View Full Version : Inaugural SF Bay Area Aprilia ride?
06-12-2003, 04:06 PM
i thought this deserved its own thread. rts, apexmolester, the immoralist and i were thinking of getting together for a little ride in the bay area. but considering scuderia is the #1 volume dealer for aprilia, there must be a lot of us rsv riders in the area.
the immoralist proposed a ride date of the weekend of 28/29. that sounds good to me unless anything unexpected coomes up. who's up for a local ride. maybe we should make a huge long acronym like SFBARSVOA. :lol:
06-12-2003, 04:49 PM
I'm in! That's a good weekend for me.
inFamiE46 RSV Mille
06-12-2003, 04:54 PM
what kind of ride did you have in mind?
06-12-2003, 05:36 PM
I love Skaggs Springs road. My usual (long) loop is from SF to 80, Lake Berryessa, to Calistoga, Geyserville, to Healdsburg, Skaggs to highway 1, back to the City. about 350 miles round trip. An all day ride starting about 830am.
Or the short route from Stinson beach to Skaggs and back on the freeway.
Or Stinson to 116 to Skaggs and back on the freeway.
I would love to do highway 36 from Red Bluff too. I've done highway 25... not as much fun as I thought it would be.
I'm up for anything... even if it means hanging around a coffee shop shooting the @#%$.
Let me know.
06-12-2003, 06:15 PM
I'm interested too...............but new to the area so I do not have any routes to suggest...............
06-12-2003, 07:16 PM
Sounds great, count me in! I've done all of those fun roads many times and expect to do them many more!
06-12-2003, 08:27 PM
sounds great. i'd like to avoid the hwy9 loop since it's always so crowded and full of nutjobs on the weekends. i'd love to do skaggs, but i'm afraid it might be too long of a day for folks coming from the south. what's interesting in the southern region that's not the regular alice's loop?
for me, i'd really like to meet some other good spirited but responsible riders. i have some good riding partners now, but it's always good to meet more. i like to push in the twisties but with a strong sense of self-preservation in mind. :lol:
06-12-2003, 08:39 PM
and that's why jeff bought the tuono:rolleyes: :lol:
any day on the scooter is better then nothing, and i'm up for what ever you nothern'ers have in mind.
jeff, keep me posted!
06-12-2003, 10:15 PM
I love the Berryessa ride idea and have another long ride idea. I did an Ironbutt last year and for the first part of the trip I went up to Oroville and headed across the Sierras via the Feather River Canyon. I didn't know what to pay attention to more, the wonderful curves that cut their way through the canyon or the beautiful scenery. After that I headed down to Reno and to Mojave, but we can swing back home at Reno or a little farther at Ebbett's Pass. Helluva ride and perfectly comfy on the Mille (for me at least).
Tell me what you think.
06-13-2003, 01:35 AM
Count me in, I could join you guys that weekend, Sat or Sun. Paul
06-13-2003, 10:10 AM
mayor, berryessa looks great. i haven't done that ride yet.
06-13-2003, 10:16 AM
that will be a hot one!
06-13-2003, 11:33 AM
What is everyone's riding style? Maybe this requires it's own thread ... I'll start a new thread.
06-13-2003, 11:39 AM
I'm excited to meet and ride with all you guys! Shall we make it for Sun the 29th? Route TBD.
Oh man, a whole gang of Milles and Tuonos riding together; that will be some sweet music!!:D :D
06-13-2003, 11:52 AM
I like the original ride plan. I'll participate if not working. I've been out of work with a broken foot but should be back by then. I'd be willing to iron butt some othertime when I'm not as broken. It sounds like fun to. I'm not OMG fast; just adv. to the B group after my first two trackdays, but I ride with a level head. IT shoudl be fuun if the police anren't locking down Skaggs.
06-13-2003, 02:00 PM
I'd like to participate but that weekend won't work for me. Gotta be in Denver for work.
Keep me in mind though. I'd like to meet you all and learn more about my Mille since I'm just now learning how to ride it properly and could use some pointers!
06-13-2003, 05:10 PM
While we're at it why not post yourself to the SF/Bay Area regional forum:
<a href="http://pub165.ezboard.com/fapriliaforumfrm27.showMessage?topicID=47.topic" target="top">San Francisco/Bay Area</a>
06-13-2003, 05:12 PM
That weekend isn't going to work for me. But have fun :D
watch out for the LEO's:lol:
06-13-2003, 10:07 PM
CityBike magazine has run some recent stories about very strict enforcement against motorcycles throughout Marin County, and in January I had to talk my way out of a bust by a CHiP motorcycle officer on Lucas Valley Road, 55 in a 45. That is not EVEN having fun! I think it would be great to have places to meet both pre- and post-ride (with quality java), and if we're gonna go through the trouble of pulling our gear on let's do some DISTANCE...
06-16-2003, 03:03 PM
I'd love to go too but it will depend on whether or not I'm in country that weekend. That and the wife is talking about going camping. FWIW I would avoid Berryessa like the plague...it's summer now and all the boat haulin' SUV's will be clogging the roads around Berryessa. That and all the local squids will be riding up there too. Like someone else posted it will be F'ing hot up there too. A coast ride would be cooler but there will likely be an RV parade up Hwy 1. Just start a new thread once there is a consenus for a route, I'll be there if I'm home that weekend.....sean
06-16-2003, 04:48 PM
I can't make it that weekend, but I'm up for a ride with other 'Prilla folks.
Don't like the squids or passing on the right and I'm just now starting to get comfortable on the Mille. I'd like to get some pointers from you more experienced "superbike" riders.
Oh, and I'll probably have to buy me some proper pants, too!
06-16-2003, 06:39 PM
if you do decide to go through Marin....take it easy....the last couple of weekends they (CHP) have been out in force...be extra careful when going through the towns (Point Reyes, Nacasio, Marshal, Tomales....) ...they had 3 or 4 CHP's on the North end of Nacasio with radar out about a week ago....
just my $.02 worth....
06-16-2003, 08:57 PM
look'n like the northern area may be out of the ?
what about a southern route...mines rd., hw1 or hw25?
or even to monterey out carmel valley rd to arroyo seco for lunch a miller's lodge.....
06-17-2003, 12:09 AM
I'm up for it anywhere is cool with me. -ken
06-17-2003, 08:34 AM
I'm riding this Sunday 6/22 with a small group of slow-medium & medium paced (very responsible) riders through the Lake Berryessa area. If anyone's interested, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll let you know the exact time once it's for sure.
We usually meet at this coffee shop:
4160 Suisun Valley Rd.
Fairfield, CA 94534
somewhere between 9:30-10:30.
There's a Tower Mart gas station across the street, or there are 76, Chevron, etc at the Suisun Valley Rd. exit off Hwy 80 (about 1 mile from La Barista). There's always some (safe) passing of boats/cars required if they don't use the turnouts, but we make our way to some more remote, scenic areas (Alexander Valley, Healdsburg, Pope Valley, etc) once we pass the lake.
06-17-2003, 12:16 PM
I won't have my bike until after this month is over :( I was gonna go next weekend, but I blew a motor in my car and damaged my truck:rolleyes:
So, I'm going to pick it up from Ken's shop on the 29th. If anyone in southern CA wants to ride, let me know so we can arrange a ride together.
Otherwise, I'll be up for action on the mille first weekend of July.
06-17-2003, 04:53 PM
for the group heading to Lake Berryessa this weekend keep an eye out for the chp. if you're from fairfield then you know that they have a hard on for sport bikes in general. make sure you have all of your reg current, insurance, blah blah blah. don't give them a reason.
06-17-2003, 05:07 PM
3 accidents on the Berryessa / Knoxville road. So there will be plenty of CHP's on the patrol not to mention the Sheriff's and the soccer-mom's in their over-sized SUV's calling 911 about a loud biker gang that's terrorizing the roads.
Good luck and safe riding!
06-17-2003, 06:04 PM
Yeah, Berryessa's the same every year. We get past the super hot spots within an hour or so of riding.
06-21-2003, 12:17 PM
Looks like I won't be able to make the inaugural ride. I got notified yesterday that I will be leaving for Japan next weekend....sean
06-21-2003, 12:25 PM
Let's just keep doing rides, and all of us can get together at some point. Stay on this frequency guys...and gals.
06-24-2003, 06:56 PM
Well, after talking to Jeff and reading all the responses, it look like Sunday, June 29 is the day for the first Bay Area Aprilia ride. We have tried to take into consideration the road, traffic, and law enforcement conditions. So here goes the ride agenda - SF, Redwood Road, Mines Road, Junction Cafe, and then ...
All riders who want to start at the beginning of the ride should meet in front of Scuderia West at 10:00am. We will leave there shortly thereafter, and head to the Redwood Highway in the East Bay via H13. We will continue to Castro Valley and get onto H580 East to Livermore. We'll stop at the gas station next to the freeway at N. Livermore Rd. and H580 to gas up. Any riders from the South Bay can join us there. Expected arrival time is 11:00am. From there, we'll take the Mines Rd. to the Junction Cafe and stop for lunch, drinks, talks, etc.. We should get to the Junction Cafe around noon. For the iron butt riders, we can go to Alice's at La Honda via Mines Road, H580, H680, H280, etc. or whatever route the group would like to take.
I have recently ridden the Redwood Highway and Mines Road on weekends. Both are good rides without a lot of car traffic and cops. I personally did not like the ride from the Junction Cafe to the Lick Observatory to San Jose. The road was very narrow, full of tight turns, oily, tons of loose gravel, and lots of slow traffic from San Jose. Therefore, I don't recommend that we take that ride as a return route.
Alice's will probably be very crowded at noon with lots of law enforcement. I estimate that if the group continues from the Junction Cafe to Alice's, we should be there around 3:00pm, and there should be less traffic and less policia.
I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Tuono R #200
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