Iowa Hill, Foresthill, Old Town Auburn

Northern California Motorcycle Ride – Iowa Hill Road (Iowa Hill, CA)

103 miles (2 hours, 43 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/BG3cy

Starbucks Coffee – 129 Ferrari Ranch Rd, Lincoln, CA 95648

Iowa Hill Store – 3071 Iowa Hill Rd, Iowa Hill, CA 95713

Sugar Pine Reservoir – Sugar Pine Rd, Tahoe National Forest

Downtown Foresthill – Main St, Foresthill, CA 95631

Auburn Alehouse – 289 Washington St, Auburn, CA 95603

Ebbetts Pass 2012

Northern California Motorcycle Ride – Ebbetts Pass – Hwy 4 (Alpine County, CA)

262 miles (6 hours, 39 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/QgTKa

Starbucks Coffee – 3110 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Peddler Hill Overlook – 41951 Hwy 88, Pioneer, CA 95666

Wolf Creek Restaurant & Bar – 14830 Hwy 89, Markleeville, CA 96120

Mosquito Lakes Campground – Hwy 4, Arnold, CA 95223

Murphys Historic Hotel – 457 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247

Pizza Factory – 10 E. Main St, Ione, CA 95640

Starbucks Coffee – 3110 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Sportsman’s Hall, Hot August Nights, Beacon Bar & Grill

Northern California to Nevada Motorcycle Ride – Hot August Nights (South Lake Tahoe, CA)

197 miles (4 hours, 36 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/GvZVP

Starbucks Coffee – 5070 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677

Sportsman’s Hall – 5620 Pony Express Trail, Camino, CA 95709

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa – 55 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449

Beacon Bar & Grill – 1900 Jameson Beach Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Starbucks Coffee – 5070 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677

Road Trip Bar & Grill, Capay Valley

Northern California Motorcycle Ride – Road Trip Bar & Grill (Capay Valley, CA)

117 miles (2 hours, 50 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/vm773

Starbucks Coffee – 1410 E. Roseville Pkwy, Roseville, CA 95661

Shell Gas Station – 3050 Zinfandel Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Road Trip Bar & Grill – 24989 Hwy 16, Capay, CA 95607

Starbucks Coffee – 1410 E. Roseville Pkwy, Roseville, CA 95661

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ice House Resort

Northern California Motorcycle Ride – Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Wentworth Springs Road (Pollock Pines, CA)

134 miles (4 hours, 24 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/r4pzU

Chevron Gas Station – 9881 Greenback Ln, Folsom, CA 95631

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Wentworth Springs Rd, Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Ice House Resort – 9199 Ice House Rd, Pollock Pines, CA 95726

The Purple Place Bar & Grill – 363 Green Valley Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Mosquito Rd, Rock Creek Rd, Camp Virner

Northern California Motorcycle Ride – Camp Virner – Mosquito Road (Placerville, CA)

111 miles (3 hours, 28 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/rA8nw

Starbucks Coffee – 5070 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677

Mosquito Road (paved portion) – Mosquito Rd, Placerville, CA 95667

Camp Virner Restaurant – 8800 Wentworth Springs Rd, Georgetown, CA 95634

Starbucks Coffee – 5070 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677

Camp Virner is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. If you ever have a craving for German food in the Greater Sacramento Area, there is not a lot of available options. This little jewel nestled among the trees is a family owned and operated restaurant, husband in the kitchen, wife at the bar and also helps daughter in the dining room. We came for German food, so we ordered the schnitzel with dumplings and it did not disappoint!

It was a great way to satisfy our hunger after the long ride with lots of curvies, over the river (on a wooden bridge) and through the woods and even stumbling upon the end of the paved road at one point. If we were on a Ducati Multistrada, we definitely would have kept riding. But on a Victory Vision, it was turn around time. What a memorable ride we had today, and what a way to break in the new bike!

Poor Red’s, Coloma Club, Purple Place

Northern California Motorcycle Ride – Poor Red’s (El Dorado, CA)

78.9 miles (1 hour, 59 minutes) http://goo.gl/maps/88Xsv

Starbucks Coffee – 3110 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q – 6221 Pleasant Valley Rd, El Dorado, CA 95623

Coloma Club – 7171 Hwy 49, Coloma, CA 95613

The Purple Place Bar & Grill – 363 Green Valley Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Our motorcycle group met at the Starbucks Coffee on Sunrise in Rancho Cordova, then we headed out towards El Dorado for a famous Golden Cadillac at Poor Red’s and another obligatory stop at the Coloma Club. That is a pickle in the jar in the gallery pic!

Bob and I ordered the Cobb Salad and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich at the Purple Place in El Dorado Hills. Can you guess who ate what?

Arlen Ness Motorcycles – 2012 Victory Vision

Arlen Ness Motorcycles – 6050 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

After riding on the “cheese wedge” back seat of the Victory Jackpot for the past few years, it was time to upgrade our ride! We enjoy going two-up on motorcycle rides and would love to start riding with groups who go on longer rides than a passenger on the Jackpot should be on. Since we love the reliability of the Victory brand, we started looking at the Victory Vision because of the comfort and unique design of what was the flagship bike of the brand at the time. We were both enamored with the Arlen Ness Signature Vision in Nuclear Sunset, so Bob rode home with the #53 bike!