Motorcycle Rides


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Motorcycle Rides are really what it's all about. Yeah, the bikes are cool, and the people are great. But in the end... IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIDE!

I'm blessed to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within 2 hours of my home, we have the California Coast, the Redwoods, the Napa Valley, the Mother Lode, the Sierras...the Golden Gate Bridge, for crying out loud!! More great motorcycle rides than you can shake a stick at. And riding is what we do...on Classic British Motorcycles.

So, join us now on some cool rides we've done. And maybe we can ride together sometime. Enjoy the ride...

And don't forget that wearing appropriate riding gear is not only for your safety, but also for your riding comfort. A proper-fitting helmet and a good riding jacket, gloves and eye-protection are essential, and will make your ride much more enjoyable.

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Motorcycle Rides


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BSAOCNC's TRIPLES RIDE
Saturday, July 7, 2012


13 Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3s left San Jose, took the 1100 curves to Lick Observatory as part of a 106-mile loop through gorgeous mountains & wine country.



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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 2012
"RIDING THROUGH PARADISE!
June 17-23, 2012


WHAT A TRIP! 10 great guys, 10 bikes, heck we even had a chase truck! We camped, we ate, we drank, we rode, we saw all the sights. Despite some mechanical problems, we all had a great time. The pictures are awesome!


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THE MORNING AFTER RIDE
Sunday, April 1, 2012


The BSAOCNC puts on this ride as part of the Clubman's All-British Weekend. From Los Gatos CA through the Santa Cruz Mountains, a gorgeous vintage motorcycle ride. Alas I was on an '09 Thruxton.






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RIO VISTA-DELTA RIDE 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012



The BSAOCNC puts on this gorgeous ride around the Sacramento River Delta, an 80-mile loop up one side of the mighty Sacramento and down the other, through historic towns & lush scenery.





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THE QUAIL RIDE
Carmel Valley CA
Friday, May 13, 2011

As part of the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, The Quail Ride was 90 vintage bikes on a 120-mile loop through the picturesque hill country of Monterey County, culminating at the Mazda-Laguna Seca Raceway for touring laps & lunch. Great ride, perfect weather, cool bikes, nice folks.


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CACHUMA RUN 2006

Our rip-roaring ride to the 2006 Cachuma Lake Vintage British Motorcycle Rally, near Santa Barbara. 20 bikes left San Jose, 15 made it in one piece. Thank God for chase trucks. 350 miles each way, via backroads, no (well, almost no) freeways. Breakdowns & roadside fixes were common. Then, we wiped our bikes down & put them in the show. My Yellow Bike even won it's class. Great trip.


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RIO VISTA DELTA RIDE 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011


First ride of the season for the BSAOCNC (BSA Owners Club, Northern Calif), it took an 88-mile loop through the Sacramento River Delta. It started in Rio Vista CA, crossed numerous bridges & 2 ferries, passed through cool little towns, including lunch in historic Locke. 24 bikes in attendance, mostly Classic British Motorcycles.


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BSAOC's MOTHER LODE RIDE
Saturday, April 30, 2011


Join the BSAOC on a 127-mile loop through California's Mother Lode Country, starting & ending in Eldorado Hills, passing through Mokelumne Hill, Volcano, Plymouth, past houses & farms, hill & dale. Perfect weather, excellent roads, picturesque countryside & great people.



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YOSEMITE RIDE-2011
Helmet-Cam Video


This one was on my Harley with 9 other bikes. Ride with us through Yosemite Valley & Bridalveil Falls; climb through the snow to towering Glacier Point overlooking Half Dome, Yosemite Falls & more. Kick-ass rock & roll keeps things moving. That's me kneeling down in front, with helmet cam on.



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THE QUAIL RIDE
Carmel Valley CA;
Friday, May 13, 2011
Helmet-Cam Video

My first Helmet-Cam effort. 120-mile loop through Carmel Valley on Classic Motorcycles, that ended at Laguna Seca-Mazda Raceway for a quick touring lap. What a ride!!




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