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Bruce_T



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Mountains South of Tahoe Reply with quote

One nice thing about living in northern Nevada is the immediate access to some amazing day-ride territory. I took Monday a week ago for one of those rides. One kid was at camp, the other graduated this year and was being lazy, mom was at work, I'm going for a ride, daggone it! Out of Carson City, NV, south to Hwy 4 in California, cross the Sierra Nevada, stop in Bear Valley for some food and gas, head back home. 92 miles of non-stop winding road, a lot of it not much more than a real lane and a half, many hairpins done in second gear, much of it stuck in third gear and some fourth. Absolutely beautiful country to clear the brain for the day.















A stunningly adequate convenience store burrito and drinks, then on home.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pictures Bruce. Our daughter and S-I-L live out in San Jose and we have gone out there a few times and had some spectacular rides heading east.

The Nevada side of Tahoe gave us some great views.

Also, going west out of Yosemite on back roads was outstanding. Tight switchbacks and no guiderails. Shocked

Nice place to live, eh?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, it's definitely a great place to live. Not only for the unlimited supply of great rides, but where we are is like living in a campground, practically. No need to ever go on a vacation to escape, just step on the front porch!

Down towards Yosemite and Sonora Pass are a couple places I want to hit soon. We were in the Vegas area for a decade and there's only so much good riding. Once you've done it, there's at least an 8 hour escape to find more good riding.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice clean LT.

Ebbets Pass is an interesting ride.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! My predecessors took good care of it, I'm trying to as well.

Ebbets definitely has some places that require me to get my head out of the scenery and pay attention to the road ahead. I had been off a ride for a looooong time before getting this one, so the experience level is not back up to speed yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you been down to Kings Canyon? We rode in from the south and found miles of 1st and 2nd gear switchbacks all the way up to the Sequoias.
Jen (our daughter) wants to know when we are going out for another multiday ride.
Beautiful country out there. Lots and lots of open spaces and great riding.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't been down Kings Canyon yet. Had to think for a moment because we have a Kings Canyon here in Carson City. Not nearly as cool as the other Kings Canyon, I bet.

I have that one on my list of places, for sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great photos and the story Bruce. You have a nice looking 1100 there with plenty of rides left in it I'm sure .
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Gary. With only 35k miles, it better have a lot more rides left. Smile
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