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Title: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 02/07/18 11:32AM
If you are lucky enough to have the day off, come join in for canyon carving and some good eats.

Meet at:
Lone Hill Shell
1860 E Rte 66
Glendora
Link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shell/@34.1299865,-117.8300202,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sshell!3m4!1s0x0:0x57c0de9292b731b5!8m2!3d34.1282807!4d-117.829383

KSU: 9:15a

Ride a couple of laps or head up to Crystal Lake, TBD.

Eat at:
Rika's Empanadas
150 S. Grand Ave
Glendora
Link: https://www.yelp.com/biz/rikas-empanadas-glendora?frvs=True&osq=Restaurants
4.5 stars, can't be that bad!  :26:

Time: ~12p-1:30p

Recommended full gear, pace will be brisk.  As always: Ride your own ride.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Andy on 02/08/18 08:26PM
maybe.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 02/13/18 03:12PM
Maybe as well.  Putting the sv up for sale, only riding the r100rt from here on out.  Not exactly a brisk canyon carver.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: canyoncarver on 02/16/18 03:16PM
I'm a maybe as long as its not raining
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 02/16/18 04:10PM
Sorry folks change of plans, I'm going to try and join Todd on Sunday: http://ocmoto.com/index.php/topic,71090.msg4804934/topicseen.html#new

Hope you can still make it!

Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Blueye Joker on 02/18/18 06:53AM
I'm a maybe as long as its not raining

Im also riding from Orange.. you wanna roll out together?
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 02/18/18 04:43PM
 Sorry guys, canyon carving with two hours of sleep after a 12.5 hour shift doesn't sound safe.  I'll see you guys on my next holiday off.  Maybe I'll post up the holiday ride next time.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: canyoncarver on 02/19/18 09:18AM
I'm out.  my friend wants to go see Black Panther today.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/19/18 12:07PM
What has become of our forum, people ditching riding to go to the movies! Creating rides and then backing out?! Come on guys, I just spent the weekend riding the track in Las Vegas, otherwise I would have been all over these rides! Today is playing catch up on all the things I left undone this weekend. Small sacrifice for living the life.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/19/18 12:17PM
Flaking in socal is the norm....worse when you add the hassle of slabbing 1-2hrs before the fun starts...then even worse when you have to load gear + dirtbike + gas + pickup friends for a desert ride  :32:

I just go out and connect with other people who are already committed...worked the weekend but still went to Hot Imports Night in San Pedro after, then did a little dirty riding Sunday after work. Working 6 days straight soy next day off is Wednesday
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Rogue on 02/19/18 01:58PM
Flaking in socal is the norm....worse when you add the hassle of slabbing 1-2hrs before the fun starts...then even worse when you have to load gear + dirtbike + gas + pickup friends for a desert ride  :32:

Indeed it seems flaking out is a SoCal norm nowadays.  Or perhaps this is just the norm?  I recall my first attempts at organizing rides when I first started riding regularly.  Maybe the year 2001.  I got stood up quite a few times, often without ANY word beforehand.  People just didn't show up!  Mind you this was before the smart phone revolution so it wasn't like one could easily text.  I learned to ignore my disappointment and irritation....sometimes.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: breakdirt916 on 02/19/18 03:45PM
That's how secret rides form?
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Rogue on 02/19/18 04:02PM
Pretty much.  You find the few folks that enthusiastically commit to ride and you stick with them.  After getting burned quite a few times posting on line, people just stop posting.  My guess is this is how offline groups form up.  It doesn't hurt to try making public invites though and my hat's off to those who do. 
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Rd Todd on 02/19/18 08:52PM
What has become of our forum, people ditching riding to go to the movies! Creating rides and then backing out?! Come on guys, I just spent the weekend riding the track in Las Vegas, otherwise I would have been all over these rides! Today is playing catch up on all the things I left undone this weekend. Small sacrifice for living the life.
For the record mine was not a ride but a feeler started on the 9th without reply till the 16th, I'm DONE creating rides but still love bombing GMR weekend mornings  any other like minded send me a PM!
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/19/18 09:07PM
What has become of our forum, people ditching riding to go to the movies! Creating rides and then backing out?! Come on guys, I just spent the weekend riding the track in Las Vegas, otherwise I would have been all over these rides! Today is playing catch up on all the things I left undone this weekend. Small sacrifice for living the life.
For the record mine was not a ride but a feeler started on the 9th without reply till the 16th, I'm DONE creating rides but still love bombing GMR weekend mornings  any other like minded send me a PM!
I was just giving a hard time to those who said they would and then went off to the movies instead! I wasn't directed toward you, this is TC's post! Hell even TC went to the movies...
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: CBRunyan on 02/19/18 10:49PM
Organizing a ride is harder than it appears. I've done so and found success and failure. I appreciate those who try.  Events, I agree are core to making the forum more robust and successful.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Rogue on 02/20/18 05:41AM
Todd, this is the Internet dude. Don’t be so sensitive.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 02/20/18 10:33AM
I apologize for backing out, at the time, there were two "maybes", I would have deleted this ride from the calendar if that was an option.  I also mentioned attending an alternate ride that probably wouldn't have happened if Doug and I didn't chime in.  Things happen with attendees and organizers of rides, but the least we can do is give plenty of advanced notice as a courtesy.   
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/20/18 11:09AM
I apologize for backing out, at the time, there were two "maybes", I would have deleted this ride from the calendar if that was an option.  I also mentioned attending an alternate ride that probably wouldn't have happened if Doug and I didn't chime in.  Things happen with attendees and organizers of rides, but the least we can do is give plenty of advanced notice as a courtesy.
You know I'm just busting balls, right?! So, how was the movie?
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 02/20/18 04:02PM
I don't always flake, but when I do, it's because I'm at work.   Working Thursdays through Sunday morning, and every other Sunday night into Monday morning, makes it rough to join rides. 

How about some weekday rides?  Anyone able to ride Monday through Wednesday mornings?
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Rd Todd on 02/20/18 09:26PM
Todd, this is the Internet dude. Don’t be so sensitive.
Ben hosting rides probably 5years now on this site "Dude"  Angers me when peeps post up n don't show, we are all busy but geeze..... no one keeps there word these days WTHF???
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/21/18 09:42AM
I don't always flake, but when I do, it's because I'm at work.   Working Thursdays through Sunday morning, and every other Sunday night into Monday morning, makes it rough to join rides. 

How about some weekday rides?  Anyone able to ride Monday through Wednesday mornings?
I work from home a lot and if I'm not at a job site or have a project deadline, I can sometimes squeeze in a weekday ride. What type of riding do you prefer, tight twisty roads?, long sweepers?, adventure?, bar hopping?!  :32: Usually on Wednesday the dog goes to day care and my wife works late so that would most likely be the best day to ride. Even if it's down PCH for a cruise.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/21/18 10:09AM
Organizing a ride is harder than it appears. I've done so and found success and failure. I appreciate those who try.  Events, I agree are core to making the forum more robust and successful.
I have to say, creating a ride is actually rather easy, it's getting people to join you that is hard! Although I was only ribbing these guys, you have to admit, the ride attendance for this forum, well any forum really, is very lack luster. I know that Rogue, thepretender and I like to get in a ride at least one day of the weekend and ride almost regularly together, however the same question pops up..."Should I post this ride on the forum?", The answer is usually yes, but with the expectation that we will not get many, if any, people to join us.

I'm not sure if we are an intimidating bunch, we have a bad rep, it's the routes we choose or what the deal is but we don't seem to get very many bites. I will say though, we do like to start early, and I don't mean 10:00AM, we usually start in the 7-8AM time frame, perhaps that has something to do with it. There are several reasons for this but when you're riding in some of the more popular spots, this can make all the difference in the world. I've once did a solo ride to Malibu (again, nobody wanted to join me!) and I had the roads almost all to myself. I was able to do a great loop and when it was time to head home, that's when everybody else was showing up!

Anyway, I am a very low key guy and welcome anyone to ride with me, all I ask is that you're safe, wear proper gear, be open to last minute changes or adventures and just be a cool person. Nobody wants to ride with a hot head, a show boater or someone who just makes poor decisions, particularly if you're a long way from home. Although it's typically "ride your own ride", I am known to hang back and keep slower riders in my rear view or even take the sweeper position, if it means the "newbie" will feel more comfortable.

No bad feelings were intended by my post, I was just giving a good old fashion ball busting. We are on this forum because we share a common ground, motorcycling! Long time riders know the camaraderie and friendships that come with this "sport", we are all here to share and enjoy our passion for motorcycling and I hope that more and more members start to get into the grove and get out ride together. Yes, motorcycling can be a solo sport but you can have some really good times hanging with like minded individuals who share the same passion!

Cheers!
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 02/21/18 11:51AM
I work from home a lot and if I'm not at a job site or have a project deadline, I can sometimes squeeze in a weekday ride. What type of riding do you prefer, tight twisty roads?, long sweepers?, adventure?, bar hopping?!  :32: Usually on Wednesday the dog goes to day care and my wife works late so that would most likely be the best day to ride. Even if it's down PCH for a cruise.

All of the above?   I'm now on my R1100RT, so I won't be doing any knee dragging twisties.  That said, I can still ride spirited.  A good ride through santiago/live oak and a breakfast stop at Santiago Cafe, or silverado - 133 - PCH - HB main street, or a trip through Ortega Highway to the lookout, or Big Bear (warmer months obviously), GMR, or bar hopping, or, a ride down PCH all the way down to Coronado (done that once before and its long, but tons of fun).   I'll ride about anything.

I work weekend night shifts (12 1/2 hours each shift) so that's why weekends are my days to ride. How about next Tuesday the 27th?
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 02/21/18 12:00PM
Organizing a ride is harder than it appears. I've done so and found success and failure. I appreciate those who try.  Events, I agree are core to making the forum more robust and successful.
I have to say, creating a ride is actually rather easy, it's getting people to join you that is hard! Although I was only ribbing these guys, you have to admit, the ride attendance for this forum, well any forum really, is very lack luster. I know that Rogue, thepretender and I like to get in a ride at least one day of the weekend and ride almost regularly together, however the same question pops up..."Should I post this ride on the forum?", The answer is usually yes, but with the expectation that we will not get many, if any, people to join us.

I'm not sure if we are an intimidating bunch, we have a bad rep, it's the routes we choose or what the deal is but we don't seem to get very many bites. I will say though, we do like to start early, and I don't mean 10:00AM, we usually start in the 7-8AM time frame, perhaps that has something to do with it. There are several reasons for this but when you're riding in some of the more popular spots, this can make all the difference in the world. I've once did a solo ride to Malibu (again, nobody wanted to join me!) and I had the roads almost all to myself. I was able to do a great loop and when it was time to head home, that's when everybody else was showing up!

Anyway, I am a very low key guy and welcome anyone to ride with me, all I ask is that you're safe, wear proper gear, be open to last minute changes or adventures and just be a cool person. Nobody wants to ride with a hot head, a show boater or someone who just makes poor decisions, particularly if you're a long way from home. Although it's typically "ride your own ride", I am known to hang back and keep slower riders in my rear view or even take the sweeper position, if it means the "newbie" will feel more comfortable.

No bad feelings were intended by my post, I was just giving a good old fashion ball busting. We are on this forum because we share a common ground, motorcycling! Long time riders know the camaraderie and friendships that come with this "sport", we are all here to share and enjoy our passion for motorcycling and I hope that more and more members start to get into the grove and get out ride together. Yes, motorcycling can be a solo sport but you can have some really good times hanging with like minded individuals who share the same passion!

Cheers!

No bad feelings taken by me.  I know I haven't been as active as I would prefer lately, but I'm hoping to change that.

As for the numbers, Motorcycling in general is dying off, just look at the recent posts regarding the motorcycle industry lack of sales.  Millennials aren't buying bikes like previous generations did.  I think start times also have something to do with it.  You and I can agree, the best riding can be had early in the morning, before the cagers get up.  The younger/less experienced groups probably don't know that and think it's just too early to get up.  Their Mocha Latte, half/half, hold the whip, isn't ready that early.

I also don't think the younger group is riding in groups anymore, not even with friends.  I think they are riding as individuals now;  if they weren't riding with their friends, they won't ride with strangers, generally speaking.   

We may need to create flyers for the website, nothing expensive or fancy, and hand them out at any and all bike functions we can.  Members could even hand them out as they come across riders on the street, makes for a good way to connect with riders and show that members of the group are positive.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: Rogue on 02/21/18 12:22PM
Very well said OOTV.  Sometimes reading something online just doesn't translate the intent as well as saying something in person, thus it comes off the wrong way.  I actually had to go through training for that at my company!

To OC SV650's point, I think nowadays with the proliferation of smart phones and ease of text messaging, many folks just use that media.  That and OCMOTO just isn't a popular venue.  Period.  I think it's all of the above.

If there is a group that needs to ride with a more experienced, mature group, it's the younger folks.  Riding with a good group teaches you so much in such a short period of time.  It's much better to learn by emulating a good rider than it is to learn it on your own by making mistakes and/or undoing bad habits.  It's even worse to learn to ride well  from people that don't ride well either!  LOL!

Ok enough warm and fuzzy....time to post up another ride.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/21/18 01:46PM
I work from home a lot and if I'm not at a job site or have a project deadline, I can sometimes squeeze in a weekday ride. What type of riding do you prefer, tight twisty roads?, long sweepers?, adventure?, bar hopping?!  :32: Usually on Wednesday the dog goes to day care and my wife works late so that would most likely be the best day to ride. Even if it's down PCH for a cruise.

All of the above?   I'm now on my R1100RT, so I won't be doing any knee dragging twisties.  That said, I can still ride spirited.  A good ride through santiago/live oak and a breakfast stop at Santiago Cafe, or silverado - 133 - PCH - HB main street, or a trip through Ortega Highway to the lookout, or Big Bear (warmer months obviously), GMR, or bar hopping, or, a ride down PCH all the way down to Coronado (done that once before and its long, but tons of fun).   I'll ride about anything.

I work weekend night shifts (12 1/2 hours each shift) so that's why weekends are my days to ride. How about next Tuesday the 27th?
Darn it! Tuesday I have a lunch meeting but Wednesday I think I can keep open. Monday I also have an offsite meeting in the afternoon. Note that my schedule is very "dynamic", one day I'm scheduled to be somewhere and Viola! project date gets moved, similarly I can be open one day and Boom! I have to run out to a job site. If next Wednesday will work, let's see if we can do that Santiago/Live Oak. Let's stay in touch on see where this goes.
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 02/21/18 02:27PM
My schedule can vary just as much.  I'll be in training next Wednesday, however I don't know what times yet.  I'll find that out tomorrow.  Now than likely it will be 8ish until noon, or non until afternoon.  I'll let you know tomorrow evening when I find out
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/21/18 05:12PM
My schedule can vary just as much.  I'll be in training next Wednesday, however I don't know what times yet.  I'll find that out tomorrow.  Now than likely it will be 8ish until noon, or non until afternoon.  I'll let you know tomorrow evening when I find out
See?, easy to schedule but hard to get people to ride!  :32: Let's see how it goes then.

Cheers
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: OOTV on 02/28/18 02:52PM
My schedule can vary just as much.  I'll be in training next Wednesday, however I don't know what times yet.  I'll find that out tomorrow.  Now than likely it will be 8ish until noon, or non until afternoon.  I'll let you know tomorrow evening when I find out
Well we made it happen! When there's a will, there's a way. Although not the most epic of rides or twistiest of roads, still good to be on the bike today. A little cooler temperatures but sunny and clear! Thanks for meeting up.

Cheers,
D
Title: Re: President's Day Ride: GMR & Empanadas
Post by: ‘77 RD 400 on 03/01/18 01:14PM
It was pretty great to get out and ride.  Thanks for meeting up.  Maybe next time we can get some other members to join.  And thanks for the BBQ suggestions, the pulled pork was delicious.  See you on the next ride.