Goat Rock Run March 27 2021
Eighty-three members and guests dusted off the cobwebs, got out of the house early on Saturday March 27th, and fit themselves into 54 shiny Porsches of all vintages and models. It was a sight to behold on an absolutely gorgeous morning in the Vintage Oaks parking lot as we got the opportunity to drive together for the first time in over a year!
The drivers’ meeting was broadcast over FM radio (thank you Safety Director Brian Cooley) to ensure proper social distancing due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the three run groups left just a few minutes apart to head out on the 55 mile journey to Goat Rock Beach on the Sonoma Coast. Special thanks to the leads (Vern Rogers, Essy Fariab and yours truly) and sweeps (Tom Strobel, Kurt Fischer, and Rick Duste) who did a great job of keeping everyone together, especially since we had 12 new members join our ranks.
The weather, cyclists, and other cars seemed to cooperate extremely well on our back roads drive across Marin and Sonoma counties. The flow of Hicks Valley, Wilson Hill, and Chileno Valley Roads always brings a smile to my face, and this time was no different. I was amazed by the wildflowers blooming against the very green hills.
Miraculously, we were all able to park (be it somewhat creatively) in the main parking lot at Goat Rock Beach! It was fun to have a promenade of Porsches-of-many-colors parked in such a way that we could enjoy them all safely. Everyone did a great job of having a visit or lunch on well-spaced picnic tables to keep us compliant with current regulations.
The general response I got from everyone when I asked “How was your drive?” was “When is the next one?” The answer is as soon as we can get it planned! I hope you will come and join us for the next event. Please check our calendar on the main website for updates.
For more pictures from the day taken by Paige Gaines, check out his web collection.