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By Jeff Goldstein
October had us riding
to Reyes Creek Bar and Grill. This was a great
route featuring two of my favorite roads....Lake Hughes, and
the 33! The
weather was mild...perfect! We had a very nice run at Lake
Road. A good chunk of Lake Hughes has been repaved making a
fun road even
better. Next we headed toward Pine Mountain Road. The ride was good,
have been better. Two of our riders crashed. The
first rider escaped without injury to his body, and his bike
had only minor scratches. The second rider who
crashed was not as
fortunate. He spent the night in the hospital for
injuries to his
knee, and wrist. He was not fully geared up. Had he
injuries might have been significantly less. Learn from this
who ride in jeans...and tennis shoes!
lunch at the Reyes Creek
Bar and Grill...the food is pretty good there (I really like their
rings)! After lunch we held the drawing for the two $25 Cal Coast
gift cards! One person won both cards....yet again. No, it
wasn't Ron, it
was Mark....a new rider with CCR. Mark ended up donating the gift cards
rider who was injured to help him recover! A very nice thing
for you to
we rode Highway 33. Ha....nicely uneventful!The road was pretty clear of debris (rocks,
gravel, and cagers), and we had a fun
twisty ride all the way to Ojai!!!
All in all...even
with the missteps...we still manged to have a good day!!
crashes on purpose....but both these
crashes were easily preventable. I think it's awesome people want to
limits...but during club rides is neither an appropriate time or place
it. We've all done it at one time or another! There are
better places and
times to do this...
medium paced riding club" a quote from our webpage
you feel the need for speed...On the
track would be the best place to go! Some of our members do Let's Ride
days...hook up with Robert Arance, or John Adams on our
Facebook page for
totally feel empathy
for the crashed. I've been there. But, spending a chunk of
retrieving bikes that have gone over cliffs, and then later waiting for
ambulance to arrive to pick up a downed rider from our group was not
really the way I wanted to spend my day.
ride with us
please keep in mind your actions affect all of the other riders you are
with!!! Have fun...but ride safe!
A Message From Ron Dumont
Ride Coordinator / Leader
We all know that the ride to Reyes Creek was not as good as
it could have
been because of the two incidents that happened on our ride. Due to
incidents we have developed some new rules to hopefully bring
more safety, better
structure,and respect to the group.
Our goal at CCR is to
have fun, spirited rides....that ALL
riders return home
increased safety in mind:
We are now
requiring all our riders to be equipped
with proper riding gear including helmet (preferably a full face one),
pants (no denim unless they are armored), gloves , and above ankle
boots. If a
rider shows up without this gear they will be asked to come back once
NEW MEMBERS New
potential members will be expected to join the club
after their 3rd ride with us. We feel this is an adequate
period of time to get acquainted with the group,
and see what we do, and how we do it. For the following 4 rides after a
member joins, they will be expected to only ride within the group
not pass the leader of the group at any time. That will total 7 rides
which a new rider rides within the group before they can pass to the
ride their own desired pace when motioned by the leader. New riders are
to know who the leader is and not pass them. Furthermore the leader
when it is appropriate for the faster riders to take the lead. This
be done on sections the leader deems acceptable at which point they
those riders on. Riders may only pass the leader when they are motioned
Anyone that does not comply with these rules will be asked to leave the
riders are expected to know what they are doing and to be responsible
themselves and others in the group.
Thanks in advance for your help and cooperation with this!
Keep the rubber side down,
Mt. Baldy suggested by Robert Arance. Ron Dumont will lead
this ride starting at the Filmore Starbucks. Meet at 8:30 and depart at
9:00 sharp. We will have a pick up at the Santa Clarita Starbucks @
27984 Seco Canyon around 9:30. The route will take us over Little
Tujunga Canyon Rd to Big Tunjuga Canyon Rd, then down Angeles
forest to the Shell Station at the bottom for our first break. We will
then blast down the freeway to Glendora Mountain Rd then Glendora ridge
Rd with a lunch stop at Mt Baldy Lodge. We will backtrack on the
Rd over to Hwy 39 with our last stop at the Chevron just before the
freeway entrance and back home. Please check
with the CCR Ride calendar page
on our website for up to date information on this ride
Cal Coast Motorsports owner Craig Adams said
that "we will match any
on equal terms on
current merchandise. Simply print out the offer or bring it
your phone. We ask that
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
have about price matching.
Next time you are in Cal Coast you might want to check out their
CLEARANCE section which is at the
end of the chemical aisle. There is a clothing rack and also
some helmets against the wall.
They have some
good deals there.
AN AFFORDABLE GPS
our 49 ride we found out that Richard
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
the $600 + Zumos you might want to get the
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 also has the speed limit signs for most
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 know of other Garmin Nuvi
that allow you to enter routes 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
some routes made by Cal Coast Riders.
Update 2014- Ron and Kim also have this GPS now.
Did you know that some of our members have their own web site?
Just go to our main page,
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 (805 218 0283) 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
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
per mile rate. I think this is a great suggestion and I
hope I remember this if I am ever in that situation.