Coos Bay to Bakersfield 797 miles/18 hours!
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Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:30 pm quote
Rode my New to Me 2008 GTS 250 from Coos Bay OR to Bakersfield CA on 10-23-16.
797 miles in 18 H !

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Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:40 pm quote





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Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:26 am quote
Well done indeed!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:41 am quote
Good gawd, man! Post your route some time, if you get a chance -- I'm mainly curious whether you braved 5 and 99 etc. or found saner routes.

And when you got home, did you say "wow, this morning I started on the hideous Oregon post with that smelly pond behind me, and tonight I'm in scenic Bakersfield!"?
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:16 am quote
I braved the mighty I-5!!

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Molto Verboso
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:24 am quote
rajavw wrote:
I braved the mighty I-5!!
Aye carumba! Respect!
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:34 pm quote
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Impressive. Do you live in Coos Bay? I live nearby...be great to get together when you return.
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:27 pm quote
manoscoot wrote:
Impressive. Do you live in Coos Bay? I live nearby...be great to get together when you return.
I live and teach H S in Bakersfield!
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Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:14 pm quote
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Well, we live at opposite ends or you ride. I taught high school for 30 years here in Myrtle Point. Always took a long trip each summer for many years, mostly on BMW's. Still have one but love my Vespa. Planning some trips on it.
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Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:25 pm quote
rajavw wrote:
manoscoot wrote:
Impressive. Do you live in Coos Bay? I live nearby...be great to get together when you return.
I live and teach H S in Bakersfield!
Wow, hell of a ride in a car. I live in Bakersfield also. Need to hookup and ride sometime.
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Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:30 pm quote
Bigaj2 wrote:
rajavw wrote:
manoscoot wrote:
Impressive. Do you live in Coos Bay? I live nearby...be great to get together when you return.
I live and teach H S in Bakersfield!
Wow, hell of a ride in a car. I live in Bakersfield also. Need to hookup and ride sometime.
Sounds like a plan!
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Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:29 pm quote
Great Looking Scooter
I have the same machine with the same windscreen.
Thanks for the post.

Bob Copeland
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Tue May 23, 2017 6:04 pm quote
18 hours, nice. You are ready for an Iron Butt.
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Thu May 25, 2017 7:54 am quote
Cool! Thanks for sharing.

I would love to ride my Vespa up & down the West Coast. One of these days....one of these days...

I did see in the news that big landslide in Big Sur...damn.
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Thu May 25, 2017 11:33 am quote
SlowLaneShane wrote:
I would love to ride my Vespa up & down the West Coast. One of these days....one of these days...

I did see in the news that big landslide in Big Sur...damn.
The landslides are truly sad. That said, the ride from northern OR down the coast to SF is also an excellent ride, truly beautiful. If you can throw in the ride east along the Columbia River gorge to Portland OR, as a start, even better.
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