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    Quincy to San Franscisco / Sebastopol

    Our final day dawned early as the fire fighters in our Motel accommodation got ready for another day.

    A good breakfast - The waitresses recommendation which I couldn't finish. "No, Neither can I" she said - and we were ready to go canyon carving. It was quite an event with the locals all getting ready to see us off (or have a carnival day)



    Highway 70 carves through the Feather River Canyon and I'll let the photos set the scene;











    Smokey!







    The Railroad parallels the road ...



    Except where it doesn't





    Leaving the canyon and climbing, there was plety of evidence of wildfire in earlier years







    Heading across towards Napa we followed a very twisty and broken road that most definitely wasn't Bonneville territory but the ultimate goal was worth the bumps



    Now this is where my supply of riding photos dries up so I hope Chris has a shot of my ice cream ordering failure in Napa. I thought the size referred to the cornet but .......

    After leaving Napa to follow Chris' scenic route I managed to take a wrong turn and so we were separated and whilst he enjoyed the scenery, I was treated to Oakland Traffic and the Bay Bridge queues to get my bike back to Dubbelju!

    As has been said on the Alaska thread, Chris did a superb job of rescuing this tour from the ashes of the insurance debacle and I certainly want to go back to Northern California very soon.

    Thanks Chris
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    Great pictures, great trip, brought back memories of my trips up that way and, nice to see my mate Alex remembered, thank's..

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    A few pics of the magnificent road through Lassen, It's a bit off the beaten track but as anyone who comes on my trips know, I love this area or NorCal and quite why people concentrate on riding the PCH around LA and R66 is utterly beyond me. This is motorcycle nirvana........









    The smoke from the huge fires dulls the views but still magnificent.



    Perfectly clear lakes all around. This one is at 8000ft and a wee bit chilly!



    Stopped in Chester to gas up and my experienced milk shake nose sniffed out the fine purveyor of said items:




    We arrived at Quincy after another 60 odd miles of endless twisties and this cracking little motel



    After a few weeks of eating a lot fried food, I just wanted a big bowl of Pasta and much to my delight, the restaurant was Italian......



    After the excellent meal, we retired to the pub as per Shakeys post and say this lovely old truck. California is great for these old vehicles and mostly are nicely restored.

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    Another early start and bike loaded.



    A quick hop into town for brekkie and jeffreys excellent cafe and a light breakfast for Shakey. After 3 weeks you think he'd have learnt.......




    And then it was off for yet more fantastic empty roads. You really get spoiled riding over here.







    And then it was yet another ice cream stop and Shakey ordered a small cone..........




    Then we road through very recently burnt forest areas. The speed of forest fires up here means that only the bottom of the trees generally get burnt leaving the tops untouched.






    A quick stop at Lake Berryessa



    Then into Napa for a nice pastry




    After this, I told Shakey the best way back down to SF but half way there he decided his sat nav knew better and he dissapeared off into the distance.

    All in all, we had a great few days riding some fantastic roads and I always enjoy showing people these gems. Glad you enjoyed it Martin.
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    Looks like another most excellent trip, thanks youse two for posting.

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    Brilliant yet again.

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    **sigh**

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    Brilliant yet again.

    I am not at all jealous...


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    Superb piccies...
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    Just the right amount of words to accompany some great photos. Enjoyed that...so far

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    That’s all there is I’m afraid.
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