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Forum: Road Reports- Conditions, Construction 05-08-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By Dimond
Re: Tioga Road

Just got word from the folks at Mono Lake. They say that 120 West from 395 is TOTALLY open - and that the CalTrans report is just 'confusing!. So, I am going on Thursday (May 10, 2012)!
Forum: Road Reports- Conditions, Construction 05-08-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By Dimond
Re: Tioga Road

I would like to ride 120 from 395 to crane flat Thursday, May 10, 2012 - but the Cal Trans report as of May 8th says the road is closed (see below). Does anyone know if I can 'sneak' by? Say I am...
Forum: General 05-03-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,552
Posted By Dimond
Motorcycle-Like Sound Generator?

When driving I often hear, especially those bikes that are lane splitting, an approaching high pitched sound of a sport bike or the deep rumble of a cruiser. Maybe I can not see the bike - but I...
Forum: Road Reports- Conditions, Construction 04-19-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,935
Posted By Dimond
Re: Route 88 - Carson Pass Road Conditions?

Thanks SanPedro for the heads up! And thanks to JCZ for the recent ride report - especially sharing all those great photos!

I will be heading up route 88 past Kirkwood -and then around Tahoe...
Forum: Road Reports- Conditions, Construction 04-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,935
Posted By Dimond
Route 88 - Carson Pass Road Conditions?

Planning a ride from San Francisco Bay Area to South Lake Tahoe via Route 88 (past Kirkwood) next week or the week after. I have never been on this road before. Is it decent pavement all the way? ...
Forum: General 04-16-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,141
Posted By Dimond
Re: Ever get a lane-splitting ticket in CA? Why? Where?

Tom1500 - I avoid 'passing on the right' when 'lane sharing' with moving traffic (say over 10-15mph); however, when traffic is stopped (or nearly so), as in your Riley street example, I would have no...
Forum: Becoming A Better Rider- A place for the New Rider 03-26-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dimond
Re: Your lane turn technique at stoplights?

CRASH - Thanks for your input. I have adopted your rules as they not only make sense but they also fit my style of riding and type of bike (others having sports bikes are in a whole different...
Forum: Becoming A Better Rider- A place for the New Rider 03-12-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dimond
Your lane turn technique at stoplights?

There are lots of times when riding 'city' roads that I come to a traffic light (or stop sign) where many vehicles are 'stopped' while waiting for a left or right turn in lanes designated 'solely'...
Forum: General 03-12-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,141
Posted By Dimond
Ever get a lane-splitting ticket in CA? Why? Where?

I am not an aggressive lane splitter - but I do it - mostly when traffic is below 30 mph (especially when it is stopped, or nearly so, at traffic lights, construction areas, cities, or heavy...
Forum: General 02-26-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By Dimond
Solo/Group Ride Lane Position on Freeways

When riding SOLO on freeways/interstates, which lane do you like to ride in (number 1 being closest to center divide) and why? Any difference in which lane that you like to ride in if you are on a...
Forum: California - Road Trips & Pics, pics, pics 02-23-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,862
Posted By Dimond
Re: Death Valley Ride

Hoping some Death Valley tent camping big bike expert can help! What 'unpaved' roads can a big tourer (e.g.,Goldwing) travel to get the necessary 2 miles off 'paved' roads where camping is allowed...
Forum: Group Rides & Upcoming Events 02-23-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,740
Posted By Dimond
Re: Group Rides Calendar

Nice job Mehran. Never ceases to amaze me how much effort folks like yourself expend to benefit us all! I just completed a 'ride' that I would never have know about (and missed!) without your...
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