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    Suggestions for a week trip in Nor Cal.

    I'm thinking of taking time off of work in late June for a trip. Starting point is in Nor Cal. Any suggestions on where to wonder to? Some ridding buddies are heading up to the Chief Joseph Rally in Oregon, but I'm not sure I want to go to another rally a month after going to the 49er Rally. Granted they are different and the trip to the Chief Joseph Rally is a much longer ride and would be a first time for me. While some people like to travel by themselves, I'm not sure I really want to do that for a week.
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    A few thoughtsÖ
    • First, Iím jealous. I wish I could join you since weíre in the same area.
    • I know itís much later than June but some friends of mine and I usually ride up to Reno the few weekdays ahead of Labor Day weekend to attend the Rib Fest. Thatís always a fun time, except for the heat.
    • As for destinations, Have you ever ridden the original Route 66? Itís my understanding there are some interesting sights once you get out of California.
    • The last time I rode cross country there were a lot of obscure attractions I wanted to check out but didnít have the time to do so. I think one was a crater somewhere off I-10 in Arizona or New Mexico but it was over 10 years ago so I donít remember exactly where.
    • Make sure to let us know where you end up going and maybe in the future I can tag along.

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    Your definition of good riding and mine may differ, but I have always enjoyed the remoteness of the Trinity Alps.

    Pic below is the back way into the Redwoods SP & NP…



    Ferndale, the coast road and the Lost Coast are another favorite…






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    Great scenery except for that stretch of road in the 3rd pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwjeff View Post
    I'm thinking of taking time off of work in late June for a trip. Starting point is in Nor Cal. Any suggestions on where to wonder to? Some ridding buddies are heading up to the Chief Joseph Rally in Oregon, but I'm not sure I want to go to another rally a month after going to the 49er Rally. Granted they are different and the trip to the Chief Joseph Rally is a much longer ride and would be a first time for me. While some people like to travel by themselves, I'm not sure I really want to do that for a week.

    But before I make any recommendations, how do you want to do it? A week in one spot as a base with rides out of it? A week of moving every day or every other day?

    What do you want for mileage? A couple hundred miles a day to leave room for poking around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    But before I make any recommendations, how do you want to do it? A week in one spot as a base with rides out of it? A week of moving every day or every other day?

    What do you want for mileage? A couple hundred miles a day to leave room for poking around?
    I'm kind of open to either at the moment. It kind of depends on what strikes my boat--or what roads look good. That being said, this is a rare opportunity to travel farther than I can normally go, so I'm leaning towards the later, or a new place every day or two days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwjeff View Post
    I'm kind of open to either at the moment. It kind of depends on what strikes my boat--or what roads look good. That being said, this is a rare opportunity to travel farther than I can normally go, so I'm leaning towards the later, or a new place every day or two days.
    A day to Pismo, a day at the Peterson Museum in LA. An easyish day down to SD county. A couple days riding San Jacinto/Idylwild/Palms to Pines. Back up through the LA basin, but explore the mountains kind of west of the valley, then maybe back up your favorite coastal roads to the Bay?

    It's pretty SoCal oriented.

    We did a car tour one time that was here, up to Eureka, explored for a couple days (36/299. w00t!), then we were over to Shasta, explored all up there, then down towards Quincy, then Auburn, then a rip home on 80. We did it in our Miata, but it was still a terrific time, to say the least.

    Good luck and have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    A day to Pismo, a day at the Peterson Museum in LA.....
    If you wind up going this way, be sure to take this road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    If you wind up going this way, be sure to take this road...
    Rossi's Driveway?
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