Suzuki GS850L

Stories of Bikes I have owned through the years

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Australian Road Rider

Special Thanks! To our Pashnit Tours rider Bruce Lebowitz who while here in the USA for a conference  opted to call us to handle his free time.


By signing up for a tour 'After the Conference', he was able to maximize his time here in the United States.


Click to See the photos from Bruce's motorcycle tour

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OUR EMAIL: Hey Tim, I've admired and followed your site personally and professionally for years now, so I suppose it was only a matter of time that I'd end up running an article about one of your tours. Cat MacLeod wrote it, and It'll be in Motorcycle Escape magazine.

All the best, Andy Cherney
Editor, Motorcycle Escape Magazine

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As for the two books - Those are based off rather copious journals I kept along the way while traveling.  While riding, I hadn't come up with the idea to convert it into a book until later, I was just recording everything that happened- interesting people you meet, and strange things that happen.  The books were actually written a year or two later based off the respective journals.  The 10,000 mile book took 2 years to write; it was a tremendous amount of work!

Motorcycle Journeys
through North America

Special Thanks: in order to moto-author Dale Coyner for publishing Pashnit Photography multiple times in his latest book, "Motorcycle Journeys through North America". Pashnit Photography was honored with a full-page spread of Highway 36.


Other photos from the author of Pashnit were also used in the book.

Available through Whitehorse Press

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Special Thanks to Cycle World's SportBike Magazine for publishing my article about turning a Suzuki Hayabusa into the ultimate sport touring machine.

Buell Ulysses XB12X Bike Review
Written by Time Mayhew


Pashnit Photography featured in Motorcyclist


Pashnit Motorcycle Tours made an appearance on the FOX40 News in this engaging news piece about organized touring on a motorcycle. Shot on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the Memorial Day Tour in May- this proved to be great fun and entirely a new media to work with.

After several hours of interviews and filming the tour participants, the news station had their story! Watch the video with the link below. You can read the full story here.

Watch the video here 

Is the California Motorcycle Roads compilation available in a book form?

Someday. But not yet. A book project in some regards would seem inevitable.  When you have this much text, the immense traffic, and the intense following that has gained- it sounds as if it would have to be something that just has to happen.

One of the more interesting things I have been asked for is a Coffee Table book of Pashnit Photography of California Roads.  The more I think about that, the more I like that idea.

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About Pashnit:

Tim Mayhew has devoted nearly 30 years to photographing and writing about California roads riding 300,000 miles across North America. His tireless efforts on the California Motorcycle Roads web site have spread across the globe becoming the encyclopedic guidebook for motorcycle travel in California. As of 2021, Tim has been designing & leading professional motorcycle tours across California, Oregon & Nevada for 18 years.
Learn more about riding with Tim on a  
Pashnit Motorcycle Tour in 2021.


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Dear Pashnite, the 1999-era California Motorcycle Roads you have used for the last 20 years to plan your rides has been retired.

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Two decades later, it's time to rebuild. A lot of work will go into building a site like this from scratch. It will take time. Thousands of hours, years actually. I think only a crazy person would attempt a project like this. Which is why there is no equal. The original CMR had 300 webpages of roads, 600 pages of text, thousands of photos, tens of thousands of links and was made up of 241,148 files. I would like to double that. It will take time to rebuild this site. I appreciate your support over the last 20 years. Hundreds more road pages are coming.  -Tim

Want to help? Pashnit is simply a hobby and labor of love. Consider donating $20 to help support this site. The all-new California Motorcycle Roads site is 100% free to access by all. There are no ads, no gunk, no clutter, no popups because users support the growth of this site. Want to be the first to see new roads & articles that are steadily added?  Use subscribe link above.
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Pashnit Site Map:

Avenue of the Giants
Bald Hills Rd - Orick to Hoopa
Bodie Ghost Town
Branscomb Rd - Laytonville
Breckenridge Rd - Bakersfield
Bridgeport Covered Bridge
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Foxen Canyon Rd
Forest Rd 1 - Titlow Hill S. Fork Mountain Rd
Forest Rd 23S16 - Road with no Name
Gazelle Callahan Rd - Marble Wilderness
Glass Mountain - Lava Beds NM
Highway 1 - Big Sur Coastline
Highway 1 - North 
Highway 108 - Sonora Pass
Highway 120 - Tioga Pass
Highway 229 - Rossi's Driveway
Highway 245 - Tulare County
Highway 25 - Airline Highway
Highway 254 - Avenue of the Giants

Highway 270 - Bodie SHP
Highway 299 - Trinity Scenic Byway
Highway 3 - Hayfork Pass
Highway 36 - 1800 Curves in 140 Miles
Highway 4 - Ebbetts Pass
Highway 49 - The Little Dragon
Highway 49 - Yuba Pass
Highway 58 - California Valley

Highway 89 - Lassen NP- Coming Soon
Highway 89 - Monitor Pass
Highway 96 - Klamath River Run
Horse Ridge Lookout Rd - S Fork Mtn Summit
Ice House Rd - Crystal Basin
Jesus Maria Rd - Mokelumne Hill
Knights Ferry Covered Bridge
Little Tujunga Rd - Angeles National Forest
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
Manzanar War Internment Camp - Coming Soon
Mattole Rd - The Lost Coast
Mosquito Ridge - French Meadows Reservoir
Nacimiento Rd - Big Sur Range
Old Creek Rd - Cayucos
Panoche Rd - San Benito Range
Pleasant Valley Rd - Penn Valley
Santa Rosa Creek Rd - Cambria
Santa Rosa Rd  - Lompoc

South Fork Mountain Rd
Stony Creek Rd - Jackson
Sutter Ione Rd - Sutter Creek
Sutters Fort State Historic Park
Tepusquet Rd  - Solvang

Titlow Hill Road - Forest Rd 1 

Wards Ferry Rd - Graffiti Bridge

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