Monday, March 26, 2007

Daffodil Hill

Steve & Pat, Susan & Bob, John, Pat, Margaret and Phyllis headed out from Lake County Saturday morning....Suzanne & Larry began the ride from Wilton with Steve Burcher.

Awesome day for a ride. Arriving at Daffodil Hill we found a CHP officer directing traffic because their were so many people enjoying themselves. Fortunately they had motorcycle specific parking!

After approximately an hour Pat & Steve headed back to Lake County while the remainder of the group rode to Jackson for the night. Steve Burcher headed home after guiding us back to Jackson.

A big thank you to everyone who participated and led!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

March 24 Ride

Daffodil Hill ride March 24th - leaving at 9 a.m. from Kit's Corner.

Some riders are making this trip in a single day....some are staying the night in Jackson. Dress warmly, the high may be 74.

Hope to see you!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

March 18 Ride

Eight motorcycles made the ride to Covelo - another awesome weather day for motorcycling, a little cooler then yesterday with a little wind.

Once we got to Covelo we discovered there really isn't any reason to be there! However, we checked out June Marie's Western store. Some of the group found some interesting things to buy.

We headed back to Willits for lunch at the Yum Yum Tree. After lunch we went to the Phoenix Bakery. Lots of good things to eat. Discussion was that in the future we would simply eat at the Phoenix and save a stop.

Fuel prices at the Safeway in Willits started at $2.99 - and if you use your Safeway card you get a discount of $0.03 to $0.10 per gallon (the larger amount is for people who have shopped for groceries in excess of $50 in one visit).

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 11 Ride

Today there were 19 motorcycles for the ride to Maxwell. In the future we need to make sure the road captain actually knows how to get to the destination BEFORE the actual turn!

After lunch at the Maxwell Inn Steve Sayer led us on a ride to the South Butte area in Sutter County. From Maxwell we rode on Hwy 45 to Hwy 20 to S. Butte to E. Butte to N. Butte to W Butte Rd. Lots of twisties, good pavement and no hills - plenty of other motorcycles, bicycles and Sunday drivers, but not too much traffic. We rode 80 miles around the butte before returning to Colusa for a beverage stop.

We then rode back to Lake County via Hwy 20 - some riders headed "home" and others stopped in Clearlake Oaks for dinner at the Happy Garden before riding home.

For Larry & me it was a 250 mile day.

March 10 Ride to Jelly Belly

Seven of us road over 200 miles yesterday, the majority of which were twisties. The weather could not have been better for riding - warm and no wind.

We left Kelseyville at 9:30 - road Hwy 29 as far as Silverado Trail in Napa County. Road Silverado Trail to Hwy 12, a short ride on I-80 to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield. If you have never visited the Jelly Belly Factory it is a fun stop. Their tour is interesting and there are free samples (as well as belly flops 8 lbs for $16!).

After leaving Jelly Belly we headed for Sandy's 101 Omelets - then off home via twisties around Lake Berryessa, up Pope Valley to Butts Canyon, over Hwy 175 and back to Hwy 29.

Lots of motorcycles - only a hand full of Goldwings. The sports bikes were friendly---almost all of them waved!

Friday, March 09, 2007

May 6th Poker Run Flyer

March 7, 2007 Minutes



President Steve Sayers called us to order at 7:00. Present were 24 members and 7 guests.

Guests: Tom Bales of Williams GWRRA, Jerry & Fran Mills, Buster, Ray, David & Margaret Rutherford & prospective member DonWhittier.

Tom Bales presented a plaque from PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION to CLRR for coming in fourth place with our donation of $8,910 at the Woodland ride October 2006. Everyone is invited to join the task force. Find info at: WWW PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

A correction to February minutes: a motion was made and passed to give the Adopt-a-Highway chair person $40 annually to offset expenses. I incorrectly reported it as $40/per pick up.

Treasurer’s report by Margaret Reese followed:
General fund $621.96

Ride for Kids $531.99

Toy Run: $1373.67

Grand total of $2528.62

President Sayers reported on Suzanne’s work on our blog (web log). Suzanne created the blog last year for the Torches Across America ride and uploaded trip pictures and notes along the way. She just revised the blog to include our monthly minutes and upcoming events. Go to:

Please direct al club correspondence and communication to:
CLEAR LAKE ROAD RIDERS P.O. Box 1436 Kelseyville 95451

Prospect member Don Whittier has fulfilled the membership qualifications and was unanimously voted in as a member. Welcome Don.

Ride Captain Lynn Hollenback reported: Ride to Ft. Bragg, following weekend a ride to Cloverdale Citrus Fair, then a ride to Rolling Thunder Casino near Cloverdale. Lynn is planning a ride every weekend of clear weather. Participation has been good! Our club rides have never been ‘members only’ so invite your friends! Call Lynn at 263-7101 if you aren’t receiving emails or mail him at:

Saturday Mar. 10 Jelly Belly ride leaves MUGSHOTS coffee house in Middletown at 10:00

Sunday March 11 leave Lakeport McDonald’s at 10:00 for brunch in Maxwell

Sat./Sun. March 24-25: Leave Kit’s Corner at 9:00 going to Daffodil Hill in Jackson area

Book your room at Jackson Lodge 850 N. State Hwy 49 209 223-0486 or 866 333-0486 or book online. AAA with tax was about $75


April 7-15 DEATH VALLEY - leisurely trip. Dates are approximate!! Stay in touch with Steve & Pat Sayres regarding actual travel dates. Pack your map. 279-2712

April 21 ADOPT-A –HIGHWAY Nice-Lucerne cutoff 9:00 RSVP Steve Biggs 263-4439 or

April 28 GWTA FALLEN RIDER REDDING: info available at or 530 384-1407 **proceeds this year will be split with half to RFK & half to other children’s charities. Oxford Suites 530 221-0100 Howard Johnson 530 223-1935 $20/poker hand

May 2nd Meeting night

Sunday MAY 6 our BOB REESE MEMORIAL at the Driftwood

Saturday May 12 Snake Lady Imports is doing a poker run to benefit the Lucerne Senior Center. Register 9-11 at the senior center. $15/pp or $20/couple

Saturday May 26 BIGFOOT Poker Run Weaverville Call 530 275-1055 for info

Memorial weekend: overnight somewhere??

Membership special occasions:

Happy birthday: Lois Bachur 3/20, Lynn Hollenback 3/7,

No anniversaries in March.

I apologize for the omission of the names of persons who motion/second items at our meetings. I cannot record that which I cannot hear. ~~Thank You~~~~

Susan Potter, 2007 secretary


Saturday March 10 - Ride to Jelly Belly Factory in Vacaville. Meet at Mugshots in Middletown at 10 a.m ( 21159 Calistoga Road) or at Potter's in Kelseyville (be sure to contact Potter's if you are meeting at their place).

Sunday March 11 - Ride begins at 10 a.m. Lakeport McDonald's - heading each on Highway 20. Lunch in Maxwell then ?????

March 17th - Fort Bragg Whale Festival (maybe)

March 24th - Daffodil hill over night ride. Details:

Leave here Saturday morning-ride to Jackson, do the tour, head home Sunday morning. Last time we did this we left Lake county at 9:00 a.m. and had plenty of time. We toured a gold mine on the way home Sunday.
Jackson Lodge 866 333-0486 AAA rate with tax was $75. Direct line to hotel 209 223-0486

Sunday, March 04, 2007

March 3-4 Rides

Lynn & Jana, Steve & Pat, Susan, Bob, Steve Biggs, Larry, Suzanne, Bob Jordan and John rode to River Rock Casino on the 3rd.....lovely ride. After arriving at River Rock we were told it would be 45 minutes to get into the buffet. Decided too long and too smoky.

Susan & Bob left the group and rode to Calistoga for Mexican food.

The remainder of the group opted to return to Cloverdale and try for lunch at PK's Cafe. News is Pk's isn't open on Saturdays either! We rode on to the Hamburger Ranch and Pasta Farm....yummy food!

On leaving Cloverdale we rode to Ukiah for a stop at the Cold Stone Creamery before continuing home.

On Sunday an impromptu ride began at the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks (Steve & Pat, Larry & Suzanne tried their breakfast buffet. A well spent $7 each!)

Steve & Pat, Bob & Carol, John, Chuck, Larry, Suzanne, Don Whittier and friend Starr, and Dennis left the Moose Lodge after 12 p.m. to check out where Hartmann Road goes....nowhere. We turned around and head toward Middletown and checked out Grange too dead ends to private property.

New plan - head back toward Lower Lake via Big Canyon Road. As we left Middletown the sign read "Closed to through traffic due to unsafe road conditions." Well, the condition of the road was bad, but the condition of the bridges were better than most in Lake County.

Another very nice day for a ride!