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I have still been waiting for a couple responses for stuff I'm trying to plan but so far no luck. So without further ado here is what I have for the 2021 West Coast Cruise:

Because of the uncertainty of things I will limit the planning of this event, at this time, to the blocking of rooms at the hotel and organizing a drive with a lunch stop at an outdoor venue that serves food or has food within walking distance.

SLO still has limited capacity at its local restaurants and there are no large groups being allowed yet. The hotel is serving breakfast in the morning but you have to eat outside and there is still a "Manager's Reception", ie free drinks in the evenings from 5:00-7:00 (IIRC).

We won't have the use of the breakfast room for our Saturday night dinner/raffle but the hotel does serve bbq food on the patio every night so we could still get food from the hotel and eat outside in our small groups, much like we do on Friday evening. Or you can walk to one of several local establishments for dinner Friday and Saturday night then rejoin the group on the patio. We will still have the opportunity to partake of adult beverages and catch up with each other.

At this time I have secured 20 rooms at the rate of $229.00 per night for the weekend of June 11th-13th. Check in on the 11th and check out on the morning of the 13th. In the past if you've wanted to check out on the Monday following the event they will give you special pricing.

Saturday morning at 9:00 am we will meet at the Veterans' Hall for the driver's meeting and we'll get the driving started.

Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo

1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, US

Phone (805) 242-0269

https://www.qualitysuitesslo.com

Call the hotel directly and reference the Speedster Owners.

At this point I don't see the need to spend time designing t-shirts or any other labor or time intensive organizing in case we have to cancel the event.

Bottom line, we might all still be able to get together, talk, drink, drive, and enjoy each other's company but it'll be a bit more subdued.

@MusbJim@Troy Sloan@Teby S@Ryan in NorCal@Kevin - Bay Area@Dan Stewart@majorkahuna@Karyadi@GERD@goofer@Tom Murtaugh@*LongFella@Fast Eddy@Larry Bull@Rusty S@slofuzz@TheMayoMachine@Napa Paul@Dave Mitchell@Sacto Mitch@Dutch@VSpyder@Cory McCloskey@PaulEllis@IMDoug@aircooled@Rick99GSX@OCC@SimplifyTALightness

After you make your reservation send me a PM so I can keep track of who is coming. Or email me at robertDOTmcewen@comcastDOTnet

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This sounds like it'll work! With that in mind, I'll ask again: Is anyone from Northern CA or, perhaps, from Central Valley interested in driving down (by that, I mean South)  Hwy-1 from Carmel By-The-Sea to the hotel in SLO? I plan on leaving the Chevron station at the corner of Rio Rd. & Hwy-1 at 12 noon on Friday, June 11.If so, why don't you send me a PM and I'll start a list of entrants for a "Clown Car Convoy - 2021." It's only 53 days away! 

I just made our reservation.  I referenced “Speedster Owners Group” and the lady at the desk sounded confused.  She was able to find the $229 rate under “SOC”.  All is well...for now.

All willing and the Creek don’t rise and we’ll be there.  I have a few things going on that may preclude us from joining everyone but I’m hoping things work themselves out.

If it all works out I figure we will hit the road Thursday AM...anyone want to caravan from the Central Valley?

I just made our reservation.  I referenced “Speedster Owners Group” and the lady at the desk sounded confused.  She was able to find the $229 rate under “SOC”.  All is well...for now.

All willing and the Creek don’t rise and we’ll be there.  I have a few things going on that may preclude us from joining everyone but I’m hoping things work themselves out.

If it all works out I figure we will hit the road Thursday AM...anyone want to caravan from the Central Valley?

I wish their right hand knew what their left hand was doing.

Thanks @Robert M for organizing all of that.  I don't think my coupe will be ready by then, so I'm unlikely to be coming.  I've got two shots of Pfizer and everything.  Oh, well, next one for damn sure.

By the way, once Greg does finish the car, I may need to hire you to trailer it up to Oregon if you're game.  I'd fly and drive, but he says he'd have to charge me the California sales tax.  Yikes! 

@Robert M posted:

I have still been waiting for a couple responses for stuff I'm trying to plan but so far no luck. So without further ado here is what I have for the 2021 West Coast Cruise:

Because of the uncertainty of things I will limit the planning of this event, at this time, to the blocking of rooms at the hotel and organizing a drive with a lunch stop at an outdoor venue that serves food or has food within walking distance.

SLO still has limited capacity at its local restaurants and there are no large groups being allowed yet. The hotel is serving breakfast in the morning but you have to eat outside and there is still a "Manager's Reception", ie free drinks in the evenings from 5:00-7:00 (IIRC).

We won't have the use of the breakfast room for our Saturday night dinner/raffle but the hotel does serve bbq food on the patio every night so we could still get food from the hotel and eat outside in our small groups, much like we do on Friday evening. Or you can walk to one of several local establishments for dinner Friday and Saturday night then rejoin the group on the patio. We will still have the opportunity to partake of adult beverages and catch up with each other.

At this time I have secured 20 rooms at the rate of $229.00 per night for the weekend of June 11th-13th. Check in on the 11th and check out on the morning of the 13th. In the past if you've wanted to check out on the Monday following the event they will give you special pricing.

Saturday morning at 9:00 am we will meet at the Veterans' Hall for the driver's meeting and we'll get the driving started.

Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo

1631 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, US

Phone (805) 242-0269

https://www.qualitysuitesslo.com

Call the hotel directly and reference the Speedster Owners.

At this point I don't see the need to spend time designing t-shirts or any other labor or time intensive organizing in case we have to cancel the event.

Bottom line, we might all still be able to get together, talk, drink, drive, and enjoy each other's company but it'll be a bit more subdued.

@MusbJim@Troy Sloan@Teby S@Ryan in NorCal@Kevin - Bay Area@Dan Stewart@majorkahuna@Karyadi@GERD@goofer@Tom Murtaugh@*LongFella@Fast Eddy@Larry Bull@Rusty S@slofuzz@TheMayoMachine@Napa Paul@Dave Mitchell@Sacto Mitch@Dutch@VSpyder@Cory McCloskey@PaulEllis@IMDoug@aircooled@Rick99GSX@OCC@SimplifyTALightness

After you make your reservation send me a PM so I can keep track of who is coming. Or email me at robertDOTmcewen@comcastDOTnet

Today is the last day to make reservations at the reduced rate. The hotel is filling up and if you make your reservation after today you'll pay the full rate or you may have to stay at a different hotel.

just curious since inquiring minds need to know...has any of the club up north been through the hwy 1  rat creek slide area since completed?...i cant wait to do so myself in my little black car...done it a bunch of times on a harley...but i wanna go do 17 mile drive in pebble beach (which FYI you can't do on a harley unless you live there ) in my car pretty soon....just watching weather so i don't do it in the fog  : (   been there done that

I don't know if I will be able to attend this year again. I am leaving on a Route 66 road trip and will be cutting it close in being able to attend.  If I do, it will be in my GMC !  No car yet !  But here's what I have in anticipation of my maiden voyage in my future new Spyder when the next West Coast Cruise happens.

New "Racing Shoes"------New "Steam Punk Racing Hat w/Goggles n Gears"------"Special Racing Shoes Key Fob" (with no key attached yet).............Bruce

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Just rode Hwy 1 yesterday Friday 5/7, and it was awesome! Barely any traffic, and all the one-way controlled traffic had no stoppage or if so, minimal. There are large sections that have been recently paved in the last 2 years.

A little windy north of Andrew Molera, but besides that it was clear, no fog yet either.

Campsites are open, as well as shoulders open for parking and pictures.

Is anyone bringing their guitar? Will we hear some sounds of Speedsters V 2.0?

@aircooled posted:

I don't know if I will be able to attend this year again. I am leaving on a Route 66 road trip and will be cutting it close in being able to attend.  If I do, it will be in my GMC !  No car yet !  But here's what I have in anticipation of my maiden voyage in my future new Spyder when the next West Coast Cruise happens.

New "Racing Shoes"------New "Steam Punk Racing Hat w/Goggles n Gears"------"Special Racing Shoes Key Fob" (with no key attached yet).............Bruce

You are looking quite fit Bruce. Whatever you've been doing is working. Keep it up.

@Cory McCloskey is that a photo from a prior West Coast Summer gathering?  Must be a brisk, chilly breeze off that West Coast water.......    Watch out for hail at higher elevations.  

It is, Gordon!  2019.

It was Friday morning, and I departed before dawn from Morro Bay to head north to meet up with Ryan McCarthy so that we could punish our Speedsters on the Old Coast Road that runs inland from Bixby Bridge and pops out on the 1 many miles south. What a morning!

I’m bundled up like I’m flying a Sopwith Camel because I hit the road with temps in the 40s. 🤪

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