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    Bounty Hunter Carlos Thomas's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    San Leandro, CA

    8th Annual West Coast Freedom Ride (August 2nd - 4th, 2013)

    Here is the FaceBook link for more details:

    This is the 8th Annual West Coast Freedom Ride. This is an opportunity to celebrate all the things that are great about PWC riding. All your friends and family are welcome. We have chose to enjoy the Freedom Ride on some of the best waters west of the Mississippi, the California Delta. This is for sit downs and stand ups. Camping, BBQ, Riding and many many laughs. Bring a friend and tell everyone as this is open to all PWC owners. You can ask questions here on the Wall. Call the Orwood Resort (925) 634-6812 to book your camping. You don't pay until you arrive. Tell them your booking for the West Coast Freedom Ride. We have a dedicated spot. Below is a schedule of events.

    Ride Details (Saturday): The Main Freedom Ride is 99 miles in length (fuel stops planned) and is a hands on accounting to explain the situation of California water deliveries and how it effects you. We will ride up the delta from the Clifton court fore bay to the Delta diversion at Walnut Grove. Stops will be made at various intersections to talk about natural flows vs. water transfer flows, reversal or slowing of flows and the always changing water modeling. All this information is geared toward what this could mean to you, who is paying for it and the Rhetoric and spin involved. These are among the reasons for the proposed $24.5 billion dollar delta tunnels. Included will be a list of water uses and trends in southern california including how much water can be stored, deliveries and usage. For folks that do not want to do the longer ride, there is a shorter route planned for those to choose to go on after the group lunch.

    Ride Details (Sunday): The Sunday ride, which is classified as the "Iron Man Mothball Fleet" a big boy ride (or girl). There is also a shorter ride before lunch for those than do not want to go on this adventure ride. It is actually one of the few Naval Reserve Fleet and it has coined the term Mothball. In short, this fleet according to the U.S. Navy can be fully operational within 20 to 120 days if called upon. There is 1 full stop at the Pittsburg Marina which has 91 octane and multiple pay at the pumps (great fuel stop for groups). The reason I call it a big boy ride is that if there is any sort of wind, it will be can get a little rough for about 15 miles. This ride is at a faster pace than the main ride on Sunday being we have alot of water to cover in half the time. We are going to meet the rest of the group at lunch and have 82 miles to cover. Riding and seeing our U.S. Naval fleet in its glory was truly rewarding last year. And for those of you last year, we will be taking a different route back, which should be equally as rewarding. I have included a map below with the exact route we are going to take. If you are an intermediate or above rider, I highly recommend it. Also, if there is NO WIND, then people can ride with passengers with great ease. If it is windy on Sunday morning, you want to have a good relationship with your passenger.

    **Detailed Scheduled**

    Thursday, August 1: (pre-event welcome party)
    6:00 pm to 10:00 pm - BBQ at Dave and Sandi's Home on the Delta in Discovery Bay. Some folks travel long distances and like to arrive on Thursday. If you are that person...then this welcome event is for you. If interested, leave your e-mail address below so we can provide you the address. RSVP required.

    Friday, August 2nd:
    8:00 am to 12:30 pm - Early Bird Special Bonus Ride
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Ride #1: Delta 101


    6:30 pm to 10:00 pm – Riders Meet & Greet (BYOB). Dinner at Orwood restaurant. Orwood has some of the best food on the Delta and we want to show them some love by opening their resort up to us.

    Saturday, August 3rd:
    7:30 to 8:30 am – Breakfast (on your own)
    8:45 to 9:15 am – Mandatory Safety Briefing at Orwood launch, group photo
    9:15 to 9:30 am – Everyone to their FULLY GASSED UP PWC’s
    9:30 am to 4:00 pm – MAIN FREEDOM RIDE. Lunch on the water at Garlic Brothers in Stockton.
    4:00 TO 6:00 PM - Showers, gassing of skis.
    6:00 to 7:00 pm - Dinner prep
    7:00 to 10:00 pm – Potluck Dinner & bonfire.

    Sunday, August 4th:
    7:45 to 9:00 am - Breakfast.
    8:00 am - Early departure for Iron Man Mothball Fleet excursion
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm – Ride #3: Last Chance Fun Ride
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Lunch on the Water, Sugar Barge
    1:00 to 3:00 pm – Finish Ride #3 – Return to Orwood

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    Feb 2013
    Discovery Bay, CA
    Send me a PM if you need directions to our place for the Thursday night BBQ. Should be fun!


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    Autism Speaks. Its Time To Listen gOt BoOsT's Avatar
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    May 2011
    i wanna meet up with everyone in walnut grove at or near wimpys marina!

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