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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Highest Road in California

As of 8-7-11 a Versys has now been ridden on the highest road in California, the last and highest 18 miles are dirt. What makes it extremely dramatic is the road is 8,000 feet above the valley floor with the equally high eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada on the other side.

PS: If someone has ridden it already post up and I'll revise the date.
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As of 8-7-11 a Versys has now been ridden on the highest road in California, the last and highest 18 miles is dirt. What makes it extremely dramatic is the road is 8,000 feet above the valley floor with the equally high eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada on the other side.

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Nice Pics

Thanks for the report, rugged looking terrain. Any issues with your tires?

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After a 650 mile two day trip the bike and OEM tires have 7.3k on them. Riding the unpaved portion the tires performed fine in staight-a-ways and didn't take chances in the turns. Started to feel the front coming out from under me so I rode just under that condition. The unpaved road is drivable in a small sedan. I would recomend the destination to anyone interested.

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Talking great pics!

dude,seriously..those are some awesome pics..you are the Man!!!!!
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After a 650 mile two day trip the bike and OEM tires have 7.3k on them. Riding the unpaved portion the tires performed fine in staight-a-ways and didn't take chances in the turns. Started to feel the front coming out from under me so I rode just under that condition. The unpaved road is drivable in a small sedan. I would recomend the destination to anyone interested.
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Cool. I would'a gone too.

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nice finde, thx for sharing!

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Nice! I wish I can do that trip too.

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