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The Short Way Round - Meet and Greet and Eat and Ride

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Sherry Harrington has been so kind as to grant me organizing powers and I'd like to start by planning a super short ride and lunch to get to know some of the awesome women of NorCal Motorcycle Riders!

I figured we could meet up at Skywood Trading Post by Alice's in Woodside, and start a bit later than most other groups so we're not stuck in traffic on 84. Quick bite to eat, or cup of coffee, and then just a short ride around the beautiful roads in the area. End up at Buck's in Woodside, which is near 280 and 101. 

I've plotted this route to avoid some of the more technical backroads, so this first ride is newbie-friendly.

Kickstands up 1:30 SHARP. 

I'm brand spankin' new to this group, but I'm really excited to get involved and advocate for women who love the sport. 

So I'd love to know a bit about you! Don't feel like you have to answer to ride, but I look forward to talking in person. 

• What do you ride?

• What's your experience and comfort level?

• What are your riding goals for this year? What are you looking for in a riding group?

• What kinds of rides most interest you?

• Would you be interested in helping mentor newer riders?

My answers:

What do you ride? I have a 2012 F650GS, and his name is Thor.

What's your experience and comfort level? I grew up on dirtbikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc. but it was really riding horses that gave me the love I have today for adventure riding. I enjoy riding anything, everything from my amazing experience riding New Zealand back country to my 101 commute. I'm primarily a adventure sport rider, but I am keen to get into hare scrambles and maybe pick up a cheap track bike. So many bikes, so little time!

What are your riding goals for this year? What are you looking for in a riding group?  I would love love LOVE to get together with a core group of women riders. I'm a road marshall for Group Rides Forum, and I love Mehran's rides dearly, but sometimes I just itch to ride in smaller groups (and wake up a bit later on weekends ;)

What kinds of rides most interest you? For the short term, weekend rides and quick weeknight rides to dinner are what I can handle with my work schedule. If I find a great core group, I'd love to do some overnights and even longer when the weather gets warmer. 

Would you be interested in helping mentor newer riders? Absolutely! I also enjoy taking pillion riders =)

Hope to see you guys soon!

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  • Akiko

    I wish I could have made it today. Would love to ride with the more mellow riders as I am still a fairly new rider as well.

    March 8, 2014

  • ayla

    I have to finish up my El Camino. rebuilt motor in just have to finish up the rest of the stuff.

    March 7, 2014

  • Rayleen

    Hi Alexis. are we still on for tomorrow?

    March 7, 2014

  • Mary

    I'm sorry to back out at the last minute. I really don't think I can make it by 1:30. I will watch closely for the next ride. Have fun.

    March 7, 2014

  • RobinM

    Hi There,
    I'm looking for someone to ride to Death Valley 3/27-3/31. I'm not a fast rider no slow. I will be camping out in Death Valley with the BMW NorCal Group. I can either do this ride in 1 day or 2. Anyone going? & would like to get together with other women riders for future rides or events.

    March 6, 2014

  • ayla

    so, your a crotch rocket queen. always chasing them boys trying to show them up. Me, I prefer the longer kind of rides. 16 hours in the saddle? 1000 miles a day?or maybe west coast to east coast in 2? let me know when your ready for a road trip of serious riding.

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • ayla

      figure I need 4K for the entire trip of 60 days. Thats going to Sturgis then down through texas to see my folks on the way to biktoberfest in Daytona Beach. will hit other points of interest along the way.

      March 5, 2014

    • ayla

      Actually, 78 days to cover both events then come home. but I plan to hit a lot of friends up along the way. New and Old!

      March 5, 2014

  • Sherry H.

    Hi Alexis! Your meetup posting looks awesome! Sorry my back is not healed enough to ride with you. I'm looking forward to meeting up with you when I'm able to ride again. Have a great time and thank for organizing a ride.

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • SilverHawk

    Would love to begin riding with you all. So sorry I am not available on the eighth! Soon tho, yes!

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I am already committed to another ride on the 8th. But I look forward to the next time.

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • Cinder E.

    Hi. I probably can't make the 8th but I long to find some riding friends around here. I ride a vstar and although I've been riding a number of years I go at an easy pace. I have time during the day weekdays if anyone else does let me know, newbies welcome! I prefer a slow ride

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Rayleen

    I'm a newbie. I ride but only two at a time. I'd probably hang at the back to see how the pros do it. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for organizing something.

    1 · March 4, 2014

    • Alexis A.

      I limited the group to 8 so we don't have to worry about sweeps/turn marking and we can just keep in a tight group and enjoy the roads! Excited to meet you!

      1 · March 4, 2014

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