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Old 08-21-2003, 11:11 PM   #1
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Rocketbunny decided to take me to new and exciting places this past weekend. Our route on day 1 took us south to Hwy 25, Peach Tree Rd and Indian Valley Rd, across the central valley skipping along Hwy 58 to 33, then finding our way to hwy 41 which led us to Fresno. After fighting the yaks out there (I had 2 1D10T's cut me off baddddd) we found our way to our hotel. We didn't really stop to take any pics the first day as the roads were just too enjoyable to stop on. Check out Pashnit.com for Hwy 58, that is one AWESOME hwy, the pavement couldn't be any better, a great mix of sweepers and twisties with long straights to clean that carbon out of your exhaust and a section of whoops that seriously take you airborne above 90mph. Of course I would never be going fast enough to test that theory and fortunately rocketbunny knew about em so she warned me.

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Old 08-21-2003, 11:28 PM   #2
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Yeah - we really had an awesome time. First day was hundreds of miles of twisties with few cars. Just scenic central coast backroads. I discovered new dimensions to Yosemite. The roads rock! My next trip is definitely gonna be back in the Sierras.

Only downer on the trip was the temp. Stopped for root beer floats in Lost Hills and someone said that the temp was around 100. We were both wearing camelbaks though, and having water readily available definitely helped.

Speaking of water - pics from lunch at Margie's Diner in Paso Robles. We didn't quite finish the pitcher. But the triple sized (yum - comes standard there) milkshakes helped.

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Old 08-21-2003, 11:33 PM   #3
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Day two led us from Fresno along Hwy 41 into Yosemite. Hwy 41 is another beautiful road that leads straight to Yosemite, once you get past the town of Oakhurst you will be able to enjoy some very scenic twisties. By the time we got into Yosemite our tires were scrubbed like we had been to the track

Our route for this day was Hwy 41 to Glacier Valley Rd. Back on Glacier Valley Rd to hook up with 41 to the end of Yosemite Valley along Southside Rd, looping back along Northside Dr. From there we met up with HWY 140, continuing down hwy 165 to hwy 152 and on home on 101. Total mileage once I finally got was about 760 miles



Starting our morning off to clean off some of the central valley pests


We had a stalker in Yosemite while we were checking out Mariposa Grove and the giant Sequoias.


Here is a small obstruction that was cleared off of the path


"Grizzly Giant" This is a very interesting tree, the branches look like short arms


We found a deer relaxing in the shade on the other side of Grizzly Giant. It's amazing how comfortable the wildlife are around us humans j/k
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:33 PM   #4
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A really cool Bronze map casting of the park



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Old 08-21-2003, 11:36 PM   #5
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nice pics Hyperlite
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Bridalveil Falls- this treasure is found just inside the Yosemite Valley Area. A definite must see









Our Mileage at this point


Our Parting shot from the parking lot
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nice pics Hyperlite
Thanks, I wish I had a chance to take more pics to share more of our experience but I'm slightly technologically illiterate
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Nice Pics. I actually debated if we should stop at Glacier Point but opted not to due to time constraint.
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Great pictures! Seems like you had a great time visiting Yosemite in the 'nice' weather.

I miss Margie's. Used to go about twice a month when I was in SLO. I know there's one in Salinas, but it's just not the same.
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Cool pics Tony & Becca!
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:02 AM   #11
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that's rad! you made mention to oakhurst....i used to live there. i used to commute the 41 into fresno twice a day 47.3 miles each way....my fastest time was 22mins 05secs from my doorstep to work doorstep in north fresno. heheh.

i also live in madera and fresno, so i know all them roads well.. 41 is kinda crappy in a few places though....the grooved pavement... did you ride up the 49 to get to mariposa? the 49 is some HOT shit. i love that hwy. fast, smooth, and some nice twisties....

glad you had a good time. if you have any pics of oakhurst or mariposa, i'd be grateful if you could send em my way.
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mmmmmm 58... fun road. Looks like a fun ride Tony, glad you two had fun. Nice pics.
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