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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-21-2001, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,

Well, I did it again. I took my RC51 for another tour last weekend. My two buddies, a VFR and a Harley rider and I took off for Reno, NV but we went through the smaller, twistier highways rather then the interstates. We took Hwy 4 over Ebbets Pass on Friday. It was spectacular. Just as wonderful as I imagined. Then we rode up to Reno for a night at Circus Circus Casino for drinking, gambling and women.

The next morning after our .99 cent Ham and Eggs breakfast we fired up our bikes in the casino garage and set off many car alarms. It was cool. Then we headed down Hwy 395 south for some beautiful scenery. Absolutely stunning! We hit the interchange for Hwy 108 which goes over Sonora Pass, Elev 9624ft. This is probably the most stunning hwy I have ever ridden on. I didnt know what to look at. The outragous twisty road or the breathtaking scenery. As ridiculous as it sounds I rode my RC51 at times at 20mph just to take in the sights.

Our ride took in about 600 plus miles. My legs cramped, but my back was fine. Thank goodness for tankbags. I also used a Throttle Lock and saved my right wrist too.

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This is a picture from Alpine Lake on Hwy 4 heading up in the Sierras. Elevation about 7500ft or so. THe bike ran fine all trip with out any problems. Just alittle hard to cold start in the morning.
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Check out that drop-off. Hwy 4... or should I call it a Siren Song? It just begs your to ride fast then surprises you with a killer curve. This one in particular was so deadly that I had to stop and take a picture. I was heading down the highway at a decent pace and the road had a nice hump to it and then a blind "other side" Well, the other side was this off camber turn to the left. And at 50mph or more it is an immediate turn to the left. I am so glad I was rolling at less then 40. Once again, just taking in the scenery. Btw... look at the skidmarks. It was so steep that I had to place the front wheel off of the road so the bike wouldnt tip over.
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Here is my big RC at Sonora Pass. Spectacular is all I can think off. Hwy 108 is a dream come true.
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This curve was radical! It actually scared me alittle. We doubled back and stopped to just soak it in for alittle while. Then each one of us had to take a piss after. THats how scary this this was. The entrance to this turn was once again blind and could easily be very dangerous.
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This curve was radical! It actually scared me alittle. We doubled back and stopped to just soak it in for alittle while. Then each one of us had to take a piss after. THats how scary this this was. The entrance to this turn was once again blind and could easily be very dangerous. You cant see the last part of the curve but it was just as evil as the beginning.
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Highway 108... I will be back.
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calspeed: Freakin' awesome stuff and great pics!! I've just started up a new website (http://www.sport-touring.net) and I'm looking for exactly stuff like this...pics, writeups, routes, etc.

Would it be possible for me to use the stuff you posted above? If so, just post in here or e-mail me at [email protected]

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Lovely bike, beautiful roads & great pics. cal. Glad to see a good old VFR in there also ! Had a nice run this weekend also, don't think there's many left before the weather turns real shitty.

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Awesome write up Cal. Cool pics too. I really enjoy your posts and pics of your trips. Keep 'em coming.

The only downer is that I wish I had the time to do those tours you take.

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