• A Pie In The sky: Mid-Winter Pie Run (Sat 1/26 @ 9 AM, Los Gatos)

    A Pie In The sky: Mid-Winter Pie Run What's better than riding? It's when you ride, get some pie and eat it too .... along with your riding buddies. All that in the dead of Winter - - California Winter that is (nice & mild). An exhilarating ride thru picturesque back-roads of our beloved Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by trees, creeks, hills, valleys and not too far from mighty Pacific. And there will be pie. And Sky. So don't be sly or feel shy. Come on and give it a try. Reach out for your pie in the sky. • When: Saturday Jan 26. Arrive 9:00 am for coffee, gossip and group-hug; KSU 9:30 AM. Let's start the ride with a full tank and an empty bladder. • Where: Meet at Peet’s Coffee in Los Gatos (https://goo.gl/PyrrSc) 750 Los Gatos Blvd (at Blossom Hill), Los Gatos, CA • (408)[masked] • Route: Semi-technical back-roads in 408, 831 and 650 area codes. There will be bumps, tight switch-backs with diminishing radius, etc, the stuff that improve your confidence and sharpen your riding skills. • Pace: Not too fast. Not too slow. Just right !! • Motorcycle: Yes, please bring one with you :-) • Lunch: Gizdich Ranch >> https://www.gizdich-ranch.com/ • Ride ends around 4:00 PM back in civilization. Rain will cancel * * * * * Not for newbies - recommend for riders with 15K miles and/or 18 months of seat time * * * * * +++++++ Words of Wisdom: - Please review Liability Release statement at THIS LINK (https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/3959842/Liability_Release/) - Recommended Reading: THE PACE (http://www.rka-luggage.com/A17%20The%20Pace/the%20pace%202.pdf)By Nick Lenatsch. - Proper gear, a working machine and gas in the tank is highly recommended. - Ensure you and your motorcycle are in good working conditions. - Ride within your comfort zone and leave room for bad karma. - Ride staggered in straights. In twisties single file and 2-3+ seconds apart. - Lead 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. - Leads will 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. - Do not make unsafe passes, or pass from the right. - When we stop at gas stations, fill up. That may be the only gas stop of the ride. - If you need to leave early, be sure to tell the lead and sweep. Be in the back of the group when leaving so no one follows. - It's a good idea to have road side emergency and towing service membership (e.g., AAA). Or call Ambroz Towz @ (510)[masked] for moto tow with care. - Getting a flat tire in not uncommon. Carry "Stop & Go" tire repair kit. GroupRides gets a group discount. See this link (https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/19508143/Preferred_Dealers_and_Motorcycle_Services/) for more info. - Carry water and snacks. - Good stuff to read before going on group rides (CLICK). - Please keep an eye for the rider(s) behind you so they won't take a wrong turn. If they get lost, we all have to go look for them: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Be sure you are 100% familiar with group riding etiquette and safety protocols. Please read THIS LINK !!! (https://tinyurl.com/GroupRidingEtiquette) Weather Forecast: Support GroupRides Forum: http://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/Support

  • Cornering School "Day 1" (Stockton)

    Little 99 Raceway

    Reserve your spot !!! https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cornering-school-day =========================================== Another Cornering Course at Little 99 Raceway (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1658+South+Airport+Way%2C+Stockton%2C+CA%2C+us) 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton, CA. This class is part of Street Rider Training on a Track (Cornering Day One). Did you know that the US Air Force "Beal base in California" announced Coach Can Akkaya as their official trainer? Please read cancellation policy on Superbike Coach web site in case of rain, etc. This is not an official group ride to or from the Raceway. But riders are welcome to arrange amongst themselves to go in groups :-) (use code "GroupRides" and receive 10% off) * * * You must register here >> https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cornering-school-day * * * Cornering School – Day 1 Dealing with fears Viewing and focusing Shifting and gear choice Ideal Lines and judgement Maximum braking and rear brake usage Day 1 will harmonize your bike control with body and soul. Day 1 and 2 are steps- NOT levels, which are important for even very experienced riders. Headcoach Can will sign your ‘Certificate of Completion’, which qualifies you for Day 2. It’s totally on you if- and when you move on with Day 2. We are ready when you are. Never been on a track? You’ll be excited about our Cornering School Day’s; We will teach you very specific Moto GP riding techniques, like trail braking. In cooperation with the Little 99 Raceway in Stockton we finally have a facility in central California to offer rider coaching on a high level- for a low price. Other schools using the word “advanced”- Superbike-Coach does advanced! Suitable for Street riders. All skill levels (we run 3 level groups)Riders who are up to do their first track day All categories of motorcycles. If you’re tired reading books about it. If you want to be the better rider! If you have any questions, please post here and Coach Can will respond.

  • Cornering School "Day 1" (Stockton)

    Little 99 Raceway

    Reserve your spot !!! https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cornering-school-day =========================================== Another Cornering Course at Little 99 Raceway (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1658+South+Airport+Way%2C+Stockton%2C+CA%2C+us) 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton, CA. This class is part of Street Rider Training on a Track (Cornering Day One). Did you know that the US Air Force "Beal base in California" announced Coach Can Akkaya as their official trainer? Please read cancellation policy on Superbike Coach web site in case of rain, etc. This is not an official group ride to or from the Raceway. But riders are welcome to arrange amongst themselves to go in groups :-) (use code "GroupRides" and receive 10% off) * * * You must register here >> https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cornering-school-day * * * Cornering School – Day 1 Dealing with fears Viewing and focusing Shifting and gear choice Ideal Lines and judgement Maximum braking and rear brake usage Day 1 will harmonize your bike control with body and soul. Day 1 and 2 are steps- NOT levels, which are important for even very experienced riders. Headcoach Can will sign your ‘Certificate of Completion’, which qualifies you for Day 2. It’s totally on you if- and when you move on with Day 2. We are ready when you are. Never been on a track? You’ll be excited about our Cornering School Day’s; We will teach you very specific Moto GP riding techniques, like trail braking. In cooperation with the Little 99 Raceway in Stockton we finally have a facility in central California to offer rider coaching on a high level- for a low price. Other schools using the word “advanced”- Superbike-Coach does advanced! Suitable for Street riders. All skill levels (we run 3 level groups)Riders who are up to do their first track day All categories of motorcycles. If you’re tired reading books about it. If you want to be the better rider! If you have any questions, please post here and Coach Can will respond.

  • Saigon Tour

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    **** 08jan2019 **** sign up reopened to take one more **** 31dec2018 **** sign up is now CLOSED If you are on the waiting list and have sorted out your vacation days, contact Tom to see if we can squeeze you in. ________________________________________________________________ This time, we'll be riding around southern Việt Nam. Tom Vũ agreed with the tour company for the modified version of the following itinerary: https://www.indochinamotorbiketours.com/tours/saigon-motorbike-loop-tour-via-highlands-and-coastline.html The tour can accommodate up to 15 riders. When you sign up, you'll be on the waiting list until your deposit money has been received. More information on that to come. Send Ich a PM with your email address and phone number so we can keep you up to date with documents/announcements. https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/2243511/Ride_Details/ There are 4 riders signed up who are not on meetup.com: {Luis, Kendall, Bob, Anthony}

  • Spain: Tour of Iberian Peninsula (Jun 29-Jul 4, 2019)

    Spain: Tour of Iberian Peninsula !! (where modern meets medieval) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dates: 6/29 to 7/4/2019 (from Barcelona) Lead: GRF instigator is Paul B (https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/members/14313734/). But this is a Self Guided Tour with GPS. Route: Spanish & French Pyreenes over many mountain passes. Through tunnels and along rivers and canyons to mountainside villages along the way! Ballpark cost depending on bike and gear rental is around $2500. For this price you can get a BMW XR1000 with helmet including GPS and insurance and a single room. Smaller bikes are available and double occupancy will reduce cost. Cost Includes all accommodations and breakfast Rider is responsible for Lunch Dinner and Gas Air fare not included LINK: https://www.hispania-tours.com/individual-motorbike-tours/barcelona-and-pyrenees/tourinfo/ Website booking doesn't work well. Needs to be done by email. The details to send them are on their reservation page. They then send a confirmation page to accept a deposit. Norwegian Airlines flies direct from Oakland to Barcelona. When you sign up, you'll be put on the waiting list until you confirm your booking. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ WHAT TO DO: • RSVP. Space is limited. • PM/Email Paul B. your email and cell number. • Schedule your time off. • Book your tour. Get confirmation. • Book your flight. • Get your papers in order (passport, visa, vaccinations, etc) Example of past trips → https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/events/234349973/

  • Ride the Alps (Jun 29-Jul 7, 2019)

    Needs a location

    6-day 1,120-mile ride through the the Austrian, Swiss, and Italian Alps. Start/end in Munich. Guided by Adriatic Moto Tours. Estimated cost $6,000 ~ 7,800 for flights, tour, and everything http://www.adriaticmototours.com/Guided-Tours/top-of-the-alps/Overview/ The tour can accommodate 9 riders. We have asked them to reserve 8 bikes for us until Nov 1, 2018. Paid deposit will secure your spot on this trip. Send Ich a PM with your email address and phone number so we can keep you up to date with documents/announcements. When you sign up, you'll be put on the waiting list until your deposit is in. TO DO: • PM Ich your email and cell number • schedule time off • book your tour, specify you're with the group "Music Man" • pay the tour company 300 € deposit • book your flights • get your passport in order 2017 trip → https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/events/234349973/