Mystery Ride VII
September 29 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
- Road Captain: Phil ‘Rain Man’ Rietz
- Departure Briefing: TBD am
- Departure Time: TBD am
- Departure Point: IHOP Restaurant just off Highway 101 and Main Street in Santa Maria
CE – THIS IS A CLOSED RIDE TO THE PUBLIC. MEMBERS MAY BRING TWO GUESTS WITH THEM.
PLEASE ARRIVE 20 – 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PRE-RIDE BRIEFING! (This will allow you time to visit other riders, use the restroom, fuel up, get a cup of coffee, etc.)
PLEASE BRING YOUR SM HOG MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR CURRENT STATUS!
Ride Rating: Moderate
Here is a different ride for you! Mystery Ride III will mark the third time that I have put this ride on the schedule and the first two were very successful, fun, and totally out of the box for the riders. We will meet at the IHOP at Highway 101 & Main Street for breakfast and after breakfast we will have our pre-ride and depart. Before the ride starts I will ask each rider for $10 if that rider would like to participate in the Destination Game. I will provide a map that each rider will view and select what they think will be the destination for the first day and $5 of the $10 will apply to this day. The rider who guesses the closest will be awarded the pot of $$ for that day. On day two we will do the same thing and the rider who guesses the closest will be awarded the pot for that day. I will use Google maps to calculate distance and route and therefore will not be changing the Google route for mileage purposes. Once you have made your selection you will not be allowed to change it for that day based on our stops along the way en-route to our destination. So start looking at destinations that you might want to guess at before this ride.
I will be the only one who knows the destination each day (not even Jeanie will know) so obviously I will not be participating in this game. I can tell you that I think the destinations and lodging will be to everyone’s pleasing and it should be a fun experience and possibly someplace you have never been or someplace you have not been to in a while…..kind of a crap shoot on that comment! I will come up with scheduled fuel stops/breaks and meal stops along the route to our destination each day as is normally done for overnight rides.
I will provide those of you who sign-up an approximate cost for the hotels and I will designate a point of no return for cancellations especially since I will be holding them on my credit card. If you cancel after the specified date and I get charged then you will need to reimburse me….so please don’t sign-up if you cannot accept this risk.
We have previously visited and will not revisit: Big Bear Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Three Rivers, Mariposa, Jackson, and Tehachapi so do not pick one of these.
You may want to consider taking your State and National Park passes if you have one….just in case we pass through or stay at one.
Contact me if you have any questions. Thanks.