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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 2008, 12:27 am Thread Starter
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Tail of the NorCal Dragon

This is probably old news to most, but thought I'd post for those that haven't found this tasty bit of road yet.

Highway 162 (south side of Lake Orville) up to Buck's Lake. About 30 miles of beautifully paved twisties. Very steep uphill when approaching from Orville so control is very easy and confidence inspiring.

The reverse direction is like The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, only times 1000....not for the feint of heart at pace.

Once you get to Buck's Lake you can continue on to Quincy and have breakfast or lunch (they close at 2PM) at the Morning Thunder Cafe.


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thanks for the info. will help on the next few ride choices. we have a ride planned on aug 22. i think the route will be going the other way through jackson. my buddy usually plans the longer routes. about 250 miles. maybe next time before it gets wet.

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