An alternative to Soldier Meadows

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An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Sat May 29, 2010 7:44 pm

On June 12, Ken and I and a few others will be pre-riding a location for a possible event for next year replacing our Eureka trip. We will be leaving from Susie's right after breakfast and heading for ............. VISALIA!! Yes, beautiful downtown Visalia where we will stay over night at the KOA there. Before you get too excited about being able to finally see ALL the sights in Visalia (it takes a while, but it's worth it :P ) realize that the point of the ride is to go through the King's Canyon and Sequoia Parks the next day. Breathtaking scenery and great riding are what we are searching for after checking out the amenities and accomodations in Visalia. This is your chance to have some input on a future event. I have reserved spots for 6 tents at the KOA, so if we get more than six then #'s 7+ will have to make their own reservations, either tent or cabin. Their # is 559-651-0544. This is going to be a bare bones type of ride; you are on your own for food and refreshments. This is an information gathering trip, albeit a fun one, but there will be no "relaxed pace" group this time, so be prepared to keep up with Ken. If you are interested add your name to the list:

1. Ken
2. Fred (Prez2.1)
3. Lynn C.
4. Rand
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby LWKlein » Sat May 29, 2010 8:53 pm

1. Ken
2. Fred (Prez2.1)
3. Lynn C.
4. Rand
5. Larry K
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Steve Jones » Sat May 29, 2010 10:05 pm

1. Ken
2. Fred (Prez2.1)
3. Lynn C.
4. Rand
5. Larry K
6. Steve J

Sounds like a fun weekend.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Greg Smith » Sun May 30, 2010 5:01 am

1. Ken
2. Fred (Prez2.1)
3. Lynn C.
4. Rand
5. Larry K
6. Steve J
7. Greg
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Greg Smith » Sun May 30, 2010 10:55 am

I booked a small cabin for the 12th outfitted with a double bed and a bunk bed. My wife isn't going and I'd be happy to share the cabin with two others as long as you don't snore louder than I do. :mrgreen:

Call me if you'd like at 916-539-9400.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Al morrison » Mon May 31, 2010 4:18 pm

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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Dave » Mon May 31, 2010 5:11 pm

1. Ken
2. Fred (Prez2.1)
3. Lynn C.
4. Rand
5. Larry K
6. Steve J
7. Greg
8. Al M.
9. Dave F.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Dave » Mon May 31, 2010 5:21 pm

The lady at the KOA says we qualify for a group discount, but you have to ask for it.

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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Greg Smith » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:07 pm

I booked a small cabin for the 12th outfitted with a double bed and a bunk bed. My wife isn't going and I'd be happy to share the cabin with two others as long as you don't snore louder than I do. :mrgreen:

Call me if you'd like at 916-539-9400.

Larry K. has one bunk. We have one open, any takers???

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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Steve Jones » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:45 pm

Turns out I can't go on the ride. :( Hope you all have a great time.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby ken » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:51 am

The route to Visalia is available for downloading.
pdf: http://www.rcb.org/routes/visaliakoa.pdf
Garmin: http://www.rcb.org/routes/visaliakoa.gdb

We'll be leaving from the Folsom Waffle Barn,
1002 Riley St.
Folsom, CA

Breakfast at 8 or so, ride at 9.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:13 pm

Make sure you note that we are leaving from the Waffle Barn in Folsom instead of Susie's.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Dave » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:43 pm

I think I will skip the ride to Folsom and back and hook up with the group at the Chevron in Rancho Murieta at 9:15 am. That should work if you leave breakfast at 9 am. Please let me know if the route changes.

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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby ken » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:02 pm

Dave wrote:I think I will skip the ride to Folsom and back and hook up with the group at the Chevron in Rancho Murieta at 9:15 am. That should work if you leave breakfast at 9 am. Please let me know if the route changes.

Thanks Dave

It may be more like 20 or 25 minutes, but that's definitely the route.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Dave » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:04 am

I was on Scott Rd. last night - be looking for gravel on the right handers. See you Sat. AM

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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:24 am

What a ride! Ken did another outstanding job of finding and leading us down some obscure but wonderfully twisty roads on the way down to Visalia, and the Sequoia Park was just beautiful. The KOA in Visalia was a disappointment with trains running all night nearby blowing their whistles, and then there was that fog horn (???) going off all night. Further resaerch is necessary to find us the right camp ground for next year, most likely in Three Rivers. This should be a really good event for next year, and once again, thanks to Ken for leading a great route.
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby ken » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:56 pm

Fred(Prez2.1) wrote:What a ride! Ken did another outstanding job of finding and leading us down some obscure but wonderfully twisty roads on the way down to Visalia, and the Sequoia Park was just beautiful. The KOA in Visalia was a disappointment with trains running all night nearby blowing their whistles, and then there was that fog horn (???) going off all night. Further resaerch is necessary to find us the right camp ground for next year, most likely in Three Rivers. This should be a really good event for next year, and once again, thanks to Ken for leading a great route.

Thanks for the kind words, Fred. I enjoyed it myself. I'm just glad that the roads did turn out to be as good as they looked on the map and Google Earth...
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Re: An alternative to Soldier Meadows

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:34 am

ken wrote: I'm just glad that the roads did turn out to be as good as they looked on the map and Google Earth..

That Auberry Road between North Fork and Auberry was particularly enjoyable, I liked it even more than 49 going up to Mariposa.
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