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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2011, 11:54:20 AM »


Outstanding Nodachu  Clap Clap

I have been beaning to get up there all year, but alas with moving & work, what little time I had has gone.

The BW Sonora Oaks looks great! and right off 108 Drool


Up 108 and back down 4, now that's is a fun ride Bigsmile

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Ever been here Andrew?
Looks like it's just off HWY 4.
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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 02:21:50 PM »

Sounds like fun!

I think I may take a ride over from R4 and join you...
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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2011, 08:55:46 PM »



Early June.....no can do as I will be in Puerto Rico watching my daughter walk after successfully finishing grad school.
Go have fun and be safe!



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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2011, 09:42:43 PM »

I've stayed at the Best Western and it's good property.  However, you'll have to ride into town for dinner, etc.  The Gold Country is a fair walk.

I've stayed at The Inns of California and the Days Inn.  Nothing "special", but a block or two to all the local eateries/bars, etc.
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2011, 10:25:34 AM »

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but a block or two to all the local eateries/bars


This is what matters most.  Bigok
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2011, 12:34:17 PM »

Arnold is awesome, and there's some nice, cheap lodging there as well...

http://www.timberlinelodge.info/

http://arnoldblackbearinn.com/

http://www.arnoldlodgeca.com/ - this one gets my vote. The owner, Pam, is wonderful!!

And one of my favorite places to eat...

http://www.giantburger.net/



We also won't have the weekend crowds that Sonora deals with.

And, there are some killer goat trails and out of the way roads in the area....


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BUT.....

Weather and snow levels will be a crapshoot in early June, and it's highly unlikely that Ebbetts Pass will be open by then.

On the other hand, Hwy 4 (IMO) offers some of the Sierra's best riding.  Inlove
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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2011, 10:38:22 PM »

I have eaten at the Giant Burger, darn good burger as I remember.

YA crap shoot with the snow up on the hill, but even down lower that riding is still  Thumbsup

Arnold is looking better and better.

Nodaclu, think you can swing a good deal for a group rate from Pam??
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2011, 10:49:53 PM »

Its now in Arnold?  I thought it was gonna be in Sonora?
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2011, 11:47:24 PM »

"Sonora" area.

Aren't you cleaning your comb that weekend anyway?
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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2011, 12:17:24 PM »

Honestly, they are all within 45 minutes or so of each other. It's kind of like the difference between Fortuna, Eureka, Arcata and Trinidad - same general area, just slightly different locales. I've always considered it all to be the "Gold Country" area. It's probably smart to check out all of the surrounding areas (Sonora, Murphys, Angels Camp, Arnold, etc.) to try and find the best combination of good cheap rooms and good cheap eats. The roads to ride will likely be 95% the same no matter which locale we choose as a home base.

I'll try to get up that way in the next few weeks to have a good look around.

As far as a bulk room rate from Pam, I'll give it a shot. How many rooms have been requested in past years for this purpose?
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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2011, 12:31:35 PM »


"Sonora" area.

Aren't you cleaning your comb that weekend anyway?


Well, since you have it narrowed down to the Sonora "area", here's my 2 cents.
Sutter Creek...great hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping, etc.  Great location, cool town.
Central to everything...just saying.

From their website..."Sutter Creek is Amador County’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, and shops all along the main street."
http://suttercreek.org/

For the wine connoisseurs, downtown tasting rooms:
http://www.suttercreekwinetasting.com/
http://bellagracevineyards.com/site/pages/tastings.cgi
http://www.scottharveywines.com/visit-us/

Printable walking tour of Sutter Creek (downtown, shops, B&Bs, etc)
http://www.suttercreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/suttercreek.walking.map_.pdf

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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2011, 03:34:49 PM »




Well, since you have it narrowed down to the Sonora "area", here's my 2 cents.
Sutter Creek...great hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping, etc.  Great location, cool town.
Central to everything...just saying.

From their website..."Sutter Creek is Amador County’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, and shops all along the main street."
http://suttercreek.org/

For the wine connoisseurs, downtown tasting rooms:
http://www.suttercreekwinetasting.com/
http://bellagracevineyards.com/site/pages/tastings.cgi[/url[url]http://www.scottharveywines.com/visit-us/

Printable walking tour of Sutter Creek (downtown, shops, B&Bs, etc)
http://www.suttercreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/suttercreek.walking.map_.pdf

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I spend 75% of my time now in Amador County about 10 miles ( as the crow flies.......20-25  minutes on a bike) from Sutter Creek .

I don't think it would be a good place to base a meet at.      
a. very expensive
b. no camping close  and motels bring a premium price.
c. cops are brutal
d. very busy on "nice" weekends  with people visiting the Shenandoah wine country.

Once again, I think Arnold is a better location.......
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« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2011, 11:37:39 PM »


"Sonora" area.

Aren't you cleaning your comb that weekend anyway?


It actually does end up conflicting with a race weekend in Oregon....but I might just skip it.  Depends.
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2011, 07:19:31 AM »

The Murphys Hotel is motorcycle friendly as well, and in the heart of the town.
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« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2011, 11:06:37 AM »


The Murphy's Hotel is motorcycle friendly as well, and in the heart of the town.


Murphy's  a smaller version of Carmel; yuppieville on weekends.........................
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« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2011, 02:23:19 PM »


 

Murphy's  a smaller version of Carmel; yuppieville on weekends.........................


Sounds perfect and our crowd.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2011, 01:18:03 AM »

I'm not going, no matter where it is or when it is.  :popcorn:
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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2011, 07:37:34 PM »


I'm not going, no matter where it is or when it is.  :popcorn:


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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2011, 09:37:22 PM »


I'm not going, no matter where it is or when it is.  :popcorn:


Damnit!  I was hoping you'd be the rabbit during the ride!   Bigsmile
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2011, 10:15:57 PM »

 rofl
The slow, aged, two-legged rabbit. If we were on a circuit I could be the rabbit for a brief while when you almost caught up with me.

I'm trying some reverse psychology myself - maybe if I say I'm NOT going, I'll be able to actually make it at the last minute. Lol
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