Summer vacation is almost over... - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
West and Southwest CA, AZ, NM, CO, HI, NV, UT

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 08-03-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
DTP's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 180
Summer vacation is almost over...

Sorry, no pics, but...

Spent the last week in Tahoe. Rode up there via 88 all the way into Minden and then up 395 into Carson City where I stopped at Adventure Moto Stuff ( and picked up a Wolfman tankbag. 88 is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous when you get up past Kirkwood right now. Then I took Kingsbury Grade down into South Lake Tahoe which was my base for the week.

OK, I know all of us in Central California absolutely love the Little Dragon, and for good reason. But if you have not ridden Kingsbury Grade, you are missing out. That road is AMAZING. I rode it in June for the first time with my brother but we were hampered by slow traffic. This time, I was on it in the middle of the day during the week and had it to myself. Ranks up there with one of my favorite roads. Going up the grade from Gardnerville to Tahoe is my favorite direction. Fantastically engineered and the surface is flipping amazingly smooth for a road spent snowbound and plowed all winter.

Spent most of the week putting around with my family, taking the Subaru on some neat adventures to hidden lakes and such. Took a trip to the National Automobile Museum in Reno. $25 for the whole family and we had a blast. It's a really nice museum.

Rode home today via 89 to Ebbets Pass (hwy 4). More beauty to astound. This was my first time on this road on my bike and it did not disappoint. Very little traffic until I got down around Big Trees SP (one of my favorite places to visit BTW.)

So, if you have not ridden any of the passes this year yet... get out there and do it because time is running out! They are absolutely beautiful this year because of all the snow... everything is green and lush and the weather is absolutely fantastic right now.

Better yet, arrange it so you can somehow spend that time up there with your family as well and share the love!

Back to school in a week... but had a great summer of riding.

K7 Wee
92 DR350S
07 TT-R125LE (son's)
07 Shadow VLX (sold)

"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life." - Theodore Roosevelt
DTP is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-05-2010, 06:52 PM
vaara's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 672
Send a message via Yahoo to vaara
Nice! I took a day trip to Ebbetts & 88 back in June (shortly after Ebbetts opened)... and yah, Kingsbury Grade is one nice road, if a bit short.

I hope to head back up there later this month, if only to get out of this #&*(@ cold and foggy weather!!
vaara is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome