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2014 Mormon-Emigrant, Hwy 88, Hwy 89

  • Jun 7, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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SPECIAL NOTICE:  ALL RIDES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

I was contacted by my BMW dealership today June 5 via personal phone call informing me that there will be a recall issued on all new 2014 BMWR1200RT’s (which is what I ride) due to an issue with the electronic suspension, and all owners are instructed to not ride their motorcycle until this issue is resolved.  Apparently it is urgent enough that BMW Corp instructed all of their dealers to contact the owners via telephone right away, rather than waiting for the recall notice to arrive in the mail (which is forthcoming).  The dealer indicated that at this time, they do not know how long it will be before the dealers can do whatever repair is necessary to the bikes.  What this means is, I unfortunately have no choice but to suspend all planned rides on my meetup site until further notice.  I will keep all of you posted on the status of things as I find them out.

Sincerely,

Rhon

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Total mileage = 274.

Maximum distance between fuel stops = 67 miles.

Please note the 8am start time so we can beat the heat that's forecasted for the valley this weekend.  This ride will take us east via back roads past Placerville, then up Mormon-Emigrant Trail to Hwy 88 (and to cooler temperatures), then north on Hwy 89 into South Lake Tahoe where we will enjoy lunch at Baja Fresh.  We then head up Hwy 89 along the west side of Lake Tahoe to Squaw Valley for a Starbucks stop and to just chill for a while in the comfy temperatures.  I say "chill for a while" because I want to time it so we don't get back home until around 8pm when the valley has cooled off a bit.  When it's time to head home, we will take Historic Hwy 40 to Hwy 20 to Hwy 174 to Placer Hills Road to Lake Arthur Road to Bowman Road to Lincoln Way, then backroads that parallel I-80 into Rocklin where our last stop of the day will be at Big Spoon Yogurt for some yummy frozen yogurt, because it will still be very warm when we come back down the hill, even at 8pm in Rocklin.

If, due to your home location, it would be more convenient for you to hookup with the group in Folsom that morning, you can hookup with the group at 8:30am at the Chevron station located at 341 Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.  It's on the north side of Green Valley Road just east of Sophia Parkway.  If you plan to hookup at that location at 8:30am, please indicate that in the comments section.  I already have two riders on that plan (Jack and Jeff).

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  • Paul

    Try the Compass Riders there's a ride sunday going over the mountains and thru the woods. Sorry about the recall.

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got the call just now! So it means, both 2013 and 2014 models are in this recall! Charlie

    1 · June 5, 2014

    • Rhon

      Oh really! Hmmm...very interesting. Thanks for letting me know about that Charlie! ...Rhon.

      June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, that sucks, but on two wheels you want to be safe. Was looking forward to this ride

    1 · June 5, 2014

    • Rhon

      Yep, safety trumps want.

      June 5, 2014

  • Terri

    Wow! At least you were called immediately b4 u experienced an unfortunate event. Bummer the resolution is unknown.

    1 · June 5, 2014

    • Rhon

      Yeah Terri, that's exactly how I look at it. I don't mind the temporary setback at all. Safety is top priority. ...Rhon.

      June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it, playoff baseball. Have a great time = )

    June 4, 2014

    • Rhon

      Okay!

      June 4, 2014

  • John C

    Aaarrrgh! Having to bail (again). I'm out of state all this week and will need to look for a replacement car on Saturday as they tell me our's is totaled from the 'roll over" and the AAA rental runs out today. Bummer! Have a great ride!

    June 4, 2014

    • Rhon

      Okay John. Catcha on a future ride!

      June 4, 2014

  • Paul

    Gonna have to bail on ya. Swamped with tshirts to print. Have a blast. Rats.

    June 3, 2014

    • Rhon

      Okay Paul.

      June 3, 2014

  • jack

    see you at 9 am green valley rd.

    1 · June 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would like to meet there at 8:30 too thanks jeff

      1 · June 2, 2014

    • Rhon

      You got it, Jeff! See ya then! ...Rhon.

      June 2, 2014

  • brian

    Just rode most of this trip last weekend. It was a good ride.

    1 · May 27, 2014

  • Rhon

    GOOD NEWS! As of May 22, 2014, the Mormon-Emigrant Trail highway is officially open. (It was previously closed due to snow.)

    1 · May 25, 2014

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