Monday, November 15, 2010

Polar Bear Ride Winter 2010-2011

Polar Bear Ride 2010-2011 Winter
NorCal Triumph Riders and Friends

Okay. It is time for the Annual Winter Polar Bear Ride (PBR). I have mapped a route that starts at the McDonalds at Flag City (where Hwy 12 intersects with I-5 west of Lodi). From there we take back roads and city streets and a few miles on I-5 to get to a Valero Station on Hwy 4.

Patterson Pass Road

From there we take farm roads to the Altamont. We cross the Altamont using Patterson Pass Road. Take a break at an abandoned gas station in Livermore. Then we head over Tesla Road/Corral Hollow Road into Tracy and Shorter's BBQ for lunch.

Shorter's BBQ Web Site

Yelp Reviews of Shorter's BBQ

Shorter's Tri-Tip Sandwich with a side of green beans

Shorter's Pulled Pork Sandwich

Shorter's Rib Dinner with coleslaw and black eyed peas

After lunch is an optional back road Ride to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Outlet in Lathrop where the Ride ends.

Yelp Reviews of Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet

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Questions??? Post on the Group.

Don Inamasu


Monday, May 24, 2010

July 17, 2010 Marin/Sonoma County Ride

July 17, 2010 - Don's Hwy 1, Marin/Sonoma County Ride
Lunch at Negris' in Occidental

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This is the Bierkan-Manjo Ride since James "Bierkan" Vierkant VROC #2023 from Iowa will be in Sacramento and Dave "Manjo" Manjarrez VROC #1111 from Massachusetts will be in Sunnyvale. Both will be at this Ride along with Manjo's wife Lil Doc.

It is also a combined VROC - NorCal Triumph Riders and Friends Ride.

Meet at the Jelly Belly Factory, 1 Jelly Bean Lane, Fairfield, CA.
Kick Stands Up at 10:00 AM. No gas at the Factory so gas up before arriving.

First stop is a Gas Stop in Novato about 42 miles from the start.
Second stop is at the Marin French Cheese Factory.
Third stop is at the Wild Flour Bread to buy goodies.
Fourth stop is in Occidental at Negri's for Lunch.
Over Coleman Valley Road then travel to Bodega Bay.
Then over to the Chocolate Cow in Sonoma for dessert {Gas Stop in Sonoma}.
There is an optional additional leg, which is through Napa to Hwy 121 to Winters.

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