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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!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Quick trip to Mt. Baldy.

Beside motorcycle riding I enjoy opportunities to improve my understanding of the computer and what makes it work.  In conversation with John (Cuyo), I learned he could use some help with Picasa and how to set up photo folders and files plus transferring photos from one computer to another.  If you are not familiar with Google's Picasa and how it helps manage all the photos on your computer, in e-mail and online then you really should look into it.  If you would like to learn more about Picasa and how to organize your photos better, give me a call.   I stopped by in the morning to go over some of the steps to set up pictures folders and then using Picasa to edit, manage and arrange photos on the computer.
This is John's back yard and view.
 While there, we decided at sort of the last minute, to head up to Mt. Baldy via Azusa Canyon (Hwy 39) and on to Glendora Ridge Road and Mt. Baldy.   This would sort of be a continuation of the trip I did with Wayne a couple weeks ago heading up Glendora Mountain Road from Azusa Canyon Rd. but then heading back down to Glendora. 
View from the parking lot, we are heading up that way.
Fair amount of water in the small river.  Further up on the North Fork of this river you can pan for gold and occasionally find some

This is a route that John is very familiar with and our first stop is at Williams Camp and Store for his favorite bacon, egg and cheese sandwich which we split.  After a relaxing few minutes it's back on the road to the famous intersection where we turn onto Glendora Ridge Road with no lane markings of any kind heading to Mt. Baldy.  Luckily its a weekday and traffic is very light with a couple bicyclists and a few cars for the most part. 
I did not get a picture of the road to Baldy, just the road back to Glendora for some reason but it's also on the previous write-up of the mountain trip.
This is the road we just came up on, that thin line along the side of the mountain.
We pull off into some dirt and gravel (a favorite) and snap a couple pictures-notice the armor and gear on the rider going around the curve.
Looking down into the valley from our photo turn-out.
More photos from our stop.
John took this one from the road.  He really knows how to take the on-the-road photos.  I need to get one of those neck lanyards to hold the camera.
Mt. Baldy Lodge and Restaurant.  It's been here since when all this was at sea level.
photos by John

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