Bay Area Fun Run!

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Alvin
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Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Alvin » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:37 pm

***Attention Bay Area Roadster Owners***

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Let's do a Fun Run!
Preferably before April (think of it as a pre-Solvang shakedown). What dates work for you? Think of a destination/route it doesn't have to be far.
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Kurt » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:02 am

I'm ready to go this weekend...have wine pickups in saratoga and gilroy...was thinking of run down 9 or 35 to PCH1 to 152 to Wastsonville and Uvas Rds...or reverse directions.

I like the run to Pescadero. Would also like to check the resrevoirs up in Almaden to Cinnabar...for future runs...
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by jonny8 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:20 am

I up for this... just not this weekend!!!

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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by RCMike » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:43 am

Come on... Mines road at least. lol

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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by #009 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:17 pm

Bay area newbie roadster owner here. I work on weekends but will definitely try my best to make this ride. Can't wait to meet others. Please post when you guys have finalize date and time.

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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Dave_Car_Guy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:29 am

Sounds fun!

In order to be not-too soon (so we can organize and so weather can be better), and not too close to Solvang dates... maybe something like March 26 or 27?

Route possibilities:
A) Highway 35 to Hwy 9 to Davenport and and back up Hwy 1 to Hwy 84?
B) Claremont resort in Berkeley to Grizzly Peak to Skyline Blvd south to Redwood rd into Castro Valley
C) Blackhawk museum in Danville to Camino Tassajara to Highland Drive to N. Livermore Dr. to Mines Rd and Livermore wine country
D) Mt Hamilton from San Jose down to Mines road to Livermore
E) Hwy 84 from I280 through Woodside to Hwy 1, North to Ocean Beach or Baker Beach / Presidio in San Francisco
F) Mt Diablo from Walnut Creek to the top and back down into Diablo
G) Tiburon to Bodega Bay and back to San Francisco
H) Lafayette Park Hotel up to Reliez Valley Rd to Alhambra Valley rd to San Pablo Reservoir and back into Orinda
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by svwilbur » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:45 am

Dave, nice list. Thats about two months of weekend fun runs right there in your list. That would take us right up to Solvang, if we got started now..... If only we all had the time.

Option D looks ineresting. coming down from Mt Hamilton is that via San Antonio Valley road to Mines road up to Livermore?

That looks like it has lots of twisties. What are those roads like?''

I have never been up on that side of Mt Hamilton on those roads. They look paved which is good. are they smooth or real bumpy or washboarded?

anyone been up there lately after the rain last month?
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Dano » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:53 pm

I'm in for (G)
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Dave_Car_Guy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:39 pm

Dano wrote:I'm in for (G)
We have some NorCal people who are up near you, and a number down in the South Bay. We need probably two fun runs because the two areas are a good 1-2 hours apart. I'm in for any I mentioned, but for guys near you, Dano, we can do Bodega bay or also consider a Hwy 12 run into Sonoma or my favorite road, Hwy 128 through Boonville to Pt Arena.
svwilbur wrote:Dave, nice list. Option D looks ineresting. coming down from Mt Hamilton is that via San Antonio Valley road to Mines road up to Livermore? That looks like it has lots of twisties. What are those roads like?'' I have never been up on that side of Mt Hamilton on those roads. They look paved which is good. are they smooth or real bumpy or washboarded? anyone been up there lately after the rain last month?
It's a great view from up there on Mt. Hamilton but Hwy 130 is a tight road, not high speed. Alvin took a bunch of us up there a couple years ago and it was a fun ride, but a bit slow coming down the far side of the mountain on Hwy 130. San Antonio to Mines is a fun road, check out the street views on Google Maps, because it is so isolated you might imagine you are in the middle of Kansas. Fun drive, and you can end up at a number of good wineries in Livermore for lunch.
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Dano » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:04 pm

Dave all your options sound awesome.128 to Pt Arena sounds far out! Hell we could go through Gualala up the Russian river for some serious miles!
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Dave_Car_Guy » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:05 pm

Well, I couldn't wait! My wife and I woke up this morning, saw the 79 degree forecast and decided to take the Roadster to Stinson Beach. This would make a great run. It's about 40 minutes from Sausalito to Stinson on a great little road called Hwy 1... you mighta heard of it. Then the return from Stinson Beach was on Panoramic Hwy past Mt Tam and onto Edgewood into Mill Valley, about 50 minutes back to Tiburon. I know that those from the South bay will think this may too far for them, but it isn't...and you can start and end in Sausalito or Tiburon for lunch. In any case, it's a top choice in my book (partly because I have done the Hwy 35/84/9 route so much lately). But I will do them all !!
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Dano » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:08 pm

Dave you drove right by my house I live off Highway 1 on your way to Stinson next time shoot me a P.M. and I'll jump in on a leg of your trip!Alvin has a great map of that run that takes you through Bodega /Petaluma starting in Sausalito.Me thinks you might of been on that run.Great group of folks I recall.Shoot maybe we could modify a route into the wine country :D
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by bikermike » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Subscribed. Count me in, depending on the date.
Mt Hamilton and Livermore wine country sounds good.
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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by Alvin » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:56 am

svwilbur wrote: Option D looks ineresting. coming down from Mt Hamilton is that via San Antonio Valley road to Mines road up to Livermore?

That looks like it has lots of twisties. What are those roads like?''

I have never been up on that side of Mt Hamilton on those roads. They look paved which is good. are they smooth or real bumpy or washboarded?
Stacy, like Dave said the backside from Lick down to Livermore is like you are on the moon. Totally different terrain and scenery. LOTS of sweepers. The trip up to Lick/Mt.Hamilton is unfortunately/fortunately extremely tight, windy and sometimes sprinkled with cyclists. All worth it imho b/c of the spectacular view at the peak. Here is a report from the last Mt. Hamilton run we did:
http://www.zcarblog.com/2013/06/10/even ... -6913.html

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I'm in for all the letters, just need a date. I am out 2/26-28 but free otherwise.
ps Dano, Dave and bikermike, datsunrides, duncan, dana, went on the Stinson/Petaluma fun run I put on a few years ago...good times!

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Re: Bay Area Fun Run!

Post by acuboy » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:14 pm

Love that picture!! I have some house guests next weekend, but I still might be able to slip out for a few hours. Just got back from blasting the Oakland hills 5 minutes ago!

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