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So I've booked a week after memorial day to ride to Northern California. I have the reports, an idea of I want to see but can't reach.

The route comes mostly from DH california, ride reports and this site seems to be fairly comprehensive for roads someone found interesting, they're not ranked though.

- Siuslaw lava rocks (been there)
- Coo's bay sand dunes (rent performance model, anywhere specific to go?)
- Grant's pass (I dont know anything about it, better than coast?)
- Redwood National Park
- DH 7 or so is near Klamath and a target for the ride in
- Booked a ride-in at russel seats, friend wants day-trip around redding possibly
- Hwy 36, twisty next 140 miles
- Coast north of Fort Bragg is supposedly magic
- Not sure if routing to San Fransisco vs cutting north to reach Yosemite park is possible
- Glacier pass is a must, not sure of the best route through the park
- Sanora pass
- DH1 is near the nevada border, riding into Nevada to say the ST has been there
- Lots of crossing roads north of Yosemite, targeting the highest DH
- Lassen lava park on way out
- Slab way home

5,000-6,000 KM

- New PR4 should have under 2k at the beginning
- <2k on oil, oil's good for 10k+
- pads, coolant, brakes, clutch, final drive checked

Travelling with wee-strom. Unsure if any service should be done during trip beside chain maintenance.

Your input is appreciated.
 

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more details to come.
 

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some great riding out of ukiah, hwy from willits to the coast is nice.
i had a ton of fun on skaggs springs road from geyserville. you can take it all the way to the coast but the back half is a bit more of a goat trail - still fun though. if you did it on the second last day you could head to the coast and then to legette, 36, 3 and 299 to redding to overnight before salb home. would be a great way to finish things off.

https://goo.gl/maps/1kQeA
 

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or on the last day go back out the 299 to the 96 and then home.
 

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Hmm, you know it might be a great plan to reverse the redding loop. Save the best for last as they say. My plan was to head out to 36 after my seat is made in the afternoon/evening.

The hardest part of the loop is getting from the coast to yosemite. Would you say this is the best way to cut across?

http://goo.gl/maps/G78G7
 

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hard to say w/o knowing the rest of your plan or where you'll be the day before. i would be more inclined to run from the lake tahoe area (hit the 89 both ways) and then thru yosemite to the coast. then finish back up the coast. not sure if that fits in with your other plans though.

https://goo.gl/maps/61SV3

that's a long day though and leaves no time in yosemite
 

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https://goo.gl/maps/61SV3

that's a long day though and leaves no time in yosemite
Hmm, that's a neat way through there. Thanks, that's involved the most head-scratching. I have been looking hard at taking 4 and 108 for sonora pass. I would still take a ride back and forth on 89 near topaz lake. When I am in yosemite a ride up glacial point road is mandatory. From what I have seen there's enough campgrounds in the parkland with space mid-week where I don't need to set a stop point.
 

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Hmm, that's a neat way through there. Thanks, that's involved the most head-scratching. I have been looking hard at taking 4 and 108 for sonora pass. I would still take a ride back and forth on 89 near topaz lake. When I am in yosemite a ride up glacial point road is mandatory. From what I have seen there's enough campgrounds in the parkland with space mid-week where I don't need to set a stop point.
yeah, the hard part is most of the good roads run east/west. i suggested the stop in bodega bay as it's a very scenic spot with a couple of boutique inns there and it links up well for the other day i suggested. you could overnight in san fran but then it makes the next day longer.

another optinon is to overnight somewhere near the west end of yosemite and then the next day loop 108/89/4 and then head to the coast (bodega bay?) for your next stop.


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day 1: https://goo.gl/maps/DTKg3

day 2: https://goo.gl/maps/KiIQ2

day 3: https://goo.gl/maps/ugkCp

day 4: https://goo.gl/maps/Nh7IG
 

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I'm loving the options, work and thought put into this.

I can't wait to try scooting along between the lanes when cars are in the way.
 

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WeSToc? Good timing on the routing thread, I'll be using it as a resource for my trip.

I have a Russell on my bike and its the best upgrade I made, you'll love it.
 

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Out of over 200,000 miles I've ridden this is my favourite 22 miles.
http://goo.gl/maps/KeoW8

Got a Destination Highways Northern California book/map?
Great road, one of the best I've ridden. Some cardboard pavement in the apex of some corners but overall a very entertaining ride. We did Willits > Ft. Bragg vs 20 > Legett > Fortuna > 36 > Anderson in a go. Not a bad day of riding at all.
 

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The hardest part of the loop is getting from the coast to yosemite.
smoke already commented on this, but your route passes by a couple very nice side options: Mines Rd south out of Livermore, then Del Puerto canyon down into Patterson.

other than that, yah, crossing the central valley is not gonna be the highlight of your trip... but Yosemite is well worth the effort!
 

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So I've booked a week after memorial day to ride to Northern California. I have the reports, an idea of I want to see but can't reach.

The route comes mostly from DH california, ride reports and this site seems to be fairly comprehensive for roads someone found interesting, they're not ranked though.

- Siuslaw lava rocks (been there)
- Coo's bay sand dunes (rent performance model, anywhere specific to go?)
- Grant's pass (I dont know anything about it, better than coast?)
- Redwood National Park
- DH 7 or so is near Klamath and a target for the ride in
- Booked a ride-in at russel seats, friend wants day-trip around redding possibly
- Hwy 36, twisty next 140 miles
- Coast north of Fort Bragg is supposedly magic
- Not sure if routing to San Fransisco vs cutting north to reach Yosemite park is possible
- Glacier pass is a must, not sure of the best route through the park
- Sanora pass
- DH1 is near the nevada border, riding into Nevada to say the ST has been there
- Lots of crossing roads north of Yosemite, targeting the highest DH
- Lassen lava park on way out
- Slab way home

5,000-6,000 KM

- New PR4 should have under 2k at the beginning
- <2k on oil, oil's good for 10k+
- pads, coolant, brakes, clutch, final drive checked

Travelling with wee-strom. Unsure if any service should be done during trip beside chain maintenance.

Your input is appreciated.

check it out street vibrations in Reno I'm going to be there
 
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