The Divine Ride: Marin/Sonoma Backcountry, Sat 3/30/13 - 9:00 am (Fairfax)



 ~ The Divine Ride ~ 

A Pre Eatser GroupRideTM thru Marin and

Sonoma Counties Backcountry

 

Ride is On

 

When: Saturday 3/30/13arrive by 9:00 AM,   KSU 9:15 AM   don't be late

Where: NEW PLACE Java Hut in Fairfax ~  760 Center Boulevard, Fairfax [masked])

 ~ PRE RIDE: Southbay / Peninsula contingent can meet me at Rest Stop on 280N North of 92 at 7:45 AM, KSU 7:50 AM ... location = http://tinyurl.com/280RestStop

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Pace: Not too slow.  Not too fast.  Just right

Gear: Head to toe.

Motorcycle: Yes, please bring it with you ;-)

Route: ~   Expect 140 (+/-)  miles of the technical back-roads of Marin and Sonoma Counties. A few new roads.  Lots of bumps.   Ride will end around 4:30_ish near civilization.

Rain will Cancel. Not recommended for newbies.



GPS Route:



 

~ Please review Liability Release statement at THIS LINK

Words of Wisdom:

~ Proper gear, a working machine and gas in the tank is highly recommended.
~ Ride within your comfort zone and leave room for bad karma.
~ I may pass slower traffic when it's safe. You don't have to. Remember, someone will wait for you at turns, so just relax and have fun.
~ I maintain the Pace according to road conditions with safety of all riders in mind. Be mindful of others in the group. Let faster riders get ahead of you by moving to the right and signaling them to pass you. And if you want to pass the rider(s) who are in front of you, make sure to do so safely and without startling them.

~ If you know the area and would like to sweep for the group (AM shift, PM shift or both), please let me know.
~ Good stuff to read before going on group rides (CLICK).
~ Keep an eye for the rider(s) behind you so they won't take a wrong turn. If they get lost, you'll buy their lunch



Bay Area Weather Outlook:


My Phone #

 

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  • Keith Strachan

    Great to have ridden with all of you, sad I didn't get a chance to talk with everyone.

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      my tires were thrashed after that Stewards Point/Skaggs Springs road ride! Cheers, John

      April 2, 2013

    • David Waggoner

      Well... I wonder why?? You were riding the crap out of them.

      April 2, 2013

  • Kelvin

    Here's the video I made of the ride. I tried to get everyone on camera. Sorry if I missed you. Hopefully next time! I rode 260 miles. Good times!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Jim miles

    WISH i WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE

    April 1, 2013

  • Doug Moore

    Mehran
    Very nice video. You do a great job with the rides and your enthusiasm shows. I thought it was going to rain. Next time :)

    March 31, 2013

  • Lucy James

    Yet another amazing north bay ride! Good to see some new faces! Enjoy your south bay rides and I really look forward to riding with you next time. Thanks, Mehran!

    March 31, 2013

  • Mehran

    Here's a little photostory of our Divine Ride:
    http://youtu.be/MycQwiAII6Y­

    March 31, 2013

  • David Waggoner

    Great ride. Made it back to Davis, CA w/o any rain. Good fun with all the enthusiastic riders.

    March 30, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Great ride!

    March 30, 2013

  • Kelvin

    Mehran, Great run and great company!! Roads were a bit wet at first, but warmed up nicely. I'll post the YouTube video to this thread shortly. Kelvin

    March 30, 2013

  • Mehran

    Thanks everyone for coming out. It was a truly superb day of riding. Thanks to Bill, Brad and Peter for helping keep the group intact. Until next time.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Pierre & Maria

    Another great northbay ride... Thanks Mehran, Corners and Sweep for facilitating! We will make it to the south bay soon... Promise

    March 30, 2013

  • Jay

    Fantastic ride. Unbeatable scenery, and a great group! A surprising highlight is riding through the City and GG Park in the morning - nice!

    March 30, 2013

  • Steve Semenzato

    Mehran. Thanks for arranging a great ride out today. Great road, beautiful scenery, good company and no rain...... really good fun meeting up with you guys. Would love to do it again sometime soon. if you need me to help organise, let me know, I'd be glad too. Steve

    March 30, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd Ivarsson

    The weather was perfect. The scenery is wonderful. The LT would not have been as nice. Looking forward to the next ride.

    March 30, 2013

  • Bradley

    Great ride today. The wettest I got today was the sprinkles on the way to the start then the thick fog over the mountain top. The rest of the day was perfect riding! Those that chose not to go because of weather missed out on a great day.

    March 30, 2013

  • Richard

    Sorry i had to leave.. with the clutch slipping like that it wasnt safe. I made it home with some slip/bucking..

    March 30, 2013

  • Efren

    After seeing the group photo. I am tempted to go out and find you guys... Just have to find a way to sneak away from the wife.

    March 30, 2013

  • Doug Moore

    Wanted to do the ride. I have no problem in rain. Just hate cleaning bike after. I like the route though. Fairfax Bolinas Rd is tight and fun.

    March 30, 2013

  • Tex Long

    The rain is washing me out on this one. Have fun, you True-Gritters!

    March 30, 2013

  • Dave

    Have fun kids.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Mehran

    zoom zoom ;)

    March 30, 2013

    • Richard

      I suppose.. if i have too.. ;)

      March 30, 2013

  • Bradley

    Anyone wanting to meet up in Fremont and ride out? We can meet at a Starbucks just off 880.

    March 24, 2013

    • Bradley

      Actually, it looks like its "Industrial Pkwy, not Rd."

      March 29, 2013

    • Peter Sandberg Fd Ivarsson

      I cannot eat Dennis food so I will be at Starbucks at 7:15 for a perfect oatmeal without sugar and a bucket of Industrial strength coffee. Read to attack the road at 7:45.

      March 29, 2013

  • Richard

    All this talk of riding has is driving me insane.. i am a highly probable maybe.

    March 29, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd Ivarsson

    Hallelujah. I will be there with my GS. Breakfast on Starbucks in Fremont.

    March 29, 2013

  • john macallister

    Yahoo!

    March 29, 2013

  • Doug Moore

    Should be there. Your rides are fun Hehran. Hopefully a few short bursts like before :)

    March 29, 2013

  • Mehran

    THE RIDE IS ON :-) Forecast says mostly cloudy with a chance of a light “fast moving” shower in the afternoon. I will adjust the route and try to stay ahead of the wet stuff. This may mean having a snack during the rest stop in Tomales and skipping a long lunch stop in Occidental. Bring a sandwich if you can. We will finish the ride early at Cheese Factory, ahead of the PM shower.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Marty Martoza

    We have been fortunate up till now. I don't want to say the "R" word, but I don't ride in it. There are far to many good days in California.

    March 27, 2013

    • Tom

      Multistrada has the "rain" mode!

      March 28, 2013

    • Pierre & Maria

      KLR riders still have more fun... We don't melt in rain

      March 28, 2013

  • Mehran

    Think "sun" and "dry skies".

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Dave Fifer

    Sorry I can't make it this Saturday in-laws are in town

    March 25, 2013

  • David Waggoner

    Looking to make this ride.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested but not sure yet

    March 20, 2013

  • Efren

    If I can get get away from work, count me in

    March 25, 2013

  • Tex Long

    Will this be route be negotiable for an old rider on an old standard bike? Or do I need a dual-sport?

    March 21, 2013

    • Jeff

      I've taken these roads on my faux Bonneville. No issues.

      March 24, 2013

    • Peter Sandberg Fd Ivarsson

      Your BMW is from before the time of paved road. In those days there where no dual sport. Only motorcycles.

      March 25, 2013

  • Long Yang

    really glad that I found this group, and much looking forward to ride with the group

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • (Grizzly) Bill

    I'll be out of town

    March 24, 2013

  • Joanne Villapando

    there is a 40% chance of rain this day. I know you say rain will cancel, I just want to say if it is raining I will not be there.

    March 24, 2013

  • Mehran

    NEW KSU time is 9:15 AM. Arrive by 9 AM (or sooner.
    ~~
    Maps and routes have been loaded. Kids, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Brace yourselves

    March 24, 2013

  • Douglas

    I'm a maybe for this one, have to put the DRZ back into street clothes. Sold my CBR 954 last weekend.

    March 22, 2013

    • Bradley

      Just can't picture you on a DRZ Mehran.

      March 23, 2013

    • Richard

      Not much different than the DR he had.

      March 23, 2013

  • Manuel

    Change of plans. Taking the AC sheriff riding course.

    March 22, 2013

  • Don Cronk

    This will be my first ride with you guys. I have seen you around and even rode either just behind or in front of the group before I signed up.

    Not only that but the Java Hut is literally 5 minutes from my house.

    See ya,

    Don

    March 22, 2013

  • Efren

    A strong maybe.... Waiting to see what the workload is like for this Saturday

    March 22, 2013

  • Keith Strachan

    Can't wait to meet the group.

    March 21, 2013

  • Linda

    We might join you for this one, but waiting to check out your route first.

    March 21, 2013

  • john macallister

    Oh yes...

    March 21, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd Ivarsson

    Finally I can test my GS with this group.

    March 20, 2013

  • Lucy James

    YAY, another one!

    March 20, 2013

  • Tom

    What are the gloves doing in this picture? This is a classical piece of art.

    March 20, 2013

    • Mehran

      Boots were too heavy ;-)

      1 · March 20, 2013

  • Peter

    It's a maybe

    March 20, 2013

  • Toni

    Can't make it to this one. Enjoy the beautiful back roads of Marin & Sonoma :-)

    March 20, 2013

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