Mystery Ride VII
November 4 @ 8:30 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
- Road Captain: Phil ‘Rain Man’ Rietz
- Departure Briefing: 8:15 am
- Departure Time: 8:30 am
- Departure Point: IHOP in Santa Maria off Main Street
CE – THIS IS A CLOSED RIDE TO THE PUBLIC. MEMBERS MAY BRING ONE GUEST 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! Many of you have asked that I do this ride again due to the success and fun in the past. Mystery Ride VI will mark the sixth time that I have put this ride on the schedule and the previous rides were 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 $5 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. The rider who guesses the closest will be awarded the pot of $$. 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. Please show up to the IHOP early enough to allow yourself time to review the map and come up with a destination so we can have our pre-ride briefing and depart on-time.
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. Previous Mystery Rides have taken riders to Big Bear, Mammoth Lakes, Gilroy, Jackson, Three Rivers, Morgan Hill, Mariposa, and Tehachapi so do not pick one of these locations.
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.
Last day for signups for this ride will be on Friday, October 28th, 2 pm. Hotel room rate will be between $135 – $165 for the one night.
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 or near one.
Contact me if you have any questions at PhilipRietz@comcast.net. Thanks.