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I am thinking of taking a ride sometime in October (most likely the 2nd, 3rd or 4th weekend). Leaving from Sacramento. I most likely will take HWY 1 down there. Considering other routes home. Leave on a friday and come back on a Sunday. I was curious if anyone is interested in riding along or maybe doing a V-strom meetup in Morro Bay. I did this before when I had my ST1300 with the owners group and it was great. There are plenty of inexpensive motel options as well as a nice campground if you prefer camping.
 

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I'm likely to be free, currently I have scheduled a Tech Day on the 16th but so far the 1 person has responded that they can come the 23rd (?) the following saturday so I may move it to then.

I too would have thought the CA group would be more active, given the strom population, usually good weather and variety of destinations/roads available. I figure most don't want to commit too far ahead and as it gets closer will chime in if all the planets come into alignment in their work/home life.
The 3 "events" I have been able to go too have been great. One was with just 2 other people and we a a GREAT time , so it doesn't even have a be a big thing to be successful.
 

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Do you have a prefernce on which weekend? My father in law may come along on his ST1300. I am sure you are right on more people chiming in as we get closer to the time. I am actually probably not going to make any reservations and just find a place when I get down there. Theres a ton of places so I am not real worried about not finding a room.
 

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2nd weekend of the 9th and 10th probably works best. Weather is still generally pretty good . if not there are places inland some that are good rides too.
 

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Sounds good. I was leaning toward the weekend of the 9th and 10th. Where are you located at? I will be riding down there on that Friday the 8th. I will probably ride to half moon bay and go down the coast along Hw1 the whole way.
 

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I live 30 minutes away from Morro Bay- i'll keep that weekend open and can recommend places to eat and roads in the area. It's been a real mild summer - meaning in the coastal areas the marine layer "June Gloom" shas bee around all summer. It's just now starting to stay offshore and getting pleasant in the coastal area's . Hoprfully it continues. If not coming into the North County (inland 20 miles) over the coastal range, the weather has been nice and not the usual 100's that regularly occur - in fact this weekend it's supposed to get to 90 again instead of the 70's we've been having.
 

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Knightstrom, that would be good. I am somewhat familiar with the area. My grandma used to live in Morro Bay and as a kid, I went there alot. However, I am not completely familiar with all the great motorcycle road. The restraunts seem to change a little every time I go there as well. I suppose the flying dutchman and Harbor Hut are still there. My father in law is planning on riding with me, he is on an ST1300. I just need a little getaway right now and Morro Bay is a nice ride.
 

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I'm interested. I'll keep that weekend open. It's a straight shot for me down the 41 to Morro Bay, or... Monkey Man, if you're interested we could meet somewhere along HWY 1 in the Monterey/Carmel area and bomb the coast together to the bay.
 

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I'm interested. I'll keep that weekend open. It's a straight shot for me down the 41 to Morro Bay, or... Monkey Man, if you're interested we could meet somewhere along HWY 1 in the Monterey/Carmel area and bomb the coast together to the bay.
I am planning on being in Monterey sometime around 12 to 1:30 (depending on when I leave work or even ahve to go into work at all) or so with lunch in Moss Landing or so ( I was thinking of Phils Fish Market but I am open to suggestions). Maybe you want to meet for lunch and then ride the rest of the way together? My father in law backed out so I will be riding solo, a riding partner would be nice. I sent Knightstom an email on his plans but I believe he is plannig on being there so that makes 3 of us.
 

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I'd meet up and ride; but I'm already booked for that weekend.

I would like to put a camp/ride together for the 49/41/Bass Lake/Sonora Pass.

I want to go before they close the passes. Thoughts on when and how much time to plan for a trip like that? 3 days? 4 days?

Would next weekend be too soon?
 

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I am planning on being in Monterey sometime around 12 to 1:30 (depending on when I leave work or even ahve to go into work at all) or so with lunch in Moss Landing or so ( I was thinking of Phils Fish Market but I am open to suggestions). Maybe you want to meet for lunch and then ride the rest of the way together? My father in law backed out so I will be riding solo, a riding partner would be nice. I sent Knightstom an email on his plans but I believe he is plannig on being there so that makes 3 of us.
Is Phils Fish Market the one with the big dirt parking lot, right next to the power plant?

A Moss Landing meet and greet would be fine. I go right by there from the 156. Allright, let's plan on lunch...
 

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I'd meet up and ride; but I'm already booked for that weekend.

I would like to put a camp/ride together for the 49/41/Bass Lake/Sonora Pass.

I want to go before they close the passes. Thoughts on when and how much time to plan for a trip like that? 3 days? 4 days?

Would next weekend be too soon?
It would for me... as I'm already camping this weekend with the wife...
 

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Is Phils Fish Market the one with the big dirt parking lot, right next to the power plant?

A Moss Landing meet and greet would be fine. I go right by there from the 156. Allright, let's plan on lunch...
Here is a link to there website. You can google the name and it will pop up. They are on the peninsula in Moss Landing and if I remember right its near the smoke stacks. Its a pretty good place. I will have email you with a more direct time I expect to be there. PM me your email address. This way I can get an email going with you and knightstrom (and anyone else interested).
 

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I'd meet up and ride; but I'm already booked for that weekend.

I would like to put a camp/ride together for the 49/41/Bass Lake/Sonora Pass.

I want to go before they close the passes. Thoughts on when and how much time to plan for a trip like that? 3 days? 4 days?

Would next weekend be too soon?
I cant, I will be getting my bike ready for Morro Bay. :mrgreen:
 

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Alright. It's still really hot out there anyway. You guys enjoy the meet and ride and I'll try to catch up with you all on the next one.

The next good weekend I have for the pass is knightstrom's bike work weekend, and then after that the best one would be November 11-14.
I don't want to take away from his shin dig, so November 11-14 maybe?

Does anyone know if the Sonora or the Tioga will be closed by then?
 

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Alright. It's still really hot out there anyway. You guys enjoy the meet and ride and I'll try to catch up with you all on the next one.

The next good weekend I have for the pass is knightstrom's bike work weekend, and then after that the best one would be November 11-14.
I don't want to take away from his shin dig, so November 11-14 maybe?

Does anyone know if the Sonora or the Tioga will be closed by then?
It all dends on if there is snow. That early, I doubt it would be closed.
 
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