San Franciso 2005 Trip

San Francisco 2005:

The Plan:

Target departure date is July 9,2005.

We plan to to fly from Raleigh NC to San Francisco and rent bikes to ride to the MotoGP race near Monterey on Saturday. Then we'll tour the bikes around California, taking in the Pacific Coast Highway, the giant redwoods of the Sequoia National Forest, historic Alcatraz, San Francisco's Firsherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and maybe Yosemite National Park and some wine country if we can fit them in.

Total of 9 days and around 1000 bike miles.

The Route:

  • July 9: Sat - Fly Raleigh to San Francisco, rent bikes and ride Bonny Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz (Comp. Hilton)
  • July 10: Sun- MotoGP! Stay in Monterey (Comp. Hilton)
  • July 11: Mon- Ride coastline to San Simeon(Inns of CA $85+tax)
  • July 12: Tue- See Hearst Castle, ride to Pismo Beach (Best Western $200)
  • July 13: Wed- Ride through Sequoia National Forest to Wilsonia (John Muir Lodge $200)
  • July 14: Thu- Ride through Yosemite National Park to Yosemite Village (Yosemite Lodge $200)
  • July 15: Fri- Ride to San Francisco via Muir Woods (Comp. Embassy Suites)
  • July 16: Sat- Russell to airport, Dave to Alcatraz in San Francisco (Comp. Hilton)
  • July 17: Sun - Dave to airport and back to Raleigh
  • Links

    Dubbleju Motorcycle Rentals
    Sequoia National Forest
    Lugna Seca Raceway
    Cable car routes
    Yosemite National Park
    Bonny Doon Winery

The Pictures ...

Trip Packing

Givi E52 - Ship to Dubbleju ahead of time

  • Givi mounting plate
  • Tool pouch (in addition to stock tool kit)
    • flashlight (on top)
    • adjustable wrench
    • Leatherman plyers (2)
    • air guage
    • chain breaker/(F650)links
    • ear plugs
  • helmet/gloves
  • toothbrush/paste/razor/meds
  • 2 quick dry t-shirts/underwear/socks
  • swimsuit
  • jeans?
  • flipflops
  • mini tripod?
  • baseball cap?
  • handlebar gps mount
  • maps

Wear/Airline Carry-on

  • shorts/overpants
  • t-shirt
  • jacket
  • boots
  • Wallet
  • Phone/charger
  • Hotel certificates
  • Sunglasses
  • keys, spare keys
  • Camera bag
    • Nikon D70, Sigma 20/f1.8batteries, cards
    • Tamron 24-135, 100-300
    • (maybe)Dimage XT, spare batteries (maybe)
    • USB drive w/card reader
    • Garmin Quest/charger