Well as the title explains. PoCoRider and I will be heading to NorCal. Lots of pictures and writing to come.
*So contrary to popular belief I do not work in film.
Basically I have taken a beating
over the last year and lost half my net worth. That means more "investing" in motorbikes and less in the TSX-V
I am however good with a camera, talking to mental health professionals, and as BAkwheeltango puts it, slow at wit and quick with eating.
I am a NorCal veteran, so I know what parts I want to see and hit. This trip will be the cracking of Alim's poppadom... The tearing of his naan... The splitting of his somosa... The buttering of his chicken, I digress.
I will be riding a 2009 ZX6R. Reworked suspension and fresh Power 3's. The only two mods you need. It has had some other farkling done, levers, tank grip, M4 slip on, and last but not least Rim Tape. A good rim job really makes you feel good. You know what they say... Look good-feel good, feel good ride good.
As she sits.
Day 1 will consist of Anderson to Fortuna via 36. Then Silver Ds road. Then Ave of the giants, this is the stereotypical NorCal redwood road that Need for Speed features in all it's games. Then onto Hwy 1 from Leggett to Fort Bragg. This is IMO the best road in the state.
Day 2 Will be the same but reversed.
Day 3 Will be 299 to Weaverville. Hwy 3 to Etna and then Cecilville Rd.
Day 4 We will head east on 36/89 to E. Quincy taking the 172 offshoot. Then down La Porte/Lumpkin Rd to Oroville. We then have the choice between slab, return the way we came, Hwy 70 or Hwy 32.
*****DAY 1 Update*****
So today was in my opinion the best day of motorcycling one can have in Northern California, 36, Hwy 1 from Legget to Fort Bragg, and Avenue of the giants.
Every single type of corner and terrain is represented on this route. Diversity is a theme of this thread and these roads have it in spades. The scenery is mind bending and the air is undeniably fresh. Parts are bumpy, but honestly it shouldn't really slow you down that much.
The pavement on 1 is not as great as it used to be. The chip seal is deteriorating on the inside of many of the corners, it does impact grip. But it is always on the low side of the corner. The high side is still decent.
I am liking the new Power 3's. An improvement on the 2ct. They did great except on the chip seal of Hwy 1.
Alim improved a lot today. He got noticeably more confident and smoother as the day progressed. I am no longer worrying and it's taking longer for me to catch up after a photo op.
Now for some visual stimulation.
The famous shoe/bra/leaf tree.
When I was a kid I was fascinated by fire trucks, well anything with wheels. I was always pumped to get to California and see vultures circling, tomato farms, and yellow fire trucks. Three things we don't have too many of in BC.