2016 xsr 900
Monitor pass, markleevile CA. Problem with living by the mountains is that all the best roads are closed for 1/2 of the year.
If anyone from the forum is ever in the tahoe/reno area and wants to meet up for a ride and a brew (following the ride) I'm game!Like what psycoreefer describes in his post here. I can look it up on Google Maps and then imagine what it would be like to run it!
(pysco even gave me a heads up on the popo)
Go ahead-----plug in "88 near kirkwood ca" on Google Maps. Check it out and just tell me you wouldn't want to hang out with some guy called pyscoreefer at the Kirkwood Inn & Saloon!
oh, come on now - you have intersections where you can turn 90 degrees left or right too. And in some of the cities you've got those crazy up and over left turn bypass things (fort myers...?) so you get a hill and a corner.Looks like an absolute blast! Florida roads suck... we can go straight or perhaps straight. Sometimes we get a little hill action if the road has one of those tabletop speed humps on it...
Huh...no mosquito's, hurricanes, or humidity where you're at? 😁 If you can figure out how to make it happen I'd be willing to trade 50% of my curves for 50% of your beaches. Or perhaps we can work out a trade on hurricanes for wild fires, we could use a little more water out here.I live in Florida and actually have some nice roads to play on.
Not tight and twisty but curvy and hilly. My area is limited in area and the nice curvy bits usually come in short stretches but no one ever complains about the weather or the scenery.
Fortunately for me I get to spend a good bit of time riding in the mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.
Life doesn't get any better than that!
I sure love the looks of a lot of the old Yamaha's. I'd really like to get my hands on one of the old 2-strokers so I could ride it back and forth to work. I grew up on snowmobiles and I think I might be addicted to the smell of 2-stroke exhaust...psyco where do you actually live?
I was in Yuba City for a year way back in 1967. Loved it.
Did a lot of riding just a little bit farther north than what you're showing. Stunning countryside and really fun roads.
At that time I was riding a Yamaha 250 Big Bear Scrambler!
Hey - you recognized the road....I took Geiger grade down on my way into town and I saw 'toll road' at the top and bottom. Figured they must connect so on the way up I took Toll the entire way. It was a fun detour, the xsr did surprisingly well on that service road in B mode and TCS 2. There was only one small stretch where it was loose sand and pea stone that made me a little nervous, the rest of the ride up was just putting along 20mph-ish. It was nice also because my legs were freezing by the time I hit reno on the way down - toll was slow enough that I didn't get the wind chill so I stayed warm on the way back up.Today was a bit chilly; bold move, Cotton. Did you take Toll all the way up?