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    Not really a ride report

    Ok so a few of us went for 10 days to Cali and back, and while we didn't stop and take pics of the roads, here are a few we did take. I ended up doing about 2300 miles, two up on a 1947 Vincent.

    We went to Osoyoos for the first night and then south, first stop was dry falls.





    Next we had to stop in Pasco for a new tire for one of out happy gang that forgot to check his out.... NOT me. We stopped at a gas station to ask the whereabouts of a M/C store, and ended up getting this State Trooper to escort us.



    Somewhere out in the middle of nowhere we needed gas, so this was it.



    Nice roads in the area tho'



    Quincy California breakfast stop, highly recommended.



    Someone needed a new clutch cable in Downieville on hwy 49 so while I changed it my "friends" had refreshments.



    We arrived in Grass Valley to meet some other like mounted friends. By the way that is a 1975 MV Augusta signed by both Read and Ago, ridden over from San Fran.



    We managed to get about 1/2 the group to pose for a photo



    We had to run home for family things so a two day 908 mile rip up I 5 with only one flat tire at about 65 mph climbing Shasta.


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    And after a few days home we went to Winthrop for the weekend. First time Wash Pass overlook was open in forever so stopped for the view.





    Had a little bike show in Winthrop



    And after a few days sitting beside the Methow river and having a nice 140 miles jaunt around the country side we headed home, but she said I have to take her photo to prove that she was there. You may have guessed she was on the other end of the camera for all the rest of the pics.


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    Very nice! And it cheers me up to see so many "grey hairs and seniors. I still have hope to get back on my Bird.
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    Very nice indeed, great trip! Thanks for sharing.
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    Amazing! I don't think I would have the confidence to ride a vintage bike that far. Good on you!
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    After putting around 150,000 miles on a couple of these things all around the world, you sort of figure out what you need to take with you and how to keep them functioning!

    A Vin Twin

    As for Canadian Bird or Old Guy, when either of you are ready for that first ride again, I'd be glad to accompany you on a short jaunt someplace, even if it's just local. Us "experienced" people need to keep doing that!

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    I'll have to see the pictures later but I imagine you guys had fun. Was the ABS in full bloom on this ride?
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    Wow, seems like you guys had a blast!

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    Amazing motorcycles! I'll bet that a road trip on vintage bikes is a lot more interesting and fulfilling than one done with sport bikes.

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    Great photos! Looks like a wonderful trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porschenut View Post
    Amazing motorcycles! I'll bet that a road trip on vintage bikes is a lot more interesting and fulfilling than one done with sport bikes.
    We always claim we get way more riding per mile than on the modern bikes!! Interestingly there were 4 ridden from Canada, and apart from the MV the balance were trailered in from OR and CA! The local Vincent guys have a bit of a rep for actually using and abusing these old things....sort of like the quote on the bottom of someone's posts on here about despite what people say we are put on this earth to fool around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVINTWIN View Post
    After putting around 150,000 miles on a couple of these things all around the world, you sort of figure out what you need to take with you and how to keep them functioning!

    A Vin Twin

    As for Canadian Bird or Old Guy, when either of you are ready for that first ride again, I'd be glad to accompany you on a short jaunt someplace, even if it's just local. Us "experienced" people need to keep doing that!
    Thank you, very kind and appreciated!
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