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    Anyone Ridden Through Lassen Park, Calif ?

    I'm leaving Friday morning to ride through 11 States over the next 2+ weeks.

    Anyhow, I'm told by someone here in Dallas that I must ride through Lassen Valcanic Park so I'm heading north from Truckee just to ride through this park. How bad can it be? Would love any words of wisdom from anyone who's been there.

    From there I'll head north through Oregon to get to Walla Walla, Washington so I can head east to finally ride this Lolo pass I keep hearing about. How bad could that be as well
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    Stronger, Faster, Tougher iRene's Avatar
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    Was there en route to Redmond a few years back- and on Lolo last year. It was great early in the AM before the winnebagos were out.
    Now, you have me worried... whaddya mean by "bad?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene
    It was great early in the AM before the winnebagos were out.
    Now, you have me worried... whaddya mean by "bad?"
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    Bad like Winnebagos out on the road. Let's hope the traffic is light. I'll try to get an early start for sure. I can't wait to finally see these places.

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    This site will help you find some good roads...
    http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm
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    Stephen,
    Thanks for reminding me about Pashnit. I hadn't looked at it in a long time since I haven't riden Calif. yet. Great info and photos of Lassen. 89 looks like it's going to be a beautiful road though I'll need to stay focused here for sure.

    Thanks,

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    Lassen

    I keep waiting for the "10 best motorcycling roads" thread. These two would be on it! Lassen national park consists of little other than an active (last violent eruption was around 1916) volcano with a road on it. The road is well paved and engineered like a bowl of noodles. It is more fun than should be legal. At the crest of the road the pavement necks down to a one lane bridge over a steaming sulphur vent.
    Lolo Pass has a famous sign at its crest (facing west) with the squiggle symbol and the text "next 77 miles". The rhythem of the road is perfect for out sport, but the endless turn after turn requires focused concentration. I had to stop for a while and throw rocks in the Lochsaw river, because my concentration wavered. This road is the western holy grail (IMHO)
    Either go late in the afternoon (it is light this time of year till 9:30) or early in the am to avoid motorhomes.

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