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April 2013
Cal Coast Riders News


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 CCR NEWS

On May 5th we have a very important ride to Torrance for the annual Ride For Kids.  
It's a fundraiser ride that helps kids with brain tumors live longer
so I hope you can make this ride.  
This is such an important ride that whatever funds we raise and donate, Cal Coast Motorsports owner Craig Adams will MATCH OUR AMOUNT up to $5,000 so please let me know by April 29th how much you are donating.
 If your friends donate too and write out a check please have them make out the check to RIDE FOR KIDS. If you can't make the ride but still want to donate I will make arrangements to meet up with you.  
I hope you are able to make this ride and help me help these kids live longer.  The organization will provide pastries and coffee for us in the morning and when we come back from the police-escorted ride through the beach towns they will have a sandwich lunch ready for us.  It is best to pre-register online at Ride 4 Kids and for the CLUB name please put Cal Coast Riders and for the DEALER name please put Cal Coast Motorsports.  
The meet-up info for this ride can be found on our Ride Calendar.

I've been going to this life-saving fundraiser ride for 3 decades and every time I go I hope to see all the kids there from the previous year.  Sometimes I don't see them ever again.  
I remember in 2006 a darling little 6 year old girl named Marisa made
her debut on stage and got to ride in a sidecar for her first time.  
And just last year she graduated from Junior High.  
Sadly she passed away in March 2013 and we won't see her anymore.  But because of riders like us raising money she was able to live a couple of extra years.
Visit her memorial page.


~Marisa during her first Ride For Kids sidecar ride~


~Marisa at graduation~


 APRIL  RIDE
April 14 -  Lake Hughes and Spunky Canyon.  Jeff Goldstein has volunteered to make the route and also lead it. 
Thank you, Jeff.
Starting point- Ojai Full of Beans 11534 North Ventura Avenue.  Meet at 8 and depart at 9.
Jeff has included the area west of Lancaster so that we could stop and see the poppies, our state flower.
PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU'RE GOING ON THIS RIDE or post it on Facebook.

RIDERS GOING-
Check our Ride Calendar page to see who is going so far.

View route.  Download Zumo route.

Please check out the 2013 Ride Calendar and stop by our Classifieds page, send me any motorcycle related
items that you would like listed.

 MARCH  RIDES
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Wind Turbines in Tehachapi, March 2013 ride.  Click on photo for larger image.
Left to right- Kim, Juergen, Frank, Richard Gomes, Bryan, Ron, Dirt Dawg, Aaron, Roy
Photo by John Adams.

13 of  us went to Death Valley for 3 days for our second March ride.

Robert, Frank, Richard, Juergen, Mike, Kim, Bob, Roy, Jeff, Ron, Robert.  Photo by Carla.
Please visit our photo gallery to see more photos take by Ron Dumont.


 CLUB SHIRTS

XL T-SHIRT ORDER
We have sold out of our $15 XL shirts again so I will put in a new order later this year just for
XLs since we still have the other sizes. If you want an XL shirt email me and let me know how
many you want and what color.   The Lightening Ridge in Ventura does our shirts and the minimum
order is 24 shirts so I need requests for at least 12 shirts.  So far I have an order for 4 shirts.

OUR 2010 Chapter Logo was designed by Bill Muneio.

Shirts are $15 and come in blue or black with our logo on the back.
Please let me know which size you would like so I can bring it on our ride.
 BLUE  INVENTORY
2- Small
2- Medium
4- Large
BLACK  INVENTORY
7- Large
0- XL
6- XXL
2- XXXL

 AN AFFORDABLE GPS
During our 49 ride we found out that Richard Gomes had a non-Zumo Garmin GPS that he downloaded our 3 day routes to and it was less than $200.  So if you are looking for an alternative to the $600 + Zumos you might want to get the Garmin nuvi 755T (765T has Bluetooth).  You can make your own routes using Mapsource and download it to the nuvi.  You can also download our routes to it so you can see where we are going as your ride with us.  It is has the speed limit signs for most roads so you will know what the speed limit is and why I am doing the speed that I am doing. You can use this in any car as well. Click here for the nuvi 755T and here is the cradle to mount on your bike.  If you run across a better price on the nuvi please let me know so I can pass it on.  These items will not be around forever so don't hesitate.  
Check out our Zumo page that has some routes made by Cal Coast Riders.

 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Looking for the best price on MC gear?  Get it at Cal Coast Motorsports!  
Owner Craig Adams wants you to know "
our everyday pricing on Shoei helmets is
better than most online sites.  Also, we will match any online prices on equal terms
on current merchandise.  Simply print out the offer or bring it in on your phone. 
We ask that everyone keep their business local and support the Cal Coast as we support them."  
I have mentioned many times before how important it is to support Cal Coast Motorsports because
you will keep your money local, keep local employees employed and have Cal Coast Motorsports
here when you need them.  So this personal message from Craig should answer any questions you
have about price matching.  


Did you know that some of our members have their own web site?  
Just go to our main page, navigate to the left column and look under "Members' Sites".

 TOWING OPTIONS
Hopefully you will never need to call a tow truck for your bike but if you do we have some
options to add to your cell phone. The following info can always be found on our Towing page.
Paul's Cycle Rescue  in Ventura County.  Paul has a trailer made for MCs and he knows what he's doing.

A member suggested that if you break down far from home it might be cheaper to rent a u-haul truck
with a trailer and tow your bike to wherever you need to go instead of paying a towing company their
per mile rate.  I think this is a great suggestion and I hope I remember this if I am ever in that situation.  


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Thanks all.
Roy
CalCoastRiders.com
cell- 805-512-3098

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