Monday, August 13, 2007

August 12th Ride

The ride to the Marin French Cheese Factory was made by Margaret, Wayne, Penny, Doug, Cy, Laura, Bob, Susan, Larry and Suzanne.

A cool morning's ride to the cheese factory. Nice day for a picnic lunch. While we were at the cheese factory there were also a bunch of classic cars on site. Since it was such a nice day we opted to ride on to the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Stopped for fuel in Point Reyes Station. Wayne & Penny opted not to ride to the lighthouse....considering the awful road it was a good choice on Wayne's part.

Aside from a road that rivals the awful roads in Lake County, it was great weather and lovely vistas. On arriving at the lighthouse parking lot Susan, Margaret and Suzanne opted to stay while the remainder of the group hiked the 350+ steps down to the lighthouse (after walking up 1/4 of a mile).

When we rode away from the lighthouse it was decided to head north on Highway 1 to a point that would take us to Sebastopol....thanks to Larry's handy GPS we took back country roads over to Sebastopol and then up 101 to home.

A very nice (nearly 250 mile) ride!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

August Minutes




Arrive early to eat and visit.

Meeting @ 7:00

Minutes of meeting August 1, 2007-swim party/potluck

About 30 of us met at the home of Margaret Reese (THANKS MARGARET!) for our annual swim/potluck. Pres. Sayers (&Pat) were off enjoying ride season so VP Buzz Woods led our meeting.

Minutes were approved after motions by 1st Carol Jordan 2nd by Bob Jordan & the ayes carried it.

Treasurer’s report by Margaret:

RIDE FOR KIDS account: $3701.96 TOY RUN $1225.72 GEN. FUND $5423.27

Motion made to approve: 1st Robert J. & 2nd by Carol J.-unanimous ayes passed.

GWTA rep. Jimmie Phillips reported on his wonderful trip to Gold Rush in Sioux Falls. He was accompanied by a friend from another GWTA chapter. Our members coming home from Billings spotted him riding east somewhere in Nevada while they were headed homeward.

Jimmie reported on other GWTA events.

Sept. 21-22 in Yuba City FALL FIESTA camping in Yuba City –camping event- potluck-tortilla toss- Saturday breakfast and a potluck dinner. Call Tom Garske 707 933-9799 for info.

October 14: Chapter Z OCTOBERFEST in San Mateo for info call Don Tolbert 650 952-7240.

Call Jimmie @274-1557 for updates on GWTA events or if you’d like to join the local Chapter L.

There is lots of info at GWTA online.

Lynn Hollenback gave the road report on the Billings trip to attend the GWRRA Wing Ding. Lynn Hollenback, Jana Van Housen, Suzanne & Larry Schneider, John & Pat Norcio, Robert & Carol Jordan, Chuck Gillingham, Peggie Rombach, & Steve Biggs all attended the GWRRA Billings event. They narrowly escaped the wild fire areas and had a safe journey. A first for our group: Larry had a bag of his purchases stolen while in the crowd of vendors, Steve Biggs was installing goodies or waiting for installation of said goodies till well after midnight on one of the days. The group parted and rejoined by chance on the venture toward home. There is a lot of new bling on the local roads after this trip!

GWRRA has a SYNCHRONIZED SOAKING event near Lodi on Aug. 18 call Bob Clouse 707 678-2379 for info or go to GWRRA CA2K online.

Cy Youles (happily) paid his new bike fine of $5. It seems Paul anticipated the fine and the five dollars was negotiated into the deal they made. I heard that Cy’s old bike already has a new home.

Adopt-a-highway was Friday June 13th. Laryy & Suzanne, Peggie Rombach, Steve Sayers, Steve Biggs & Bob & myself collected 11 bags of trash. Steve Sayers found a $20. He used it for gas to ride that day & the rest of us lunched at Porter St. Barbeque.

Ladies Choice: SUNDAY AUGUST 12 leave Lakeport McDonalds at 9:00. Going to Marin Cheese factory and our favorite buffet in Novato (no one can recall the name).

Our guest speaker was Joyce Overton from Clearlake. She is with the Lake County Community Action Agency. Besides asking for our support at the BLUE HERON RALLY POKER RUN ON AUGUST 18TH she had lots of information about the run as well as the loss of the local chapter of Boys & Girls Club and Big Brothers/Sisters. Everyone had an opportunity at the meeting to get a flyer and put the ride in their calendars but if you need info go to or phone 707 995-8010.

Wayne Bohn signed up already for WAVES TO WINE (a bicycle event to raise money & awareness for MS) event taking place Sept 29-30. Go to WAVES TO WINE online for all the details. It is a bicycle tour & as volunteers we would be ‘support’ for the athletes, maybe carrying a photographer or???:

More info MEGAN TRASK 510 267-9669 X120

We haven’t heard anything regarding the stipend for volunteering at 101 Triathalon.

Pat Norcio mentioned getting involved as CLRR and participating in the light parades in the coming holiday season. I will get the application for KVille for Dec. 7 & Pat will register us for November 24 or 25 in Lakeport.

PORTER ST. GRILL as a possible meeting place-no action taken.

50-50 won by Lynn Hollenback won $41.50 and he donated back $20.75 for the TOY RUN.

Tom & Trish Bales of Williams were officially welcomed to the CLRR & now have their bylaws & roster for contact information. Welcome to you.



Submitted by secretary Susan.Potter

279-2911 or

President Steve Sayers