Tuesday, October 16, 2012

B2B: The Route

We'll try to post the map soon, so the riders in the audience can check out the twisty roads, but in the mean time, here's the route in text form.

(Notations in parentheses are the Interstates or Highways we went via.)
  • Day 1, Sat 9/29: Seattle to Surrey BC (I-5) Canada has seedy motels too?
  • Day 2, Sun 9/30: Surrey - Seattle (I-5) - Ellensburg WA (I-90) re-route to avoid the wildfire
  • Day 3, Mon 10/1: Ellensburg - Yakima WA (Canyon Rd whee!) - Bend OR (H97)
  • Day 4, Tues 10/2: Bend - Klamath Falls OR (H97) – Weed CA (H97) oops, wrong turn - Mt Shasta CA (I-5) – Susanville CA (H89, H44 via Lassen Ntl Forest) – Reno NV (H395 highway of DEATH!)
  • Day 5, Wed 10/3: Rest day in Reno to recover from nearly dying
  • Day 6, Thu 10/4: Reno - Las Vegas (I-80, H50, H95) Death Valley! Well, close anyway
  • Day 7, Fri 10/5: Day off in Vegas  Pirates!
  • Day 8, Sat 10/6: Vegas - did we just accidentally sneak across the border? - Tijuana (I-15/I-215)
  • Day 9, Sun 10/7: the back alleys of Tijuana - San Juan Capistrano CA (I-5) – Lake Elsinore CA (Ortega Hwy) – Hollywood CA (I-15, H91, I-5)
  • Day 10, Mon 10/8: Hollywood (Hollywood Blvd) – Mullholland Hwy/Westlake Blvd (H101) – Ventura (H101) – Los Padres Ntl Forest (Maricopa Hwy) – Lebec CA (Lockwood Valley Rd) so many twisties in SoCal! – Modesto CA to visit Kwei-Cee (I-5, H165, H99)
  • Day 11, Tues 10/9: Modesto – Berkeley (H99, I205, I580)  in which Tesla suddenly develops an irrational fear of California drivers, and chickens out
  • Day 12, Wed 10/10: Berkeley – San Francisco (Bay Bridge) where we play at being paparazzi – Golden Gate Bridge - Gualala CA (H101, H1)
  • Day 13, Thu 10/11: Gualala – Avenue of the Giants/Redwood Hwy/drive through a tree! (H1, H101) – Eureka CA (H101)
  • Day 14, Fri 10/12: Eureka CA – Crescent City CA (H101) – Grants Pass OR (H199) – Eugene OR (I-5) Trees with leaves! That are turning colors!
  • Day 15, Sat 10/13: Eugene OR – Gosh, it's wet - Seattle (I-5)

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