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February 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.

Near 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 fun ride!


Keep the rubber side down,


March Preview
March 8

"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 K

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by Roy Hooper

Whenever 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.

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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.  


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.


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