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After the Cannonball I plan to ride up to the Bay area and hop a train out of Oakland and fly back in 2 weeks later. I am looking for a place to safely store my scooter and maybe some gear for those 2 weeks...May 5-20. If anybody has any ideas or recommendations that would be greatly appreciated.
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So you would think, being recently from Oaklandia, that I would have a good answer here. I don't unfortunately. I would definitely not leave it in a parking lot for any length of time anywhere in Oakland or Emeryville (or Berkeley, for that matter). I suspect your only hope is going to be to find a fellow scooterist who lives in the area and has a garage. Alas, I don't live there anymore, and didn't have a garage when I did.

Sorry.
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Good god. I just looked up self storage in Oakland. What I pay $60 a month for here... would cost $330 in Oakland!!!!!!!!
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Regular parking lots that might be safe, like the airport (maybe) but not good for the scooter, are out of sight also. I may punt and back off to some place else I can catch the Amtrak.
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Maybe see if a local scooter shop will be willing to throw it in a corner for a couple of weeks?

Good luck!

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Try Rockridge Two Wheels - I bet they can help if you ask nicely. They are close to BART, so OK for both Amtrack and Oakland airport.

They have helped enormously with our Cannonball preparations - they know all about it.
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Someone here has to live near and can help you out. Come on MV community.
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I don't think they really have room to store a bike, especially when it is not being worked on.
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Try Rockridge Two Wheels - I bet they can help if you ask nicely. They are close to BART, so OK for both Amtrack and Oakland airport.

They have helped enormously with our Cannonball preparations - they know all about it.
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They can use some space behind Paul's place. There's always room.

We've storage available in Pleasant Hill - but it's half an hour away on BART.

Hopefully someone nearer will chime in.
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Try Rockridge Two Wheels - I bet they can help if you ask nicely. They are close to BART, so OK for both Amtrack and Oakland airport.

They have helped enormously with our Cannonball preparations - they know all about it.
JimC and all,
Thanks for the suggestions. I have not hit up any shops....yet. Like Paige said they are usually stuffed to the walls and they are closed on Sun and Mon when I need to recover the scooter. Downtown Oakland is my "easiest" location, but I can modify that if I have to.
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You can leave the bike here in Pleasant Hill. There is an Amtrack station in Martinez the next town over. And we will happily give you a lift.

Rockridge Two Wheels really hasn't the space for storage.
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You can leave the bike here in Pleasant Hill. There is an Amtrack station in Martinez the next town over. And we will happily give you a lift.

Rockridge Two Wheels really hasn't the space for storage.
Ivana T,
Thank you for your kind offer. I think I have something worked out downtown, but if not I will buy you a beer and a veggie burger on the SCR and we can discuss it.
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I have storage space in my carport for another scoot. And it would remain unmolested there, my neighbors are very good. But, I live in the South Bay, in Sunnyvale, so not convenient to Oakland. Depending on the dates involved, it's possible you could store it here and I could provide a lift to the airport.

Let me know by PM if you need anything.
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lostboater,
If you want to ride another 90 miles or so, you can store it in my garage with my two Vespas. I believe that the east bound Amtrack train goes through Sacramento which is about ten miles from here.
If you're interested, PM me or my phone number is 916-635-5566.

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Thanks to all the wonderful MV and SCR people that offered me a home for Big Red after the SCR. It is a wonderful scooter crowd out there. At the moment I have found a nice safe home for Big Red and my gear in downtown Oakland.
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Safe? Downtown Oakland? Laughing emoticon
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Safe? Downtown Oakland? Laughing emoticon
Safe and Oakland. 2 words not used in the same sentence in decades.
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Safe? Downtown Oakland? Laughing emoticon
Safe and Oakland. 2 words not used in the same sentence in decades.
Yes, not being from Oakland, I am told that "safe" is a relative term. However, the law enforcement agency that is suppling the protection say that it will be "safe". I remember years ago watching all the Haitian freighters leave the Miami river stacked high with bicycles. When the Miami police bicycle impound lot next to where these boats tied up was emptied one night the only people not to know where the bicycles went was the Mia P.D.
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