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    Doin' It - Riding the California Coast

    First real long ride. I am gonna wimp out and take the DR650. Gonna leave the bay area and hug the coast (Hwy 1) to Hearst Castle/Cambria. Promise to take pictures and make you all land luck riders jealous. Should be great weather!

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    Go for it Eric, that should be a spectacular ride!

    Much as we love our TW's, your DR650 is the right bike for this trip.

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    EWB,
    Are you going to come on down, and spend the night? I have a room for you right here at the house.
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    That's a great ride!! I know a few old hippies in Big Sur I could hook you up with!!
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    ...and I know where you can get a free shower.


    McWay falls makes for a gorgeous break on your ride, and this time of year no one is likely to be on the beach.julia-pfeiffer-burns.jpg
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    Get a good picture of the DR and Bixby Bridge.
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    sounds familiar!
    https://tw200forum.com/forum/trails-o...oast-ride.html

    try 152 to hwy 1, real pretty and less traffic compared to 17.
    have a great ride!
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    I am thinking 17 there and 152 back
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    Santa Cruz to Aptos is the worst part. After that it opens up.

    Look for the BIG motorcycle around Moss Landing near the Surplus store.

    And Hwy 17 is a piece of cake.
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    If you want to get the tires dirty there is Burro Road just north of Gorda. Briefly worked a gold placer property up there off Alder Creek but found time to ride my motorcycle a lot. Quality nephrite jade occurrences too. Nice commanding views of coast from mild dirt road...look for jade boulders at Jade Cove beach in the creek bottom where it dump onto beach.. And there is always the Naciemento-Furgeson road too. It will climb above the fog and Winnebagoes for as many tight twisty turns as you can stomach. Might make a good place to flat track the KLR. Here you can see the Naciemento climbing away from coast...very tight and steep. .2659186.jpg

    P.S. - Am jealous of Eric's upcoming ride...don't even need to see any pictures to know it shall be a grand ride.
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