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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!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Multi-chapter ride to Jalama Beach near Lompoc

A LONG RIDE to
Meet up with friends from other STAR chapters

We meet up with several different chapters of STAR on the 101 up near Buellton (past Santa Barbara) and Hwy 1 turn-off to Lompoc and then head out to Jalama Beach.
Chapter 373, 415, 258 and several others were there including the 5 of us from 230. Never heard of Jalama Beach? Neither had I until this ride came up. Amazingly at the end of a 14 mile twisting and bumpy road that turns off of Highway 1, is not only a nice beach and facilities and even some homes, but wait there's more...a store, sandwiches, hamburgers, camping and campers, a bunch of motorcyclists and all kinds of activity. Just amazing.

Here's the route and there will be more pictures later. The "B" FLAG is WHERE WE MEET OTHER CHAPTERS, THE "C" FLAG IS THE BEACH AND "D" IS OUR GAS STOP IN BUELLTON.
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We arrive at the meeting spot.

This is Chapter 415 at a gas stop, I know a few of them. I met Art on the Laughlin Ride at the Grand Canyon Caverns-good to see him again.
HERE IS VIDEO OF 415 FINALLY SHOWING UP AT THE TURN-OFF

the beach is really very nice and clean just a bit cloudy today.


This turned into one huge ride because after riding down to the beach for a pretty good hamburger, the 5 of us hardy souls from Chapter 230 including Johney-Road Captain, Joe-Tail Gunner, Wayne, Charlie and me, decided to go up to Buellton. We stopped for gas before riding back past Lake Cachuma on Rte. 154 and across L.A./San Fernando over the 134 to Glendale and the 210 Freeway-not one of my favorites. It was slow going on the 210 but it finally opened up after we passed the 605 turn-off.

We did over 420 total miles on the odometer with stops. Wayne and I dropped back after we hit the 210 freeway, but Johney, Charlie and Joe took off and blasted their way through traffic.

I think that hamburger really slowed me down it was so big because after lunch I really had a hard time keeping up with Johney and Charlie on the way back, it seemed like they were riding hell bent for leather, so I'm hoping it was not just me. Johney is always looking out for riders in his group, so I'm guessing I just needed a nap after lunch.
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SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION: I ADDED A NEW PIECE OF CHROME.

1 comment:

MoBird1 said...

Hi Richard,
I always enjoy reading your blog. I haven't purchased a bike yet, so I have to live vicariously through your trips, LOL. The pictures are great too. Thanks for taking the time to post and share them.

-Tracy.