Friendship Ride 2010 is approaching fast

I’ve updated the The Ride page with our estimate itinerary for Saturday’s ride. I’ll be doing a pre-ride this week to firm up the plans, but you can get an idea of the route we will be taking.

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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. 🙂

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

Friendship Ride 2009

Another great year, another great day! The temperature stayed cool enough for everyone to enjoy the day without too much heat. We had some old familiars on the trip as well as some new faces in the pack. We had a few problems along the way but nothing too serious and the group moved on without too much bother. Ending up at the cool and shady park in Oakhurst was a great way to end the ride.

Thanks to My wife Michele, Skip, Elaine, Heather, Jodi, Chris, Trasi for setting up for the BBQ while the rest of us were out enjoying the ride.

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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!!!

Friendship Ride 2009 is officially set for August 1

Last year was our biggest ride yet. I’m hoping this is year no different. I’ll searching for a local place to host the after ride BBQ. I’ll post up information as it becomes available. Hope to see you there!

Friendship Ride 2008

Wow, what an incredible day. So many bikes and riders, of all ages. Everyone seemed to stay in check and we had zero incidents and everyone made it to Motohead at the end of the ride.

Thanks to all the riders who showed up. I apologize to those I didn’t meet or spend more time with throughout the day. I tried to make the rounds and meet everyone, but with such a large group I know I didn’t get to spend the time I wanted with each rider.

Motohead was awesome, they had a great spread ready for us when we arrived. Their never ending supply of dogs filled all of our tummies. My wife Michele baked up some incredible cookies and spent most of the morning cutting up slices of watermelon for the gang. What a treat!

Thanks again to all the riders that kept the ride real. A true testament to the amount of quality talent we have here. I hope to see you all again at next year’s ride.

Thanks again the Motohead, Owners Dan, Lisa and Brad. Thanks to Rob the shop guru for roasting up some tasting dogs and for always taking care of my fancy wheels when I take them in for changing.

I’m gathering up all the photos and should have the gallery updated by the end of the week.

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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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