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This is a discussion on California Dreaming within the FZ-09 General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 Forums category; 'm from Massachusetts and and visiting California next week to go to my GF's son's wedding. I rented an FZ 09 from a guy in ...

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    'm from Massachusetts and and visiting California next week to go to my GF's son's wedding. I rented an FZ 09 from a guy in Hesperia on Riders-Share.com. I'll be staying in Palmdale and not knowing the area, I was thinking that maybe there's be another rider from here that might like to do meet up for a Saturday 7-13-19 ride. I was thinking of heading towards the desert but I'm not stuck on any particular destination. Anyone game?

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    Hopefully the state doesn't slide into the ocean in the meantime. That's some spooky stuff goin' on out there right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchlPunk View Post
    Hopefully the state doesn't slide into the ocean in the meantime. That's some spooky stuff goin' on out there right now.
    The town I live in in Massachusetts is on the ocean. I can swim and I know from racing hair scrambles that I can ride in almost waist deep water.

    Nobody out there wants to show an old guy the riding hot spots?

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    Maybe post up again with a more specific thread title like: visiting forum member needs California route suggestions

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    Hey Chester, just head south out of Palmdale into the mountains. On a Saturday you'll find plenty of people to ride with. You can even head into La Canada Flintridge and meet a bunch of people at the Shell station.
    I live in Florida and know nothing about that area but I just read a thread in the XSR900 Ride Reports section of this forum and it sounds like what you're looking for.

    https://www.fz09.org/forum/97-xsr900...tml#post870124
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    too bad you do't have more time because world superbike is in monterey this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrock View Post
    Hey Chester, just head south out of Palmdale into the mountains. On a Saturday you'll find plenty of people to ride with. You can even head into La Canada Flintridge and meet a bunch of people at the Shell station.
    I live in Florida and know nothing about that area but I just read a thread in the XSR900 Ride Reports section of this forum and it sounds like what you're looking for.

    https://www.fz09.org/forum/97-xsr900...tml#post870124
    Thanks, I just looked at the route and it looks way cool.
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    Palmdale? You're in a great position. There are number of beautiful roads out there, but I would recommend San Gabriel Canyon road - if you go all the way up there is Crystal Lake Cafe where bikers hang out.

    There is other harder route next to San Gabriel - can check Glendora Mountain road

    If want more - check @the_backroad instagram - with detailed guide on best roads around LA with photos, rating and comments

    I might join you, but looks like am booked for hiking that day. Have fun and be safe!

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    North side of mountains

    You can try the north side of the mountains, (Wrightwood), by taking the 138 east from Palmdale. Then look for the 2 and that's Angeles Crest Highway (ACH).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesterBurnet View Post
    ”I can swim and I know from racing hair scrambles that I can ride in almost waist deep water.”
    This is exactly why I won’t lend my bike out 😂😂😂

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