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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back to the Ortega Highway!

This is Lake Elsinore from our one stop on the road. 

Ortega Highway, route 74 from San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore. I had been on this road with my original Yamaha 650 V-Star both ways and survived but not very confident about my skill at that time. This time on the Road Star did much better was was able to keep up for the most part. Still in some of the turns I slowed down more than the others due to riding into shadows from the sunlight, I have a hard time adjusting for the change in brightness.
This was a group including Stan from Chapter 230 and his wife, our leader on the Honda Goldwing with his wife on a V-Star 1300 and one other rider. I have got to do better on names and taking more pictures.

That's me in the yellow jacket, it's a rain jacket but wearing it over my mesh jacket kept me nice and warm in the chilly hills.
From our turnout stop looking down the road past a place called the Lookout
That's the leader and looking back to where we came from.

We went on to Temescal Road and Tom's Farms via the back roads instead of going on the 15 Freeway.

1 comment:

John Ashford said...

Looks like a great Panorama. Keep 'em coming!

Ride on,
Torch