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Old 12-03-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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A Saturday adventure to Skaggs

My partner in speedcrime, Mark, and I decided against highway 36 (too far, too much freeway), but didn't want to ride the same old Lake Berryessa loop, so we settled for a ride to Skaggs.

Here's the proposed route:


We ended up starting kinda late and taking lots of breaks for my horribly achy back (chiropractor couldn't set me straight), and by the time 4:30 rolled around, we were barely finishing up with Skaggs, forcing us to take the freeway (101 to 12 to 80) home. We didn't want to hit some deer on the way back down 121/128.

The bikes under a tree on Hwy 128



Mountain pass between St Helena and Santa Rosa, called Spring Mountain Road. Very curvy, with a ton of wetness (even around 10-11am) and even some spots of ice. No experience quite like both of your tires sliding mid-corner But, no one crashed, so it was good.




I stopped to take pictures, Mark thought I crashed, so he came back slowly, looking for dust clouds and body parts

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Old 12-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
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After we gassed up at Santa Rosa (weee, 1.1 gallons) we took 12 to 116. Here's a part of 116. The densely-forested hill looked like a wall of trees





116 went past Russian River. That was nice and scenic






Highway 1 at Jenner; refuel stop: 1.8 gallons




Striking a pose

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Old 12-03-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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The goaty part of Skaggs wasn't all that fast with the wetness and what not, especially on the downhill portions, but I still had fun. Should be great fun on a summer afternoon.




Coming up the hill on Skaggs



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Old 12-03-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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This was right before Skaggs got good


Once Skaggs became a two-lane racetrack, we didn't bother stopping much, plus it was getting late. There was literally no one on the road the entire way, until we got to the main intersection that got us to Healdsburg. We still took it pretty easy.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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You told me you were going to get all sorts of pictures of Skaggs.

Glad you guys had a fun safe time.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:55 PM   #7
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You told me you were going to get all sorts of pictures of Skaggs.

Glad you guys had a fun safe time.
Yeah, we were just trying to get home in time. It still took us 3 hours after that point It was so nice riding Skaggs with no one around though. Didn't see any cops either. I'd highly recommend it. I gotta get an R-GS adventure though
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:48 PM   #8
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that goaty shit is the BEST evar!!!!!!!11!!!!
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Since this weekend was so nice a friend and i took the trip all the way up to skaggs, which was alot of highway from san jose but well worth it at least once. my fist impression is how nice it is up there; no cars, driveways, cops (at least today), ect. like he said the first part (starting east going west) is alot like a race track, for lack of better wording, picture hw 9 but 20 mph faster. the second part was my favorite though goaty as hell but so nice out there as you get toward hw 1 there are a few mounds that if you hit just right launch you into the air! from there we took hw 1 south to the GG bridge and back to san jose on 101. today was prob the best ride that ive ever done almost 400 miles total and more then half of those in the twisties

sorry for the picture quality it was taken with my camera phone on the later part of skaggs

oh yeah i had no idea hw 1 was so twisty north of the GG man that raod is almost as nice as anything else we road today minus the traffic

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