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Old 03-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #31
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L.A. to SF anyone?

I'm hoping to leave L.A. on Thursday April 4th. My plan is to ride as much dirt on the way up but stay in a somewhat straight line. I have the route figured out with some great suggestions from inmates.

Rather then going it solo... hoping a few others are thinking same idea.
Planning on camping at New Idria or along Los Gatos Rd's new campgrounds Thursday night.

Any takers?
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #32
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I'm hoping to leave L.A. on Thursday April 4th. My plan is to ride as much dirt on the way up but stay in a somewhat straight line. I have the route figured out with some great suggestions from inmates.

Rather then going it solo... hoping a few others are thinking same idea.
Planning on camping at New Idria or along Los Gatos Rd's new campgrounds Thursday night.

Any takers?
Hey dude, just uh, thinking outloud, but... friday night bivi?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #33
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SF bivy Friday?

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Hey dude, just uh, thinking outloud, but... friday night bivi?
Haven't booked anything yet... waiting to get final o.k. from work that I'm clear to go, but I'm considering lodging near P&C... I know it's the "Tenderloin" Industrial district.

Was wondering about the "W" or "Quality I&S". I'm opened to suggestions.

I'm figuring I'll arrive in the city 4pm ish ( +1 hr. if I'm taking lotta pics), and I'd better be covered in dirt or I'll be disappointed.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #34
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Parking situation

So I've now been to several evenings at the clubhouse and have some visibility into the parking.

- The parking meters on both 9th and Folsom go off duty at 6 p.m.
- The spots tend to clear out around the same time as people leave work

All told, I think we're going to be fine with street parking. This is good, since there doesn't seem to be a suitable parking lot nearby.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #35
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So I've now been to several evenings at the clubhouse and have some visibility into the parking.

- The parking meters on both 9th and Folsom go off duty at 6 p.m.
- The spots tend to clear out around the same time as people leave work

All told, I think we're going to be fine with street parking. This is good, since there doesn't seem to be a suitable parking lot nearby.
Is it legal to occupy the same space by multiple bikes?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #36
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Depends. Are you stacking the bikes vertically?

Honestly, I'm not a lawyer and a quick Google doesn't tell me.

That said:

1. After 6 p.m. the meters are off, so anything inside the space should not get a ticket.
2. I've parked multiple bikes in a space many, many times, sometimes feeding coins into the meter, and have never gotten a ticket (for this infraction).

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #37
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We're not Hermosa Beach

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Is it legal to occupy the same space by multiple bikes?
You learn something new every day.

I still think it's okay to have multiple bikes in a spot in SF.

For starters, it's not a DMV thing. I did learn, though, that there's a local ordinance in Hermosa Beach, CA against this.

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In Hermosa Beach California, the metered parking places on the streets have a white circle painted on the curb. A motorcycle must have its tire against this circle or it will be cited. I was told that it was to make sure that multiple bikes could not park with only one of them having to pay. The first bike in should take the dot that is exactly in the middle of the space.
http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=430#290

Or you can read it here:

10.32. 290 Limitation on Number of Vehicles per Marked Parking Space.

Only one motor vehicle at a time shall be permitted to park within parking space marks indicating authorized parking. (Prior code 19-78.1)

(from http://forums.officer.com/t113642/ )
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That's similar to what i was getting at. And because of the parking rape charges at the ball park, I wondered. And I didn't hear or find anything that did or did not indicate similar in the area.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:06 PM   #39
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That's similar to what i was getting at. And because of the parking rape charges at the ball park, I wondered. And I didn't hear or find anything that did or did not indicate similar in the area.
Got it, but I've never heard of that being a problem for anyone in SF, at any time.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #40
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So I was just putting together some flyers for the local motorcycle shops and realized that I've been seriously underselling Pyndon.

Mea culpa.

In addition to the Dakar this year, where I totally dug his thoughtfulness, skill, and ability to tell us what was going on every night:

1. He has a background in trials, motocross, supermoto and road racing
2. (shame on me for not knowing) He covered >90,000 miles on his 950 Adventure
3. He was the 2011 UK Big Bike Rally Championship winner

AND HE'S FLYING INTO THE BAY AREA, HOME TURF FOR ADVRIDER.COM, FOR THIS PRESO.

It's going to rock. It also looks like it's going to sell out, so go buy your tickets now (this will also help us figure out how many chairs to get, so let us know unless you like standing for a couple of hours ;-) )

http://pyndonsf.brownpapertickets.com/

Thanks,

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #41
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It's going to rock. It also looks like it's going to sell out, so go buy your tickets now (this will also help us figure out how many chairs to get, so let us know unless you like standing for a couple of hours ;-) )
Tickets purchased. Save me a chair please.

Thanks for pulling this together.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:19 AM   #42
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Ticket Purchased. Can't friggin wait!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:23 AM   #43
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Got my three tix....

Will food & drinks be available at the clubhouse? Or should we plan on eating before arriving? Anything nearby? We'll be taking BART from El Cerrito.
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Got my three tix....

Will food & drinks be available at the clubhouse? Or should we plan on eating before arriving? Anything nearby? We'll be taking BART from El Cerrito.
We'll have snacks and soft drinks, but nothing meal-grade (i.e. no steak, Vindaloo or bangers ;-) ). Beer/wine not provided, but it's okay to bring some if you so desire.

There's not a huge number of choices for eating near the clubhouse/shop. I ate at and enjoyed Basil Thai a few years ago, but haven't been there in some time: 1175 Folsom St between 7th and 8th - http://www.yelp.com/biz/basil-thai-r...-san-francisco or http://goo.gl/maps/303eN .

The clubhouse is only a 12 minute walk/short bus ride from the Civic Center BART/MUNI station, so you'll have more options if you look for some place either near Market and 7th/8th/9th or along the final, walking leg.

NOTE for drivers - parking gets easier at 6 p.m.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #45
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