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    Let's go to the Beach!

    This morning was clear and held the promise of little or no rain.

    Time to go for a ride.

    I wound my way through the hills and over to California 1. The
    Cabrillo Highway.

    Here's a shot looking East from the intersection of Highway 92
    and 35.

    Rode down through Half Moon Bay and headed North. For some
    reason, lots of traffic today. Don't these people work? North
    takes you through the towns of El Granada, Moss Beach and
    Montara before arriving in Pacifica. Along the coast, man has little
    say in how long anything built here will last. As I near Pacifica, I
    ride along what's known as Devil's Slide. This section of road
    frequently washes out leaving the locals inconvenienced by a
    rather long detour from Montara to Pacifica. No stopping for a
    photo today.

    Finally, Pacifica. Home of the Fog Fair. I had the pleasure of
    conversation with one of the local surfers on his way out. Of
    course, he had a motorcycle and the conversation surrounded "dream" trips.
    He to Mexico with his kids and I to Alaska.

    Did a little sight seeing around the town.

    Today was a little cold and I was surprised to see as many
    surfers as there were.

    Some of the West Coast's largest surf can be seen in this area.
    Surfers from around the world head to Maverick's when the surf
    is up.

    Now I'm thinking it's time to start making my way home. I decide
    on 84. It would take me through the towns of La Honda and
    Skylonda (Alice's is in Skylonda). So South on 1.

    A short stop at this most excellent spot for a picnic. Right now,
    I'd settle for something hot. While the sun is out, it definitely has
    no effect on my temp. Though I am wearing my 'stich and layers
    underneath, I have the grips going full tilt and it's a tad cold.
    Right about now, I think the electrics would have been a good

    Another picnic spot is over here...

    Sea foam and driftwood.

    The ride up 84 was pleasant. It's been raining and a little
    caution is a good idea. Often, a fair amount of dirt and
    gravel are washed off the hillsides onto the road.

    All day, the roads have been dry. The exception is a short section
    of 84 between the grocery store and just past of La Honda is wet. Almost as if it had been raining.

    Along the way, I saw numerous motorcycles. A GS at Skylonda,
    a pair headed out the beach on 84 (F650 and a brick), sport
    bikes and handful of Harley's.

    It was a great day for a ride.


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    2014 R1200GSW Rich's Avatar
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    Nice! I see the photos of yours and wish I had been there too, I have yet to get to either coast. Maybe after Spokane.......

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    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
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    A tad cold?

    Eggzackly what does the temp "fall to" for a California biker to have to put his/her grips on high? I noticed there weren't no ice on the ocean that fella was surfin', so it ain't near cold yet Ian.
    Thanks for sharing the lovely shots........damnit.
    I ALMOST rode to work today, it got to the mid 40's this afternoon, but there was too much ice in my driveway and too many icy patches on the sides roads to risk it this morning.
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!

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    I really don't know how cold it was but it weren't no
    Michigan Cold I can tell you that


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    2014 R1200GSW Rich's Avatar
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    Killdeer, ND
    I was kinda wondering too about his heated hand grips on high, I rode the other day when it was 42 degrees, and I couldn't keep mine on high, my hands got way too warm, and I was only wearing unlined leather gloves. I am starting to feel tuff.

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    Marin By God County, California

    Re: A tad cold?

    Originally posted by Cliffy777
    Eggzackly what does the temp "fall to" for a California biker to have to put his/her grips on high?
    31F here at Rancho KBasa this morning. Later it crawled up to about 55.

    . I'm pussified or something.
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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