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Title: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Silverbird on January 18, 2015, 01:12:23 pm
It's a long way from Colorado, don't want any snow or water running across the roads on the passes. I'd rather wait until July.  Isn't the snow gone my late June though?

Found this website, not sure if it helps or not.

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/snowapp/sweq.action


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Orson on January 18, 2015, 06:50:13 pm
The CalTrans Quick Map thread pinned at the top of the Region 1 Sub-Forum shows when the passes are open  :)


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: movenon on January 18, 2015, 09:10:17 pm
I live in Idaho and for the last 2 years have been down to the Yamaha FJ West Coast Rally in Petaluma and Willits which is held the last few days of May into June 1 to the 3rd. Never had a problem with snow, rained one year in route.  All I can say is the IMO the biggest show stopper is it is cold at the summits.  Glad I had good gloves and heated grips.  From Sacramento on the weather is usually great !  If I were you I would target the end of June and watch the weather as the earliest for a fun trip.  Everyone associates Nevada with hot weather but let me tell you that early in the year North Nevada (Hwy 50 included) gets cold especially at night. Check your route elevation.  Probably not much help but that is my experience. Have a safe ride.
George


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: JimS63 on February 04, 2015, 06:05:37 pm
You will have no problem at all with snow in the Sierra's in mid June. End of May is about as late as it has ever snowed. It can get cold on the passes at night so just plan accordingly.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Silverbird on February 08, 2015, 04:53:32 pm
I'm not worried about getting snowed on, just leftover snow that might compromise the road conditions in any way.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Andrew on February 18, 2015, 09:34:54 pm
Considering how mild the winter has been so far my bet is you could come down now and the passes would be open.
late June is a non issue. have a great ride

Might I suggest a ride up or down HY1 between SanFrancisco and Fort Bragg   :naughty:


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Silverbird on February 24, 2015, 06:49:51 pm
Gonna do it all. :)


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Sport on February 24, 2015, 09:53:27 pm

Considering how mild the winter has been so far my bet is you could come down now and the passes would be open.
late June is a non issue. have a great ride

Might I suggest a ride up or down HY1 between SanFrancisco and Fort Bragg   :naughty:


Don't leave out the best part, where 1 leaves the Pacific and heads east to Leggett at 101, the west coast Dragon!  So good he'll want to turn around and do it again! :clap:


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: ride200mi on March 16, 2015, 07:32:23 pm
Be aware that in June, any road in land more than 25 miles, will be very warm! Just saying….


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: packnrat on March 18, 2015, 01:29:46 pm
only places to even worry about snow is up north (north of I 80). and both ebbits and sonora passes. but those two will be wide open.
only two passes that are not plowed. all other roads are kept open year around.

willets area never snows. if it did would melt same day.


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Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Andrew on April 03, 2015, 09:29:30 pm

only places to even worry about snow is up north (north of I 80). and both ebbits and sonora passes. but those two will be wide open.
only two passes that are not plowed. all other roads are kept open year around.

willets area never snows. if it did would melt same day.


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Not really any snow at all this year :thumbsdown: = Passes OPEN  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Sport on April 03, 2015, 11:10:52 pm



Not really any snow at all this year :thumbsdown: = Passes OPEN  :thumbsup:


Cal trans sz all of them are still closed except for 88.  120, 108, 4 and 89, closed over the Sierras.  They should open much earlier than usual though.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Silverbird on April 05, 2015, 04:11:16 pm
Has anyone ridden 155 this year? Hows the pavement?


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Sport on April 05, 2015, 05:54:46 pm

Has anyone ridden 155 this year? Hows the pavement?


155?  Not familiar with that road number.  It's a SR in central CA but where?  If it's in CA I know I've ridden it.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: DangerMoney on April 05, 2015, 06:49:13 pm



155?  Not familiar with that road number.  It's a SR in central CA but where?  If it's in CA I know I've ridden it.



http://goo.gl/maps/0vqWY



Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Sport on April 05, 2015, 08:54:29 pm
Right, Lake Isabella.  Thanks, I've ridden the 178/155 loop before but that was years ago.  Too hot when I was there.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Blue is Best on April 06, 2015, 09:57:11 pm

Right, Lake Isabella.  Thanks, I've ridden the 178/155 loop before but that was years ago.  Too hot when I was there.


Looked at that run on the map thingie today. From where I live it looks like a good day run. Up 395 over 178 to 155 and on to Bakersfield and down home. Never been on 155 but it looks nice on paper!


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Chronic on May 12, 2015, 12:59:52 pm
Still coming to Cali??
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155 used to be fabulous for sport riding, then, they repaved a couple years ago and it's not so Bueno...... still really good for Sport-Touring, though.

If you can plan it (and have not been there) do your self a favor and take a spin back into Kings Canyon.  Hwy 180 east out of Fresno.  A great scenic ride down the canyon....... and a kick-ass ride back up it!!  Never much traffic (everyone goes to Yosemite)
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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/curvemaster/IMG_20150426_131543_059.jpg) (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/curvemaster/media/IMG_20150426_131543_059.jpg.html)
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It's a special ride.... really is.



Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: bubba zanetti on May 13, 2015, 05:20:46 pm
I am leaving for NorCal in a little less than a week. Some digging found this map which I intend to explore. Never done the lost coast or the Mad River to near Willow Creek goat path.  

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hc_location=ufi&mid=z2_w0RD0Zk54.kwXt9uojqOxQ

Have a week to explore the area and will add in Forks of Salmon and up to Happy Camp before done.

It never rains in California ...


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Silverbird on May 29, 2015, 06:38:06 pm
Pretty sad about 155. Its an extra day to get down there for me. It was amazing in2010 is it the type of pavement?


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: AdamK on June 09, 2015, 11:37:59 am

I am leaving for NorCal in a little less than a week. Some digging found this map which I intend to explore. Never done the lost coast or the Mad River to near Willow Creek goat path.  

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hc_location=ufi&mid=z2_w0RD0Zk54.kwXt9uojqOxQ

Have a week to explore the area and will add in Forks of Salmon and up to Happy Camp before done.

It never rains in California ...


Be sure to include the road from Callahan to Cecilville in your route if you can! Beautiful road with virtually no traffic. I'm actually amazed every time I ride it that it's in as good shape as it is considering where it ends up. The road from Cecilville west to Somes bar is a bit of a goat track, but some people like that! One lane, twisty with big drop offs down to the river.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Silverbird on July 03, 2015, 12:30:10 pm
Turned out to be a great trip except Monitor Pass was on fire and the second half of Stewards/Skaggs is a tar snaked hell hole. How the mighty have fallen.  Oroville-Quincy is a masterpiece of road engineering and can't imagine anything better in the US right now. I rode the best part all day 20 times and got held up only once.  Place was empty.


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: AdamK on July 03, 2015, 01:31:46 pm

 Oroville-Quincy is a masterpiece of road engineering and can't imagine anything better in the US right now. I rode the best part all day 20 times and got held up only once.  Place was empty.


An AMAZING road!! You just have to be careful in the early spring as we were turned back by snow a couple of miles from the top. They repaved the Oroville side a few years back and it got even better!!


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on July 03, 2015, 04:20:48 pm



Be sure to include the road from Callahan to Cecilville in your route if you can! Beautiful road with virtually no traffic. I'm actually amazed every time I ride it that it's in as good shape as it is considering where it ends up. The road from Cecilville west to Somes bar is a bit of a goat track, but some people like that! One lane, twisty with big drop offs down to the river.


Great road!!!

And if you're lucky, there will be a band playing in Callahan when you go through  :bigok:



Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: AdamK on July 03, 2015, 04:28:23 pm



Great road!!!

And if you're lucky, there will be a band playing in Callahan when you go through  :bigok:



Is that music really coming from that bar? I don't think we've ever stopped in Callahan when riding thru. From the looks of the place I was never sure anything was ever open?? :)


Title: Re: Looking at CA trip June 22-26
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on July 04, 2015, 01:19:39 am
Yep, they had a band inside. There's not much in there, and quite dark as I remember, so we just hung outside and listened for a while.

I understand that someone renovated the Stagecoach stop a few years ago? (the falling down building at the end of the video). Someone *bubba* should go confirm  :D


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