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Old 03-30-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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V-Strom West 2015 meet - July 10-12 in Fortuna CA

The VW (V-Strom West) meet is on it's way .

It’s happening July 10 – 12 in the city of Fortuna, CA. Fortuna is located at the western end of one of the top rated roads in the US, Hwy 36. According to a Fortuna web site, The Friendly City, Fortuna, California, Home of the Giant Redwoods! , it’s located far enough inland to avoid most of the cold and damp fog that the Pacific brings, but it’s close enough to the coast to have lower than inland temps.

Lodging seems to be very convenient with multiple motels/hotels, a camp ground, a gas station and restaurants within walking distance of each other.

Preliminary plans for rides:
Starting the rides going inland away from the colder (and probably foggy) coast. This means going west in the afternoon when inland is hot and the coast (hopefully) fog free and cooler in temperature.


For more information see the web site: http://westernvstromgathering.weebly.com/. Keep in mind the site isn't complete yet. My boss prefer I work on company related stuff, while on the clock.

Hope to see you fellow V-Strommers there.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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Very, very, very tempted.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:23 PM   #3
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This sounds like fun. Is it OK to let my hubby with a different Suzuki 650 tag along?

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Old 03-31-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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Location

To help with location this is 250 miles NORTH of San Francisco.

For those not in the know.

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Old 03-31-2015, 11:57 AM   #5
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To help with location this is 250 miles NORTH of San Francisco.

For those not in the know.

So? That's nothing, distance wise, and the roads in the area are like "omg good."
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Of course. One year we have even had a BMW rider . He was a little envious of our bikes though Just kidding, he had just traded his V-Strom for the BMW.

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:01 PM   #8
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So? That's nothing, distance wise, and the roads in the area are like "omg good."
We met to discuss rides last night. The conclusion was, it's impossible to fit all the great roads in just three days. Which is a good problem to have.


* We = a few Santa Rosa riders helping getting the meet organized.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:25 PM   #9
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The majority of my riding buddies are from the Santa Rosa area.

More than a few are strommers, I will tell them about this rally.
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Hi there Hans!

Well, this is closer to home than last year's rally in Colorado, so I have no excuse not to attend. I may be selling my Wee, but I do have another Suzuki 650 which should be OK, though it's missing a cylinder compared to the Wee.

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Hi there Hans!

Well, this is closer to home than last year's rally in Colorado, so I have no excuse not to attend. I may be selling my Wee, but I do have another Suzuki 650 which should be OK, though it's missing a cylinder compared to the Wee.

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Yes, Colorado was a long haul. There were only about 7 of us there. We had a great time with wonderful roads, but riding across Nevada was not fun.

Hope to see you in Fortuna.
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The majority of my riding buddies are from the Santa Rosa area.

More than a few are strommers, I will tell them about this rally.
Great. Please tell them. I'd love to meet more Santa Rosa riders.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:56 PM   #13
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Will definitely consider this. I don't often do gatherings, but this one is soooo close.
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Rod,

Hope to see you there.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:42 PM   #15
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Great news! We're getting some sponsors donating stuff for the gathering. The sponsors so far are California Heat, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals, Extuff, MotorcycleGear.com, Giant Loop and Warm & Safe Heated Gear. Please support them as they are supporting us.

See the sponsor page on the meet website for the latest information - http://vstromwest.weebly.com/sponsors.html
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