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Old 07-18-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Help with planning a ride for a friend visiting the bay area

Hey y'all, I got a good friend of mine coming all the way from Kentucky to ride some twisties in the bay area. She's arriving next week Wed night and leaving following monday morning. She'll be on a Striple 675, I'll ride a Tiger 800 roadie. Her preference is to ride twisty stuff, doesn't care much about sightseeing... still I think I can possibly make a route that passes through GG bridge, etc.

Thinking of riding/visiting:
- Hwy 9 to Santa Cruz
- Hwy 1 from Santa Cruz to SF (boring, thinking of ditching)
- Hwy 84 & 35 and mandatory food stop at Alice's
- Go visit Laguna Seca (would be nice, but boring ride to get there)
- Mt Hamilton to Mines Rd to Livermore (twisties yay!)
- Thinking of a SF loop that goes up GG, comes down through Oakland (there was a place called 'the wall'...? I forgot...), maybe stop at Lanesplitters for a beer
- Would like to ride Hwy1 north of SF
- Parkfield? Lunch at V6 Ranch and back?

This is all I have on top of my head. Any ideas on how I can put this together in loops that can be riden in 3-4 days? We don't mind riding 8hr+ a day and we can do it at a spirited pace. We don't necessarily need to hit all the stuff that I listed, I would rather pick rides that can be done in loops.

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PS: forgot to specify, starting point is San Jose.

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Old 07-18-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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Highway 25 to Highway 198 to Parkfield Grade. Lunch in Parkfield and gas up in San Miguel. Head home Vine Hill, Peachtree and Highway 25.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:13 PM   #3
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Highway 25 to Highway 198 to Parkfield Grade. Lunch in Parkfield and gas up in San Miguel. Head home Vine Hill, Peachtree and Highway 25.
Ah forgot about that... Barf 2016 rally... good times!

Adding to the list, would be nice to ride Parkfield again... though that's a long ass ride and back
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how goaty is acceptable? loop including morgan territory?
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Never done Morgan Territory, maybe I can loop that with Mt Hamilton and Mines?
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Never done Morgan Territory, maybe I can loop that with Mt Hamilton and Mines?
Yep, just means going through livermore to do it. left at the T at Tesla rd, which turns into S Livermore ave, follow it through. then maybe a little bit of 24w to come back down pinehurst and redwood, palomares, and calaveras?
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I need to fire up basecamp and put these rides together... three days till the ride, better get this shit planned...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll post an update once I get the routes programmed
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Y'all can come ride! Hell, I'm taking someone 2-up on one of these loops. I'll try to post an itinerary soon

Oh forgot... what's good moto-friendly places to go eat along the way? Was thinking:

- Alices
- Lanesplitters in SF (or was it Oakland?)
- ... anything on Mt hamilton / Livermore?
- ... wish I can do V6 ranch at Parkfield
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Y'all can come ride! Hell, I'm taking someone 2-up on one of these loops. I'll try to post an itinerary soon

Oh forgot... what's good moto-friendly places to go eat along the way? Was thinking:

- Alices
- Lanesplitters in SF (or was it Oakland?)
- ... anything on Mt hamilton / Livermore?
- ... wish I can do V6 ranch at Parkfield
is el charro in livermore still good?

is the Junction open again?
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:46 PM   #14
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is el charro in livermore still good?

is the Junction open again?
I'll call the Junction tomorrow... Worst case, keep riding to Livermore and hit El Charro. Worst case... McDs or some shit like that
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One possible route for one day:

Start in San Jose, ride Hwy 9 to Santa Cruz, continue to Monterrey (lunch there), continue riding down Hwy 1 till a bit past Bixby bridge, turn around and stop by Laguna, ride back up hwy 1 to Half Moon Bay, then hit skyline, stop by Alice's, get a beer, then head back to San Jose, finish the day with food and more beer at Rock Bottom

Doesn't loop that nice, but it is the best I can think of to ride Hwy 1 - Santa Cruz - Laguna
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