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Kings Canyon Sequoia Overnight

I HAVE CHANGED THE DATE !!!! This trip is now Oct 12-14, hope everyone can still make it. I will post hotel details soon.

Additional details to follow. Planning to meet in Fresno friday evening and ride through the parks saturday. I will send details on hotels and routes later. Let me know if you are interested in joining us.

Details are here!!!

For those who can get away Friday we will meet at the Starbucks at 223 S. Vasco in Livermore. Come early to visit and then kickstands up at 9:30 am sharp. We will go across the valley and head south on 49 finishing the day in Clovis. Others can plan ot meet us Friday evening in Clovis at the Best Western. Saturday morning after breakfast we will leave Clovis at 9am and head up 180 into Kings canyon. We will stop along the way to buy picnic supplies and lunch in Sequoia among the big trees. Saturday night at the Comfort Inn in Three Rivers and then home via 198 and 25 on Sunday.

Google Map

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=211355450478123500210.0004c6862da02c088ade6

Best Western

http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Clovis-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Clovis-Cole/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05575

Comfort Inn

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-three_rivers-california-CAA26

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  • Marie P.

    What a wonderful trip. Beautiful scenery autumn colors and scents.
    Thank you Sue for leading. I tried to follow you the best I could and it was really instructive. My riding improved a lot.
    Thank you also to Susan Garza who lead us down in the canyon on Saturday, what a pleasure to follow you both.
    After Francois' accident we were well surounded; everydody took care of us: Curt, Lothar, Sue and Scott. Curt and Lothar didn't leave until they knew all was arranged.
    Sue, you were amazing dealing with AMA on the phone for me. Scott even came back the following day to pick up the bike with his trailer, fixed it a bit, and brought it back home in SF.
    What a bunch of amazing people! LOVE U... Marie +1 (And, I still remember his name!)

    October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI: latest Park road INFO: http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/index.htm

    Careful in the construction zone which is long and relentless with loose gravel and hairpin turns.

    Have mucho funo!

    October 11, 2012

    • Tyler

      Thanks for the heads up, Dean... it wasn't too bad but we were expecting it... was toward the tail end of the queue so just waited for all the traffic to go by and then no one in front or ahead of me... :D

      October 17, 2012

  • Susan

    Great group of people and the King's Canyon area is great as both a twisty motorcycle road and a beautiful destination. Hwy 190 was like Mine's Road but with fresh pavement and no traffic.

    October 16, 2012

  • Bill & Cathy W.

    Great ride with a chance to meet with new fun folks. Cathy and I were impressed with the planning and execution and plan on joining the group for many more rides.

    October 16, 2012

  • Tejas

    Great trip, well planned, excellent routes, I'm still seeing slow to 10mph signs in my sleep and waking up smiling!

    October 15, 2012

  • Tyler

    What a great weekend... amazing scenery, incredible roads, and a bevvy of wonderful friends, new and old, to share it with! Thanks, Sue W., for putting it all together and for each of you who joined us to make it a stellar trip that won't soon be forgotten! :)

    October 15, 2012

  • Geoff

    Great fun, great people, I had a great 3 days of riding. The only exception would be the Wade`s...........If you see them coming, run, they will have a flat tire.......SOON. LOL

    Big THANK YOU to Susan Wade for putting all the pieces together to make this ride so much fun.

    Look forward to other multi day rides with this group.

    October 15, 2012

  • Leslie C.

    *****

    October 15, 2012

  • Leslie C.

    We had a delicious lunch-I recommend the turkey burger. It's 1:30 now, so we're going to head down the road and meet everyone in Clovis.. Leslie, Bob, Bill & Cathy

    October 12, 2012

  • Leslie C.

    We're at Happy Burger but we're not waiting to eat! It was foggy and drizzly between Yosemite and here, but much clearer down in Mariposa. Leslie, Bob, Bill & Cathy

    October 12, 2012

  • Susan

    Kendall sick, Larissa sick, who knows who else...
    I am running to Kaiser to get my flu shot right after work! Maybe even sooner!

    October 11, 2012

    • Susan

      Larissa is getting over the flu. I told if she doesn't feel 100%, to cage it and play tourist, but still come! She says she'll try to at least come (hopefully via MC) Saturday night. I am leaving in the afternoon Friday, so maybe I can talk her into riding over with me, even if it is just super-slabbing it there (=2 hr ride from SJ via 152 to 99 or 41) if she still isn't feeling that great.

      October 11, 2012

    • Tyler

      Well, hope she feels better and will join us one way or the other! :)

      October 11, 2012

  • Anel I.

    Regrettably we can't go anymore. We have 2 sick dogs, and having to put possibly one down this weekend. :( We can't leave them. We hope y'all have fun! I might go ride Saturday and will see if I can find y'all.

    October 11, 2012

    • Tyler

      So sorry to hear about the sick doggies but you're good "parents" for being there for them. Sending good thoughts! :)

      October 11, 2012

    • Susan

      Two sick at once? Poor doggies. Just lost one of my small pets a couple weeks ago, so 'Mimi' is off frolicking on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge right now. The weird part is that after she was gone, my cat started mimicking Mimi's odd behaviors for a week, such as licking the back of my knees at night. Guess Cat misses her, too! (-else cat is possessed!).

      October 11, 2012

  • Tejas

    Enough with the forkplay, anything special I should bring?

    October 11, 2012

    • Tyler

      Forkplay??? lol Bring the adult beverage of your choice. I'm sure we'll be able to do a run for beer or something once we get into town if folks would like.

      Oh, don't forget your bike. :p

      October 11, 2012

    • Susan

      Don't forget a swimsuit for the Hot Tub! Remember it is outside in a public place, so no Commando. IMHO Hot tub and a good cold (Marzen) beer is the end to a perfect day of riding.

      1 · October 11, 2012

  • Scott

    I'm wineing too.

    October 11, 2012

  • Susan

    I will see y'all at the Best Western. I will be leaving W. San Jose Friday afternoon and most likely going Hwy 152 and straight across the central valley, catching some twisties in the foothills if it is not too late in the day. If anyone else wants to join me, call me[masked]six

    October 11, 2012

  • Lothar

    Sorry to hear that Kendall. Hope you'll be better soon.

    October 11, 2012

    • Val

      Aw man, OK - is it ME on a ride with you? This is the second time!

      October 11, 2012

    • Val

      lol - heal up fast!

      October 11, 2012

  • Susan G.

    Hi Sue, I'll be leaving a little later in the morning and will meet everyone at the Best Western in Clovis. Michael will be joining us on in Three Rivers on Saturday evening.

    October 10, 2012

  • Susan W.

    Final routes have been determined with the help of some great freinds. Fridays route is http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=211271345473621630212.0004cb6bb70a9bd7b936e Sat is easy http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=211271345473621630212.0004cb6bb70a9bd7b936e


    and Sunday has a wiggly morning before we head home across the vally and up 25 from Colinga. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=211271345473621630212.0004cb8f512a33254edc6


    Friday I am planning lunch in Mariposa at Happy Burger. Sat we will need to pack a lunch, there is a Von's close to the hotel to get supplies. Sunday we can lunch in Colinga either at the mexican joint or the Perkos depending on our mood. Look forward to seeing everyone Friday morning or evening. It would be great if you could let me know if you are joing for the Friday ride or meeting us in Clovis.

    October 9, 2012

    • Curt M.

      Friday ride +1 also. Looks like the link for Sat map is the same as the link for Fri map, that's all.

      October 9, 2012

    • Curt M.

      Here is the right link for Sat: https://maps.google.co...­

      October 9, 2012

  • Geoff

    Friday ride +1 .............her name escapes me.

    October 9, 2012

    • Tyler

      You do like to live dangerously, don'cha? LOL

      October 9, 2012

    • Geoff

      Yes I do.

      October 9, 2012

  • Leslie C.

    The 4 of us (Leslie, Bob, Bill & Cathy) will look for you at the lunch stop in Mariposa. Thanks!

    October 9, 2012

  • Laura A M.

    Okay, hotels are booked. Henry is work half day which means we will have to pass on morning meetup. :o( We should be down in Clovis by dinner time. See ya then.

    October 8, 2012

    • Tyler

      YAY!!! :)

      October 9, 2012

  • Tejas

    I'm wondering if the South Bay contingent might like to do a meetup start around 8am in the SJ area.

    October 8, 2012

    • Lothar

      Is this this Peets?: Peet's Coffee & Tea
      Rivermark Village, 3932 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara, CA 95054

      October 8, 2012

    • Tyler

      Yuppers, Lothar... that is is! :)

      October 8, 2012

  • Leslie C.

    We're going to spend Thursday night in Yosemite. Do you have a lunch stop planned for Friday? We're figuring we can join up with you somewhere along Hwy 49.

    September 26, 2012

    • Susan W.

      I will let you know when I decide on a lunch stop. Look forward to seeing you there

      September 26, 2012

  • Susan W.

    I am excited that we have such a big group ready to enjoy Sequoia. Since I have not ridden with everyone in the group I just want to make sure everyone knows I have planned the days to be about 250 miles (plus miles to meet us) and some of the routes are quite technical. The rride on the hills Friday and the ride through Sequoia have lots of tight turns. This is not a Newbie ride. That being said I am eager to meet the new members and have a great ride.

    1 · September 13, 2012

    • Tyler

      Nah, Tejas... we know you get around. :D

      September 24, 2012

    • Tejas

      Oh, good, cause I wouldn't want to get a bad reputation, oh darn, too late. See you all soon!

      September 24, 2012

  • Susan

    Bounce is coming? :-)

    September 9, 2012

    • Val

      At this point ... maybe. My daughter wants to spend time with him, so I may leave him with her.

      September 24, 2012

  • Susan

    Got the hotels booked w/ 2Q NS both nights; now I just need a roommate! Total Cost is about $204, so around $102/ea for 2 nights.

    September 13, 2012

    • Larisa L.

      Hello Susan, I volunteer to be your roommate if no one else has already confirmed. :-)

      September 17, 2012

    • Susan

      You're the first volunteer, so you won! I am glad to have a roomate. :-)

      September 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can get the 12th off I am definitely interested! Hopefully I will have enough experience on my bike by then, otherwise, would this be family "boyfriend" friendly?

    August 5, 2012

    • Tyler

      Hi Sue - welcome to DC! Yes, gents are more than welcome to join in the fun on this trip! :)

      August 6, 2012

    • Marie P.

      Francois and I are ready to bike! Room, roooommm, wroooom booked! Cannot wait ;-)

      September 16, 2012

  • Leslie C.

    I'd like to invite my friend, Cathy West, to join the group. She and her husband, Bill, would like to come on the Sequoia Ride too. How can I do that?

    August 27, 2012

    • Tyler

      Hi Leslie: You can send the link to your friend so she can join Meetup and then RSVP to the ride so she'll get any updates, etc. Either that or you can just change your RSVP to show +2 and share the info with them yourself. :)

      September 5, 2012

    • Leslie C.

      I tried to change my RSVP to +3 and it wouldn't let me, so I'll have them RSVP for themselves. thanks.

      September 5, 2012

  • Anel I.

    Any word on where we'll stay? I can help to look into lodging of you'd like?

    August 3, 2012

  • Susan W.

    Yes this is a boy friendly trip. My husband will be along and I expect other males as well.

    June 27, 2012

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