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April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:08 pm
by terryleeca
The April Coastal Classic this year is heading NORTH to the Avenue of the Giants and Lost Coast areas of the Redwoods. So mark you Calendars for April 22nd, 23rd & 24th (Fri, Sat & Sun).

We'll be staying at the Super 8 Motel in Fortuna, CA which is just a stones throw, or stagger for some of us, from the Eel River Brewing Company. Contact Karen at the Super 8 at 1-707-725-2888 to make your room reservations and mention your with River City Beemers. They have limited rooms set aside for RCB members and their guests. Book early, rooms will fill up fast.

1. Terry L.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:57 pm
by mivie
Just made a reservation. Room with two queen beds. Looking to share room.

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:50 pm
by Hawkster
I am in. Got my reservation.
Bruce W.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:24 pm
by papalynn
I'm in. Fred and I will bunk together.

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Fred J.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:01 am
by terryleeca
I'm in. Fred and I will bunk together.

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Fred J.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:32 pm
by SMF_GS
I'm in. Fred and I will bunk together.

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Fred J.
6. Mike Harvey

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:50 pm
by mivie
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I. (have room w/two queen beds - looking to share cost.)
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Fred J.
6. Mike Harvey

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:42 pm
by petermeshot
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I. (have room w/two queen beds - looking to share cost.)
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Fred J.
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:17 pm
by quack
petermeshot wrote:1. Terry L.
2. Mike I. (have room w/two queen beds - looking to share cost.)
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Fred J.
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.

8. Mike Miller

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:37 am
by Fred(Prez2.1)
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I. (have room w/two queen beds - looking to share cost.)
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.


I'm out, can't make this trip. Bummer.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:26 pm
by mivie
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.
8. Bob McCarthy

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:56 pm
by kleins007
I am free to go now, Mike are you still interested in splitting a room?
shawn

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:17 pm
by mivie
Sorry. Mr. McCarthy beat you to it!

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:47 am
by terryleeca
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.
8. Bob McCarthy
9. Tom Reid

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:22 pm
by Just Bob
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.
8. Bob McCarthy
9. Tom Reid
10. Just Bob

Made my reservation, just wondering though, were we supposed to get a group rate? The rate I got quoted was the same as reserving online with super 8....?

Bob R.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:51 am
by terryleeca
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.
8. Bob McCarthy
9. Tom Reid
10. Just Bob

Made my reservation, just wondering though, were we supposed to get a group rate? The rate I got quoted was the same as reserving online with super 8....?

Bob, I was told we were getting a group rate but I'll call Karen this week and see what we can work out. Now that more people have been making reservations. Also will as about cancellation policy in case the weekend gets rained out. Terry

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:32 pm
by terryleeca
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.
8. Bob McCarthy
9. Tom Reid
10. Just Bob

Made my reservation, just wondering though, were we supposed to get a group rate? The rate I got quoted was the same as reserving online with super 8....?

Bob, I was told we were getting a group rate but I'll call Karen this week and see what we can work out. Now that more people have been making reservations. Also will as about cancellation policy in case the weekend gets rained out. Terry

PS
I talked with Karen today about room rates and apparently we have the group rating price per room of $89.99 plus tax a night. If you're able to book cheaper Go For it. The cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance to avoid any charges.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:54 pm
by Just Bob
Thanks Terry !!

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:53 pm
by jack
I made a room reservation yesterday with the hope I can go.

Is the current plan to leave Friday morning or Saturday morning?

Jack

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:27 am
by terryleeca
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Lynn C.
5. Mike Miller
6. Mike Harvey
7. Pete M.
8. Bob McCarthy
9. Tom Reid
10. Just Bob
11. Jack

FYI Jack.... The plan right now is there will be a group ride up on Friday morning. Leaving Black Bear Dinner (2700 El Centro Rd, Sac) over by 80 and West El Camino at 8:00 am (Clutch Out). A GPS route will be posted before the ride. I want to do a test ride over before posting the route.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:35 am
by jack
Most likely, I will need to work Friday. If anyone wants to ride over Saturday, drop me a note.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:41 pm
by papalynn
Unfortunately, I have to back out. Too many commitments.
LynnC

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Mike Miller
5. Mike Harvey
5. Pete M.
7. Bob McCarthy
8. Tom Reid
9. Just Bob
10. Jack

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:36 pm
by Hawkster
Unfortunately, I have to cancel also.
Bruce W.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:13 am
by GailMiller
I'm in.
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Bruce W.
4. Mike Miller
5. Mike Harvey
5. Pete M.
7. Bob McCarthy
8. Tom Reid
9. Just Bob
10. Jack
11. Gail Miller

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:13 pm
by terryleeca
I'm in.
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Mike Miller
4. Mike Harvey
5. Pete M.
6. Bob McCarthy
7. Tom Reid
8. Just Bob
9. Jack
10. Gail Miller

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:51 am
by GailMiller
Looks like I have to bail out of this trip.
Gail
1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Mike Miller
4. Mike Harvey
5. Pete M.
6. Bob McCarthy
7. Tom Reid
8. Just Bob
9. Jack

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:04 am
by ken
Route info is now available here.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:05 am
by JimC
Adding two more.

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Mike Miller
4. Mike Harvey
5. Pete M.
6. Bob McCarthy
7. Tom Reid
8. Just Bob
9. Jack
10. Jim Cyran
11. Greg Gibson

Jim

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:59 pm
by Just Bob
Would like to join you at Middletown Chevron instead of Black Bear diner in Sac., around what time you figure to get there?

Bob R.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:21 pm
by Gordon Olson
I am not actually going, but the route sheet has the group arriving at the Middletown Chevron at 10:02am. Better be there at 10:00 just to be safe! :-)

Gordy
RCBPREZ

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:37 pm
by Just Bob
Thanks Gordy !!

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:29 pm
by Just Bob
With rain in the forecast for Friday, anyone still going? I am still up for it if anyone wants to join me, let me know, I will be leaving from Livermore and can meet up anywhere.

Just Bob. :D

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:12 am
by terryleeca
All right Gentlemen, Weather Wise it looks like a Wash Out weekend, pretty much rain all three days, Fri, Sat & Sun (50% - 70% chance). Please respond if you are still wanting to do a group ride over leaving Sat at 8 am. If no response, I'll cancel the group ride over and my motel reservations by Wednesday this week.

Terry L.

1. Terry L.
2. Mike I.
3. Mike Miller
4. Mike Harvey
5. Pete M.
6. Bob McCarthy
7. Tom Reid
8. Just Bob
9. Jack
10. Jim Cyran
11. Greg Gibson

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:49 am
by dull-ul
No offence;Is Terry crying wolf? I'll be south of you bad dudes.But wanting to stop by!?!Roy

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:14 am
by quack
I'm still going. I'll try and meet up at Ukiah. It's still a chance 50-30% it won't rain. I've got rain gear.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:23 am
by mivie
I would like to go but my room mate canceled out on me. I could cancel or change my room from a double to a single but it would have to be done before 2 PM today. After seeing Roy's post & Mike Miller's post I tried to call Terry Lee at the phone listed on the forum but it must have been changed (can't be completed as dialed).
Anyone else interested in going Friday as planned? Anyone going Saturday instead?

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:33 pm
by ken
mivie wrote:...I tried to call Terry Lee at the phone listed on the forum but it must have been changed (can't be completed as dialed).

Terry's phone number has been corrected.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:43 pm
by quack
Terry may be hiding. :?:

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:45 pm
by terryleeca
The RCB group ride to Fortuna will leave Saturday instead of Friday to avoid the rain & thundershowers forecasted for Friday. Departure (Clutch Out & Full Tank) will be 8:00 am from the Black Bear diner (2700 El Centro Rd) just off Hwy 80 & W El Camino (Exit 85).
Karen at Super 8 in Fortuna (1-707-725-6607) asked you give her a ring ASAP if you'll be changing you room bookings.
GPS route and directions are posted on the site's Routes & Sheets directory under File "Coastal Classic 2016".

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:03 pm
by quack
What a bunch of wimps. I'm leaving on Friday anyway. Hwy 20 to 53 to 175 to101. Maybe I'll see some of you at the Eel river brewing on Sat. I guess I won't be meeting anyone in Ukiah. :roll: :shock:

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:40 pm
by Just Bob
I am still leaving Friday morning if anyone wants to meet up (Quack ?) Little rain never stopped me, Ice, snow, tornadoes and hurricanes, different story....grin

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:13 am
by quack
I had planned on meeting up with the group in Ukiah on Fri. I will head to the Clear Lakes area and depending on the weather on which way I'll go from there. May just do hwy 20 to FBragg or 128 :?:

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:36 am
by jack
Bob:

Reports I hear are predicting snow above 5500 feet. I always forget the coastal mountains reach Sierra elevations so be careful. Are you willing to post a road condition report for those of us riding over Saturday?

Jack

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:47 pm
by Just Bob
No problem Jack, will do.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:50 pm
by Just Bob
quack wrote:I had planned on meeting up with the group in Ukiah on Fri. I will head to the Clear Lakes area and depending on the weather on which way I'll go from there. May just do hwy 20 to FBragg or 128 :?:


I will meet you at the hotel Friday night !

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:51 pm
by Just Bob
jack wrote:Bob:

Reports I hear are predicting snow above 5500 feet. I always forget the coastal mountains reach Sierra elevations so be careful. Are you willing to post a road condition report for those of us riding over Saturday?

Jack


Thanks for the information Jack, I will look out for snow !

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:52 am
by petermeshot
Can't find my snow tires and feeling too much like a fair weather rider so I'm canceling. Catch you next time. Pete

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:48 pm
by Just Bob
Well Jack, had a bit of rain on the way up, route was great from Middletown chevron up, watch for some gravel washed unto the road though, from the rains. No Snow or ice, 40 miles from Fortuna Sun came out for Ave. of the Giants, truely surreal, road steaming, giant redwoods, all the green glowing and the shafts of sunlight coming through the trees was epic.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:24 am
by Just Bob
Visting Loleta cheese factory, Eureca Samoa cookhouse and wharf, Ferndale historic Victorian Architecture and a couple of Cider houses....grin. Mike (Quack) just left didn't like to 50% chance of rain today, what was he saying about wimps....grin.

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:32 pm
by Just Bob
Had a great weekend, Samoa cookhouse was delicious, sampled some of Lost Coast and Eel River breweries finest. Brought home way too much cheese from Loleta Cheese factory and some BBQ sauce to boot. Enjoyed the Ferndale Victorian architecture. Unfortunately the cider houses were closed or couldn't find them....grin.

Dinner at Eel River Brewery was warm and friendly, those who made it enjoyed copious amounts of liquid bread and appetizers, it truly was within stumbling distance of the hotel,.... :lol:

Thanks Terry for organizing this event and leading the Hwy 36 return. Missed all of those who couldn't make it, looking forward to next time.

Just Bob

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:36 pm
by jack
Thanks Terry for putting this ride together.

Except for a few sprinkles, the riding was awesome. Good to see the creeks and rivers flowing, and everything green. Eel River beer is just as good as I remember it.

Cheers!

Jack

Re: April Coastal Classic to Fortuna & the Redwoods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:41 pm
by quack
Just Bob wrote:Visting Loleta cheese factory, Eureca Samoa cookhouse and wharf, Ferndale historic Victorian Architecture and a couple of Cider houses....grin. Mike (Quack) just left didn't like to 50% chance of rain today, what was he saying about wimps....grin.

Just to be clear. It was 100% rain when I left the hotel. It was rain or wet until I got to Hwy3 & 36 was clear all the way home. In didn't wimp out it was I couldn't ride 299 and forks of the salmon, and sawyer bar.