Davey Johnson, 44, from Sacramento, was testing a Honda CB1000R
in the rugged and cold terrain for an article in Motorcyclist
But the bike was found at the weekend at a rest stop on Route
49, near Mokelumne Hill town, with helmet and folded gloves,
according to police and the magazine Car and Driver.
Police also found Johnson's clothes, phone, laptop and wallet,
neatly placed by a snow-fed creek nearby.
His last-known communication was a June 5 text to his
girlfriend, multiple media outlets said. He had also texted a
photo to a friend and said he was headed home to Sacramento,
about 65 miles (105 km) from his bike and possessions.
Teams of policemen and volunteers, along with six search dogs
and a helicopter, have been searching river banks and the
highway since Saturday, his friends said on social media.
In different interviews, his girlfriend Jaclyn Trop said she was
not giving up hope and believed he could survive if lost.
"I just hope he's figured out how to stay alive," she told Car
and Driver at on Saturday.
(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)
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