SabMag West Spring Fling 2014

SabMag West Spring Fling 2014

Annual gathering of Maggots in Pine Grove, CA

SabMag West Spring Fling 2014

We’ve been doing this ‘spring thing’ since 1999, and enjoyed visitors from as far away as Holland and Germany along the way. With so many brilliant roads to choose from, it isn’t difficult to keep riders interested – and looking forward to returning the next year. Since 2001 our ‘home base’ for the event is a resort which came to be known as Pine Acres. Although the name has changed (to ‘Gold Country Campground Resort’), the place remains a very inviting venue for our little event. Motel rooms, cabins, cottages, and campgrounds means everyone (or most everyone) can stay in the same place, enhancing the camaraderie the group has come to enjoy.

We all gathered to hookup with friends old and new, ride some of the fantastic roads in California’s ‘Mother Lode’ in the foothills of the Sierra. This year marked the return of Jim and Penny after a few years’ absence, and Rand after a year on the ‘missing’ list. The group was rather small in comparison to some years; but the mix of bikes was very ‘eclectic’ indeed. From a single-cylinder dual-sport to two very different six-cylinder machines, we had it covered. The weather was fantastic, as has been the norm in recent years.

And a great time was had by all.

Morning ride highlights!

SMW Spring Fling 2014 – Morning Ride from FoothillRyder on Vimeo.
and the afternoon ride highlights!

SMW Spring Fling 2014 – Afternoon Ride from FoothillRyder on Vimeo.

 

and here’s the entire first stage, time-compressed 4X.

SF14-S1-3X from FoothillRyder on Vimeo.

 

Stage 2 compressed:

SF14-S2-4X from FoothillRyder on Vimeo.

 

 

Stage 3 compressed:

SF14-S3-4X from FoothillRyder on Vimeo.

 

 

Stage 4 compressed:

SF14-S4-4X from FoothillRyder on Vimeo.

 

 

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