When the California Highway Patrol fielded complaints about speeding motorcycles performing illegal passes on the coast from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, they enforced the law by taking to the sky... See the story by Basem Wasef.
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Check out this video of Alex's California Escape. It shows a nice tour of Southern and Northern California with don't miss places like Death Valley and laid-back Sonoma County. And the Pacific Coast Highway, of course, too. Nicely done!
The Women's Motorcyclist Foundation's charitable/rider training programs are open for registration. Each program is designed to teach, improve and/or hone existing riding skills plus raise funds for breast cancer research. Every penny raised by the riders will go directly to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
Hollister Hills State Vehicular Vehicle Park, CA. If you're not local, fly in to San Jose, CA. They will pick you up. Bike provided!
Women's Session is May 6-10, 2013, and the Co-Ed Session: May 13 - 17, 2013.
Women's Motorcyclist Foundation will send you your fund raising kit and instructions on how to set up your online fund raising page.
The expectations for fund raisers are reasonable in light of the economy. Plus, your travel expenses and meals can be deducted when you file your income tax as both the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the WMF are Federally recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations.
SFO is notorious for delays, so plan ahead! Best Western El Rancho Inn in Millbrae near SFO has a "Stranded Traveler" program. If you stay there and your flight is delayed by several hours, you can take the shuttle back to the hotel and enjoy the facilities (pool, fitness, sun decks)and return to SFO on the shuttle. And, if you are delayed until the following day, you get a room for the night at no extra charge.
Its time again for Restaurant Month in Marin County! From cozy and casual to elegant and refined, Marin County is known throughout the country for its agriculture and family farms. Many Marin restaurants source their food from farms and farmers markets directly, providing guests an array of culinary choices to delight their palate.
One bite into an apple-wood smoked sausage from the Corralitos Market, and you will understand why the small store is a favorite stop for people enjoying a twisty ride through the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located in Watsonville, at the junction of some fun two-lane roads, the market has been serving freshly smoked meats for over fifty years.
One of my favorite motorcycle rides in the Sierras is a loop from South Lake Tahoe to Downieville to Donner Lake. The 260-mile loop not only includes scenic beauty but some of California's most historic areas. You'll pass the east and west shores of Lake Tahoe, the beautiful Sierra Valley, the old mining Town of Downieville, Nevada City, Old Highway 40, and Donner Lake. Read on for a description of this route, photos, and video clips of sights along the way.
Montrio Bistro, Monterey California, Spring 2011. While in search of a venue for our pre-wedding dinner celebration, we stumbled upon a cozy little red brick, two-story eatery called Montrio Bistro, tucked comfortably into a quiet downtown strip known as Calle Principal.
Envious is the first word that comes to mind when I think of anyone that lives, breathes and rides the surrounding areas that make up this vast state of California and has the pleasure of experiencing first hand the trifecta that is Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur, on a regular basis. For those who may not know, these (at least for me) are three of the most charming points in the shortest distance that line central California’s curvaceous Pacific Coast Highway and are truly spellbinding, each in their own way, in either direction.
Yosemite is a favorite destination for locals and a must-see for travelers to California, and there are plenty of great motorcycle roads in the area. I hope you get a chance to visit, and to stay a while to stretch your legs and breath in the scent of the mountains, enjoying the sounds and the silence of the pristine wilderness. Soon the area will be snowed in, but you're probably thinking about your motorcycle destinations for next year, anyway. Here's some food for thought, and some winter reading.