Go Back   Ducati 1299 Forum > Regions > West Coast

West Coast Rides and Meetups in the West Coast region of the United States


Thanks Tree3Thanks
  • 1 Post By 80shilling
  • 1 Post By nvetro
  • 1 Post By boxerboy2
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jan 17th 2016, 12:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
youngR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: USA

Posts: 2,617
Thanks: 957

I Ride: Panigale R | Streetfigther 848
Moving to Monterey Cali

Hello all,

I saw a thread with fmvolume but decided to start a new one. I am excited to move to Monterey but have few questions for those live around there. I am coming back from overseas (in Asia) and will be living in Monterey for just short 2 years for school (NPS).

I like a recommendation where to live, places to go for riding and any general helpful info.

I think Laguna Seca is right next door. I've been to southern cali few times where my best friends live and hit the race track there but never been up north this far.

As mentioned on other thread, i sent a request on Facebook to join the ducati northern california group.

Also, I will be shopping for some new/used bikes. Any recommendation of dealership around? or do you guys go down south to for the dealership?

Last edited by youngR; Jan 17th 2016 at 01:19 AM.
youngR is offline  
 
Old Jan 17th 2016, 01:02 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
youngR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: USA

Posts: 2,617
Thanks: 957

I Ride: Panigale R | Streetfigther 848
Any near mountains roads?
youngR is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2016, 12:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
80shilling's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
From: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 946
Thanks: 789

You lucky Dog.!!

Monterey is a fantastic place. As you said, it's right by Laguna Seca and on one of the greatest highways in the World, HIGHWAY 1. The views in all directions are amazing. If you head North, you have San Francisco, Marin County, Napa, Sonoma, the coastal road from the a Golden Gate Bridge up past Stinson beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay and on up to Mendocino is freaking amazing.

At almost every turn, there are vistas and places of interest. There are dozens and dozens of incredible roads that lead from the coast inland... Some of the best roads I have ever ridden.

There is also Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway and even further North, Thunderhill Raceway.

If you go South from Monterey, there is majestic and inspiring Big Sur, with never ending views of the Pacific. You can ride on down the coast to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego all within an easy 1/2 day ride. Hearsts Castle is another place, as well as Solvang.

Basically, you are bang in the middle of one of the greatest places on the Planet to ride, with 5 brilliant racetracks available to you ( Laguna Seca, Willow Springs, Buttonwillow, Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway and Thunder-hill).

At the weekends in the Summer, you can head up North to Alice's Restaurant and see 300 plus Sportbikes all parked and ready to ride, after a nice hearty breakfast... You will meet a ton of great people that way (and quite a few squids as well).

Cheers and enjoy the HELL out of being in Monterey.
Thanks from youngR

Last edited by 80shilling; Jan 17th 2016 at 01:48 PM.
80shilling is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2016, 03:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Joined: Sep 2014
From: Morgan Hill, CA

Posts: 173
Thanks: 69

I Ride: 14' 1199 R
80shilling said it all, welcome :-) I'm in Morgan Hill...15/20min south of San Jose and North of Monterey.
Thanks from youngR
nvetro is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2016, 05:07 PM   #5
Member
 
Joined: Oct 2014
From: Houston

Posts: 35
Thanks: 7

Luck you!
Thanks from youngR
boxerboy2 is offline  
Old Jan 18th 2016, 12:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
youngR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: USA

Posts: 2,617
Thanks: 957

I Ride: Panigale R | Streetfigther 848
Originally Posted by 80shilling View Post
You lucky Dog.!!

Monterey is a fantastic place. As you said, it's right by Laguna Seca and on one of the greatest highways in the World, HIGHWAY 1. The views in all directions are amazing. If you head North, you have San Francisco, Marin County, Napa, Sonoma, the coastal road from the a Golden Gate Bridge up past Stinson beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay and on up to Mendocino is freaking amazing.

At almost every turn, there are vistas and places of interest. There are dozens and dozens of incredible roads that lead from the coast inland... Some of the best roads I have ever ridden.

There is also Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway and even further North, Thunderhill Raceway.

If you go South from Monterey, there is majestic and inspiring Big Sur, with never ending views of the Pacific. You can ride on down the coast to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego all within an easy 1/2 day ride. Hearsts Castle is another place, as well as Solvang.

Basically, you are bang in the middle of one of the greatest places on the Planet to ride, with 5 brilliant racetracks available to you ( Laguna Seca, Willow Springs, Buttonwillow, Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway and Thunder-hill).

At the weekends in the Summer, you can head up North to Alice's Restaurant and see 300 plus Sportbikes all parked and ready to ride, after a nice hearty breakfast... You will meet a ton of great people that way (and quite a few squids as well).

Cheers and enjoy the HELL out of being in Monterey.
Thank you for the info. I'm more excited now. I be sure to hit as much track days as possible since most likely I won't be living in Cali for years to come until maybe after I retire.
youngR is offline  
Old Feb 25th 2016, 10:42 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Washington

Posts: 441
Thanks: 104

I Ride: 2013 1199R & 2015 Panigale R (& 2 HDs)
When you pick up a bike, keep in mind Laguna Seca has a noise limit. 90 dBA I think. You'll want to be flexible about changing out mufflers or quiet inserts. Tons of great mountain riding around the aforementioned Alice's Restaurant. Highway 35 is great and so is highway 9. Do keep in mind riders have gotten killed out there between the traffic and some blind tight corners taken too enthusiastically.
SuperDuc29 is offline  
Old Aug 6th 2016, 05:36 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
NorCalDuke's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2016
From: Bay Area

Posts: 145
Thanks: 70

I Ride: 1299s
Welcome to lane splitting country
NorCalDuke is offline  
Reply

  Ducati 1299 Forum > Regions > West Coast

Tags
cali, monterey, moving



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monterey ca fmvolume West Coast 4 Jul 9th 2015 03:20 AM
Greetings from Cali nix New Users 12 Apr 27th 2013 11:31 AM
Monterey CA riders fmvolume Ducati 1199 4 Mar 31st 2013 06:07 AM
new from cali jdducati New Users 0 Oct 16th 2012 10:30 AM
Hello from San Fran Cali Tricolor3SF New Users 16 May 14th 2012 05:23 PM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed