• Round the Bay
    Clockwise loop covering the west bay hills, east bay hills, Mt Diablo, and Mt Hamilton. A little bit of freeway slabbing, but mostly tight, windy roads with chip seal, potholes, and gravel in blind corners 😮. No toll eastbound San Mateo bridge 💰. Plenty of bailout points along the route. Ride to end at Orange Sunrise ice cream shop on Alum Rock Av. 🍨 _______________________________________________________ • WHEN: Saturday October 20th meet at 9am, KSU soon after • WHERE: Starbucks ☕ 654 Fremont Ave, Los Altos • PACE: intermediate+ • ROUTE: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/20181015142154-53148-map.html • GEAR: 60°F coastal → 85°F inland • LUNCH: Ygnacio Plaza has multiple food options _______________________________________________________ sunrise ☼ 7:20 ~ 18:25 ☽ sunset +++++++++++++++++++ • Homework: Please read these important stuff → https://tinyurl.com/GRF-Etiquette • Here's how you can support "GroupRides" → http://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/Support +++++++++++++++++++

    Starbucks

    654 Los Altos Rancho · los altos, CA

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  • The Steve Morse Remembrance Ride (Sat 10/27 @ 10 AM ~ STP/Alice's)
    The Steve Morse Remembrance Ride !!! To remember our friend and riding buddy Steve. Steve passed away in a motorcycle crash on September 10th: https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/messages/boards/thread/51761616 The ride will end in Palo Alto so we can join Steve's Wife, Margery Morse and the rest of his family and friends. If you can't go on the ride, meet us at 2:30_ish PM in Palo Alto. Location is Arts Center Sculpture Garden, 1313 Newell Rd (cross street Embarcadero Rd). ||||| This is going to be a relatively short ride, so we won't make a formal lunch stop. So, please eat a hearty breakfast and/or bring snacks so you won't pass out. Nibble at your snacks when we stop to rest :-) ||||| Joe Zurenko can't make it to the ride (he's in Japan) but is co-hosting this ride in spirit and in his heart. RAIN WILL CANCEL THE RIDE - BUT EVENT IS ON!!! - - - - - - • When: Saturday 10/27/18, arrive 10 AM (for coffee, gossip and group hug); KSU 10:30 AM. Let's start the ride with full tanks and empty bladders :-) • Where: Skywood Trading Post, 17287 Skyline Boulevard, where 35 and 84 meet, across the street from Alice's (Map Link: http://goo.gl/Mn8DW8) • Pace: Steve-Like Mellow. • Gear: Head to toe • Motorcycle: Yes, please bring one with you ;-) • Route: Superb semi-technical back-roads in 650, 408 and 831 area codes. There will be stretches of smooth & creamy glorious tarmac, accompanied by some bumps, twists & turns with a splash of diminishing radius. This ride is appropriate for riders with 12K miles and 1-2 years of seat time. • Lunch: No formal lunch break. East a hearty breakfast or bring a sandwich or snack. • Ride ends around 2:30 PM back in Palo Alto. Event ends 6:30 PM. +++++++++++++++++++ • Homework: Please read these important stuff → https://tinyurl.com/GRF-Etiquette • Here's how you can support "GroupRides" → http://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/Support +++++++++++++++++++

    Skywood Trading Post

    17287 Skyline Boulevard · Woodside, CA

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  • 2018 Int'l Motorcycle Show, Long Beach; Nov 16-18 (No Host - KSU TBD)
    The nearest 2018 Int'l Moto Show is in Long Beach. So, let's see who would like to go on a road trip. Plan for Thursday or Friday departures. sunrise ☼ 6:51 AM ~ 4:57 PM ☽ sunset ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • When: Thursday or Friday November 16th/17th • Where: TBD • Pace: Intermediate or Adventurous Beginners • Gear: Cold mornings, Cool midday, possibly wet • Motorcycle: 250cc or larger • Route: Minimal freeway, a lot of lonely side roads. Links to → map and details to follow • Lodging: multiple choices ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Tickets: Buy them HERE (https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2949399/2018-ims-long-beach-long-beach-long-beach-convention-center) !!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Words of Wisdom: - Please review Liability Release statement at THIS LINK (http://www.groupridesforum.net/pages/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

    LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

    300 East Ocean Boulevard · Long Beach, CA

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  • Saigon Tour
    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}

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    McDonnell Rd & Link Rd · San Francisco, CA

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  • 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/

    Needs a location

    11 comments