• That Thing We Do ~ Sat 3/16 @ 9:30 AM ~ STP/Alice's

    Skywood Trading Post

    That Thing We Do!! You know it. Yessiree!! An exhilarating and fun moto ride thru area codes 650, 408 and 831. A zig-zaggy guided tour through picturesque back-roads of our beloved Santa Cruz Mountains, surrounded by trees, creeks, hills, valleys and the mighty Pacific. Rain, Polar Vortex, Tsunami, Etc will cancel. Not recommended for newbies. - - - - - - • When: Saturday 3/16, arrive 9:30 AM (for coffee, gossip and group hug); KSU 10:00 AM. Let's start the ride with a full tank and an empty bladder :-) • 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: Not too fast. Not too slow. Just Right. • 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 15K miles and 2 years of seat time. • Lunch: Lunch stop in 831 Area Code. If you don't like to stand in line to order lunch, please feel free to bring a sandwich or snack. • Ride ends around 4 PM back in civilization. +++++++++++++++++++ • 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 +++++++++++++++++++

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  • 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.

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  • Dead End Road Ride Retry Retry!

    1730 Airline Hwy

    Goat road extravaganza! Assuming the no rain (rain cancels) explore some Hollister area roads you may not know. Bring a camera because everything is green and there's some incredible views. there's no hurry on this ride, but it is very technical and some of the roads are in disrepair! Kickstands up at 10 AM. There is an easy dirt section if any anyone wants to take Browns Valley and meet up at the end of Santa Ana. When: Sat 2/9/2019, KSU 10 AM (arrive early for coffee). Where: Meet by Nob Hill Starbucks at 1730 Airline Hwy #300, Hollister, CA 95023 (map link: https://tinyurl.com/HollisterNobHillStarbucks) Start the ride with full tank.

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  • President's Day

    247 Shoreline Hwy

    Clockwise loop to avoid bridge tolls 💰. Frequent photo 📷 stops. _______________________________________________________ • WHEN: Monday February 18th meet at 10am • WHERE: Starbucks ☕️ 247 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 • PACE: intermediate • ROUTE: highways, goat trails, oil refineries, bridges • GEAR: dry 40°~55°F • LUNCH: picnic 🥪 by the bay _______________________________________________________ sunrise ☼ 7:20 ~ 17:00 ☽ sunset • PRE-RIDE: if coming from the south bay, meet at the Page Mill Park & Ride lot 8:15am for the long way north together → https://goo.gl/maps/A3LkRzbTunu +++++++++++++++++++ • 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 +++++++++++++++++++

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  • CANCELLED *****Sweet and Short Sunday Ride***** CANCELLED

    Peets Coffee, Los Gatos

    *****RIDE IS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN AND SNOW CONDITIONS IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS***** For this ride let's meet at Peet's at 9am, KSU 9:30. We'll jump on 17 for a couple of exits to Black or Bear Road and ride through the SC mountains. I have to monitor the weather, for now it looks rainy.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Hiram Morgan Hill

    Chevron

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  • Saturday Goat Ride (1/12 @ 9:30 AM, Los Gatos)

    442 N Santa Cruz Ave

    The Saturday Goat Ride: Two Steven Version Steven Chin & Steven Gau will lead a goat ride this Saturday, meetup at 9:30, Starbucks 442 N Santa Cruz ave, Los Gatos It is a short (100ish miles) but technical ride through most of the wet/goaty/ bumpy roads parallel to CA17, such as Zayante, Bean Creek, Mountain Charlie Mtn, Skyland, Loma Prieta......etc.. and may end at Lexington Reservoir. Lunch in Soquel city or feel free to bring your sandwich. • When: Saturday Jan 12 at 9:30 AM. Let's start the ride with a full tank and an empty bladder. • Where: Meet at Starbucks 442 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos • Route: It is a short but TECHNICAL (100ish miles) ride through most of the wet/goaty/ bumpy roads parallel to CA17, such as Zayante, Bean Creek, Charlie Mtn, Glen Canyon, Skyland, Loma Prieta......etc . * * * * * Not for newbies - recommend for riders with 25K miles and/or 3+ months of seat time * * * * * • Ride ends around 3ish at Lexington Reservoir • Pace: Not too fast not too slow. • Motorcycle: Yes, please bring one with you :-) • Lunch: In 831 area Code +++++++ 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

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  • Midweek Peet→Peet ☕

    798 Blossom Hill Rd

    Wet all weekend, wet next weekend. We have a slight break between storms for a short ride through the hills. Will be experiencing the newly re-opened Calaveras Rd all the way through for the first time in 2½ years. _______________________________________________________ • WHEN: Thursday January 10th meet at 10am, KSU soon after • WHERE: Peet's Coffee 798 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos • PACE: mellow • ROUTE: Hicks, Metcalf, Quimby, Clayton, Calaveras, Palomares ... 100 miles • GEAR: 45°~60°F, moist roads, mud splashes • LUNCH: ride will end at Castro Valley Peet's Coffee, food nearby _______________________________________________________ sunrise ☼ 7:20 ~ 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 +++++++++++++++++++

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