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Norcal's Expresso Riders will ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park the weekend of May 2-4, 2008. Accomodations will be at the Wuksachi Lodge in Lodge Pole smackdab in the middle of the park. Make your own reservation online. Book now for best selection and avoid the inevitable spring sellout. There is a 48 hour full cancellation policy. First come, first serve. Open menu dinner on Friday and Saturday nights at the Lodge restaurant. There is a $10 entrance fee for the park or use your Annual Pass. Rally point for the ride down to be determined. All riders welcome. Couples, single, any make with legal exhaust.

Please PM Tallyho/Bob Morrow if you planning to attend and include an email address and the first names of those attending or sign up through the Expresso Rider website Calendar. http://www.expressoriders.org/interest.htm

http://www.visitsequoia.com/Accomodations.aspx

We hope to ride with you soon! All Expresso Riders weekend rides for 2008 are posted on this site's calendar. Check it out for more information.
 

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Who is coming so far?

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Raymond & Gianna D.
16. Cara S.
18. Larry and Eileen G.

Some photos from the Sequoia Kings Canyon Roadtrip(SKR) in 2005. Can you tell our Rick Mayer seat is brand new and that Jeanie and I have both lost 20 pounds since then? I think everyone agreed that was an excellent trip.

New memories and good times await in 2008! :thumb:
 

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Tallyho said:
... with legal exhaust.
Man, eat just ONE bean burrito, and the "legal exhaust" comments get started!
 

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hallzee said:
Man, eat just ONE bean burrito, and the "legal exhaust" comments get started!
Well Brian, I think we were all aware but didn't want to say anything.
 

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Tallyho said:
Who is coming so far?

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Raymond & Gianna D.
16. Cara S.
18. Larry and Eileen G.
20. Ed & Dovie
 

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Tallyho said:
Who is coming so far?

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Raymond & Gianna D.
16. Cara S.
18. Larry & Eileen G.
20. Ed & Dovie
Looks like about fifteen bikes so far. Heck, if it weren't for Larry we guys would be outnumbered. Can't see that as a problem, though. ;)
We do love to ride with the ladies!
 

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1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Cara S.
16. Larry and Eileen G.
18. Ed & Dovie

Gianna and I have to bail as she is pregnant and will not be able to ride. Cancelled my reservation this morning. :(
 

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Gianna and I have to bail as she is pregnant and will not be able to ride.
Well, I'd have to say we don't get that reason for cancellation very often. Congratulations! ;)

Updated list:

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Cara S.
16. Larry and Eileen G.
18. Ed & Dovie
20. Carl & Dawn
 

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By this time next week we'll be fully engaged in this ride! The road between the parks has been open for a month but the road down into Kings Canyon just opened today. Spring has sprung and the snowmelt begun! The Wuksachi Lodge is sold out but there are still a few rooms available at Grant Grove Village in case the gorgeous weather and capital riding conditions have the highway calling your name. :D
 

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FWIW, updated rider list (17 bikes, 23 riders!):

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Cara S.
15. Larry & Eileen
17. Ed & Dovie C.
19. Carl & Dawn P.
21. Dominique L.
22. David & Helene
 

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Could this be the final count? 25 riders, and 20 bikes.

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Cara S.
15. Larry & Eileen
17. Ed & Dovie C.
19. Carl & Dawn P.
21. Dominique L.
22. David & Helene
24. Dustin L.
25. Jeff
 

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hallzee said:
Could this be the final count? 25 riders, and 20 bikes.

1. Bob & Jeanie M.
3. Bryan & Charlene B.
5. Brian & Renná H.
7. Larry M.
8. Steve & Mia L.
10. Bruce & Denise M.
12. Mark & Vicki G.
14. Cara S.
15. Larry & Eileen
17. Ed & Dovie C.
19. Carl & Dawn P.
21. Dominique L.
22. David & Helene
24. Dustin L.
25. Jeff
There may be a few more. I've had people ask me for alternate lodging ideas just in the last 12 hours. It's always nice to have a list but anyone is welcome to show on ride day. We'll be well into it by this time tomorrow!
 

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Excellent weather, dynamic company, outstanding roads, cozy accomodations, quality cuisine, spectacular scenary, fuzzy bears, and a giant "trunk" of new memories.

SKR II is in the books! ;)
 

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A great time was had by all, Eileen and I couldn't catch up with the rest of the pack after getting caught by the traffic light and slow traffic after the lunch stop (I think I had you in sight once only to have the traffic slow us down again) thanks for setting up a great weekend.
Larry
 

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Was one of your group two-up on a dark grey LT heading south on 245 late Sunday afternoon? My apologies if I blew past rather quickly, but the road was awesome and the GT wanted to run . . .
 

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meese said:
Was one of your group two-up on a dark grey LT heading south on 245 late Sunday afternoon? My apologies if I blew past rather quickly, but the road was awesome and the GT wanted to run . . .
Don't think so... we were off of the Sierra's about 2pm... the rest of the trip was on the sooper slab... I think... then again, I was bummed cause the weekend was over...
 

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Tallyho said:
Excellent weather, dynamic company, outstanding roads, cozy accomodations, quality cuisine, spectacular scenary, fuzzy bears, and a giant "trunk" of new memories.

SKR II is in the books! ;)
Yes sir... A royally AWESOME weekend...

Uncle Mark's tail gunner took some pretty nice pics too...

Click here

Mr. TallyHo? You out did yourself on this one... :D
 

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Tallyho said:
Excellent weather, dynamic company, outstanding roads, cozy accomodations, quality cuisine, spectacular scenary, fuzzy bears, and a giant "trunk" of new memories.

SKR II is in the books! ;)
And we did have a few twisties...

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meese said:
Was one of your group two-up on a dark grey LT heading south on 245 late Sunday afternoon? My apologies if I blew past rather quickly, but the road was awesome and the GT wanted to run . . .
Not one of ours but we saw that same LT as we were coming out of the area late Sunday morning. We did have one of ours on an F650 heading north on 245 about 1100.
 
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