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Old 05-08-2007, 08:33 AM
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Guys, do you think a fully loaded S (system cases and big tailbag) can do 140 miles of twisty roads on one filling of fuel? I ask because in my research, this would be the furthest stretch of road with only one fuel stop. Unless someone happens to know of another fuel stop along this route. Anyone?

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HELL yes! Unlees you've got your fuel nanny cranked up to 11, loaded or not your fuel consumption should hardly change.
Just for piece of mind, have your riding partner carry extra fuel...
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Sergio,

There are a lot of sections where you could turn off you engine and coast to save fuel too
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Thanks guys.

Ivan, you mentioned Monitor Pass... we most likely will be taking SR4 instead of SR108. Would it be better to hang a left on SR89 then to SR88? Or stay on SR89 to the 395 and to Topaz Lake?

On the off chance we take the 108 over to the 395, then we'll most likely go 89--->88---Tahoe.

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.. we most likely will be taking SR4 instead of SR108. Would it be better to hang a left on SR89 then to SR88? Or stay on SR89 to the 395 and to Topaz Lake?

On the off chance we take the 108 over to the 395, then we'll most likely go 89--->88---Tahoe.
SR4 is a great hunk of pavement. But try to duck off Hwy 49 just North of Sonora to Columbia. Then scrub peg on Parrotts Ferry road to SR4.

East on SR4 is a hoot. Try to slow down for a look a Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Just a loop through the parking area will humble you.

Pavement narrows near the top. You will not want to speed anyway.

Once over the top ~9000ft. you will drop into the Carson drainage then you will ride the banks of the East Carson for a very short time then TURN RIGHT ON 89 !!!!!

RIDE MONITOR !!!!

Then turn around at 395 and

RIDE IT AGAIN !!!!

Then back to Markleeville, West on 88/89, then North to Tahoe.

You'll see why
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SR4 is a great hunk of pavement. ... TURN RIGHT ON 89 !!!!!

RIDE MONITOR !!!!

Then turn around at 395 and

RIDE IT AGAIN !!!!

Then back to Markleeville, West on 88/89, then North to Tahoe.

You'll see why
I totally agree!
Then head into Markleeville. Take the 88 North to the 206 (left) which will bring you to the 207 / Kingsbury Grade. The view dropping into the Tahoe Basin is fantastic from there. AND unless you enjoy traffic (are you in Tahoe during the weekend?) head around the east side of the lake. The west side has the view of Emerald Bay but typically a ton of traffic (and LEO's). I would just buy the post card and go East young man. Better vista IMHO and it drops you right near Steve's place. that's my 2 cents.
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Pass opened on Friday guys just for info...
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Sergio,
Just saw this on Pashnit.
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108 was not so great. fresh tar snakes were extra goopy. i didn't enjoy the feeling of an 800 lb. motorcycle wiggling through corners. i stopped and stepped on a snake and it was really yucky. be careful. <<

SR4 is the way to go!
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199 is a nice (unexpectedly so) road. AndyM and I just did it. Watch for wild turkeys.

The road in and out of Lassen (89?) is a good one too, but I haven't done it in a few years.
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Monitor Pass it is!

Depending on our fuel, time, etc, we'll either ride it once, or up and back again. I figure it's a nice stretch as my Garmin mapping software didn't particularly like to route us through that section. I had to enter in a half a dozen waypoints in order to 'force' it to route us up and over the pass.

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unless you planning to hookup at 395 it wouldn't be worth much to run down and back. once you get past the pass proper and come out on the flatlands on 89 to 395 it's all pretty flat and bla...
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Turns out SR120 through Yosemite is now open... so we'll be going through Yosemite on this one.



Then, it's a relatively straight shot up to Monitor Pass via the 395...




Two crossings of the Sierra Nevadas in one day. Should be quite nice. Tomorrow is D-day!
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Okay but if you have been in Yosemite already... I would still do SR4.)

Now that I think about it even though the road if kinda boring, I have to say that the section of 395 between Highway 120 and Coleville is beautiful (Especially Mono Lake and Bridgeport area.

Maybe you could do a up and back on SR4 on the back side. It is that side of the Sierra's that is by far the most spectacular.

You could gas up in Coleville, head up monitor pass turm left on SR4 and take it up to Alpine Lake then turn around and head back to Markleeville.

What ever you do have fun (I know you will!!!) and Take Pictures!!!

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Turns out SR120 through Yosemite is now open... so we'll be going through Yosemite on this one.



Then, it's a relatively straight shot up to Monitor Pass via the 395...




Two crossings of the Sierra Nevadas in one day. Should be quite nice. Tomorrow is D-day!
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Well, Sergio and Arbi rolled into town last night around 7pm. After getting a beer and settled in, we went to the local fancy schmancy pizza joint and split a duck sausage pizza and had another beer. Sergio and Arbi treated, so they're invited to come back. Those guys have a ton of pictures and videos, and Sergio did some fantastic work hand-holding the camera while riding. Arbi's memory card was nearly full, so we copied the images onto a disc to make room for more. Arbi really enjoyed Gromit, Zeke, and Bodhi, so he's welcome to come back. This morning we rode to Tahoe City to have breakfast at Rosie's on the way out. I joined them for about 4 hours, then returned home. Ray Taylor's friend Rick (who rode the Tahoe Triple Crown last year on the K1200RS) rode by on his bicycle, so he joined us for breakfast...









From left to right, Sergio, me, Rick, and Arbi:






The Sergio pack mule:






The black demon:






The Arbik Rockster. Arbi's huge. Fortunately, he knew I was just joking about Rocksters earlier...






Scenic photo op:






The Long Way Round California travelers. They're working on figuring out which one is Ewan and which one is Charlie...






On the way back, I went by the sign we passed heading out:






Then some cattle...






Fun day! Stop by anytime...
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Duck sausage pizza? Born and raised in Chicago I have to say that is just not right!
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Duck sausage pizza? Born and raised in Chicago I have to say that is just not right!

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Nice pictures Steve....
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Geez... The Uncle Lou's pizza also had italian sausage, portabello mushrooms, and sun dried tomatoes. It was gud...
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