Sunday, March 26, 2006


Northern California Triumph Riders and Friends (NCTRF) - 2006
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March 26, 2006 Ride to and Meeting at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Marysville

We met at 11:30 AM at the Esparto High School. Phil T. was real early because he thought the meeting time was 10:30. I arrived next then Deuce pulled in. Then Pdub and 5 others rolled in. The weather was a bit brisk but otherwise beautiful.

Deuce arrives

Pdub leading his crew

Gary and Cindy G.

Dan A. on his Aprilia Caponord

We rode about one block to the Esparto Park to make use of the two Port-a-Potties before embarking on the road.

Highway 16 was a bit busy and the slow moving traffic slowed us up a bit. The Cache Creek Casino has provided the Tribe with a terrific living area a few miles north of the Casino. The place keeps growing with new modern buildings. We wander through the small towns of the Capay Valley slowing down as we travel through the main streets of the towns.

As we leave Rumsey and near the twisty canyon road a friendly motorist pulls over to let the stream of bikes pass. Somewhere along the way Tom P. has caught up with the Ride. We ride along at a good clip until we run into a couple of cages which slows us down near the speed limit.

We turn east onto Hwy 20 and have an uneventful ride into Williams where we stop for gas and a drink, rest and restroom break at the Carl's Juniors where we had started our Gnome Run.

Deuce takes the lead since he lives in Yuba City and the roads are in his back yard. We make it to the Silver Dollar without losing anyone.

Mutt and Jeff

Las and Todd had to repair a brake lever and skipped the Ride to head straight from home to the Silver Dollar. They had finished eating by the time the rest of us got to the Silver Dollar around 2:00 PM.

Silver Dollar

We lunch on beef and a trip to the salad bar. Most had the Tri Tip sandwich or Steak sandwich or a big burger.

After eating we had a short meeting where Tom P. has volunteered to lead the overnight Ride to Lake Shasta on August 12 - 13, 2006. We are still looking for a few Ride Leaders. Our next meeting is the usual April through October second Wednesday at the Streets of London. The date is April 12, 2006. The next Ride is a ride starting at Lake Berryessa and going around Clear Lake then back Hwy 20 to Hwy 16 to Sacramento.

After lunch we split up to head home via a few different routes.

The Riders and their Rides:

Don I. '97 BMW R850R Stockton
John A. '02 Honda Goldwing Antelope
Tom P. '04 FJR1300 Orangevale
Phil T. '06 Nomad Citrus Heights
Pdub '03 Bonne America West Sacto
Ron H. '82 Honda CBX Rancho Murietta
Jack F. '05 Boulevard Rancho Murietta
Gary & '97 Vulcan 1500D Loomis
Cindy G
Deuce '02 Bonne America Yuba City
Dan A. Aprilia Caponord Sacramento
Todd W. '04 Softail Auburn
Las Passenger Carson City

by norcalrat


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