Monday, December 26, 2011

Napa Valley Motocycle Day Trip

This little tour takes you from San Francisco South Bay, where I happen to live, to the famous California Napa Valley and back, through roads such as Suisun Valley Rd, Wooden Valley Rd, Sage Canyon Rd, Chiles Pope Valley Rd, Butts Canyon Rd, Trinity Rd.

All in all is about 300 miles (480km) and I did it in about 8 hours at relative good pace with many stops. Most of the road is through the mountains (except highway bits) and includes large sweepers, so difficulty is intermediate. The last part on Trinity Rd is pretty goaty and it gives you a workout both physically and mentally, so difficulty is advanced.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa Cruz Mountains Motorcycle Day Trip

This is a short and sweet motorcycle mini-tour around California Santa Cruz Mountains. It's less than 4 hours (Google Maps estimate), but in fact in can be done in about 3 hours. The roads are hand-picked for their turns and twisties, so difficulty is intermediate-hard. Length: about 120 miles (200km).

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  • Bear Creek Rd
  • Jamison Creek Rd
  • Smith Grade Rd
  • Bonny Doon Rd
  • Swanton Rd
  • Cloverdale Rd
  • Pescadero Creek Rd
  • Alpine Rd
  • Page Mill Rd
  • Moody Rd