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#1002906 - 12/30/17 01:53 AM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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Hwy 49 between Mariposa and Coulterville is about 15 miles of curvy cliff hugging road the locals call the Little Dragon. It's a good one. I enjoy going south to north. Priest Grade is a different road. It's the old Hwy 120 that goes from Moccasin to Big Oak Flat. It also was the stagecoach road. I imagine it knee deep in mud with highwaymen relieving you of your shiny possessions..

Mark enjoyed every second of Friday's ride until he suddenly stopped short of Oakhurst. You see in Texas the roads are straight. On our roads they are curvy and often times suck you in and spit you out. I hope Mark joins us.


Joe

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'13 KTM 690 Enduro R 22K miles takes me through the woods.
#1002958 - 12/31/17 05:08 AM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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Been looking forward to it since getting home from DV.

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#1003043 - 01/01/18 11:25 PM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: stubble!]  
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There will be an invasion of southerners on Friday, led by the usual suspects!

Utah riders will get special accolades as our guests of honor,


Texans will be required to sign a waiver.........


Don J


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#1003528 - 01/12/18 06:48 PM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: mrduck]  
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Alright folks the Comfort Inn is now taking reservation for your stay on Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28. The room rate is 89.00. Apparently April is becoming the "IN" month probably because we are the big group. The Wood Cutters will also be there as they have in the past.
Call the Comfort Inn at 559-683-8282 tell them you are with the BMW group.

See you all there.

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Joe

'05 R1200RT 109K miles, takes me down the highway.
'13 KTM 690 Enduro R 22K miles takes me through the woods.
#1003618 - 01/14/18 05:45 PM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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I'm in! Reservation made.


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#1003842 - 01/18/18 03:18 AM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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What road/weather conditions would you expect in late April in Death Valley, Sierras, Yosemite? I'm planning a ride in April, probably starting in Albuquerque, and considering heading in that direction. Any particular areas/roads to avoid that time of year? Thanks


Ken
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#1003860 - 01/18/18 02:44 PM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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IN - Reservation made at the Comfort Inn.


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#1003865 - 01/18/18 03:28 PM Re: April 27-29 2018 North Meets South in the Middle [Re: Ken S]  
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Ken
I have experienced every type of weather imaginable over there in April.
Warm and beautiful, orange blossoms blooming, just perfect weather.
Another time it was pouring rain, rain like a solid wall of water. But then a few hours later, sunny and dry.
Another time, in the park, 27 degrees; just nice and cold. Later in the day it warmed up somewhat.
Road conditions, mostly good.
Going past the Glacier Point road, even tho' the weather was nice, there was a foot of snow on Glacier Point road and it was closed.
From the east 120 usually doesn't open til May or June. The other pass roads from the east may be open earlier. This year they probably will all be open early, if they are not open now.
One year when I didn't go, they all reported rain, just a whole lot of rain, except Sunday, when everyone was leaving, then it was nice.

You might want to approach from the west, travel south til you are west, then head north. You might head up thru' Kernville, but that might be closed. So you might need to go further west.

This year it looks like it will be beautiful weather, just all sunshine and orange blossoms (from the west).

Unless a late, and severe winter comes in, then you might have a serious blizzard.

You just have to check when the time comes.
dc

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