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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 24th, 2012, 8:15 pm Thread Starter
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anybody use pashnit tour?

We are looking into doing a tour with Pashnit tours. I cannot find anything bad said about them on the net and thought somebody might have had some experience with them. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old Oct 25th, 2012, 2:32 am
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Re: anybody use pashnit tour?

I was on one of Tim's very first tours several years ago.

He was still working out some of the details on how to best run the tour, but we all had a great time. There was a good mix of bikes and riders of all experience levels, and we broke into smaller riding groups which worked well.

Tim definitely knows his roads, and his pure joy of riding is contagious. We did Central California, from Saratoga down to Ojai and back up. Some of it was familiar to me but there were some great new roads, even a few in my own backyard that I hadn't yet discovered.

I do want to run another tour with his group one of these days, just because it was so much fun.

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Re: anybody use pashnit tour?

If you like the Guided tour type riding format rather than being on your own with LOCALS guidance ? .... here they indeed can offers roads less traveled guidance of our Local Northern California roads.

On a personal note, with SO many of us Nor Cal riders here on the site that know equally or more roads one may explore, getting yourself educated by talking with the locals of areas your wishing to experience may get you a better experience once you hook up with a guide company. Or .... Give you the confidence to set out on your own adventure and really get a taste of what Northern California has for AWESOME riding.

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Look like a pretty good way to fill up a pannier.


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If you like the Guided tour type riding format rather than being on your own with LOCALS guidance ? .... here they indeed can offers roads less traveled guidance of our Local Northern California roads.

On a personal note, with SO many of us Nor Cal riders here on the site that know equally or more roads one may explore, getting yourself educated by talking with the locals of areas your wishing to experience may get you a better experience once you hook up with a guide company. Or .... Give you the confidence to set out on your own adventure and really get a taste of what Northern California has for AWESOME riding.

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Never used the guided tours, however I do subscribe to the Pashnit website, and use it scout roads for "self-guided" tours around the area on roads that I don't discover on my own. IMHO the Pashnit maps database is second to none and includes pics, descriptions, and links to other roads in the are so you can extend that one mile length of goat road into an all day ride.

As Scott stated, there are many resources, including this site, that can point you to some great riding, great hotels/camp sites and most importantly - where to get some really good coffee (that's not a Starbucks)...

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Re: anybody use pashnit tour?

Ok you guys talked us into going it alone. We don't normally ride in big groups anyway. We are thinking of spending a week out in Northern California. We like clean motels that are not over priced. I only wish we could rent an LT. Twisty roads are our favorites. We are open to things to see. I will not include any wineries in our trip because I prefer brown aged liquids not made from grapes after a day of riding. Let me know of any suggestions or can't miss things to see. If we can ride all day and never go over 50mph we are the happiest. Thanks for all the input.

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Re: anybody use pashnit tour?

I took a ride to AZ and met up with some fellow members and had a great time. One of them mentioned a rode back to NM that I wasn't aware of - now on my list! That's a great way to get to meet others with the same bike, swap stories, and get great roads to ride on!

On a totally different topic - Meese, what is that stingray GPS cover you have there? Homemade? Aftermarket? Never seen one of those, but very slick!
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