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Offline Cali Cruiser

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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2020, 01:09:50 pm »
I'm in!! 2-4 days are good for me!! Gotta do PCH and maybe a couple of passes if they are open! Yosemite!! Highways 36 and 299 on the way up or back! Redwood NP is always awesome too! Gotta see Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox too!

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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2020, 06:00:33 pm »
Kim, check out hiway 254 just south of Stafford to south of Phillipsville  ( Ave of the Giants)

Have you ever run from the 254 , the Mattole road to the coast to Ferndale? Is that a good run?
Yes it is awesome, but very rough in spots. Beat me up even on my dual sport. But if you keep it under race pace it's fine. Incredible scenery and hardly any people.
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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2020, 08:41:00 pm »
Kim, check out hiway 254 just south of Stafford to south of Phillipsville  ( Ave of the Giants)

Have you ever run from the 254 , the Mattole road to the coast to Ferndale? Is that a good run?
Yes it is awesome, but very rough in spots. Beat me up even on my dual sport. But if you keep it under race pace it's fine. Incredible scenery and hardly any people.

Excellent Thanks all.

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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2020, 09:49:58 am »
Kim, check out hiway 254 just south of Stafford to south of Phillipsville  ( Ave of the Giants)

Have you ever run from the 254 , the Mattole road to the coast to Ferndale? Is that a good run?
Yes it is awesome, but very rough in spots. Beat me up even on my dual sport. But if you keep it under race pace it's fine. Incredible scenery and hardly any people.
Traffic can be a problem at times, at least there are some passing zones.

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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2020, 01:40:11 pm »
Well I signed up for the National in Vancouver, WA. Not staying at the hotel but am camping at Battleground Lake State Park.  Anybody else camping?  Not sure of route yet.

If anyone is an aviation enthusiast, check out Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.  It is quite spectacular.  You can tour the Spruce Goose and get your picture taken just like Howard Hughes sitting at the controls. 

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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2020, 04:21:57 pm »

Kim, check out hiway 254 just south of Stafford to south of Phillipsville  ( Ave of the Giants)

Have you ever run from the 254 , the Mattole road to the coast to Ferndale? Is that a good run?
Yes it is awesome, but very rough in spots. Beat me up even on my dual sport. But if you keep it under race pace it's fine. Incredible scenery and hardly any people.
Traffic can be a problem at times, at least there are some passing zones.
It's California, traffic either moves aside or you just go around wherever you want. Ive never had a traffic problem in that part of California except on 299 due to roadwork. But why would anyone ride 299 when 36 is right there. I haven't seen anyone mention CA 3 from 36 up to Yreka but it's fantastic also. More open and flowing for big bikes or guys who aren't tryna drag a peg everywhere. Going over Mt Scott and down the Trinity past the reservoir is very memorable, as is the section south of 299 through Hayfork. I dare you to ride that and not look at Hayfork real estate listings afterward. Fair warning on 96, it is very rough at superlegal speeds, though still great. The length of 3 is buttery smooth. 299 is in great shape, 36 is a little tore up between Wildwood and Platina, otherwise good. Platina road from 36 back into Redding is an outstanding super moto style route with great views. This is all as of October.
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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2020, 06:41:14 pm »
Accommodations booked for Sunday-Friday!

I'll be traveling on business the week prior, so riding up from Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday and Sunday, then back down Friday-Sunday after the rally. Routes pending as I watch this thread for inspiration.
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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2020, 01:24:55 am »
Accommodations booked for Sunday-Friday!

I'll be traveling on business the week prior, so riding up from Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday and Sunday, then back down Friday-Sunday after the rally. Routes pending as I watch this thread for inspiration.
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Re: 2020 Nat travel planning thread
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2020, 03:25:51 am »
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Guess I need to get my reservations in too! Should be a lotta fun coming and going from the National this year!

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