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Old 09-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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after having the engine redone this past winter on my 1978 cb750, i had been saying, noncommittally, that i was going to ride it down south to visit my family. but i finally got some wind in my sails and did it this past weekend (friday to monday). ive never owned a modern bike and my past bikes have only seen day rides not in excess of 150 miles, so the ride from sf to orange county was a test of endurance for both me and the bike.

after reading posts of similar rides i came very well prepared with extra fuel, snacks, liquids, and an array of tools. the one advantage i did not have was the ability to bring a tire patch kit, as my cb has tube tires. the thought of a flat was forefront in my mind, but luckily was a nonoccurence, as were any other mechanical issues. only a zip tie for a lost side cover bolt was needed.

leaving sf on friday morning


monterey geese wanted my wheat thins


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Old 09-11-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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i did each one way ride in a day, taking about 12 hours. it was just about as much as i could take by the time i arrived there and then home. my butt was in sore shape, along with my shoulders, back and neck. obviously, the cafe racer isnt the best endurance machine in the way of riding stance. im glad i brought the ipod. it helped to break through a lot of the monotony of the engine. the throttle rocker i got for the trip was also a well made purchase.

as many have said before, sharing the lane in la is a very stressful experience. the lanes are noticeably narrower and only a handful of cars will deliberately move over for a motorcyclist to pass. i tucked the mirror in and hoped for the best, only having a few experiences that got my heart racing.

it was a good experience, but the bike and i need a little time apart to heal.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:37 PM   #4
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:23 PM   #5
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That is awesome!

Thanks for sharing! Looked like a really great time!
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:41 PM   #7
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:13 AM   #8
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Showing a little cb love. Here's a shot of my cb on a trip north. The bike was only a couple years old in this shot.

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Old 09-12-2007, 05:08 PM   #9
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:06 AM   #11
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #12
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awesome pictures! you are a total savage for doing that haul in two days.
i have family in socal and have been wanting to make the trip down on my bike. could you tell us your exact route? was it 1 to 101 to 154? thanks!
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #14
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awesome pictures! you are a total savage for doing that haul in two days.
i have family in socal and have been wanting to make the trip down on my bike. could you tell us your exact route? was it 1 to 101 to 154? thanks!
well, i had two days in between to rest.

heres a link to my route:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=e...66406&z=6&om=1
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