Monday, May 28, 2012

Fred and Henrys birthday ride

May 27, 2012 time for Fred and Henry's birthday ride. This year we had just our core group of riders, Fred Kaplan, Henry Harvey, Bob Kendall, Ken Genecco and myself Bill Harr.  We left Hwy12 and I-5 at 7:15 and headed for breakfast at the Black Bear Diner in Suison City.  Great breakfast and conversation with good friends. After breakfast Ken found that his Vanson jacket had been stolen not a good start to the day.

Ken was so bummed that he decided to head back home.

The four of us continued on. Up through the Napa Valley, the traffic in St Helena was bad as always. Someone is spending money.

Our first gas stop is Cloverdale, Gas, water and stretch the legs.

 Henry, Bob and Fred

 Henry, Bob and Bill

We  turn up hwy 101 and turn on hwy 128 headed for Booneville. In Booneville we turn on Mountain View road and head for the coast.This a tight and fun road.

Lunch at the Point Arena Lighthouse Resort.  Rollerville Cafe.

 Henry enjoying the sun and being out of the wind.

 Bill and Bob doing the same, waiting for the food.

 Fred arrives and want to know where the food is.


Full and Happy
after lunch

 We head down Hwy 1, one the the best motorcycle roads in the USA.  At Stewards point we turn inland and up Skaggs Springs Road. This is a 50/50 road the coast side is one lane, tight turns and redwoods. The valley side is wide, smooth and a race track.

Entrance to Skaggs Springs Road at Stewards Point.

 Here is a video I found of the   west side of Skaggs Springs road
 It was a 3 hour ride to St Helena and dinner at Taylor's Refresher in St Helena. It is the home the $6.00 milkshake and $9.00 hamburger. It also may be the cheapest place to eat in the Napa Valley, there is always a line to order.

 Fred, Henry and Bod in line a Taylor' Refresher in St Helena.

Fred enjoying his burger.

 Bob has frys with his burger

Henry did the big hotdog and chocolate shake.

After dinner it was time to head for home. Another great ride with good friends.

I cleared my setting when we left hwy 12 and I-5. Total mileage from my house and back 385 miles.