The day started out at 55 F, and ended at 105F. It was HOT.The I58 resembles the Mars landscape in places, hot dry, with no visible signs of life, and it's HUGE. Where the I58 crosses the I5 I put 6.1 gallons of gas into the Goldwing. I was glad to get to that station!The road to Kernville is great. Take the right at Fig Orchard. A "proper" alpine road.Kernville is a great place to stop.
After a weekend with Pashit Tours we were on our own, with no more pre-booked hotels. I wanted to ride down the coast road, the Pashnit website had advised 'anti-clockwise' was the better way, closer to the views, easier to find a place to stop. So off to the coast it was.After watching 'The Wild One' some years ago, spotting Hollister on the map, and on the way, we dropped in.
The last day of the pashnit tour. We visited a fire lookout point, in the Eldorado National Forest. This overlooked Union Valley Reservoir. The lookout was OK with the group climbing up to enjoy the view.At Placerville we ate at Denny's and waved bye bye to the group. Jackson was advised as a destination, as it was higher ground, and we'd find it cooler. It was hot getting there.
The second day of the Pashnit Tour An early morning visit to Bodie, an abandoned gold mining town. It's well worth a visit. The last few miles of road is a dirt road, it's good enough for any motorcycle.
Click on Title above for map and more picturesThis morning we picked up a GL1800 goldwing from EagleRider in San Francisco.Then we rode down to Fisherman's wharf for lunch, which was similar to Blackpool but bigger!!Afterwards a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and North on I1 to get used to the Wing. Then off to Livermore for the 2nd nights hotel.
A weekend visit to Bobbies sister in ShepshedWe booked into the Grange Court as it's 100 yards away from her sisters.After planning a route on Google Maps to avoid motorways, and loading it into the Garmin, we set off on the FJR1300.We had heavy rain, high winds, and sunshine.
Shore Excursion from the Three Gorges of the Yangtze at Fengdu, China, to a limestone cave called "Snowy Jade Cave.
Headed up to Alta Loma yesterday with Brian and decided to bring the bikes along to do some exploring in Brian's old back yard. Despite the efforts of some of the local residents to close off the trails we were able to find our way up into the mountains through what has now become goat trails. Great trip and we got to see some snow up close and personal.
This is the return trip, to Shiga. Back in early November 2008, five of us went into this area for a weekend of mountain-biking, as well as other activities. Upon our return we vowed to return in winter, when there was some snow about, for some snow riding. But, as you can see, we were unable to venture very far, because of the depth of the snow. This made biking almost, if not, impossable.
Water Taxi across both Upper and Lower Echo Lakes. Hike the Pacific Crest trail to Lake Aloha. Scrabble up a glacier moraine to Jabu Lake. Then back down and out.