Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: A long ride 5-26-07

  1. #1
    Senior Member yamaha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Name
    James
    Location
    Vallejo
    Bike(s)
    Yamaha Majesty
    Posts
    501

    Thumbup A long ride 5-26-07

    A long ride indeed, 157 miles just to start the real ride. Actually, I deviated from my original plan which was to go straight to Shasta, but when I saw Red Bluff, Hwy 36 instantly came to mind and if I don't ride it now who knows when I'll get a chance, too.
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (600 x 400).jpg
Views: 421
Size:  58.0 KB
    And so my 1st ride is Hwy 36, even if I didn't go the whole length I got a pretty good taste of it. About 1/3 of the way I turned off @ Platina rd
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (30) (795 x 353).jpg
Views: 417
Size:  78.7 KB
    and from what I've just experienced (Hwy 36 ) I can say that this road is a close mini version of 36. Next I get lost, like I said I deviated from my original plan, and I ended up on some cool roads with tons of Harley's going the other way. Finally I get to Turtle Bay Exploration Park to do some recon, planning to take my son this summer, just wanted to have a looksy.
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (76) (600 x 400).jpg
Views: 422
Size:  59.4 KB
    Next on my list the 3 Shasta's, so up 151 I go and I'm thinking how cool it would be to ride across and maybe, even take some pictures. Turns out you need to fill out an application, then after they do a backround check and make sure I'm not on any terrorist list I get a permit (1 week later) so I can ride my scoot across the Dam. Like if I was a terrorist I'm gonna wait for a permit so I can terrorize the place, I didn't even bother walking across, it was too long.
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (89) (600 x 450).jpg
Views: 415
Size:  59.3 KB
    On my original plan my next rides will take me to Burney so I can check out the falls (3miles round trip on foot 2c it, I'm sorry I'm riding 2day), then south on Hwy 89 through Lassen Volcanic park and then continue on to Quincy then back track on Hwy 70 to Oroville. So you probably guessed by now that that's not the way I went, smart guy. Instead I'm on I-5 to Hwy 99 to Chico. Took a quick peek of Bidwell Mansion and I'm off again.
    Name:  IMG_2670 (600 x 450).jpg
Views: 417
Size:  96.3 KB
    When I get to Hwy 70 I got this urge 2go2 Quincy, the sign says 72 miles I'm thinking x2 and it's almost 3pm,
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (100) (732 x 385).jpg
Views: 415
Size:  62.1 KB
    so I compromised, the first landmark (bridge/tunnel) then I'm turning back.
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (109) (800 x 336).jpg
Views: 605
Size:  107.4 KB
    Another road not on my list Cherokee rd, hmm, it's the shortest way to Oroville Dam, ok. You ever get on those wooden coaster, the ride is bumpy w/short turns that whips you side2side in your seat w/alot of jerk action? thats what I felt during the 1st half of the ride and almost aldaway to the end, but you know in that coaster ride your screamin and yelling and just having a good ol' time, yeehaw!
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (123) (600 x 450).jpg
Views: 595
Size:  106.1 KB
    So now I'm on my 2nd dam 42day and you don't actually see water flowing on the other side of this one, huh! You can grow a vineyard on this side of the dam, just dirt and weeds, plenty of water on the other side.
    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (139) (891 x 342).jpg
Views: 397
Size:  79.5 KB
    By now it's 5p and I'm know where close to home, so that's it I'm going back to the panderosa and corral me some beef, I'm hungry. Oh, did I mention I left the house @ 4am and got back @ 8pm, 587miles! My longest ride on the scooter in 1 day, it's not Iron Butt, but close enuff 4me.
    http://media.putfile.com/A-long-ride-5-26-07-31 , the tracks are by Sitti she reigns from the Philippines and her genre Bossa Nova, enjoy!

    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (21) (600 x 450).jpg
Views: 590
Size:  91.6 KB

    Name:  A long ride 5-26-07 (53) (711 x 323).jpg
Views: 397
Size:  70.0 KB
    Name:  IMG_2761 (600 x 450).jpg
Views: 571
Size:  50.9 KB

  2. #2
    Senior Member DaveG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Name
    Dave
    Location
    Redding, CA
    Bike(s)
    '06 Yamaha FZ1, 79 CBX, '04 WR450
    Posts
    506

    Re: A long ride 5-26-07

    Wow, you went so far and saw so much, as well as missed so much (much like the rest of us). Each time I come back from a ride I tell myself that I'm gonna do that one again except take more time! Good job and nice ride report.
    2006 FZ1
    2004 WR450
    1982 Ascot
    1979 CBX

  3. #3
    Road Scholar BigD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Name
    Dennis
    Location
    Rio Vista, CA
    Bike(s)
    05 ST1300, 09 DR 650
    Posts
    1,545

    Re: A long ride 5-26-07

    James, You have been quite the Road Warrior as of late. Congratulations on the extended kitchen pass and an excellent ride. After about 350/400 miles I am (my rear is) toasted. Gotta get a better seat for sure.
    You da man on yo bad moto scooter!
    Happy Trails.

  4. #4
    Senior Member ontheGaS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Name
    Roger
    Location
    Minden NV
    Bike(s)
    BMW 1150GS Yamaha WR450F
    Posts
    250

    Re: A long ride 5-26-07

    James, you did an awesome ride on one sweet machine! Whoda
    thought a "scooter" would be so capable? Thanks for stopping
    to take pics to share. BTW, IMOH, you did the best section of
    Hwy 36, one that I've gone out and back on twice in a day.

  5. #5
    Junior Member the_stickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Name
    Brett
    Location
    South Carolina
    Bike(s)
    '94 Virago 750
    Posts
    22

    Re: A long ride 5-26-07

    Great ride report, James. Thanks much for sharing your ride with us. Majestys sure ride smooth, don't they?

    I make my "1st big ride" on my 2007 Majesty June 1st when I will do 320 miles from SC to WV for my son's graduation. Then trek back over the mountains and thru the woods to home again 2 days later. Gonna try and take some pictures on the way back to share with folks.

    Ride safe and often!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What is a long ride to you?
    By PT_Cruiser in forum General
    Replies: 102
    Last Post: 08-25-2007, 06:40 AM
  2. How long til I ride???
    By LilSassyBkrChic in forum Pashnit Chit-chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-09-2007, 11:23 AM
  3. First long Ride
    By Ladywulf in forum General
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-07-2006, 11:02 AM
  4. seven two one; the long ride - 02.05.06
    By com3 in forum California - Road Trips & Pics, pics, pics
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 02-09-2006, 11:30 AM
  5. Best one-day rental and ride around Long Beach, CA
    By slp60 in forum Travel Advice & Ride Routing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-22-2005, 09:10 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •