February 16, 2013
Polar Bear Ride (PBR)
Today's Ride will be through some Northern California farm roads. The roads are very flat and mostly straight. The lunch destination is the Wool Growers Basque Restaurant in Los Banos, CA.
We are meeting up in two places today. The Jack in the Box on Hwy 4 just east of I-5 in Stockton and the McDonalds on Tracy Blvd in Tracy.
Phil T and Josh C
Tom P shows up just at KSU
We ride just a short bit on Hwy 4 then turn onto Roberts Island Road and ride through Upper Roberts Island and Union Island into Tracy.
We take a few round about farm roads and about an hour later take our rest break in Newman.
We jump onto Hwy 33 and travel south through Gustine where we veer off onto more farm roads.
And well ahead of schedule we get to the Wool Growers at 12:40 PM.
I missed taking photos of the soup and salad as I was digging in.
As we are finishing up - lo and behold an old f#rt VROCer shows up. Cranky has shot over Pacheco Pass and the quick route from San Jose to Los Banos.
Josh decides to head back to Stockton via I-5 and Cranky will retrace his route through Pacheco Pass back to San Jose.
The rest of us will head over to Hwy 165 which will take us to Hwy 99 at Turlock. I lead the four of us remaining folks to Hwy 165 which runs north south through Los Banos. At Turlock I will peel off and get some gasoline as the others head back to Ripon, Orangevale and Citrus Heights.