Central California curves and beauty

Good afternoon y’all! I passed the 3000 mile mark today!  🙂 I guess it’s going good because I don’t want to stop.

I’ll caption some of the pics with locations as I post, a lot of ground was covered in a few days..

Patterson Ca to the Lick Observatory/Mt Hamilton  and on to San Jose. 50+ miles of blind corners

Lunch was NW of San Jose on Skyline at The real Alice’s Restaurant, and I got whatever I wanted… A BLT 🙂

The original Alice’s Restaurant


After lunch, I stopped to see John Bettoncourt and his great crew at Moto Amoré in Scotts Valley. Need a Heidenau tire? They have plenty!

That night, I camped not far from the Pacific Ocean in Carmel Valley, 1st night in a tent on the trip. I think I’ll plan my tent times for more than one night from now on. Setting up and tearing down in less than 12 hours doesn’t seem worth the effort.


The next 2 maps are how I crossed the state SE to get to Edwards AFB.  I had reservations for a single room but they were full up so I was put in family quarters( 2 bed/bath duplex fully furnished)  for the same price.


Yes, with garage 😉


Earlier this his morning I met up with Mike and Cindy from Idaho, they were returning home from picking up their Super Tenere in Long Beach that had been shipped from Peru! They have already ridden  two up across North America and down into South America. A VERY inspirational couple that just get on their bike and ride!  The blog for their travels is www.TRVLIN.wordpress.com


My day ended in Palm Springs because it’s the closest town to the Chuckwalla raceway SE of Joshua Tree. Yamaha invited me to their “Run what you brung” track /demo day. Say a prayer for me if I get on an R-1 on a real racetrack…. I’ll post pics tomorrow if I’m still around 🙂

California….. So far





Author: PNWTenere

It's all about going for a ride with friends on the Yamaha Super Tenere, on road or off in the Pacific Northwest

2 thoughts on “Central California curves and beauty”

    1. I think it’s the “B” team lol, all the people I’m usually dealing with are out of town on vacation;-)


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