We will be riding out on Sunday, November 6th, to the Bluffs overlooking the Pacific near Davenport, in Memory of Kari Prager.
We will be leaving the CalMoto parking lot at 9:00 am. Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night. Please be gassed up and ready to go at that time. We'll have a short safety meeting before the ride, and a sign-out sheet for contact information if needed. As always, please arrive a little early and give yourself a chance to relax and socialize before the ride.
We'll gather on the bluffs above the Pacific at Davenport, and the views should be spectacular. Gail will be meeting us there. This year we will be doing what Kari would traditionally do on this ride, have a picnic lunch! Bring your lunch with you (or pop across the street and get something at the store) and anything you can bring to share would be welcome and appreciated. At the bluffs we will set up our picnic, read some of Kari’s poetry and anyone who would like can share their thoughts and memories of Kari. We are gathering to remember the many roads and vistas he introduced us to over the years and the vista at Davenport was one of his favorites. The walk out to the bluff is very short, about 300 yards, and as always along the coast, watch out for poison oak.
This ride is a rather short one, on some lovely country roads. I should be OK for beginners with some experience. There will be some tight, narrow roads in sections. This ride will be conducted at a leisurely pace fitting for a memorial.
From the shop we will head up Charleston road to Page Mill and Hwy 35. There we will head north to Alice's and then down La Honda road to San Gregorio. At Hwy 1 we will head south towards Davenport. At the north end of Davenport we will park on the right side of the road, in a big dirt parking area. This is the staging area for the Memorial.
After the memorial, I will not try and keep the group together. I plan to return over 84.
Please, be sure to stay within the safe limits of your riding ability. As Kari would say, "This is a social ride, not a race, so always ride within your comfort zone and work on being the smoothest rider on the ride, not the fastest. True riding skill is built on the practice of smoothness, control and a sense of the right line, not on trying to go fast."
I hope you can join us for some memories, have fun and be safe!
E-mail me or call me at (650) 966-1183, ext. 3, if you have any questions or concerns.
Best regards and ride safely,