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THE PLAYLIST (North Bay) ~ Sat 12/21/13 @ 10 AM (Novato)


THE PLAYLIST .... pop roads that rock your socks off, also include some R&B, alternative and country ;-) 

When: Saturday 12/21/13Arrive by 10 AM,  KSU 10:15 AM

Where: Starbucks at 127 San Martin Drive, Novato (arrive with full tank)

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

Gear: Head to toe.

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

Route: ~  145 (+/-)  miles of great North Bay back-roads.  Lunch in Occidental.  Ride will end around 4_ish back in San Rafael. Exact route TBD.

* * * RAIN CANCELS - Not for newbies * * *

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Southbay / Peninsula contingent can meet me at Rest Stop on 280N North of Hwy 92 (right after Bunker Hill exit):

Time: Arrive 8:30 AM, KSU 8:40 AM

Map link = http://tinyurl.com/280RestStop

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ABOUNT LUNCH:

There are 3+ options, Union Hotel, Howards Station, El Marachi Cafe, there's also Barley and Hops across the street from them ..... all within few steps from one another.  There is an outdoor table for those who bring their lunch.   Split into groups and go have lunch (your choice). KSU promptly 1 Hr and 5 min from arrival.


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



Bay Area Weather Outlook:



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  • Grady F.

    Coleman Valley run is here: http://youtu.be/qUhti_hLr3s Dave, take a look at time index 14:21. Another reason to bring the bimmer (i.e. with a slipper clutch ;).

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • Mehran

      Great video Grady.

      December 22, 2013

  • Greg R.

    Great ride on the first day of winter. Thanks Mehran and road crew for the scenic route. Can't wait for 2014

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Longest ride on the shortest day! Very nice.

    December 21, 2013

    • Grady F.

      Mehran, June 21 falls on a Saturday this year. Could be a good day for a Druid / Stonehenge summer solstice theme ride !

      December 22, 2013

    • Mehran

      I am planning a Sierra ride for that day !!!

      December 22, 2013

  • Ash H.

    Beautiful day indeed!.. thanks to all participants and Mehran as always for making it happen. Happy holidays to all ... see you soon

    December 21, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Doing an elbow surgery, out of riding till med March. Hope that Grady will keep my coffee warm till then. Joe.

    December 19, 2013

    • Steven

      Joe I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery. Try not to piss off the surgeons too much. :-)

      December 21, 2013

    • Ash H.

      joe we missed you today! you better not be using the elbow as an excuse to hangout at home and drink some Ukrainian Vodka!..;) -get well soon

      December 21, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Wow, marathon day - Just got back. Ash, myself, and Dean part of the way, hung with Dave Petersen who was having engine cutout problem about every 3-5 miles on his Yamaha. Bike would die, let it rest 5-10 minutes, it would start, go another 3-5 miles, then die. We had multiple scenic stops in Novato Blvd, a couple in San Rafael, one at the Big Q, another on the R-SR bridge, 4-5 through industrial Richmond streets. We finally could not get it started anymore, but were 20-30 blocks from Dave's house, so we called his wife to bring a rope, and I towed him the last few miles.

    1 · December 21, 2013

    • Ash H.

      Grady thanks for all your help with Dave also helping me get my bike up wile my right boxer head was making out with the gravel.. :) .. and consistently being your wonderful jolly self. it was a marathon.. you are a good guy to go to one of those with..see you soon

      December 21, 2013

  • Ron S.

    ok it was cold.. but it was also an awesome ride with a lot of great riders. AS always Thank you Mehran, the corner sergeants and our sweep!! I made a Pixt wall from all the pics: http://pixt.com/the-playlist-122113

    December 21, 2013

    • Ash H.

      Ron, thanks for all the grt pics...

      December 21, 2013

  • joe

    fun ride...hope to see you all again soon!
    thanks for a great ride Mehran.

    December 21, 2013

  • Mehran

    Thanks everyone for a great ride on this California Winter day. Special thanks to our crew for herding the group and watching the back. Happy Holidays.

    December 21, 2013

  • Joe Z.

    Thanks for another great ride Mehran!

    December 21, 2013

  • Michael A.

    All I can say is wow.

    December 21, 2013

  • Bob R.

    Great group, great ride, great weather, great day not shopping.

    December 21, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Great. Looking forward to that. Happy Holidays everyone. Joe.

    December 21, 2013

  • Mehran

    zoom zoom :-)

    2 · December 21, 2013

    • Grady F.

      A fine day for a ride. Siri - play road trip music, engage !

      December 21, 2013

  • vicky k

    Had really hoped to make at least 1 more ride with the group but can't find the time to do it---Headed out to try all the new trails in New Mexico for a while. Moving just outside of Santa Fe. It was great riding with you all and getting to know you. Thank You so much for all the welcoming and Fun Rides. If you happen to be riding through New Mexico come by and see me in Placitas NM.

    2 · December 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Give me a few more years and we'll be neighbors again -- most enchanted with the Land of Enchantment.

      2 · December 20, 2013

    • vicky k

      definitely a road trip to visit us---will miss all my friends here but happy to check out some new roads. stop by to say hi when you get there!

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Michael A.

    Is anyone driving out from San Jose? if so you want to go together?

    December 20, 2013

    • Michael A.

      Sounds great which one at what time?

      December 20, 2013

    • Michael A.

      And then I saw your comments.. See you near the bunker hill rest stop at 8:30

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Mehran

    Southbay / Peninsula contingent can meet me at Rest Stop on 280N North of Hwy 92 (right after Bunker Hill exit):

    Time: Arrive 8:30 AM, KSU 8:40 AM

    Map link = http://tinyurl.com/280RestStop

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been awhile since I've been on 2. James, I'm riding in from Suisun which is just off 80 and about 35 mins from the meet spot. In Fairfield, I can meet you at 80W, Travis Blvd exit @ 9:15. There's a Chevron about 100 yards to the right after you exit the freeway. Let me know, Kelvin

    December 20, 2013

    • James

      Sounds like a plan. See you there.

      December 20, 2013

  • Lucy J.

    Should have two new Q3's to scrub in...if I can remember how to ride!

    December 19, 2013

  • James

    Anyone coming in from the sacramento area?

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll likely bring Isabella Ebony since I didn't get the Moto Guzzi V7 but I may get the Honda CB1100.

    December 18, 2013

    • Mehran

      Get the CB1100.

      1 · December 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      May also hold out for the new Norton Commando 961.

      December 18, 2013

  • Ash H.

    I think i can make it!.. "Sounds" grt!

    December 18, 2013

  • Mike L.

    I'll likely bring the Harley,

    December 18, 2013

  • daniel h.

    any harleys going

    December 17, 2013

    • Mehran

      Mike rides a Harley. Dean also has a cruiser.

      December 17, 2013

  • Didier

    Mehran, you outdid yourself once again on the ride picture!!!
    That playlist rocks !! (I'm sure you also have Zayante and Gist on the secret Shake Your Booty playlist).

    2 · December 16, 2013

    • Grady F.

      And secret fire road near Boulder Creek (goat-y-est) and 84 Alice's to La Honda (wavy gravy).

      1 · December 16, 2013

    • Mehran

      Merci Didier. They're on the list. Screen only shows 7 titles ;-)

      December 16, 2013

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