Howdy! I've got a few updates and reminders for folks -
Saturday Lunch -
I've talked with Tony's Seafood in Marshall on Tomales Bay(home the the best BBQ'd oysters on the coast) and they are looking forward to seeing up again. They will open up a little early just for us so we can get in ahead of the normal weekend crowd, so for those coming there for lunch please try to arrive around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning. As soon as we have critical mass they'll open up and start shoveling food out way.
Room Reservations -
If you're procrastinating about making a reservation or are still on the fence about going, you'll need to decide and make a reservation by Saturday the 14th. They will release any remaining rooms in our block after that. That doesn't mean you can't get one, but they may sell out and/or you may not be able to get the group rate they gave us.
Rides, Routes, etc. -
I've had a couple of questions about group rides and ride routes to lunch and on to Fort Bragg. What's happened in the past is groups have come from San Jose and Sacramento and met at Tony's for lunch, then afterwards everyone does their own thing on the ride to Fort Bragg. Riding up the coast some folks like to stop and look, some like to meander, and some like to ride at a "spirited pace" to keep their tire profiles nice and rounded.
Rather than try to keep everyone together we just set the time for dinner and that's when we all get back together. This way everyone can do the ride they are most comfortable with and we can all have a fun, relaxing time doing so. Dinner's at 6:30 p.m., BTW.
I'll volunteer to lead a group from San Jose to Tony's for lunch again this year. Anyone is welcome to come along, just make sure you have a full gas tank before you get there. We'll meet at San Jose BMW at 8:45 a.m. the morning of the 21st and we'll head out at 9:15 a.m. We'll go through San Francisco and take some nice backroads out to Tony's. No need to start a signup list for this; if you're standing in front of the shop around 9 a.m. I'll assume you want to ride along.
That's about it for now. If you have any questions or need any information feel free to PM me or just post it them to this thread.
2 weeks and counting!!!