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Old 08-07-2003, 08:21 AM   #11
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Teutonic! That's a great word! I shoulda used it in the story. Pretty good verbal skills for a physicist, SBP!





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Old 08-07-2003, 01:51 PM   #12
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Even with the smooth as silk fuel injection, power loss is still there at altitude.
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Old 08-07-2003, 11:36 PM   #13
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I took a trip and never even left the farm! Thanks guys.
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Old 08-08-2003, 10:18 AM   #14
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Boys,



I grew up on the east side of the Sierra and I live in Sacramento now. If you're at Tahoe and you need to get to LA, DO NOT TAKE I-5! Take 395 down the east side to 14. Both routes are around 500 miles (check on Mapquest). Yeah, it's 5-10 degrees hotter, but it's like driving through an Ansel Adams photograph for several hundred of those miles. You get to look at the Sierra most of the way down and you don't get assaulted by the Stockyard From Hell(tm).



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Old 08-08-2003, 02:44 PM   #15
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I took 395 on the way up to the lake but we took 5 back home because of the heat.



I agree the inland route is much prettier but that cool coastal breeze was welcome after some pretty brutal heat.
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:45 PM   #16
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You're better off reading about it. Real riding isn't that much fun.
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:15 AM   #17
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Was 5 really that much cooler than 395?
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Old 08-10-2003, 04:31 PM   #18
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"Arm and hand fatigue could be easily managed by either resting my abdomen on the tank, which sloped comfortably to meet it, or more conveniently by taking advantage of the cruise control . . ."



Bellying up to the Beemer. That plus the law-enforcement run-in probably made you guys the new favorite at BMW junkets.



Looks like a nice bike, though.
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Old 08-10-2003, 05:36 PM   #19
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It didn't feel like it through the central valley but once we got up and over the grapevine and cut over to the 405 it had to be at least 30 degrees cooler.



Plus I live in Carlsbad so coming home on 5 past San Onofre and sucking in that dense,cool ocean air energized me for the remainder of the trip.
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Old 08-13-2003, 09:25 PM   #20
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Zzzzzz...whoa there Ebass, you need to practice the art of the Edit.....
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