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On The Road Again...

By Henchman, 04/16/2019
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I'm jealous, @Henchman!  Glad that Sheriff from the beginning of your ride didn't make an appearance again later... :) 

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51 minutes ago, micah2074 said:

Nice! Bike sounds great. Where is this?

This is Hwy 128 east going out to Lake Berryessa , part of  the "Berryessa GP".

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13 minutes ago, texscottyd said:

I'm jealous, @Henchman!  Glad that Sheriff from the beginning of your ride didn't make an appearance again later... :) 

That was the first one I saw that day, but I saw 2 more sheriffs and one CHP on a Harley (he waved).  That is why I normally don't go out that way on a weekend, but I had little choice what with time off and 80 degree weather. 😁

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Lake Berryessa, I’ll maybe have to look that place up when I’m out there in August. 

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31 minutes ago, micah2074 said:

Lake Berryessa, I’ll maybe have to look that place up when I’m out there in August. 

It took me a minute to connect why Lake Berryessa sounded so familiar.   Aside from an unfortunate connection to the famous Zodiac murders of the late 1960s, it's where this fascinating flood control design is in place above the dam... dubbed the Lake Berryessa Glory Hole:   

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42 minutes ago, texscottyd said:

It took me a minute to connect why Lake Berryessa sounded so familiar.   Aside from an unfortunate connection to the famous Zodiac murders of the late 1960s, it's where this fascinating flood control design is in place above the dam... dubbed the Lake Berryessa Glory Hole:   

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Ugh. I hate that thing so much. It terrifies me to no end. 

 

1 hour ago, micah2074 said:

Lake Berryessa, I’ll maybe have to look that place up when I’m out there in August. 

That area has some fantastic roads. As henchman says, that area is "Berryessa GP" for good reason. IIRC you had a thread or a post about the route you were considering on that trip right?

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1 hour ago, koth442 said:

Ugh. I hate that thing so much. It terrifies me to no end. 

 

That area has some fantastic roads. As henchman says, that area is "Berryessa GP" for good reason. IIRC you had a thread or a post about the route you were considering on that trip right?

Yep and it looks like with a minor reroute I can hit 128. 

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13 minutes ago, micah2074 said:

Yep and it looks like with a minor reroute I can hit 128. 

I'm going to be passing through the Napa/Calistoga area around Memorial Day.  After seeing this post, I think I will detour through 128 as well.  It looks like a fantastic road.

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1 hour ago, betoney said:

I'm going to be passing through the Napa/Calistoga area around Memorial Day.  After seeing this post, I think I will detour through 128 as well.  It looks like a fantastic road.

And every day I hate you just a little bit more, @betoney...  

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13 minutes ago, texscottyd said:

And every day I hate you just a little bit more, @betoney...  

:D

Hahaha, I truly laughed out loud reading that.  🍺

If you want to hate me a little bit more, I will be taking the above mentioned trip to Santa Cruz and then 2 weeks later my brother and I along with 2 other buddies are going back to Northern California on a 7 day "twisty extravaganza" riding from the Redwoods on the coast, through Shasta-Trinity, Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, Donner Pass, Tahoe, Monitor/Sonora Passes and parts of Historic Highway 49.  👍 

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7 hours ago, betoney said:

Hahaha, I truly laughed out loud reading that.  🍺

If you want to hate me a little bit more, I will be taking the above mentioned trip to Santa Cruz and then 2 weeks later my brother and I along with 2 other buddies are going back to Northern California on a 7 day "twisty extravaganza" riding from the Redwoods on the coast, through Shasta-Trinity, Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, Donner Pass, Tahoe, Monitor/Sonora Passes and parts of Historic Highway 49.  👍 

I'm sure you know there are some great roads coming into Santa Cruz. Hwy 236 is a fantastic road that splits off of hwy 9 and connects back to hwy 9. It's almost like it was made for us twisty lovers because it connects nothing to nothing haha!

Don't forget the  gratuitous picture on Hwy 36 on your 7 day extravaganza. Which I too hate you for btw.

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If you get a chance, visiting Sasquatch in Happy Camp is a good idea. Coming from Oregon, you could grab Greyback Rd (as google calls it) aka Happy Camp Rd (as the street signs indicate) connecting Hwy 199 to Hwy 96.

 

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@koth442  thanks for the info on the Santa Cruz area.  I’ve ridden Northern Ca. Many times but this is my first time to Santa Cruz and unfortunately it’s  just a very brief trip. 

On the 7 day trip we are indeed going through Happy Camp but will be coming from Yreka direction on 96 and will head West on 299 to Eureka for the night. 

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4 hours ago, betoney said:

@koth442  thanks for the info on the Santa Cruz area.  I’ve ridden Northern Ca. Many times but this is my first time to Santa Cruz and unfortunately it’s  just a very brief trip. 

On the 7 day trip we are indeed going through Happy Camp but will be coming from Yreka direction on 96 and will head West on 299 to Eureka for the night. 

You can't go wrong on 96. It's great either way!

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