above Big Sur

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Old April 18th, 2017, 10:27 PM   #22
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"Rossi's Driveway" nice... There is nothing else like that one. What a rollercoaster.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 03:39 AM   #23
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"Rossi's Driveway" nice... There is nothing else like that one. What a rollercoaster.
Rossi's Driveway is 229, north of 58.

Santa Maria has a few other fun roads. So close to LA, I seldom route that far south.

One time though, Hwy 58 was closed which allowed us to ride back and forth over the twisty section with zero traffic. I have a video but it isn't on a Hyper, so.....
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Old April 19th, 2017, 03:44 AM   #24
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I ride with a group who have been charting out these roads for over 20 years, so I was lucky to be introduced to some of the better ones.

Any of this look familiar?
So many great roads and scenic wonders. Exactly why we are moving to Las Vegas. Close enough without having to pay for the insanity.

At the same time, there are so many great options away from the left coast as well. Utah alone offers such natural wonder. The whole 4 Corners area. If you are willing to explore off the pavement, the vast west is mostly public land. The options offer so many years of delight, be it street bike, dirt bike, adventure bike or 4X4.

It's the public lands that draw me west. While I've had great fun riding back east, the increased population and little public land leaves the ability to be truly alone is greatly diminished.

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Another incentive to explore Utah is the ability to take a day off and explore Moab with rental quads. Leave your bikes at the rental place, wide with the delivery driver and spend a day following the painted dots on the Slickrock trails.

Unlike anywhere else on the planet.







On long ride, it is a treat to take the day off to do something completely different.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 04:50 AM   #26
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Maybe a more interesting California question might be:

Long multi-day loop?

Or, central point with daily loops?

Done both, each have advantages.

A few of my track files from multi-day loops:



For the Hyperstrada I think the central point with daily loops is best because there are no bags to weigh down the smaller bike.



I save every route and ride data for analysis. This allows for focusing future rides on the best of the best.


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Why Las Vegas?

Well, look at my backyard from this central location:

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Old April 19th, 2017, 09:42 AM   #28
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"Rossi's Driveway" nice... There is nothing else like that one. What a rollercoaster.
Actually it's Ferguson-Nacimiento rd. It goes through the Army base and heads to King City/101. We always stop at the Mission there for a break. You can also cut onto dirt roads ... ride down to Highway One on dirt.

Santa Maria/San Luis Obisbo all have good back roads. Great paved ridge road that goes all the way South to Santa Barbara. Great DR650 road ... probably pretty good for HyperStrada too.

We sometimes ride Carrizo plain (dirt) then work our way back to Pismo, our Hotel home base on 3 day rides ... 90% road.

Love the Sierra rides as well. Most end up in Death Valley or Bridgeport.
One good one is our 5 pass ride. 5 passes in a day.

Eureka ride is another 3 day ride. Sometimes goes up to Shakespeare festival in Oregon. Includes all the roads around Forks of Salmon area too.
Some great roads for Hyper. Can't wait to try it out up there.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 10:03 AM   #29
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Maybe a more interesting California question might be:
Long multi-day loop?
Or, central point with daily loops?
Done both, each have advantages.
I agree. We do both. Our Pismo ride bases in Pismo. We do day loops of about 200 miles out of Pismo.
The first and 3rd days are bit long as ride begins in San Fran, groups up in
Hollister, then onto Pismo for Hotel.

Day two is a big loop going South via back roads down to Ojai for lunch via Santa Barbara. Day 3 takes different roads over to Highway 25, back to Hollister, back to Bay Area.

On one of our 3 Death Valley routes, first night at Lake Isabella. Then over to Death Vally for a night or two, ride home on day 3 but sometimes stay another night in Tahoe or Reno, depending on weather/time constraints.

Eureka ride, first day to Eureka, then up to Oregon for a night, then home
or sometimes another night somewhere on the road.


Bodie, near Bridgeport

Sierra (Bridgeport) Fall ride, Ducati!

Carrizo plain

Watch that gravel ... long way down!
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Love the Sierra rides as well. Most end up in Death Valley or Bridgeport.
One good one is our 5 pass ride. 5 passes in a day.
I remember adding up all the pass elevations in a ride, which totaled over 250,000'. Great fun. Somewhere I have the spreadsheet list for all the pass elevations in Colorado.

For my sanity, I avoid Tioga Pass because of special enforcement in the parks, and all the tourist traffic. Much more fun to ride the other passes, especially first thing in the AM.

As opposed to riding the entire length, we tend to ride up and over from the east, U-Turn and ride back. Different road with each direction and avoiding the crazy western slope traffic. Some passes are so good we ride them over and back twice, then on to the next.

When we all had the identical bikes, I would get everyone to ride together and video the best parts.


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