Monday, November 10, 2008

Ride to San Simeon Nov 2008

Steve and the raven.

Steve's bike & trailer at San Simeon

Chuck's bike at sunset on Hwy 1

Goldwing's parked at Hearst Castle

Sunset on Highway 1

Four Clear Lake Road Riders and the Burchers rode to San Simeon on November 7th and returned home November 9th.

The weather cooperated for a awesome ride south that included a stop for lunch at Phil's Fish Market and Eatery in Moss Landing.

We rode on Hwy 1 from north to south this time. I managed to miss a turn but it wasn't a big deal...a little u-turn and I was set to go!

We made a stop at a vista point 47 miles north of San Simeon, so it made for a nice break in the ride.

A couple miles north of Lucia we experienced our first "active" rock slide during a ride. It was like riding into a sudden dust storm. Fortunately the road was clear enough to pick our way through without damage.

We arrived at the Courtesy Motel around 6 p.m. In the past we had always stayed at the Quality Inn using a package deal. We were all in agreement that this motel was nicer (and the hot tub worked) and over all the weekend was less expensive.

We went to Hearst Castle Saturday morning. When we went on our tour the weather was still awesome. The weather turned chilly and cloudy by the time we were finished with the tour so we lunched at the Cavalier restaurant across from the motel and then rode to Cambria for an ice cream dessert. Brrrrr!

Sunday morning the weather was clear....and chilly. We had intended to participate in a Patriot Guard Riders mission to welcome home 100 Marines as they were bused from Oceanside to Alameda but when we arrived in Kettleman City it was only 10:30...making for a very long wait.

We opted to ride straight home with a stop from dinner at Granzella's in Williams.

Over all it was another nice ride with good company.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Ride for Kids 2008

(PBTF Stars holding the banner with the total amount of donations.)
(Chuck Gillingham is presented with the paperwork for his new motorcycle.)
(Larry and others escort Stars on the ride.)
(Cydog arrives at the event.)

Twenty members of the club rode to Woodland for the 2008 Ride for Kids.

Nine members volunteered to help with registration, preparation of paperwork and escorting Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Stars.

Clear Lake Road Riders ranked 2nd in donations with over $25,000 .

Hillside Honda ranked 2nd in total dealer donations with over $17,000.

Over all donations collected on October 5th totaled $108, 296!

Chuck Gillingham was the winner of the motorcycle donated by Honda of America.

John Hicks rode to Woodland on Saturday for the escort training but returned home on learning that his wife had passed away during the night after a long illness. Our sincere sympathy goes out to John and his family.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

June and July 2008

The club members continue to have meetings.

For a while there it looked like the club members were doing advertisements for crutches, braces, and walking canes. Happy to say at the least social event everyone was walking on their own!

The club members continue to gear up for the Taylor's Tavern Toy Run Fund Raiser for October 11th - if you have something to donate please contact Barbara or Paul at 263-9000.

The Toy Run is December 7th.

A few club members ride over the Hopland weekly for the half-price buffet (yum, yum).

A few club members ride daily.

A few club members have gone on multi state rides - to Alaska, to Montana and to Missouri.

Road clean-up August 2nd.

Next meeting August 5th at the Cottage Cafe in Lakeport.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

More Poker Run Photos

An awesome day for a poker run - and Robinson Rancheria Casino did a nice job. First photo - Steve B. during the slow ride; 2nd photo - road riders working the table; 3rd photo - motorcycles of participants; 4th photo - calling out raffle numbers; 5th photo - participants enjoying the food.

January to May 2008

A few meetings, a bridge dedication, a poker run....and a ride or two. Most of our efforts were focused on the Bob Reese Memorial Poker Run in early May.

Not a great turn out for the poker run, but considering the economy it wasn't a bad turn out either.

Our members meet each month at the Cottage cafe in Lakeport - First Wednesday. 6 p.m. for dinner, 7 p.m. for the meetings. All are invited to attend.