Lake Berryessa/ Napa Wine Country Tour

  • April 6, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Lake Berryessa, Napa, Calistoga, Sonoma!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time again to go back and cruise the wine country. Join us for a nice tour of Napa County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springtime in the wine country is the best; lush green hills, comfortable weather and spring flowers blooming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the Route (edited[masked])

Lunch: Cowpoke Cafe in Middletown

Gear: Bring it and wear it!

 

The route is 147 miles with one gas stop in Middletown. So please arrive at Starbucks with a full tank. This ride has some moderate twisties. Please study the route and see if you have the skill level to participate.

Meetup: 9:30am. You must be at Safety Talk at 10am and be ready to ride. You miss the talk, you missed the ride.

 

Rain will postpone this ride.

 

All riders need a minimum of 1k miles diverse experience to join a group ride.  Always review a route to determine it's within your skills - we post a variety of rides to accommodate our varied riders.  Your participation is acceptance of the liability release in the files section and confirmation that you are licensed and insured.  Arrive at a meetup with a full tank of gas unless you are confident you can make it to the first gas stop.  You must be ready to ride at the time of the Safety Talk.

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  • Roger

    Good Food, Good route, Good weather, Good Friends made a Great day! Thanks everyone for your support and riding with us. Thanks again for the support crews: Joe L, Don, Val, Tim, and Clint. Awesome Team Work.

    April 21, 2013

  • chuck

    First i want to say glad Romeo, And monica are okay. I was really impressed with the well organized ride. Everyone rode great. It was nice metting every body New and exist members. Thanks Val & Rodger.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Simply beautiful ride with amazing people. Thanks to Roger and Valerie! And thanks to my great pilot, Gene!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an amazing day! Such a great group of people who care about each other. The ride was gorgeous and the lunch spot was perfect. Thank you Val and Roger for a great organized day. A big thank you to my pilot, Gene!

    April 7, 2013

  • Valerie

    What everyone said!!! You created an AMAZING day for us, Roger, thank you! I loved it ALL and best of all, the people!

    April 7, 2013

  • BetsyGo

    Gorgeous views from new backroads, great inexpensive restaurant with HUGE sharable portions, cool pilot, fun safe kind happy caring people!

    April 7, 2013

  • Maralee

    It was AWESOME:-)

    April 7, 2013

  • Maralee

    What a Beautiful Day and ride:-) Ken you are Awesome!!!! Group you are the "Best, I am still in awe, cant wait until the next ride:-)

    April 7, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Good roads, nice scenery, sweet passenger, good lunch stop, good bunch of moto folks. Choir practice was cool too!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The ride was great. A little damp to start with, but the weather turned out jsut right. Little traffic, no congestion. Great people. Thanks to everyone who assisted after the mishap. Everyone helping each other is another hallmark of the group.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people, thank you all.

    April 6, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    Every day is s a good day to ride.
    I met some really nice people as usual.
    Long discussion after the ride which made my day. Thanks Chris and Paul for stimulations discussions.

    The views where beuiful and the salad I haf was great.
    In sort a good day.

    April 6, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Every day is a great day for riding, some are better than others... This was one of them! Many Thanks to Roger and his crew of leads and sweeps. It was very nice of you all to come up to the north for the meetup spot! Greatly Appreciated!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I felt yucky & had to miss this one- I love riding in the Berryessa/Napa area! It is 3pm, and I just got out of bed a little while ago. I would much rather had been riding! My 'biking' will be limited to my Condo today, and checking out the pictures from the ride. Post some soon! It'll make me feel A LOT better! :-)

    April 6, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Bummer not going to make it. Ride safe.

    April 6, 2013

  • Rajan

    not feeling well. have fun folks

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sick @4am. Don't want to ride unsafe.

    April 6, 2013

  • Lee B.

    Finally made it home , cyl misfiring .
    Gonna miss this one. Be safe

    April 6, 2013

  • Rachel

    My plans have changed! Bummed to miss out on what is sure to be a gorgeous ride, but consoled that an enthusiastic wait-lister will get to participate :) Have a great time!

    April 4, 2013

    • Roger

      Ahh too bad, was looking forward to riding with you again. See you on the next ride.

      April 5, 2013

  • Shiv

    Sorry folks, work's spilling on to the weekend :( ...have fun, n ride safe

    April 5, 2013

    • Roger

      See you on the next ride my friend.

      April 5, 2013

  • Roger

    We want to welcome new members or first time riders with SMR:
    Maralee, Lee, Joe Loesche, Patty, Miss Angel, Paul, Lisa, David, and Veronica. We all look forward to meeting and riding with you on Saturday.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • chuck

    I think if it rains the Organizers should wash the Bikes.

    April 5, 2013

    • Valerie

      Wouldn't be very many events on the calendar, Chuck ;} Maybe event hosts should be shown a little love for the many opportunities posted here and on Friends. So, you're washing my bike, right? :)))

      April 5, 2013

    • Roger

      Chuck if you don't want to get your bike dirty. You can ride on the back of my Tiger. You can be my Huckleberry for the day! ;)

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moving still, looking forward to riding with Don on future ride

    April 5, 2013

  • Maralee

    Hi, If you have room for a passenger I would love to ride:-)

    April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a seat available if you still need one. I sent you a PM.

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Back seat is available.

    April 5, 2013

  • Lorette

    Would love to come if I can find a good and safe pillion seat.

    April 4, 2013

    • Lorette

      I have a seat with Peter thanks

      1 · April 5, 2013

    • Valerie

      Excellent use of the Reply button Lorette and Peter! Thank you! Below are examples of requests & offers with updates so far separate it's like trying to put a puzzle together. The Reply button is your friend :)

      April 5, 2013

  • Valerie

    I spoke to Roger and this ride's a go. A ride through Napa and Barryessa while it's cool, with green hills and wildflowers is a rare treat. It's a short window of opportunity and we don't want to miss it!

    Rain is forecast at a Slight Chance with 2/1000 of an inch for the day possible. It's 80% likely no showers. Worst case, you'll have to clean your bike ;]

    Use your favorite weather site, checking the hourly forecast for several locations along the route and determine your level of tolerance. For most of us we wouldn't miss this gorgeous opportunity Roger's created for us!

    April 5, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    Hi all
    I have a back seat and I am not sure if anyone want to ride on it.
    The best seat in the bay area and with a safe driver.

    Please reply so I know.

    April 4, 2013

  • Monica

    Ha' not sure a of format! Just lookin for a ride! So if ya have a backseat with a backrest. Always willing to meet half way! ~Monica

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Monica is riding with Romeo.

      April 4, 2013

  • Valerie

    Hi Folks,
    We have women asking for rides and men offering them. Sounds like a plan! Did you get a ride? Has your seat been taken..?
    Others only know if you post a REPLY to your initial comment (see the 'reply' link under your comment..? click that.) BTW, you can delete any comment you make or greeting you receive by hovering your mouse over it and clicking the X in the corner.

    HOWEVER... just to keep life interesting occasionally an email from one member to another sent via meetup is received in the spam folder. To ensure a recipient knows to check their spam folder you might add a greeting to their profile. A greeting is always received.

    A prompt response to any email is courteous. Even if you can't answer now, send an email to say so.

    So in short, let's make sure all the women who want rides get them and every guy willing to have the rear seat occupied does :)

    As always, the thing that makes it all work - It's a ride... Sharing the joy!

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Joe

    My backseat is available. I'm coming from Santa Cruz and prob staying in napa for the night. Can meet at the Starbucks and drop you back there.

    April 3, 2013

  • David

    If anyone needs a ride, my backseat is open

    April 2, 2013

  • Veronica D.

    Hi Everybody!
    I just joined the group and would love to be a passenger on this ride if anyone has an open saddle. I have many miles experience.

    Cheers,
    Veronica

    March 21, 2013

    • Joe

      Hi Veronica! Still need a ride?

      April 2, 2013

  • Lee B.

    Sorry uploaded pict to the wrong spot.

    April 1, 2013

  • chuck

    No Rain on Sat.

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Maralee

    I would love to join all of you, does anyone have an open seat?

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the invite but im going to pass maybe next time :-)

    March 31, 2013

  • Phil A.

    I can't totally commit to this ride due to work considerations. It's almost April 15th...think about it. I should have a back seat available if anybody is interested.

    March 31, 2013

    • Valerie

      Hi Phil, In fairness to others we'll keep you on the wait list until you know you can go. Just send an email to Roger when you're confident.

      March 31, 2013

  • Scott

    Change in Plans

    March 29, 2013

  • HERB

    A business thing has come up on that day. Damm - I was looking forward to it. Ride safe and have fun.

    March 27, 2013

  • Sandra

    Damn I have to go to a family event-have fun!

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Riding with Joe L.

    March 19, 2013

    • Clint Y.

      Welcome back Sandy!

      March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Clint...it will be good to get back!

      March 19, 2013

  • bernard

    will be out of townSounds like a gas.

    March 18, 2013

  • David

    This will be my first ride with this group... Can't wait.

    March 18, 2013

  • eric j.

    I'll be in Mexico.

    March 13, 2013

  • Maggie B.

    Can't make this one as I will be in AZ for AZ Bike Week.

    March 3, 2013

  • David

    I can take a passenger if needed. Bring your own helmet. lol

    March 1, 2013

  • Monica

    Anyone have a spare backseat??? Sounds like another great ride!!!

    February 8, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    Why not. Seems like a really nice ride.

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    look at they moved the comments to the convo area ... how annoying!

    February 6, 2013

    • Valerie

      Um, yeah. Read meetup's announcement above in 'What's New', top right by your name.

      February 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      "Extra Fun" to try figuring this out looking at multiple lists floating all over on the small phone. Seems as if we will just have to get use to it, unless people complain a lot all over the US

      1 · February 7, 2013

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