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    West coast bike trip

    Im planning out a 10 day bike ('94 fully dressed electra glide) trip from june 7th - 16th. Ill be leaving Vancouver with my gf on the back from Vancouver, BC and plan on taking the oregan coast highway down to LA then coming back up through Vegas then home. We wanted to spend 2 nights in vegas and the rest is in the air. Where are some good places to stop on the drive down? What are some things worth seeing (we've never been down that way before)? Good beaches? We were thinking of hitting vegas for the 12 (night) - 13 and spend the 14, 15, 16 riding home. So that leaves us with the 7 - 12 to check out the west coast. We were hoping to camp alot too so if anyone has any places to recommend too thatd be great.

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    Astoria Oregon is a cool place. They filmed the goonies, kindergarten cop, and a few other movies there! Newport Oregon is pretty cool too. There's 2 lighthouses and they are both pretty cool. Awesome bayside area with some great seafood and rogue brewery( great beer). There's also a pretty sweet area down there where sea lions hang out. They are always fun to watch.

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    I have no info to add as I'm on the east coast, but I'm just jealous of the ride. If you were on the east coast I'd meet ya and "Glide" on in.

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    Fort Bragg on Cali coast, it has glass beach, a brewery. Then you can hit the Avenue of Giants, which is the redwood forest, GREAT riding, cool 35 mph cruising with great scenery and stops. Road it before and will hit it again. Watch out for hwy 1 or 101, (still do some) it has some great views but it winds so much I was exhausted after an hour & 1/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigZthedestroyer View Post
    Astoria Oregon is a cool place. They filmed the goonies, kindergarten cop, and a few other movies there! Newport Oregon is pretty cool too. There's 2 lighthouses and they are both pretty cool. Awesome bayside area with some great seafood and rogue brewery( great beer). There's also a pretty sweet area down there where sea lions hang out. They are always fun to watch.
    Agree, all of that area is really cool. OP, continue south and you will pass through the Redwood National Forrest. You can continue south and see the Napa Valley, San Francisco, and further south to Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Malibu, and into LA from there.

    Ride safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&S_ShovelHead View Post
    Im planning out a 10 day bike ('94 fully dressed electra glide) trip from june 7th - 16th. Ill be leaving Vancouver with my gf on the back from Vancouver, BC and plan on taking the oregan coast highway down to LA then coming back up through Vegas then home. We wanted to spend 2 nights in vegas and the rest is in the air. Where are some good places to stop on the drive down? What are some things worth seeing (we've never been down that way before)? Good beaches? We were thinking of hitting vegas for the 12 (night) - 13 and spend the 14, 15, 16 riding home. So that leaves us with the 7 - 12 to check out the west coast. We were hoping to camp alot too so if anyone has any places to recommend too thatd be great.
    yosemite
    napa wine tasting and mud baths (world class)
    spelunking at california caverns (call ahead and arrange the all day guided tour) - awesome underground cave exploration
    old towne sacramento
    skydiving in Lodi - $100/jump
    bubba gump resturant in SF - "STOP Forrest"
    Winchester Mystery House in San Jose - Crazy Lady Winchester builds onto her house for over 30 years non stop with hundreds of rooms and reports of ghosts
    San Mateo Memorial Park (camping) in Pescadero
    Alices Resturant in LaHonda (huge harley hangout - in old growth redwood forest)
    St. Stans Brewery in Modesto - excellent microbrewery and resturant
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    San Francisco Exploratorium - "The Tactile Dome" (reserve early - a dozen rooms or so in a 3d maze and multi level floors in total darkness - you get 1.5 hours to find your way out)
    Pacifica - Free pier fishing - call to see if you can rent poles - if you want to catch a "whopper" out of the ocean, this is the place to go
    Alkatraz Jail - Tour and boat ride
    China Town (SF) - Largest Chinese population in the United states crammed into an area of a couple of square miles - tourist attraction
    Lake Don Pedro - In the foothills within a 2 hour drive of the bay area - boat rentals, skiing, and once you get away from the tourist areas, there are coves with wild parties and topless babes in bikinis
    Great America (Amuzement Park) - Roller Coaster fanatic heaven - I believe it is in Santa Clara
    Wally's Burger Joint - Manteca - home of the 4lb (and 16lb burger on request)

    This is a short list of thhings to do in N Cali. Plenty of things to do in S Cali

    Good Luck!
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    OT...Do you know if Fanny Ann's is still in Old Sac? Used to be a great bar and had great burgers too.

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    PM me if you need more detail.

    shit loads to do here

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigZthedestroyer View Post
    Astoria Oregon is a cool place. They filmed the goonies, kindergarten cop, and a few other movies there! Newport Oregon is pretty cool too. There's 2 lighthouses and they are both pretty cool. Awesome bayside area with some great seafood and rogue brewery( great beer). There's also a pretty sweet area down there where sea lions hang out. They are always fun to watch.
    Is one of the light houses surrounded by urns? If that is the one I have jet skied out to it a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likelifting View Post
    OT...Do you know if Fanny Ann's is still in Old Sac? Used to be a great bar and had great burgers too.
    It's still here, busy as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts

    Is one of the light houses surrounded by urns? If that is the one I have jet skied out to it a few years ago.
    I think that one is in Tillamook. I've been wanting to check it out. I've only seen pics of that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    yosemite
    napa wine tasting and mud baths (world class)
    spelunking at california caverns (call ahead and arrange the all day guided tour) - awesome underground cave exploration
    old towne sacramento
    skydiving in Lodi - $100/jump
    bubba gump resturant in SF - "STOP Forrest"
    Winchester Mystery House in San Jose - Crazy Lady Winchester builds onto her house for over 30 years non stop with hundreds of rooms and reports of ghosts
    San Mateo Memorial Park (camping) in Pescadero
    Alices Resturant in LaHonda (huge harley hangout - in old growth redwood forest)
    St. Stans Brewery in Modesto - excellent microbrewery and resturant
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    San Francisco Exploratorium - "The Tactile Dome" (reserve early - a dozen rooms or so in a 3d maze and multi level floors in total darkness - you get 1.5 hours to find your way out)
    Pacifica - Free pier fishing - call to see if you can rent poles - if you want to catch a "whopper" out of the ocean, this is the place to go
    Alkatraz Jail - Tour and boat ride
    China Town (SF) - Largest Chinese population in the United states crammed into an area of a couple of square miles - tourist attraction
    Lake Don Pedro - In the foothills within a 2 hour drive of the bay area - boat rentals, skiing, and once you get away from the tourist areas, there are coves with wild parties and topless babes in bikinis
    Great America (Amuzement Park) - Roller Coaster fanatic heaven - I believe it is in Santa Clara
    Wally's Burger Joint - Manteca - home of the 4lb (and 16lb burger on request)

    This is a short list of thhings to do in N Cali. Plenty of things to do in S Cali

    Good Luck!
    ---Roman
    Wow, that's one exstensive list. Thanks a ton.

    Really appreciate all suggestions so far, keep em coming.

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    I forgot to mention...if you are a fan I clam chowder, stop at Mo's in Newport Oregon. Pretty dang good!

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    if you had asked a couple of years ago, I could have said "Rookies" sports bar. back then, you walk in, and the first thing you see is a big boxing ring in the middle. Friday/Saturday night is open challange night. We could have gotten in the ring and I'd let you take a couple of cracks at this old man! =)

    but they took the ring out three or four years ago, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman
    if you had asked a couple of years ago, I could have said "Rookies" sports bar. back then, you walk in, and the first thing you see is a big boxing ring in the middle. Friday/Saturday night is open challange night. We could have gotten in the ring and I'd let you take a couple of cracks at this old man! =)

    but they took the ring out three or four years ago, unfortunately.
    That sounds like such a good and bad idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lstbred View Post
    It's still here, busy as ever.
    I will ride my bike down there in the next couple weeks. Road bike. Pedal bike. I take the bike trail down there so might as well stop in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigZthedestroyer View Post
    I think that one is in Tillamook. I've been wanting to check it out. I've only seen pics of that one!
    Your right, that is the one. You cant even see it from most of the popular land marks. I almost destroyed one of my skis on the shore/rocks near there.

    As everyone is saying especially along the coast there are tons of little towns and places to stop. Ill bet you wish you had at least another week added onto your trip.

    Are you planning on going through Tahoe on your way to Vegas? That is a very nice area to visit.

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    If you hit LA on a Sunday you should go to the Rock Store off Mulholland at noon. You'll see some of the coolest rides on the planet.

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    Cool ride. Done the coast from San Diego to Frisco on 2 separate trips. Nice roads, good food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lstbred View Post
    Thank you, sir.

    I carved my initials in a booth downstairs ages ago. I'll have to see if I can find them.

    btw...everyone did it back in the day.

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