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NORCAL Guzzi Rally photos
« on: March 22, 2021, 11:50:03 AM »
Saw this in the latest MGNOC newsletter... :thumb: :cool:

Would love to go to this in early June...to see all my old NORCAL Guzzi buddies!!! :boozing: :thumb: :cool:



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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 02:25:58 PM »
Last time I was going through there....huge forest fire.  The fairgrounds was packed with fire fighters from other parts of CA.  "No room at the inn".  The motels were crowded with residents.  I started in Canby, OR in the morning and I was looking for a room.  The desk attendant suggested Reno for a room.  Since it was close to Dayton, NV.  I rode through the night to the campgrounds for the NV State rally.  Saw my son at UNR and headed south ultimately to drop my bike off in PHX.  Richard came up from PHX. 
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 08:08:15 PM »
I got word of this rally a week ago. There wasn't too much information at that time. I haven't had a chance to read the newsletter yet. I will be attending as I live an hour and a half away.
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 08:10:39 PM »
Nice town.
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 11:05:29 PM »
Fun dirt track car races in the evening!

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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2021, 08:12:28 AM »


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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2021, 10:51:54 AM »
I was headed to the meet a few years ago when it was in the redwoods outside of Santa Cruz when the #1 cylinder on my Ambo blew a whole in the piston. Not a good place to have trouble on the 405 in the dark during early morning rush hour. I like to go to this one in Susanville but, I desperately need a hip replacement as it is very painful to ride. A matter of fact, I have a difficult time even getting off the bike after 100 miles let alone 700+. But, I may be there.
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2021, 09:48:24 PM »
I would really...REALLY like to go...but I need to get one of my riding buddies to join me...

Sedona to Tonopah - first night - stay at the historic MIZPAH Hotel.  Tonopah to Susanville the 2nd night...stay 2 nights, (Fri. / Sat.)...leave Sunday again for Tonopah!

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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2021, 07:05:30 AM »
 "And I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
  Tehachapi to Tonopah "

 

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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2021, 12:11:37 PM »
JJ wants stay at the Clown Motel.   :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2021, 03:13:30 PM »
JJ wants stay at the Clown Motel.   :grin: :grin: :grin:

I am not freaked out about clowns, but I can tell you that is the CREEPIEST Motel I have ever seen!! :shocked: :rolleyes:  (....AND...it's right next to the town cemetery!!!)  No Thanks! :evil: :evil: :evil:





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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2021, 11:17:00 PM »
Y'ep.  Gas up at the Chevron and eat at Burger King......get out of town.   :thumb:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2021, 12:33:59 PM »
Joanne & I will be at this year's NATA rally in Susanville.  Anyone who can - try riding the 140 miles of twistys on route 36 from Red Bluff to Fortuna near the coast - or opposite direction.  Amazing ride:
 https://www.motorcycleroads.com/motorcycle-roads/california/twisty-road-next-140-miles-california-route-36  I've ridden this route 3 times and it always makes a great adventure.  Stop at the roach coach at "Mad River" for a juicy burger & shake about midway.   :food:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2021, 11:39:19 AM »
Susanville?  That's pretty much the poster child for Middle Of Nowhere.  Closest I ever got was the Honey Lake Bomb Disposal Site back in 1994.  Which ended much better than it could have  :laugh:

Tempting.  June they say... 

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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2021, 11:42:11 AM »
Susanville?  That's pretty much the poster child for Middle Of Nowhere.  Closest I ever got was the Honey Lake Bomb Disposal Site back in 1994.  Which ended much better than it could have  :laugh:

Tempting.  June they say...

Never been there...but north of Reno...so I have an idea of what the area is like...good excuse to go for a LONG RIDE!!
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2021, 03:16:40 PM »
Made reservations at the Best Western Motel in Susanville this morning. 
We are staying 2 nights, Fri. July 11th and Sat. June 12th.  Long ride from Sedona...
514 miles to Tonopah...then another 310 miles to Susanville.  We will stay in Tonopah 1 night :rolleyes:
Looking forward to seeing all the NORCAL Guzzisti once again! :bow: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2021, 03:22:35 PM »
IF you stay in Beatty then you don't have to stay at the Clown Motel.  Just fuel up and ride through.   :grin:  I know, I know.   :grin:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2021, 03:36:53 PM »
IF you stay in Beatty then you don't have to stay at the Clown Motel.  Just fuel up and ride through.   :grin:  I know, I know.   :grin:

The MIZPAH Hotel is restored and a GREAT destination at the end of a long ride, and they have a cool saloon  :boozing: and an outstanding steak restaurant there! :thumb: :cool:...and there is gas in town.   :thumb:

Beatty is a town like something out of "Twin Peaks" where people are living lives of quiet desperation... :laugh: :grin: Been there myself...and no thanks! :wink:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2021, 03:39:21 PM »
Tell us about the steak house.   :thumb:  I know the gas station in town too.
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2021, 03:49:43 PM »
Tell us about the steak house.   :thumb:  I know the gas station in town too.

You can review the dinner menu on their website.  Trust me...after 7-8 hours in the saddle, a nice, sit down meal with a cold beer or a glass of vino and more goes down easily!! :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool: :thumb:





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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2021, 06:54:34 PM »
Arigato gozaimasu.
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2021, 08:19:29 AM »
Arigato gozaimasu.

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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2021, 09:07:26 AM »
It was 50* in Tonapah this morning, which seems pretty good, considering the elevation.
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2021, 09:26:08 AM »
It was 50* in Tonapah this morning, which seems pretty good, considering the elevation.
42* and sunny in Seattle!

For this Easter weekend, they are forecasting "record heat" here in the greater Verde Valley, mid-to-high 80's....and down in the "Valley of the Sun" (aka Phoenix or "The Forbidden Planet")...it will be in the MID-90's - - - and it's only early April!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :shocked: :huh:
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2021, 03:09:49 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2021, 03:15:27 PM »
Yeah, but does the "Forbidden Planet" have those beautiful green skies?
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2021, 03:58:25 PM »
Yeah, but does the "Forbidden Planet" have those beautiful green skies?

No green skies in the "Valley of the Sun", but due to the low humidity, just "ocean blue skies", most of the time, even when it is 100+ degrees!  Like this!! :thumb: :cool: :wink: :smiley:









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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2021, 11:35:18 PM »
I will be there!  Made the hotel reservations! 
We can take a field trip to the High Desert State Prison if we get bored! 
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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2021, 10:35:05 AM »
I will be there!  Made the hotel reservations! 
We can take a field trip to the High Desert State Prison if we get bored! 
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Re: Guzzi Rally in Susanville, CA
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2021, 10:10:00 PM »
C'mon now...

Who's gonna have a beer with ol' JJ and his buddy Mike if we RIDE 2 days in early June from Sedona, AZ to Susanville, CA to bond with all the other NORCAL Guzzista?!? :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
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