2013 Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops SLO Reunion & Central Coast Rides

Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops is proud to announce the
first ever Streetmasters Graduate Reunion to be held at the
Royal Oak Hotel Best Western,
214 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, California
on April 26 through April 28, 2013.

This event is only open to Streetmasters Graduates and their "significant others" due to the limited number of registrations for this event - we wanted to start small with our Streetmasters family members, so sign up early to assure your spot!

Here’s the lineup:

If you don’t recognize the name David Hough you should. Dave has spent many years of his life working towards making better motorcyclists. Author of many books – Street Strategies: A Survival Guide for Motorcyclists; Proficient Motorcyling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well; and More Proficient Motorcycling: Mastering the Ride (2nd Edition) – and has written articles for many different publications over the years. Dave has studied and dissected the problems and needs of the motorcycle rider. The work that Dave has accomplished is so important and relevant to todays motorcyclist, that he was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 2009. We are thrilled that Dave is going to be a part of our first Streetmasters Reunion!

Bruce Brown and his son Dana Brown of On Any Sunday (OAS) and On Any Sunday Revisited fame will be joining us for our movie night on Saturday. Bruce is the preeminent documentary movie maker. Perhaps you recognize Bruce’s name from the iconic surfing movie Endless Summer, but certainly On Any Sunday is the most famous motorcycle movie ever, being nominated for an Academy Award in 1971. An old saying tells us that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” and Dana has proved that with the release of On Any Sunday Revisited and Dust to Glory. Many scenes from OAS that made their way to the cutting room floor have been resurrected for Revisited as well as interviews of the many racers from OAS. Neat stuff – and they even included Walt on the big screen. Even though OAS and Revisited are narrated by Bruce and Dana Brown respectively, they will share their personal asides throughout the evening’s showing. Bruce is an AMA Hall of Fame Inductee from 1999.

Fred Rau is a moto-journalist through and through. Few riders have ridden the number of miles on such a variety of motorcycles and in various countries as Fred has. A story teller, humorist, author of the Motorcycle Touring Bible and downright good guy, Fred will keep you entertained and in stitches for hours. Fred will share some of his motorcycle adventures, particularly ones from New Zealand – the pictures of the scenery and the riding opportunities there will keep you enthralled and wishing you could ride there too.

We hope the name Craig Vetter is in your vocabulary because he’s not only a fascinating motorcyclist with an interesting message he is also an integral part of where we are now in motorcycling. Remember when most “naked” motorcycles were considered the standard, and well-designed, engineered and functional fairings were a dream? Enter Vetter with the Windjammer fairing. Add design work for Triumph (the Hurricane), Honda (Goldwings…), Harley and others; racer; race team sponsor; and finally streamlining to his accomplishments and you’ve just scratched the surface. Also an AMA Hall of Fame Inductee (1999), Craig’s accomplishments are forever etched into the design of the modern motorcycle. In November 2012, Nancy and Walt joined Craig and a dozen other riders for one of his Vetter Fuel Challenge events. Craig boasts that all he needs is a 16-horsepower scooter and streamlining to travel 75 mph while squeezing 80 miles out of a gallon of gas. You’ll get to hear all about it!

A lot of you have heard of Burt Munro and have seen the movie "World's Fastest Indian" staring Sir Anthony Hopkins. Burt has been gone from us for quite some time now, but his legacy lives on thanks to Tom Hensley. Tom owns Burt's legendary streamliner and will have it on displayed for us and with luck he will even fire it up! What a treat!

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 25, 2012 (Optional Day)
3:00 pm Hotel Check-in
6:00-9:00 pm SLO Farmer's Market - Downtown San Luis Obispo

Friday, April 26, 2013
Morning Ride some Great Central Coast roads!
3:00 pm Hotel Check-in
3:00-7:00 pm Streetmasters Reunion Check-in & Ride Sign-up
5:00-7:00 pm Meet 'n' Greet with Taco Bar
5:00-7:00 pm World's Fastest Indian - with owner Tom Hensley
7:00-9:00 pm Fred Rau - New Zealand and Other Adventures

Saturday, April 27, 2013
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast with David and Fred
8:15-9:30 am David Hough Seminar - Why Don't They See Us?
10:00am-3:30 pm Ride some Great Central Coast Roads
4:00-5:30 pm Craig Vetter Seminar (TBD)
6:00-7:00 pm BBQ Dinner
7:00-10:00 pm Movie Night - On Any Sunday with color commentary by Bruce Brown, Dana Brown and Walt Fulton

Sunday, April 28, 2013
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast with David and Fred
8:15-9:45 am David Hough Seminar - Riding with the Caveman Brain
9:45-10:30 am Closing
10:30 am Hotel Check-out
Ride Home - Safely!!

Central Coast Rides

From just about anywhere, you can get to San Luis Obispo on some of the best motorcycle roads in California. Below, we want to help you find some of these roads by suggesting some routes from San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Las Vegas, and Southern California. You may want to choose your own favorites, or try a new road or two. Either way, ride safe and have fun (and practice your Streetmasters techniques)! If possible, plan on getting to SLO by 5:00 p.m. (on Thursday or Friday) so you can get checked in and then enjoy the evening’s festivities.

From San Francisco and Sacramento (two routes starting in Hollister)

Route 1 from Hollister - this route is mostly two-lane with very little "goat"

Route 2 from Hollister - this route has quite a bit of "goat" south of Hwy 198

From Fresno (two routes)

Route 1 from Fresno - this route has quite a bit of "goat" south of Hwy 198

Route 2 from Fresno - this route is mostly two-lane with very little "goat"

From Las Vegas and Bakersfield

From Las Vegas and Bakersfield

From Southern California (two routes)

From Santa Clarita (LA Area)

From I-15 and Hwy 138 (Inland Empire and San Diego Areas)

Those of you wondering what our definition of a "goat" road is - it's a road that is paved but has some pavement issues and may not have a center line painted on it. We find these are great "less traveled" roads that you need to travel at slower speeds and enjoy the scenery. So you need to allow a little extra time for these routes.

On Saturday, we will have many different routes and destinations…It will be up to you to decide what you want to do and where you want to go.

Destination Rides – there are many things to see and do on the Central Coast. Two of the most well-known are Hearst Castle and the Solvang Motorcycle Museum (both of these venues will have admission fees and Hearst Castle will need advance reservations – these you need to do yourself). For you burger aficionados, we'll also have a route to the famous Jalama Burgers. More direct routes are provided so that you can spend more time at the destination. Depending on how much time you spend at your destination, you can take a scenic route on the return trip or “high tail” it back the quickest way.

Guided Rides – we will select a few of our routes to have Streetmasters staff lead small groups on the rides. Small groups = limited signups, so if you are interested in this option, keep checking back for more details.

Self-guided Rides – we have put together many different rides – from short to long, easy and sweeping to twisty, goaty and gnarly – so everyone can find roads that they like. A couple of rides will be challenging due to length and/or due to the number of twisty roads, but most rides will be 3 to 4 ½ hours long so that you can enjoy the Central Coast at a leisurely pace and stop somewhere along the way for lunch.






A limited number of rooms are available at reduced rates at the
Royal Oak Hotel Best Western for:

$119 for Thursday night, and
$149/night for Friday and Saturday.

Friday and Saturday at the Royal Oak is a 2-night minimum.

Reservations: 805-544-4410
214 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

We also have negotiated reduced rates at the
Vagabond Inn, which is right next door for:

$55.25 (1 Queen)/$63.75 (2 Queens) for Thursday,
$67.15 (1 Queen)/$75.65 (2 Queens) for Friday, and
$75.65 (1 Queen)/$89.25 (2 Queens) for Saturday.
If you are only staying Saturday at the Vagabond, add $15.00.

Reservations: 805-544-4710
210 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Room accommodations are not included in the Reunion price package. Be sure to mention Streetmasters to get the special rates when making your reservations at either location. Room rates do not include taxes and fees.

Registration and Payment

Each participant must fill out a separate registration form. Please click here to Register.

When filling out the registration form, be sure to indicate the T-Shirt size you want. You can choose to pay with PayPal or your credit card through PayPal. If you wish to send us a check, your registration is not complete until we receive the check.

Remember! The number of registrants is limited! First paid, first registered.

Keep checking back...

We will continue to update this page as more details become available.
We hope to see you in April in San Luis Obispo!

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