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January 2013
Cal Coast Riders News

Visual check with Ventura Beach Cam

We are starting our TENTH year!  In 2003 Cal Coast Motorsports owner Craig Adams asked me if I wanted to run the Cal Coast Riders Club for his customers and other local riders.  So in January 2004 we had our first ride and we've  had many since then.  My main goal was to take you on some great back roads and ride as little on the freeway as possible.  I want to thank those of you that have ridden with us and that have helped me run the club. Later this year when the weather is warm and not hot I want to express my gratitude to the active members that have supported the club over the years by having a lunch or BBQ.  I don't have anything worked out yet and if you have some ideas please let me know.  

Please check out the 2013 Ride Calendar for some great rides we have planned and where I have just added a 3 day Death Valley ride in March.  

On our Members page I have added a page for our members that have passed on so they will not be forgotten.  We have 2 members on there, Bill Quan and Tim Bates.

**Thanks to those that have renewed**
To see who has renewed visit our Members page.  Renewal always comes up in October but in 2013 I ask that you please renew in August so we don't have problems with very late renewals.
To renew visit our  JOIN page.  

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.  

It was time to replace the battery in my Gold Wing and at the Cal Coast Motorsports parts counter they had the latest in motorcycle battery technology- the Ballistic Lithium Battery which I ended up buying.  The Ballistic battery is stronger yet way smaller and a lot lighter than the traditional battery. When you buy the battery there is no messy prepping required, just install it and off you go but I do recommend that you read the manual since this technology is different.

Our December ride was to the Devil's Punchbowl in Valyermo.  Unfortunately I woke up sick and could not ride so I made some phone calls and Robert Arance from Santa Paula said he would lead the group.  Thanks to Robert and the people on the ride  that helped him out.  At Devil's Punchbowl December 2012.  Click on photo for larger image.

January  13 - Nojoqui Falls near Solvang.  Lunch at Ellen's Danish Pancake House in Buellton.
Starting point- Ojai Full of Beans 11534 North Ventura Avenue.  Meet at 8 and depart at 9.


View route.  Download Zumo route.  200 miles
IMPORTANT-On the morning of our ride check the Ride Calendar page to see if weather has CANCELED our ride.

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.

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.  


OUR 2010 Chapter Logo 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.
2- Small
2- Medium
4- Large
7- Large
0- XL
6- XXL

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".

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.
Richard Ziegler, owner of EZ Cycle Rescue and our Member from Fillmore.
Paul's Cycle Rescue  in Ventura County.  Paul has a trailer made for MCs and he knows what he's doing.
Angelo Pisani, our Member from Solvang.  He has a trailer you can borrow.

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.  

Thanks all.
cell- 805-512-3098

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