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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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I just got back from the left coast and just had to tell someone about the rides I had.... When my son picked me up at San francisco airport he told me that he had rented me a bike for the weekend.(He has a Vol.)When we got to his place we had to go for a quick ride.- It was only midnight ! He had rented me a Kaw. 800 Classic. The same bike I used to have.The next morning we headed for Alice's Restaurant (you know Arlo Guthrie song).After a quick lunch and a short discussion with a local crotch rocket pilot about how his safety suit (looked like a power ranger to me) we headed across the ridges towards Half Moon Bay and then south on US 1.What a awesome view of the Ocean?!!! We stopped and took some pictures,continued to Santa Cruz and then back over the mountains to home.The next day we went north past San Francisco and up over Us 1 again.It took us about an hour to go about 25 miles because of all the twisties and the fact that I couldn't stop gawking at the view of the ocean.We turned around and headed south through San Fran. down to rte 9. ( La Honda?) and back over the mountains to home.On Monday we headed back over rte 9 to US1 and south to Monterrey. The wind was blowing so hard for about 20 miles I swear that my left peg was scraping the whole time.We made it home after dark.We put about 600 miles on that rental bike and I loved it every minute of it.The weather was great,the views and twisties were awesome and the company was fantastic! Best of all my son will be flying in next week and we'll be riding to Thunder in The Valley. Life is good Paul

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sounds like an awesome trip...get the pictures up so we can all enjoy it!
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You went to Santa Cruz and you didn't go to MariAnne's Ice Cream and get me some Alice B. Toklas Brownie Fudge Ice Cream?? Man, that makes me miss living there for a minute! lol That part of living there was fun...it was all the stinking traffic every single day getting to anywhere fun that was bad. I know you had an AWESOME ride and I was actually picturing it all in my mind while I was reading it. Thanks for the virtual ride Pretty neat to go up to Alice's restaurant huh?



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I love reading about stuff like that. I need to get out more.

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Yup! fun ride. I haven't been up there for quite a while now, maybe next year. One of the things I like about the central coast is about the same type of riding but less traffic.

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Sounds like a great ride, but concerning the title of the thread -- Since when did they take US 1 and move it from the East Coast to the West Coast? Did I not get the memo or something?
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Sounds awsome, I would love to ride with an ocean view someday,,,when the kids are older, LOL

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Posted a few pictures of the ride,more to come

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Sounds like a great ride.

Is that Greensburg, PA?

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Know that area well! My Sister use to live in La Honda for years. They use to have a car race down that road every year. All the curves are banked so you can really haul butt!
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