Where is your favorite place to ride to?

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Where is your favorite place to ride to?

Unread post by motorcycleartist » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:38 pm

I live in California in a town called Twain Harte. It is about 16 miles do north of Yosemite but the road to Yosemite is 90 miles long. I love riding my 2005 Kawasaki Concourse there and I also love to ride to the coast to Alice's restaurant, a great place with a lot of very cool bikes and cars. Lots of great bikers too. :kicking:

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Unread post by Hanson » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:25 am

Gregory,

Welcome to the Total Motorcycle forum and thank you for sharing your favorite ride. I bet most of us wish we had a chance to ride into Yosemite, I certainly do.

Safe Travels,
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Unread post by Johnj » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:04 pm

Hello Greg, and welcome to the forum. I'd have to say my favorite ride is to someplace new. I'd like to do Skyline Drive, The Blue Ridge Parkway, and Deals Gap. Around here K-5, Mo-116, CR-JJ. Cheers
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:50 am

I love the Catskills!!!
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Unread post by madjak30 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:06 pm

Into the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada. I live in Alberta where it is pretty flat & straight...love the mountains, rivers & lakes (which makes for some awesome twisty roads!)

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Unread post by riverrat373 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:30 pm

Highway 101 on the Oregon coast. :D
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:03 pm

Funny enough I'll say EAST of Calgary where it's flat and straight, where the road stretches to the horizon to meet endless blue skies and the farm fields full of yellow canola seem to go on forever...

OR

Give me the twisty roads of the UK which were drawn by children, where speed limits are scary too fast, where blind corners meet, sheep outnumber people and the rolling green hills meet up with a little pop. 500 town every 15 mins.

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madjak30 wrote:Into the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada. I live in Alberta where it is pretty flat & straight...love the mountains, rivers & lakes (which makes for some awesome twisty roads!)

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Unread post by zombiekatzu » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:53 pm

I loved the trip I did north this summer. up state hwy 75 through Ketchum, over Galena summit, and into the Sawtooth national forest.
South on 93 to Las Vegas was also a blast (excluding running out of gas between Wells and Ely (McGill)
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Unread post by ibanrfknm » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:08 pm

zombiekatzu wrote:I loved the trip I did north this summer. up state hwy 75 through Ketchum, over Galena summit, and into the Sawtooth national forest.
South on 93 to Las Vegas was also a blast (excluding running out of gas between Wells and Ely (McGill)
And how did you get out of that one?

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Unread post by ibanrfknm » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:09 pm

I like riding anywhere I've not been and a few places I've already seen.

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Unread post by zombiekatzu » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:16 am

ibanrfknm wrote:
zombiekatzu wrote:I loved the trip I did north this summer. up state hwy 75 through Ketchum, over Galena summit, and into the Sawtooth national forest.
South on 93 to Las Vegas was also a blast (excluding running out of gas between Wells and Ely (McGill)
And how did you get out of that one?
I was lucky enough that I coasted into the only gas station in town, after spending the 40 miles on my reserve laying as flat against my tank as I could manage.
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Unread post by ibanrfknm » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:40 am

Scary.

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:36 pm

I was in the mountains and bike went on reserve.......I slowed down A LOT....and then fortunately.....had a long downhill run before the exit of the next town....I'm sure I got there on fumes.

Worst case scenario....I'd have to hitchhike....
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Unread post by ibanrfknm » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:32 pm

Well I'm glad you made it. I've been close but not that close.

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:48 pm

ibanrfknm wrote:Well I'm glad you made it. I've been close but not that close.
Thanks. I learned something that day.

The bike was air cooled....I did not know that higher elevation and really cold temperatures made the bike use more gas...otherwise I could have stopped before getting on the Coquihalla.

Live and learn. :)

That's one reason why it's good to keep some sort of fitness....in case you have to walk a distance to get fuel or help.
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Re: Where is your favorite place to ride to?

Unread post by ibanrfknm » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:50 am

Head or cross winds will eat your gas mileage quickly.

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Re: Where is your favorite place to ride to?

Unread post by ibanrfknm » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:19 am

I've been there, there's no place to go.

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