2014 Motherlode/Sutter Creek "round one"

  • April 26, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Total mileage = 125.

Maximum distance between fuel stops = 48 miles.

This will be "round one" of the Motherlode/Sutter Creek ride (the other one is on Sat May 3).  This ride is somewhat shorter than many of the other rides planned for this season. I suspect we will return home by 3:30pm or so.

We will leave the meetup location in Roseville at 10am, and ride through Folsom, then down Scott Road through Rancho Murietta, then about 3 miles on Hwy 16 to Ione Road to Michigan Bar Road to Buena Vista Road to Pardee Dam Road to Paloma Road to Hwy 26 east to the town of Mokelumne Hill.  We will then go north on Hwy 49 to Sutter Creek where we will have lunch at Pepita's Mexican Restaurant (yummy carnitas tacos in crispy shells). After a relaxing lunch, we will head back via Hwy 49 to Hwy 16 to Latrobe Road, then stop for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery just south of Hwy 50.  We will then ride around the south end of Folsom Lake and back into Roseville.  The route is shown in blue on the map.


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  • Dawn P.

    I am opting out for the ride. I think it's a little cooler than I like. I'm seeing a forecast with a high of 69. I'll try and catch the next one.

    April 25

    • Dawn P.

      Yes, so I promptly put myself on the waitlist :)

      April 26

    • Rhon

      Ah! Good! Our diabolical plan is working!!! MWUA HAHAHAHA!!!

      1 · April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good to meet the group this morning.

    April 26

    • Rhon

      It was very nice to meet you and Steve today too! I hope the two of you are able to join many of the rides planned for this year.

      April 26

  • Rhon

    "THANK YOU" to everyone who came out for this ride today! Other than the temps being a bit on the cool side all day long, the ride was great, the people were great, and the scenery was excellent. I enjoyed meeting some new folks, and I look forward to more rides with such good people! ......Rhon.

    3 · April 26

  • Rhon

    GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! As a reminder, our ride leaves at 10am today (a bit later than usual to allow temps to warm a little more). Due to the cooler weather, I recommend adding that extra layer for comfort. See you shortly! ...Rhon.

    1 · April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Rhon, we would like to come and meet the group at 10 am if that is OK.

    1 · April 25

    • Rhon

      Sure! See you in a bit!

      April 26

  • Rhon

    I updated the map and the mileage to reflect the slightly shorter route to avoid the weather at the higher elevations east of Hwy 49.

    April 25

  • Rhon

    One more small change for tomorrow's ride: let's start at 10am to allow temps to get a little warmer, and I am going to make a slight change to the route since there is a chance of rain higher up the Sierra slopes. I'm going to remove the part of the route that goes east of Hwy 49 toward Wilseyville. When we ride around the south end of Pardee Reservoir and come to Hwy 49, we will just make a left onto northbound Hwy 49 and ride up to Sutter Creek for lunch. That way, we will avoid the higher elevations where the precip is forecasted. See you in the morning!

    April 25

  • Paul K.

    Hi Rhon Gotta bail too. Just looked at my bike and the front tire is flat. Damn its about worn out too. have fun. Gotta order a new tire and get time to fix it.

    April 23

    • lloyd

      Paul, you got 2 days. Fix it, dammit.

      2 · April 23

    • Paul K.

      I got the tire now but wont make tomorrow. Im swamped with work but will take the wheel off this weekend. Got a Shinko touring Radial for $100 shipped. Looks just like the Dunlop, but way less $$$. See you guys soon!

      1 · April 25

  • Rhon

    FINAL WEATHER CHECK for tomorrow's ride: this ride is a "go." Tomorrow's forecast is dry. Please note that temps will be a bit on the cool side, so you might want to wear that extra layer. I moved out the start time from 9am to 9:30am to allow a bit more time for temps to warm up a little before we hit the road. Please arrive a bit before 9:30am so you don't miss the departure. You should also arrive earlier if you plan to grab a bite at the meetup location. See you tomorrow morning! ...Rhon.

    2 · April 25

  • Rhon

    I added two spots for Norman and his wife Sharon since they had originally RSVP'd but for some reason they didn't get included. No worries!

    April 25

  • Rhon

    Weather update as of Thursday morning April 24. So far, things are looking favorable. It appears Saturday will be dry, albeit a bit on the cool side with highs in the upper 60's with winds nice and light at only 8 mph. I will do a final weather check tomorrow (Fri Apr 25) and at that time I will confirm whether this ride is a go or not. But as of this moment, it appears to be more likely a yes than a no. ...Rhon.

    1 · April 24

    • Todd

      Great news Rhon. Definitely looking forward to meeting everyone and having a beautiful day for a ride. My fingers are crossed that the weather holds out. Cheers!

      1 · April 24

    • Dawn P.

      Oh man, I was praying, just a little.. Lucille's was our cancellation plan. LOL

      1 · April 24

  • lloyd

    Have to drop out this weekend Rhon. Unexpected family & friends obligation came up.

    April 22

    • Rhon

      No worries Lloyd! Catcha on the next one!

      1 · April 22

  • Charlie

    Rhon,
    I am on the fence right now. I am dealing with severe seasonal allergies, itchy eyes and what not. What I observed is riding motorcycle just makes the situation worse. I am hoping the situation will improve in next few weeks

    April 22

    • Rhon

      Health is #1 priority!

      April 22

  • Rhon

    As of today (Monday April 21), Weather dot com is forecasting a 50% chance of rain this Friday, 10% this Saturday, and 40% this Sunday. That's not enough to cause a cancellation of the ride at this point (because I know the forecast will change), but it *IS* enough to cause us to monitor the forecast as we approach the weekend. By 5pm this Friday April 25, I will inform everyone who has RSVP'd whether or not the ride is a go, so please check your e-mail or this meetup site Friday evening to find out the status of this ride. Thanks.

    ...Rhon.

    2 · April 21

    • Paul K.

      No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain! No Rain!

      2 · April 21

  • Ben h.

    Sorry Rhon I have to pull out. Hope its advanced enough notice for someone else to RSVP

    April 17

    • Rhon

      No worries Ben! There was actually one person on the waiting list, so when you removed your RSVP, the meetup software automatically gave that spot to the person on the waiting list.

      April 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't do Saturday rides until June. Looking forward to riding with the group. I can ride durning week if the group rides.

    April 15

    • Rhon

      No worries, Susie! As El Guapo would say, there is a "plethora" of rides on Saturdays from June through October. Lots to choose from! ...Rhon.

      April 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is great! Nice to finally have a meet up in Roseville.

    March 11, 2014

    • Rhon

      Welcome Suzie! :-)

      March 11, 2014

    • Rhon

      Oops! I mean Susie!

      April 15

  • Rod P.

    Sorry have to back out. To many things to do.

    April 8

    • Rhon

      No worries Rod. Catcha on the next one!

      April 9

  • Jerry K.

    Sorry but have to back out. I'm leading a multi-day ride to the South coast with SRC.

    April 2

    • Rhon

      Thanks for the message, Jerry. Ride safely, and have fun!

      April 2

  • Rhon

    I added some info in the "Pages" section under General Comments. I wrote that if a ride only has one or two on the waiting list the day before the ride, then I will add those one or two spots to the ride the day before the ride so that those one or two folks are in. But if the waiting list is bigger than that, then I won't do that because I don't want the ride to get too big.

    I also added info regarding rest stops and fuel stops.

    March 21, 2014

  • Ben h.

    Looking forward to meeting you all. Hope someone joins from Yuba city so I can ride down to meetup point with them lol

    March 11, 2014

    • Ben h.

      Sure shar we will see if ur in and I'll meet up for the ride

      March 20, 2014

    • Rhon

      Ben, she is in. She RSVP'd before the ride was full, but for some reason the software program didn't give her a spot. So I told her she is in for sure.

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Rae

    hope to find an available backseat... :-)

    March 20, 2014

  • Rhon

    Make that 11 spots for 10 bikes. Rae (the back seat rider) removed her RSVP to make room for a bike (thanks Rae), but she is still interested in a back seat ride per her posting in these comment threads.

    March 14, 2014

  • Rhon

    I added one more spot because a couple RSVP'ed. So, now there are 12 spots for 10 bikes.

    March 14, 2014

  • Rhon

    Since this ride is filling up, I am going to add one more slot (making it 11) because one of the RSVP'ers is a back seat rider and doesn't have a bike. So, 10 bikes total.

    March 13, 2014

  • Paul K.

    Hey Rhon you should call it Roseville Relaxed Riders and have a RRR Brand. HeHe The triple R riders. Just goofin

    March 13, 2014

    • Rhon

      RRR? I would fear that some folks would think of the way Mork laughs! (Now I'm showing *MY* age!)

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Paul K.

    Hi Rhon sounds like fun. See ya soon.

    March 13, 2014

    • Rhon

      Sounds good, Paul!

      March 13, 2014

  • Rhon

    Glad to see you RSVP'd, Jerry! Btw, if you take a peek at the October 11 ride, you will see one that is near and dear to your heart......the Collins Lake ride that includes that fantastic ice cream place. YUM!

    March 12, 2014

  • Rae

    Hey Guys!!! I certainly hope to find a backseat....thi­s group sounds PERFECT!! and exactly what good people like to do!!! ride safely and at a relaxed pace!! thank you Rhon, (I hope to meet you soon) for creating this group!!
    So as always, i'm seeking an available backseat! Hi Rick, Hi Jerry..Hi Philip, hope you are well on the mend! So happy to find this group ;-)

    March 11, 2014

  • Todd

    Sounds great! Really looking forward to meeting a few more riders. This is my first meetup participation.

    I only reserved one spot, but I assume I don't need to reserve another if my wife decides to jump on the back?? I didn't want to lock anyone else out of the limited spaces. Thanks for starting this Rhon. Look forward to meeting you and the others. Cheers!

    March 11, 2014

    • Rhon

      Thanks Todd! And welcome! You are correct in assuming that your wife does not "use" one of the spots. The ten count applies to number of bikes, not number of people. So two people on one bike only counts as one bike. It's all good!

      March 11, 2014

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