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We have been doing WWD for 10 years now and after missing last years trip, I decided to join SnoDragon and Chia this year. Following a formula that has been refined over the years we escaped for 5 days to NorCal October 4 to 8th.

Trailered 1200kms to Anderson, CA. I was solo with a U-Haul trailer and made it door to door in less than 12 hours. Best time for me by at least an hour. Only made 3 stops along the way, for gas/food/coffee, and a piss. Left at 2am and arrived at 1:55pm. The other guys left later and arrived exactly at 4:20pm. Drinking began minutes upon arrival

The next 3 days of riding delivered exactly what we expected and in a few cases actually surprised us as we explored a couple new roads.

Typical day had us depart our motel at 9am and return by 5pm, although the last day we got back after dark due to having to stop for new front tires for a couple of us. SnoDragon's tire was FUBAR

 

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The 36/299 loop is just as fun as it ever was, despite people complaining they straightened out some sections. The Hayfork road between 36/299 was just incredible as always.

The road to Cecilville was superb, and fortunately there was gas in Cecileville. We continued West through the Forks of Salmon making our way to Somes Bar where it intersects 96, then South to Willow Creek. I can't say I would do the Forks of Salmon road again (I've done it twice now). Very slow, tight, the definition of Goaty. 96 between Somes Bar and Willow Creek was great.

The purple skies every night at our motel made for some great bike pics

 

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A day trip down to the Quincy/Oroville area gave us the opportunity to try a new road for us, Bucks lake Road (Hwy 119). I have been trying to "remember" this road from the last time I did it some 12 years ago. Certainly worth doing again. It has a dual personality with the first 30miles out of Quincy being very tight but smooth road, and the second 30miles being endless 25-30mph banked corners. Giggle fest ensued. When speaking with some fellow riders they highly recommended hwy 49 running parallel to 119 a few miles South. Next year maybe.

Highway 70 is getting rougher and rougher every year. It needs to be paved. The tar snakes are getting plentiful the further East you travel on your way to Quincy

 

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Sweet potato pie! Those things are pineapples, not pine cones!
 

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it's odd seeing a bike of yours on a road trip all stock and no farkles.
There are farkles, they're just subtle ;). I think he finally found his perfect bike, it fits his philosophy nicely. I've seen him ride it; all smiles and a flawless fit IMHO. Epitomizes everything CoolDaddyGroove: Fast and smooth, stylish yet understated, unique and above all - all class. Respect my brother, thanks so much for the trip update, Frank.
 

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very nice! ...as always.
 
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