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North Meets South in the Middle 2017

Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/07/17 07:16 PM

2017 would be the 10th Anniversary of NmS. It should be a grand event but due to the last few years of low turn out I suspect it has run it's course. Early events had ride leaders for every style of road rider so that everyone could enjoy a pace in which they were comfortable. I added a dual sport day to get more interest then it rains. For whatever reason things just haven't gelled as I envisioned.

Today I was asked about NmS and I must admit I saw a glimmer of light. If there is still interest in having a 10th NmS, now would be the time to get this battery charged.

Traditionally the last full weekend in April was chosen so as not to fall on Easter or be too close to the Spring Torrey. April still gets rain around here, May begins the dry season and for motels to significantly raise rates.

The last full weekend begins Friday April 28th.

Your input is appreciated.
Posted By: LBump

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/07/17 07:34 PM

If a ride across the country to START fails... then I'll be there Joe. I'll bring some extra tires and patch kits too. wave
Posted By: Traveler1

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/07/17 08:05 PM

Always enjoy your NmS get-togethers. Be nice to keep it going.
Posted By: mrduck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/07/17 10:25 PM

Quality, not quantity..........

The usual suspects will always be there, and never a dull ride when the Dutchman is leading.........

Rain, snow, mud, Bigfoot, aliens, nazi hillbillies,gravel, the Dirty Donkey, Yahoos on rental bikes, the infamous Friday back road ride.......Big Fun!!!

See ya in the spring

Don J wave
Posted By: Groanup

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/07/17 11:56 PM

Originally Posted By: mrduck
Quality, not quantity..........

That right there...
If you build it, I will come...
revit
Posted By: eddd

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/08/17 12:22 AM


I'm with sr. pato,

I already penciled it in my calendar last week.
Posted By: C_Williams

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/08/17 01:32 AM

I missed this event last year what with life events, family commitments etc.

I plan on being there, riding up with The Unusual, I mean The Usual suspects.

Always a great weekend.
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/08/17 08:13 AM

I'm sad to say I'm not going to be able to make it this year, due to my wife booking us a non-motorcycle trip leaving on 4/29. But I'd hate to think that this is the last NmS!
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/09/17 02:35 AM

And so it goes... I remember the first. And I'll be there at the last. This one needs to continue. Great folks, great riding, great venue.

And a great host. Thanks Joe for doing what you do.

Riding is a challenge. This time of the year in the Sierras is unique. The area awakens after winter. Sometimes earlier, sometimes later. All of what makes this ride event special.
No crowds yet. Reasonable rates.

I'll see you all there. wave

MB>
Posted By: Havasu Dave

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/09/17 05:56 PM

Im in. May the Donkey be dirty.
Posted By: factortech

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/10/17 02:53 AM

Hi Joe,

I think you have done an excellent job and appreciate your past efforts to put together an event that has something for everyone. The weather and easter make it a challenge but I am hopeful this will be the best year every for the NMS.

John
Posted By: j.king

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/10/17 04:06 AM

hey,

hold on there partner. This ride is a fixture in the calendar and that will not change :-)

but if it does can you still get the good rate at the comfort inn for the last weekend in April and pick out some good tracks for a dual sport ride? wave
Posted By: Heck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/10/17 04:42 AM

Then of course you could always move it back to Casa Harvey........ stir
Posted By: LBump

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/10/17 06:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Heck
Then of course you could always move it back to Casa Harvey........ stir


thumbsup
Posted By: eddd

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/10/17 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Heck
Then of course you could always move it back to Casa Harvey........ stir


Juanita just fainted. ohboy
Posted By: Heck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/11/17 12:49 AM

Originally Posted By: eddd
Originally Posted By: Heck
Then of course you could always move it back to Casa Harvey........ stir


Juanita just fainted. ohboy


Get out the smelling salts-
Just reminiscing.....
We had some great times there !!!. eat beer java yes
Posted By: longjohn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/12/17 04:17 AM

Originally Posted By: mrduck
Quality, not quantity..........

The usual suspects will always be there, and never a dull ride when the Dutchman is leading.........

Rain, snow, mud, Bigfoot, aliens, nazi hillbillies,gravel, the Dirty Donkey, Yahoos on rental bikes, the infamous Friday back road ride.......Big Fun!!!

See ya in the spring

Don J wave


Hahaha, great post Don. rofl

Hey Joe, I miss the locals that used to come out lead some rides. Nothing like being lead by someone who knows where the f they are going.

Hey maybe we can find some snow blocked roads again this year!!! smile
Posted By: longjohn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/12/17 04:21 AM

Originally Posted By: LBump
If a ride across the country to START fails... then I'll be there Joe. I'll bring some extra tires and patch kits too. wave


Could someone else please jab the rubber string into that impossibly small hole, this year????
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/12/17 09:33 PM

This thread is useless. I can't tell if the thing is happening or not, when, where, etc. I think I still have a motorcycle buried understuff in the garage. I know I rode it around in Arkansas last year for a couple days.. Not that I'd come, necessarily. But I might. Maybe.
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/14/17 02:04 AM

Originally Posted By: markgoodrich
This thread is useless. I can't tell if the thing is happening or not, when, where, etc. I think I still have a motorcycle buried understuff in the garage. I know I rode it around in Arkansas last year for a couple days.. Not that I'd come, necessarily. But I might. Maybe.


Been to busy I guess. The party is on even if only a few folks show up. When I get up to Oakhurst Comfort Inn I'll secure a few rooms for ya all.
Remember the wood cutters. They could be there too. Also another fly in the ointment is loggers taking up all the rooms in Oakhurst. Loggers are very busy removing trees in the mountains. Oakhurst is the only place for miles with motels.
Just might have to pitch tents in the backyard like the good ole days.
Posted By: graydude

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/15/17 11:31 PM

Hell yeah! Somebody has to maintain the ph balance of the donkeys beer taps. Plus, I can't let EDDDDDD make a ride without me. He would be sad.
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/18/17 05:37 AM

Originally Posted By: longjohn
Originally Posted By: LBump
If a ride across the country to START fails... then I'll be there Joe. I'll bring some extra tires and patch kits too. wave


Could someone else please jab the rubber string into that impossibly small hole, this year????


But you did such an awesome job of it last year! I wouldn't have gotten home without your help! (Thanks, again!)
Posted By: Tank

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/23/17 02:23 AM

Have tent, will travel
Posted By: RT Russ

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/23/17 08:50 PM

About time you answered my message......and about time I came back to check thumbsup I've been wondering about this due to work vacation calendar and such. Wanted to get dates pencilled in before other stuff clogs my calendar AGAIN. Let's ride, where's Cornelius?

Russ
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/24/17 10:04 PM

Dates are April friday 27- Saturday 28. Prices have increased and rooms are going fast. Call Comfort Inn 559-683-8282
Reserve now to be insured a room. 24 hrs cancellation.
No off road this year unless you twist my arm.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/24/17 10:09 PM

Friday is the 28th, Joe. What dates should we reserve? Is there a group rate? Under what name? $120/night??????
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/24/17 10:39 PM

Sorry for my mistake. I hate using my phone to type. Dates April 28-29. Mention BMW group for the good rate.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/24/17 10:59 PM

Booked a room.
Posted By: factortech

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/27/17 11:09 PM

IN and room booked
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/28/17 07:20 PM

For those of you new to the "North Meets South in the Middle" event here is the skinny. Past attendees feel free to comment.

An event for riders of all makes and models of motorcycles. The surrounding area of Oakhurst is beautiful riding country. We meet at the Comfort Inn in Oakhurst. Ask for the BMW group rate when registering. Generally riders have arrived on Friday afternoon. Several come ride with a group from the South on county paved roads. Some roads are one lane wide. Best to have tires up to the challenge of the curvy bits. Keep an eye on this thread for more information on that.

Friday evening you get to meet and greet old friends and make new ones. Saturday route plans are discussed. Riders break up into the normal segments of riding, spirited, moderate, and smell the roses. There are groups for everyone. Yosemite National Park is just up the road. Sequoia National Park isn't too away either. And plenty of country to see in between.
Go have fun on Saturday.
Saturday we'll gather for dinner.

In the past few years I've offered a dual sport ride into the mountains. Weather hasn't always been perfect for DS but last year Russ Hawkins came to play. Russ had a huge smile on his face riding his big KTM. If there is interest I can do that again this year.

So if you are in need of a place to ride on the last weekend of April you won't be dissatisfied. thumbsup

Call Comfort Inn 559-683-8282
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/29/17 02:23 AM

Originally Posted By: CoarsegoldKid
Past attendees feel free to comment.


Bring rain gear. grin
Posted By: Traveler1

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/30/17 08:02 PM

IN and booked at motel.
Posted By: RT Russ

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/31/17 06:00 PM

Booked a room. I'll have to see how work cooperates before I consider twisting your arm. Looking forward to it

Russ
Posted By: j.king

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 01/31/17 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

No off road this year unless you twist my arm.


Room booked so let this be the start of the arm twisting :-)
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/01/17 12:23 AM

Originally Posted By: j.king
Originally Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

No off road this year unless you twist my arm.


Room booked so let this be the start of the arm twisting :-)


thumbsup The the creek don't rise.
Posted By: ghan

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/06/17 09:51 PM

In, booked at the Inn.
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/13/17 11:22 PM

I've put in an order for sunshine all weekend. So bring it on.
Posted By: Heyfrank

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/15/17 12:35 AM

Well if you say it"s not going to rain,that's good enough for me. Reservation made (maybe a month or so ago).I did re soak my pants with scotch guard. You never know.
Posted By: LBump

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/15/17 03:10 AM

Rooms are all booked at the Comfort Inn.

You'll need to go to Best Western across the street.
Slightly higher rate and there isn't a group rate.
559-683-2378
Posted By: mrduck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/20/17 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: LBump
Rooms are all booked at the Comfort Inn.

You'll need to go to Best Western across the street.
Slightly higher rate and there isn't a group rate.
559-683-2378


Yup, just had to book a room across the street at Best Western.......


Don J wave
Posted By: Heyfrank

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 02/22/17 04:10 AM

Hi Mr. Duck. They have a nice indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi.Think i"ll bring my swim suit in case weather is weird.
Posted By: Bigfish

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/07/17 03:38 AM

Happy to report Carla and Dennis are in. Reservations at Best Western. Now Mr. Duck won't be too lonely.
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/08/17 01:14 AM

With all the water, Yosemite should be awesome.

MB>
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/09/17 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric
With all the water, Yosemite should be awesome.

MB>

And you'll have to take the long way to get there. Hwy 41 north of Fish Camp is washed out. That's not bad because the long way is a beautiful ride along the Merced River.
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/10/17 05:32 AM

Originally Posted By: CoarsegoldKid
Originally Posted By: mbelectric
With all the water, Yosemite should be awesome.

MB>

And you'll have to take the long way to get there. Hwy 41 north of Fish Camp is washed out. That's not bad because the long way is a beautiful ride along the Merced River.


With the poppies in FULL bloom.

MB>
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/14/17 04:43 PM

Yesterday hwy 41 from Oakhurst to Yosemite Valley was open. I guess they worked day and night to repair such an important road. All is good.
Posted By: mrduck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/16/17 04:30 AM

It's on, the Infamous So Cal to Oakhurst Back Road Ride is here! Friday April 28

See the other post for more info and possible tall tales from some rather dubious sources! thumbsup

Don J wave


Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/16/17 05:41 AM

Hotel booked.
Let's see if we can make this stick...
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 03/31/17 04:58 PM

Out. Just canceled my room.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/02/17 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By: markgoodrich
Out. Just canceled my room.


Naturally, I've got a new idea about how to get it to work, and all the hotels are full....
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/16/17 02:27 AM

I noticed that the forecast for NmS weekend is indeed going to be sunny.

On another note I put on some new Michelin PR4s. Went out for a 200 miler of twisty roads, sorry that's all we got around here, and I really can't tell the difference from PR3s. So with that in mind all will be good.
cheers
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/17/17 06:19 PM

ALERT: COMFORT INN HAD A BUS CANCEL FOR NMS WEEKEND, AS OF RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE 29 ROOMS AVAILABLE!!
Posted By: eddd

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/17/17 09:12 PM

Originally Posted By: markgoodrich
ALERT: COMFORT INN HAD A BUS CANCEL FOR NMS WEEKEND, AS OF RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE 29 ROOMS AVAILABLE!!


Dam! That was the bus load of dancing girls I'd hired to be entertainment for all you BMW guys.


Posted By: mrduck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/17/17 10:16 PM

Originally Posted By: markgoodrich
ALERT: COMFORT INN HAD A BUS CANCEL FOR NMS WEEKEND, AS OF RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE 29 ROOMS AVAILABLE!!



Thanks, in at Comfort Inn!


Don J wave
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/17/17 11:51 PM

I was going to try posting the new room availability at the Comfort Inn on the bmwst facebook page but couldn't figure out how. Doing something wrong or blocked.
Posted By: Tank

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/18/17 11:27 PM

Room booked, Checkin Friday Night... Cool
Posted By: RT Russ

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/19/17 04:33 AM

Getting close...........and I just got a service light mad Not due for 3K miles so I plan to turn it off and RIDE. Looking forward to it

Russ
Posted By: eddd

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/19/17 12:46 PM

Originally Posted By: RT Russ
Getting close...........and I just got a service light mad Not due for 3K miles so I plan to turn it off and RIDE. Looking forward to it

Russ


Posted By: RT Russ

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/20/17 03:31 AM


electrical tape would look better thumbsup
Posted By: Twisties

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/20/17 04:16 PM

In.
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/20/17 09:51 PM

Keep those reservations coming, I get my room discounted every time someone new books, thanks everyone!
Posted By: stubble!

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/21/17 03:18 AM

In at comfort inn. This will be my first NMSITM so I'm sure I'll bring the rain, but it will be fun regardless.
Posted By: Twisties

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/21/17 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: stubble!
In at comfort inn. This will be my first NMSITM so I'm sure I'll bring the rain, but it will be fun regardless.


It will be great to see you!
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 12:28 AM

Probably not the PC thing to do on this thread, but I have stuff that was my wife's that riders could use. I'll bring it if someone speaks up.

Ogio Helmet bag: great for flying, has room for the helmet and your miscellaneous carry on stuff. $40 at Revzilla, $20 at NmS, used once.

Rev'It Medium unisex rain oversuit, goes on in seconds, over boots and your suit, keeps you completely dry. $100 new, $50 at NmS.

Electric passenger gloves, size large, Warm n Safe brand. I dunno what they cost new, but half price is the deal. They work a heck of a lot better than the rider gloves.

Bestem brand bag liners for RT (I used them in my '06, so any with bags like that will work. Heavy duty nylon. Zipper pulls on one of them wore out, so I put zip ties on them. $$30.

I'll be happy to talk price.

Mods, be nice... wave
Posted By: Zweiradfreak

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 01:56 AM

If any of you riders are interested in a ride on Saturday the 29th, 9:30 am at the parking lot in front of Jack in the Box Oakhurst, then be there. I will be going on a 250 mile ride north mostly off of Hwy 49 all back roads. Dinner at El Jardin Mexican Restaurant in the old mining town of Columbia. Then fuel up in Jamestown with more back roads back to Priest Station for coffee, desert etc. in Big Oak Flat continuing to Coulterville, then the "Dragon" on Hwy 49 back to Oakhurst.
Should be a pretty ride, foothills are green, lakes are full and roads are great.
I will be at Jack in the Box around 9:00 am.
Rain will cancel!!

Franz
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 02:22 AM

Oh, another "if someone needs it I'll bring it" offer...

I have 5 quarts of 15W-50 Mobil-1 synthetic motor oil left over from my old GS.
The Waterhead bikes use different viscosity and I have no need for this Oilhead / Hexhead oil.

If anyone can use it, I'll bring it.
It's free.
Posted By: LBump

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 02:35 AM

Originally Posted By: FlyingFinn
Oh, another "if someone needs it I'll bring it" offer...

I have 5 quarts of 15W-50 Mobil-1 synthetic motor oil left over from my old GS.
The Waterhead bikes use different viscosity and I have no need for this Oilhead / Hexhead oil.

If anyone can use it, I'll bring it.
It's free.


This is a great thread with free giveaways... beer Bring it along Mikkko. Don't forget the filter and wrench, so we can have a party.
wave
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 02:38 AM

I can use the oil.
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 02:42 AM

Originally Posted By: LBump
Don't forget the filter and wrench, so we can have a party.


I don't know what kind of parties your go to....
Posted By: markgoodrich

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: markgoodrich
I can use the oil.


Never mind, I use 40 wt.
Posted By: LBump

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/22/17 08:28 PM

Dibs... jaw
Posted By: mrduck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/23/17 03:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Zweiradfreak
If any of you riders are interested in a ride on Saturday the 29th, 9:30 am at the parking lot in front of Jack in the Box Oakhurst, then be there. I will be going on a 250 mile ride north mostly off of Hwy 49 all back roads. Dinner at El Jardin Mexican Restaurant in the old mining town of Columbia. Then fuel up in Jamestown with more back roads back to Priest Station for coffee, desert etc. in Big Oak Flat continuing to Coulterville, then the "Dragon" on Hwy 49 back to Oakhurst.
Should be a pretty ride, foothills are green, lakes are full and roads are great.
I will be at Jack in the Box around 9:00 am.
Rain will cancel!!



Franz



This sounds great! I was kinda wanting to head in a northerly direction this year, always better with a native guide to show us around, thanks thumbsup

Don J wave
Posted By: RT Russ

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/23/17 04:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Zweiradfreak
If any of you riders are interested in a ride on Saturday the 29th, 9:30 am at the parking lot in front of Jack in the Box Oakhurst, then be there. I will be going on a 250 mile ride north mostly off of Hwy 49 all back roads. Dinner at El Jardin Mexican Restaurant in the old mining town of Columbia. Then fuel up in Jamestown with more back roads back to Priest Station for coffee, desert etc. in Big Oak Flat continuing to Coulterville, then the "Dragon" on Hwy 49 back to Oakhurst.
Should be a pretty ride, foothills are green, lakes are full and roads are great.
I will be at Jack in the Box around 9:00 am.
Rain will cancel!!

Franz


Franz! How you been mate?
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/24/17 09:10 PM

If everyone is staying at the Comfort Inn, wouldn't it be easier to assemble there?

And what time would dinner be in Columbia? Not planning on riding back in the dark, are you?

MB>
Posted By: Bill_Walker

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 12:58 AM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric
If everyone is staying at the Comfort Inn, wouldn't it be easier to assemble there?

And what time would dinner be in Columbia? Not planning on riding back in the dark, are you?

MB>



Some people call the mid-day meal "dinner" and the evening meal "supper". Franz may be one of them. Sure sounded like it to me, from the itinerary.
Posted By: Zweiradfreak

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 03:23 AM

Okay, my mistake I mend lunch in Columbia probably around 1:00 pm. We will be back around 5:30 pm or so...are we clear now??
People staying in different locations and Jack in the Box is on the rout 1st traffic light on Hwy 49 left side.
I just go on a ride and offering to lead...take it or leave it!!
I am not forcing people to show up, you guys do whatever floats your boat.

Franz
Posted By: Zweiradfreak

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 03:30 AM

Don, I would love to ride with you.

Franz
Posted By: Bigfish

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 04:12 AM

Bigfish and Lil-Fish are not able to attend. You all have a blast and hopefully we can participate next year. Looks like really nice weather too. Enjoy!
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 06:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Zweiradfreak
Okay, my mistake I mend lunch in Columbia probably around 1:00 pm. We will be back around 5:30 pm or so...are we clear now??
People staying in different locations and Jack in the Box is on the rout 1st traffic light on Hwy 49 left side.
I just go on a ride and offering to lead...take it or leave it!!
I am not forcing people to show up, you guys do whatever floats your boat.

Franz



Have fun. I'll be leaving earlier than your group, whom ever that may be.

MB>
Posted By: Heck

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Zweiradfreak
If any of you riders are interested in a ride on Saturday the 29th, 9:30 am at the parking lot in front of Jack in the Box Oakhurst, then be there. I will be going on a 250 mile ride north mostly off of Hwy 49 all back roads. Dinner at El Jardin Mexican Restaurant in the old mining town of Columbia. Then fuel up in Jamestown with more back roads back to Priest Station for coffee, desert etc. in Big Oak Flat continuing to Coulterville, then the "Dragon" on Hwy 49 back to Oakhurst.
Should be a pretty ride, foothills are green, lakes are full and roads are great.
I will be at Jack in the Box around 9:00 am.
Rain will cancel!!

Franz


Franz, my friend- how are you? Will miss your ride- too much commute time to get there. You should schedule a ride to Big Sky country!! We can ride the Beartooth Hwy !!
Posted By: Brian Louw

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/25/17 07:45 PM

I'm in at the Inn! Looking forward to it, especially better weather.
Franz, your ride sound good to me.
Posted By: Zweiradfreak

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/26/17 02:47 AM

Sounds good Heck thanks for the invite, will do when the time is right.
Posted By: factortech

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/26/17 02:28 PM

Hi Franz,

Thank you for offering to lead a ride. I have ridden with you in the past but its been a few years. Always enjoy the journey with you on the "where the hell am I" mountain roads and look forward to riding with you Saturday.

Regards
Posted By: drswift

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/26/17 09:43 PM

Looking forward to Saturday night dinner gathering.
Posted By: RT Russ

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/27/17 03:42 AM

Uncle Dave's coming down too? Time for a smoke wave
Posted By: FlyingFinn

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 04/28/17 05:02 AM

We're packing up the bike, all systems are GO.
Should be a fun weekend!
Posted By: Zweiradfreak

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 05/01/17 02:16 AM

Hi Brian,
no show...what happened Saturday on the ride, I waited from 9:00am to 10:45am for you guys who wanted to go riding with me. I said clearly we will meet at Jack in the Box!
You guys missed a really great ride so I went with my friend an riding buddy.

Franz
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: North Meets South in the Middle 2017 - 05/01/17 03:54 PM

Probably should have met where everyone else was.

wave

MB>
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