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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-06-2017, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
My California trip

On Vacation for 3 weeks. (Day 1) I left Louisiana on 9/30/17 headed for California. I spent the first night in Amarillo, Texas. (Day 2) I stayed in Farmington, New Mexico. My original plan was to ride thru Utah to Hwy. 50 all the way across Nevada. (Day 3) After leaving Farmington, I went to Four Corners, New Mexico. After seeing the sights there I checked the weather in Ely, Nevada. It was snowing with high winds and temp. in the 20's, I altered my route. I then rode down thru the heart of Arizona to Flagstaff and on to Kingman where I holed up for the night. (Day 4) I went up Hwy 95 to Hawthorne, Nv. for the night. (Day 5) I went to Fallon, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Camp Richardson, Chester and over to Redding, Ca. where I holed up for another night.(Day 6) Had planned to ride 299 to Eureka but that rode is under construction so I went down I-5 to Williams. At Williams I picked up hwy 20 which carried me to Hwy 101 to Eureka, where I stayed the night. (Day 7) I got up and rode Hwy 101 to Oregon and back. I have been 3100 miles so far and I have 2 more weeks to go. Going to see the giant redwoods tomorrow. Hope to ride the PCH back down thru Cali. Going to go to Salton City and visit a guy there. Depending on my time frame, I will either travel to more places or head home. I am having a great time...
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Great trip so far. Be aware that California SR 1 is closed in a few spots.
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Hell Yeah! I was thinking about you not too long ago. Im glad your doing good. Looks and sounds like an awesome trip. Bring me back some of that California bud if you think about it! lol just joking....Ride safe and be careful in California. They ride side saddle over there...lol
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Congrats on the road trip. I am also on one like yours, going from Michigan around the US (west) to end up in Florida. I am also currently in CA, (Redding) and will be checking out the Redwoods tomorrow. Safe travels and hope to wave to your tomorrow!
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Congrats on the road trip. I am also on one like yours, going from Michigan around the US (west) to end up in Florida. I am also currently in CA, (Redding) and will be checking out the Redwoods tomorrow. Safe travels and hope to wave to your tomorrow!
Sounds like your riding my old stomping grounds in Cali.

I’ve ridden every square inch of Cali.

The ave of the gaints is something special and the coast up in northern Cali is also something special.

Enjoy the rest of your road trip and be safe.

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Lots of beautiful side roads to ride in and around the Redwoods. I've spent a few hours riding that area.

A suggestion for you, if you're riding south down Highway 1, just south of Albion, CA, take highway 128 east from the coast over to Cloverdale. It's a nice ride from the Coastal Redwoods into the Wine Country and you can pick up Highway 101 south from there. If you want to get back to Highway 1 again, you can go to Petaluma, CA and head out Highway 12 West and pick up the Bodega Bay Highway in Sebastopol, CA. This will take you back to Highway 1 just north of Tomales Bay.

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Thanks for the advice and comments guys. It's an awesome adventure for me....
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Great trip so far. Be aware that California SR 1 is closed in a few spots.
Here is a link...

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Ride Safe!
Well I might not ride the PCH after all. Looks like a lost cause from what I read. Thanks for the update on road conditions...
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You're gonna need to update your travel map in your signature...covering most of the western states on this trip!
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