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2,700+ miles in 2 weeks.

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Here is a few picks and info on our ride.
We started from our house in the north west part of the Pacific Coast Mountains.
Down the mountain past Ruth Lake to hwy 36 east up across another mountain range down to the central valley across hwy 5 back up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Grass Valley then to hwy 80 to Donner Lake.Donner Pass, then down to Truckee and into Lake Tahoe where we spent our first night after 9 hrs and 325 miles of riding.
We only rode 200+ miles the next day because we didn't crawl out of our tent until 10 am because a storm had just passed through the day before and temps got down to 38 degrees. We made it to Bishop for the 2nd night.
We rode 360 miles the next day all the way to San Diego. Nearly 1,000 miles. We Spent 5 nights there and went to the Memorial services for,( Richard, Dick Willett), the Grand Master and Founder of the American Kenpo Karate Association that I was requested to attend by the board of directors, because I have trained for 30+ years and am a member of and instructor for the American Kenpo Karate Association and a 2nd generation Black Belt taught directly from his 1st generation Black Belts.
We then rode around the San Diego mountains for 2 days then headed north to the San Bernardino mountains and up to Big Bear Lake/Mountain and camped there. The next day we made it back to bishop and spent the night there again in a camp ground. We headed up 395 to 120 up to Yosemite National Park where we camped and explored a bit. We left there heading west with still 2 or 3 days left before needing to return home, soooooo, we picked up hwy 49 north ending up in Placer ville. Looking at the map realizing Tahoe was just 60 miles east up hwy 50 off we went. Stayed in Tahoe again for the night and the back up to Truckee over Donner Pass but this time west to hwy 20 which we followed across hwy5 passed Upper Lake to hwy 101 then north through the Redwoods back home. Just the most awesome ride ever.
If you guys have any questions on what we packed on the bikes or how the bikes performed etc, just ask.
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StrykerJan said:
Fab, Toby. Only 10 days until we fly now. Will we see you when we are over there?
No Jan we can't make another long trip this year. Mostly because as you know we live on a fixed income, retired. We have added Goats to our farm this year and signs of a early harsh winter are showing, certain birds already flying south that usually don't go until late September early November. So I need to finish the winter shelter for the goats and rabbits. So this will take up my time and money. Also getting a reliable ranch setter that can milk goats is virtually impossible.
canyon1, the guy we had here for our trip could not so we had to board out our milkers for 3 weeks.
A few guys in norther Ca are trying to put together a ride to Yosemite an Tahoe, 565 mile loop next month but I'm not sure if I will be able to afford the whole ride with them and I will have to leave my wife home to take care of the ranch. :(
Maybe next time you are in the states you can visit the west coast?
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