- Tacos 🌮 y Motocicletas 🏍
🔹 WHEN: Sunday August 9th, meet at 9:00 am KSU 9:30 🔹 WHERE: Shell ⛽ 101 Bernal Rd, San Jose 🔹 ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33691455 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 LUNCH: Tacos La Potranca De Jalisco _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 6:20 ~ 20:10 ☽ 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
- Cathermola 🌳
🔹 WHEN: Saturday August 8th, meet at 9:30 am KSU 10 🔹 WHERE: Peet's Coffee ☕️ 798 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos 🔹 ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33644813 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 PICNIC: Los Gatos Creek, along Cathermola Rd 🥪 brown bag, or purchase from the Summit Store 2 miles before lunch 🏁 ride ends at Yi-Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea 🍹 and Baskin-Robbins 🍦 _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 6:20 ~ 20:10 ☽ 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
- Fremont Peak
🔹 WHEN: Saturday July 18th, meet at 9 am 🔹 WHERE: Shell ⛽ 101 Bernal Rd, San Jose 🔹 ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33352755 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 PICNIC: Fremont Peak State Park 🍴 brown bag, or purchase from the Windmill Market 🔥 coastal route after lunch to avoid inland heat _______________________________ • 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
- Cornering School "Day 1" (Stockton)
Reserve your spot !!! https://www.superbike-coach.com/events/cornering-school-day-1-36 =========================================== 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.
- Emerald Triangle (3-days)
Holiday weekend run up north: the lost coast, NF-1, Avenue of the Giants, Mina Rd (17-mile unpaved) 🔹 WHEN: Friday July 3rd, meet at 7:30 am KSU 7:40 🔹 WHERE: Crystal Springs rest area, 2.5 mile north of I-280 & CA-92 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 LODGING: Arcata Motel 6 _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 5:50 ~ 20:30 ☽ sunset We'll be staying at the same motel both Friday night and Saturday night. You can book the same Motel 6 or one of several other choices within walking distance. https://www.motel6.com/en/motels.ca.arcata.259.html FRIDAY we'll ride the long way north: CA-128, the best stretch of CA-1 into Leggett, and out to the lost coast https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33142187 SATURDAY has many options. You may choose to follow me through some forest roads and goat trails https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33141876 or choose your own fast smooth roads to romp: 240-mile Hayfork loop https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.9023,-124.0835/40.7280,-122.9372/40.4919,-123.6077/40.9023,-124.0835 340-mile Hwy 36 loop https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.9023,-124.0835/40.4919,-123.6077/40.3594,-122.8932/40.1906,-122.2394/40.5864,-122.4005/40.7280,-122.9372/40.9389,-123.6295/40.9023,-124.0835 360-mile Trinity Alps loop https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.9023,-124.0835/40.7376,-122.9288/41.6006,-122.8466/41.7996,-123.3741/40.9389,-123.6296/40.9023,-124.0835 SUNDAY we will make our way south for home. I'll take the adventurous route along Mina Rd to Covelo, but you may opt to take CA-1 down the coast or US-101 for the quickest way back https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33142487 Check your tires, you'll need 1,000 miles of remaing tread Dress for 55°F ~ 95°F _______________________________ • 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
- Arctic Circle Alaska (6/28-7/11/20; KSU Seattle, WA)
Ride to Arctic Circle & Jasper National Park June 28 to July 11, 2020 KSU from Seattle, WA Cass (https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/members/8342740/) and his lovely wife "Bruna" are planning to ride up to the arctic circle (via dempster highway) and visit Jasper national park on the way back. This is a once in a lifetime experience. This is an adventure pace (shall we say endurance riding?) - a pace you can maintain riding all day for 2 weeks. They will try to stay in hotels when available and camping in designated campgrounds or where it's safe, depending on riding conditions. Here are some details and expectations to help you decide if this road trip is for you: - Itinerary and hotel reservation information, compliments of Ich → http://ichabod.site44.com/arctic/index.html - The ride starts in Seattle, Washington and ends in Jasper National Park. You can tow your bike from Bay Area, or fly and get a rental in Seattle or ride the darn thing all the way - - - as you wish :-) - You will cross the Canadian boarder, visa maybe required depending on your passport. - The ride can be rough and summer in the arctic can be challenging. - Best to start with new_ish tires, or with last at least 5K miles on them. Recommend tires that can ride on dirt/mud and pavement. - Expect at least 4 days of dirt roads (possibly mud). - Your gas tank + auxiliary fuel must have at least 260 mile range. Gas stations are far apart. - Tent/camping and cold weather gear. Temperature may drop below 40. Also, there's 2 days of camping in Jasper national park or for unforeseen circumstances. - Bear/Bug spray, first aid kit. - Waterproof riding gear from head to toe. - There's no support vehicle and cell phone coverage is poor. Cass will rent a Satellite phone for the group for emergency purposes. - Tool kit to make repairs or fix a flat. 12V air pump or lots of CO2 cartridges. - If your bike becomes inoperable and cannot be fixed for any reason and you are not in a life threatening condition you are expected to turn back with the tow truck. - You will need to take care of your hotel reservation when you sign up by contacting the hotels shown in itinerary above directly. - In person Q&A and logistics meeting will be held later. +++++++++++++++++++ • 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 +++++++++++++++++++
- Um-hum Picnic 🥪 and Ice Cream 🍦
🔹 WHEN: Saturday June 20th, meet at 9 am 🔹 WHERE: Alviso Marina County Park, 1195 Hope St, Alviso 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33037844 🔹 PICNIC: Mount Umunhum 🔹 END: Tin Pot Creamery 🍦 _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 5:45 ~ 20:30 ☽ sunset • pack a brown bag, or purchase from Subway half an hour before picnic • nearest Shell is on GA Pkwy ⛽, south of CA-237 • mid 80°s 🔥 → mesh gear • social distancing advised 😷 >>> PLEASE READ AND AGREE WITH SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND COVID-19 DISTANCING AND SANITATION GUIDELINES HERE → https://tinyurl.com/GRF-Etiquette <<<
- South San Jose
Gilroy Hot Springs, Henry Coe, picnic, and ice cream 🔹 WHEN: Sunday June 7th, meet at 9 am KSU 9:30 🔹 WHERE: Shell ⛽, 101 Bernal Rd, San Jose 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32854000 🔹 PICNIC: above Anderson Lake 🔹 END: Sweet Fix Creamery _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 5:45 ~ 20:25 ☽ sunset • pack a brown bag, or purchase from Condit Rd Subway The global pandemic hasn't ended yet, so let's take the following precautions: 1) Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when interacting with fellow riders at the start of the ride, during breaks, at lunch, and at the end of the ride. 2) Please try to keep 1 motorcycle length distance from your fellow riders when off your bike too. 3) Carry hand sanitizer with you and use it often! Let's continue to enjoy our time exploring the amazing roads here, as safely as possible.