- Sonoma Mountain
WHEN: Saturday May 25th, meet at 8:45 am KSU 9 WHERE: Peet's ☕ 5800 Nave Dr, Novato PACE: intermediate ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30045644 _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 5:50 ~ 20:20 ☽ sunset 🔹 7:30 pre-ride I-280 rest area, KSU 7:45 🔹 8:45 ☕ Novato Peet's, KSU 9 am 🔹 11 am ⛽ gas in Napa 🔹 1 pm 🍴 lunch at the Jelly Belly factory 🔹 4 pm ☕ Castro Valley Peet's Goat trails in the north bay [Sonora Mtn, Cavedale, Mt Veeder], paved but riddled with hazards. Views should be good, though overcast sky may limit photo ops 📷 😒 Lunch in the Jelly Belly factory. South bay riders can caravan up together from the I-280 rest area → https://www.google.com/maps/place/37.5391,-122.3645
- Sierra Foot Hills Fun
There was a South Bay Rider 3 day ride organized several weeks ago, but the organizer had to cancel due to a move to Colorado. But the GPS track were made and they cover some of the best roads in the foothill including Wards Ferry, Iowa Hill and Mesquito Ridge. So rather than wasting those GPS track I decided to just go do them myself and thought maybe others would like to join! Some of the GPS tracks may dead end due to snow, but that's part of the fun. Make your own reservations and if anyone wants to split a room, let me know. This is a technical ride at a moderate pace. So here's the overview: These days are going to be long days of riding so the stops will be quick fuel ups and a snack here and there. Ride, ride, ride! :ride:ride I figure meet in Coulterville at Hotell Jefferey aound 11 AM Day One Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x6kUKwyhhfUPbGakHl_tZh28B20&usp=sharing Hotels: I am staying here as it is cheap and nice. https://www.redlion.com/auburn Day Two 289 Looooooong Miles Time: 8:00 AM , Kickstands up @ 8:30 AM Place: Starbucks, 13345 Lincoln Way, Auburn Day Two Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ADrlKfg7BaYPRSy1OuNp-PgQe2q-chr3&usp=sharing Iowa Hill and Mosquito Ridge voted BEST roads in California 2015! Hotel: http://www.travelinnsouthlaketahoe.com/ Day Three Time: Breakfast at Heidis at 8:00 AM, Kickstands up @ After Breakfast Pick your favorite way home. the Sierra passes are still snowed in. I have GPS tracks if anyone wants them. They're not perfect :)
- Special Cruiser Rider Class (Stockton)
Reserve your spot !!! https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cruiser-rider-class =========================================== Another Class 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. 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 among themselves to go in groups :-) (use code "GroupRides" and receive 10% off) * * * You must register here >> https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cruiser-rider-class * * * Cruiser rider training on a race track? Oh yes, because parking lot cone drill efficiency is both questionable and boring. Every motorcycle is subject to the same laws of physics: gravity, weight, G-forces, and centrifugal forces. Nobody understands this better than an ex-racing professional like Headcoach Can Akkaya, who rode a cruiser bike himself after he retired from international motorsports. Suits street riders who… - Ride on heavy touring bikes - Have all skill levels (we run 3 level groups) - Weren’t helped much at other schools - Are tired of parking lot drills! - Want to be a better rider! - No need to get nervous You decide which pace you’ll be going–nobody else–and the Stockton Little 99 Raceway is a perfect place to learn because it has everything you have to face as a cruiser rider on public roads, from tight turns to the sweepers. It’s just more forgiving than a public street. No distractions, but lots of like-minded students who are sharing a fun day with Superbike-Coach and learning survival skills at the highest level possible, and without pressure. No hidden fees, no bike preparation, and regular riding gear is sufficient Riding and learning on a track were never more reasonable and fun. This service suits street riders who wants to learn best-riding techniques, customized especially for heavy motorcycles. Ordinary track days never provide step-by-step instruction. This “Cruiser Rider Class” will provide step-by-step instruction for street riders and their daily needs. If you have any questions, please post here and Coach Can will respond.
- 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)
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/
- Cornering School "Day 1" (Stockton)
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.
- Laos Dirty Motorcycle Tour (7 days)
Yes. It is on. Tour date: March 9 - 15, 2020. We need to fly in at least 2 days for jet lag and stay at least 1 days before flying back to the States. 30% deposit required to Tom V. by September 5th, 2019. By check or Paypal. The balance due by January 5th, 2020. No payment accepted in Laos! Ich will help to put together a complete itinerary like the old 2 tours. Thanks A Million. Please check out the tour itinerary. https://www.indochinamotorbiketours.com/tours/laos-offroad-motorbike-tour-from-luang-prabang-to-phonsavanh.html Thank you.