I frequently ride my bikes on the backroads in the California mountains in the summer. Last weekend we took our crew cab pickup and went to check on our property up there. On the way up we came on a "traveling circus" [i.e. group of harley dressers]. One bike lying in the road. Rider off on the shoulder, not looking too happy, or comfortable. On the way home I passed several more of this same type going the other way, dragging knees on harleys, oblivious to the busy Sunday afternoon traffic! Our mountain communities are plagued with these clowns [not just harleys] all summer. Also saw the CHP out in force. Good for them. Some of us LIVE there. Please ride responsibly. Be Safe. ...J.D.
In 2002, my wife and I rented a Harley Deuce and spent the day touring the island of Kauai - one of the most memorable rides of our 47 year marriage. 20 min from beach to tropical jungles to mountain waterfalls to mountain peaks. Some of the most spectacular views.
Here in VA one of our fav all day rides is any one of a half dozen super-twisty rides from west of Richmond to the ridge of the Blue Ridge on the Blue Ridge Expressway or Skyline Drive, about 60 miles on either, then more twisty roads home.
Longer rides to the Appalachians and wandering through them to WVA - US Routes 250 or 33 or 60 being fantastic.
Even more taking the Blue Ridge down to SW VA like to Bristol, TN.
Virginia is an incredible state to ride in with beaches to the east, mountains to the west, millions of acres of heavy hardwood forest with well-canopied two-lane roads that are cool and dark on hot, sunny days, breaking into open farm fields, rivers, lakes and more.
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Start and finish is @ Laguna Seca Raceway Head down 68 towards Salinas, take River rd, follow G17 to G16 (Arroyo Seca Rd to Carmel Valley Rd turn left on Tassajajara Rd back to Carmel Valley Rd, then take Laureles Grade back to 68 and Laguna Seca Raceway
I might be missing the point here but why Scrambler's? The ones I'm talking about are these Scrambler style bikes that many manufacturers are building these days. Surely if you want a bike with off road capabilities you'll but an on/off road motocross bike which are light weight with good...
in the Air Cooled Talk section of the RAT forum we have the 100,000 MILE HIGH ClUB where so far 11 members have clocked up that mileage or more on their air cooled Hinkley Bonnevilles and variants.
yesterday I met a rider who was on a yellow 1994 Triumph Daytona that has clocked 240,000...
Just wondering how many members own the new Triumph 1200 scramblers and what do they think of them? I'm ready to pull the trigger on the XC. I took a very short test ride and it seemed great just hope they are reliable as my Street Twin.
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