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Posted on Fri, Apr 07, 2006 19:53

There are so many stories about Skyline (a stretch of asphalt that runs along a ridge top south of San Francisco, California); I know I will not be able to tell it all in one blog, so, I will break my tales up into multiple entries. During the late 70's and 80's there was an unofficial club up there called the 100 Milers. No, I was not a member since entry into the club was, in my opinion, too steep of a price. The cost of entry? Run your bike with the average speed of 100+ miles per hours, from the intersection of highway 9 and highway 35 (Skyline), to the intersection of highway 84 and highway 35. Now don't be confused with the name of those so called highways, cuz those roads are two lane mountain twisties. I recall one day, I was riding with a group of three other guys, and they decided to do the stretch in the required time. After we departed highway 9, I observed after each turn, they were farther and farther in front of me... until they were no longer in sight. Yeah, they all ran the distance in the required club membership time, but I didn't, and I never have. I was never that fast, and today I'm even slower. I don't regret never being able to join that club. It's better to know and respect your limits. All good things must end sooner or later. In the late 80's too many bikers were dieing up there trying to join the club so, the CHPs and San Mateo Sheriffs increased their patrols on that stretch of asphalt. Lots of money can be made off tickets. Today, during the warm summer months, it's almost impossible to do that stretch of highway without see an officer on patrol. At the intersection of highway 84 and skyline is a meeting place for bikers. It's called Alice restaurant. You can check it out on the web if you Google, 'Alice skyline'. There you can see a few pics, and a warning about the cops; believe it.


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Posted on Sat, Apr 08, 2006 05:20

im understand sorry andi


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