Motobi's have a lot more power than you might expect.
"He's fleeing the interview! He's fleeing the interview!" Yeah, that's a Fargo reference.
The end result of a lot of hard work by Marcelo Doffo and his son Damian Doffo of Doffo Winery in Temecula, Ca. Http://www.doffowines.com
MHS and Ernesto discuss the issues of the day, ie Lunch.
Roger and Carl do a great job of appearing to listen.
Queuing up to get all agile.
Pete Husing on the NSU rolls into the checkpoint.
Hey, it was a wrong turn, but it was still pretty...
Another Ducatisti comes into the checkpoint.
Quite a change in scenery as we head down the mountain after lunch, this near Brownsville on Laporte Road.
Fruitland Rd between Oroville and Marysville CA.
Richard Geithman crosses the line.
Our dinner stop, Los Compadres in Oroville.
It's traditional for the riders to entertain the organizers during the 2nd days meeting.
On the Old Olive Highway, following That Dude on That Bike.
Dave Kostka on Marysville Rd.
Patrick Owens on CA 49 right before the New Bullards Bar Dam, doing about 50 mph on his 50cc bike.
New Bullards Bar Dam reservoir.
Lunch at The Stone House in Nevada City, CA. Dave on the right is in pasta heaven.
"Yeah, I got $100 bucks, why?"
Steve Crocker and his Ducati that just had a new engine installed 12 hours before.
Patrick had to be limited to 50cc so he'd be slow enough to catch.
Chillin in the grass after the Doffo wine tasting in Oroville, CA
Organizer Deb Welch brews up a batch of atomic coffee to start the day.
Sweet Gilera 175 Sport.
Jack Silverman is rhett to go.
Evan Wilcox on the dustbin Ducati takes a breather.
More solo jaunting on the '54 Gilera near Little Grass Valley.
And... ANOTHER Ducatisti comes into the checkpoint.
The Mighty Motom, always ready for a photo.
Lower Honcutt before the lonely Palermo-Honcutt highway.
The Wagon of Shame, piloted by Kenyon Wills.
Dinner at Los Compadres in Oroville, CA
Ernesto and Damian having a laugh before the agility test.
Following Dave Kostka and Michael Harper Smith.
Robin Webster on New York House Rd.
New Bullards Bar Dam.
Road construction wait on Broad Street.
Team Argentina having lunch at The Stone House in Nevada City, CA.
Legendary hard man Mike DiSalvo who rode his Motobi 125 all the way down from Ashland Oregon, used it in the Giro, then rode it home!
Paddle starting the Motom.
Patrick gets to work cutting up his roll chart sheets for tomorrows ride.
Harley like's to start the day with a little stand up comedy. He's good.
Marcelo and Damian Doffo's lovely Ducatis.
Dean & Hugo at the first secret checkpoint of the day, run by Pat & Regina Hayes.
Hillclimbing is not the 150cc Gilera's forte, but it can do it all day in 2nd gear, around 30 MPH. Zzzzzzzz...
Following Hugo in the Plumas National Forest.
Yes, still another Ducatisti arrives.
Coming down the mountain behind Jack Silverman.
Dave Webster directs Evan Wilcox to the nearest aluminum panel supplier.
We ride to dinner in style in the Moto Giro d California.
Lorraine gives Carl an intense bit of encouragement.
Ernesto, MHS, Dave and Lester taking a quick break at the secret checkpoint.
Jack Silverman on Marysville Rd.
Dean & Carl leaving the secret checkpoint at the New Bullards Bar Dam.
The pack blasting away from the construction zone.
Margot and Mango outside The Stone House.
Hugo Gallina's lovely Benelli 125
Event sponsors and participants Marcelo Doffo and his son Damian Doffo of Doffo Winery in Temecula, Ca. Their wine is fantastic, and you will never meet a nicer family! http://www.doffowines.com/
More roll chart cut and paste work by Dave and Robin Webster.
Despite keeping his hands to himself, Barry still has a way with the ladies.
Leak? That ain't no leak. That's an automatic rust treatment flow test.
Hans Melberg gets his ticket from Regina.
Enjoying the beauty near Lake Wyandotte.
Dave and MHS about to spot the hidden checkpoint...
Mark arrives on the Gilera 175.
Gorgeous scenery on La Porte Road.
Evan leads the dustbin Duc through the cones in the last agility section of the day.
Inside one of the 2 Giro limo's
The margaritas did funny things to some people.
Dean Kessler completes the test.
Following Ernesto on Willow Glen Rd.
Peter Husing on Tyler Foote rd.
Entering Nevada City, CA
Giro parking at The Stone House.
It's amazing what journalists will do for an interview...
Event sponsors and participants Marcelo Doffo and his son Damian Doffo of Doffo Winery in Temecula, Ca. Visit them at http://www.doffowines.com/
Dave, Scott and Shelly hold a strategy session before the morning riders meeting. Translation: "Who's gonna cut Carl's tire?"
Lorraine Padden asks herself how she got here. Again.
Checkpoint marshall Dan Noyola is ready to run the morning agility test.
Patrick gooses it on the roarin' hot 50cc Motom 4 stroke.
Crossing Lake Oroville on Lumpkin Rd.
One of the Ducatisti comes into the checkpoint.
Harley arrives at Ralph and Santa Bob's checkpoint.
Down on the flats near Challenge CA.
Success! Beer o'clock has arrived.
Glad I'm not back there ..
Second day riders meeting.
Man down! Dan observes Santa Bob napping on the job.
MHS and Dave lead me down Marysville Rd.
Patrick Owens on Tyler Foote rd.
The road we just came down, seen from the top of the New Bullards Bar Dam.
Lunch at The Stone House in Nevada City, CA.
Well howdy ma'am...