John Day Rally 2016

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John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:28 pm

After a 2 year hiatus, we’re going to have a semi-organized club ride to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day, Oregon. The route is in the planning stages but we’ll try to go through Lassen Park if the road is open. Plenty of snow this year so that might be pretty iffy. Plan on leaving (clutch out, gas tank full, bladder empty) at 8:00 AM from Susie's on Thursday, June 16.
Thursday night we will bed down in Lakeview, Oregon at the Best Western..about $115
for 2 beds 2 persons, $90 for 1bed 1 person. (541-947-2194) or Executive Inn..about $75 2 beds, 2 persons, $65 for 1 bed, 1 person.(541-947-2201) Rates quoted assume some kind of discount. (AAA, AARP, Military, etc) Make your own reservations. There’s a pretty good Mexican restaurant next door where we have a group feed Thursday night. Friday morning we're far less organized and head out whenever to John Day. Your Friday dinner is included in the registration fee so you want to arrive before 5:00 PM. (It's only about 3 to 4 hours from Lakeview to John Day)
After the rally you're pretty much on your own for the ride home. I tend to leave at O'dark thirty and ride straight through. It's about 600 miles if you take US-395 to Reno then I-80 to Sacramento. John Day is in the center of some great riding and the rally site features good grass camping, actual HOT showers, and entertainment that is something besides LOUD. Did I mention that your registration fee includes dinner on both Friday and Saturday nights? Hope to see a lot of you there. Questions? Call Gary Stofer 916-966-7910 or Al Morrison 916-955-2381 or here’s a link to the rally website: bmwro.org/rally.html
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Al morrison » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:23 pm

John Day Rally - Sign-up List:
1. The PREZ
2. Al Morrison
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Gordon Olson » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:01 am

RCBPREZ will also be going!
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby r90beemer » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:31 pm

RCB Montana will be going as well but from a more easterly direction. Turns out to be about the same distance from Bozeman as from Sacramento. Tom Moe :D
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Gordon Olson » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:55 pm

Just bumping this up to the top. The event is getting closer and we still have plenty of room for more attendees.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Steve Jones » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:09 pm

John Day Rally - Sign-up List:
1. The PREZ
2. Al Morrison
3. Gary Stofer
4. Steve Jones

Haven't been to John Day in a long time. Time to get back.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Bob » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:50 pm

1. The PREZ
2. Al Morrison
3. Gary Stofer
4. Steve Jones
5. Bob
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Bob » Wed May 04, 2016 6:08 pm

1. The PREZ
2. Al Morrison
3. Gary Stofer
4. Steve Jones
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Roseville Rick » Mon May 16, 2016 6:41 am

I might come up but if I do I probably won't leave until Thursday late or Friday early.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Just Bob » Tue May 24, 2016 5:55 pm

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3. Gary Stofer
4. Steve Jones
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Mike Led » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:42 pm

Mike Led would love to ride new roads, count me in.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Mike Led » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:13 pm

just made resv. got two beds,anybody need one, spit. i snorrrr.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby r90beemer » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:16 pm

Due to a work related trip to Atlanta sad to say I will not be able to attend. I will be cancelling a room at the Best Western unless someone wants to take it by the same time (9:30 PM PDT) tomorrow night. :( Tom Moe, RCB, Bozeman, MT
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:09 am

The road through Lassen is still closed as of 6/11 in case you wondered.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Gordon Olson » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:53 pm

Even if I have snow tires?!?!?!?
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:32 pm

As long as they're studded......
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Hookalatch » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:56 am

The road through Lassen opened yesterday, 6/12 to vehicles. Had a great ride there yesterday. Still a lot of snow at the higher elevations but the road was completely clear. The current forecast for later this week includes a chance of rain but the temperatures will be quite comfortable. Have a great ride.

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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:41 pm

Thanks for the update, Chuck. We will definitely be traveling through Lassen on the way to Lakeview. We might take a quicker route to there rather than through Quincy. We'll talk Thursday at breakfast. Remember, clutch out at 8:00 AM.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby jack » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:49 pm

Supposed to rain Thursday until late afternoon to evening, so there is no rush to get to the Alturas - Lakeview area.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:23 pm

That's true Jack but this evening's weather forecast call for a few inches of snow sticking in Lassen......
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Just Bob » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:22 am

I am going to have to cancel, Food poisoning, I would go into details, but that would fall under TMI.

You guys have fun !!

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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Gordon Olson » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:14 am

Bob:

Hope you get well soon! Don't eat whatever it was ever again!!

Cheers,
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:54 am

So how many of you are still in? I'm looking at the weather forecasts and just about ready to toss in the towel.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Gordon Olson » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:38 pm

I am definitely still on! We probably will have to go around Lassen (too late to buy snow tires) and we will need to bring our rain suits. No bad weather, only bad planning or bad equipment!

Who's with me?????

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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Roseville Rick » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:36 pm

Not going to make it. Our Little League season was so good we made TOCs and have a game this weekend. Go Woodcreek Red Sox!
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Steve Jones » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:48 pm

Unfortunately I have to cancel also. Went out to load my RT and it's leaking brake fluid from the master cylinder. Considered Riding the S bike but it's not that great in rain and long straight highways. Cancelled my room in Lakeview. Hope that you guys have a great ride.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby jack » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:03 pm

Steve and I are still in. I haven't heard that Ray is out.

I have been watching the weather forecasts for a few days. Rain clears in Alturas to Lakeview during the afternoon Thursday. Same for John Day Friday. Supposed to be great weather Sat. and Sunday.

The Hwy 89 corridor from about Quincy north is the most unsettled.

I am going to play around with maps tonight, in light of the weather forecasts, to see if there is a way to thread the needle, heading north east from Red Bluff or Redding. I haven't ridden east on 70, 36, 299 or 41 (44?) in years.

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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Past Prez » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:09 pm

I guess Jack and I read different weather reports but I just cancelled my Lakeview reservation. If any of you still going have not pre-registered for the rally, feel free to use my reservation. Just tell them you're Gary Stofer. They never ask for identification.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Al morrison » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:56 pm

Al is in.just a little rain !
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby RocklinMike » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:29 pm

Wild! Snow tonight and tomorrow. 90 degrees Sun. Go for it guys! Goin next year for sure!
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby lyelland » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:43 am

Glad to see RCB folks going to John Day. We will be there too. Stopping tonight to celebrate our son's birthday. Looking at the weather we will head over 299, should be below the snow line.

Safe trip all and we will see you there.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby Gordon Olson » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:18 pm

It was a great rally!!! Weather was almost perfect -- except for rain all night on Friday and a coating of frost on everything on Sunday morning. Lynn Yelland won $100+ in the 50/50 and Mike Mayer won a set of tires (from Ozzie's) as a door prize. We had about a dozen RCB'ers there and a good time was had by all!

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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby bmrjack » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:31 pm

Finally a reply, thanks Gordy. Love to know who the dozen non-bailers were. Congrats. Got up early Sunday am & checked John Day weather & went good luck guys from the comfort of my nice warm bankies.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby RocklinMike » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:45 pm

JAAACKK! and his bankies! There's a Kodak moment!
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby bmrjack » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:04 pm

MIIIIKKKEEE!!! I was just coming back to say what I might have posted the first time is would all the non-woosies who own and know how to don rain gear please come forth and take a well deserved bow.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby RocklinMike » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:43 pm

Jaaack! Yes sir. A well deserved bow. No bad ride. Only bad gear or NO gear. Wish I coulda been there. Next year for sure.
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Re: John Day Rally 2016

Postby jack » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:15 pm

We learned sumthin' this trip y'all. If ya go fast enough ya don't get wet. Trust me. :D The only time we got wet was when we weren't moving. :?

Since others are too bashful, the group included Mike Led, Steveo, Flash Gordon, Al, Ray T aka Mr. T aka Rock Slayer (learned from Ken), and Mike. Jay and Lynn also rode over.

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