Monday, March 26, 2007
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
Sunday, March 18, 2007
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
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.
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
President Steve Sayers called us to order at . 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
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: clear-lake-road-riders.blogspot.com.
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
Saturday Mar. 10 Jelly Belly ride leaves MUGSHOTS coffee house in
Sunday March 11 leave Lakeport McDonald’s at for brunch in Maxwell
Sat./Sun. March 24-25: Leave Kit’s Corner at going to Daffodil Hill in
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 4; MEETING night at the COTTAGE COFFEE SHOP
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 RSVP Steve Biggs 263-4439 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 28 GWTA FALLEN RIDER
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
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
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:
Sunday, March 04, 2007
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 Road....it 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!