We did the same route as my Monterey and Salinas trip a few weeks back, so I was familiar with the twisties and knew what to expect.
17 women, including the Litas Santa Cruz (who rode up only to ride back down with us), met up in San Jose to take the long route through Watsonville and 152 down to the Santa Cruz pier. There were mixes of Harleys and sport bikes to supermotos and groms.
We headed out on Monterey Rd, which is a pretty boring, straight road, but it gave us a chance to get comfortable riding staggered before hitting up the twisties. Honestly, this is a good tip for new groups that ride together, because the faster girls eventually made their way to the front and we all kind of fell into place at the speed we were comfortable going.
Tracy took the back while Robyn led the pack. We were all were mindful of traffic (when to block cars to make sure everyone made it through) and there were no major issues (besides an older women who cut off the group and got a good yelling).
Once in Santa Cruz, we parked on the pier and enjoyed some fresh food and good company on the beach. I will say, if you’re going to park on the pier – DO NOT run through the toll booth (two of our girls were ticketed for riding around the booth).
Can’t wait for next month’s ride!