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NewsletterFebruary 10, 2015
On The Road
By Jeff Goldstein
When I woke up in the morning I looked outside and saw
cloudy, drizzly muck. Not what I wanted
to see the morning of a ride to Orcutt. Glad Ron came up with two alternate routes in areas with no rain
predicted...Both good rides!
We (The 9 of us) Left Carl's Jr and headed up Poli St. for Grants Park in Ventura. It's a great spot with an awesome view of the
Pacific...the Channel Islands, and my hometown...Ventura! From Grants Park we headed to the 33. The 33 is one of my favorite roads...when
it's dry and clean. Not so much when it's
wet, sandy and gravelly...which is what
I was expecting. Happily was pleasantly surprised t find that although a bit
damp, the 33 was mostly dry and clean...cool!
We found Lockwood Valley road to be good....as was our ride on the roads
of Leona Valley.
We stopped for lunch in Frasier Park...dining at Caveman Cavey's Pizza. It
was deserted, and we had the place to ourselves. I'm not a big pizza person, but the pizza's
looked pretty good! After lunch we had
the traditional drawing for the $25 Cal Coast Motor sports gift cards. This month's winners were Kim Mancino (How
many have you won...like 8?), and....a....me!
I think it's pretty awesome of Cal Coast to donate these gift cards to our
club. Not only does it raise money for
our club, the winners of the cards get $25 bucks to spend at Cal Coast
Motorsports! Thank you Craig and Harlan!!
If you're in Ventura... please support
our sponsor...as they support us... please
stop and shop at Cal Coast!We gassed up after lunch, then headed for Leona Valley. The sun was shining. The air was warm. The roads were dry and clean. We had a cool cruise to our next stop...Creekside Cafe.
our route...but not on it...is Spunky Cyn.
I cannot pass up on an opportunity to ride Spunky Cyn. It is an awesome,
twisty, tight turned, fun road to ride. So, Joe Solis and I split off from the
group and rode Spunky to Boquet Cyn. to Elizabeth Lake to Creekside Cafe. Glad we did
:) !!! About the Creekside
Cafe...It used to be Crazy Otto's, then
it was Scramblez, and now Creekside Cafe.
I have like all of the incarnations of the restaurant at this
location. All have had very good
food, good menu's, and good prices. Their chief competitor...another place I like
to frequent...is The Rock Inn...just down the road a ways. If it's too crowded at the Rock Inn, or you just want to try a
new place...give the Creekside a try.
Well, what I thought was going to be a wet, hairball ride
turned out to be a very nice day, and a fun ride. Very glad we didn't get
rained out for a second month. We are in
California, in the midst of a huge drought...who'da thunk? As
usual we had a really good group of riders, including a two upper...Dan and Mary!
Led by Ron Dumont, who set his usual
nice pace, and Bob Williams did a great job sweeping...Thanks goes out to both you fellers! Another
Keep the rubber side down,
"Long ride with a Different kind of destination. Old historic town of
Randsburg in the middle of nowhere. Lots of dirt bikes come into town
and belly up to the old time bar. Does not feel like you are in Ca. More
like Az. Or Nevada. Lots of high speed desert roads and a really fun
and new kind of place. Lots of cool little junky antique stores.
Bitchin!" Carla KClick anywhere on pic to get full details on this ride
SAFETY TIP- DON'T HANG AROUND TRUCKS
by Roy HooperWhenever
I come up to 18 wheelers on the freeway I want to get by them as
quickly and safely as possible. I don't want to ride behind them
because I have seen the rear tires come apart and damage cars and they
could easily kill people on a motorcycle. And I don't like riding next to
them because they might have to swerve or the wind or an evasive
maneuver could tip them over. Either way I could be a goner. Some
trucks could also cause buffeting problems and cause you to lose
control. I have seen many cars and motorcycles ride in these dangerous
zones and it's something I choose to avoid. So the next time you are
riding or driving and come across these 18 wheelers will you hang around
them or get out of the danger zone? And if you are riding in a group
try not to put any of your buddies in the danger zone.
For information about Cal Coast Riders, and all of our rides
Please support our sponsor
Cal Coast Motorsports owner
Craig Adams said that "we will match any on line 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.
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.
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