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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha Pats wonderful Weekend road trip.

Saturday before Thanksgiving. Sacramento to Fieldbrook Ca. 804 miles total left 5:00am 33 degrees. After about 75 miles my hands were frozen and I had to take a leak at Cowboy Camp on Hwy 16. Damn forgot my hand warmers so I do the peepee dance until I warm up my hands and am able to work the zipper.I will post more pics when I get the chance. 1st pic is Cowboy Camp then Clearlake and Lake Mendencino.
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Sounds like a great ride, maybe a little cold, but let's you appreciate when the weather is just right.
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Starting to warm up about mid 40's, Leggett Ca. and the drive thru tree. Piercy Ca. and Confusion Hill. I love tourist traps.
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Sounds like a great ride, maybe a little cold, but let's you appreciate when the weather is just right.
If I had my hand warmers I would have been a lot better off.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 08:43 AM
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I tired fishing off the beach at Hatteras in the outer banks a few summers ago.

I never got a single bite the whole week I was there. Watching the pelicans drop out of the sky like bricks and come up with a fish everytime just made the fishing all that more... enjoyable

and frustrating... I could plainly see the fish were out there....
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Thanks for the pictures, I especially liked the photo of Cowboy Camp. The section of hwy 16 between Esparto Ca and Cowboy Camp is beautiful. I'll put that on my list of roads to travel.
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Great ride! Thanks for the pix.

I guess the fairing provides a bit better protection from the cold wind than a plain windscreen? Nothing prevents the chill in those temperatures, but keeping more of the breeze off would be helpful.
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Looks like a great trip and excellent photos, thanks for sharing! Beard looks like it kept your chin and neck warm.


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It really is an incredible ride and yes the area around Hwy. 16 has great roads and views. The fairing helped but I was pretty layered up. I wear a 3/4 helmet and am thinking about face protection. My nose was cold. Here are a couple more of Cowboy Camp, My friend Yaqui, Leaving the drive-thru tree I thought it was a good omen for Thanksgiving and pulling up to the front yard of my buddies new place up in Fieldbrook. Ca.
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Very nice, there are a lot of good rides up there and 16 is good. For other NCal riders, Pashnit.com is reorganizing and is now free, asking for donations if you feel like it. I think it's worth while and suggest checking it out if it's new to you. A good start is: Highway 36 | California Motorcycle Roads | Pashnit.

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