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Title: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on February 24, 2021, 10:29:20 pm
Be there or be square!

The same old town, the same old brewery, the same old motels, and most important, the same (but older) riders!

It will happen on the specified dates whether you attend or not, but why would you possibly want to miss out? You know that if you do show up, you'll have a great time and visit with old friends you haven't seen in years- and if you don't, those old friends will talk smack about you in your absence.

These dates are a bit earlier in the season than traditional, because we almost all have to ride I-5 to get there or back (or both) and we all know that I-5 around Memorial Day is hotter than a crack pipe and way less fun.

Yes, this means it's probably be wet in Fortuna. But it was probably going to be wet there any time of year.  I mean, seriously- it's a freaking RAIN FOREST.

So Redwoods, Lost Coast, Highway 36, and old riding buddies. Beer, good food, good riding, good people.

Just do it.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on February 24, 2021, 11:17:44 pm
Hey Miles! You met Elver(one of my best friends who taught me how to ride when we were kids) on the January 1 ride we took with you and Lawn Dart. Me and Elver have been taking a week or more ride every year and we've been planning our yearly vacation on April 25 to early May.   :facepalm:          :(         Otherwise, I would come over there just for that!!!


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 25, 2021, 01:59:32 am

Hey Miles! You met Elver(one of my best friends who taught me how to ride when we were kids) on the January 1 ride we took with you and Lawn Dart. Me and Elver have been taking a week or more ride every year and we've been planning our yearly vacation on April 25 to early May.   :facepalm:          :(         Otherwise, I would come over there just for that!!!


Sheesh. How do you miss the obvious? *Change your vacation plans!*  It is as easy as that!

Seriously, I am jealous of those who will be able to attend  :wave: :popcorn:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on February 25, 2021, 07:10:43 am



Sheesh. How do you miss the obvious? *Change your vacation plans!*  It is as easy as that!

Seriously, I am jealous of those who will be able to attend  :wave: :popcorn:


I wish I could! Elver's grandson, who I have known for years, joined the Marines and has gotten through boot camp. He is temporarily going to be in the Dallas/Ft Worth area at that time and so we have planned to ride through Texas Big Bend country and visit San Antonio on the way to Dallas.       :(


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on February 25, 2021, 12:10:22 pm
Well, I guess weíll have to talk smack about you this year, Blue.

This is going to be the revival of an annual thing, though, so next year you can be there to defend yourself!



Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on February 25, 2021, 03:41:40 pm

Well, I guess weíll have to talk smack about you this year, Blue.

This is going to be the revival of an annual thing, though, so next year you can be there to defend yourself!




Very well, then. I will have burning ears on my trip in Texas. At least I will know where the burning is from.      :(


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on February 25, 2021, 04:09:05 pm
It's too bad you won't be able to make it this year.  I was looking forward to seeing your new KTM Moto Guzzi.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on February 26, 2021, 07:56:15 pm
Sheesh! Ain't no sport touring motorcyclists here? Heck, if I didn't have preplans I'd ride from New Mexico for this.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on February 26, 2021, 09:27:08 pm


 :(


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: knobnose on February 27, 2021, 01:25:57 am
Sounds like a plan, but a pretty brave one that early. Hell, I survived the snow the last time I went to one of these, I guess I can do it again. Iím going to try to make it.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on February 27, 2021, 10:33:09 am
Our bikes do well in the snow.


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Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: mcrider007 on February 27, 2021, 03:19:04 pm

Our bikes do well in the snow.


I got caught in a snowstorm on highway 36 going to WCRM (I think it was 2010), watched the temperature drop to 30 degrees, almost hydroplaned into oncoming traffic, and vowed never to put myself in that position again.  The temperature was 44 on the west side and riding in that ďwarmĒ rain never felt so good...and that was on May 20 that year.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: greench440 on March 01, 2021, 09:55:12 am
As much as I would like to spend four days riding in a down pour, (c'mon man, this is the WCRM and we all know what that means weather wise), I will not be able to attend this year.  I am recovering from a life changing surgical event and won't be ready to ride until at least June.

Maybe 2022.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on March 01, 2021, 10:20:51 am

As much as I would like to spend four days riding in a down pour, (c'mon man, this is the WCRM and we all know what that means weather wise), I will not be able to attend this year.  I am recovering from a life changing surgical event and won't be ready to ride until at least June.

Maybe 2022.


That sure sounds serious. I hope and pray that your surgery was for a positive life changing outcome.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on March 03, 2021, 09:40:30 am
OK, reasonable excuses are reasonable.

That said, plan on next year! I doubt we will ever return to the heyday of fifty bikes lined up in front of Dr Gil's house, but if we can get a consistent dozen or more I'd consider that a win.



Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Oxblood on March 20, 2021, 01:15:46 pm
*SIGH* I wish I could attend, but I am not betting on the border being open by then.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on March 26, 2021, 10:47:20 pm

*SIGH* I wish I could attend, but I am not betting on the border being open by then.



OK, reasonable excuses are reasonable.

That said, plan on next year! I doubt we will ever return to the heyday of fifty bikes lined up in front of Dr Gil's house, but if we can get a consistent dozen or more I'd consider that a win.





Same time next year. We should be cured or killed by cover by then.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: birdrunner on March 27, 2021, 01:39:30 pm

*SIGH* I wish I could attend, but I am not betting on the border being open by then.


I guess we should plan our revenge for 2022 then.    "The Ride on Customs".    Jasper, Banff, Glacier Nat'l Park, Libby Mt, Kaslo,   Cascade Hwy, Whistler/Lilloet.      Amazing Highways, and enough borders crossings to confuse all the feds.



Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: kver on March 27, 2021, 04:39:37 pm

I guess we should plan our revenge for 2022 then.    "The Ride on Customs".    Jasper, Banff, Glacier Nat'l Park, Libby Mt, Kaslo,   Cascade Hwy, Whistler/Lilloet.      Amazing Highways, and enough borders crossings to confuse all the feds.


With that itinerary, I'm in ...  I'll have to figure out how to carry skis on the back of the bike....   Yost does it...    


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on March 27, 2021, 05:00:39 pm


I'll have to figure out how to carry skis on the back of the bike....   Yost does it...    


I did it - once. Dragged the tails when I cornered too sharply  :lol:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: kver on March 27, 2021, 06:59:18 pm

I did it - once. Dragged the tails when I cornered too sharply  :lol:


Perils of being an amazon warrior and good skier??  or was it 30 years ago when everyone rode 30 to 40 cms longer than they do now?    


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on March 28, 2021, 01:37:18 am



I guess we should plan our revenge for 2022 then.    "The Ride on Customs".    Jasper, Banff, Glacier Nat'l Park, Libby Mt, Kaslo,   Cascade Hwy, Whistler/Lilloet.      Amazing Highways, and enough borders crossings to confuse all the feds.





Revenge of the Borscht? I might be enticed into traveling up to the far BC for that...


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on March 28, 2021, 02:24:42 am



Perils of being an amazon warrior and good skier??  or was it 30 years ago when everyone rode 30 to 40 cms longer than they do now?    


We'll go with the latter - since it certainly isn't the former!  :lol:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: kver on March 28, 2021, 02:45:12 am

We'll go with the latter - since it certainly isn't the former!  :lol:


I missed a third possibility --  you ride like Rossi even in winter with skis on your bike...  


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: birdrunner on March 28, 2021, 11:02:52 am




Revenge of the Borscht? I might be enticed into traveling up to the far BC for that...


I guess we'll have to start a thread next winter.   More of a Banff Run than a Borscht Burn.  It would be amazing.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: bubba zanetti on April 05, 2021, 09:38:24 pm
Iím in. Once the border opens.

Jim


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: bubba zanetti on April 05, 2021, 09:39:27 pm




Revenge of the Borscht? I might be enticed into traveling up to the far BC for that...


You know the way ... :bigok:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: bubba zanetti on April 05, 2021, 09:40:29 pm



We'll go with the latter - since it certainly isn't the former!  :lol:


You, and yours, are welcome anytime.  :inlove:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: bubba zanetti on April 05, 2021, 09:48:04 pm



I guess we'll have to start a thread next winter.   More of a Banff Run than a Borscht Burn.  It would be amazing.

Letís talk !


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on April 06, 2021, 03:13:36 am


You, and yours, are welcome anytime.  :inlove:


 :inlove:

I'm working on it! Just need to get the whole "unable to travel" thing out of the way...  :gerg:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: knobnose on April 06, 2021, 04:43:46 pm
Iíve made a reservation at the Super8 in anticipation of this actually happening. Anyone else?


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 07, 2021, 10:28:31 am

Iíve made a reservation at the Super8 in anticipation of this actually happening. Anyone else?


Awesome! eight of us will be coming up from SoCal. I've been unable to convince any Seattleites to come down, but we may have a Bay Arean or two as well...


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 07, 2021, 10:29:36 am



You know the way ... :bigok:



That is true. I have been there before.  


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 12, 2021, 11:25:01 pm
All right. I've booked rooms for eight of us coming up from SoCal, Nevada and Tennessee at the Redwood Hotel.

I picked the Redwood simply because I'd stayed at the other two choices before and thought I'd give it a try.

At this point we're looking at an attendance of ten riders confirmed. Hopefully a few more will see that it's actually happening and will get motivated enough to ride their KTM Moto Guzzi Suzuki to the event!


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Lawn Dart on April 13, 2021, 11:09:02 am
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!   :bigok: :bigok: :bigok: :bigok:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on April 13, 2021, 12:51:39 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!   :bigok: :bigok: :bigok: :bigok:


You and miles riding together again - this ought to be good

 :popcorn:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on April 13, 2021, 01:52:06 pm

All right. I've booked rooms for eight of us coming up from SoCal, Nevada and Tennessee at the Redwood Hotel.

I picked the Redwood simply because I'd stayed at the other two choices before and thought I'd give it a try.

At this point we're looking at an attendance of ten riders confirmed. Hopefully a few more will see that it's actually happening and will get motivated enough to ride their KTM Moto Guzzi Suzuki to the event!


I wish I could. I've posted that me and Elver(you remember him from our New Year's Day ride) have already planned a week vacation ride the other way.    :(     I got me a "crotch rocket" now. You can't pick on me anymore!         :D


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 13, 2021, 07:34:54 pm



I wish I could. I've posted that me and Elver(you remember him from our New Year's Day ride) have already planned a week vacation ride the other way.    :(     I got me a "crotch rocket" now. You can't pick on me anymore!         :D



Mark your calendar for next year, then!    :bigok:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 25, 2021, 11:31:39 am
Only a few days to go! Iím really looking forward to this.



Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on April 25, 2021, 12:09:08 pm
Be careful and bring rain gear!


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: bubba zanetti on April 29, 2021, 12:19:41 am
Iím there in spirit.  Love the area. The Eel River pub!

Keep this going as best we can.

Best wishes all. 😊😌😊


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 29, 2021, 12:21:55 am
I'll post pics as soon as I can.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 29, 2021, 12:22:52 am

Be careful and bring rain gear!


You know our motto: Safety third!


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: knobnose on April 29, 2021, 02:00:44 am
Surprisingly, the forecast looks pretty good. Aside from some fog and drizzle Thursday, should be mostly ok. I will be wandering about in N.Cal looking for roads I havenít ridden for the next couple of days. Presently in Fort Bragg, nothing new yet. Do we need to reserve space outside at the Eel River Brew Pub?


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on April 29, 2021, 06:59:13 pm
Thatís a good question about the brewery. Iíll call tonight to ask.

Meanwhile, we are headed north.

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Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on May 01, 2021, 11:16:26 am
There were nine of us at dinner at the Eel River Brewery last night.

Good conversation, good beer and good food made for a good time.

It was great to see Knobnose and Andrew- it has been too long since the last time.

Iíve got to figure out how to post pics from my phone.



Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Blue is Best on May 03, 2021, 09:41:18 am

There were nine of us at dinner at the Eel River Brewery last night.

Good conversation, good beer and good food made for a good time.

It was great to see Knobnose and Andrew- it has been too long since the last time.

Iíve got to figure out how to post pics from my phone.




 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 03, 2021, 02:39:08 pm

There were nine of us at dinner at the Eel River Brewery last night.

Good conversation, good beer and good food made for a good time.

It was great to see Knobnose and Andrew- it has been too long since the last time.

Iíve got to figure out how to post pics from my phone.




 :chili: :chili: :chili:


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: knobnose on May 04, 2021, 03:48:45 pm
I hope everyone survived the long trip down 5 from Red Bluff to San Diego. I pretty much wore out my front tire on Saturday and had cords showing on the left side when we got to a construction stop after the top of 36. When the pace wicked way up fear eventually overcame ego and I slowed way down.
Got a new tire Monday morning in Redding at Redding All Terrain Tire. Good price on the tire and $50 labor including taking the wheel off was a deal for me. The owner has a fairly good selection of both street and dirt tires. When he opened he went with the bike shop custom closing Sunday and Monday but found Saturday to be very slow. Closing on Saturday and opening on Monday increased his business.
Nine people was a good turnout by recent standards and the weather was just about perfect with only a bit of drizzle on Saturday morning.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: miles on May 04, 2021, 04:03:05 pm
My front tire has a very wedge-shaped profile after all that, even despite the flat spot that 650 miles of I-5 put on it.

I knew this was going to be the end of the road for that set of Continentals, so I was fine as long as they got me home.



It was good seeing you again, KN. Iím glad you were able to attend the resurrection of an old tradition.


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: bubba zanetti on May 04, 2021, 05:46:31 pm
Quote from: miles link Bigok Bigok=topic=130686.msg2891228#msg2891228 date=1619882186

There were nine of us at dinner at the Eel River Brewery last night.

Good conversation, good beer and good food made for a good time.

It was great to see Knobnose and Andrew- it has been too long since the last time.

Iíve got to figure out how to post pics from my phone.


:bigok:

Good stuff. Restores some of the patina of this site.

Maybe a September gathering?  



Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 05, 2021, 11:55:39 am
Some day I'll be visiting and we can recreate the Borscht Burn! Or something equally fun  :bigok:


So great to see you guys pulling together on this! Looking forward to the photos  :inlove:  Please feel free to post names with faces, since some I don't know and some I knew but they - ahem - "matured" and look slightly different now  :couch:  And then there are some of you who never change!


Title: Re: The Revenge Of WCRM! April 30-May 2, 2021. Yes, Fortuna.
Post by: motrhead on May 24, 2021, 02:43:00 pm
Did someone mention a ride? Apparently I am late to the party! :lol: All ears now...


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