Manchester 2014

This will be a 2-day romp up to Manchester (routes to come later) and staying overnight at the KOA:

http://www.manchesterbeachkoa.com/home/Accommodations.aspx

Make your reservations ASAP as they tend to fill up quickly... be sure to mention you're with Dangerous Curves. FYI, bring your own linens or a sleeping bag and towel. There is a variety of accommodations to suit everyone's tastes

They will also provide us with dinner and breakfast as they did last year. Cost will be $18/person for both meals and you can pay for that when you arrive.

UPDATE 04/28/14:

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE!!

Please find following some notes, itinerary, and proposed routes for the Manchester weekend. Routes may change due to weather or timing. You are welcome to join in at any point or do your own thing as well and just meet us in Manchester. My cell number is[masked] if anyone needs to reach me along the way. Please know your own limits, be true to yourself, ride your own ride, be safe, and ENJOY!

·  Please have your ICE (In Case of Emergency) info with you and let someone know where it is. If we know it, we won’t need it! J

·  If you are a newer rider (less than a minimum of 5K miles in the twisties), I would not recommend the Saturday route as there will be some fairly technical and goaty (one lane, bumpy, and maybe a rogue cow in the road) roads. I can recommend an optional route for whoever is interested.

·  Pack layers – the coast can be cool and extremely windy so be prepared. Evenings in Manchester are also cold so bring some warm clothes (i.e. hat, gloves, etc.) to sit around the campfire and tell stories! J

·  Please let me know if you have a range-limited bike (i.e. less than 120 miles to a tank of gas)

·  This KOA is a really nice facility and they have lots of amenities including a pool and hot tub that will be open so bring your swim togs if you feel so inclined.

·  REMEMBER: The KOA does not provide linens so bring a sleeping bag.

·  There will more than likely be several smaller groups and lots of paces to choose from but rule number one is to ALWAYS adhere to your own pace and don’t get in over your head. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the route.

·  Please wait for the rider behind you at turns so no one misses one and gets lost. I always like to end with same number of riders I start out with!

·  We will have a picnic lunch on Saturday so either pack your own or you can purchase something at the lunch stop.

·  If you choose to leave the group you start out with, please let someone know so we don’t run around helter skelter looking for you.

·  There is a grocery store on the left as you enter Manchester so you can stop for adult libations, snacks, etc. The KOA is about a half-mile after the store.

·  When you check in, please pay for your meals - $18/person for dinner and breakfast.

PROPOSED SATURDAY ROUTE:  http://goo.gl/maps/mg20g

(approximately 125 miles from Marin)

11:30 am (approx.) – Marin French Cheese (sandwich & picnic - http://www.marinfrenchcheese.com/ )

12:30 pm (approx.) – KSU

04:30 pm (approx.) - Gas in Gualala (two gas stations there)

05:30 pm (approx.) – Stop off for any needed supplies in the store in Manchester before arriving at the KOA

(44300 Kinney Rd., Manchester CA  95459)

07:00 pm (approx.) – dinner (catered onsite)

PROPOSED SUNDAY ROUTE:  http://tinyurl.com/l7uhywm

(138 miles to Suisun)

07:30 am – breakfast (catered onsite)

09:00 am – KSU

10:30 am – Boonville – gas @ Redwood Drive-In

11:30 am – KSU (regroup at the fairgrounds)

12:00 pm – lunch at Hamburger Ranch in Cloverdale (http://www.hamburgerranchandbbq.com/)

01:30 pm – KSU

06:00 pm (approx.) – arrive home (depending on where home is for you!)


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  • Tyler

    Photos posted on Meetup and ride report posted here if anyone is interested... :)

    http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/139516/

    May 8, 2014

  • Tami

    Nice crossing paths with some of you while I was out riding with my Santa Rosa friends! Always nice to see you!

    2 · May 5, 2014

    • Tyler

      Indeed, Tami! Hope to see you again on one of our rides... I want to get back up to the Russian River area as there are lots of roads to revisit! :)

      1 · May 6, 2014

    • Tami

      I'll keep my eye on the calendar for the next time you're up my way... I won't be in the middle of moving (hopefully)!

      1 · May 6, 2014

  • BlueTyke

    Always a great time! It was good to see so many faces and know that you are well! I hope good times were had by all! I look forward to seeing you all again soon! :)

    3 · May 5, 2014

  • Tracy

    It was such a great time! Thank you Tyler and it was great to meet so many really good people! xoxo

    2 · May 5, 2014

  • Marie P.

    Tyler. Amazing and wonderful week end because of you. Love u all.

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • Tyler

    Fantastic weekend... I arrived home sated, happy, and exhausted... all very good signs of a great time! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to play and make it such a wonderful weekend. :)

    2 · May 4, 2014

  • Tyler

    Just made a small update to Saturday's route to include Annapolis Rd. in case anyone is paying attention. LOL

    May 1, 2014

  • Leslie C.

    Does anyone want to meet me at Rancho Starbucks in Los Altos and ride together to the Marin French Cheese Factory?

    2 · April 28, 2014

    • Leslie C.

      Let's meet at 8:45 and leave at 9:15. Google says my route takes 1:52, so we'll have time to stop at Vista Point if we want. I like to go 280 to 35 , Ocean Beach & Presidio to skip 19th Ave. Then I was thinking 101 to Lucas Valley & Pt. Reyes/Petaluma Rd. Here's the route: http://tinyurl.com/mj...­

      April 28, 2014

    • Leslie C.

      Let me know if you have other ideas for a route - I'm open to suggestions!

      April 29, 2014

  • Tracy

    Anybody looking for a roommate?

    April 8, 2014

    • Leslie C.

      Tracy- there's an extra bed in my cabin I can share with you. Leslie

      1 · April 22, 2014

    • Tracy

      Hi Leslie! Thank you for the invite but ended up reserving a cabin. Appreciate it :)

      April 28, 2014

  • Kharon

    Hey T - where and what time are the meet up points for this year?

    April 22, 2014

    • Tejas

      Kharon, Tyler is in Europe right now, I'm sure she will update the ride info when she gets back.

      April 22, 2014

  • Tracy

    Hi Tyler, I met you at the newbie dirt day with Marles! Would love to join this ride!

    2 · April 8, 2014

    • Tracy

      Yay! So excited! Let me know what is good for you and I'll come where ever you are, as long as it's okay that I have my son with me :)

      1 · April 9, 2014

    • Tyler

      Of course he's welcome... would love to meet him! :)

      April 9, 2014

  • Holly B.

    Well, good news and bad news. My yoga retreat got cancelled :-( but that means I can come play! :-) And I get to bunk with Kharon and HollyH, yay! Looking forward to seeing you all!

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Tyler

      We'll take it... and you!! :)

      1 · April 9, 2014

  • BlueTyke

    Phil and I might make this one. We have to double check finances to see if it is do able. We would most likely be in a car and go up our own way to meet you folks there. Trying to expose Dani to the great out doors. :)

    3 · February 21, 2014

    • BlueTyke

      Right!?

      March 13, 2014

    • BlueTyke

      Bunking with Cara & Scott!

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Laura A M.

    Cabin booked.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Leslie C.

    Booked a kabin!

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • Tejas

    Cabin is booked!

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Kharon

    Cabin is booked!

    1 · February 20, 2014

    • Tyler

      w00t!! :)

      February 20, 2014

  • Val

    Crap ... just realized I can't go; that Saturday is MoCo SPCAs Wag-n-Walk. Bummer. Ratz. Depressed and conflicted. :(

    February 20, 2014

    • Tyler

      Make a donation in lieu of walking and come walk at Manchester... I've got room in my kabin if you'd like. :)

      February 20, 2014

  • Holly B.

    I just realized that this is the same weekend as a yoga retreat with a very special teacher that I've been looking forward to for months. Boo! :-( Sooooo sorry I will be missing riding and playing with you all!

    February 18, 2014

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