Newbie Friendly Ride - Short & Sweet!

 

New to riding?

New to the area?

New to Dangerous Curves?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this is the perfect ride for you!

**Change of plans due to a big winery event going on this weekend in the Uvas area... would prefer to avoid the traffic and potential tipsy drivers in the area.

We will meet at 11 a.m. at the Starbucks in Saratoga, right at the corner of Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. and Hwy 9. Kickstands up at noon and we will traverse[masked] and an assortment of fun little back roads in Los Altos. Route looks something like this:

http://tinyurl.com/dyev4go

If the group wants to do lunch at Alice's, we can do that as well. Thanks for being flexible and we'll see you on Saturday! :)
**


Leads/sweeps are needed as well so please join in the fun. Hope to see some of your smiling faces there! :)

 

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  • Roger

    Here's a link to some video from Saturday's ride.

    March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Roger. This is a fabulous video. Got to see what I missed.

      March 25, 2013

    • Roxanne

      Great video! I was delighted when we kicked that slow cager loose. You set an excellent pace :-)

      April 4, 2013

  • Tyler

    Thanks so much for everyone who joined in the fun and helped with leads/sweeps... it was an absolutely stellar day... apologies for the last minute changes that resulted in a few folks who didn't make the meetup... we will look forward to seeing you on another ride soon I hope! :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Jane

    Tyler, Thanks for making this happen. I met several new people and had a spectacular ride. I look forward to the next 'twisty' ride. Jane

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      Great seeing you again, Jane! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for calling that Tyler ! Kamila and I had great time with you guys. It was awesome to meet everyone. Special thanks to Roger and Tejas for taking care of us. Your leading and sweeping is greatly appreciated :) We look forward to the next ride !

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      As always, lovely to see you both... thanks for coming out to play... you guys make the group fun too! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Brenda Moreno W.

    I had so much fun. And it was so nice to meet everyone.

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      Congrats on your first ride in the twisties, Brenda... you did great! Looking forward to showing you more in the months ahead! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Leslie C.

    Tyler-thanks for organizing a beautiful ride! I enjoyed meeting some new people and seeing familiar faces too. I love that your rides are welcoming for all skill levels.

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      I'm sorry Bob wasn't able to make it but glad you came out to play... it was a beautiful day! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Roger

    Thanks Tyler for putting this ride together. It was great to make new friends and see some old ones too. Any day at Alice's is a good day!

    March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      Roger, thanks for coming along and joining in the fun... I see what happened with the Google map link I posted... you actually paid attention to it and followed it!! LOL I had one little road different on the map than I normally go but hadn't double checked it... oops! Thanks for leading the ducklings to the end of the ride safely! :) Look forward to seeing you again soon!

      1 · March 24, 2013

  • Roxanne

    Great ride, Tyler, as always. The roads were beautiful, the flowers abundant and the laughter plentiful. You have a delightful bunch of folks to ride beside (or lose ;-p -- lol). Andy (the owner) at Alice's is a very nice fellow. My next lunch will be at Alice's! Thanks for the invite. Hope to see you sooner than later.

    March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      Was awesome to have you along, Rox, and show you some new little gems in the 'hood! Look forward to doing it again soon! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Brenda Moreno W.

    Tyler what's your last name

    March 23, 2013

    • Tyler

      Risk :)

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tyler -
    Many thanks for organizing this ride - love your group of women! The ride was fun and beautiful, and I appreciated the great feed back I received! Susan and I look forward to more fun rides with you this summer!!

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Tyler

      Was SO great to have both of you on the ride, Rita! Looking forward to many more (S)miles!! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Angie W.

    Missed the time change, but at least I met a couple of nice ladies from the group!!!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    I have to work. Not sure I'll be done in time :(

    March 22, 2013

    • Tyler

      Hope you can make it, Lisa! If not today, we'll do another ride soon! :)

      March 23, 2013

  • Dona N.

    Ah, with time change won't be able to make it. Will join in on the fun next time!

    March 22, 2013

    • Tyler

      Bummer, D... next time!

      March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure want to be in on this ride. However, have not purchased a MC yet. Still hoping to do so soon. Enjoy the ride.

    March 22, 2013

    • Tyler

      If you can, come meet us for coffee! You'd be welcome to follow in the car if you'd like to tag along... you can pick up some tips along the way for when you get your bike! :)

      March 23, 2013

  • Co

    Is this a girls only group?

    March 13, 2013

    • Tyler

      Also, this is not a "singles" group or anything like that... many of the gents that ride with us are married and their spouses ride their own or as pillion... we are all just people who love to ride!

      1 · March 21, 2013

    • Brenda Moreno W.

      Oh ok.

      March 21, 2013

  • Roger

    Willing to Lead a group if needed.

    March 20, 2013

    • Tyler

      Thanks, Roger... let's chat on Saturday! :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Cristine C.

    Bummer! I'll be out of town..ride safe!

    March 20, 2013

    • Tyler

      Will miss you, CC!

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a fun ride. Looking forward to seeing you again, Tyler!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Tyler

      Yay Rita!! Will be great to see you again!!! :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Jim L.

    I would enjoy doing this ride, but I am teaching 2 motorcycle classes that weekend.

    March 19, 2013

    • Tyler

      Next time, Jim! :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Brenda Moreno W.

    Can't wait to meet everyone.

    2 · March 19, 2013

    • Tyler

      Likewise, Brenda!

      March 20, 2013

  • Jim L.

    I enjoy doing this ride, but I am teaching 2 motorcycle classes that weekend.

    March 19, 2013

  • Leslie C.

    It will be just me -- Bob is coaching baseball.

    March 18, 2013

    • Tyler

      We'll miss Bob but glad you're still coming! :)

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam (Huminie) from SBR reported it's going to be Santa Clara County Passport weekend on 23th and 24th. Long story short - there will be plenty tourists around area, they might get lost and do strange manuvers on roads. Be extra cautious around other traffic.

    Cite: "Folks buy a $30 Passport and then go from winery to winery tasting and enjoying live music and food.

    With the extra drivers and wine flowing, it might be best to avoid areas with a lot of wineries. This would include Uvas Rd, and especially Watsonville Rd and W 152/Hecker Pass.

    Would hate to see someone out on a ride get in to trouble because someone entered/exited the road unsafely, or heaven forbid, got behind the wheel after a few tastes too many."

    Participant map: http://www.santaclarawines.com/images/santaclarawines.com/File/WSCV%20brochure%202012%20PROOF(1).pdf

    March 19, 2013

    • Tyler

      Thanks, Pawel... I saw that as well and am considering a different route so we can avoid that event and traffic... stay tuned! :)

      March 19, 2013

  • J. C.

    Starting to become a 60% no due to cold that won't stop.

    March 18, 2013

    • Tyler

      Hope you feel better soon! :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Tejas

    Tyler, I'll be happy to sweep or lead if you need the help.

    1 · March 18, 2013

    • Tyler

      That would be awesome, Tejas!! :)

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you on Saturday :)

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • ayla

    depends on work

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Angie W.

    Excited to meet everyone. Hope I can keep up on my lil 250. Just lost my Dad in Nov. and haven't been riding. Don't have freeway exp. Mostly around town.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Tyler

      Angie, don't worry about "keeping up"... always ride your own ride and there will always be someone there with you. :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Sue Van V.

    I am pretty sure I can go just gave to check for w/my sweetie and then I will update! Been trying to meet y'all forever!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Leslie C.

    looking forward to it!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Caramia K.

    Thanks for the invitation! I only have Sundays off or I'd be there.:)

    March 12, 2013

    • Tyler

      Will try to change it up with a Sunday next time! :)

      March 13, 2013

  • David C.

    Sorry but I will still be in Korea for an exercise. Have fun!

    March 13, 2013

    • Tyler

      Safe travels, David! :)

      March 13, 2013

  • Val

    I'm a strong maybe.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Tejas

    I'm a maybe

    1 · March 12, 2013

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