August 2012 Ride - A Tour of Marin/Sonoma!

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August 2012 Ride - A Tour of Marin/Sonoma!

#1 Post by HoneyBadger » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:38 am

Come our lovely ladies and invite a gent or two to join you (Sadie Hawkins style)!

This month we'll be exploring a variety of roads from smooth and fast to tight and technical with some amazing scenery ranging from mountain tops to panoramic ocean views! Put on your ride hat, it's gonna be a long one!

Meet at 9:30 AM, KSU at 10:00 AM
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Shoreline & Almonte - Mill Valley
247 Shoreline Highway
Unit A-5
Mill Valley, CA 949413664
415-383-4437

Turn left to stay on CA-1 N/Shoreline Hwy.
Second Right for Panoramic Hwy (near Stinson Beach, past turn for Muir Woods)
Turn left onto Pan Toll Rd
Turn left onto West Ridgecrest Blvd (photo op by group!)
Continue straight/left onto Fairfax Bolinas Rd (this is the technical bit, take your time and stay on your side of the road on blind corners)
Turn right onto CA-1 N/Shoreline Hwy (Continue to follow Hwy 1)
All groups rest/relax/regroup at Tomales Bakery; Gas in Bodega Bay by group only.
Right at Y onto CA-116 E/River Rd
Turn right onto Church St (signs for Occidental/Monte Rio Central District)
Church St turns slightly left and becomes Bohemian Hwy
Turn left to stay on Bohemian Hwy
Turn left to stay on Bohemian Hwy
Turn right onto Bodega Hwy (signs for Petaluma/Bodega Bay)
Turn left onto Freestone Valley Ford Rd
Slight left onto CA-1 S/Valley Ford Rd
Turn right onto CA-1 S/Shoreline Hwy (signs for California 1 S)
Turn left onto Fallon-Two Rock Rd
Turn right onto Alexander Rd
Turn left onto Tomales Petaluma Rd
Turn right onto Chileno Valley Rd
Turn right onto Wilson Hill Rd
Turn left onto Hicks Valley Rd
Turn right onto Petaluma Point Reyes Rd/Point Reyes Petaluma Rd
All groups rest/relax/regroup at Marin French Cheese
Turn left onto Nicasio Valley Rd Turn right to stay on Nicasio Valley Rd
Turn left onto Lucas Valley Rd
Stop at the bus stop on the right side of the road near the end of Lucas Valley for individual groups to regroup before heading to lunch.
Merge onto 101 South
Take EXIT 452 toward Central San Rafael.
Stay straight to go onto Hetherton St.
Take the 2nd right onto 4th St.
Take the 2nd left onto Lincoln Ave.

Las Camelias
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(between 3rd and 4th)
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 453-5850

For CU and any other ladies interested in joining us, the meeting will be held at the restaurant.
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#2 Post by Fanny Fligurl » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:44 am

After 4 days in CC, this one is going to feel like a breeze. LOL! Can't wait to scope out new scenery! Come on ladies (and gents via invite only), let's make this a fabulous day!
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#3 Post by *chamorita* » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:25 pm

Wow, this will be a long ride. I'll prob bring a few guys along and hope with some more girls.
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#4 Post by Motomom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:51 am

Oh wow!!! this is going to be one heck of a ride and I cannot wait to go on it!! Invited me a girl and a guy... woo hoo!! :0}
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#5 Post by LadyGadget » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:50 pm

cheese baby! Cheese!

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#6 Post by CrashDummy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:39 pm

I get lost here:

Slight left onto CA-1 S/Valley Ford Rd
Turn right onto CA-1 S/Shoreline Hwy (signs for California 1 S)
Turn left onto Fallon-Two Rock Rd

I hope the last group has search party experience. I wish the price of a motorcycle GPS would come down to that of a car GPS. While I am wishing and hoping I wish Sabrina would highlight this ride on the map. My friend Steve who was on last months ride is prepared to don a wig, falsies, and a baby sympathizer if Wren doesn't invite us to ride. Please invite us Wren, Amy, Sabrina, Patty, someone. I have seen Steve dressed as a woman and you don't want to.
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#7 Post by Fanny Fligurl » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:51 am

CrashDummy wrote:I get lost here:

Slight left onto CA-1 S/Valley Ford Rd
Turn right onto CA-1 S/Shoreline Hwy (signs for California 1 S)
Turn left onto Fallon-Two Rock Rd

I hope the last group has search party experience. I wish the price of a motorcycle GPS would come down to that of a car GPS. While I am wishing and hoping I wish Sabrina would highlight this ride on the map. My friend Steve who was on last months ride is prepared to don a wig, falsies, and a baby sympathizer if Wren doesn't invite us to ride. Please invite us Wren, Amy, Sabrina, Patty, someone. I have seen Steve dressed as a woman and you don't want to.
I've got you covered Randy, so you just need an invite for your buddy Steve.
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#8 Post by CrashDummy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:44 am

Thank you Amy. I think Graciela might include Steve. Josh wanted to go on this ride but he left for ten days this morning. He thinks he will be back just in time for the CU BBQ. I think that coming off Panoramic Hwy on to Pan Toll Road should read turn right not left. See you Sunday.
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#9 Post by Fanny Fligurl » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:06 am

CrashDummy wrote:...I think that coming off Panoramic Hwy on to Pan Toll Road should read turn right not left. See you Sunday.
No, the directions are correct. I know this because I too made the same mistake you did when completing the preride. You took the first R onto Panoramic didn't you? You're suppose to skip that and go all the way into Stinson Beach on 1 before making a R on Panoramic. That gets you going in the right direction, and Pan Toll will certainly be a L. :grin:
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#10 Post by CrashDummy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:13 am

Fanny Fligurl wrote:
CrashDummy wrote:...I think that coming off Panoramic Hwy on to Pan Toll Road should read turn right not left. See you Sunday.
No, the directions are correct. I know this because I too made the same mistake you did when completing the preride. You took the first R onto Panoramic didn't you? You're suppose to skip that and go all the way into Stinson Beach on 1 before making a R on Panoramic. That gets you going in the right direction, and Pan Toll will certainly be a L. :grin:
Amy, I was just looking at it on the map. If you don't turn right on Pan Toll Rd. you are bypassing West Ridgecrest Blvd and Fairfax Bolinas Rd "the technical bit". Either way you end up on Hwy 1 and the ride will be wonderful.
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#11 Post by Rollin on 3 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:52 pm

CrashDummy wrote:
Fanny Fligurl wrote:
CrashDummy wrote:...I think that coming off Panoramic Hwy on to Pan Toll Road should read turn right not left. See you Sunday.
No, the directions are correct. I know this because I too made the same mistake you did when completing the preride. You took the first R onto Panoramic didn't you? You're suppose to skip that and go all the way into Stinson Beach on 1 before making a R on Panoramic. That gets you going in the right direction, and Pan Toll will certainly be a L. :grin:
Amy, I was just looking at it on the map. If you don't turn right on Pan Toll Rd. you are bypassing West Ridgecrest Blvd and Fairfax Bolinas Rd "the technical bit". Either way you end up on Hwy 1 and the ride will be wonderful.

Hi Randy! I got your friend Steve covered. I"d hate to see him in a wig trying to sneak in on our ride. Wait, I just might want to see that,hahahha
see ya at the meet spot!

and... We are riding past the first Panoramic turn. We will be turning by Stinson Beach, right past the Stinson Beach Surf & Kayak, 3605 California 1, Stinson Beach, CA 94970. Try mapping this :) and it should make a whole lot more sense
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#12 Post by CrashDummy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:00 pm

Thank you Anamarie for covering Steve. I looked at the map again but still don't see how you end up riding the "technical part" without making a right on Pan Toll Rd.
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#13 Post by Rollin on 3 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:08 pm

CrashDummy wrote:Thank you Anamarie for covering Steve. I looked at the map again but still don't see how you end up riding the "technical part" without making a right on Pan Toll Rd.

its about 11 miles on shoreline then a RIGHT on Panoramic to the top and a LEFT on Pan Toll then a LEFT on Ridgecrest.

we will get there :)
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#14 Post by CrashDummy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Wow. I finally see what you and Amy are saying. I thought you were both map dyslexic. Map dyslexic people shouldn't lead others on road trips. See you Sunday. Annamarie will you be on two, three or four wheels?
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#15 Post by HoneyBadger » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:29 pm

Sorry for the confusion folks, I've updated the directions to try to reflect this better...
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