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Patty at Red Hill Motel is expecting us May 10-12. 530 623 4331

 

I think the Highway 36 reconfiguration project should be complete, so I believe both 36 and 299 should be open.

 

Rates are the same as last year.

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Tank

Gary and I will be joining the festivities , we are booked at the Red Hill Motel

 

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RT Russ

IN unless I get a better offer :-)   No job to interfere with my plans this year but you never know what else can get in the way. Booked at the motel today.

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Traveler1

IN and booked at Redhill.

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Marty Hill

In and booked at the Redhill.

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stubble!

Booked. Not sure if Dana will be with me but at least one of us will show.

 

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Whip

I will do my best to be there.

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MikeRC

:java:  Looking at maps, trying to calculate my chances of getting over the Canadian Rockies that early in the season (February and March were very cold and dumped lots of snow in our mountains).  

 

Could trailer, I guess......    

 

Don't tell Linda ..........  she wants to go to London (UK).  

 

Mike Cassidy

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Twisties
10 hours ago, MikeRC said:

:java:  Looking at maps, trying to calculate my chances of getting over the Canadian Rockies that early in the season (February and March were very cold and dumped lots of snow in our mountains).  

 

Could trailer, I guess......    

 

Don't tell Linda ..........  she wants to go to London (UK).  

 

Mike Cassidy

Sharon still has a Super Tenere available, if you want to ride from our place.

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Marty Hill

Mike, it would be great to see you again!  It's been a lot of years.

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MikeRC

I'm still working on the "hall pass" from the boss.   I happen to have May 4th to 20th off work.  Our original plan to go to London or Paris for a week has been shelved due to rapidly rising flight costs (should have booked in December when I first started looking). 

 

But I'm already committed to a 25 day trip in November in South America (Mendoza, Argentina to Ushuia), so I've used most of my "Brownie Points" with the boss. 

 

I still don't have the Death Valley or Joshua Tree stamps in my National Parks Passport so maybe I should just include Torrey as well? 

 

Seeing Marty is an extra incentive :)

 

Mike Cassidy

 

 

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Marty Hill

Hi Mike, I'll be at weaverville, not torrey.  It's been a long time, no see.  All well here/hope same for you and yours.

Marty

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FlyingFinn

I just called Patty, and she's out of rooms.  (I know, I know, should have called earlier...)

 

Are there any other motels in town?

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Twisties
4 minutes ago, FlyingFinn said:

I just called Patty, and she's out of rooms.  (I know, I know, should have called earlier...)

 

Are there any other motels in town?

Yes, there are.  

 

There is a fancy historic one on the corner right next door that Richard and Jacqueline stayed in a couple of years ago.... pricey but maybe worth it if Camille is coming.  You could inquire of Richard and Jac to see what they thought of it.  I believe it's called the Emporium.

 

Then there are a number of others.  In the other thread, Big Tup says he and his party of 5 are staying at the 49er.  The Victorian Inn always looked interesting to me, but IDK if they are open.

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LBump

Hope to be there with a straight rim and a repaired shoulder.

Thanks for the Hotel Link Jan.  Patty said she's booked.

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FlyingFinn

Booked in the 49er.  They had plenty of rooms as of 3/17 19:17  :-)

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mbelectric

Embarrassing. In my old age I thought I had booked a room. I had not. I just called Patty. She is full. So I can’t continue the tradition of cabin #1... beware who has #1.

If I drink too much I may stumble in there. 

 

So I’ll be at the 49er Inn. Looks to be down near the Nugget. 

 

Mikko, you’ve got company.

 

MB>

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drswift

Janet & I are in at the 49er with the rest of the motley crew.:5188:

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CoarsegoldKid

Anyone want to include Ft.  Bragg on Thursday night like  a few did last year?

 

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Traveler1
Posted (edited)

I'm booked at the Anchor Lodge in Ft. Bragg, which is right next to "Silver's at the Wharf" restaurant.    $72 

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mbelectric

Yes. I’m including Thurs night to the weekend. Booked at the Anchor Lodge as well, see you there Thor!

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Traveler1

Sounds good! See you there Mark.

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CoarsegoldKid

Booked at Anchor Lodge for Thursday.

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mbelectric

The power trio. Anyone else?

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longjohn
37 minutes ago, mbelectric said:

The power trio. Anyone else?

Errr, ummmm, I’m likely.  

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FlyingFinn

Booked to the Anchor Lodge for Thursday night. 

(No takers for the sanitarium where we stayed last year? LOL)

 

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longjohn
On 4/8/2019 at 6:41 PM, mbelectric said:

The power trio. Anyone else?

Yes!

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stubble!

Looking forward to this. We have a pretty great cast of characters this year. Pretty sure I have Dana locked in.

 

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MikeRC
On ‎2019‎/‎03‎/‎16 at 9:38 AM, MikeRC said:

:java:  Looking at maps, trying to calculate my chances of getting over the Canadian Rockies that early in the season (February and March were very cold and dumped lots of snow in our mountains).  

 

Could trailer, I guess......    

 

Don't tell Linda ..........  she wants to go to London (UK).  

 

Mike Cassidy

 

Spring is very late arriving this year.  Lows below freezing at night with a rain/snow mix continue into next week. 

 

Going to have to be a last minute decision. 

 

Mike Cassidy

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Groanup

My situation has changed and allows me to make it this year after all!

I am now IN.

Booked at the Anchor Lodge Thursday, 49er Fri & Sat.

I'll figure out the ride home between now n then...

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Twisties
On 5/1/2019 at 12:23 PM, MikeRC said:

 

Spring is very late arriving this year.  Lows below freezing at night with a rain/snow mix continue into next week. 

 

Going to have to be a last minute decision. 

 

Mike Cassidy

 

If you want to fly to Crescent City and ride Sharon's Tenere, we'll pick you up, and all.

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MikeRC

Thanks for the offer Jan, but I could also trailer the bike to somewhere in Washington state and ride from there. 

 

The weather forecast for next week has improved a bit so let's see what happens by Tuesday.  

 

Gotta get over the Rockies somehow and they have still been using sand in Banff & Kootenay Parks with the snow this week.  

 

Mike

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Twisties

The 7-day forecast is leaning to the warm side.  As it stands, we are looking at dry and sunny conditions with highs in the low 90's and lows around 50.  Of course, the coast is looking much cooler, with highs around 70.  Should be great riding weather.  

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BendBill

You chose a great weekend, Jan.  Way to go on the foresight thing.

 

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Groanup

From 2015

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If you walk down that gravel road a bit...

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Rest stop along one of those nameless roads.20150529_140657.thumb.jpg.0bc978531ea0c02651cbad18a77aa7a3.jpg

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C_Williams

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Twisties

I just spoke with the Happy Camp District Office of the Six Rivers National Forest and learned that Greyback Pass is NOT OPEN and will not be open this weekend due to seasonal snowpack.  Most likely this only affects those of us coming from Brookings.  Greyback is the pass from O'Brien, OR to Happy Camp, CA and is a very fine ride if you ever get the chance.

 

Rt 3 is open.  Snow is not cleared nights and weekends up north by Callahan, but this should not be an issue for us with this weather.

 

Rt 96 is open with areas of 4 areas of 1-way controlled traffic.  The two most likely to affect us are scheduled to end today.  Caltrans did not give info on estimated delays, but usually these are only a few minutes.

 

Rt 299 is open with a number of areas of 1-way controlled traffic.  Fortunately, several of them are open weekends.  

 

Rt 36 presently has 4 areas of 1-way controlled traffic, however all 4 are scheduled to end today, so 36 should be a clear shot on it's new alignment.

 

 

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stubble!

 thanks for the excellent report, Jan!

 

woot!

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stubble!

For those doing the Fort Bragg pre-run, do you usually go 36 on Friday? Or Zenia Road? 

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longjohn
30 minutes ago, stubble! said:

For those doing the Fort Bragg pre-run, do you usually go 36 on Friday? Or Zenia Road? 

What’s your recommendation.?

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stubble!
1 hour ago, longjohn said:

What’s your recommendation.?

Well I usually try to do both when I'm up there, and you can go up one and back the other. - 36 is amazing and well-paved. The Zenia road route is rough overall and even unpaved for short sections, but is gorgeous and remote. Doable on an RT but can be rough. And 299 is a third option from 101 to Weaverville and makes a nice loop with 36. 

 

 

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stubble!

This is my vid from the Zenia route last year

 

https://youtu.be/RMAIEsrtOh8

 

 

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FlyingFinn

Garberville, Alderpoint, Zenia, 36...  that’s an awesome route. 

If anyone is heading through that way on Friday, count me in. 

 

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Twisties

I don't recommend Alderpoint for two-up riders, and definitely better on an adventure bike than an RT.  It is beautiful country.   

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stubble!

Looks like we're going to be in Fort Bragg tonight too.  

 

It'll be up to Dana whether we do Alderpoint/Zenia tomorrow. She's done it once before :whistle:

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Deadboy

If you Fort Bragg folks have time I recommend you take Van Duzen road to Mad River. A few rough section but I did it on an RT a few years ago with no issues.

 

https://maps.app.goo.gl/qhaV9u5TvHcHtDbe7

 

Woops....looks like that is the route you are considering....

 

 

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Bill_Walker
On 5/8/2019 at 7:59 AM, Twisties said:

I don't recommend Alderpoint for two-up riders, and definitely better on an adventure bike than an RT.  It is beautiful country.   

Late to this, since most everybody is probably already headed home, but for the record, I've done Alderpoint twice on an RT, once each on the '04 and '15.  On the '04, I blew a seal on my front Ohlins shock and broke my under-the-oil-cooler PIAA light bracket.  Not exactly sure when the seal blew, though.  On the '15, I had no difficulties and the ride was a lot more comfortable.  

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mbelectric

There is a difference between the RT and the GS. When it costs me money in repairs to fix damage to an RT caused by potholes, I’ll draw the line. I’ve ridden through bad stuff. I’ll avoid it on the RT if possible. 

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Deadboy

Good timing!!

 

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