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At the end of July I will be taking a trip on my Monster from San Diego to San Jose and back. I’ll be leaving the 28th (I know a week too late for the USGP). The San Diego to L.A. portion I plan on doing quickly by freeway. Then taking my time starting the next morning from L.A. to San Jose. My route is as follows. I’m open for any advise: Different routes. Must see stops. Etc.

From Ventura:
North on 33
West on 166 to Santa Maria
North on 101 to San Lucas
East on 198
North on 25
North on 101 to San Jose

From San Jose:
South on 17 to Santa Cruz
South on 1 until in joins 101 near Santa Barbara

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Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:46 pm
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Nice route. Why not take the 1 all the way up and back? Well, the 101 is a change of scenery but it is not that exciting past Paso Robles. You do get to run through beautiful Salinas though...lol.

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Why not Hwy 1 from San Luis Obispo to Monterey? I just did 166 from the end of Frazier Park area (Cerro Noroeste) to the coast and up 1 to Monterey and over to Livermore.

Also, not sure why you are doing the freeway dash to LA (or Ventura?), but there are much more fun ways to get up there. How much time do you have for day 1 ride and what is your destination?

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Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:51 pm
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I’m headed out this Thursday afternoon and Friday the fun begins from LA. Here is my updated route, again suggestions are welcomed.

From Ventura:
North on 33
West on 166 to Santa Maria
North on 101 to Paso Robles
North on G14 to Mission Rd./Jolen Rd. Intersection

DECISION TIME

If it’s hot out:
West on Mission Rd.to HWY 1
North on HWY 1 to Santa Cruz
North on 9 to San Jose

If it isn’t so hot out:
Continue north on G14 to King City
North on 101 to Greenfield
North on G16 to Carmel
North on HWY 1 to Santa Cruz
North on 9 to San Jose where I’ll be staying.


Saturday I plan on going into the city and visit some friends. I figure I’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge just to cross it. Depending on how late I’m in SF I might take the 35 by Alice’s back down to San Jose where I’m crashing for the weekend. Sunday I’ll watch the Champ Car race in San Jose then head back down on Monday.

From San Jose:
South on 17 to Santa Cruz
South on 1 until in joins 101 near Santa Barbara
East on 101 to Calabasas
Old Topanga Canyon Rd. merging with New Topanga Canyon Rd. to Malibu
South on 1.

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King city to Salinas is miserable. Side wind blows constantly, especially PM. Liveable early morning. Take the 1, beautiful ride, it never gets old to me. It can be windy too, but its a cool breeze, not a firestorm blast of hot air.

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Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:50 pm
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Well I’m back. It was a lot of fun, but I am worn out! Can’t wait to do it again and explore some different roads.

I posted some pics:

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index. ... 700.0.html

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Cool! Post the pics here if you could though.

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atypical1 wrote:
Cool! Post the pics here if you could though.


Yeah, I could not see them.

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woops.....

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Sweet pics. Looks like it was a fun time! Way cool to see you touring on a Monster!

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That is awesome. Great Pictures too.

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Awesome pics :grin: Looks like it was a great ride :idiot:

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