SOC Tour d'Hoe 2018

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SOC Tour d'Hoe 2018

Postby Ricky99GSX » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:34 am

With my retirement planning/ceremony taking most of my time the last couple of weeks I completely forgot to add this here. It will take place this coming Saturday Sep 8 and Sunday Sep 9. Overnight stay is basically on your own but there are plenty places to stay in South Tahoe (V and I will be at the Azure Inn).

Here's the route https://goo.gl/maps/RYP4ukD1oPN2


Day 1 Route Highlights include:

Gold country — Auburn, Georgetown, and Placerville
Wine country — Amador County, Mt. Aukum (el. 2,155ft)
Iron Mountain ruins — an abandoned ski resort
Lunch at Silver Lake — lunch at the lodge or picnic
Carson Pass — el. 8,574ft
Luther Pass — el. 7,740 ft
South Lake Tahoe — Happy Hour, Dinner & Sleep
Est. Drive Time: 3h39m — 143mi


Day 2 Route Highlights:

Lake Tahoe views — East or West shore, depending on consensus, same distance.
Yuba Pass — el. 5,636ft
Lunch in Downieville, CA — imagine California, 100 years ago
Highway 49 — a long favorite for motorcyclists through Sierras
Following the North Yuba River back to Auburn
Est. Drive Time: 4h — 172mi


Rough Schedule:

Day 1 — September 8, 2018:
9:00am — Route Meeting at Holiday Inn, Auburn, CA (fueled and ready!)
9:30am — Launch
11:00am-12:00pm — Amador Winery for wine tasting
1:00pm-2:00pm — Lunch at Silver Lake / Kit Carson
3pm — Finish at South Lake Tahoe
5pm — Happy Hour & Dinner at Steamers, South Lake Tahoe
Day 2 — September 9, 2018:
9:45am — Route Meeting
10:00am — Launch
12:30pm-1:30pm — Lunch & Fuel, Downieville, CA
3:00pm — Finish at Holiday Inn, Auburn, CA


Guarantees:

We will stop for pictures. Your friends and family will be very jealous.
Plenty of tight twisties and long open banked turns through the high Sierras. If you like to drive, this will be a dream.
Route will change for weather. Be flexible. Hail is no longer an option.
You will check a few waypoints off your bucket list.
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