• Falafel 🍴
    Wet, hazardous, post-storm slippery roads ... followed by crunchy deep fried fava bean and chickpeas 👍 _______________________________________________________ • WHEN: Saturday November 24th meet at 9am, KSU soon after • WHERE: Starbucks 1197 Calaveras Blvd (corner Park Victoria) • PACE: intermediate • ROUTE: https://goo.gl/maps/FFn11qGXiqw • GEAR: 50°→60°F • LUNCH: Falafel's Drive In _______________________________________________________ sunrise ☼ 6:45 ~ 17:00 ☽ 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

    1197 E Calaveras Blvd · Milpitas

  • Zen Ride: Story of Yin & Yang (Sat 12/1 @ 9 AM, Los Gatos)
    Zen Ride: Story of Yin & Yang!! Are your mind, body & soul out of whack? Do you not know if you are coming or going? Stressed at home? Tired at work? Feeling the blues and just can't put your finger on it? Well, let me tell you what's wrong with you. Your "Yang" has left your "Yin", and it's my job to help you find it .... and make you whole again .... with a nice "Zen like" ride through semi-technical backroads of Santa Cruz mountains. ~ ~ ~ RAIN WILL CANCEL ~ ~ ~ NOT FOR NEWBIES ~ ~ ~ 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. • When: Saturday Dec 1. 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. * * * * * Not for newbies - recommend for riders with 15K miles and/or 18 months of seat time * * * * * • Ride ends around 4:00 PM back in civilization. • Pace: Zen-Like • Motorcycle: Yes, please bring one with you :-) • Lunch: In 831 area Code (Aptos or Corralitos) +++++++ 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

    Peets Coffee, Los Gatos

    750 Blossom Hill Rd (Corner of Los Gatos Blvd) · Los Gatos, CA

  • 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/

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