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Just got back from a quick Thanksgiving weekend last minute trip to NorCal. Roads are mostly in good shape. Lots of fire devastation around the area.

HWY 36 is a little rough around redbluff but nothing that is a show stopper. 36 south of hwy 3 on the way to fortuna has a 5 to 10 mile section that is hard packed dirt and is closed during business hours on weekdays. Weekends it's open though!
HWY 36 on the other side of I5 towards Chico is fully paved now and has guard rails so new they gleam in the sunlight! If you are going towards Lassen, take this new road!

HWY 299 is as glorious as ever.

HWY 32 is fantastic, but a little dirty from fall needles from the trees.

HWY 70 to Quincy is amazing, HWY 99 is meh as always from Chico to Oroville.

HWY 3 to Hayfork has 50% new pavement! Awesome!

Platina road from 36 to about 20 minutes in is goaty and rough as hell. After that? New PAVEMENT! Awesome. It's worth the 20 minutes of hell, if you start from HWY 3 over and down 36 to Platina. If you start from Redding, you get great pavement, until the last 20 minutes. Do it from 36 over instead and remember the good, not the bad.

Mornings are cold in the passes. I mean really fricken cold. Heated gear/grips are needed usually to keep you comfy. Roads are covered in dew until at least noon in the shady spots. Afternoons are glorious!

Didn't get a chance this time to do the road to crazyville (Cecilville) as it was way too cold in the passes that day. Etna was only 2C that morning with a high of 8C. Screw that, so this time was no Calahan, forks for salmon or cecilville, but all the others are all in great shape! Again, down to the coast, there is a bit of dirt trekking, but all other standard spots are great! Have fun guys.
 

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Eh Muh Gawd Becky!!
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The long range dopler is showing normal temperatures with below normal precipitation for the regions of the ride over the next 2 weeks. Another week and it'll be go time.
 

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Couple snaps from last week's last second adventure:

Big-ass trees on Hwy 36, always cool:





Some fresh pavement on #3 to Hayfork:





More big trees, we didn't stop too too much for pics:





The less ideal part of Hwy 36, don't think it lasted more than 10min, easy-peazy:






Obligatory great lunch at Morning Thunder in Quincy......closes at 2pm!


 

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oh man, oh man, oh man. I'm soooo envious of you guys!

redding by Don Serl, on Flickr

pretty bitchin' for mid-October!
 
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