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Old 09-08-2010, 11:44 PM   #11
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Later on...yes, it's waterproof too.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:47 PM   #12
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Next day, we ride up Santa Rosa Creek Rd, down Rossi's Driveway and across the Central Valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Goofy. Just plain goofy.

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Highway 58 and across

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Granite Rd north of Bakersfield leads into Glennville

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:51 PM   #13
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The goal is one of the Southern Sierra's best hidden gems. Rd 23S16.

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The view at 7500 ft.

If you look closely, you can see a thin line at center.

That's Sherman Pass as it climbs out of the Kern River Valley and heads towards Nevada. And you thought you've ridden every road.

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Wondering where on earth this road is? How about a view of the earth to help out.



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Old 09-08-2010, 11:54 PM   #14
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Rd 23S16 rides northward to meet up with the Western Divide Hwy.

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Joe, Hana and the riders

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Joe and Kevin

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:57 PM   #15
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The Western Divide Hwy.

Here it drops out the Sierra Nevada practically straight down.

Imagine riding tight switchback corners for some 10 miles.

Here's a screenshot from some hi-def video shot in slow-motion. A handy feature of the GoPro HD video camera...

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:59 PM   #16
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Day 3 begins with an early start to beat the traffic into Sequoia National Park.

It works great and we encounter few other traffic for the entire hour of twisty road-riding it takes to get to the top of the mountain.

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Giant Sequoias!

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:03 AM   #17
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The sense of scale...

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The climb up Morro Rock to 6500 ft

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What's interesting about this photo as we are standing on top of that shadow.

Plus a view of the road we just came up.

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:05 AM   #18
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See across the entire state of California on a clear day

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Top of the World, Ma.

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Getting a sense of scale?

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:09 AM   #19
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More rigging to get the shot.

This angle is fun as you see the underside of the bike as the video plays.

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Mary & Marco in the bottom of Kings Canyon

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Later on, Walking through a Giant Sequoia

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:11 AM   #20
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Time for a walk.

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We've all come to see this.

If you look very closely, you can see people on the left and right .

How's that for scale.

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