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While letting the dog do his morning duty I saw the "white stuff" on the foothills behind me so decided to go up and see how deep.

I went up Stevens Canyon to Redwood Gulch. The snow started showing on the ground near the top where Redwood Gulch connects with Hwy 9.

There were several cars off the road on Hwy 9 above Redwood Gulch. One going up the hill into the guard rail and another into a rock off the road coming downhill. The people were out of the cars and OK so I continued on up the hill.

Nice accumulation at 4 corners.

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I headed North (towards Alices) on Skyline even though there was an electric sign saying the road was closed in 3 miles. It soon started snowing while cars were coming at me from the other direction with about 4 inches of snow on their roofs.
I stopped in a couple miles to get this shot before turning around.

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The snow was sticking to my visor which was also fogging up.
Riding with visor open I realized it was a combo of snow and sleet. Not fun on the face.

Back to 4 corners where I saw a guy on a GSX-R coming up from the Santa Cruz side of Hwy 9. He stopped at the top for a picture and continued down 9 towards the valley. I let him know there were a couple cars off the road on the valley side. He let me know there was a flipped car a couple miles down 9 (Santa Cruz side). OK then, let's go see.

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Be careful in the snow if you haven't driven in it. I chatted with the Responders at the crash scene for awhile before heading back.

One more stop for an artsy graffiti shot.

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It's been awhile since I've seen snow up there and although it was a bit chilly it was worth it to be riding in those elements again.
And... The TW was the perfect ride to do this slippery deed.
I only slipped around when I played with the throttle in some locations. Rest the time I was slow and easy
 

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Impressive moto-, or maybe now I should I say Sno-ryder.
Nice that you were permitted, and were also capable of riding to Skyline. Good snow riding skills!
In the past often it would take just a dusting of snow or cocaine to close off access roads to the Santa Cruz Mountains from the Peninsula.
 

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Thanks Fred.

I grew up riding in the snow in winter time in the Pacific Northwest.
Always did get a kick out of riding in the snow.

Here's one on my SL100 back in the 70's.
My little Bro liked riding with me too.

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It is much easier on the TW!
(compared to the KTM 950ADV-S)
 

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Thanks m0t0-rydr!

This time of year, I go to work when it is dark and then come home when it is dark, so I hadn't had a chance to view the surrounding hills until I went out for a bike ride during lunch today. Here is a view from the peninsula side of the bay, looking over the western end of the San Mateo bridge towards the south bay.

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Not as impressive as Fred's back yard, but kind of neat to see snow here in the bay area.
 

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somewhere i have a picture of me as a 5 yr old making a snowman in san jose. only time in my life i recall snow actually sticking and accumulating on the valley floor. circa 1976
 

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Here's a couple of photo's of a post snow ride on my '04 DL1000 (Vstrom) on 1/28/2008.
Same area(s).
Not as much snow as yesterday.

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