TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY- I need
a count of how many are planning to attend our free lunch party so we
have an idea of how much we can spend per person. Please let me
know if you plan on attending.
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,supported us and that have helped me run the club. Later
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 have set aside $300 from our Club funds for this lunch party and I
will need to know how many are going. We can either try to find a
restaurant or if someone has a backyard available for a BBQ we can do
that. The club will provide the food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Please check out the 2013 Ride Calendar
for some great rides we have planned.
Our monthly club for March will have us taking some nice back roads to
a German Deli in Tehachapi and then our 3 day ride the following
weekend has at least 11 of us going to Death Valley.
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 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.
In June our club has a week long ride that covers some beautiful rock
formation and 8 people have signed up so far. Carla has made some
great routes and plans for this trip and there's still time to sign up.
Many motorcycles have inaccurate speedometers that make you think you
are going faster then you really are, ie during club rides I might be
leading at 60mph according to my GPS speed and you might think I'm
doing 65 or 70. There is a free smartphone app called Ulysses
Speedometer that will show your true speed so you can see the
difference from that shown on your speedometer. It also shows
your elevation. You can download the app from
And stop by ourClassifiedspage to see what our
Member Neil is selling plus send me any motorcycle related items that
you would like listed.
MARCH RIDE Daylight
Saving Time 2013 begins at 2:00 AM on
so don't forget to check
your alarm clock before you go to bed Saturday night.
On March 10th we are riding to Tehachapi
and the big wind machines with lunch at a German Deli. Starting
point-FillmoreStarbucks 650 W. Ventura
Street. Meet at 8 and depart at 9 and we will have a pick up at
the Albertston's at 23850 Copper Hill Dr, Valencia at around 9:30but
you need to let me know if you will be there. View
the Albertston's map. We
will ride through Leona Valley on our way to Tehachapi where we will
have lunch at Kohnen's Country Bakery. After a nice hearty German
lunch we will ride west to Gorman and Lebec and take Lockwood Valley
Rd. to Hwy 33 for our last stop in Ojai. The
ride is 240 miles and will be about 7 hours. View themenu
We could encounter temperatures from the 40s to the 80s so please dress
EMAIL ME IF YOU'RE GOING ON THIS RIDE orpost
it on Facebook.
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 know how many you want
and what color. The Lightening Ridge in Ventura does our shirts
the minimum order is 24 shirts so I need requests for at least 12
shirts. So far I have an order for 4 shirts.
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
AN AFFORDABLE GPS
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'
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
be found on our Towing
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.