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No Glacier Point this year

I took a pre ride up to the park to see how far the construction had gone. I had heard reports that it was still west of the Glacier Point turn off and I was hoping to take 140/41 all the way up with out any problems. Unfortunately, we found that the road turns to gravel just outside the tunnel, unsuitable for taking a large group up to the point. So, my plans to bring Friendship Ride back to the point have been thwarted. 🙁 Not to worry, we will be running the standard Friendship Ride loop and save the trip up to the point for another year.

Here are a few pics from the trip, as you can see, gas prices in El Portal are pretty expensive, the road conditions on the way to the point, and the yummy treat waiting for us at Happy Burger on the way back.

Friendship Ride 2010 is officially set for August 7

We had a great ride last year and I this year is looking even better. For 2010, we will be riding the original loop all the way up to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. One of the local businesses has offered to host the after ride BBQ, I will update the site as I firm up the plans. This year looks to be the best yet, I hope to see you there!

New additions to the gallery

I updated the gallery with pictures from the ’08 ride. Thanks to Thayne from our local forum centralvalleyriders.com for the bulk of these pictures. Seems I was too busy talking to everyone to take many pictures this year. 🙂

>> Ride Gallery

I hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I do.

T-Shirts are now available for pre-order

T-Shirts are now available for pre-order, there will be no shirts available for purchase at the ride. I need to place the order by July 17th, so if you would like to purchase this year’s ride shirt, please order now.

If you plan on making the event, please take a moment and shoot me an email to let me know how many will be in your party.

Today I took my annual ride to remember my good friend

Decided this year to take a trip up to one of our favorite spots. As I sat up on the top of the world, with the bright sunny sky to my left, and the dark clouds spitting thunder and lightening to the right, I couldn’t help but wonder if Mike had something to do with the show as it was unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Days like these are few and far between, we should all slow down from time to time and take in what nature has to offer.

Thank you Mike… Message received!!!

The day is almost upon us

It looks like we will be blessed with below normal temperatures this weekend. They are predicting low 90’s for Saturday, which makes for some cool riding weather up in the mountains. Even though the weather will be cooler this year, please make sure to bring enough water to keep yourself hydrated. We will be stopping at a few shops along the way, so if you can’t carry water with you, you’ll be able to purchase what you need when we stop.

Again, if you plan on making the event, please take a moment and shoot me an email to let me know how many will be in your party.

Due to road construction on Road 200, I had to adjust the route this year. I’ve updated The Ride page with this years Itinerary, so please make sure you familiarize yourself with the route ahead of time.

Special thanks to Motohead Racing for hosting the after ride BBQ. This year will be bigger and better than ever and I look forward to riding with you all on Saturday.

Plans for Friendship Ride 2008

I’m still finalizing the plans for this year’s ride, so check back soon for a complete itinerary of the day’s events.

Ride shirts are now available via pre-order only. If you would like to have a shirt for the event, please place your order before July 15th.

If you plan on making the event, please take a moment and shoot me an email to let me know how many will be in your party.

This year will be bigger than ever and I look forward to seeing a bunch of new faces this year as well as all the familiar faces I’ve ridden with in the past.

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