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« Reply #6762 on: 01/02/20 02:30AM »
Today starts a new page in a 365-page book. Happy New Year!

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« Reply #6763 on: 01/10/20 04:36PM »
Hello OCMoto peeps . Its sure not like it use to be .
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« Reply #6764 on: 01/12/20 11:38PM »
1-12-20 Met Pepe at Dunkin Donuts in Santa Ana...



Had a snack, then we went for a short ride and ended up in HB for the Vintage Bike Show!









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« Reply #6765 on: 01/12/20 11:39PM »
More pics...



Pepe and I got lunch where the show is held at...



Ran into RD Todd, he stopped by to say Hi then went on his way!




Haha I like this bike!



The custom wiring and exhaust got my vote!




Nice Kawi!






There is a guy behind the bike putting a stand on for this bike!






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« Reply #6766 on: 01/12/20 11:40PM »
More pics...





Nolan was there!



After  the show Nolan, Pepe and I rode to 31 Flavors for ice cream!



Pepe put the stock exhaust back on his bike!



It was a cool clear day, nice to get the bike out!
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Some fine bikes on display

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« Reply #6768 on: 01/31/20 06:51PM »
1-31-20 Off today, I went to Classic Donuts just a block away from my house...



There are pics of me on their wall!



Took a ride to Newport Beach for lunch!



Ohana Poke Bowl!



Stopped by the Frog House to get a pic!



And rode back home!



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« Reply #6769 on: 01/31/20 06:58PM »
Thank you for continuing to post these recaps of your adventures.

The weather is amazing tomorrow. I hope everyone's going for a ride.

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« Reply #6770 on: 02/02/20 11:20AM »
Thank you for continuing to post these recaps of your adventures.

The weather is amazing tomorrow. I hope everyone's going for a ride.

Tons of riders out yesterday. Lots of waves. I didn't get any photos but it was nice to see everyone out and about.

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« Reply #6771 on: 02/03/20 07:17AM »
Iíll share my thoughts.. probably going to cancel my AMA membership. Been paying for years, but have never needed roadside assistance until a few days ago. I stopped for coffee at the Orange Circle and came back out to the Bonneville, which chose that time to have a flat battery. I was in a hurry, and after I had no luck finding jumper cables among the sullen hipsters hanging around Urth and Starbucks, and no downward slope to get enough speed to bump start, I called AMA. They informed me that they donít provide jump start service but would be happy to tow my bike.

Really, rather send a flatbed than a jump box?

Anyone else ever try their roadside assistance?
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« Reply #6772 on: 03/19/20 11:46AM »
Well...  Traffic is down, but the restaurants are closed.  It's in the seventies, so it's time to ride.  We had a mild winter here.  How is everyone doing?  I miss you guys.

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« Reply #6773 on: 03/19/20 03:32PM »
It has been a wet late-winter here. Hopefully that means the spring showers are out of the way early.

Might clear by the weekend in time for a self-isolation ride. I got my 5th gen VFR some new shoes, she needs to stretch her legs some more.

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« Reply #6774 on: 03/19/20 04:07PM »
Had a bit of a scare recently. Riding to work, a distracted lady turned left in front of me, then saw me at the last second, and, yup, froze in her tracks, stopping her SUV dead in front of me with about 60 feet of closing distance.

Luckily, it was on a small street near my office, so I wasn't going very fast, and was actually able to aim for the gap between her front wheel and fender to buy myself a few extra feet as I hauled on the brakes. Stopped without a substantial impact, with my front tire going into the gap, holding my bike up like it was in a wheel chock. Smashed my front fender, but that was really about it. Her insurance is paying for a new one.

Coulda been way worse, but I gave it a lot of thought. My wife is undergoing a lengthy recovery from surgery, making my income all we've got until she's well enough to work again. If I were unable to work due to that accident, we'd be screwed (yeah, we'd get a settlement down the road, probably). Plus, with the whole Coronavirus situation, people around my area are driving like zombies. This probably isn't the best time to go into a hospital with an injury because someone was more worried about their next roll of toilet paper than the other vehicles on the road.

As long as the roads are empty, and I can get to work just as fast in my car, I'm going to put the bikes on tenders until everyone chills out, or my wife is back to work.
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« Reply #6775 on: 03/20/20 05:22AM »
Wow.  Glad you're okay.  Hoping your wife recovers quickly.

I just read about the state lock-down.  Are you guys gonna be able to go riding or will there be mass arrests?  Regardless, good luck!

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« Reply #6776 on: 03/20/20 08:06AM »
Iíll share my thoughts.. probably going to cancel my AMA membership. Been paying for years, but have never needed roadside assistance until a few days ago. I stopped for coffee at the Orange Circle and came back out to the Bonneville, which chose that time to have a flat battery. I was in a hurry, and after I had no luck finding jumper cables among the sullen hipsters hanging around Urth and Starbucks, and no downward slope to get enough speed to bump start, I called AMA. They informed me that they donít provide jump start service but would be happy to tow my bike.

Really, rather send a flatbed than a jump box?

Anyone else ever try their roadside assistance?

I have, a few times:
Once b/c my Street Triple wouldn't start (bad crank position sensor) - got a tow from work to home (30 miles).
A couple of times for my daughter's car (wouldn't hold idle) - once from my house to our indy mechanic, then from his shop to the dealer (about 3 miles each time).
Once more b/c the Street Triple wouldn't start (new battery & no codes), 4 miles from my home to an indy shop.

While AMA might not send out someone specifically to jump the vehicle, often the tow truck driver will have cables and will try to jump it if the problem is just "it's not starting".

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« Reply #6777 on: 03/20/20 08:08AM »
Had a bit of a scare recently. Riding to work, a distracted lady turned left in front of me, then saw me at the last second, and, yup, froze in her tracks, stopping her SUV dead in front of me with about 60 feet of closing distance.

Luckily, it was on a small street near my office, so I wasn't going very fast, and was actually able to aim for the gap between her front wheel and fender to buy myself a few extra feet as I hauled on the brakes. Stopped without a substantial impact, with my front tire going into the gap, holding my bike up like it was in a wheel chock. Smashed my front fender, but that was really about it. Her insurance is paying for a new one.

Coulda been way worse, but I gave it a lot of thought. My wife is undergoing a lengthy recovery from surgery, making my income all we've got until she's well enough to work again. If I were unable to work due to that accident, we'd be screwed (yeah, we'd get a settlement down the road, probably). Plus, with the whole Coronavirus situation, people around my area are driving like zombies. This probably isn't the best time to go into a hospital with an injury because someone was more worried about their next roll of toilet paper than the other vehicles on the road.

As long as the roads are empty, and I can get to work just as fast in my car, I'm going to put the bikes on tenders until everyone chills out, or my wife is back to work.

Glad you're ok!  I agree that lately the traffic has been good enough for me to drive regularly.  Luckily the drivers on my route haven't been much different than normal.

Hope the wife recovers quickly.

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« Reply #6778 on: 03/20/20 11:13AM »
Thanks, Tosh. Weird times right now, especially with the order that was just sent out last night.

I just called the Triumph dealer in Brea to see if they were going to stay open, since they have my bike in their shop getting the fender repaired. The guy said that for now, they're still working on the bikes they have in service now, and want to stay open. But, if anything changes, they'll call customers who have bikes in their shop.

We just had a meeting at our office, and delegated out all of the projects that we can all do from home, and we'll try to have one person here on a rotating schedule for phones and shipping. Our UPS guy just dropped off, and is pulling his hair out, trying to figure out what businesses are or are not open along his route. "Crazier than Christmas" he said.

My wife is in an interesting position. She's a nurse practitioner, and while she's home-bound for at least another month with her recovery, she just had a phone conference with her agency. They might be able to set up a tele-health service for Coronavirus care and screening and other healthcare with people stuck at home. So, people are already figuring out how to adapt to the changing times.

Good luck, everyone!
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« Reply #6779 on: 03/20/20 12:51PM »
No mass arrests. You can ride your motorcycle. You can take a walk, etc.

If you are a business that is meant to be closed and you're ignoring the order, expect the police to come knocking to shut your doors. Large gatherings will also get disbanded.

 

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