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post #1 of 11 Old 08-26-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie, Hello from Bay Area,CA

I picked up a used '13 Street Triple with only 6000 miles on it about 3 months ago. I've put another 2000 miles on it mostly carving canyon roads around here and oh boy, there are plenty.

I recently joined this forum to follow fellow riders and learn about great routes to cover. I am actually doing a road trip to Oregon this coming Wednesday(8/28) over a period of three days. So excited about it. Taking 101 all the way up to Seattle and then riding down to Mt Hood Village the next day to spend a few days there.
I was hunting online for a fun route down from Seattle to Mt Hood (preferably around Mt Rainier) and that's how I came across this forum.

Looking forward to being a part of the community!!
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-26-2019, 12:08 PM
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-26-2019, 12:29 PM
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Hello and welcome to Wrist Twisters.
Love your new ride and have to say I am envious of your
planned trip.
If I may, I suggest a detour to Crater Lake and maybe even Oregon Caves.
Nice sight seeing.


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Hello and welcome to Wrist Twisters.
Love your new ride and have to say I am envious of your
planned trip.
If I may, I suggest a detour to Crater Lake and maybe even Oregon Caves.
Nice sight seeing.


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Thanks for the suggestion Dave.
I looked up both those spots, and I think I can atleast cover Crater lake on my way back from Mt Hood.
I was planning to get to Bend on Monday evening and then make my way back to SF the next day. Crater Lake is pretty much on my way.

Thanks again!

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Hello from Oregon. I'm sorry to say this, but 101 gets very slow through Oregon, so I hope you have planned time to average about 45 mph. Yes, you can pass now and then, but I don't want you to risk your life. After your stay at Mt. Hood Village, you can go back east and catch Hwy. 97 to go south through Bend and on to Crater Lake. (Don't speed on the Warm Springs Reservation. They give heap big tickets.) But sadly, I don't think you can do the Crater Lake rim ride and then get back to I-5, and then to SF in one day. Just too much slow traffic. It is an ambitious itinerary, and good luck, but too many motor homes on the road to make it easy.

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-26-2019, 10:10 PM
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Welcome from another NorCal rider.

Where do you canyon carve in NorCal ?

I used to go up to 49 / Sierra foothills then hit the casino on the way back to play some poker.

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Hello from Oregon. I'm sorry to say this, but 101 gets very slow through Oregon, so I hope you have planned time to average about 45 mph. Yes, you can pass now and then, but I don't want you to risk your life. After your stay at Mt. Hood Village, you can go back east and catch Hwy. 97 to go south through Bend and on to Crater Lake. (Don't speed on the Warm Springs Reservation. They give heap big tickets.) But sadly, I don't think you can do the Crater Lake rim ride and then get back to I-5, and then to SF in one day. Just too much slow traffic. It is an ambitious itinerary, and good luck, but too many motor homes on the road to make it easy.
Really appreciate the tip on avoiding tickets in Warm Springs. Man am I scared of those.

My plan is to make it to Eureka Wednesday Evening using 101. Its 4 hrs of fighting the wind on freeway. Then set out Early Morning on Thursday, get as far as I can by evening on 101 (Newport or maybe even Asteria) and call it a night. Go to seattle next day early morning.

Also if I do a Crater Lake detour, I'll probably take another day off. I just got done at work with 4 months of summer crunch. I can take a few days off

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Welcome from another NorCal rider.

Where do you canyon carve in NorCal ?

I used to go up to 49 / Sierra foothills then hit the casino on the way back to play some poker.

I usually ride up along Hwy1 and there a bunch of roads that cut east through some really picturesque mountains and redwood forest patches. And also I work in the North Bay area, so I try to explore new routes north and west of me.
My buddies love to go down to Alice's, around Skyline Blvd south west of Fremont. That place is a treasure cove for twisties. If you're around the bay area, that is probably one of the hottest spots for bikers and car enthusiasts alike.

I've yet to visit Sierra Nevada. Will plan that at some point, hit those casinos too haha.

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Welcome from another NorCal rider.

Where do you canyon carve in NorCal ?

I used to go up to 49 / Sierra foothills then hit the casino on the way back to play some poker.
Sorry to derail a bit but im a bit west of highway 4 and 49 intersection. Great roads here. And some scary. Btw i dig the triple OP. A bit lighter than our Hornets.

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post #11 of 11 Old 09-23-2019, 10:27 PM
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Hello! Welcome!

Just wanted to suggest a route if your ever in the East Bay. Redwood Rd is a pretty nice stretch of canyon road.

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