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Gonna head east over the Sonora pass tomorrow and after staying at the Topaz Lodge on the Nevada border south of Carson City I’ll head back west over the Tioga pass inside the Park which is just 617’ short of two miles high. Riding my new motorcycle. Gonna be fun! Anyone for dinner?

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Radiator. Unlike the original Z1 from the 70s this one is water cooled.
I've ridden one of the originals. First time I twisted the throttle I nearly soiled my pants. Scary fast. Another bike I had in the 70's was a Suzuki GT750, water cooled three cylinder. Very tall, top heavy, didn't handle well, but it was very fast. Back then it was referred to as a water buffalo.
 

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Keep posting. Looks good
Wish I was there




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The elevation sign at Ellery Lake was missing but the sign at the Park entrance read, 9,945’. I was in line and didn’t get a pic. Weather was perfect, see the sky? Making the trip is worth it on two wheels or in four. Get out there and see it! Oh, the bear, that’s how I felt after a filet and a 12 oz lobster tail for dinner at the Topaz Lodge. I was seeking out the shade on the west aide of the mountain. That’s the Merced river.
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Yeah it is such a beautiful area. And the feeling of being away and remote is topping the experience.

When I was there 2015 I came from Death Valley to Lone Pine to camp on the slopes of Mount Whitney (Tuttle Creek). The view was astonishing.

Went up to Bridgeport before turning around heading across Tioga Pass to Yosemite.

I hope in the short human life to explore Nevada and North California more.


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I picked the right days to ride over the Sierras as the seven day forecast calls for high 80s-90s even up high! And hotter on either side of course. I try to stay out of places named (Death) Valley or (Furnace) Creek. I figure that’s warning enough. At my 2,300’ elevation and everywhere else it seems, temps will be above 100 at least for a whole week. It’s 97 now in my driveway in the shade and in the high 80s north at a mile high! Had to laugh when the tv weather lady said (optimistically) that ‘we could (look forward) to temps in the high 90s by mid week next.’ :p
 

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Yeah. Stayed at the beach today for 6 hours.
74F. Had a wind shield that worked as shade. And we were not cold a single time.

Anything above that temp is not for me.




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