By Invitation Only: Faux Moto GP & Baja Santa Cruz Rally à la Kardasian (7/6/13)


By Invitation Only: 

Faux Moto GP & Baja Santa Cruz Rally à la Kardasian   

As the name suggests, this is more like Reality TV.  Which means it's partly true and partly false and far from reality.  

In short:
    -
Yes, there will be Moto's.

    - No GP per se, but there will be a few Good Peeps, if that counts.
    - Yes, we will ride in Santa Cruz County, and yes, we'll ride near its Southern border too
    - If you consider a dozen or more bikes to be a Rally, then yes.  It's a Rally alright
    - If you can read this, consider yourself invited  :~>

~ ~

 
• When: Sat 7/6/2013, Meet at 9:30 AM for coffee and gossip; KSU 10 AM

• Where: Meet at Peet’s Coffee in Los Gatos
798 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA • (408)[masked]
(fill up @ Chevron at the corner)

• Route:  TBD ... but it will be semi-technical back-roads in 408, 831 and 650 area codes. There will be bumps, tight switch-backs with diminishing radius, etc 

Pace: Not too fast.  Not too slow.  Just right. (not suitable for newbies)

Gear: Head to toe

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

 

Words of Wisdom:
~ Please review Liability Release statement at THIS LINK

~ 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 devilish




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  • Peter W.

    I had a brilliant time guys thanks for letting me join in Mehran great bunch of people who can all definatly ride. Most impressed with the 2 Goldwings being chucked about like a dirt bike !!!

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • Farid

    Great group and ride! Thanks, Mehran! You always make sure we don't fall asleep. It's either the whistle during the stops or the bumps while riding. ;-)

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Michele

    My pix are now posted in the photos section. You can also see a slideshow here: http://s192.photobucket.com/user/88tbone/slideshow/Faux%20Moto%20GP_070613

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • Martin M

    Well maybe that's something a GPS can get right... :)
    Did it record the total miles for the day???
    We could have done Swanton too, but I was getting pretty tired, and it was cold, windy, and foggy. I was glad to get back home.

    July 7, 2013

    • Grady F.

      For some reason, it only kept track data back to Corralitos. I've seen it keep up to 500mi worth of track/history, but there must be something else using some of the finite mem (4Gb). Ironically, I put a 32Gb card in it thinking I'd load my music collection and let the GPS use that mem for track/route data too, but alas, the Garmin wants to live entirely within the measly 4Gb. My best guess is my total miles, home, Kardasian, post, and back home was ~ 375mi.

      July 7, 2013

    • Mehran

      That secret loop does not exist on Google maps or Garmin, because the road is supposed to be deadend - except we go thru it. Tracking what doesn't exist confuses the heck out of any device ;~)

      2 · July 7, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Did a post-ride with Martin. Some of the places looked vaguely familiar from past rides. Thank goodness the GPS records where I was so I can make some sort of sense of "where I was" ... http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/grady-k1600gtl/kardasian-ride-corralitos-fourcorners-post-ride-alices-davenport-fourcorners/#pois/img-0648

    July 7, 2013

  • SteveM

    Mehran, Always enjoy your rides, thanks so much. Steve

    July 7, 2013

  • Alexis A.

    Thanks all, had a blast!

    July 6, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Gr8 as usual. In post-game, Martin and I were discussing he unique character of this group, ride organization/policies, how the group helps riders grow/improve, etc.

    July 6, 2013

  • Colm

    Mehran, fabulous roads. Loved it all...

    July 6, 2013

  • GERARDO

    Happy to have made my debut sweeping for the group
    Another wonderful ride for the books!!!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Martin M

    Yeah, after negotiating down Gist, I can't wait for the technical roads... :)

    July 6, 2013

  • Jeff

    Good people, good ride.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Mehran

    Great day of riding. Nearly perfect "everything". Thanks to our volunteers and newly recruited Marshals and our new Marshalette, Alexis. Until next time.

    5 · July 6, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Woo hoo, was able to worm out of work obligation - I'm in.

    July 6, 2013

  • Martin M

    Are we riding through Hollister too? :)

    June 30, 2013

    • Mehran

      ...and then some ;-)

      July 6, 2013

    • Martin M

      Yeah... I kind of get the idea route posting might be a thing of the past. We don't know who looks here. There might be Bears in them woods! Zoom Zoom!

      July 6, 2013

  • john m.

    Have to back out today (bummer!) as I have an opportunity to earn some $ (yea!) which will help pay for the new rubber I need for the next rides. Have fun and be safe...I'll miss you all!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Colm

    So I take shorts & chaps would be the appropriate apparel for this trip?

    ;-)

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Colm

      Wouldn't be the first time...

      July 6, 2013

    • Colm

      Just sayin'... ;-)

      July 6, 2013

  • Tex L.

    Having some clutch slipping issues on the bike. Bringing it tomorrow for a replacement. Next time I might be able to do a wheelie! (Yeah, right.) Have a fun day and be safe. :-)

    July 5, 2013

    • Mehran

      Which is why I said each garage needs 2 bikes. A primary bike and a back-up bike ;-)

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • Martin M

      Yessiree, and I highly recommend a duplicate model for swappage, easier than waiting for parts! :)

      July 6, 2013

  • Mehran

    Expect much cooler temps and some fog near the coast. Dress in layers. Lunch stop either in Corralitos or in Aptos.

    July 6, 2013

  • Mehran

    Zoom Zoom

    July 6, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Have a real Kardasian- mu niece is giving birth, and her husband and daddy are fishing.... Have to cancell. See you soon. have a great ride. Joe.

    July 5, 2013

    • Grady F.

      Um, you realize that "these days" it is customary for the father to be _IN_ the delivery room. So if you are "filling in", be advised of the full job description/roles/duties­ involved ... just sayin' :|.

      July 5, 2013

  • Kelley O.

    Sorry I can't make it. I took my saddlebags off and saw that my chain and rear sprocket are knackered. Must replace.

    July 5, 2013

  • Caramia K.

    Thank you though! Have to work :(

    July 4, 2013

  • George V.

    Motor cafe is doing Tigger's 12k mile service now. Should be all prepped and ready... :)

    July 2, 2013

  • Kelley O.

    Sounds like fun.

    July 2, 2013

  • Mike d.

    I'll be on the road somewhere far.

    July 2, 2013

  • Richard

    Awaiting new shoes for the beast.

    July 1, 2013

    • Mehran

      Borrow Brad's KLR. He won't be riding for a few weeks.

      July 1, 2013

    • Richard

      Depends when the rubber gets here, as i do the mounting myself. Brad's is too clean to ride. ;)

      July 1, 2013

  • LINDA

    Hi Mehran,
    Good seeing you this past week. Cant make this week but I'll see you on the SF Ghost ride!

    July 1, 2013

  • George V.

    Definitely. Thanks for the invite.

    June 30, 2013

  • john m.

    I never turn down a "private" invitation! Any go-go dancers?

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Michele

    I'm piggybacking with Chris. Ready for my closeup!

    June 29, 2013

  • Tex L.

    Okay, a solid black background invitation. How could I NOT go??? :-)

    June 20, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Thanks god it is you, I was really worried..

    June 20, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Who is pregnant this time?

    June 20, 2013

  • Paul W.

    My first ride with the group. Can't wait.

    June 19, 2013

  • Stephan S.

    Adventure!

    June 19, 2013

  • Michele

    Sounds scandalous! w00t!

    June 19, 2013

  • Steven

    I'll be out of town that weekend. Have a safe ride everyone!

    June 19, 2013

  • Dave F.

    I'll be at an Invitational in Hawaii that day. Hate to miss this ride though...have fun zoomin around.

    June 19, 2013

  • SteveM

    Mehran, Would love to do this. I have an engagment in the evening in SF. How late do you expect the ride to go? Thanks for the invite.

    Steve

    June 18, 2013

    • Mehran

      Steve, ride ends around 5:00 near Skyline, but we also make a break-away stop around 3:30-4:00 PM in Scotts Valley. From there you can hop of 17 and be in the City by 5:30 PM.

      June 18, 2013

  • Colm

    I'll be there.
    It's been 18 months+ since I've had a Saturday ff...
    And my birthday is July 8th!
    So, close enough for a good celebration!

    See y'all then!

    June 18, 2013

  • Steven M.

    Would love to go... but a little busy that week... There's this thing called the Iron Butt Rally... maybe you've heard of it? Next time!

    June 18, 2013

  • Bradley

    Can't make it, on vacation.

    June 18, 2013

  • Dan

    I'm actually on the invitation list? haha I've made it!! =)

    June 18, 2013

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