Our Tour Captain, Ted Crum, after doing all the hard work of making reservations, is taking a break this month. I did the Marine Corps volunteer thing of standing still in line as everyone else stepped back. I have decided to try and introduce some of my favorite little known twisty roads to this month’s tour.
Since everyone has had their appetite wet for twisty roads by riding the Range of Light, be prepared for more with this month’s ride & camp tour to the Hornswoggle Campground, located northwest of Nevada City and very close to Bullard’s Bar Reservoir. The campsite has tables, fire pits, water and toilets. This month’s meeting will start Sat. @ 5:00 pm.
The direct route to the campsite is to ride up to Nevada City and continue northwest on Hwy. 49 about 14 miles until you cross the Middle Fork of the Yuba River, then make a left on Moonshine Road which winds its way up to Marysville Road. Make a right on Marysville Rd. and the Hornswoggle 2 (Sugarpine) Group campsite will be a little ways up on the right side of the road. For those of you who are fortunate to be retired or sick of work, we have the campsite for both Friday and Saturday nights.
If you are joining us the tour, we will be meeting at the Black Bear Diner, 2351 Toste Road, Tracy, CA. To get to the diner, take 580 towards Stockton and exit on Grant Line Road, take a right onto W. Grant Line Rd. and the diner is on the right. The tour will start at 8:30 am SHARP! Gas tanks should be filled and bladders empty.
This month’s tour will be about 250 miles so we will be moving right along. We will be heading up into the hills using many small two lane roads. There will be no freeways used on this tour. Once in the hills, we will seek out some of the small one lane country roads located close to several of my dirt biking areas. All parts of the route are paved but I guarantee that you will find at least one and possibly several roads that you did not know existed.
Hope to see you all,