Friday, August 26, 2016

GOLDENCHAIN RUN 2016, BELDEN 7

OK, here is the schedule and route for run next weekend, September 2-4. Leave from Sonora, or from wherever you are if you can't meet us at the clubhouse, and head to Grass Valley. The destination in GV is: 
12731 Loma Rica Dr.
Grass Valley CA 95945
This is the place we will all be headed to from Sonora. If you are headed to Sonora, there might be an early pack and a late pack headed north on 49. Early would be around 3, and late would be after work, around 5. If neither of these times work for you, just meet us in Grass Valley.
Saturday morning we will all head north on 49, and then through Quincy, and finally into the Feather River Canyon, ending in Belden.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Helltown Mammoth!

Always a few last minute fixes

Once we got our shit together...
Stooges
Sonora pass

Rain.......
395 south. Jammin
We made it and met up with the rest of the crew. 
More photos to come
Hot springs 

Mammoth Run

OK, finally just had to jump on the computer at the house to upload some pictures.
Last Friday, in an attempt to escape the heat of the foothills and the routine grind of work, we planned on heading over the pass and get down to Mammoth to meet up with the rest of the pack. Brian and Baby Clint would meet up with us Saturday morning, having been dragged back to work before they could escape with us.




First repair: Wolf broke a belt while trying to pass some cars. Claimed it was due to his horsepower, but Gus and I figured he sabotaged his own belt so he could pull over.

Always there to help


Rain?


Synchronized posing





On a mission from God


Almost there. More pictures to come...






Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Having Some Technical Difficulties

Trying to upload some pictures from our recent trip over the pass, but not having any luck. Stay tuned...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Belden 7 & Goldenchain Run 2016

The Goldenchain Run will once again end in Belden, where the rest of the party will be happening. Lots of people will ride straight there, so if you can't meet up with us on the road, meet us in Belden!


GCR: September 2-4. Leaving Sonora friday afternoon from the clubhouse, headed to Grass Valley. We're waiting on one last detail before we get the address for the meeting spot. We plan on being in GV around 6 or 7pm.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wrenching

Todd getting his sissy bar figured out. 

New headlight is on it's way. 

Brian and Todd wrenching on Brian's shovel. 

Split the key on my clutch gear thing. 

$4.99 puller, with some added welding for strength. 

No luck...

Off to Pats Machine Shop to use his proper puller

Josh fixing his sissybar for the 5th time in Santa Cruz. 

New seat

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Once Again

No matter how small the accident, or how minor the injuries, you always hate hearing about motorcycle crashes, especially when they also involve a car. Phones, music, text messages, gps, passengers, the list goes on and on, but what all of these things have in common, is that they distract a driver. And when it comes down to it, drivers killer motorcycle riders all the time. Usually a driver of a car will walk away with no injuries, while the rider, if survives, is airlifted to local hospitals.
Unfortunately this post is not about a small crash, involving minor injuries. This is about the worst of the worst. Rich Dodds and his girlfriend Tori Drew, were riding two up on his bike in LA, when a 71 year old driver pulled out in front of them. Rich suffered catastrophic injuries, and died, while Tori suffered a broken tibia, femur, pelvis, ankle, fractured ribs, lacerated liver, bilateral nose spray, bilateral orbital break, and mild bleeding of the brain. She is currently stable, and has been air lifted back to her hometown of Vancouver. All of this happened while on vacation visiting Rich.
So once again, we are spreading the word, so we can help out some people and family who desperately need it.

Tori's GoFundMe HERE

Rich Dodds GoFundMe HERE

If you're in the southern California area in a couple of weeks, go check out their fundraiser and help out in person.

Rich Dodds and Tori Drew Fundraiser


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

GOLDENCHAIN RUN 2016!!! September 2-4

OK, so here is our updated schedule for the GCR this year: Meeting up at the clubhouse in Sonora Friday afternoon on September 2, and leaving Sonora around 3pm or 4pm. Obviously leaving on a Friday makes it hard for people to get time off of from work, but it won't be a huge pack ride from Sonora to GV. The pack from GV hopefully will include all the late night arrivals, and stragglers from work.
Leave Grass Valley Saturday morning and head up 49, almost to the end, and then head down the Feather River Canyon to Belden. Simple as that.
We will update you one more time on the meet up spot in GV. We know where we're staying, we just can't post the address online! Most likely we will meet up in downtown at one of the bars and then ride all together into camp. This will be good for people who are coming from the bay, or sac and want to skip the first leg of 49. Even though we don't recommend that!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Spot the R!

Pit stop on top of Sonora Pass from a couple weeks ago. Great trip with those guys, who are already back in Holland, enjoying the rest of their Dutch Summer. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Couple from the Road

Our good friends Buddy and Kate are out West (East of here actually), enjoying the open road. They sent us a couple from their trip so far. They're making a big loop out through Wyoming, all the way to Oklahoma, and then back through Colorado and parts of Utah.

Fucking A! Great shot

Is that Lee!?


Nice wood Kate


Breakfast


Keep 'em coming! Thanks guys

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bring your friends to work day.


On their way to Oregon to visit the Brotherspeed, our Dutch fiends ( Mike the bike, john, and Vito) found me after work. 

Leaving their mark in the dark. 

Mike, making notes of the night before. 



I got some time off and showed them some of the cool local spots. 
"The grandfather tree"
2500 years old 


We got to park the bikes at a friends house as we looked around. 

Adios Dutch fuckers