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Santa Cruz Lost Boys and Girls Lammy Jammy for 2018

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The Bay Area members are proud to present our bid for Lammy Jammy 2018 in Santa Carla (Santa Cruz), California.

http://lostboyslcusa.weebly.com

https://www.facebook.com/lammyjamy2018

The Raffle Scooter will be  a Luna line. You can guarantee it'll be unusual!

We have decided to extend beyond the traditional rally and are using some experiences from Australia (That big Island in the South Pacific).

We'll be running a Mille before the actual rally. This will be for those who fancy the challenge of 1000km (660miles) in 2 days around beautiful Californian countryside. No freeways, no GPS allowed, and specific places must be visited. We know this is not for everyone, and will be charged as an extra (Usually around $30 or $40). There will be support vehicles, but we welcome any help with that.

A day off (Because you are completely buggered)

Thursday, various meeting points around the bay area (Currently Oakland, San Francisco and South Bay)

Friday, all meeting points set out and merge creating an ever bigger group of riders. San Fran and Oakland meet. Then SF, Oakland and San Jose. This group then rides en masse to Santa Cruz.

Friday night - entertainment and drinks

Saturday Morning - breakfast and Santa Carla Lost Boys Treasure Hunt 

Saturday Afternoon - Show & Shine on the boardwalk

Saturday Evening - the main attraction (May be AGM), dinner, presentations, entertainment (Live band and DJ's). We have tentatively booked Chris Pope and The Chords UK. The Chords were a major UK Mod Band from 1979 to 1982. Chris was the major song writer for the band, and continued to write songs and record with a new band called Pope and now has The Chords UK which plays a mixture of old favourites and newer material.

https://www.facebook.com/chris.pope.9615

https://www.facebook.com/groups/43805589051/?ref=br_rs

Sunday morning - Breakfast and ride in the afternoon

Sunday evening - More drinks and food and close

Monday - go home

We've already started looking for locations and we can find just about every form of a place to stay, including camping.

You can bring your family, there's plenty to do. Northern California in July. Beach, Sand, bars, movie theatres, the boardwalk, even steam trains up in the redwoods! There's plenty to do.

It may seem strange that a recent import is posting this, but I'm just lending my experience. We have  group of committed people willing to help and organise this.

Hope we can put this on for you, and hope to see you there!

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Great meeting you at LALO Siobhan. And thanks for stepping up into leadership on this so quickly.

Have you all looked at this place?  Maybe rent the whole thing out.  It still is probably not big enough.  http://www.fernriver.com/cabins.php

Actually the Happy Valley place may be perfect.  THey are taking bookings for 2018 and June and July are open right now.  http://www.happyvalleycc.org/facilities/

 

Pelayo

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1 hour ago, jambretta said:

Great meeting you at LALO Siobhan. And thanks for stepping up into leadership on this so quickly.

Have you all looked at this place?  Maybe rent the whole thing out.  It still is probably not big enough.  http://www.fernriver.com/cabins.php

Actually the Happy Valley place may be perfect.  THey are taking bookings for 2018 and June and July are open right now.  http://www.happyvalleycc.org/facilities/

 

Pelayo

Hi there,

it was good to meet you too. I really enjoy the day. I thought the ride was really well executed. I thought it funny that so many people thought 100 miles was so far :-D I rode home down 101 had a van pull up along side me and video me! :-D

Thanks for the suggestions, I've passed them on the rest of the organisers.

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I like that you just moved to the states and are already submitting a Jammy bid!

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Great news! 660 ride beforehand?!  wow... thats an experience that is definitely worth doing.   Liking how it's all sounding

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12 hours ago, matty said:

I like that you just moved to the states and are already submitting a Jammy bid!

Lol. To be fair I'm just the spokes person for a team of people.

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4 hours ago, k-dog said:

Great news! 660 ride beforehand?!  wow... thats an experience that is definitely worth doing.   Liking how it's all sounding

Thanks. It was obvious some people wanted a seriously long ride, and this has worked well in Oz. I think we usually got about 25% of attendees doing the Mille and about 1/3rd break down :-o

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3 minutes ago, theageofindustry said:

If this bid wins, I'll have to ship my Vijai out so I can have it for the Mille!

reliable Vijai :-D

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Picking a route for a long ride in the Santa Cruz area will be very interesting as the area is surrounded by 2000' mountains and urban sprawl... Lots of beautiful views along highway 1...!

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7 hours ago, siobhan ellis said:

Thanks. It was obvious some people wanted a seriously long ride, and this has worked well in Oz. I think we usually got about 25% of attendees doing the Mille and about 1/3rd break down :-o

Sounds fun, I'll bring some Vegemite 

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I can offer my place in San Mateo as a rally point and assist with plotting a route to Santa Cruz from here.

Good central meeting spot for SF and Oakland to combine before heading for the hills.

Gas nearby. 

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1 hour ago, Jim Palmer said:

I can offer my place in San Mateo as a rally point and assist with plotting a route to Santa Cruz from here.

Good central meeting spot for SF and Oakland to combine before heading for the hills.

Gas nearby. 

you just want everyone outside your house :-D

Thanks for that.

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I realize you're just getting up to speed on your proposal, but accommodations on the web site sound a bit random. For those making the trip out of state, a central hotel with adequate parking is preferred. Parking a van/trailer somewhere in SF and riding to Santa Cruz doesn't sound realistic for people outside the region, great if you're a local though.

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Thanks Joe,

thisis an option. We'll be organizing accommodation in Santa Cruz too.

we've already put feelers out, but we haven't been given the nod yet. When we do, we'll be firming up all details.

 

siobhan

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17 minutes ago, siobhan ellis said:

Thanks Joe,

thisis an option. We'll be organizing accommodation in Santa Cruz too.

we've already put feelers out, but we haven't been given the nod yet. When we do, we'll be firming up all details.

 

siobhan

Eugene to Santa Cruz, via the coast, is 670 miles, I may get my 660 in after all.

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more exciting stuff added. If we win, The Chords UK (The Chords were a major UK Mod band from 79 to 82) have agreed to play.

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On 5/25/2017 at 9:03 AM, siobhan ellis said:

more exciting stuff added. If we win, The Chords UK (The Chords were a major UK Mod band from 79 to 82) have agreed to play.

I might have peed myself a little if this is true. 

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2 hours ago, Saporito8263 said:

I might have peed myself a little if this is true. 

oh dear.... because it is true! Dypers anyone?

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Here's a sample map of a possible Lammy Jammy route from SF to Santa Cruz:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1XCjHpQncoiGy_LAPFtq43VW1Tw4&ll=37.41853019184508%2C-121.97608661193851&z=10

Route is all side streets and back country roads, no freeways.  

Ride across a dam on a scenic reservoir.

Plenty of twisty roads up in the Santa Cruz Mountains under a canopy of redwood trees.

Includes a mid-point gas and lunch stop in Portola Valley at the historic Alpine Inn Beer Garden:

http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/article/Legendary-watering-hole-Alpine-Inn-Beer-Garden-8329923.php

 

 

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