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    Quote Originally Posted by droveto View Post
    Unfortunately it looks like the website motorcycleroads.com is no longer operating.
    But there was a road up there that was on my bucket list that went from the coast to inland. I believe the road starts with a sign that says, "warning, curvy road next 111 miles."

    Hoping someone here knows what I'm talking about so that I can perhaps give you a good option, as well as write it down so that I can find it. I know it's pretty far north. I used to live in Santa Cruz and generally stayed between San Francisco and LA so I don't know that much about those roads north of SF.
    That'd be CA36.

    If you're heading north, I can't recommend the Butler NorCal Map highly enough. I've lived here for nearly 25 years and it still shows me roads I've never ridden.

    A classic loop is the 36>3>299 loop out of Eureka. It's a full day with everything from goat trails to perfect and endless sweepers all day long.

    https://butlermaps.com/motorcycle-ro...alifornia-map/

    They make these for a bunch of states and the roads they point you toward are absolutely outstanding. These aren't like Mad Maps, which seem to be directed to the "roadhouse tour" gang, but to folks like us that want to see cool stuff and ride cool roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    Eureka and Crescent City isn't a bad ride. There are roads up that way that are pretty good. Also, there was a motel in Crescent City made from one redwood tree, the curly redwood lodge? It's been a while. Old school pull in front of your door type of place. Lots of fishing boats there, reminded me of a New England town.
    The Best Western on the south end of Eureka is pretty decent and you can walk to restaurants, including a terrific breakfast joint right in their parking lot. Beers are a short walk away, including a brewery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    That'd be CA36.

    If you're heading north, I can't recommend the Butler NorCal Map highly enough. I've lived here for nearly 25 years and it still shows me roads I've never ridden.

    A classic loop is the 36>3>299 loop out of Eureka. It's a full day with everything from goat trails to perfect and endless sweepers all day long.

    https://butlermaps.com/motorcycle-ro...alifornia-map/

    They make these for a bunch of states and the roads they point you toward are absolutely outstanding. These aren't like Mad Maps, which seem to be directed to the "roadhouse tour" gang, but to folks like us that want to see cool stuff and ride cool roads.
    Thanks Dave. That one is on its way to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwjeff View Post
    Thaks Dave. That one is on its way to me.
    I have a neighbor that just moved up from LA. He's got a couple interesting Porsches (GT2! 964!) and he's been exploring that map for a year or so now.
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    With the national rally being in Redmond next year, a trial run up to Oregon sounds good. So, Iím going with some buddies up to the Chief Joseph Rally. Thanks for all the suggestions, and Butler Map for Oregon is on its way.
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