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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!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Poker Run for Orange Senior Center

Sunday-September 19, 2010 my first time riding in a poker Run for the Orange Senior Center fund raiser.  I stopped in a few days earlier to pay my entry fee and as I walk in they asked me if I was there for the lunch they serve to seniors in town.  NO, I'm here to register for the motorcycle Poker Run..."Oh, OK".  After all, I do qualify by age I imagine. That's me and the back of my vest.
Orange Chapter 230 meets at our Best Buy parking lot to ride over for the start of the Poker Run.  A Poker Run is basically riding a predetermined route with 3-4 stops and at each stop you pick a card and who ever has the best poker hand at the end wins a prize.  I never win but it's a nicely organized ride around the area and we stop at 3 places, Lifestyle Cycles, Cook's Corners, the Newport Lexus dealer then back to the Senior Center for lunch.  First time for me at the Lexus dealer and what a show room.  More like a museum or very elegant hotel lobby.  I recommend you buy a Lexus just to get to wander around the place.

Total ride is just over 115 miles and we go from very warm inland to cool coastline routes.
Registration at the Senior Center

Slide show with all the photos..."borrowed" from Susan Palaoro. with a special thank you for her effort in taking some great photos

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