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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / GMR Ride - Sunday, 1/21/18
« on: 01/16/18 01:28PM »
We are planning to ride to GMR this Sunday, January 21st.

Meeting Location:  Starbucks at the corner of Lone Hill & Route 66:
Meeting Time:  8:30 AM KSU. 

I'll be there earlier than that so I can I have coffee and a breakfast sandwich.  Please feel free to show up sooner. 

After we come down from Crystal Lake, we are heading to Eureka! in Claremont for an early lunch.

Let's take advantage of this great weather and so far clear and clean mountain roads.

Myself and a couple of members plan to ride to Borrego Springs this coming Sunday, 1/14/18.  We will meet up in South Orange County, CA.  Ride across Ortega Highway, then head south from there.  Probably will skip Palomar Mountain due to the recent wet storm we had and instead, head straight to Borrego Springs via Highway 76.

First meeting location here:  Starbucks at the corner of Antonio Parkway & Ortega Highway
KSU:  7:45 AM.
The earlier we get rolling, the sooner we get back home. 

We plan to ride to Palomar / Borrego Springs this Saturday, November 11th.

The ride will begin at Ortega Highway, to Lake Elsinore, with a short hop on I-15 to Temecula for fuel.  Then we will head out onto Hwy 76, S6/S7 over Palomar Mountain, then onto S2/S22 to Borrego Springs.  Early lunch at Carlee's (really great hamburgers and beer battered french fries).  Then head towards Julian via Hwy 78.  The route back to the OC will depend on the group's stamina at that point.

Meeting location in the OC is the Starbucks Coffee in Rancho Mission Viejo:  (This link is for the UPS Store because Google Maps still doesn't have the Starbucks listed for some weird reason but it is adjacent to this spot)

KSU:  7:30 AM  Let's take advantage of Daylight Savings time!

We ride briskly but safe.  All abilities and bike types welcome.  Ride your own pace. 

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Ride To GMR - Sunday 10/22
« on: 10/19/17 09:10AM »
We are planning to ride to GMR this Sunday, October 22nd.  The route will include parts of East Fork Road to Crystal Lake.  Early Lunch afterwards.  We want to be back to the OC before 1:30PM so we are getting started EARLY.

KSU is 7:30AM at the Donut Man here:
Load up on sugar and carbs then ride!

This means leaving south OC at 6:30 AM, to make it to the Donut Man by 7:00AM!  Yes it's early.  But Sunday is supposed to be a hot day with clear skies from sunrise to sundown!  Plus this leaves you with plenty of time afterwards to spend with your honey, family, or take an afternoon nap, and still have time to wash and polish your bike after the ride.  LOL!  We like to plan ahead.

Chime in if you want to join and meet up in South OC before riding to the Donut Man.  Or just meet us there at 7:30AM.  Wake up OCMOTO!  Let's ride!

We plan to ride to Malibu this Sunday and enjoy the nice, warm "fall weather" while it lasts. 

We meet up in Westminster, junction of Willow Lane & Westminster Blvd (Westminster Blvd Exit from the 405):
KSU 7:30 AM

We then head to Malibu and ride around the hills and valleys.  Then we find a cool place for an early lunch.  Finally, we break for home. Hopefully, since summer is over there won't be much lane splitting on the lovely 405.

We ride briskly, but safe and responsible.  All bike types and abilities welcome.  Ride your own pace.

I apologize for the last minute posting.  Had too many things going on this week.

We plan to ride to Palomar Mountain, and take a handful of backroads around the area, with an early lunch at Julian, culminating with a run across Highland Valley to Escondido, before riding back to the OC.  If we do this right we can be back home in the OC by 1pm - 2pm.

First meeting location here:  Starbucks at the corner of Antonio Parkway & Ortega Highay
KSU:  7:45 AM.  The earlier we get rolling, the sooner we get back home. 

All abilities & motorcycle types are welcome.  We ride briskly but safe and responsible.  Let's enjoy this great weather before it gets really cold!

Hope to see some of you there. 

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Ride To GMR - Sunday 9/17
« on: 09/14/17 01:14PM »
We are planning to ride to GMR this Sunday, Sep 17th.  The route will include parts of Glendora Ridge Road.  Lunch afterwards.

KSU is 8:30AM at the Shell station on Lone Hill/Route 66.  All rider abilities are welcome.  We ride briskly but safely (we don't like tickets or crashing).

Leaving south OC at 7:15 AM, to make it to the Donut Man by 8AM.

We plan to get some donuts & coffee at The Donut Man here--8AM

Primary Meeting Location is the Shell station at Lone Hill and Route 66--8:30AM:

To avoid confusion, please avoid posting other rides onto THIS ride post.  Instead, open up your own ride invite on a separate post.  Thanks for understanding. 

We plan to ride to the Palomar/Julian area this Sunday, Sep 10th.

Ride begins at 7:30 am, Starbucks, corner of Antonio Pwy & Ortega Hwy, in the community of Rancho Mission Viejo.

Route will be Ortega Hwy-I15-backroads to and from Palomar Mountain, brunch at Julian, then Hwy 78 to Highland Valley Road, finally slab back to the OC via the 5. Google map route below from Starbucks at Ortega Hwy to the last gas stop in Escondido prior to the slab home:

We plan to ride briskly but safely. Not too many stops. Should be back in the OC before 3PM.

Hope to see some of you there.

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Ride This Sunday 8/20
« on: 08/16/17 11:16AM »
The last posted invite here was last month and that didn't even happen.

Does anybody besides me and a few members here ride? I mean ride outside of the OC? C'mon folks summer is almost over. Let's ride!

ACH/AFH Lunch in Wrightwood at the Grizzly Cafe.

KSU: 7:30 am at the McDonalds corner of Bake Parkway & Trabuco in the city of Lake Forest.
24511 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest.

Hope some of you can make it.

I fully appreciate the importance of having the right riding gear. Which leads me to more questions regarding DS gear. 

DS Boots: how important is the height and stiffness of these
Boots? Most of them appear to have quite the height with substantial looking soles. Can one comfortably go on short hikes in rugged terrain in such boots?

I noticed DS riders always wear loose clothing, especially pants. Wouldn't riding jeans be sufficient and more protective?d

General Motorcycle Discussion / Dual Sport Helmets
« on: 03/21/17 12:26PM »
Why are DS helmets shaped the way they are? Why is the peak so important?  If you're riding off road will a standard full face helmet work well enough or not so well?

Top reasons to get a Dual Sport!  This guy is a great vlogger and makes great action videos.  Making me want to buy a Dual Sport now.

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Other / Moto Guzzi Updates the V7
« on: 11/10/16 07:24PM »

I love the way this one looks!  This would be so cool to ride around in.  Would make for a great commuter bike too.

Off Topic / Cool Vintage RV
« on: 10/11/16 05:05PM »
I'm a closet RV enthusiast.  I like the smaller RV's for road adventures.

But this hot rodded one is cool!

Although I'd like to have something like this....about 25-27 feet for long distance travel and see America.

Suzuki / 2017 Suzuki GSX-S750
« on: 10/07/16 06:11PM »
Oh yeah much better than last year (which we never got in CA).  I like this bike.

Ducati / Ducati's "VFR"
« on: 10/04/16 02:03PM »

Yamaha / The NEW R6...Teaser
« on: 09/20/16 07:31PM »
If this is the case then Honda will have to give us a new CBR600RR and so will Suzuki.  Like they really weren't going to do that....

Tales of the Road / GSXR Riders. LOL!
« on: 09/18/16 07:43PM »
Gee I wonder why they get so much bad rap?  LOL!

Could be the next Valentino Rossi.  Or could be dead already.  Who really knows?

Honda / 2017 CBR1000RR - Official Announcement
« on: 09/15/16 12:16PM »

Speculations about regarding the hardware underneath.  Still an inline four though and still 1,000cc.  At least we know what it will look like now, an evolution of the 2016 model.

All I can say is that Euro-4 Emissions is forcing everyone to put a BFM (big f**king muffler) on all their bikes.  They already ruined the Panigale's beautifully integrated under engine design.  And just when I thought manufacturers have gone to putting smaller, nicer looking mufflers on their bikes either under the engine or under the seat (my preference), we are back to the year 2000 again with these big, low slung mufflers.   ::)

Lack of a Balance-Free front fork:  Not sure how much better that is to the Big Piston front forks that is currently proliferating from Showa. 

The 2012-2016 1000RR already has a Balance-Free rear shock for improved traction and smoother transition from compression to rebound.  I have no idea how the latter feels but I'm thinking.....better.  LOL!  I only know what I know right?

My guess is though, Honda will follow their current rule of thumb:  Quality versus Quantity.  Quality of power means ultra-smooth throttle response and the ability to use available power.  180 rwhp is nice to have just in case you have to dust off that pesky Tesla S P90D or that Challenger Hellcat.  Although in the real world you can do that already with 150 rwhp sport bike.

We shall see.  In the meantime, deals for the 2012-2016 CBR1000RR's are all over!  Hmmmmm...... :17:

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Palomar Ride - Sunday 9/18
« on: 09/14/16 12:12PM »
We are going to hit the Palomar area again this Sunday to "break in" thepretender's VFR800. 

The plan is to meet in south OC, ride across Ortega Highway to hook up with I-15 and head towards the mountain.  Lunch will most likely be at the delicious lakeside café across from Lake Henshaw. 

When:  Sunday, 9/18

Meeting Location #1:  Starbucks on Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano.
Meeting Time #1:  KSU 8:00am.  We want to be rolling by 8 am to avoid too many cars.

Meeting Location #2:  Pala Casino gas station
Meeting Time #2:  9AM
We will be here around 9AM to gas up before heading to Palomar Mountain.

The Pace will be spirited but nothing wild and dangerous.  Everyone ride at their own pace.  If you fall behind we will wait for you at junctions.  If you race ahead, then please wait for others at the next junction.  We pass cars when it is safe to do so.

Hope to see some of you there.

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