Sunday, October 21, 2007

VROC - Santa Cruz Hills Ride 10 20 07 - RIP - Bro Bob

This ride was also a dedication to my brother Bob, RIP 10/19/07. My rider pegs were down Friday and for this ride. And it was a great day for "our" ride!!!



The last time we were together, last year in Mt Home, Ar. Bro Ken lives about 80 miles from Eureka Springs, and that is why I'll be at next years rally, and really wanted to be there this year!

Wife Donna, bro Kenny, wife Betty, bro Bob and wife Peg, Cranky Aka: Bill Snodgrass We had some Mexican food and some margaritas!!! Sis in Law Betty, third on the left was a bit fit shased!!! GBG



Bob!!! Third from the left. L to R, Bro Ken, wife Betty....RIP.. Wife Peg, my wife Donna and Cranky

You will be very much missed! We grew up in a cornfield in Ill in the 40s. We were very close. God Love Ya and hold you in His Loving Arms!

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Don VSP's very good blog of our ride:

http://2007norcal.blogspot.com/2007/10/2007-october-20-crankys-santa-cruz-hill.html

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Pics are from top to bottom, text for a pic is under the pic, click on a pic for a larger pic!

Don VSP wanted to get some fish at Barb's Fish Trap at Princeton By the Sea!

Whatever Don VSP wants!!! BBuuutttt, I wanted to runamock the Santa Cruz hills a bit so a route was put in place. Folks don't come down here very much, so I wanted them to see some great country, and we have some gorgeous roads!!!

Nothing is ever easy... sigh... The staging point I called was under construction so had to change it, thankfully all riders checked the forum before leaving and all arrived safely.

DON WAS ONLY THERE 1 MINUTE BEFORE KSU!!! Of course, we would not have left without him!

Very interesting, there were 3 groups that met at that Chevron, a PGR guy I rode with showed up in coincidence and this other group showed up and asked, are you going.. where we were going.. said yup!!! They joined the group, then THEIR ride leader showed up and said, who them folks!!! GBG We all shook hands and said safe ride!!!



So off we went, NO ONE GOT LOST!!!!!!!!! GBSEG!!!! We arrive at Big Basin Park, but the road is a bit knarly! If you look at Don VSP blog, you'll see why! Very narrow, Very dark, Very damp, tree stuff on the road...

Kinda like a love hate relationship! She was nasty and I loved 'er!! GBG So did everyone else!!


Another pic of the group.. Had to get a Cranky pic!!!



So here we are in a tree!!! GBG Don has some great pics too!!

A story about the couple that took our pic in the tree..

Roy took a pic of them in the tree and we asked them to take one of us. They were glad to,
they said they wanted a pic too, they've actually thought they met the Wild Hogs!!! Good
joke!!


This is a vista point coming back up 9...



Another vista sight on 35... the following pics are a fantastic view of our valley!! Today would've been even better, Sunday air is always cleaner, I was on a mountain on my peddle machine looking down into the valley and it was gorgeous!!!

Here is a pic of my Sunday ride over Hicks Rd!!!



North..



Central... the center spike is the Stanford Tower...



If you look over the middle hill, you'll see the Moffett hangers..

And then we headed down to 92 so we could go to 1/2 Moon bay.... and stopped!!!

92 was stopped!!! Soooo, I pulled into a vista point and said, I ain't goin' there!!
All agreed with me.....

Don's writeup is what we did!! Don didn't want to go t0 Alice's, thought it was too busy. So we split up, like Don's blog said Gar led KC and I back to Alice's and after that, I went south on 9, KC went east on 84 and Gar went west on 84!

I've only been there a few times, but it looks busy, but folks are visiting, the restaurant is not slow!

Very sorry for the last part not working!!! It would've been a great view at Barb's!! They have a giant T with a huge golf ball in top of it by the beach!!! GBSEG I did a pre-ride on 10/18/07, or I wouldn't of known..!!!!

Todays Riders:
VSP ..................... #5569 ................ Stockton
Gar ..................... #13077 ............... Santa Cruz
David J ............... #13157 ............... Woodland
Jazzhound .......... #15466 .............. Berkeley
Roy C .................. #16477 .............. Castro Valley
Cranky ................. #16804 ............ San Jose
Redbeard ............ #18179 .............. Fremont
K. C. ................... #23847 .............. Sunnyvale

And for those that came for the ride... THANK YOU!!!!!!! It was a great ride!!! And you all made it greater!!! GBG

3 comments:

VROC #5569-r said...

Sorry. I did not know about your brother's passing. I replied to a Post on the Board earlier when he was ill.
"VSP"

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