It's been years since I have ridden that road above San Francisco; looks awesome!
I did recently ride on Hwy 1, but a bit more south. Picked it up in San Luis Obispo and followed it up to San Francisco. Beautiful road and scenery up through Morro Bay, San Simeon, Big Sur, and Monterey, but it was frustrating dealing with all the slow, distracted drivers and traffic. I got stuck behind more motorhomes and trains of cars going 20 and 30 mph under the speed limit than I could count. One time going through Big Sur, the car in front of me just started to randomly slow down in a straight 55 mph zone...40, 30, 20, 15...I couldn't figure out what was going on...car problems? Turning off the road? When I finally went to pass them, I saw the reason: they were slowing down so a person in the back seat could shoot some pictures...15 mph in a 55 mph zone ...oblivious to the fact that they weren't the only people on the road! Anyway, I just took it easy and tried to enjoy the scenery, but in some of those twisty parts it was frustrating because I really wanted to up the pace a bit and enjoy the ridetoo.
Glad you had a fun trip. I'll have to go a little more north next time; it looks like it is way less congested up that way. And those are damn good pics from a 35+ year old camera! :thumb:
I love riding thru Big Sur. Its gorgeous down there. Have you ridden Nacimiento Ferguson Rd off Hwy 1 in Big Sur? Its scary but an incredible ride, one the Versys is made for.
I know what you mean about the traffic though. It can be very frustrating at times. The traffic north of Bodega Bay isnt to bad, but I have noticed the more you go north the better it gets. I guess just because there is nothing up that way until you get to Eureka. There are tons of little one and a half lane roads that wind up over the mountains that go nowhere with nobody on them. Maybe a few farm trucks. Its great riding up that way, I absolutely love it.
Thanks for the compliment on the camera. I love it so far and cant wait to shoot with it. If anyone is interested you can see more photos on my flickr page.
9 Mile canyon is in east central Utah, north of Moab south of the Uintah mountains. The area contains countless ancient rock art panels and ruins from villages inhabited about 1,000 years ago by the mysterious Anasazi. Though they were a Native American group, nobody knows who they were or...
Finally got back on the road, now that that state (TX) is sorta opened and the Tour is back on schedule.
This thread is where I'll post the pics for the Tour.
This weekend, I rode up to Mineral Wells (stop #49) to see the Baker Hotel. On the way I stopped in front of the state's...
Rather than clutter up my older thread, here is a link to the videos that I put together from the trip we took in May. They are mostly a chronological view of what we did each day, but if you are wondering why everyone hypes the scenery and some of the riding in Southern Utah, check them out...
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