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Sierra Sidewinder weekend rolling rally Oct. 15-17

santacruzrider

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The Sierra Sidewinder (previously known as High Sierra Sampler) is set for Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 17 and this year will be using a rolling rally format with each night having us at a new location on either side of the Sierra Nevada. This year's trip will have us cresting 3 incredible Sierra passes (with a combined elevation of 26,674 feet) and taking in some epic roads through mountains, forests and volcanic calderas.


Discounted rooms are being held at our two overnight stops -- be sure to tell them you're with COG -- , so book them now (unreserved rooms will be released back to the motels in mid-Sept.) Details are on the events page, where you can also RSVP for the event.

Highlight of the planned route include:​
  • Warm up ride on The Little Dragon from Mariposa into Jamestown.​
  • Highway 108 over Sonora Pass (2nd highest in the Sierra Nevada, then down through Devil's Gate Pass.​
  • June Lake Loop​
  • Long Valley Caldera past Lake Crowley and Mono Lake​
  • Dinner and microbrews at Mountain View Barbeque in Walker​
  • Monitor Pass (8,314 feet) and Ebbett's Pass, with a breakfast stop at the Out West Cafe in Markleeville in between.
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Questions - Check the events page!
 

faser422769

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Oh I am definitely down. Should know for certain later today and glad to make my reservations/ accommodations also. Most looking forward to getting acquainted with you all.😊

edit: thankyou santacruzrider😎
registered, will make accommodations later today for a single queen, traveling lite.
 
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santacruzrider

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Already registered!
I'm glad to see Tioga Pass was taken off the itinerary. Beautiful but 45 mph and traffic is for cagers with family.
Can't wait.
Totally agree. Beautiful pass that everyone should probably do once, but it can turn into a slow roll with traffic. Plus, I think right now you need a reservation just to drive into Yosemite NP. Add in the entrance fee -- I'd much rather ride Sonora Pass twice!

See you out there.
 

Wandrng

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Cause Dan made an awesome logo and is an awesome dude - there is a t-shirt available for this event.



COG Sierra Sidewinder Shirt

You order it direct and it is shipped wherever you want. There will be no shirts available at the event. The shirt comes directly to you.
If you want it in time to wear/take to the ride, I'd say order by Sept, 22
They will stay on sale until like a week after the event - in case you wanted to make sure the ride is worthy of a tshirt (BUT IT IS SO JUST ORDER NOW)

Be sure to log in if you aren't already, to get the COG Member price when you order.

You can ask SantaCruzRider to sign it at the event too. That's going to be a super valuable autograph some day!
 

FTB530

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Cause Dan made an awesome logo and is an awesome dude - there is a t-shirt available for this event.



COG Sierra Sidewinder Shirt

You order it direct and it is shipped wherever you want. There will be no shirts available at the event. The shirt comes directly to you.
If you want it in time to wear/take to the ride, I'd say order by Sept, 22
They will stay on sale until like a week after the event - in case you wanted to make sure the ride is worthy of a tshirt (BUT IT IS SO JUST ORDER NOW)

Be sure to log in if you aren't already, to get the COG Member price when you order.

You can ask SantaCruzRider to sign it at the event too. That's going to be a super valuable autograph some day!
Available now?
 

faser422769

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Yes we shall! Hey, and don’t wait to book your room. Remember last time they almost had you bunking in the hallway in Jamestown. And good news — all the rooms in the hotel now have their own bathrooms! No more rubbing elbows at the toothpaste bowl.
Hey there santacruzrider I hope I’m not the only one who makes his hotel reservations
Cause Dan made an awesome logo and is an awesome dude - there is a t-shirt available for this event.



COG Sierra Sidewinder Shirt

You order it direct and it is shipped wherever you want. There will be no shirts available at the event. The shirt comes directly to you.
If you want it in time to wear/take to the ride, I'd say order by Sept, 22
They will stay on sale until like a week after the event - in case you wanted to make sure the ride is worthy of a tshirt (BUT IT IS SO JUST ORDER NOW)

Be sure to log in if you aren't already, to get the COG Member price when you order.

You can ask SantaCruzRider to sign it at the event too. That's going to be a super valuable autograph some day!
thankyou for this!
 

faser422769

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Yep, and I guess now you both have to pack your own toothbrushes. Better bring the tank bag.
Thankyou for the T-shirt Dan that is most awesome. Ordered one with a long sleeve since I live in the Desert now. I look forward to wearing it for the ralley but still haven’t booked a room yet. I usually ride solo and don’t necessarily hafta be at the same hotel as the group (so long as stumbling distance from the bar or gathering) though and I’m all good🤪. Guess there is still plenty of time to reserve a room at one provided on the link (for a di$count, nice👍) though.
edit: booked my room both nites so totally in and looking forward to it.
 
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santacruzrider

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Wandrng exaggerates — he’s responsible for creating these T-shirts and he took my chicken scratch logo to a whole new level. Go Team!

Faser: Glad to hear you are IN. Don’t wait too long on the room reservation as I think we nearly have as many registered riders as rooms I asked them to lock in. I’ve got a call in to them to see if they can hold the rest of the motel — but that’s probably just a few more rooms. There is another similar motel across the street — one of our scout riders stayed there on our tour through the route in late May and liked it. But after that, rooms within stumbling range become sparse in the little town of Walker.
 

OMoaC

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For those sitting on the fence. Get Off it! It's not comfortable! This ride is a hoot and it is a ride! Dan does an awesome job making this happen. This is a epic SWCOG event. You can't miss these. Unmatched fun, scenery, history and the finest folks you will ever meet. I guarantee it. Matter of fact I volunteer to run the complaint department. Come see me :) Hugs are free of charge.
 

mrinnocent

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I have booked the rooms. I have ordered my shirt. I have not told my wife. I am ready!

The recommended hotels are booked up so I'll be at the Palm Hotel in Jamestown and the Toiyabe Motel in Walker.
 

santacruzrider

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That's great new that you'll be there Mr. Innocent -- we will see you up there.

You may want to double check your reservation dates. I just spoke to both the planned motels (Royal Carriage and Andruss) and they still have a few rooms available. But as long as your dates are right, you will be just across the street, so you're set.

For anyone still on the fence, and especially for those who RSVP'd to the event have not yet booked their rooms -- GET ON IT! The Royal Carriage only has 3 rooms and 2 cottages left open, and Andruss Motel similarly has just 5 rooms left -- and then we will have completely booked both venues.

Local reports are that the wildfire bypasses both these towns and skies are now clear in the immediate area. Fingers crosses that we ride in the gap between fire season and the first big snows!
 

mrinnocent

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Maybe I flubbed the dates (I would definitely do that), but just now:

Royal Carriage, Jamestown, CA
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And Andruss in Walker
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Maybe you need to call, though when I did that the other day, at one I left a message and didn't hear back, and at the other the cleaning lady answered and told me to use booking.com.
 

santacruzrider

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MYSTERY SOLVED! -- you can't book online because I had them both block out ALL of their rooms for our event. You just need to go old school and call them -- tell them you're with COG, and they will hook you up.

Sorry about any confusion.

Dan
 

FTB530

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When i called Andris the lady took my info and told me she would call me back, i stopped her and asked if my room
Was booked , yes you will get confirmation, never got it, called today and left a
Message we will see how it goes.
 

santacruzrider

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When i called Andris the lady took my info and told me she would call me back, i stopped her and asked if my room
Was booked , yes you will get confirmation, never got it, called today and left a
Message we will see how it goes.
Maybe give the Andruss a day or two to sort it out. I arranged this with the owner (Steve) and he is holding the entire motel for us. (They booked out the whole motel for me without ever taking a credit card.) It's a family run motel, so they are a bit casual in their communication -- but I think you'll get taken care of.
Let me know if there is an issue and you don't get a confirmation.
 

Motomaniac

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When i called Andris the lady took my info and told me she would call me back, i stopped her and asked if my room
Was booked , yes you will get confirmation, never got it, called today and left a
Message we will see how it goes.
Happened to me yesterday too. I did book the room in Jamestown.
 

FTB530

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Maybe give the Andruss a day or two to sort it out. I arranged this with the owner (Steve) and he is holding the entire motel for us. (They booked out the whole motel for me without ever taking a credit card.) It's a family run motel, so they are a bit casual in their communication -- but I think you'll get taken care of.
Let me know if there is an issue and you don't get a confirmation.
I booked (i think) a few weeks ago.
 

santacruzrider

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MOTEL RESERVATION REMINDER: Any riders planning to attend this event, I highly recommend you call now and reserve your rooms. We now have 15 riders who have RSVP'd, so depending on room sharing, we will soon have maxed out both of the event motels.

Note that to reserve a room at either the Royal Carriage in Jamestown or the Andruss Motel in Walker, you need to phone them and tell them you're with COG. (Don't go online, as their sites will just show that I have pre-booked every room for our group.)

And if you're late to the party and find that all the rooms are taken, two great alternatives are either next door or across the street: Jamestown Railtown Motel and in Walker, the Toiyabe Motel.
 

FTB530

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I have called twice to see if i can get a confirmation about the room i booked , have not got a answer or a return call concerning my concern, I guess when I get there if they don’t have a room available I’ll just keep on riding back on to home.
 

FTB530

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When i called Andris the lady took my info and told me she would call me back, i stopped her and asked if my room
Was booked , yes you will get confirmation, never got it, called today and left a
Message we will see how it goes.
I’ll call them tomorrow to get it cleared up. Maybe we can get a bonus for your trouble — like a room next to the soda
Sheesh , i just looked at my reservation for Jamestown, bed type noted but not Guaranteed,man i got a feeling im gonna end up on a lumpy futon again 😂😂😂
 

OMoaC

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Sheesh , i just looked at my reservation for Jamestown, bed type noted but not Guaranteed,man i got a feeling im gonna end up on a lumpy futon again 😂😂😂
Hell, last time I thought I was gonna sleep on a bench in the garden surrounded by pizza boxes and empty booze bottles. Wouldn't have been the first time.
 

FTB530

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Hell, last time I thought I was gonna sleep on a bench in the garden surrounded by pizza boxes and empty booze bottles. Wouldn't have been the first time.
😂 I think i might just jave a couple shots right before bed time , be in a coma all night!
 

santacruzrider

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Hey FTB530 - I just checked with Andruss Motel, and your room is confirmed. Turns out they were waiting to hear what flavor chocolates you wanted left on your pillow and whether you wanted the 2-person or 10-person in-room jacuzzi before confirming the reservation. I told them you were good with jalapeno — and you would spring for the big jacuzzi, plus extra room keys for the entire COG group!

Only 2 rooms left at the motel and we will have it booked out!
 
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FTB530

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Hey FTB530 - I just checked with Andruss Motel, and your room is confirmed. Turns out they were waiting to hear what flavor chocolates you wanted left on your pillow and whether you wanted the 2-person or 10-person in-room jacuzzi before confirming the reservation. I told them you were good with jalapeno — and you would spring for the 4-person jacuzzi, plus extra room keys for the entire COG group!

Only 2 rooms left at the motel and we will have it booked out!
Dan I appreciate your efforts I don’t understand why they wouldn’t answer my phone calls maybe they remembered me or something by the phone number everything else you said sound pretty good to me too but call him back and tell him to include 135 pound redheaded female
 

OMoaC

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Dan I appreciate your efforts I don’t understand why they wouldn’t answer my phone calls maybe they remembered me or something by the phone number everything else you said sound pretty good to me too but call him back and tell him to include 135 pound redheaded female
What is the appropriate swim wear for the hot tub? Need to know so I can break the rules.
 
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