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Old September 13th @ 05:15 pm   #1
A couple months late, but thought i'de post up a few pictures from my Cali trip in late June. It was AWESOME riding. Wish I had the Busa, but it was even fun on the BMW tanker...

I left Vegas and headed north to try and avoid crossing Death Valley in peak heat. I took the 95 to North of Beatty and took the 168 heading west. The 168 is AWESOME and you should all mark it down as a MUST RIDE. Curvey once you get into it and some incredible scenery. In fact, it goes to one lane for a short while between the mountains. Just amazing. I was hitting it pretty hard on the BMW, and almost lost it big time on an off-camber curve (would have been easy on a sport bike). Still it was a blast.

I took the 395 North and stayed the night at the El Rancho motel in Bishop. Great little place with some kind ederly folks running the joint.

Here'z a pic.

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Old September 13th @ 05:18 pm   #2
Note the snow, it was a bit cold in them there hills...

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Old September 13th @ 05:20 pm   #3
Hit Mono Lake on the way to Yosemite...

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Old September 13th @ 05:22 pm   #4
The pass over Yosemite was closed, and they said it would be closed until JULY due to heavy snow. So, I went North to Sonora Pass, WHAT A TREAT! Totally curvey and amazing scenery...

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Old September 13th @ 05:24 pm   #5
Quite a bit of SNOW on the pass. I guess it just opened...

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Old September 13th @ 05:29 pm   #6
San Fran was great, did Alcatraz, Fisherman's Warf, Golden Gate, etc. But Yosemite with the snow melt was incredible.

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Old September 13th @ 05:30 pm   #7
Nice one!
Old September 13th @ 05:33 pm   #8
Kings Canyon KICKED ASS!!! Wicked curves all the way in and out. Not much traffic. Perfect temp. AMAZING scenery!!!

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Old September 13th @ 05:33 pm   #9
you can see why ansel adams spent so much time in yosemite

it never dissapoints
Old September 13th @ 05:35 pm   #10
And then there was the Land of the Giants... SEQUOIA! Simply awesome...

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sanfrancisco, sequoia, vegas, yosemite

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